Academic Director of the Institute for Transformational Leadership and Assistant/Associate Professor


Academic Director of the Institute for Transformational Leadership and Assistant/Associate Professor of the Practice
Georgetown University: Main Campus: School of Continuing Studies

Location: Washington, DC
Open Date: Jan 27, 2023
Deadline: Mar 01, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies seeks an Academic Director to lead the academic programs and faculty members of the Institute for Transformational Leadership.

The School of Continuing Studies (SCS) seeks to foster a collaborative, innovative, and student-first culture shaped by Georgetown's Jesuit heritage and values. SCS endeavors to be a center of innovation and growth within the University by introducing academic programs that respond to emerging and evolving needs in the economy and society. When you join our team at SCS, you become part of a thriving ecosystem of staff and faculty committed to inspiring students to seek something greater in their lives and careers.

The Institute for Transformational Leadership (ITL) develops and sustains worldwide communities of transformational leaders dedicated to awakening, engaging, and supporting the leadership required for a more sustainable and compassionate future. Founded in 2012, ITL is home to executive certificate programs, professional development programs, workshops, organizational partnerships, custom programing, and thought leadership on transformational leadership; organization development; diversity, equity & inclusion; facilitation; health & wellness coaching; and leadership coaching.

The Academic Director provides strategic direction and academic support for program directors and faculty for the Georgetown University Institute for Transformational Leadership (ITL) at the School of Continuing Studies. The incumbent will oversee academic program integration, curriculum development, and instructional delivery for all ITL programs; provide onboarding and training for new and current faculty; and conduct thought leadership and industry engagement in the transformational leadership space. This position supports ITL's goals of:



  • Sustained growth through improved performance of existing programs and development of new programs aligned to the mission of ITL;
  • Creating transformational learning experiences while managing quality to ensure a rigorous and beneficial learning environment for students and ITL faculty while controlling operating costs;
  • Consistent branding and messaging aligned with ITL's mission and the mission, vision, and values of Georgetown.

The Academic Director will have a faculty appointment (Assistant/Associate Professor of the Practice depending on qualifications and experience), serve as Co-Director for one Certificate cohort per year, and teach at least one class per cohort. This is a non-tenure track, full-time, benefits-eligible, renewable, negotiable term faculty appointment.

Preferred candidates should have a terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., JD, MBA, etc.) in a related field and five or more years of relevant industry and/or teaching experience.

This position is 80% FTE, and has been designated as Hybrid 1 Day unless academic programming requires the incumbent to be on-site. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation.

Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources website.

Candidates should possess the following:



  • Master’s degree in Education, Organizational Development, Leadership, or related field
  • 7-10 years of leadership coaching experience
  • Mastery of coaching competencies as defined by ICF
  • ICF accredited coach: PCC minimum
  • Demonstrated industry affiliations; connections to professional associations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the leadership development, leadership coaching, and executive education markets
  • Subject matter expertise in leadership coaching and organizational development
  • 5+ years of teaching experience at the executive level
  • 5+ years of experience developing, launching and maintaining education programs preferably in an institute of higher education
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and strong managerial ability
  • Ability to interact and influence at senior levels of an organization and to work collaboratively across functions, levels, and departments towards shared objectives
  • Strong writing and communication skills, including comfort with public presentations to a wide range of audiences
  • Ability to work cooperatively and strategically in a team environment
  • Sound management skills, ability to think strategically while balancing several complex agendas
  • Established skills in planning and managing multiple diverse and organizational needs
  • Experience in program management

Preferred Qualifications:



  • Published author and/or industry expert/spokesperson in transformational leadership
  • Ph.D. or other terminal degree in relevant field of expertise


Application Instructions
Applicants should include the following documents with their application:



  • A cover letter summarizing qualifications;
  • Unofficial transcript from degree-granting institution for highest credential earned;
  • Resume/CV;
  • Copies of syllabi for two courses; and/or portfolio of prior work/publications

Please apply by March 1. Screening of applications will begin immediately thereafter and continue until the position is filled.

References will be requested of candidates who advance to the final selection round.

Inquiries regarding this position may be sent to with the subject line “Academic Director: Institute for Transformational Leadership.”

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Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687-4798.

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