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Lecturer – Educational Leadership

Description of Job

The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, within the Division of Education at Edgewood College announces one full-time non-tenure track faculty position. The Edgewood College Doctoral Program offers a 24-credit superintendent license program, a 54 credit EdD in Higher Education and Leadership Studies, and a 30 credit Doctoral Completion program.

Under general direction from the Director of Doctoral Program, the person in this position will be responsible for teaching multiple courses totaling 15 credits. They will work closely with the Director to inform and implement continuous improvement efforts. They will also provide doctoral students consultation in research methods. The consultation is intended to confirm student adherence to pre-determined standards for dissertation research. The person in this position is available and responds to doctoral student research needs throughout the dissertation advising stage of doctoral studies by providing quality service and follow-up. They will also serve as a faculty representative on dissertation committees.  


  • Teach the online sections of Consumer of Research (3 cr), Leadership Theory and Practice or Strategic Leadership (3 cr), Special Topics in Higher Education (3 cr) Proposal Writing and Presentation (3 cr) and Ethical and Inclusive Leadership I or II (3 credits) for the doctoral program over 12 months.
  • Serve as dissertation advisor to 8-10 doctoral students per year.
  • Serve as faculty representative on assigned doctoral student committees.
  • Meet with doctoral students to advise them on design, academic writing, and data analysis.
  • Collaborate with the Director on workshops offered via WebEx.
  • Participate as a member of the doctoral faculty collaborative.
  • Attend doctoral faculty meetings.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled research team meetings and scholars’ retreats.

Job Qualifications

Necessary Education or Work Experience

  • Doctorate in Education Research, Educational Psychology. Educational Leadership, or other relevant field.
  • Experience teaching in a synchronous, online environment.  Experience with doctoral dissertation design and completion; Experience and expertise using online course management and interactive systems, particularly Blackboard and WebEx.
  • Desirable qualification: Hold a WI Superintendent license. 

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designs
  • Knowledge of research requirements for dissertations
  • Knowledge of education research tools (SPSS, mPlus, NVivo, Dedoose, etc.) and their application to dissertations
  • Proven analytical and investigative skills, particularly related to research data
  • Commitment, energy, and capacity to successfully manage multiple tasks
  • Superior time management and organizational skills; extreme attention to detail
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Other Qualifications

Edgewood College, a Catholic college sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence - the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values - truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Edgewood College
Human Resources - LEDL
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
E-mail: officeofacademicaffairs@edgewood.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer