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Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure-track), Adult Learning & Leadership (ALL)

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Position type: Faculty
Location: New York
Categories: Education/Instructional, Research

Job Summary / Basic Function: The Adult Learning & Leadership (ALL) program is recruiting for an assistant or associate professor (tenure-track) whose research and practice advance the field of adult learning and leadership in diverse, socially complex professional and organizational contexts; during cultural transformations by engaging diverse populations.

Teachers College’s vision is “creating a smarter, healthier & more equitable world.” Programs in the Department of Organization & Leadership support leadership development toward these goals in education and diverse organizations. This position seeks to enhance innovative research, teaching, and practice in support of leaders for adult learning who operate across/within diverse communities / institutions / organizations and actively build social equity/ social cohesion in their organizations and communities.

Our program prepares leaders to expand, rethink and transform learning and development in rapidly changing, technology-driven workplaces and diverse organizations. The Adult Learning and Leadership (ALL) program offers MA, EdM and EdD degrees and certificates. Students are early to mid-career from diverse U.S. and international settings. An executive format EdD for experienced senior leaders is offered in a non-traditional, hybrid, executive cohort format (Adult Education Guided Intensive Study or AEGIS).


  • Develop and maintain a vibrant program of research relevant to social equity / social cohesion.
  • Teach foundation courses in adult learning and education; as well as application courses aligned with strengths, e.g. research methods; learning facilitation, leadership, coaching; or design / delivery / management /evaluation of adult learning.
  • Advise master’s students and doctoral candidates on coursework and integrative projects or doctoral dissertations.
  • Demonstrate openness and expertise in leadership/collaborative engagement with peers and colleagues committed to strengthening and rethinking our programs.

 Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants should have an earned doctorate in adult learning, adult development, or related fields. They will have experience in culturally responsive pedagogy and use of different teaching modalities, e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, online; as well as in nontraditional/ cohort/digital formats. They will bring strengths in teaching and guiding research (qualitative or quantitative). Mixed methods research and evidence of external funds-seeking are a plus.

Candidates should submit the following materials: (1) Letter of application discussing research focus and plans, social equity experience, teaching expertise, and interests with application to the field of adult learning; (2) Curriculum Vitae; (3) Three writing samples (conference paper, article, etc.); and (4) One letter of recommendation to be included with application: Include name, title, address, email and telephone number of recommender; they will then be contacted with instructions for submitting recommendation.  (Two additional letters of recommendation may be required as the application review advances.). Letter of application, curriculum vitae and all required materials need to be submitted as a single pdf document.  Review of applications will begin November 1st and continue until the position is filled for Fall 2023 appointment. Questions about the position can be sent to Prof. Victoria J. Marsick, Search Committee Chair, c/o Katie Davis, kgd2122@tc.columbia.edu.

Salary Range:

Assistant Professor: $103,500 - $139,725

Associate Professor: $119,025 - $155,543

Teachers College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment. In offering education, psychology, health and leadership studies, the College seeks to expand employment opportunities to persons of color, women, and persons with disabilities.

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