Doctoral Faculty, Education Programs (Leadership for Change)

Fielding Graduate University



Doctoral Faculty, Education Programs (Leadership for Change)

Reports to: Dean, School of Leadership Studies

Position: Regular, Full-Time 

Location: Remote
Wage Range: DOE
FLSA Status: Exempt


Interested applicants must submit a detailed letter of interest and CV. Applications will be accepted for consideration until the position has been filled. 

Applications will not be considered complete unless both a resume and cover letter are uploaded. Do not use Easy Apply. To apply for this position


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The Position

Fielding Graduate University is an accredited non-profit leader in progressive graduate education for adult learners. Our curriculum combines online, video, and face-to-face approaches for a personalized transformative learning experience. We offer quality graduate degrees for professionals living, working, and studying anywhere in the world. We are seeking a full-time doctoral faculty to work remotely for our graduate Education (EdD) programs to begin in May 2023.


Fielding’s faculty members are distinguished scholar-practitioners. They serve as mentors for self-directed students who apply their education to support social justice and inclusive communities, workplaces, and society. Faculty members facilitate learning through structured group online courses, virtual sessions, and individual assessments for students who choose to complete some coursework through independent learning contracts. They supervise doctoral dissertations and help students to develop research competencies. Core faculty lead virtual and in-person events including student clusters, regional learning intensives, and scholar-practitioner offerings at in-person sessions, including an annual January session in Santa Barbara, California.


The EdD in Leadership for Change is a multidisciplinary degree for scholar‐practitioners who want to expand their capacities to bring about positive change in today’s non-profit and for-profit organizations, educational institutions, human services entities, and communities. This degree is focused on topics such as leadership, complex systems change, community and societal well-being, and the people within them. It promotes positive development and growth of individuals, institutions, organizations, systems, and communities. It spans the fields of adult learning and development, human resources management, cultural influences in education and organizations, motivation, public policy, nonprofit and institutional systems effectiveness, leadership and change models, structural inequality and diversity, among others. This multidisciplinary approach supports the development of integrative scholar-practitioners.

In addition to teaching responsibilities, this role will have an administrative component, overseeing student recruitment and the New Student Orientation for the doctoral program. It is ideal for a candidate with a strong background in student recruitment and development, as well as some administrative skills.




•   Earned doctorate in a related field from an accredited institution.

•   A minimum of three years of teaching experience at the graduate level

•   Experience with online and blended teaching and learning methodologies.

•   Actively involved with the profession through research, professional associations, and service.

•   Relational‐based orientation and a collaborative style.

•   Experience teaching graduate students of diverse backgrounds.



•   Student recruitment and orientation experience.

•   Qualified to teach courses in Critical Reading and Writing, Oral and Digital Communications, 

Leadership for Change, and Qualitative and/or Quantitative Methodology


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Characteristics:

•   Works well in a distributed environment.

•   Comfortable and effective in a collaborative environment.

•   Familiar with and committed to interdisciplinary scholarship.

•   Demonstrated ability for scholarly research, writing, and professional presentations with a scholar‐practitioner orientation.

•   Responsive to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

•   Proactive communicator with superb verbal, written, and online communication skills.

•   Demonstrated understanding of student‐centered adult learning. 

•   Demonstrated commitment to academic excellence, community, diversity, learner-centered education and social justice.


Fielding’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

Improving diversity, equity and inclusion is an active process that requires continuous commitment to promote collaborative learning and change through attracting, retaining, graduating, and honoring a more diverse population of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community friends. Fielding’s commitment to social and ecological justice is part of our explicit commitment to understanding, analyzing, and acting to reduce inequality, oppression, and social stratification, recognizing the linkages between economic, social, racial and ecological justice. The University strives to ensure that the values of DEI are embodied in all academic programs and course content, and also in faculty, staff and student performance and assessment. We challenge our community to think boldly and take specific actions that are realistic and measurable. By working here, you join a diverse and vibrant community that advances Fielding’s world-changing mission in meaningful ways, inspires innovation and collaboration, and builds skills and expertise.


Thank you for considering employment with Fielding Graduate University. Our employees are among our most valued resources, and we are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce comprised of talented, qualified, and hardworking individuals. We strive to take good care of our employees and their families with excellent benefits, and to provide a stimulating and supportive work environment with opportunities for professional growth and advancement.


To Apply

Confidential review of application materials will begin December 5, 2022, and those candidates who have completed their application by that date will be given first consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Please submit a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest upon application. Between your curriculum vitae and your letter, please address those qualifications noted above as “required” so that the details of your 

related experience are clear. All applications and nominations will be held in confidence.


Fielding Graduate University is committed to inclusive excellence and encourages diversity and inclusivity in all its enterprises. As an equal opportunity employer committed to social justice, we value and welcome individuals of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, beliefs, genders, gender identities, gender expressions, marital status, national origins, race and ethnicities, religious affiliations, sexual orientations, veteran status – and other visible and nonvisible differences. We seek employees who are committed to creating a respectful, welcoming, and inclusive environment for all community members.