Assistant Professor of Education, Clinical Track

Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 23, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Aurora University seeks talented faculty who are passionate about teaching and learning. As a private institution, Aurora University expects faculty to be involved in the lives of students through mentoring, student support, enrollment initiatives, and other activities related to the college experience. To facilitate this highly interactive faculty/student relationship, the typical teaching load is three 4 credit-hour courses per semester. Student advising is supported by professional staff. Undergraduate faculty share in the delivery of the general education program, most often by teaching within the university's interdisciplinary core. Evidence of successful teaching, or a strong potential for successful teaching, is required for all positions. Experience teaching at a smaller, private institution is highly preferred.

Position Purpose: This position will support student learning and success of Masters in Education Leadership – Principal Endorsement majors.

EDUCATION: Assistant Professor of Education, Clinical Track

Review of applications will begin immediately with full consideration ensure for applications received by May 14th. Review will continue until the position is filled.

The successful candidate will teach within the School of Education’s Masters of Educational Leadership – Principal Endorsement program. The candidate would be instrumental in furthering the departmental objective to produce high quality leaders in the K-12/P-21 educational school setting through a philosophy of transformative learning. The successful candidate will teach graduate courses offered in the department as well as engage in research and service projects that will strengthen the university community. The successful candidate will work well in a highly collaborative departmental environment. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Essential Job Requirements:

  • Education: Applicants must have an earned Doctorate in educational administration/leadership or a related field.


    • Minimum of five years of experience as a Principal in K-12/P-21 education
    • Illinois licensure qualifying to work as a principal by the start of employment
    • Completion of Illinois training for initial qualification to evaluate certified educators
    • Demonstrated potential for excellence in university teaching and engaged service to the program and the university
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and build partnerships with school leaders, community organizations, and organizations in education
    • Demonstrated commitment to advising and mentoring candidates
    • Demonstrated commitment to issues of equity and/or experience working with diverse populations

  • Skills:
    • Effective oral and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated commitment to student learning and assessment
    • Demonstrated commitment to advising and mentoring candidates
    • Demonstrated commitment to issues of equity and/or experience working with diverse populations
    • Demonstrated experience developing community partnerships
    • Demonstrated experience participating in interdisciplinary initiatives with colleagues from a variety of disciplines
    • Demonstrated commitment to working in a fast-paced team setting
    • Demonstrated experience working with a variety of technologies as a means to enhance communication and student learning

All benefit-eligible faculty positions offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, life, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Applications must include a letter of intent including description of education, certifications held, and all relevant experience, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references including phone numbers (candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted). Electronic applications welcomed.

Please submit application materials as follows:

Hardcopy submissions:
Faculty Search, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Aurora University
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506

Electronic submissions:

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.