Clinical Specialist, M.A. in Higher Education

New Jersey, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 30, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description


Full-time teaching and administrative position in a new and growing M.A. program in Higher Education. Clinical Specialist is responsible for general programs administration, admissions, student advisement and development, and fieldwork placements; and teaches one course per semester. The mission of the Higher Education (HIED) program is to educate educational leaders who are interested in effective and transformational change in higher education, aligned with values of equity and social justice embedded in the mission of Montclair State University. The program and its faculty are committed to building on students’ prior knowledge of higher education, providing a solid background of higher education theories and practices to expand their knowledge, and teaching them how to apply it to their professions so that they may contribute to the needs and advancement of their postsecondary institutions and our society. This is a three-year, non-tenure-track, renewable position.

The department is located in the nationally ranked College of Education and Human Services, whose vision is to create a healthier, better educated and more just society. Montclair State is an R2 university and Hispanic-Serving Institution located 14 miles west of New York City. The department and the College of Education and Human Services have a racially and ethnically diverse student and faculty community, are committed to student and faculty diversity, and value the educational benefits that derive from such diversity. We are seeking candidates who demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in and with socially, culturally, and economically diverse communities; have a commitment to equity, justice, and antiracism in education; and/or are interested in addressing issues of inclusive education in research, teaching, and curriculum development.



  • Earned graduate degree in higher education leadership or relevant field. 

  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to use effective pedagogical strategies to create engaging, relevant, and skills-based learning experiences for students.

  • Interest in and commitment to teaching courses such as foundations of education and fieldwork-based inquiry courses.

  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to lead marketing and recruitment efforts, as well as admissions, student advisement and development, coordinating fieldwork placement, and program administration. 

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement partnerships with other postsecondary institutions to support the growth of the program.

  • Engagement and interest in connecting theory and research to practice.



  • Doctoral degree.

  • Professional experience as an administrator in higher education.

  • Experience teaching higher education or student affairs master’s courses.

STARTING DATE      July 1, 2021


REQUIRED MATERIALS:  Cover letter and curriculum vitae can be uploaded in Workday during the application process by using the website below:

Inquiries about the position should be directed to chair of the search: Dr. Reva Jaffe-Walter at Please be sure to indicate “Clinical Specialist” in the email subject heading.

APPLY BY: The position is open until filled and application review begins immediately.


Contact Information:

For questions or concerns, please contact Human Resources' Workday Recruiting Support at 973-655-5000 (Option 2), or email


EEO/AA Statement

Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity.

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Montclair State is required by Title IX and 34 C.F.R. 106 not to discriminate on the basis of sex or gender, and does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in the operation of education programs and activities.  The requirement to not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in the operation of education programs and activities extends to admission and employment. For further details, please visit: