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Lecturer in Educational Administration (Unit B Faculty Position)

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Position Summary

The Division of Education and Leadership at Governors State University in University Park, IL, United States, invites candidates to apply for a Lecturer (Unit B) position in our Educational Administration program to begin August 2024. This is a full-time, twelve-month teaching position for the following programs: Master’s Degree in Educational Administration (Principal Leadership), Graduate Certificate in Teacher Leadership, and Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Leadership (Superintendent Leadership).

Interested candidates must have 1) passion and commitment to develop leaders who will improve equity and educational outcomes of diverse communities; 2) potential for effective teaching; 3) strong communication skills; and 4) robust commitment to technology and online learning. The essential duties include:
  • Teach graduate courses on the University Park campus, at external cohort locations, and online
  • Supervise principal leadership internships at external field sites
  • Collaborate with faculty in the program’s continuous improvement and development process, including external accreditation with the Council for Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP)
Essential Responsibilities

Educational Administration Program

The GSU Educational Administration (EDAD) program is an institutional member of the International Council for Professors of Educational Leadership (ICPEL) and the Illinois Council of Professors of Educational Administration (ICPEA). The Principal Leadership program earned National Recognition in Fall 2023 from the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA) Specialty Professional Associations review.

Governors State University

Governors State University (GSU) was founded in 1969, originally as an upper-division institution with a primary focus of serving community college graduates pursuing baccalaureate degrees. During the five intervening decades, GSU has grown to become the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 6,000 students annually in 85 different bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs. GSU features a highly diverse faculty and staff of roughly 1,000 employees that reflect the students and community we serve. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students from across the region and around the world. From its mission statement, Governors State University is committed to offering an exceptional and accessible education that prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed in a global society.

Students benefit from the university’s high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. The exceptionally beautiful campus is conveniently located within easy reach by road and rail to Chicago and surrounding communities that have a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSU serves has a number of high performing schools and engaged communities as well as struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU seeks to serve as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for all populations.

Required and Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
  • Earned doctorate in educational administration/leadership or a related field (or ABD with completion by August 2025)
  • Two years of experience as a principal in PK-22 education
  • Illinois PEL licensure for principal leadership, or equivalent out-of-state licensure with ability to earn Illinois licensure by August 2024
  • Completion of Illinois training for initial qualification to evaluate certificated educators (Illinois Administrator Academy #2001) by August 2024
  • Ability and related experiences to teach on-campus, off-campus, and online courses in:
    1. Educational administration/leadership sequence for aspiring principals
    2. Principal internships (three semesters)
  • Record of experience regarding culturally responsive teaching and leadership, working with diverse populations, and leading for social justice
  • Proven commitment to school improvement, progress, and innovation
  • Strong communication and technology skills

Preferred Qualifications
  • Illinois licensure in another area (i.e., Superintendent, Elementary, Middle Grades, Secondary, or Special Education), or equivalent out-of-state licensure with ability to earn Illinois licensure by August 2024
  • Completion of Illinois training to evaluate principals (Illinois Administrator Academy #2000) by August 2024
  • Prior experience in higher education
Supplemental Information

Position Commencing in August 2024 – Open until Filled

Please attach the following documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • CV or Resume
  • Transcripts
  • List of Three Professional References with current contact information.
Division Chair

Dr. Marlon Cummings
Division of Education and Leadership
College of Education and Human Development


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