Tenure Track Assistant (or Associate) Professor in Higher Education

Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 30, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Saint Louis University School of Education

Tenure Track Assistant (or Associate) Professor in Higher Education

The School of Education at Saint Louis University invites applications for a tenure‐track, Assistant or Associate Professor in Higher Education, with a focus on increasing access to higher education for students from traditionally under-served groups. The successful candidate will have an appointment in the School of Education starting in mid-August 2021. This a full-time, 9-month tenure-line appointment.

Position Summary: Faculty in the School of Education at Saint Louis University are looking to expand on our present areas of strength and build new, emergent areas. The successful candidate will join a core of faculty members serving both Masters and Doctoral students in Higher Education Administration.  Priority will be given to candidates with a record of conducting quantitative research to increase access to and improve equity in higher education. The successful candidate will collaborate with faculty and students across the entire School of Education, with an opportunity to teach courses in quantitative research methods and their primary discipline to meet the curricular needs of students in the Higher Education program.

Responsibilities: Our new colleague will have the opportunity to:

  • Pursue a research agenda with an emphasis on generating evidence to inform higher education administration and higher education policy, all in the service of promoting access and equity in post-secondary schooling. The SLU Research Institute sponsors several initiatives that can support the development of this research agenda.
  • Actively pursue external funding and contribute to the collaborative and interdisciplinary research and instructional efforts across the School of Education and campus.
  • Develop and teach graduate courses in quantitative research methods, in higher education, and in their primary content interest areas.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of graduate and undergraduate programs, including the ongoing curricular revisions in the Ph.D. program in Higher Education Administration and developing and improving research courses for students across the entire School of Education.
  • Actively recruit and supervise graduate students, support strategic initiatives across the School and campus, and provide leadership and service at the local, state, and national levels. In particular, our new colleague will have the opportunity to work with Ph.D. students at the dissertation stage.

Qualifications and Experience: Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Higher Education Administration or related field. Candidates will demonstrate a research agenda, ideally focused on questions of equity in higher education, that will lead to an outstanding and sustained record of scholarship. Candidates will have strong potential, or an established record, of excellent university teaching and guiding students through dissertation research projects. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in teaching quantitative methods and a proven commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Context: Saint Louis University (SLU), established in 1818, is the oldest institution of higher education west of the Mississippi River and is a world-class Catholic, Jesuit institution educating nearly 13,000 students. SLU’s 230-acre urban campus is located in midtown Saint Louis, providing students, faculty, and staff a close-knit community in the middle of a lively city. The Saint Louis metro region is home to nearly 3 million people and provides a mix of midwestern friendliness and large-city amenities.


The School of Education (SOE) shares in the 470-year-old Jesuit tradition of excellence in education, focusing on the growth of the whole person. The purpose of Jesuit education is to develop women and men for and with others. Saint Louis University, and the School of Education, is committed to intellectual rigor and the use of knowledge for the betterment of our local, national, and international communities. The School is recognized as a leader in the state and region. More than 30 percent of the public school superintendents in Missouri and approximately 40 percent of all Catholic school leaders in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis hold degrees from SLU.

As a Jesuit institution, SLU is committed to inclusivity and anti-racism. In a letter to SLU Alumni in June 2020, President Fred Pestello wrote, “We are all called to do better — to be better. Racism has no place at Saint Louis University. Our Jesuit mission calls us to be people for and with others, and as I have said before, solidarity and community mean that we never have to face such evil alone.” The School of Education at SLU has a unique opportunity to carry out our Jesuit mission every day. The faculty in the SOE are training and educating the next generation of leaders to recognize a need for systemic change and to provide strategies to overcome inequities and injustice.

Salary and Starting Date: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with rank and experience. The proposed starting date is mid-August 2021.

Application Process: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references with full contact information. All applications should be submitted online at the Saint Louis University Careers website. For full consideration, all applications and materials should be submitted by the new extended date of December 14, 2020, at which time the search committee will begin reviewing applications. This search will remain open until the position is filled.

For questions, email the Search Chair, Molly Schaller, Ph.D., molly.schaller@slu.edu.


Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non‐merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314‐977‐5847.