Assistant Professor of Education (Leadership)

Lenoir-Rhyne University
North Carolina, United States
Competitive Salary
Nov 05, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Lenoir-Rhyne University opened its Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville in August 2012. The Center is located in a state-of-the-art facility near the heart of one of the nation’s most beautiful and prosperous cities. It provides students from across the region affordable, quality graduate education emphasizing professional preparation through excellent teaching and mentoring.

The College of Education and Human Services seeks applications for a non-tenure track, continuing full-time appointment in the School of Education, at the Assistant Professor rank, to serve as a full-time faculty member and Coordinator of the Master of Arts in Leadership program, a fully-online graduate program designed to prepare candidates for leadership positions in a variety of organizations including higher education, non-profits, and businesses.

This appointment is based in Asheville and begins August of 2021. Responsibilities include teaching summer, fall and spring graduate courses and coordination/supervision of clinical internships. The position will also manage all recruiting, retention, and evaluation processes for the program. A terminal degree in a Leadership related discipline is required.  Preferred candidates will possess credentials and/or experience as a leader in an organization. Experience in developing and delivering high-quality courses utilizing online pedagogies is required. Evidence of exemplary college teaching experience is strongly preferred. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to grow and sustain enrollments for this program and develop strong partnerships with the community.  Successful candidates will also display a commitment and capacity for teaching excellence, student mentorship, and scholarly and professional engagement.

To complete the online application process (required), candidates are directed to:

While completing the application process, candidates will be prompted to submit a Letter of Application, a Curriculum Vitae (including the names and addresses of three references), and a Statement of Teaching Philosophy. The application letter should discuss specifically how one’s professional experiences and perspectives relate to the needs of the position and of Lenoir-Rhyne University. (The University’s mission, vision, values, and common learning goals may be reviewed at: Additional information regarding the Master of Arts in Leadership program can be found at The search committee will begin reviewing applications January 2, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Any questions regarding the position or the search process should be submitted electronically to Dr. Amy Wood, chair of the search committee, at

Founded in 1891, Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private liberal arts institution with more than 50 undergraduate degree programs and over 30 graduate degree programs. LR enrolls more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students and has had 11 consecutive years of enrollment growth. LR’s main campus is in Hickory, North Carolina, where both undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered. The University also offers graduate degree programs on its campuses in Asheville, North Carolina, and Columbia, South Carolina. The Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary is also in Columbia. LR is affiliated with the North Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and welcomes students from all religious backgrounds.