Sacred Heart University, in Fairfield, Connecticut, is the second-largest Catholic university in New England and the first to be led and staffed by lay people. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its The Best 379 Colleges: 2015 and U.S. News & World Report ranks SHU among the best regional universities in the North. Over 6,400 students are enrolled in its five colleges: the NCATE accredited Isabelle Farrington College of Education, College of Arts & Sciences; College of Health Professions; the AACSB-accredited John F. Welch College of Business and University College.

Sacred Heart University invites applications for a tenure-track position in higher education and adult learning beginning mid-August 2015.  The Department of Educational Leadership and Literacy is seeking a successful educational leader to work in a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) program, which will prepare candidates for careers in higher education administration and teaching.  The program is pending state authorization and is delivered in a hybrid format at our Stamford Graduate Center.

The successful candidate will possess background and experience with research-based management techniques and strategies to teach, mentor, and advise the next generation of higher education professionals in both theory and application.  The successful candidate will also provide students the tools necessary to address educational challenges in post-secondary settings.  Finally, the successful candidate will understand and be able to teach quantitative and/or qualitative analysis of data for institutional improvement and research design. Responsibilities include teaching doctoral courses, advising students, supervising dissertations and providing service to university and professional communities.  Candidates must demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching and a record of, or potential for, scholarly activity.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in higher education, adult education or related field.
  • Commitment to culturally responsive teaching.
  • Successful record in educational research and research applications.
  • Evidence of the ability to teach at the graduate level with a high degree of effectiveness.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in administrative positions in higher education.
  • Experience with digital learning strategies with ability to design and deliver hybrid courses.
  • Record of scholarly productivity or potential.
  • Experience mentoring doctoral students.

Applicants should submit a letter relating the applicant’s experience to the requirements of the position, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, sample of scholarly writing, and transcripts to Dr. Michael Barbour, Isabelle Farrington College of Education, Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06825, (203) 396-8446 or by email The review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014 and the position will remain open until filled.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package including tuition remission.

Ecumenical in spirit and led by the laity, Sacred Heart University is dedicated to excellence in academics and to the Catholic intellectual and liberal arts traditions.  We are looking for individuals who value the University’s Catholic identity, tradition and spirit, and support its commitment to the intellectual and ethical development of our students.  Sacred Heart University is an EOE/AA employer.