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Project Director Job Description


Northeast Leadership Academy (NELA) is an innovative school leader preparation model designed to develop 21st Century school leaders for rural, high-need schools in North Carolina. NELA was initially funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and North Carolina s Department of Public Instruction. Subsequently, funding of more than $7 million has been secured as a part of North Carolina s Race to the Top award by the U.S. Department of Education.


The Project Director North East Leadership Academy will be responsible for the following:

·         Provide leadership and overall management for NELA.

·         Recruit and supervise project coaches, mentors, graduate students, and consultants.

·         Serve as primary liaison to school personnel in participating school districts including school principals, superintendents, and district central office staff.

·         Develop and manage contracts for consultants and contracted services.

·         Develop and submit schedules with NCSU Distance Education office and secure offsite teaching facilities.

·         Work with the College of Education and Friday Institute business offices on fiscal management of the project budget.

·         Manage the production of reports for the RttT evaluation study.

·         Produce project reports and manage staff in developing presentations and publications arising from the project.


Minimum Experience/Education:

·         A Master's degree in education or a closely related field.

·         At least 3 years of experience in a K-12 educational setting.

·         Demonstrated experience to supervise personnel, and to manage complex projects working directly in school settings.  


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:

·         A doctorate in Educational Leadership or closely related field is strongly preferred.

·         School administration experience is strongly preferred.

·         Proven ability to effectively communicate with varied audiences, specifically including education practitioners, policy makers, and researchers.

·         Strong organizational, presentation, and writing skills.



To Apply Visit:


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Position number: 102090


(Key word: Leadership)


For more information contact:


Dr. Bonnie Fusarelli   

Dr. Matt Militello        




The Bowdoin College Department of Education invites applications for a one-year, full-time Assistant Professor position beginning in fall 2011. A strong commitment to teaching and demonstrated scholarly engagement are expected. The teaching load will be four courses a year. Teaching responsibilities include courses in both educational studies and a secondary school teacher certification program. K-12 teaching experience preferred. Fields of specialization might include: adolescence in schools, comparative education, curriculum and instruction, educational policy, multicultural education, or urban education. Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered.

Bowdoin College is accepting only electronic submissions. Please visit to submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence, and the names of three references who have agreed provide letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin March 15 and will continue until the position is filled.

A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 29% students of color, 3% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural, socio-economic, and ethnic diversity of our college. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs. Please visit for further information.




Division L:  Educational Policy and Politics



Draft for Review by Members
Draft for Review by AERA Council 


Article I.           Name


The name of the organization is AERA Division L Educational Policy and Politics

Article II.          Affiliation

Division L is a division of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and, as such, members of Division L pay annual dues to AERA and participate as active members of AERA. 

Article III.         Governing Authority


Division L is governed by the Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation of AERA.  Division L s Bylaws shall not conflict with the Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation of AERA or policies adopted by the AERA Council.

Article IV.         Purpose


The purpose of Division L is:

1. To provide a national forum for the dissemination and discussion of research that advances understanding of how established policy effects educational organizations, the students and educators they serve and the societies in which they exist, and how policy is formulated, enacted and implemented


2. To provide mentoring and networking opportunities for students and junior faculty entering the policy field.


Article V.          Membership


Section 1.  Membership Eligibility


AERA members may select membership in Division L provided they are current members of AERA.


Section 2.  Membership Dues


Each member shall pay annual membership dues in accordance with the Bylaws, policies, and practice of AERA.

Article VI.         Officers


The elected officers of Division L are the Vice President and Secretary. Only voting members of AERA and Division L may hold elective offices.


Section 1:  Terms of Office


  1. The term of office of the Vice President shall be three years (or as modified or designated within the bylaws of AERA).
  2. The term of office of the Secretary shall be two years (or as modified or designated within the bylaws of AERA).
  3. The Vice President shall not be eligible for immediate re-election.
  4. The Secretary shall not be eligible for immediate re-election.
  5. Terms of office shall begin the day following the close of the AERA Annual Meeting (or modified as designated in the AERA Bylaws).
  6. If a Vice President or Secretary is unable to take office within one month of the Annual Meeting, the positions shall be filled as specified below.


Section 2:  Appointment of Replacement



  1. If the Secretary is unable to complete a term of office, the Vice President of Division L, in consultation with the Executive Committee, shall appoint a replacement to serve until the next AERA election.  At that time a replacement shall be elected to serve out the remainder of the term.


Section 3:  Officer Duties


The Vice President shall:

  1. Call and conduct the annual business meeting of Division L held in conjunction with the annual meeting of AERA.
  2. Represent Division L and its interests as a full voting member at AERA Council meetings.
  3. Serve as Council liaison to standing committees(s) as designated by the AERA President.
  4. Communicate the perspectives and ongoing needs of Division L to the AERA Council, AERA Executive Board, and Executive Director.
  5. Represent Division L and its interests by serving as liaison to other AERA Divisions and to SIGS and to other educational organizations and institutions.
  6. Submit an annual report on the status of the division to the membership through the Central Office of AERA.
  7. Present an annual report on the state of the division to the membership at the annual division business meeting.
  8. After consultation with the committee chairs and Executive Committee of the Division, develop and monitor the operating budget of Division L, to be administered under the authority of the Executive Director of AERA.
  9. Deliver a Vice Presidential Address, usually in the final year of term.
  10. In consultation with the Division L Executive Committee, make appointments to divisional committees and to AERA standing committees on which there are divisional representatives such as the AERA Graduate Student Council and the Affirmative Action Council.
  11. Serve as chair of the Division L Executive Committee.
  12. Serve as an ex officio member of all Division L committees.
  13. Be responsible for activities that will further the goals of Division L.
  14. Keep Division L membership informed on an ongoing basis through the Division L Newsletter and other communication channels that might be available.
  15. Assure transfer of Division L records and information to the incoming Vice President and Secretary.
  16. Continue to serve on the Division L Executive Committee as Immediate Past Vice President.
  17. As Vice President-elect, serve as a member of the Executive Committee.
  18. Appoint a Program Chair or Program Co-Chairs each year.


The Secretary shall:


  1. Maintain all minutes and records of the Division.
  2. Serve on the Division L Executive Committee.
  3. Transfer the division records to the incoming Vice President and the incoming Secretary.
  4. Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President in consultation with the Division L Executive Committee.


Article VII.         Nominations and Elections


Nominations for Vice President and Secretary shall be solicited from the voting members of the division by the Nominating Committee.  The names of at least two nominees who have given their consent in writing must appear on the ballot for any divisional office.  Other nominations for any office can be made in accordance with AERA Bylaws (Article VII Section 2).  The elections of the Vice President and Secretary shall be conducted by AERA in keeping with the procedures adopted for the election of AERA officers (Article VII).



Article VIII.       Committees


Most committees will function with a chair and volunteer members.  All committee members must be AERA and Division L members in good standing.  The terms of membership for all standing committees shall be for three years with staggered terms and shall begin the day following the Association Annual Meeting.  Each year the Vice President shall solicit volunteers for service on the various committees using e-mail, division listserv, division newsletters, the annual business meeting, and other means of communications.  The Vice President shall attempt to get broad representation based on gender, race, profession, and length of time in the profession.  All committees shall submit an annual report to the membership.


Division L has the following standing committees:


  1. Executive Committee
  2. Nominating Committee
  3. Affirmative Action Committee
  4. Program Committee
  5. Mentoring Committee
  6. Awards Committees
  7. Graduate Student Committee
  8. Ad Hoc Committees, as needed

Section 1:  Executive Committee

  1. Functions:
  2. Serve as an advisory group to the Vice President.
  3. Make recommendations to Division L membership within limits set forth in these Bylaws.
  4. Review on an annual basis the nature and quality of all Division activities, including annual meeting program, newsletter, and membership activities.
  5. Advise on establishing ad hoc committees.
  6. Meet at least once each year, usually during the Association Annual Meeting.  Additional meetings may be called by the Vice President or upon petition of a majority of Executive Committee Members.
  7. Membership:  Vice President, immediate past Vice President, Secretary, Affirmative Action Officer, Committee Chairs, and incoming Vice President or Secretary.
  8. Officers:  The Vice President shall be chair of the Executive Committee.  The Secretary will serve as Vice Chair.
  9. Quorum:  Two-thirds of the members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.  Unless otherwise specified by the Bylaws, advisory decisions shall be by a majority of those participating.


Section 2:  Nominating Committee

  1. Functions:  Recommend candidates for offices of Vice President and Secretary.  The specific responsibilities of this committee are described under Nominations and Elections.
  2. Membership:  Membership shall consist of a chair and two members.  In addition, the chair of the Affirmative Action Committee shall also serve as a voting member of the Nominating Committee.  The chair and two members are appointed by the Vice President in consultation with the Executive Committee to serve during the three-year term of the Vice President.



Section 3:  Affirmative Action Committee


  1. Functions:  Increase and broaden the scope of Division L membership. The chair will serve as Affirmative Action Officer and represent the Division on the AERA Affirmative Action Council.
  2. Membership:  Membership shall consist of a chair plus three members .  The Affirmative Action Committee will have one representative on the Program Committee,  each Awards Committee, and the Nominating Committee. Members are appointed by the Vice President in consultation with the Executive Committee to serve during the three-year terms with a new member appointed each year.


Section 4:  Program Committee

  1. Functions:
    1. Solicit, plan, and monitor the Division L program of scholarly presentations at the Association Annual Meeting.
    2. Encourage submissions from a broad range of researchers and to encourage member participation and professional
    3. Coordinate peer review process and develop the program
    4. Work with other divisions and SIGs to co-sponsor sessions.
    5. Plan Division L social activities such as a reception during the Association Annual Meeting.
    6. Provide the Vice President with a summary program report 90 days after the Association Annual Meeting.

Membership:   A Chair will be appointed by the Vice President in consultation with the Executive Committee.  The Vice President and the Program Chair will select members of the Program Committee, except that one member will be a representative of the Affirmative Action Committee.

Section 5:  Mentoring Committee

  1. Functions:  Provide mentoring opportunities for Division members related to both career and dissemination of scholarly work.  Provide mechanisms for generating ideas for publications. Coordinate mentoring events related to the Association Annual Meeting and at other occasions as needed.
  2.  Membership:  Membership shall consist of a chair, and at least two additional members.  Members are appointed by the Vice President in consultation with the Executive Committee to serve during the three-year term of the Vice President.


Section 6:  Awards Committees


a.   Functions:  Division L confers AERA-sanctioned awards to recognize outstanding research and related contributions of interest to Division L.  Award Committees develop mechanisms for identifying and reviewing potential recipients, including, soliciting nominations from the membership. In addition, Award Committees review nominations and select award recipient.

  1. Membership:  Membership of each committee shall consist of a chair and least four additional members , including one representative from the Affirmative Action Committee.  Chairs are appointed annually by the Vice President in consultation with the Executive Committee.  Members are appointed by the Vice President in consultation with the committee chairs , except that one member shall come from the Affirmative Action Committee.

Section 7:  Graduate Student Committee


  1. Functions:  Oversee the primary graduate student functions including annual meeting activities, communication activities, identification and recruitment of graduate students to participate in Division L activities, and mentoring activities, in collaboration with the Publications Mentoring Committee.
  2. Membership:  Membership shall consist of a senior graduate student representative to serve as chair, a junior graduate student representative to serve as vice chair, and a Division L liaison (senior faculty).  These two members, appointed by the Vice President in consultation with the Executive Committee, shall represent Division L on the AERA Graduate Student Council.


Section 8:  Ad Hoc Committees

  1. Functions:  Ad Hoc committees may be established by the Vice President in consultation with the Executive Committee to address specific concerns and opportunities that do not fall within the purview of the standing committees as described in the Bylaws.
  2. Membership:  Ad Hoc committees shall have at least three but not more than five members.  Members and chairs are appointed by the Vice President in consultation with the Executive Committee.  An Ad Hoc committee will be dissolved by the Executive Committee when, in the Executive Committee's judgment, the assigned task has been completed.  An Ad Hoc committee may be reappointed if deemed appropriate.


Section 9:  Removal of Committee Members


A motion from the Division L Executive Committee to remove any committee member for cause or for nonperformance of duties shall be circulated in writing to all Executive Committee members thirty days prior to a vote on removal.  During this thirty-day period, the committee member in question has the right to respond in writing to the removal motion.  A confidential ballot of the Executive Committee members shall be taken and can be conducted by mail or e-mail and handled by a duly authorized agent appointed by the Executive Committee.  If the committee member in question is an Executive Committee member, he or she shall recuse himself or herself from the discussion and shall not vote on the motion for removal from the committee.  A motion to remove a committee member from a committee shall require a two-thirds majority of the Executive Committee voting for approval.  Upon removal of a committee member from the committee, the Vice President shall appoint a replacement member to serve the remaining term of the removed committee member.


Article IX.         Division Meetings


Section 1:  Scheduling of Meetings


The Vice President shall have authority to set the time and place of all meetings of Division L in consultation with the AERA Central Office where applicable.

Section 2:  AERA Annual Meeting and Division L Business Meeting

Except for sufficient reason, there shall be an Annual Meeting of the AERA each year.  One session shall be arranged at this meeting for the Division L Annual Business Meeting.  The Division L Annual Business Meeting will be a forum for reports of committee activities and discussion of Division L affairs, including a report on Division L financial activities.  Any Division L Awards will be presented at the Annual Business Meeting.  During the Division L Annual Business Meeting, members of the Executive Committee shall report to the membership.  Special recognitions may be presented.  Members in attendance shall be considered a quorum.

Section 3:  Notice of Division L Meetings

Announcement of time and place of any business meeting of Division L shall be made as far ahead as is reasonably possible.  In any case, notice shall be sent to voting members at least three weeks in advance.  The time and location of the Annual Business Meeting shall be listed in the AERA Annual Meeting program and in the Division newsletter, and all Division L members and those interested in becoming members shall be invited to attend.  Division L program activities will be listed in the AERA Annual Meeting Program and on the Division L website in a format that can be searched, downloaded, and printed prior to the AERA Annual Meeting.  The Vice President and Secretary shall also announce the AERA Annual Meeting and the Division L program through additional avenues such as the Division listserv and newsletter.

Section 4:  Rules of Order

In all cases to which they apply and do not conflict with the provisions of these Bylaws, Robert s Rules of Order (current edition) shall govern business meetings of Division L.

Section 5:  Membership Approval

Items of Division L business requiring the vote of the voting members shall be transacted by e-mail or other means, and must originate from the Vice President or the AERA Council in accordance with Division L Bylaws and in accordance with the AERA Bylaws.  It shall also be in order for any member to introduce an item for discussion and consideration at the next business meeting of Division L.  A majority vote of members present at the meeting shall be sufficient for submission of an action to the e-mail or other means vote of the entire membership.

A summary of actions taken by the membership shall be included in the Annual Report by the Vice President.

Article X.          Finances


Section 1.  Dues, Fees, and Assessments


Dues and special assessments for Division L membership shall be governed by AERA Bylaws.


Section 2.  Budget


Division L shall receive an annual budget established by the AERA Council that shall govern Division expenditures and be administered under the authority of the AERA Executive Director.  The Vice President shall furnish the membership with a report of the approved budget and expenditures on no less than an annual basis.


Section 3.  Financial Management and Control


  1. All disbursements of funds shall be made with the review and approval by the Vice President or his/her designee.  All receipts and disbursements shall be made only through the AERA Central Office.
  2. All employees and officers entrusted with financial responsibilities will be bonded, with premiums on the fidelity bonds paid by the Association.
  3. The Division shall use funds collected only to accomplish objectives and purposes stated in these Bylaws.  No member or group of members shall commit the financial resources of the Division in any manner except as stipulated in these Bylaws.


Article XI.         Amendments and Revisions


Amendments to or other changes in these Bylaws may be initiated in either of the following ways:


  1. The Division L Vice President or Executive Committee may formulate proposals and submit them with any arguments it chooses to the voting members of Division L for a vote.
  2. Any five percent of the voting members of Division L may submit to the Division L Executive Committee a proposed amendment or amendments in writing and signed by the sponsors.  The Executive Committee shall then submit the proposed amendment with any arguments advanced by its sponsors and with the Executive Committee arguments and recommendation for or against to the voting members of Division L for action.
  3. The Bylaws may be amended by a ballot of the Division L membership that occurs in conjunction with an AERA election or by a special membership referendum conducted by the AERA Central Office on behalf of the division.  A two-thirds affirmative vote by those returning their ballots within 30 days of receipt of the ballots is necessary to amend the Bylaws.  An amendment to the Bylaws becomes effective upon acceptance unless otherwise specified on the ballot.






School of Education, University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA


The University of Michigan School of Education seeks to appoint a tenure-track faculty member (open rank) in educational leadership, with an emphasis on the leadership of instruction.  We are looking for an exceptional individual to participate actively in our effort to improve teaching and research on educational leadership. Research on educational leadership has focused increasingly on the organization of educational settings and the management of instruction.  It has broadened the conception of the roles that leaders occupy to include teachers and lead teachers, curriculum managers, among others.  Research also has focused more and more on organizations other than local educational authorities (LEAs), including charter management organizations (CMOs), comprehensive school reform designs (CSRDs), and charter networks like KIPP, Aspire, and Achievement First, among others.  We seek a scholar whose research deals with how educational organizations and professionals organize to improve teaching and learning. 


This scholar will join the members of the Educational Studies faculty and work with faculty in administration, foundations, and policy, but also with faculty, students, and staff in teacher education.  We seek a colleague to help to devise research and instructional programs that are oriented to the improvement of instruction in a society that is increasingly diverse and whose schools are not equitably provided with educational resources. 




The successful candidate will teach graduate (and possibly, at times, undergraduate) courses, advise and work with students, and collaborate with other faculty doctoral program and the Policy and Leadership master s program.  Building a research program on leadership of instruction is expected, as is raising external funds to support such research.




We seek a colleague who studies educational leadership as it relates to teaching and learning, and who focuses on leadership practice in relation to classroom work.  We understand leadership broadly, to include everything from the design and operation of large-scale school improvement programs to the work of individual lead teachers or school heads. We see this position as one that centers on the organization and management of educational settings and the management of instruction that aims at high quality teaching and learning. We aim to recruit an individual who finds instructional leadership compelling both in research and in practice, and who seeks to contribute to knowledge about the professional preparation and continued learning of leaders.


The successful candidate will have:


  • Experience and proficiency in teaching at the university level.
  • A developing or established program of research in educational leadership. We expect a person who is well informed about organization theory and research, has an active interest in teaching and management, and a research program that embodies these interests.
  • The capacity to work closely with graduate students in educational administration, foundations, policy, and leadership.
  • Experience with and interest in collaborating with different constituencies in schools, communities.
  • A commitment to work with underserved populations and communities, and to work on issues of equity in schooling.
  • Experience and the disposition to work productively with practitioners and researchers regarding educational leadership.
  • The ability to develop and secure grants to support work in these areas.


The successful candidate must hold an earned doctorate in educational leadership, policy, organization studies, or a related area.


Nominations and applications will be reviewed beginning January 15, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled. We seek to make an appointment effective September, 2011.


Candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, two scholarly publications or other evidence of relevant accomplishment, and the names of five professional references (we will solicit letters when appropriate).  We prefer materials to be submitted electronically to with the phrase Educational Leadership Search in the subject line. If necessary, hard copy may be sent to:


Educational Leadership Search Committee

c/o Ms. Terrie Priebe

Department of Educational Studies

University of Michigan

School of Education

610 East University, Suite 4218

Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA




Florida State University College of Education

Assistant/Associate Professor in Educational Leadership and Policy

Job Information:

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor, beginning in the fall of 2011. The Department is a unit of the College of Education, which offers undergraduate and

graduate degree programs in 27 fields of study. The Florida State University is a comprehensive research university located in Tallahassee, the state s capital city. The program in Educational Leadership and Policy has established a national and international reputation for cutting edge research in the areas of educational leadership, policy, and international development education as well as the preparation of innovative new leaders for all levels of K-20 education. This setting, along with Florida s leadership in educational reform and high-quality data, presents unique research opportunities. We seek a colleague who can contribute to our shared vision of becoming one of the top-tier educational leadership and policy programs in the country. The ideal candidate will possess a focused research agenda that includes an interest in the development of educational leaders, the ability to sustain a program of scholarly activity and a commitment to pursue external research funding. This candidate will also have demonstrated experience in educational settings and potential for effective teaching and research at the graduate level. For further information about the Department, visit


The candidate hired for the position will develop and undertake a significant research agenda and teach and advise students in our master s programs and doctoral programs in Educational Leadership and Policy that include specializations in educational leadership/administration, education policy and evaluation, sociocultural and international development education, and social, historical, and philosophical foundations of education.


Individuals should have an earned doctorate in a relevant academic discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with a specialty in educational leadership/administration in domestic and/ or international settings. Experience providing leadership in K-12 schools and a commitment to professional development and service to the profession is desirable.


This is a nine-month, tenure earning position at the assistant or associate professor rank, with possible summer employment. The anticipated start date for this position is August 9, 2011.

Salary is negotiable.

How to apply:

If qualified and interested in this position, apply to Florida State University at In addition to the online application, candidates should submit an application package that includes a letter of application documenting interest and qualifications, current vita, and the contact information for three references to: Stacey Rutledge, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, College of Education, The Florida State University, 1209 Stone Building, 1114 West Call Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4452.

Review of applications will begin January 7. Candidates being considered for interviews will be asked to provide writing sample(s) in the form of published articles or manuscripts under preparation for publication, a copy of transcripts, and three letters of reference. 


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