Kuntz Endowed Chair, Executive Director of the Center for Catholic Education, Associate or Full Professor, Department of Educational Administration

Position Summary

The Kuntz Endowed Chair in Educational Administration will be a nationally recognized scholar active in the field of Catholic education, and will be appointed at the rank of tenured professor or associate professor in the Department of Educational Administration (EDA). The individual holding this position is expected to provide expertise in the area of US educational leadership for Catholic schools as executive director of the Center for Catholic Education and to demonstrate through scholarship the intellectual focus of the Center for Catholic Education (CCE): teaching and leadership in Catholic K-12 schools with attention to the United States’ diverse contexts. The Kuntz Chair’s research will contribute to the national and international reputation of the Center by making significant contributions to scholarship and innovative programming for Catholic schools. The position requires teaching in the EDA department, which includes mentoring doctoral and MSE students, PhD dissertations, and encouraging students’ professional development. The Kuntz Chair will teach, supervise and advise graduate students, conduct scholarly research in Catholic education, supervise CCE programming and operations, and promote the national profile for the Center. The Kuntz Chair will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues across campus as well as the other two (2) Marianist Universities – St. Mary’s and Chaminade – and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

To pursue this agenda, the Kuntz Chair will teach one (1) course per academic year, to be determined in consultation with the EDA department chair. The Kuntz Chair will have access to discretionary funds to support their work, have an administrative assistant, and opportunities to work with a graduate assistant.

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 Catholic K-12 education. We provide educators with programs and services that enhance the Church's mission and foster excellence in Catholic schools. We value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. We seek an inspiring and energetic leader to advance the CCE into national prominence with strong grants, fundraising, relational, and spiritual foundations and because we seek a community with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

• An earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. in education or related field
• Distinguished record of scholarship in their field with evidence of scholarship in US Catholic education
• Experience in strategic administrative roles
• Articulated commitment to inclusive excellence in teaching at the graduate level and to support the CCE’s and UD’s
commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion.
• Minimum of 10 years of excellence in teaching undergraduate or graduate students
• Effective written communication skills

In addition to the above requirements, appointment at the rank of Professor requires a record of teaching, scholarship, and service commensurate with the criteria for the rank of Professor in the School of Education & Health Sciences at the University of Dayton.

Preferred Qualifications 

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

• Expressed willingness to engage with Marianist principles and traditions
• Demonstrated experience with Catholic educational traditions and practice
• Research focus that engages the diversity of US Catholic school settings (urban, rural, suburban)
• Demonstrated success in advising, directing, and/or mentoring students
• Demonstrated record of leadership and/or membership in NCEA (National Catholic Education Association)
• Demonstrated successful experience in one or more of the following:
  -Building and maintaining partnerships with Catholic schools and educators
  -Experience with administrative roles including operations and finances
  -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
  -Managing large grant projects in related areas
  -Working with and/or teaching socially and culturally diverse communities
• Professional-level proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint) and Google suite (Sheets, Docs, Drive,
• Effective interpersonal communication skills as evidenced by a demonstrated history of team building and collaborative decision-making

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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Special Instructions to Applicants 

Prior to February 28, 2022 11:55 PM EST, please submit an online application, which includes the following required documents:
● Cover letter addressing all required and any preferred qualifications met, and interest in the position
● Curriculum vitae
● Sample of current research (not to exceed 35 pages);
● 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
● Contact information (name, phone number and email address) for three professional references

Update Regarding Executive Order 14042 Effective Nov. 30, 2021

A federal court on Nov. 30 issued a ruling that suspends the requirement that applies to federal contractors in Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who work in these states and who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

The following requirements remain in effect for all positions located in states other than Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee: To comply with federal rules, UD will require all employees, including student employees, for all positions performed outside Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The University will accept valid religious or medical exemptions and seek to reasonably accommodate them. Links to the most up-to-date COVID-19 health information, an easy-to-navigate index of the University's COVID-19 guidelines, and resources can be found at https://udayton.edu/coronavirus.  

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis

Posting closes at 11:55 PM EST