Lecturer - K-12 Leadership - (ADJ000351)



The Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies (ELPS) courses are offered as full-time hybrid at the M.Ed. and Ed.D. levels. The program courses are considered hybrid in nature, as 51% of the coursework is delivered in a face-to-face environment, while 49% is delivered online. Adjunct faculty may be asked to teach in two programs: (a) Executive Ed.D. in K-12 Professional Leadership; and, (b) M.Ed. in Administration & Supervision. Both programs allow participants to pursue certificates in educational administration (either superintendent/Ed.D. or principal/M.Ed.).

M.Ed. courses include, but are not limited to: Leadership for Equity in Diverse Schools, Instructional Supervision, Law & Policy for School Leaders, Research in Multicultural Education, and Strategic Engagement of School/Community Leaders.

Ed.D. courses include, but are not limited to: Leadership Theory for School Administrators; Politics, Policy & Governance; Issues in Urban Education; The Superintendency; and, Resource Management.

Applications for adjunct teaching positions are accepted and reviewed on a continuous basis. Both the Department Chair and Program Directors examine applicants.

Adjunct faculty are expected to:

  • Employ a variety of pedagogical strategies focused on engaging adult learners;
  • Maintain course-specific records;
  • Evaluate student work in a timely manner,
  • Provide students with quality feedback as to their advancement toward meeting student learning objectives;
  • Successfully facilitate face-to-face and online instruction; and,
  • Deliver the pre-developed course content required for either the Masters or Doctoral degree.
  • Provide copies of all internship documents to the program director.


The Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies (ELPS) is committed to meeting the needs of its student-learners, and thus understands the importance of hiring adjunct faculty of the highest quality. The Department is interested in candidates who have experience working with students from a diverse background and a commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students. As a requirement to begin employment with ELPS, you must complete the following:

  • Attend the adjunct faculty orientation with M.Ed. and/or Ed.D. Program Director(s).
  • Read M.Ed. or Ed.D. handbook(s) and internship guides(s).
  • Work with the University of Houston College of Education (UHCOE) Blackboard specialist and instructional designer to develop an understanding of effective online learning.


The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Qualifications :

To be considered for an adjunct position in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies (ELPS), the following requirements must be met:

  • Hold a current Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Demonstrated a history of successful experience as a PK-12 administrator;
  • Demonstrated competence of assigned course content area(s);
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and a clear understanding of adult learning theory (engaging adult students);
  • Demonstrate and ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, and district partners; and,
  • Demonstrate exceptional verbal, written, and electronic communication skills.


Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

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