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Pre-Doctoral Fellow - Educational Leadership

Company: William Paterson University
Location: wayne
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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Pre-Doctoral Fellow - Educational Leadership

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Ed Leadership and Prof Studies


William Paterson University invites applications for the appointment of Fellow in the College of Education, Department of Educational Leadership and Professional Studies. This two-year teaching fellowship is designed to support the academic career launch of candidates from underrepresented backgrounds at the institutional or disciplinary level who are pursuing a doctoral degree in educational leadership or a related field.

The College of Education will support the Fellow through a structured program of focused research, experiential pedagogy, and an introduction to university and professional service.

William Paterson University's inaugural pre-doctoral fellowship program will support five non-tenure track fellowship positions across the University. The goals of the program are to (a) support the academic career success of selected candidates, (b) advance the University's commitment to building a diverse campus community, and (c) expand the University's pool of highly qualified candidates for faculty positions. Fellows will gain supported teaching experience in a highly diverse campus, be provided individualized mentorship, and receive the same level of scholarship support and course release as tenure-track faculty members. A recommendation to convert the fellowship to a tenure-track faculty line may be considered after the end of the first year if the candidate has completed the terminal degree and the department and Fellow agree.

Department overview

The Department of Educational Leadership and Professional Studies (ELPS) offers graduate study for education professionals who wish to enhance their careers with advanced degrees, certifications, and endorsements. Programs and coursework focus on methods to foster collaborative and ethical leadership skills and an understanding of cultural competency in order to pursue issues of inclusion, equity, and social justice.

The ELPS Department offers a variety of programs designed to meet the personal and professional goals of graduate students, which may include, but are not limited to educational research, teaching, supervising, and providing leadership as directors, principals, librarians, or curriculum specialists at all levels of instruction in elementary, secondary, and higher education. Courses are offered on campus, online, and in hybrid format.

The department is responding to an increase in demand as evidenced by an increase in program enrollment. Programs include: M.A. in Higher Education Administration-Leadership Studies (ELHE), M.Ed. in Educational Leadership (EDLP), Ed.D. in Leadership (LEAD). For more information about the department, please visit https://www.wpunj.edu/coe/departments/elps/index.html

Timeline for the fall 2021 fellowship cohort:

* Thursday, January 14, 2021, 1:00-3:30 Eastern Standard Time: National webinar exploring the experiences of underrepresented faculty. Effective strategies for recruiting, retaining, and supporting faculty from underrepresented backgrounds will be discussed (1:00pm - 2:30pm). Information about this pre-doctoral fellowship program will follow from 2:30pm - 3:30. Registration link: https://wpunj.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fNkzOCdSSYmuitnlpZSi6w * Monday, February 8, 2021: Applications due. * Thursday-Friday, April 8-9, 2021: Campus visit and interviews. Details to follow.

Fellowship offers are anticipated by the end of April 2021 for appointments beginning August 2021.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Fellowship duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


* Collaborate with faculty through tailored mentorship. * Teach three courses each semester, including team teaching, with an option for paid summer teaching. * Instruct online and/or on-campus graduate courses. * Contribute to student success through curriculum development and excellent pedagogy.

Research and scholarship

* Collaborate with faculty through tailored mentorship. * Develop a sustainable program of scholarship. * Disseminate findings via scholarly publication and presentation.


* Collaborate with faculty through tailored mentorship to participate in department, College and University service opportunities.


Required qualifications:

* ABD in a doctoral program in leadership or a related field. * Evidence or promise of research and scholarly activity. * Can incorporate a diversity, equity and inclusion perspective into the study and practice of leadership.

Preferred qualifications:

* Teaching experience and/or expertise in research methods and/or curriculum design.

Personal attributes and traits:

* Demonstrated ability to succeed in a collaborative environment by freely offering expertise and being open to meaningful feedback. * Commitment to supporting student success. * Capable of engaging and contributing in order to make a positive impact. * Ability to navigate the complexities of a multi-faceted organization with competing wants and need.

Interested candidates will be prompted to:

* Complete an application * Submit a cover letter & CV * Provide names/contacts of three professional references.

Submission of all documents listed above is required forconsideration.

Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. General questions related to this application process, please contact talent@wpunj.edu

About William Paterson:

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. William Paterson University is also proud to be designated as a NASA MSI (Minority Serving Institution). The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls over 9,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 380-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Required Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume/CV

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