Professor of Comparative and International Education and Leadership

Date posted: 8/8/16
Soka University of America seeks an individual to fill a tenure-track professorship in its new MA Program, Educational Leadership and Societal Change, beginning in August 2017. Rank open. Responsibilities include teaching masters-level courses in educational leadership, education law and policy, comparative and international education, and research methods. In addition to advising and mentoring students, the ideal candidate will provide leadership in program evaluation, cultivate a close working relationship with public school systems as well as educational professionals in non-school settings, and serve as a resource for the Summer Travel Grant (STG), a non-credit bearing, field-based research opportunity for all graduate students. This individual will also actively participate in the professional development of students and mentor students toward the required MA Thesis.
Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: The candidate will have an earned doctorate either in educational administration, educational leadership, comparative and international education or in a related field with a record of teaching and scholarship that meets the requirements for appointment at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate an outstanding grasp of global trends and issues in education and educational theory, and will have some level of experience in implementation, application, and assessment of leadership skills to enhance education delivery and learning within P-12 public schools and higher education.
Please attach:
  • Cover letter 
  • Vitae
  • A list of three professional references (include name, address, phone number)
  • A statement giving (or refusing) authorization for email communication to be used to convey the status of a candidate’s application during the search process. 
Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
Send to: John M. Heffron, Ph.D.
Director, MA Program in Educational Leadership and Societal Change
c/o Human Resources Soka University of America
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA  92656
For information about the University and its MA Program, please visit Please direct any questions to John M. Heffron at