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Adjunct Faculty - Instructional Leadership (Spring 2023)

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Work type: Adjunct
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Faculty

Jacksonville State University

Adjunct Faculty Position, Instructional Leadership Program


About JSU

Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University is a learning-centered university in Jacksonville, Alabama, whose mission is to provide distinctive educational, cultural and social experiences for a diverse student population.

Located in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama, approximately midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU is home to more than 9,600 students representing 44 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. For a complete list of Goals, Core Values and Strategies to fulfill this Mission, go to

Academically JSU offers 95 academic programs and concentrations, including bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs in a variety of disciplines that prepare graduates for meaningful careers and ongoing education.  More than 40 online programs are offered.  The University features seven schools on its 459-acre campus - Arts and Humanities; Business and Industry; Education; Health Professions and Wellness; Human Services and Social Sciences; Science and Library. Most academic programs have discipline-specific accreditations, a reflection of their quality and JSU’s commitment to excellence.

Department Information

The mission of the Counseling & Instructional Support department is to provide to students instruction related to knowledge, skills, and dispositions of the specific area of their major. A strong commitment to instructional technology and school improvement is recognized by all faculty members in the department.

Job Summary

The Instructional Leadership Program at Jacksonville State University is seeking part time adjunct faculty. In addition to full-time faculty, part-time faculty, with successful experience in educational leadership (e.g., principals, district office personnel, regional or state educational leaders), are critical to the program and the development of new school and district leaders.

Jacksonville State University’s (JSU) Instructional Leadership program includes Class A and Class AA certification programs. Our MSE program (Master’s in Education in Instructional Leadership, leads to a Class A certification) and our EDS program (Educational Specialist in Teacher Leader or Instructional Leadership, leads to a Class AA certification).  The MSE and EDS programs are part of the Department of Counseling and Instructional Support within the College of Education and Professional Studies and are fully online. Students in the Instructional Leadership programs include K-12 classroom teachers interested in future roles in leadership, instructional coaches, other educators (e.g., technology specialist, lead teachers, program coordinators) and current school/district leaders. Through the MSE and EDS course work, students are seeking to improve their knowledge, skills, and competencies and also gain leadership certification.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Teach courses as assigned within the required discipline.
  • Advise students within the graduate program.
  • Develop and manage the class syllabus and ensure that the syllabus meets department and college standards.
  • Plan and create engaging and interactive assignments.
  • Assist and mentor students as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Education: Terminal degree in Educational or Instructional Leadership
  • Experience: Current or prior relevant K-12 experience as an assistant principal, principal, or district level administrator.
  • Knowledge / Skills: Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to: Multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
  • Licensing/Professional Certifications: Valid leadership certification

Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidates who hold current relevant professional credentials.
  • College or University teaching experience.
  • Experience teaching and/or conducting action research either at PreK-12 or higher education levels
  • Evidence of teaching excellence.
  • Relevant K-12 experience.
  • Experience working with culturally diverse populations.
  • Online or hybrid teaching experience.

Required Application Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts required upon hire)

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