HT - Academic Specialist - Graduate School of Education

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Position Information

Position Title HT - Academic Specialist - Graduate School of Education
Requisition Number PTFR000372
Division/College College of Professional Studies
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-Time/Part-Time Part Time
Benefits Eligible No
Posting Date 03/05/2017

The College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University invites applications for a non-tenure track half-time faculty position in the Graduate School of Education. This is a 12-month non-tenure track position with annual renewable appointments. Our innovative online professional masters and doctoral programs in education address the increasing need for individuals working in educational settings and other organizational environments to possess graduate level competencies in research, theory and practice. The programs are founded on a model that is committed to rigorous research that acknowledges the realities of practice and to a collaborative approach of resolving complex educational problems. The Graduate School of Education programs share a fundamental assumption that systemic inequity constrains innovation and that education provides a platform from which to work toward and prioritize just and equitable systems.

This is a teaching-focused college, which means that teaching is our primary responsibility and focus. We work primarily online, and we expect that faculty members continually revise and refresh their approaches to help define what good graduate work online looks like. It is not simply content delivery, rather, we focus on the ways the experience of learning and teaching supports dialogue, critical inquiry, and change.

Half-time faculty members in the GSE teach an average of 3 courses across the four-quarter academic year and serve as the Doctoral Dissertation Chair for up to 20 doctoral students. Actual course and dissertation chair loads may vary. In addition half-time faculty members have the opportunity to participate in other GSE and college-level responsibilities, including but not limited to the following:

• Developing curriculum, course content and materials
• Service to college in the form of committee work
• Participation in faculty meetings and collaborative faculty engagement in projects, program and professional development


• Terminal degree in Education or related field preferred
• Understanding of and alignment with the GSE mission and vision
• Graduate level teaching experience
• Demonstrated ability to teach online and advise graduate students at both the master’s and doctoral levels
• Demonstrated strong capacity to serve as primary Doctoral Dissertation Chair for up to twenty doctoral students. Doctoral students in education at Northeastern University conduct research that has immediate implications for practice and for their particular and local contexts. Our research advising model requires dissertation chairs possess pedagogical and content skills in varied research approaches

Additional Information

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Teaching Statement
  3. Other

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Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.