Assistant or Associate Professor, Adult Learning and Leadership

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Assistant or Associate Professor, Tenured or Tenure-Track, Adult Learning and Leadership/AEGIS Programs

Department of Organization and Leadership

We invite applications for Assistant / Associate Professor of Education, Tenure-Track or Tenured in the Adult Learning / AEGIS programs, Department of Organization & Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University.


Our programs prepare professionals who teach adults, and who lead or direct training, development and coaching programs in diverse communities and organizations. Our students share a common interest in helping adults—and the communities or organizations in which they work—grow and learn. The new hire’s scholarship will focus on developing adult learning and leadership capabilities and re-visioning professional development and leadership initiatives within the context of system-level change.


Our program, department, and university embrace diversity and social justice. Our program has pioneered scholarship and practice in transformative learning—grounded in experience-based critical inquiry; neuroscience and somatics; complexity science; collaborative action research, and system-level learning. Teachers College offered the first graduate degrees in adult “training” and first cohort-based adult-education Ed.D. in North America. We continue to innovate hybrid, technology-mediated, alternate format learning for early- and mid-career professionals.


Responsibilities: Develop / grow vibrant program of research. Teach core courses in: adult learning/development theory and facilitation; professional / leadership development and growth in organizations/institutions; and qualitative research. Advise Ed.D. dissertation research and Ed.M. and M.A. projects. Engage collaboratively with colleagues to grow innovative programs. Leadership in the field a plus.


Qualifications: The hire’s scholarly focus must be relevant to lifelong learning and professional/workplace education in the face of growing social inequities and global complexity. Candidates will:

  • Hold a doctorate in adult learning sciences / development, or a related field (e.g., cognitive or psycho-social sciences with adult learning specialization)
  • Demonstrate evidence of proven ability, or promising talent, in conceptualizing, executing, and publishing excellent research commensurate with career stage
  • Have ability to teach qualitative research and/or mixed methods research
  • Demonstrate experience in, or aptitude for, culturally responsive pedagogy and of a social justice orientation
  • Bring experience in, or aptitude for, skill in interactive technology-based learning; cohort teaching; and various teaching modalities (face-to-face, hybrid, online and social media)
  • Show evidence of seeking / gaining external funding for research


Qualified candidates should submit the following materials: (1) Letter of application specifying candidate’s areas of research and teaching expertise and interests; (2) Curriculum Vitae; (3) Three references (name, title, contact information); and (4) Representative publications (no more than three). Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until position is filled for Fall 2018 appointment. Questions about the position can be sent to Prof. Victoria J. Marsick, Search Committee Chair, c/o Daniella Young, at


Teachers College as an institution is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment. In offering education, psychology, and health studies, the College is committed to providing expanding employment opportunities to persons of color, women, and persons with disabilities in its own activities and in society.