School of Criminal Justice, Leadership, and Sociology - LDRS
Job Posting Title
Assistant Professor, Leadership Program
This position is a full-time, on-campus, non-tenure track, 9-month
faculty assignment (60% teaching; 20% research; 20% service) in the
Leadership Program within the School of Criminal Justice,
Leadership, and Sociology at Fort Hays State University.
- A terminal degree from a regionally-accredited institution in
leadership, communication, industrial/organizational psychology,
organizational behavior, or a closely related field is required
with at least 18 graduate credit hours in the leadership discipline
or subfield of which he or she teaches.
- The successful candidate must possess relevant teaching
- Experience in developing and teaching online courses.
- Experience in teaching graduate level courses, especially
Organizational Leadership related courses.
- Experience in advising and mentoring adult professional
- Experience chairing or serving on graduate thesis or
culminating experience committees.
- Excellent communication and organizational skills.
- Commitment to continuous quality improvement.
Instructor or Assistant Professor. This position is
eligible for promotion in the future upon meeting promotion
: Priority deadline Monday, November
: FHSU offers a comprehensive and competitive
benefit package. Please visit the following for full details:
This is a full time, non-tenure track position reporting to the
Chair of the Leadership Program within the School of Criminal
Justice, Leadership, and Sociology. This position will primarily be
teaching online courses within an MPS concentration in
Organizational Leadership, but may also instruct courses on-campus
and/or at the undergraduate level.
Responsibilities include teaching primarily graduate leadership
studies courses within the Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in
Organizational Leadership program (e.g. Organizational Systems;
Leadership Theory; Organizational Intervention Strategies), and
within a new MS in Global Strategic Leadership. The in-load
teaching expectation for this position is 12 credit-hours per
semester each fall and spring, with no summer teaching required.
The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with
other faculty members in the department on course design and
revision, learning assurance, and curriculum management of the
graduate programs. The candidate may also occasionally teach
courses at the undergraduate level, and may also be asked to teach
face-to-face courses on-campus. Specific course assignments will be
developed in consultation with the chair and other department
faculty and depending on the nature of the candidate’s appointment
and academic background. Advising responsibilities are considered a
component of teaching and will include graduate students. Teaching
experience related to global leadership, intercultural competence,
building collaborative capacity in cross-sector sustainability
partnerships, is desirable but not mandatory.
A wide range of intellectual contributions are valued within the
department (discipline-based research, applied research,
pedagogical research and scholarship of engagement). Research
expectations are consistent with FHSU’s focus as a teaching
institution. The candidate will be expected to develop a scholarly
research stream, and is encouraged to align this research with
teaching and service obligations. The successful candidate will be
supported in her/her research through funding opportunities and is
encouraged to engage in collaborative scholarly work with
Committee and other service work at the department and university
level is required. Service to the profession is encouraged.
To apply for this position, please
Only electronic applications submitted through this webpage will be
Required Application Documents
: Applicants should submit a
cover letter; CV/resume; narrative of online teaching experience;
and names and contact information for three professional
references. Applicant documents should be submitted in one
- Cover letter
- Applicants should explicitly address (minimum and preferred)
qualifications along with the various other responsibilities.
- Narrative of online teaching experience
- Describe your experiences with online instruction. This may
include topics such as instructor-student engagement, learning
platforms, and student evaluation of instruction.
If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Name: Dr. Brent Goertzen, Search Committee Chair
About the Program
The mission of the Leadership Program, housed in the College of
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, is to educate and nurture
citizens to lead our organizations, communities, state, nation, and
beyond. Led by a team of 11 full-time faculty and more than 15
adjunct faculty, the department offers an array of programs that
prepare students to become effective organizational members of the
21st-century workplace, including on-campus and online Bachelor of
Science and Arts degrees, two graduate programs, a minor, and
various certificates. Our program is also delivered at a partner
institution in China. To learn more about our program, please visit
FHSU and the Leadership Program are committed to building an
environment that is inclusive and representative of our students
and state, so we encourage people from underrepresented groups to
About the College
The work that students and faculty do inside and outside of the
classroom in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
develops the creative, critical, and practical skills that
graduates will use throughout their lifetimes—and across multiple
careers—in a rapidly changing world.
Our General Education courses teach skills that are essential for
success in every profession, and they prepare graduates to be
productive and successful leaders at the regional, national, and
global levels. Our work places us at the heart of the university,
fulfilling our shared mission to meet the democratic, economic, and
social needs of our communities, our region, and our world.
Our college’s faculty, department and school chairpersons, and
professional advisors look forward to sharing more information
about opportunities for scholarly, creative, and professional
development in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. For more
information about the college, please visit https://www.fhsu.edu/coas/
Community of Hays
FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant college town of approximately
20,000, located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on
Interstate 70. Hays is the regional center for education, health
care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for
the western half of Kansas. The community boasts excellent
recreational programs and facilities, including the comprehensive
Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill
Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, and extensive walking,
running, and biking trails. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large
lakes that offer great opportunities for boating, fishing, and
camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to
Denver with several flights daily. The Hays community is home to
excellent Pre-K and K-12, public and private schools. With over 60
restaurants, major retail outlets, a low unemployment rate, and
very short commute times, the city provides a safe, welcoming,
low-cost, high-quality living environment for the residents who
call "Hays, America" home.
Notice of Non-discrimination
– Fort Hays State University is
an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the
basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age,
marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability
or veteran status.
Final candidate will have consented to and
successfully completed a criminal background check.
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