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Adjunct, Leadership & Professional Studies

Position Description

The Department of Leadership and Professional Studies in the College of Education invites you to submit an application to be included in the general pool of candidates from which part-time adjunct faculty will be chosen to teach course(s) in the following programs: Educational Administration and Educational Leadership.  Successful candidates will be considered for appointments as they become available for the 2019-2020 academic year (September 25, 2019 through December 14, 2019 for the Fall Quarter) and (January 6, 2020 through March 21,2020 for the Winter Quarter), and (March 30, 2020 through June 13, 2020 for the Spring Quarter). Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Position is subject to budgetary authorization.

Faculty will teach graduate students earning master’s degrees in Educational Administration and doctoral degrees in Educational Leadership in accordance with department and college standards. Courses will be offered in a range of modalities beyond traditional settings, including hybrid and online formats. Course appointments are in Seattle, as well as, hybrid/online format.


Position Qualifications:

   - Masters Required. Doctorate required for doctoral level courses.

   - College level teaching experience and working with adult learners experience is preferred.

   - A combination of professional experience and/or content knowledge related to K12 leadership/policy, higher education leadership/policy, and/or general leadership/policy.

   - Successful candidates will promote a common purpose consistent with stated University goals and demonstrate a commitment to students and the learning environment.

   - Candidates should have demonstrated organizational, written and oral communication skills are essential.

   - The candidate's background must reflect effectiveness in interpersonal relationships and the ability to work harmoniously with a variety of interest groups.

   - Candidates will demonstrate the ability to respond to supervision, guidance and direction in a positive, receptive manner and in accordance with stated policies.

   - Scholar-practitioners are preferred.

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,400 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges. U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2017" ranks Seattle University 8th in the West among universities that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit materials online at Please include a cover letter of interest and qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. Application review will be a continuous basis.

Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122