Director of Leadership Degree Programs - Stanford University in Stanford California

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Stanford University

Stanford, California 94305

United States

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The Stanford University School of Education (SUSE) at Stanford University seeks a qualified candidate to be the Director of Leadership Degree Programs (LDP). This is an open-rank parens (teaching) position and a voting academic council member. The position is reviewed for advancement and renewal every five years.

The position entails two roles: one as a researcher/teacher and another as director. The faculty member is expected to teach two courses a year, in addition to weekly master's seminars; oversee the Policy, Organization, Leadership Studies (POLS) MA and Joint MA/MBA programs that serve 60-70 graduate students every year; and provide service to the School and University.

As Director, the faculty member oversees the recruitment and admissions process, and directs and contributes to the academic and extra-curricular experiences for students in both programs. The director helps create a collaborative culture between the two programs and provides feedback across the School: with other faculty, Academic Services, Career Services, Alumni Relations, and External Relations so as to inform program planning and create a seamless experience for participating students. The Director also serves as a liaison with organizations throughout the University, especially the Graduate School of Business (and MBA Admissions Office) to establish communication systems between the two schools and design innovative outreach efforts.


Demonstrated knowledge of educational institutions and policies in K-12 and higher education, including emerging educational innovations and entrepreneurial solutions. Experience in and knowledge of the management and policy opportunities in education, including the academic and non-academic experiences that best prepare graduate students for these opportunities; knowledge of and experience in educational leadership roles; organizational and leadership skills; desire and ability to advise students regarding academic and professional pursuits; desire and ability to work with faculty administrators and students in the School of Education and the Graduate School of Business.

Advanced degree or equivalent skills and relevant experience required.

Formal review of nominations and applications will begin in late September 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a full vita, three examples of scholarship (articles, chapters or books), and the names of three or more scholars of renown, who would consent to write to us in confidence about your qualifications. To apply, please visit

Questions pertaining to this position may be directed to the search committee:

Prof. Eric Bettinger, Chair

Prof. Christine Min Wotipka

Prof. Daniel McFarland

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research, teaching and clinical missions.

Keyword Phrases

  • Leadership
  • Research
  • Teacher
  • Leadership Studies
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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