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Director Leadership Studies (PhD)

Saint Martin's University
Job Location:
Lacey, Washington
Educational Administration and Leadership

For best consideration, please apply by Monday, May 30th, 2022.

The College of Education and Counseling at Saint Martin’s University is seeking a dynamic, equity-focused Director for its PhD in Leadership Studies program. We seek an innovative leader who values diverse perspectives and experiences, who recognizes the role that leadership plays in affecting meaningful social change, and who has strong management and administrative skills.

This is a tenure-line faculty position with a planned start date of July 1, 2022. The Director of the PhD in Leadership Studies should have a terminal degree in Leadership Studies and a track record of excellent teaching and leadership. The director will teach within the program and manage all aspects of the work.

We are open to a range of professional and lived leadership and professional experiences, but for this position we are especially interested in scholars and practitioners who have focused their leadership in the following areas: issues of social justice, praxis, and/or advocacy; issues surrounding the building of sustainable and meaningful relationships with community; and issues of diversity, equity, and/or inclusion in any professional field. Leaders with these work experiences and research interests are highly encouraged to apply.

Saint Martin’s University strongly values diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), especially as it guides the work of teaching and learning. The university is focused on faculty that can promote equity-focused teaching, mentoring, and community across the university. The Director will be expected to contribute to the University’s goals in these areas. Contributions might include mentoring students, building equity-focused partnerships with others across the university, and supporting student communities centered on BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+ students. These are only a few of the possible opportunities for engagement.

Ranked by Niche as the second (#2) most diverse private college in Washington State in 2020, Saint Martin’s is extremely proud of our student diversity. Our university treasures persons of all abilities, ages, ethnicities, genders, nationalities, orientations, races, and religions. In particular, we know that students educated in an ethnically diverse setting perform better academically and reap greater professional success than their peers from more homogeneous learning environments. We proudly celebrate that our student population is 51% undergraduate and 32% graduate students of color. We are committed to pursuing an employee community that reflects a similar, if not the same percentage. 

Therefore, we intentionally encourage and request that members of historically underrepresented groups apply to join this community. All of us, from all backgrounds, are making a commitment to do and be better for our students, faculty and staff.

Established in 1895, Saint Martin’s University serves as the educational mission of Saint Martin’s Abbey. The Abbey is a Catholic Benedictine monastery, whose members pray, work, and live together on the University campus. As the mission is Catholic and Benedictine, one of our values is a spirit of hospitality welcoming all, regardless of an individual’s faith, religion, or spirituality.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to those with experience in managing or engaging with Leadership programs and those who have fostered collaborative, supportive and inclusive environments.

Successful candidates will have a majority of these qualifications:

· A scholarly focus in Leadership Studies is preferred.

· Lived leadership experiences including community and/or service experiences that demonstrate a commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

· Engagement with the current body of research on leadership.

· Program management experience, including strong organizational and administrative skills.

· Experience with equity-focused curricular reform, including course development or restructuring with an equity focus.

· Evidence of a demonstrated commitment to successful teaching and scholarly activity. This includes evidence of culturally and linguistically sustaining and emancipatory teaching.

· Student advising experience and dedication to student support.

· Demonstrated attention to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion across leadership, teaching, scholarship, and service.

· Strong written and oral communication skills.

For additional information on this position or to apply, please visit our website at Work at Saint Martin’s .

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