(Non Tenure-Track) Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice, Program in Higher Education Leadership

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 12, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

(Non Tenure-Track) Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice, Program in Higher Education Leadership

College/School/Unit: College of Education
Department: Educational Leadership and Policy
Posted: Nov 10, 2020
Apply By: Open until filled


The Program in Higher Education Leadership (PHEL) in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking a non-tenure-track assistant or associate professor of practice who will also serve as assistant coordinator of PHEL, beginning summer or fall 2021. PHEL is a vibrant, diverse, mutually supportive community of nationally recognized scholar-practitioners within a top-ranked department and college.

We seek a candidate with experience teaching and training higher education practitioners, administrators, and scholars and with some experience coordinating an academic program area. The candidate will teach and advise PHEL graduate students at both the master's and doctoral levels; co-supervise doctoral dissertations and treatises (and serve on committees); participate in program/course planning and development, and provide service to the department as needed.

The appointment would be 50% teaching and 50% administration. As PHEL assistant coordinator, the candidate will work with faculty and staff to coordinate admissions efforts (e.g., outreach, marketing, and recruitment), maintain student and alumni records, plan and coordinate student events and support services, respond to inquiries from various stakeholders, and manage the programmatic budget, among other duties. The position includes a 2-2 teaching load, plus the noted administrative duties, during the academic year. We prefer candidates who are able to teach in the summer as well. UT can offer up to an initial three-year contract for new non-tenure-track faculty, with the possibility of extension.

The University of Texas at Austin is a large public research university with approximately 52,000 students, 3,500 of whom are enrolled in the College of Education. US News & World Report has ranked the UT College of Education among the highest in the nation among public universities for several years running. Our Department offers a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and Policy with an emphasis on higher education research and an Executive Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership. The Department also offers various Master's degrees (e.g., M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership).


  1. Earned doctorate in Educational Administration, Higher Education Administration/Leadership, or a closely related field;
  2. Qualifications to teach courses in some of the following areas: college student development, student affairs administration, organization and administration of higher education, as well as qualitative, quantitative, and/or mixed research methods; academic writing, and expertise in teaching in multiple areas.
  3. Demonstrated ability to teach, mentor, and advise graduate students, especially those from diverse backgrounds
  4. Commitment to advancing the college's commitment to equity and inclusion.

  1. Strong background in preparation of higher education researchers and/or postsecondary leaders
  2. At least three years of experience as a coordinator or administrator of graduate-level academic programs or a student-facing program at a higher education institution
  3. Research engaged, with a record of research activity, including scholarly publications, appropriate to career experience, on topics related to higher education.

Application Instructions

Review of candidates will begin January 1, 2021, and the position will remain open until filled. Interested applicants should submit the following to apply.interfolio.com/80714
  1. Letter of application that includes a description of your teaching, advising, and program administration experience
  2. Curriculum vita
  3. Sample syllabus for a recent course you have taught at the masters/doctoral level
  4. Sample of written and/or published work
  5. A list of 3 references with contact information

Candidates must upload their application materials to apply.interfolio.com/80714

Additional questions related to your application may be sent to Zhandra Andrade at z.andrade@austin.utexas.edu. If you have any questions regarding this position contact Dr. Liliana M. Garces (liliana_garces@utexas.edu) using the subject line “PHEL Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice.”

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

To apply, visit https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/66578