Senior Lecture Part-Time Position - LEDE

The University of Washington Bothell School of Educational Studies invites applications for a .5 FTE Senior Lecturer Part-Time (0178) position in the Leadership Development for Educators (LEDE) program. LEDE is a Master’s level principal preparation program conducted in partnership with regional school districts and professional development organizations. This position has a 9 month service period, is a renewable 3-year term position, and is not tenure eligible.  Anticipated start date is September 16, 2017. Continuation of the appointment is contingent upon adequate enrollment and available funding.

The LEDE program prepares candidates for principal certification through a structured pathway from learning-focused teacher leadership into the principalship. The first year of the program focuses on helping teacher leaders build knowledge and skills for helping other teachers improve instruction, while the second year emphasizes school-wide responsibilities that create organizational contexts for effective teaching and learning.  LEDE emphasizes job-embedded internships and competency-based learning, and operates as a fully integrated program with all faculty sharing responsibility for the entire program’s curriculum, assessment, school partnerships, and candidate coaching.  LEDE’s year-long seminars (two in year 1 and three in year 2) are taught concurrently in a blended model with approximately one third in-class instruction during Saturday sessions, one-third through electronic support for performance tasks, and one-third internship. Faculty members responsible for seminar instruction and internship supervision attend all Saturday sessions and interact regularly with candidates through LEDE’s learning support system.

The Senior Lecturer, Part-Time will have responsibility for teaching at least one of the program’s seminars each year, supervising internships, and coordinating support for other faculty in either the Year 1 or Year 2 program. In addition, the Senior Lecturer will take a lead role in developing and coordinating partnerships with school districts and communicating about the program with potential candidates and school administrators.

Key Responsibilities

  • Teach weekend seminars for both learning-focused teacher leaders and prospective principals using a combination of face-to-face instruction, e-learning, and applied performance tasks
  • Provide individual coaching and advising for learning-focused teacher leaders and prospective principals in conjunction with supervision of job-embedded internships
  • Develop and use an extensive network of regional school administrators to support the LEDE program’s partnerships with school districts
  • Provide information about the LEDE program to potential candidates
  • Participate in regular program review and annual program improvement retreats with other faculty members and assist part-time faculty members in updating program syllabi, online course learning resources, performance tasks, and other program materials
  • Participate in program governance involving the LEDE Professional Education Advisory Board with the School of Educational Studies Dean
  • Participate in teaching, research, a requirement for all university faculty members.

Required Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate in educational leadership or closely related field, or equivalent education and experience that documents in-depth conceptual and strategic knowledge of educational leadership theory and practice.
  • Experience as a school administrator with documented success in: (a) establishing programs and supporting teachers in instructional coaching or similar roles, (b) supporting job-embedded leadership development in schools, and (c) leading effective programs for the improvement of student learning.
  • Experience working in diverse communities and supporting an equity-focused learning agenda for a school.
  • Documented success in supporting adult professional learning in university teaching or equivalent professional development responsibilities for teacher leaders or school administrators
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Recent successful experience as a principal with well-developed strategies and documented success in extending opportunities and learning to typically under-served students
  • Experience in cultivating and supporting instructional improvements through (a) developing opportunities for teacher leadership and teacher collaboration, (b) using frequent instructional observation, analysis and feedback to improve practice, and (c) creating rich environments for professional learning among teachers
  • Experience leading hybrid (e-learning and face to face) and performance based learning, co-teaching, and coaching for improvements in professional practice.

As a collaborative, scholarly and professional community, the University of Washington Bothell School of Educational Studies exists to develop and support educators who have the commitments and capabilities to promote the learning of all students in diverse contexts. We support interdisciplinary scholarship that explores the multifaceted dimensions of learning and schooling. We give particular focus to (a) the purposes of education in a social and political democracy, (b) the responsibility of universities to collaborate with community partners, and (c) the critical role of professional educators in supporting equity in learning.

The University of Washington Bothell is the fastest growing public university in the state of Washington. We provide a leading-edge student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and staff dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement.  UW Bothell’s current enrollment is approximately 5,000 students.  A majority of those students are first generation college attendees or are from underrepresented groups; approximately 92 percent are from Washington.  Located in the Seattle metropolitan region, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond.

Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell.  We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit electronically the following materials: 1)  letter of application that speaks to the responsibilities and qualifications of the position as described above; 2) curriculum vita; 3) names and contact information for three individuals who can provide recommendations addressing professional accomplishments related to the position responsibilities and requirements  Submit  materials in electronic format through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/41354.  Position is open until filled.  Applications received by Wednesday, April 26, 2017 will have priority consideration.

For questions about the LEDE program and this position, please contact Professor Tom Bellamy tbellamy@uw.edu.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.