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Adjunct Instructor, Educational Leadership



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The VCU School of Education’s Human Resources (SOEHR) Department is committed to creating a positive, diverse and inclusive environment for faculty, staff and students.

Position Responsibilities:
The Department of Educational Leadership in the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University is recruiting a pool of adjunct faculty beginning in Summer 2024. Adjunct faculty may teach online or face-to-face undergraduate or graduate courses in educational leadership and practice and integrate approaches and perspectives with a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). The adjunct faculty pool will be utilized on an as-needed basis, and you may resubmit your application for subsequent years.

The Department of Educational Leadership prepares visionary scholars and leaders who promote equity, inclusiveness, and justice across a variety of spheres. We have a robust set of programs spanning the PK20W (pre-kindergarten, postsecondary undergraduate and graduate education, and workforce development/adult learning). Programs in need of adjunct instructors include:
• BA in Human and Organizational Development
• EdD in Leadership, which has student cohorts of K12, Higher Education, and General Leadership (public sector, nonprofit, military, academic leadership, and leadership in education-adjacent disciplines such as social work and healthcare)
• M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, which has concentrations in
· Administration and Supervision (licensure)
· Culturally Responsive Leadership
· Higher Education Administration
· Leadership Studies
• Graduate Certificate in Culturally Responsive Leadership
• Post-Master’s Certificate (PMC) in Educational Leadership

Position duties include:
1. Meet all designated course instruction guidelines, including delivery of content specific to the course and in the modality assigned
2. Provide written feedback and assign grades to student work in a timely manner
3. Respond to student inquiries within 24 hours
4. Submit final grades according to policy

Required Qualifications:
Terminal degree in education (Ph.D. or Ed.D.), A combination of professional experience and/or content knowledge related to leadership/policy in the following sectors: K12, higher education, and/or general leadership (public sector, nonprofit, military, academic leadership, and leadership in education-adjacent disciplines such as social work and healthcare). In your cover letter, please highlight the program(s) and content areas in which you have expertise and are interested in teaching.

Program Specific Areas of Needed Expertise:

BA in HOD:
• Facilitation skills
• Designing online learning
• Developing culturally competent workplaces
• Organizational development & change
• Project management
• Consulting skill s

EdD in Leadership:
• Leadership and experience across the PK20W continuum
• International K12, higher education, general leadership and organizational change and development
• Organizational and systems development & change
• Research methods, especially quantitative data and data visualization
• Teamwork and team & project management
• Policy and ethics
• Organizational analysis (face to face in particular)
• Budgeting and finance (higher education and general leadership)
• Legal perspectives (higher education and general leadership)
• Professional and academic writing
• Crisis management

Post-Master’s Certificate (PMC) and M.Ed. in Educational Leadership:
• Legal and regulatory frameworks in education
• DEI principles and social justice theory and application
• College student developmental theory and practices
• Human resource management in education
• Individualized learning strategies and practices
• Crisis leadership and management skills
• Immigration theory and practice analysis
• Student centered policy development
• Higher education policy
• School community and education stakeholder engagement
• Higher education administration

Salary Range: 1,352 per credit



Position Details:

Department: SOEEdLdshp: Dep
Employment Type: AJ - Adjunct
Restricted Status: No
FTE: Varies
Exemption Status: Exempt




Contact Information:

Contact Name: Mariah Taghavie-Moghadam

Contact Email: taghaviemoghm@vcu.edu




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