Education - Assistant/Associate Professor (Educational Leadership)

Western University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2012-11-05

Faculty of Education
Western University
London, Ontario, Canada

Assistant or Associate Professor in Educational Leadership

The Faculty of Education, Western University, invites applications for two full-time faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor (probationary) or Associate Professor (probationary or tenured, if qualifications and experience warrant), in the area of Educational Leadership. These positions will be effective July 1, 2013.

We seek outstanding candidates with a strong commitment to excellence in research, teaching and service and a demonstrated ability to engage with and contribute to relevant local, national, and international communities. The successful candidates will supervise graduate students in the area of educational leadership and administration; play leadership roles in short-term professional development programs for school and system-level leaders; and serve on faculty and university committees. The successful candidates will be expected to teach in regular classroom settings, online, and/or in blended formats at both the graduate and pre-service levels. They will be strong and ethical colleagues with an excellent command of the foundational literature and a demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas of study: leadership theory; decision-making theory; organizational theory; change theory; values and motivation; education finance; education law; student assessment policies; philosophy of inquiry; or program evaluation.


  • Teach educational leadership courses in the M.Ed., M.P.E., Ph.D., and Ed.D. programs;
  • Work collaboratively with school districts and other partners in the development of professional programs;
  • Offer courses in areas of expertise to pre-service students;
  • Advise and supervise graduate students;
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to support rigorous programs of study;
  • Maintain a strong research and publication program and consistently seek appropriate external funding;
  • Contribute to a collegial and lively scholarly environment.

Required Qualifications:
  • An earned doctorate in educational leadership or educational administration;
  • A record of active research in educational leadership or educational administration;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • A demonstrated record of teaching excellence;

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Successful experience as a teacher and administrator in K-12 settings;
  • Experience in developing effective collaborations within and/or linked to schools and/or post-secondary institutions.

The Faculty of Education at Western University is a dynamic, forward looking Faculty poised for significant growth in several strategic areas including educational leadership. The Faculty offers exciting opportunities for innovative research and teaching and encourages community outreach. The Faculty supports fundamental and applied research in education and provides high quality programming at the initial teacher education and graduate levels. In 2012-13, there are approximately 700 students in the initial teacher education program, 400 in M.Ed. programs, 80 in Ph.D. programs, and 4000 registrants in continuing education courses. More information on the Faculty of Education can be obtained at

Interested candidates should submit an application package that includes a letter of application specifying qualifications for the position; a teaching portfolio which includes a teaching philosophy, a statement of teaching interests and evidence of successful teaching experiences such as course evaluations; a description of research accomplishments and plans for future research; an up-to-date curriculum vitae; and the names of three referees along with their contact information to:

Dr. Vicki Schwean, Dean
Faculty of Education
Western University
1137 Western Road
London, Ontario N6G 1G7
Telephone: (519) 661-2080
Fax: (519) 850-2377
Electronic applications may be sent to

Review of applications will begin after November 30, 2012 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Western University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.


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