The College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is seeking energetic, collaborative colleagues to fill two visiting assistant professor positions for its expanding online Ed.D. Leadership in Schooling program. These annual appointments are renewable for up to four years. Successful candidates may be considered for a full-time, non-tenure track assistant teaching professor positions after three years.

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 concentration as part of an online doctoral program and it is an active member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate ( 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:

We are seeking individuals who have (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; STEM education; emergent multilingual learners; and special education; (3) a record of supporting/supervising doctoral research that promotes continuous school improvement and social justice; (4) demonstrated experience in one or more research methods (qualitative, quantitative, survey, or mixed methods), and (5) excellent on-line teaching and communication skills.

Responsibilities include:

In response to increasing program enrollments, these new positions are designed to exclusively support the continued growth and improvement of the Ed.D. program. Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • teaching a total of six graduate-level asynchronous online courses (which includes teaching in the summer, fall and/or spring terms),
  • reviewing student portfolios and qualifying papers,
  • participating in the program’s annual week-long summer residency,
  • chairing and serving on dissertation committees, and
  • attending program meetings.

Those interested may learn more (including application instructions) at the full announcement, here.