Director, EdD Program (Internal Search) - Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University
Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Internal Number: 154825
Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Faculty Posted On: Thu Oct 20 2022 Job Description:
Internal Search: only WKU employees currently working in a non-temporary status are eligible to apply.
The Director of the EdD program is an 11-month position, appointed on the basis of outstanding leadership in education, in addition to exemplary teaching and scholarship in his/her field. The role of the Director of the EdD program is to supervise and coordinate the academic administration and governance of the EdD program, serve as the primary adviser for EdD students enrolled in the progam and work with internal and external partners to develop and deliver an interdisciplinary approach to applied research in educational leadership. The Director of the EdD program may teach up to three courses per academic year, and support EdD students as a committee member, as invited, for dissertation projects. The EdD Director collaborates with and reports to the Director and Department Head of the School of Leadership and Professional Studies.
Essential Duties an Responsibilities
The essential duties and responsibilities of the Director of the EdD program are assigned by the Director and Department Head of the School of Leadership and Professional Studies and include, but are not limited to:
Continued development, implementation and daily operations of the EdD program;
Organization, development and oversight of the EdD core curriculum;
Organization of the doctoral program benchmarks (qualifying examinations, candidacy requirements, proposal and final defenses);
Oversight of program experiences and qualifying/comprehensive examinations;
Planning for course offerings, master schedule, semester changes;
Oversight of quality dissertation scholarship;
Recruitment of doctoral students;
Teaching doctoral-level courses;
Building relationships internal and external to the college and university;
Representation of the program within and outside the college and university;
SACSCOC assessment plan and other assessments for the program;
Collaboration with other colleges, departments and programs as needed to advance the goals of the program; and,
Other duties as assigned
PhD from an accredited university in Educational Leadership or closely related field meeting the requirements for faculty status in one of the academic programs housed in the School of Leadership and Professional Studies;
Minimum Associate level rank (must hold tenure);
Leadership and administrative experience in an educational, non-profit or public organization;
Established research agenda;
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences, build relationships with a wide variety of partners and constituents, and recruit a diverse student cadre;
Demonstrated understanding of academic culture, policies and procedures;
Demonstrated ability with residential, hybrid and online teaching using contemporary, computer-based educational delivery systems and familiarity with distance learning trends and practices;
Demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence through teaching, scholarship and service; and,
Demonstrated experience as an effective academic adviser and student mentor.
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
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