Faculty Position in Higher Education
The Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) invites applications for a faculty position in higher education. We seek candidates with extensive leadership experience in educational practice and policy to assume a central role teaching and advising in our master’s program in Higher Education, a one-year program serving students interested in higher education administration, policy or planning in a college or university or a higher education association, agency, or non-profit organization. The successful candidate will also be expected to take a leadership role in the development and delivery of short-term executive and professional development programs for higher education leaders and administrators through HGSE’s Programs in Professional Education.
Among the areas of professional and teaching expertise of particular interest to us are: leadership and governance; the funding and financing of higher education; innovation and change; accountability and performance; access; student learning; changing student populations; alternative strategies for the development and design of higher education. The ability to convey conceptual as well as practical knowledge beyond one’s own experience is crucial. Candidates should be able to teach in multiple areas and speak to a range of audiences, from new to mid-career to senior professionals.
This search is open rank and may result in the appointment of a non-tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Lecturer on Education, Senior Lecturer on Education, or Professor of Practice. Lecturers and Senior Lecturers are faculty members whose expertise derives from deep and significant professional experience in educational practice. Appointment to the rank of Professor of Practice is reserved for individuals who have earned national or international distinction for having had a major beneficial impact on education practice or policy, or for having been an exemplary leader in education or a closely related field over an extended period of time. Faculty members in any of these ranks often publish and present for professional, policy or practice-based audiences, and should be familiar with current research and literature in their areas of expertise. Lecturers and Senior Lecturers teach four semester-long courses or an equivalent combination of courses and professional education offerings; Professors of Practice teach three courses or the equivalent. Faculty at all ranks advise students and serve on institutional committees.
Candidates will normally possess a doctorate or another terminal degree. Successful candidates will have substantial leadership experience and a track record of accomplishment in postsecondary institutions or higher education-related governmental, not-for-profit, or for-profit organizations.
The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit application materials, including a cover letter identifying your areas of expertise and outlining the kinds of courses you might envision teaching, at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5069.
Harvard Graduate School of Education prepares students and professionals of diverse backgrounds for positions of leadership in research, policy, and practice in education, and is an affirmative action employer. Applications from women, minorities, and residents of all countries are strongly encouraged.