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Kuntz Endowed Chair & Executive Director of the Center for Catholic Education

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Work Type: Faculty Full Time
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Faculty
Department: SEHS Cntr for Catholic Ed - 210310
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Position Summary:

The Center for Catholic Education (CCE) in the School of Education and Health Sciences at the University of Dayton seeks applicants at associate professor or professor rank for a tenured (12-month) position as the Kuntz Endowed Chair in Educational Administration, and Executive Director of the Center for Catholic Education, beginning August 16, 2021.

The successful candidate will teach, supervise and advise graduate students, conduct scholarly research in Catholic education, administer CCE programming, supervise CCE operations, and promote the national profile for the Center. Primary teaching responsibilities include instruction in educational leadership for Catholic school teachers and administrators for the M.S. in Education and the Ph.D./Ed.D in Educational Leadership.

The University of Dayton is a top-tier Catholic research university with academic offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. We are a diverse community committed to educating the whole person and linking learning and scholarship with leadership and service. Founded in 1850, we are one of three Marianist universities in the nation and the second-largest private university in Ohio. The Center for Catholic Education at the University of Dayton — founded in 1996 — promotes, researches, enhances, energizes and supports Catholic schools. We are a nationally recognized leader in scholarship and programming for Catholic schools, and we provide educators with programs and services that enhance the Church's mission and foster excellence in Catholic schools. We seek an inspiring and energetic leader to advance the CCE into national prominence with strong grants, fundraising, relational, and spiritual foundations.

Minimum Qualifications:

• An earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. in educational leadership or related field
• Experience in strategic administrative roles
• Experience working in spiritual/religious education research
• Experience with Catholic schools
• Ability to build relationships on and off campus
• Ability to articulate and embody the Marianist character of the university
• Effective written communication skills
• Demonstrated support of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts

In addition to the above qualifications for the rank of associate professor, appointment at the rank of professor requires a record of teaching, research and service commensurate with the criteria for the rank of full professor in the School of Education and Health Sciences at the University of Dayton.

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, an ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

∙ Successful experience building and maintaining partnerships with Catholic schools and  educators 

∙ Experience with administrative roles including operations and finances 

∙ Demonstrated potential in grant writing and fundraising  

∙ Ability to integrate technology into instruction including web-assisted and other delivery  models 

∙ Advocacy at state, regional, and/or national levels to advance the profile and prominence of a  project or center 

∙ Effective interpersonal communication skills as evidenced by a demonstrated history of team  building and collaborative decision-making 

∙ Professional-level proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint) and Google suite  (Sheets, Docs, Drive, Calendar). 

∙ Experience managing large grant projects in related areas 

∙ Effective oral communication skills


Special Instructions to Applicants: A complete application consists of:

● Cover letter addressing required and preferred qualifications, and interest in the position

● Curriculum vitae 

● Unofficial transcripts from graduate coursework 

● Contact information (name, phone number and email address) for three professional  references who may be contacted during the application process. Additionally, individuals  invited to finalist interviews may be requested to submit three letters of  recommendation (dated within the past 12 months). 

● Research statement describing the applicant’s approach to scholarship on Catholic education.  Please also highlight how this philosophy and line of scholarship aligns with the University of  Dayton’s mission and commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

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Closing Statement:


The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels.  Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php


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