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Job ID: 140315

Special Instructor Position
Oakland University

Date Posted Mar. 18, 2020
Title Special Instructor Position
University Oakland University
Rochester, MI, United States
Department Organizational Leadership
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Organization and Leadership

The Department of Organizational Leadership seeks a Special Instructor who will be responsible for teaching graduate courses in and coordinating the Master’s in Educational Leadership program. Additionally, there may be opportunities for teaching courses in the Education Specialist, Post-Graduate Certificate in Central Office, and/or the Ph.D. in Educational Leadership programs. Additional responsibilities include graduate student advising, dissertation supervision, and engaging in institutional and professional service.

Qualifications include a terminal degree, such as a Ph.D. or Ed.D., in Educational Leadership or a closely related field and at least five years of successful administrative and leadership experience at the P-12 level. Preference will be given to those applicants who have central office administrative experience. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate evidence of potential for successful teaching, and experience with and commitment to social justice and institutional inclusiveness.

School/College & Department/Program Summary
The Department of Organizational Leadership is situated within the School of Education and Human Services and was created in 2013 as a merger of the departments of Human Resource Development and Educational Leadership. A new Organizational Leadership doctoral program launched in 2018 and complements the already wide range of programs offered. The Department houses seven degree programs and four certificate programs, including a Graduate Certificate in Human Diversity Inclusion and Social Justice and a Certificate in Lean Leadership. The department is also home to the Pawley Lean Institute, Ken Morris Center for the Study of Labor and Work, and the Galileo Institute for Teacher Leadership. For more information, please visit
The university is dedicated to educating and serving a diverse population, expanding its global mission, and fostering cultural diversity.

Minimum Qualifications:
A terminal degree, such as a Ph.D. or Ed.D., in Educational Leadership or a closely related field and at least five years of successful administrative and leadership experience at the P-12 level.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interviews are expected to begin in March of 2020. The position is available to start in August 2020. Applications for the position should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, up to three sample publications or scholarly works, unofficial transcripts, diversity statement and contact information for three references (see
The diversity statement will describe the candidate’s interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality.

  • Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Eileen Johnson
    Organizational Leadership
    Oakland University
    456 Pioneer Dr.
    480B Pawley Hall
    Rochester, MI 48309
  • 248-370-2627


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