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Director - Experiential Program for Preparing School Principals

The Butler University College of Education is searching for a new colleague in educational administration for the position of Director of the Experiential Program for Preparing School Principals (EPPSP).  This non-tenure track position begins August, 2014, offering the opportunity for a successful candidate to take a direct leadership role in a transformative Master of Science degree program in educational administration.  We invite candidates who share our vision that we are preparing school leaders for schools as they should be, not schools as they currently exist.  The College of Education's four core values undergird our mission and vision: 1) The Appreciation of Diversity and Similarity; 2) The Excitement of Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring; 3) The Challenge of Integrated Practice and Collaboration; and 4) The Strength of Integrity and Responsibility.  We are seeking candidates to support our efforts to contribute in meaningful ways to the College's four core values and to the university's continued commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

Required Qualifications:

Earned doctorate (by August, 2014) from an accredited program in Educational Administration or related field; three years demonstrated success as a district and/or building administrator; evidence of knowledge of curriculum and instruction; demonstration of effective and innovative instructional approaches; meaningful utilization of technology in teaching; familiarity with accreditation standards and principal licensure; and active participation in the profession.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience as a building-level principal; experience teaching in a NCATE accredited graduate program - especially a graduate program in educational administration; graduation from the EPPSP program; and a disposition that aligns with the core values of the College of Education.


Serve as the director of the Experiential Program for Preparing School Principals (EPPSP); teach graduate courses; supervise student interns; recruit strong candidates for the program; network with leaders of other university principal preparation programs and others in the profession; serve as academic advisor for students; write letters of recommendation for current students and graduates; communicate with alumni; keep updated data regarding graduates of the program; complete all data and reports for the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC), the College of Education, and the university; oversee placement and effectiveness of adjuncts; and make program changes as dictated by data, changes to building level leader standards, and the educational climate.

Application Process:

The Butler University College of Education invites applications for submission.  Applications should include: letter of interest, resume/CV, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation (preferably including letters from a former supervisor and a teacher who served with the applicant), and three additional references who could be contacted for phone references.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and review of applications will begin immediately. 

Questions can be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee:

Dr. Ryan Flessner

Applications should be submitted electronically to:

Cindy Smith


Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff.  In addition hiring and other employment-related decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance and other employment-related criteria.  It is the policy of the University to provide equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category