Gannon University’s College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences invites applications for a Director of the School of Public Service and Global Affairs beginning August 2018. The Director will bring a communicative spirit to drive a highly energetic, creative unit within a growing University. With support from individual program directors, the Director will provide leadership to 18 dynamic full-time faculty members teaching within six undergraduate programs (Foreign Language, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Legal Studies, Political Science, and Public Service and Global Affairs); a Masters in Public Administration; and a Ph.D. in Organizational Learning and Leadership. Candidates must have a deep respect for quality teaching and a vision for the innovative possibilities of these combined disciplines. This position provides opportunity for teaching courses within the candidate’s discipline.
Qualified candidates will be expected to bring a successful scholarly and professional background in keeping with the Boyer Model of Scholarship as is appropriate to the application and receipt of tenure and promotion at Gannon. Requirements include an earned doctorate within the school and an earned rank of Associate Professor or higher. Candidates must be able to support and promote the University’s inclusive Mission, its Catholic identity, and its liberal arts and professional education traditions.
Gannon University is a Masters L institution committed to student-centered learning, with an emphasis on professional education integrated with liberal-learning student outcomes. Gannon is located in the heart of downtown Erie, Pennsylvania, along the shores of Lake Erie and close to businesses, organizations and government agencies that are active partners in helping our students receive a hands-on education. Erie is a major tourist destination boasting 11 beaches, a wide variety of seasonal activities, professional sports teams, a professional symphony, multiple venues for live theater and music, and many other entertainment options. Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Buffalo are within a two-hour drive.
Gannon University seeks excellence through inclusiveness and invites women and members of underrepresented groups to apply. Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter, C.V., evidence of effective teaching methods and productive scholarship in your respective field, and the contact information for three professional references to www.gannon.edu/employment. Review of applications will begin immediately and this position will remain open until filled. The finalist will be required to submit an original transcript from the institution awarding his/her terminal degree. References will not be contacted without prior notification to the applicants. Gannon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about Gannon, visit www.gannon.edu.
Gannon is a Catholic, Diocesan university dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Our faculty and staff prepare students to be global citizens through programs grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and professional specializations. Inspired by the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, we offer a comprehensive, values-centered learning experience that emphasizes faith, leadership, inclusiveness and social responsibility.