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Lecturer of Higher Education Administration

Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Start date
Jun 14, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Other Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development invites applications for a full-time Lecturer of Higher Education Administration. We seek an individual with substantial professional experience working within higher education institutions and demonstrated ability to contribute to the program’s commitment to preparing the next generation of diverse leaders in higher education. To that end, we are seeking a colleague whose teaching carries a strong social justice orientation, who can enhance our efforts to build equitable and just education environments, and who can expand our partnerships with institutions that serve diverse student populations.


Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition dedicated to inclusion and social justice. We are proud that we were the first American university to award a Ph.D. to a woman and of our record of inclusiveness. BU Wheelock includes diversity as one of five strategic goals. We are dedicated to increasing the participation of all talented students and are committed to the pursuit of careers within education and human development by underrepresented groups at BU and beyond.


Higher Education Administration faculty teach primarily graduate-level courses both on-campus and online, advise students, and provide service to the college and university. A portion of the workload within this position will be dedicated to administrative responsibilities shared across the program faculty, and also toward leading activities to grow the program, including student recruitment and building institutional partnerships.


The Lecturer position begins no later than September 1, 2021. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Applications from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


As stated above, Boston University believes that cultural and social diversity is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. In your application materials, we welcome a description of how, as a scholar, teacher, or community member, you will engage and sustain the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion articulated in Boston University’s diversity statement.


Required Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in higher education or related field


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive successful experience working in a leadership position within higher education
  • Experience teaching at the university level, both in-person and online
  • Experience and commitment to data-informed decision-making
  • Deep network from which to recruit potential students and develop institutional partnerships
  • Active engagement in professional development activities and professional associations

Inquiries may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Dr. Jerry Whitmore,


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Applicants should submit the following documents electronically to

  • Brief cover letter explaining suitability for position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference


Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.






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