PT Lecturer - Doctor of Education
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and
the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our
world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students,
faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the
confines of discipline, degree, and campus.
Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London;
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Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and
Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through
this network, we expand opportunities for flexible,
student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused
Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate
programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to
degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among
these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees
designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and
About the Opportunity:
Northeastern University's College of Professional Studies invites
applicants for a part-time teaching position to teach and serve as
a dissertation in practice chair in our innovative online Doctor of
Education program within the Graduate School of Education. The
Graduate School of Education programs are located at the
intersection of theory, research and practice and foster the
development of scholars in practice. The program aims to support
professionals from a variety of fields and contexts to develop the
skills and intellectual acumen to effect change and innovation, to
question systemic norms, and to anticipate and shape a more
equitable, globally connected society.
Faculty members teach in an online environment with a diverse
student body. We believe that graduate work in education positions
students to leverage change and innovation toward a more just and
equitable society. As such, our faculty embrace a
scholar-practitioner model that uses Action Research as its
signature pedagogy. The Doctor of Education attracts students who
are passionate about exploring ways they can make the world a
better place and improve practices for learners in a variety of
professional fields including P-12, Higher Education and Workplace
The position is a part-time Dissertation in Practice Chair/Faculty
member to teach courses within the action research curriculum and
guide doctoral candidates through dissertation in practice
requirements (as Chair or committee member). Teaching
responsibilities includes facilitating the designed curriculum,
maintaining a learner focus, actively participating in a course
structure that facilitates learning, utilizing formative and
summative assessment, being attentive to the student experience,
bringing individual knowledge and expertise into the classroom,
providing specific and relevant feedback, and inspiring students to
achieve course and program outcomes relevant to the core
This position works closely with other faculty teaching in the
program in addition to faculty leads, Director of Dissertations and
reports to the Director of the EdD program. Essential Functions:
The role of Part-Time Dissertation in Practice Chairs may include
teaching courses within the Action Research Core Curriculum as
assigned, acting as a Dissertation Chair and/or acting as a
Dissertation Committee Member.
Faculty must demonstrate a commitment to Northeastern's vision,
mission, and goals and those of the Graduate School of Education.
Faculty are expected to participate in initial and ongoing
training. Participate in faculty and staff meetings. Faculty must
maintain contact with students via phone, video conferencing, and
email through their courses. Faculty must perform all teaching,
mentoring, and chairing in accordance with Northeastern
University's policies and procedures in addition to federal
policies governing education and research.
The position is based online, and most GSE faculty are remote.
There may be some travel to Boston, MA, Seattle, WA or Charlotte,
NC for hybrid courses or convenings. Courses are taught fully
online and a thoughtful comfort level with online instruction
(Canvas is employed) is critical.
- Doctorate degree in a relevant field from an accredited
- Minimum two (2) years of direct teaching experience at the
Master and/or Doctoral level.
- Three to five (3-5) years of professional and/or research
experience in the content area.
- Excellent skills in teaching online, a passion for teaching,
and a commitment to learning
- Skill in doctoral-level verbal and written communication
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret peer-reviewed,
quantitative and qualitative empirical studies, professional
journals, and technical procedures.
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and
draw valid conclusions.
- Ability to mentor and coach students on their research and
- Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
- Excellent organizational and communication skills, with a
proven ability to provide timely, accurate information on a variety
of academically oriented subjects to both internal and external
- Experienced online instructor
- Experienced in guiding and supervising research
- Experienced with action research
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking
to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and
staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its
forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect
that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, religion,
color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability
status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable
To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and
support of diversity and inclusion, please see
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