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Assistant Director, Administrator Licensure Program - Archive
Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership

Posting: 13112
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2013-08-22

Career Non-tenure-track Faculty Position

This position serves as the assistant director for the Administrator Licensure Program (ALP) within the Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership (EMPL).  The assistant director works with the department head and Administrator Licensure Program director to develop, teach and manage administrator licensure programs [Initial Administrator Licensure (IAL) and Continuing Administrator Licensure (CAL)] on campus as well as in all other areas of the state.  This position is a halftime (0.5 FTE), 9-month, career non-tenure track faculty appointment with the rank of lecturer.  The FTE may increase in the future depending on need, funding and performance.  An additional appointment during the summer is included; dates and FTE dependent upon program need.  The assistant director reports to the EMPL Department Head and to the Director of Administrator Licensure Programs.  Finalist for this position is subject to a criminal background check.

Duties include:

1) Teaching and Curriculum Development

  • Recommend, implement, and manage distance education licensure activities.
  • Manage a comprehensive technology-based distance education program.
  • Coordinate ALP courses with EMPL and College of Education curriculum.
  • Work with ALP director and staff to ensure appropriate courses are offered each year for IAL and CAL students, with consideration of the unique scheduling needs of Central Oregon, Metro CAL students, and areas outside of Eugene.
  • Design and facilitate professional development opportunities for school administrators.
  • Teach various courses in the area of educational leadership as needed.

2) Student Advising and Recruitment

  • Serve as academic advisor for licensure students on and off-campus, including Portland Metro, Salem, Central Oregon, South Coast, and other areas.
  • Provide student support by assisting with admissions and registration processes, and serving as liaison to the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA), Oregon Department of Education (ODE), Oregon Professors of Educational Administration (ORPEA), Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA), and Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) in matters related to administrator licensure students.
  • Facilitate and monitor students’ planned programs of study.
  • Collaborate with ALP director, EMPL department head, Academic Extension (AE) director, and on-site coordinators to develop and maintain ongoing program promotion and student recruitment efforts. Implement strategies to ensure sufficient student interest and enrollment in programs from year to year.

3) Program Collaboration

  • Assist ALP director with IAL and CAL program development, including the development of term and yearly schedules of IAL, IAL/M.Ed. and CAL programs.
  • Work with EMPL department head, ALP director and AE director to identify and recruit faculty from the College of Education and across campus to teach licensure courses.
  • Assist with coordination of IAL/CAL practicum placements and supervision assignments. 
  • Work closely with the ALP coordinator, department course scheduler, and AE liaison regarding logistical matters related to classroom facilities, technology needs, instructor contracts and support and communications regarding the course scheduling process.
  • Collaborate with the EMPL doctoral coordinators around EMPL course scheduling and D.Ed./IAL or Ph.D./IAL planned programs.
  • Serve on relevant College of Education committees as program representative.

4) Grant Activities

  • Assist in identifying and writing grants associated with degree or licensure programs.
  • Prepare grant-related training materials used in degree or licensure programs.


  • Doctoral degree in a field related to education
  • Minimum of five years experience in K-12 educational administration at the building principal and/or central office levels
  • Experience teaching and administrating within K-12 and/or university systems
  • Ability to work effectively with graduate students, K-12 educators, and staff
  • Experience conducting professional development for K-12 educators
  • Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with diverse populations
  • Ability to meet travel requirements and available for evening and weekend classes as needed


  • Experience in advising students
  • Understanding of Oregon administrator licensure requirements
  • Experience with distance education
Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date:  July 1, 2013

Application Deadline:  Review of applications will begin May 17, 2013.  Applications will be accepted thereafter until the search is closed.

Applications:  Interested applicants should electronically submit all materials to emplsearch@uoregon.edu by 5pm PST on May 17, 2013.  Application materials should include a letter of interest, a current curriculum vita, and the names and contact information of three references.  Questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Keith Hollenbeck (khollen@uoregon.edu or 541-346-0804), Search Committee Chair.  We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity.

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