Visiting Assistant Professor - Online Doctorate in Leadership in Schooling
Job no: 507149
Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Non-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: College of Education
Applications Open: Jan 25 2021
Applications Close: Open until filled
General Summary of Position:
The College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is seeking an energetic, collaborative colleague to fill a visiting assistant professor position for its expanding online Ed.D. Leadership in Schooling program. This annual appointment is renewable for up to four years. A successful candidate may be considered for a full-time, non-tenure track assistant teaching professor position after three years. The applicant has the option to work remotely except during the annual one-week July residency requirement.
The Ed.D. is a practitioner-based program designed to support the on-going professional needs of educational leaders in K-12 contexts. It is one of the few programs in the country to offer a STEM Leadership option as part of an online doctoral program and it is an active member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (https://www.cpedinitiative.org). The program is anchored in the belief that by leveraging a professional knowledge base that integrates practical experience and research evidence during systematic inquiry, school leaders can make a substantial impact on the lives of the students, families, and communities they serve. The online Ed.D. in Leadership in Schooling program is a 42-credit-hour, cohort-based program. More information can be found at: https://www.uml.edu/Education/Doctorate/ED-Leadership.aspx
This new position is designed to exclusively support the continued growth and improvement of the Ed.D. program. Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
The College of Education is one of six academic colleges at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The College of Education (COE) contributes to the recognized success of UMass Lowell, which is ranked in the top 200 of national research universities (US News and World Report) and is one of the fastest growing universities in the country. Lowell is approximately 25 miles north of Boston and is a mid-size city with a diverse population. It is home to the second largest Cambodian population in the country, but is also home to people whose family heritage includes such countries as Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria, Brazil, and the Caribbean. Because of its place in the history of the industrialization of the USA, the National Park Service established the Lowell National Historical Park (LNHP). The LNHP in collaboration with the COE oversees the Tsongas Industrial History Center, which, each year, brings 40,000 children to Lowell for place-based, experiential learning.
The COE currently serves 400 graduate students and 120 undergraduates. The College has 14 tenured or tenure track faculty and five clinical faculty. Education degrees are offered at the undergraduate and graduate level. During the last five years, the College has launched exciting new initiatives to meet the needs of a rapidly expanding student body: a Carnegie-recognized doctoral degree program for school leaders, a School Leadership Institute (professional development for standing school administrators), Ph.D. degrees, a US Department of State grant-funded international education program, a new BA Ed degree with dual license in elementary and special education, a UTeach program for undergraduate STEM education, and a Center for Program Evaluation.
The COE faculty is composed of engaged and innovative scholars who generate and apply knowledge, create programs, and collaborate with partners, guided by values of democracy, inclusion, excellence, and service. The COE is committed to building a diverse faculty in order to fulfill our mission of serving socio-economically, ethnically and linguistically diverse students and promoting global understanding of educational issues.
We are seeking an individual who has (1) a demonstrated commitment to developing K-12 school leaders who strive to improve the educational opportunities of diverse and historically underserved communities; (2) the demonstrated expertise to teach K-12 school leadership courses that are anchored in one or more of the following areas: Improvement Science or related approaches to continuous improvement; culturally responsive, anti-racist pedagogy; (3) a record of supporting/supervising doctoral research that promotes continuous school improvement and social justice; (4) demonstrated experience in quantitative or mixed methods, and (5) excellent teaching and communication skills.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.
Please include the following documents with your application: