GSLC Dean Inspires Class of 2022
The Graduate School of Leadership and Change (GSLC) recognized new graduates during its 2022 commencement ceremony this summer. GSLC Provost Dr. Laurien Alexandre initiated the event with a powerful commencement speech that highlighted the power of dissent as an act of engaged democratic citizenship and charged graduates and those in attendance to learn, to grow personally and professionally, to expand horizons and to build empathy.
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Colleagues with Passion
Degree of Purpose
Colleagues with Passion
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A Unique Position, a Unique Program
From the GSLC Dean
Graduate School of Leadership and Change Dean, Dr. Laurien Alexandre, shares insightful thoughts about what makes Antioch University’s PhD in Leadership and Change program and this position opportunity distinctive.
About the Graduate School of Leadership & Change
Antioch University is an integrated national system with campuses in four states as well as aset of virtual and low-residency divisions, of which the Graduate School of Leadership and Change is one. Antioch University provides learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice.
Antioch aspires to be a leading university offering learners and communities transformative education in a global context that fosters innovation and inspires social action.
Seeking a Director with Passion for a Degree of Purpose
Antioch University’s Graduate School of Leadership and Change seeks an Academic Director for its flagship PhD in Leadership and Change, a distinctive and successful doctoral program for highly motivated cross-sector scholar-practitioners whose research and practice explores the thorny issues of our times. The successful candidate will join our extraordinary mission-driven interdisciplinary faculty and staff team and our powerfully inspired geographically dispersed learning community with a lively spirit of academic experimentation and a belief in the power of education to “win victories for humanity”.
About the Program
The PhD in Leadership and Change enters its third decade of innovation from a position of strength. Its paradigm-shifting low-residency, cohort- and competency-based program is designed to serve experienced practitioners in a wide array of sectors, roles and professions. The outcomes-based curriculum blends face-to-face and hybrid residencies with uniquely designed virtual technologies to support a dynamic, geographically dispersed and networked global learning community. Our model addresses the knowledge and capabilities scholars need to conduct bold research that can have positive impacts on leading change for equitable and sustainable futures in organizations and communities around the globe. Our student demographic profile in terms of age, race/ethnicity, gender, sector and geography is extremely diverse; and the faculty profile as well, is a diverse, interdisciplinary and passionate team of senior professors. Over the first two decades, we have educated 320 alumni and have 150 active current students. We are proud to report an 80% graduation rate, which is well above the national average; and 35% alumni giving rate in the past year alone, which is also well above the national average.
Successful applicants must have: substantial experience in academic administration at departmental chair or higher levels in not-for-profit or public universities; a creative approach to leading strategically and managing wisely; substantial experience with graduate students, preferably doctoral-level, and serving on dissertation committees; an interest in and experience with utilizing academic technologies for innovative teaching and learning; excellent communication and project management skills; and, a commitment to the critical role education has as a force for democracy and the common good. A history of building innovative degree and/or non-degree programming a strong plus. Successful candidates must hold a doctorate in an area related to our interdisciplinary curriculum awarded in or prior to 2015 and an established record of research, scholarship and practice equivalent to the level of Full Professor.
The position reports to the Graduate School’s Dean and works closely with the University Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. Antioch’s recent announcement of its robust future as a founding member of a new higher education system of affiliated mission-aligned universities holds much promise for growth and innovation ahead for the Graduate School and University at large.
- Visioning and managing a high-quality, non-traditional, mission-aligned interdisciplinary, geographically dispersed doctoral program;
- Advocating for and articulating the program’s distinctive culture and justice mission to stakeholders internally and externally;
- Collaborating with and supervising an integrated geographically dispersed team of senior-level faculty and experienced staff;
- Nurturing an inclusive and diverse doctoral community;
- Managing financial, human and social capital, including budgets and workloads;
- Engaging in opportunities to support student learning;
- Seeking opportunities for sustainable growth and continued experimentation;
- Implementing University and program policies and practice while mediating differences;
- Engaging with institution-wide colleagues to further the mission and goals of Antioch University;
- Full-time administrative appointment at Full Professor level;
- Multi-year rolling contract;
- Work from home office anywhere in US;
- Travel required to residencies and other program and University convenings;
- Start date is Summer 2023 or sooner; some flexibility
- Complete an online application. Please include a cover letter, resume/CV, and three business references with contact information.
- Deadline is November 1, 2022 or until the position is filled.
For more information:
- Visit www.antioch.edu/gslc/ or contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Lize Booysen ([email protected])
Antioch University is an integrated multi-campus system with locations in four states as well as a set of national schools, and on-site, virtual, and low-residency programs, of which the Graduate School of Leadership and Change is one. Antioch University provides learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice.
Antioch University is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, gender, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, or disability.