Lecturer in Curriculum and Instruction: EdD in Learning and Organizational Change

Department of Curriculum & Instruction

POSITION: Lecturer in Curriculum and Instruction: EdD in Learning and Organizational Change
(Online, Non-Tenure-Track)

Multiple Positions Open
(June 2022)

DESCRIPTION: The School of Education seeks multiple lecturers to teach and mentor graduate students pursuing a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Learning and Organizational Change. This doctoral program is housed within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and, by summer 2022, will have successfully graduated three cohorts of students totaling 125 doctoral graduates. The Ed.D. program serves a talented and diverse population of graduate students who represent a range of races, ages, and professions. The program admits a new cohort of students each trimester (i.e., three times per calendar year). Students complete an established sequence of courses designed for working professionals, consisting of two courses (6 credit hours) each trimester with a typical graduation timeline of 36 months. Students also complete a research-intensive dissertation focused on a problem-of-practice as part of their program of study. Courses are delivered online and are designed to provide students a strong sense of community with maximum collaboration opportunities. Courses are also offered in the evenings to accommodate the working professional; each course includes an asynchronous component and a live class session for 1.5 hours each week.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Consistent with Baylor University’s mission to be a world-class institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals, the qualifications for the position include:  

  • An earned doctorate in education, organizational change, or related discipline.  
  • Expertise in at least one of these areas: learning foundations, organizational change, quantitative research methodology, and/or mixed methods research techniques. 
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching at the university level. 
  • The ability to mentor students engaged in research dissertations focused on a problem-of-practice.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion among faculty, staff, and students. 
  • Ability to be on the Waco campus multiple times per trimester for on-campus events.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Successful experience working with graduate students and mentoring their research.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching in online environments.
  • Record of published research in peer-reviewed outlets.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Faculty are typically assigned a 4-4-4 teaching/mentorship load in this trimester program and may serve as the lead instructor or section instructor for one or more courses. Responsibilities also include leading weekly synchronous course sessions and preparing/revising materials for the asynchronous portion of courses. The faculty take part in hosting cohorts of students for on-campus immersion experiences in Waco, mentor students as they develop a research dissertation focused on a problem-of-practice, and review admission applications. Program faculty are committed to maintaining high expectations for students while providing the necessary supports to ensure their success. To this end, program faculty meet regularly and operate as a productive, supportive team.

SALARY AND BEGINNING DATE: The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. The preferred start date for all positions is August 1, 2022 (beginning of the fall Semester).

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin June 10 and applications will be accepted until all open positions are filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates should include the following in their application materials: (a) a letter of application describing the applicant’s area(s) of expertise and potential fit with Baylor’s Christian mission; (b) curriculum vitae; (c) C&I Application Form; (d) transcripts documenting terminal degree (original required prior to on-campus interview); and (e) contact information for three professional references.

Important Information
  • Employment with Baylor University is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and verification of degrees earned. 
  • Baylor complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws and does not engage in prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, nationality or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. 

Materials must be submitted electronically to: apply.interfolio.com/106176


About Baylor School of Education:

Baylor’s School of Education celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019 and has a well-established reputation for excellence in developing dynamic educators, leaders, and researchers. With more than 60 full-time faculty, the school’s growing research portfolio complements its commitment to excellence in teaching and student mentoring. The school boasts an array of academic offerings housed in three departments: Educational Psychology, Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Leadership. Baylor’s award-winning undergraduate program in teacher education serves approximately 400 students and has earned national distinction for innovative partnerships with local schools that provide future teachers with extensive clinical preparation. Likewise, the school’s graduate programs are nationally recognized for their exemplary preparation of scholars, advanced clinicians, and educational leaders.

More than 700 graduate students pursue advanced study and professional preparation in the School of Education’s master’s, Ed.S., Ed.D., and Ph.D. programs. With multiple faculty searches underway and exciting new initiatives both at home and abroad, the school is in a period of significant expansion and poised for greater impact through the production of meaningful research and preparation of the next generation of thought leaders.  To learn more about the School of Education please visit baylor.edu/SOE.

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About Baylor University:

Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas and currently serves approximately 21,000 students. Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation and in 2022 was formally designated an R1 institution within the Carnegie Foundation’s classification system. Baylor University is also recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education on its honor roll of "Great Colleges to Work For." Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while affording faculty and staff the chance to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Baylor's strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor's mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.  

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Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.