|Twin Cities Campus
|Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Administration program in the school of education. Aspiring to become a leader in the state, the Saint Mary’s Ed.S. in Educational Administration prepares students to become educational leaders as licensed K-12 principals, directors of special education, and superintendents.
In 2019, Saint Mary’s received a $1.7 million grant from the Kern Family Foundation to develop an enhanced curriculum in the Ed.S. program that emphasizes the moral character of educational leaders. The University of Birmingham’s (UK) Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtue framework is a model for this work. Other components of the initiative include establishing a multi-day, residential summer institute on character and virtue in leadership, character-based professional development, and supporting partner schools.
At Saint Mary’s, educational leadership is not only what the leader knows but also who they are. Our practitioner-based curriculum is designed to equip students with sound theory, practical skills, and personal formation to become an educational leader of both competence and character. Graduates of our Ed.S. program not only serve as moral leaders in their schools but often in their communities as well. We desire our graduates to be competent professionals as well as individuals who practice moral virtues such as honesty and justice; civic virtues such as civility and service; and intellectual virtues such as open-mindedness and patience.
With a program consisting of 29 credits, there are many opportunities for teaching. A successful candidate will be able to teach a variety of courses throughout the core curriculum (17 credits) as well as a familiarity with the three tracks: K-12 principal, director of special education, and superintendent. Designed for busy adult learners, the courses are taught online. Experience with both adult education and online teaching is required; familiarity with Canvas preferred.
As a full-time faculty member in the Ed.S. program, this position will assist with ongoing course development and assessment. Reporting to the director of the Ed.S. program, this position will work in collaboration with experienced administrators who serve as course-contracted faculty members in the Ed.S. program as well as the faculty of the school of education. A successful candidate will be able to assist with ongoing professional development opportunities, particularly in the area of character-based leadership, for course-contracted faculty.
Candidates with experience and expertise in all areas of educational leadership are welcome to apply. We seek outstanding candidates with experience as school administrators and a record of excellence in educational leadership and teaching. The school of education at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota seeks to attract, retain, and develop faculty, staff, and students from all backgrounds to enhance the diversity of the learning community. Successful candidates must possess a commitment to the ideals of our university mission: Enriched by the Lasallian Catholic heritage, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota awakens, nurtures, and empowers learners to ethical lives of service and leadership.
|Essential Skills and Abilities
|The selected candidate will have the following skills and abilities:
|The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary’s University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
|Education and Experience
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.
|Additional Required Materials
|A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references
|Application Review Date
|Michael Hahn, Assistant Dean of Education
|This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
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