Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (non-tenure role) for Online EdD Program in Learning and Organizational Change


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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (non-tenure role) for the Online EdD Program in Learning and Organizational Change

Preferred Areas of Specialization:

Quantitative Research Methodology and/or Mixed Methods Research Techniques

The School of Education seeks two full-time lecturers/senior lecturers to teach and mentor graduate students pursuing a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Learning and Organizational Change (EdD-LOC). This doctoral program has successfully graduated more than 250 students.

The program was named the Carnegie Project for the Education Doctorate (CPED) Program of the Year in 2022 and was recently ranked by Fortune Education among the top four best online Ed.D. programs. The EdD-LOC program serves a talented and diverse population of graduate students who represent a range of races, ethnicities, ages, and professions. The program admits a new cohort of students three times per calendar year and students complete an established sequence of courses designed for working professionals, consisting of two courses (6 credit hours) each trimester with a typical graduation timeline of 36 months. Students also complete a research-intensive dissertation focused on a problem-of-practice as part of their program of study. Courses are delivered online and are designed to provide students a strong sense of community with maximum collaboration opportunities. Courses are also offered in the evenings to accommodate the working professional; each course includes an asynchronous component and a live class session for 1.5 hours each week.


Consistent with Baylor’s mission to be a world-class institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals, the qualifications for the position include:


● An earned doctorate in education, organizational change, or related discipline.

● Expertise in quantitative research methodology and/or mixed methods research techniques.

● Evidence of excellence in teaching at the university level.

● Experience serving on dissertation committees.

● Ability to be on the Waco campus once per trimester for on-campus events.


● Successful experience working with graduate students and mentoring their research.

● Experience chairing student dissertation committees.

● Evidence of excellence in teaching in online environments.

● Record of published research in peer-reviewed outlets.

● Experience teaching research methodology courses (quantitative or mixed methods research techniques).


EdD-LOC faculty are typically assigned a 3-3-3 teaching/student mentorship load in this trimester program and may serve as the lead instructor or section instructor for one or more courses. Responsibilities include leading weekly synchronous course sessions and preparing materials for the asynchronous portion of courses. Faculty serve as the dissertation advisor for students who develop and complete a research dissertation focused on a problem-of-practice. EdD-LOC faculty also take part in hosting cohorts of students for on-campus immersion experiences in Waco and participate in admission reviews and decisions. Program faculty are committed to maintaining high expectations for students while providing the necessary support to ensure their success. To this end, program faculty meet regularly and operate as a productive, supportive team.


The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. The anticipated date of appointment is January 1, 2023.

As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, tuition remission, and outstanding automatic retirement contributions. Baylor has a comprehensive benefits plan that supports you and your family’s wellbeing and allows you to be a part of the life of a vibrant and active college campus. To learn more, go to Baylor Benefits & Advantages.

The budgeted salary range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $ 90,000.00 – $ 105,000.00. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certification, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by September 25, 2023.


Candidates should include the following in their application materials.


1. Letter of interest that addresses the position’s qualifications and responsibilities and includes a statement of personal faith and the applicant’s potential fit with Baylor’s Christian mission

2. A curriculum vitae

3. Transcripts documenting the terminal degree (official transcripts required prior to on-campus interview)

4. Contact information for three to five professional references. Note: Reference checks will only be initiated for those applicants who advance to the finalist phase (i.e., on-campus interviews).


The online application will allow applicants to upload up to three optional attachments that showcase unique accomplishments relevant to the position. Potential examples (not exhaustive) include: syllabus of a college course the applicant developed/substantially revised, a particular publication the applicant authored and would like to draw attention to, a summary of the applicant’s prior college teaching evaluations, a conceptual model/diagram the applicant developed illustrating relevant content/information for the position.

Application materials must be submitted electronically to: apply.interfolio.com/129953

Baylor SOE:

For more than 100 years, the School of Education has advanced Baylor University’s mission across the globe while preparing students for a range of careers focused on education, leadership, and human development. With more than 60 full-time faculty members, the school’s growing research and outreach portfolio complements its long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching and mentorship. Baylor School of Education’s undergraduate teacher education programs have earned national distinction for innovative partnerships with local schools that provide future educators with deep clinical preparation. Likewise, the school’s graduate programs have attained national recognition for their exemplary preparation of research scholars, educational leaders, innovators, and clinicians. Graduate enrollments continue to rise, with more than 700 students pursuing advanced study and professional preparation through 17 different graduate program options including MA, MSEd, Ed.S., Ed.D., and Ph.D. levels.

Through exciting new academic initiatives both at home and abroad, and several new searches underway for faculty colleagues, the School is in a period of significant expansion and deepened impact through the production of meaningful, high-quality research and the preparation of outstanding leaders, teachers, and clinicians. To learn more about the School of Education, please visit baylor.edu/soe.



Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas and currently serves approximately 21,000 students. Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation and designated an R1 institution within the Carnegie Foundation’s classification system. Baylor University is also recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education within its honor roll of “Great Colleges to Work For.” Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while affording faculty and staff the opportunity to live in one of the fastest-growing areas of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor’s mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.

To apply for this job please visit apply.interfolio.com.