Soka University of America will be interviewing at the AERA meeting in Chicago, April 16-19, for a full-time visiting professor to teach in its new MA Program in Educational Leadership and Societal Change, beginning September 2015. This is a one year, renewable position. Responsibilities include teaching masters-level courses in psychology of education, educational assessment, curriculum and instruction, and research methods. In addition to advising and mentoring students in the first and second years of the MA program leading to the MA thesis, 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 liaison to providers for an optional, subsidized Summer Research Internship (SRI).

Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: The candidate will have an earned doctorate either in educational psychology or in education with an emphasis on educational leadership in addition to licensure in educational psychology. Rank is open. However, a record of teaching and research excellence is required. In addition to demonstrating strong quantitative analytical skills, the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a firm grasp of global trends and issues in education and educational psychology, including past and present methods of school assessment and current curricular standards. Some leadership experience in P-12 or in a closely related field is a plus.

If you would like to be considered for an interview at the 2015 AERA, please send:

  • Cover letter, including a telephone number where the candidate can be reached at AERA
  • 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.


John M. Heffron, Ph.D.

Director, MA Program in Educational Leadership and Societal Change


For information about the University and its new MA Program, please visit Please direct any questions to John M. Heffron at

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer