The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education at St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York, is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, advisement, and service. The School of Education is seeking qualified applicants for a two-year temporary position (with possibility of renewal) of Visiting Assistant Professor of Executive Leadership and Site Director at its extension site at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY. This position would begin in fall 2021. Of particular interest are candidates with expertise in research methodology, organizational leadership and management, state and national policy studies, and best practices in complex organizations. Faculty responsibilities include: teaching doctoral-level courses in the Executive Leadership Program, supervision of doctoral students in field-based experiences, dissertation chairing and advisement for doctoral students, service, and department and college-wide committee assignments.
The Site Director oversees the management and operations of the Ed.D. Program at the extension site at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse. The site director functions as the liaison to the Department Chair on academic, faculty, and candidate recruitment matters. The site director is responsible for managing the day-to-day functionality of office and staff at the extension site. They also assign full-time extension site faculty and adjuncts to courses as well as to dissertation committees. The site director leads a variety of trainings to support program operations as well as provide faculty guidance in the handling of such matters as academic dishonesty, candidate withdrawals, review of candidate GPAs, and candidates at risk of program removal due to academic standing. This site director leads, manages, and coordinates the marketing, recruitment and enrollment management components at the extension site with support from the main campus.
Education / Experience:
- A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in executive leadership or comparable field from an accredited higher education institution —Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence, research, advisement, and service —Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the School of Education —Understanding of various research methodologies and applied research, especially quantitative and applied research —Excellent oral and written communication skills —Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others and adaptable to change —Successful leadership and/or management experience with an understanding of the policies, best practices, challenges, and opportunities in complex organizations —Demonstrated experience networking with community leaders and professional groups —Demonstrated experience to be successful in a supervisory role
Competencies / Skills:
- Minimum of three years full-time teaching experience in an accredited higher education institution —Doctoral level chairing and advisement experience in an accredited higher education institution —Experience in an accelerated doctoral program —Experience working and leading diverse populations —Demonstrated skills in instructional technology and teaching in hybrid/online modalities —Scholarly research and publications
Supervision of Employees:
Physical and Mental Demands:
- Normal sitting, standing and walking throughout the course of the day. Periods of extended computer usage —Ability to think clearly amid changing priorities and circumstances —Ability to maintain professional attitude and demeanor in difficult situations —Ability to multi-task in a busy work environment —Maintain a high level of confidentiality
12-month position Full-time Temporary
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Internal Number: 2212
About St. John Fisher College
St. John Fisher College is an independent, liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition of American higher education. The College emphasizes liberal learning for students in traditional academic disciplines, as well as for those in more directly career-oriented fields. We are committed to enriching the work, teaching and life experiences for all faculty and staff, in support of the College’s mission. Human Resources is dedicated to providing high quality service with a true sense of personal value for all faculty, staff and their families and consistently meeting or exceeding expectations in all human capital disciplines. Mission: St. John Fisher College is a collaborative community dedicated to teaching, learning, and scholarship in a student-centered educational environment. The College is guided by its liberal arts tradition and its Catholic heritage, as expressed in the motto of its founders, the Basilian Fathers: “teach me goodness, discipline, and knowledge.” Fisher engages individuals in lives of intellectual inquiry, professional integrity, and civic responsibility, where diversity and service to others are valued and practiced.