Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.
The Graduate Programs Office at the Faculty of Education provides the best graduate experience for PhD, EdD, MA and MPEd students by administratively supporting them from the time of application to the time of completion of all degree requirements. The office provides guidance and service to Graduate Faculty, assisting and supporting them in their teaching and supervision of graduate students.
The successful applicants will be responsible for facilitating and evaluating the completion of the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership Organizational Improvement Plan.
Examine, evaluate, and verify final Organizational Improvement Plan documents;
Facilitate student revision processes, which includes providing constructive and timely feedback to students;
Facilitate the OIP Academic Conference.
Throughout the semester, incumbents will
Make and maintain a commitment to devote the required time and energy needed to successfully engage in the facilitation of the OIP Academic Conference;
Display the highest ethical standards of behavior at all times;
Collaborate with OIP Facilitator team to support consistency of OIP examination, evaluation, and verification;
Available for regular consultation with students by discussing and agreeing on an appropriate schedule for work completion;
Provide guidance, instruction, and encouragement regarding students’ progress;
Maintain open communication and feedback with students on all issues;
Guide student access to intellectual resources required for program completion;
Provide input to the EdD Program staff regarding students’ progress;
Monitor any major discrepancies in advice given to students, and seek resolution and consensus on the issue(s) involved;
Be familiar with all EdD Program, School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and University policies and procedures pertaining to graduate students and supervision;
Inform the EdD Program (i.e. Program Manager), in a timely fashion, of any serious difficulties which may arise, such as professional academic disagreements, interpersonal conflicts, or potential conflict of interest situations.
Note that applicants who apply for multiple sections should indicate section preference with one application/cover letter.
Candidates must have a PhD or EdD, and a doctoral degree in educational leadership is preferred.
Experience, skills, abilities and expertise:
Teaching in Western’s EdD program is highly preferred
Documented success supervising and/or teaching at the graduate (preferably doctoral) level in an online environment
Support of graduate student learning, particularly academic writing, including identification of learning challenges, and teaching students from diverse backgrounds
Knowledge of EdD course material
Knowledge of leadership theory and research
Educational leadership in K-12 schools, school systems, higher education, or non-school workplaces
Development of organizational or school improvement planning
Knowledge of the CPED Framework
Excellent working knowledge of APA 7 necessary
A strengths-based disposition towards students with different learning experiences
Ability to apply critical thinking to evaluate information effectively
Communication skills to convey information and feedback in a clear and effective manner
Attention to detail and proofreading abilities with an excellent command of the English language
Computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite and comfort with computer technology is essential
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
Personable and courteous in working relationships
This position requires high speed internet access, a computer that is capable of running Google Chrome or Firefox for PC or Mac, a computer microphone, headset, and a webcam.
Western Values Diversity
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at email@example.com or phone 519-661-2194.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.