Job Posting

Lead Faculty, Master of Education

Position Type:

  • Full Time
  • Faculty


  • Hybrid

Franklin University, a private, independent, accredited, not-for-profit University located in Columbus, Ohio invites applicants for a full-time, year-round position in the School of Education for a Lead Faculty in the Master of Education program.   The successful candidate will work an onsite hybrid schedule, but consideration will be given to candidates who work remotely with a commitment to be onsite as needed.

Position Summary:
The primary responsibilities of this Lead Faculty position includes course development, teaching, leadership of adjunct faculty for face-to-face and on-line courses, service on university committees, networking/participation in the professional community, and promoting teaching effectiveness, as well as other associated program, division and university requirements as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Develops course content, activities, and assignments
•    Updates and maintains course content, resources, activities, and assignments on a regular basis
•    Establishes course standards, assuring consistency of course delivery through regular communications with all faculty teaching assigned courses.
•    Supervises adjunct faculty
•    Implements course assessment procedures with adjunct faculty
•    Teaches courses in discipline
•    Provides or serves as a substitute instructor for courses when necessary
•    Participates in personal professional development
•    Mentors adjunct faculty through observation, evaluation, faculty meetings and appropriate professional development activities
•    Evaluates adjunct faculty teaching assigned course(s)
•    Recruits, recommends, and assigns faculty to teach course(s) in accordance with university policies
•    Educates adjunct faculty on relevant University policies and procedures
•    Participates in the regularly scheduled Division, College and University meetings
•    Serve on Faculty Senate and other University committees 
•    Administers course schedules for assigned courses
•    Coordinates textbook orders and other instructional materials for assigned course(s), and distribute materials to instructors as appropriate
•    Provides current information on curriculum to the University and to members of the adjunct faculty
•    Maintains up-to-date knowledge concerning rules and regulations for advanced accreditation at the state and national level to ensure all master’s level programs are fully accredited.
•    Maintain accurate records and provide data relating to key programmatic measures, as prescribed by the School of Education's data collection and reporting protocols.
•    Performs other duties as assigned by the Division Chair

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
•    Earned Doctorate in field appropriate to the position, from an institutional (formerly regional) accredited institution, with a minimum of 18 in-discipline graduate semester credit hours 
•    Experience in P-12 School Administration at the Principal level and hold a valid Principal License in either of the following grade bands: P-6, 4-9, or 5-12
•    Excellent ability to conceptualize, create, implement, manage and periodically measure effectiveness of courses and programs, particularly in response to emerging markets and industry trends
•    Knowledge of higher education and P-12 Education regulations, compliance and accrediting agencies

Preferred Skills and Characteristics:
•    Experience in P-12 School Administration at the Superintendent level and/or hold a valid Superintendent License 
•    Five years or more of professional experience in the field
•    Hold a Reading Endorsement
•    Experience with a Balanced Literacy Approach
•    Experience with Orton-Gillingham

About Franklin University

Founded in 1902, Franklin University has built its reputation on removing barriers to higher education for ambitious adults who must balance their educational goals with other commitments. Accredited and nonprofit, Franklin has earned its long-standing reputation as an innovator in online education. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 50,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work.

Franklin offers a competitive benefits package, incentive program and free parking. In addition, Franklin provides free undergraduate tuition for employees and immediate family members, graduate tuition assistance for full-time employees and immediate family members, and a discount on doctoral tuition for employees.

Franklin University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Franklin does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, disability, or veteran or military status.