Tenure-Track Position in Leadership and Public Policy – University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Job Summary

The University of St. Thomas, School of Education, Department of Leadership, Policy and Administration invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position. Anticipated start date for this position is Academic Year 2014-2015. The search committee is seeking candidates who demonstrate a strong background in educational and organizational theory as well as a record of productive research (or a promising potential for developing one) and a commitment to the value of the liberal arts in leadership. An earned doctorate is required, as is interest and expertise in web-based and other modes of program delivery. The appointment level for this position is commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications.


The Department of Leadership, Policy and Administration consists of 8 full-time faculty members; each of whom is committed to departmental as well as individual initiatives. Programs of study lead to the Master of Arts degree, the Educational Specialist degree, administrative licensures and the Doctorate of Education degree. The Ed. D. program enrolls students from a wide range of fields, including higher education, K-12, healthcare, government and business. All programs seek to model the premise that leadership, in order to be fully legitimate, must include ethical, intellectual, and skillful practice components that contribute to the common good.

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.


Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good, and seeks to develop individuals who combine career competency with cultural awareness and intellectual curiosity. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

The University of St. Thomas has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, to equal opportunity policies and practices, and to the principles and goals of affirmative action. In that spirit, the University welcomes nominations and applications from a broad and diverse applicant pool.



The successful candidate will have demonstrated practical and scholarly expertise in public policy theory, development, and/or leadership at the state, regional and national levels. The position requires a completed doctoral degree, a demonstrated record of teaching excellence, and the strong potential for a productive publishing agenda and career. The successful candidate’s main responsibilities will include teaching in a masters program in Public Policy and an interdisciplinary practitioner-scholar Ed. D. program in Leadership. In addition the position requires a strong commitment to advising students at the masters and doctoral levels.


Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit a CV and Cover Letter online. In addition, we strongly encourage applicants to submit the following documents with their online application: 1) documented evidence of recent teaching experience and 2) samples of published papers, articles, books, etc. (maximum of three).


Open Until Filled


For more information visit: https://jobs.stthomas.edu/postings/15074


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