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Position Type: Faculty Part Time/Adjunct
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Leadership in Education
Pay Grade: 01
Date opened: Eastern Daylight Time
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The Department of Leadership in Education, Higher Education Program, in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks applicants for a non-tenure-track position as a part-time Lecturer, to begin September 1, 2024. Of particular interest are candidates with scholarly expertise related to equity-focused leadership in higher education, as well as teaching and learning in higher education, with a focus on culturally sustaining and asset-based pedagogies.


Faculty are responsible for teaching, advising, and service that enhance CEHD’s community-engaged mission. Responsibilities for this position include:

1) Teaching three graduate courses per academic year.

2) Advising doctoral students.

3) Serving on dissertation committees (second reader) in the Higher Education Program.

4) Providing service to the Higher Education Program through reviewing qualifying exams and serving on the admissions committee.

The successful candidate will also attend department meetings and Higher Education Program faculty meetings.

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in higher education or a related field (awarded prior to the start date for this position) and experience or promise in research and teaching.


The Higher Education Doctoral Program provides a dynamic environment for faculty to conduct nationally recognized research, particularly in areas related to access, equity and justice, organizational change, international/comparative education, public policy, and community engagement. The program enrolls many full-time professionals with diverse backgrounds and work experiences. The curriculum focuses on preparing higher education leaders, researchers, and policy analysts who are committed to fostering and facilitating change in a social justice framework. For details, visit:


UMass Boston is an urban public research university with a teaching soul, whose impact is both local and global. We are the third most diverse university in the country - more than 60% of our undergraduate students come from minoritized communities and groups and more than half of our students are the first in their families to attend a college or university. Thus, our students come to us from richly diverse life experiences and backgrounds; they bring to our classrooms and research settings the robust range of perspectives growing out of the socio-cultural, economic, and historical contexts in which they have lived, along with the challenges they encounter, engage, and strive to overcome. We invite applications from candidates who engage the diverse life experiences of our student body, who appreciate that students bring their holistic selves into the academic setting, and who recognize and articulate how their own life experiences and backgrounds have shaped their journeys, practices, and commitments as researchers, scholars, and educators.


To Apply: Submit the following materials online:  

  • a letter of interest that:
    1. Describes the applicant’s teaching agenda.
    2. Explains how the applicant’s scholarship contributes to policy, theory, and/or practice in higher education.
    3. Indicates how the applicant’s teaching philosophy fits with a practitioner-focused doctoral program in higher education.   
  • a current curriculum vitae. 
  • Names and contact information for three academic references.


Inquiries about the position can be directed to Denise Patmon (

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


UMass Boston is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations for the hiring process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact or 617-287-5150.

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