Assistant Professor Educational Leadership

Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Dec 03, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

About Western Illinois University:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission , serves over 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT:  August 2021

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The successful candidate will teach courses in the principal preparation and superintendent preparation programs; additionally, the successful candidate will supervise students completing their required internships at both the principal and superintendent levels.  There is the possibility of summer employment.

Teach courses in the principal and superintendent preparation programs each semester per the candidate's expertise

Supervise principal interns in Illinois and Iowa

Supervise superintendent interns Illinois and Iowa


RANK & SALARY:  Negotiable, commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:




A terminal degree (EdD/PhD) in Educational Leadership (or equivalent area) by time of appointment.
A minimum of five years experience in PreK-12 leadership as a PreK-12 principal and/or PreK-12 superintendent
Licensure as a principal or superintendent
Knowledge of school-level and systems-level educational leadership



Principal licensure - Both Illinois and Iowa preferred
Superintendent licensure-Both Illinois and Iowa preferred
Experience as both a principal and superintendent
Experience mentoring and supervising school leaders and teachers

Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT:  The Educational Leadership full time faculty of five, as well as  several adjunct faculty, support approximately 250 graduate and licensure students at the master (MSED), specialist (EdS), and doctoral (EdD) levels on both the Macomb and Quad City campuses. Additionally, the EDL faculty provide their programs of study at various off-campus extension sites.  We continue to grow into a vibrant, diverse community where research is nurtured and curriculum development is expanding.  The Educational Leadership faculty members are dedicated to the continued development of a high quality and critical learning environment.  The WIU EDL faculty and their programs aspire to produce highly qualified graduates who are prepared to be transformational educational leaders throughout the region, state, and nation,  For more information about the department see:

THE UNIVERSITY: Since 1902, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.

More than 66 undergraduate degree programs, nearly 40 graduate programs and two doctoral programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation. Outside the classroom at Western, concerts, lectures, presentations, films, dance performances and more are performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, as well as a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment. The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.

The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 6,432): A traditional, residential four-year campus with  offering a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Amtrak provides twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,192): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL.

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION: Complete applications include:

1) a letter of application,

2) current curriculum vita or resume,

3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references,

4) copies of unofficial academic transcripts and principal and/or superintendent licenses/certifications, official copies will be requested of selected candidate, and

5) Evidence of teaching effectiveness.

6) a separate statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

 Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL

 **Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.

 Screening will begin on January 4, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

 Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment.  Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.

 Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Stuart Yager, Professor, Department of Educational Studies and the Educational Leadership Program at

 For assistance with the online application system, contact the Office of Human Resources at (309) 298-1971 or via email at