- Supplemental Information
The School of Education at Northwestern State University is seeking an individual for a full-time 9-month tenure track position as an Assistant Professor in Adult Learning and Development beginning August 7, 2023. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Founded in 1884 as the Louisiana State Normal School, Northwestern has long history of academic excellence and offers degrees in more than 50 areas and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Northwestern is located in the historic town of Natchitoches, the oldest permanent European settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. Natchitoches is in central Louisiana, approximately 60 miles south of Shreveport and 50 miles north of Alexandria, and convenient to major cities such as Dallas, Baton Rouge, Houston, and New Orleans. Natchitoches offers a mild climate and a low cost of living, as well as an historic downtown shopping area, local festivals, and an abundance of area lakes for recreational opportunities. For more information about Natchitoches, go to www.historicnatchitoches.com.
Northwestern State University has made strides toward growing in the areas of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The university hired a Vice President of Inclusion and Diversity in 2020 and made history by hiring the first African American president in the university’s history in 2021. The university also has a very active Center for Inclusion and Diversity. The university ranks above average in comparison to the national averages for racial/ethnic diversity of its students. For more information about NSU's DEI initiatives, please go to https://www.nsula.edu/diversitv/To Apply: Qualified applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, and complete contact information (names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses) for three (3) professional references to:
Dr. Christy Hornsby
The School of Education
Northwestern State University
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
The successful candidate will be subject to a background check, as a condition of employment.
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- The candidate holding the PhD/EdD in Adult Learning and Development, Higher Ed Administration, Higher Ed Leadership, or field closely related to the focus and requirements of the position from an accredited institution is required.
- ABD candidates expecting to complete degree requirements within one calendar year may be considered.
- Strong preference will be given to the applicant with accreditation and/or assessment background.
- Preference will be given to individuals with certification in Ed Leadership with PK-12 leadership experience. Preference also given to applicants with community college/higher education leadership experience, adult learning/education experience, previous online teaching experience, and those who can demonstrate performance or strong promise in teaching, research, service, and program improvement and innovation.
- Job Concepts
Duties and responsibilities:
- Develop and teach master's and doctoral courses in the Adult Learning and Development programs with concentrations in Adult Learning and Development (M.A. & Ed.D.), Community College Leadership (Ed.D.), and e- Learning (M.A.) ; Applicant may also teach within the Educational Leadership M.Ed. program. Summer teaching probable;
- Engage in teaching, research, and service activities;
- Recruit, advise, and mentor graduate students, including serving on/chairing dissertation committees;
- Collaborate with faculty and community stakeholders for program improvement;
- Work closely with other University, College, and Department faculty and professionals;
- Participate in program governance at the College and University levels as well as contribute to one's professional organizations;
- Serve on University, College, and Department committees;
- Assist in writing and submitting documents and reports associated with accreditation.