Professor of Comparative and International Education and Leadership (Open Rank)
Soka University of America
Location: Aliso Viejo, California
Preferred Education: Doctorate/Professional
Higher Education Institution
The Soka University of America (SUA) Graduate School seeks an individual to fill a tenure-track faculty position in its MA Program in Educational Leadership and Societal Change. Rank open, the position begins in the fall of 2022. Responsibilities include teaching Masters-level courses in educational leadership, education law and policy, comparative and international education, and ethnographical and qualitative research methods. In addition to advising and mentoring students, the ideal candidate will provide leadership in Program evaluation, cultivate a close working relationship with public school systems as well as educational professionals in non-school settings, and help serve as an advisor for the Summer Research Travel Grant (SRTG) program, a non-credit bearing, field-based research opportunity for all students. This individual will also actively participate in the professional development of students and mentor students toward the required MA Thesis.
Qualifications: The candidate will have an earned doctorate either in educational administration, educational leadership, comparative and international education, or in a related field with a record of teaching and scholarship that meets the requirements for appointment at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate an outstanding grasp of global trends and issues in education and educational theory, and will have some level of experience in implementation, application, and assessment of leadership skills to enhance education delivery and learning within P-12 public schools and higher education.
Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and have a willingness to facilitate the university’s mission to develop global citizens.
Benefits / Salary: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. All full-time faculty members are eligible for medical, dental, and retirement benefits.
Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check.
To apply please attach:
A list of three professional references (include name, address, phone number)
A statement giving (or declining) authorization for email communication to be used to convey the status of a candidate’s application during the search process.
Soka University of America is committed to hiring practices, staff and faculty-based alike, that reflect diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). With the submission process please include a value statement on DEI.
Review of applications will begin in October 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
Re: Professor of Comparative and International Education and Leadership
Soka University is a private, non-profit, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school located on 103-acres in south Orange County, California in the City of Aliso Viejo. Soka University is nationally ranked in the Top 25 National Liberal Arts Colleges and Top 15 Best Value Colleges by US News & World Report's "Best Colleges 2019." SUA offers an 8:1 student/faculty ratio (average class size 12) and study abroad is included in tuition so that every undergraduate spends a semester living and learning another culture. Proudly founded upon the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life, SUA offers a non-sectarian curriculum that is open to top students of all nationalities and beliefs. About 60% of our students come from the US and 40% have come from more than 45 other countries.