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Associate Professor Educational Leadership/Educational Technologist

Western Illinois University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 17, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
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Full Time
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Associate Professor Educational Leadership/Educational Technologist

Category: Faculty       
Department: Educational Leadership
Locations: Macomb, IL
Posted: Jan 14, 2022
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: FT - Continuous

About Western Illinois University:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves nearly 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:

Job Description

APPOINTMENT: Associate Professor Rank; Tenure Track (Unit A); Dual appointment: 50% College of Education and Human Services Educational Technology support and 50% School of Education faculty member.

RESPONSIBILITIES The successful candidate will provide Educational Technology support for the College of Education and Human Services. Manage and oversee the College's Instructional Multi-Media Lab, assist faculty and students with infusing technology into instruction and their future careers, develop and implement an overall technology plan for the College, expected to seek grant funding and provide training for both university and community educators. Teach courses in the School of Education EdD program, serve on dissertations as well as take a leadership role in the Organizational Justice, Equity, and Inclusion track of the program.

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



1. A terminal degree (EdD/PhD) in Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, or closely related field at the time of appointment and must meet the requirements for tenure at the Associate Professor rank

2. Background/experience in learning technologies. Experience working with doctoral level students.

3. Demonstrated potential for scholarly contribution to the field as evidenced by refereed presentations at regional, national and/or international conferences; refereed articles, book chapters, books or other publications.


University teaching experience; knowledge of recent trends in education related to culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogies in higher education, education for social justice, and educational inequality. Experience as a program coordinator in Educational Leadership or a related field is desired.

For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body).

Additional Information:

Additional Information

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION: Located within the College of Education and Human Services, the School of Education (SOE) is composed of faculty involved in diverse fields of expertise, professional activities, and interests. The SOE was formed in Fall 2019 by a merger of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Department of Educational Studies.

We seek to recruit a capable, diverse student body and to focus on continuous improvement of our programs by creating more meaningful clinical experiences for our students, establishing a series of knowledge and application assessments, and cultivating effective internal and external relationships.

We offer seven undergraduate degrees that lead to a teaching license, one undergraduate degree in the general study of education, seven advanced degrees, and numerous endorsement programs.

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 17 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 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 Instructions

APPLICATION: Complete applications include:

1. A letter of application

2. Current curriculum vita

3. Contact information of 3 current professional references

4. 4) a separate statement regarding your demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (candidates describe their awareness and understanding of diversity and experience promoting diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research and service in the past and currently as well as how they propose to continue in the new position.)

5. Official copy of university transcripts

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 December15, 2021.

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: Dr. Stuart Yager at or 309.298.1183

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

To apply, visit

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