Antioch University’s Graduate School of Leadership and Change Seeking Faculty with Passion for Degrees of Purpose

Antioch University’s Graduate School of Leadership and Change is seeking three passionate senior scholar-practitioners whose research, scholarship and practice engage students, inclusive communities, and diverse workplaces with complex issues related to leadership and change. We are open to a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds with preferred expertise to include but not limited to higher education change, organization and/or community building, and leadership and advocacy for the common good.

The successful candidates will join our interdisciplinary faculty team in Antioch University’s mission-driven and distinctive Graduate School of Leadership and Change as we expand.  In addition to the School’s highly successful PhD in Leadership and Change (PhDLC), now entering its 19th year, we are launching an innovative new Master in Leadership Practice (MLP). Both of these degrees of purpose fulfill the University’s mission of education that “furthers social, economic and environmental justice.” Two of the new faculty will have primary responsibilities in the PhD Program;  the third will serve as the founding core faculty of the MLP.

The PhD’s paradigm-shifting low-residency, cohort-structured program serves 150 doctoral students from around the globe, all of whom are experienced practitioners in a wide array of sectors and professions. The program’s outcomes-based curriculum blends face-to-face residencies with uniquely designed virtual technologies to support a dynamic, geographically dispersed network of faculty, students, staff, and alumni.  Our model supports cross-sector inquiry into the thorny issues of our times by addressing the knowledge and capabilities scholars need to embolden research that can have positive impacts on leadership and change.  Based on many of these same components, the MLP’s integrated curriculum focuses on real-world change practices to disrupt responsibly for sustainable futures in organizations and communities.

Successful applicants must have: a doctorate in an area related to our interdisciplinary curriculum; an established record of research and practice equivalent to level of full professor; substantial experience as a university faculty especially with graduate students; comfort with a range of academic technologies in teaching and learning; commitment to inclusive high impact processes to educate the whole person; a lively spirit of academic experimentation and a belief in the power of education to “win victories for humanity.” In addition, specific to the PhD Program, successful applicants must have experience serving on and/or chairing dissertations, as well as experience teaching a broad range of applied research methods.   Specific to the MLP Program, successful applicants must bring significant experience with organizations and communities as an educator, consultant, and/or coach.

Primary responsibilities: Teaching theories, research and practices of leading change; advising and evaluating student work in an iterative and narrative format; facilitating learning within a geographically dispersed student body; and collaborating with a highly engaged interdisciplinary faculty team. PhD-designated faculty have responsibilities chairing/ serving on dissertations;  MLP-designated faculty have responsibilities overseeing real-world action projects.

Learn more and apply here!