Shenandoah University Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Administration in Winchester, United States

Shenandoah University’s School of Education and Leadership is accepting applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Administration beginning August 2019. This is a full time benefited faculty position based at our main campus in Winchester, Virginia and the Scholar Plaza Loudoun campus in Leesburg, Virginia.

The Leadership Studies Department offers five graduate programs at the doctoral, masters, and certificate levels that involve the interdisciplinary study of leadership theory and practice in public and nonprofit organizations. This position will teach five graduate level courses each academic year in a combination of the following: leadership, schools and communities, curriculum and instruction, finance, law, and research; advise students; and assist with the practicum/internship, student recruitment, accreditation, and program development. Additional responsibilities may include service on faculty committees, special initiatives, and dissertations.

Required Skills


We seek candidates with knowledge of current practices, trends, and research in educational leadership, broad understanding of leadership and organizational theory and behavior, and the ability to apply this understanding in student-centered, inquiry-driven, problem-oriented degree programs.

Position requires a terminal degree in Leadership Studies, Educational Administration, or a related field from an accredited institution. Candidates must hold or be eligible to hold a Virginia Administrative License and must demonstrate a record of recent successful administrative leadership in public schools.

Additional and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong skills in teaching adult learners

  • Experience working with CAEP accredited educational leadership licensure programs

  • Experience and commitment to preparing individuals to work with diverse student populations, constituencies, and communities

  • Skill in supervising practicum/internship

  • Ability to build and maintain partnerships with school districts, professional groups, and other agencies

  • Ability to work within a collaborative university environment

  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion consistent with the university’s mission

  • A style marked by integrity, transparency, and fairness

  • Potential for scholarly contributions to the field, research, and professional development activities

Complete application submissions will include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Applicants must submit all requested documentation and meet all noted requirements of the job in order to be considered for the position. Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A pre-employment background check will be required. If the job requires driving for University business, a satisfactory driving record will also be required.

Shenandoah University is committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. Please include a statement in your cover letter addressing ways in which you may be able to contribute to that commitment.

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