Marian University seeks a strategic, innovative and creative leader who is deeply committed to academic excellence and to the mission of higher education to build a new interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Leadership Studies in the position of Doctoral Program Director and Chair of Leadership Studies.
Marian University is a Catholic, applied liberal arts institution that welcomes diverse spiritual traditions. Sponsored by the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes, Marian University engages students in the education of the whole person. We embrace justice and compassion and transform lives for professional service and leadership in the global community.
The Ph.D. in Leadership Studies is designed to prepare scholar-practitioners for leadership in a wide range of disciplines, with a specific focus on translating leadership theory to their own practice. The doctoral program supports study for active professionals in fields including, but not limited to, business, government, public safety, PK-12 education, higher education, health care, social services, and religious and secular non-profit organizations.The program provides students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, skills, and leadership ability for increasingly demanding roles in complex organizations.
The Leadership Studies doctoral program seeks to: Provide an interdisciplinary approach to the study of leadership that affords students the opportunity to learn from diverse concepts, theories, and practices; provide advanced study and professional development to students who are preparing for or are currently working in leadership positions; embed concern for social justice through ethical leadership approaches; contribute to what is known regarding the theoretical and practical implementation of leadership concepts across various disciplines through study, research, and practice; prepare students to adapt to the complexity and diversity inherent to leadership and to challenge systems where people’s faith life or human dignity is threatened.
Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty, and working closely with the Office of Academic Affairs, the Doctoral Program Director and Chair of the Leadership Studies Department’s primary role is to provide leadership and direction for the doctoral program. A successful candidate will also be qualified to teach doctoral level courses in leadership theory and research methods, and be able to demonstrate a professional record commensurate with the faculty rank of Associate Professor at Marian University.
- Doctoral degree in leadership studies or a closely related discipline.
- Evidence of sustained teaching excellence over a period of at least five years at the rank of assistant professor or higher.
- Evidence of a developing or established record of excellence in scholarship and/or service.
- Willingness to embrace the Mission and Core Values of the University.
- Significant applied leadership experience in one of the above-listed sectors.
- Demonstrated experience as an academic leader with a track record of supporting a student-focused distance learning environment.
- Experience with recruitment and retention of faculty, and promoting faculty and scholarly excellence.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and name, address and telephone number of three references to MUApplicants@marianuniversity.edu. Please use ‘Chair of Leadership Studies’ in the subject line of the email.
For optimal consideration, please submit application materials by December 15, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and accepted until the position is filled.
Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the receipt of criminal background and reference check information; and the determination that the candidate remains eligible and suitable for employment.