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Lecturer in Leadership and Learning Organization

Peabody College of Education and Human Development
Nashville, Tennessee
Competitive Salary
Date posted
Mar 12, 2024

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The Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations (LPO) is seeking applicants for a Lecturer (non-tenure track) faculty position to provide instruction and support for the online, professional doctorate in Leadership and Learning in Organizations. Candidates are sought to teach multiple sections of courses in the Learning and Design strand of the online program, such as Learning and Design in Context, Design for Learning in Communities, and Designing Inquiry and Leading Improvement.

This is an opportunity to join a highly productive, diverse and interdisciplinary faculty and to be part of a premier, innovative online program.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.  This is a twelve-month appointment.

The Department

The mission of the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations (LPO) is to understand and enhance the political, economic, organizational, and social contexts in which human learning takes place. The department offers professional graduate programs in leadership and organizational performance, education policy, international education policy and management, higher education administration, and independent school leadership, as well as undergraduate tracks in leadership and organizational effectiveness, education policy, and international education.

For information about the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations (LPO), visit the Web site at


Candidates must have an earned doctorate in a field such as Organizational Learning, Learning and Design, Learning Science or closely related disciplines.  Background or experience in teaching professional degree students, including at the professional doctoral-level or MBA students is critical and online teaching experience is preferred. Candidates are expected to have excellent teaching credentials.  Candidates also should be prepared to teach students from diverse professional backgrounds. Experience supervising capstones or dissertations is desirable.

Application Instructions

Please submit application materials, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, teaching evaluations, and three reference letters to the following link:

Additional questions may be directed to Eve Rifkin, LLO Program Director (

Equal Opportunity Employer: At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.




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