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Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership: Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor

Clemson University
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Nov 27, 2023

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Clemson University: College of Education: Educational and Organizational Leadership Development
Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership: Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor

Location: Clemson University


The College of Education at Clemson University seeks highly qualified candidates to fill a full-time tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in the Higher Education and Student Affairs programs. The Higher Education and Student Affairs programs at Clemson University are highly student-centered and well-respected regionally, nationally, and globally. These programs are committed to the development of practitioners and scholars to serve in a variety of capacities in pursuit of inclusive excellence in higher education. This candidate will:
  • Conduct research, publish scholarship, pursue external funding, and participate in other scholarly activities
  • Teach courses in the Ph.D. in Educational Leadership (primarily) and the M.Ed. in Student Affairs programs at various locations, and through the use of face-to-face as well as asynchronous learning, hybrid course development, and other online teaching methods
  • Advise doctoral and master's degree students
  • Direct and mentor student research by chairing and serving on doctoral committees
  • Engage in service to the program, department, college, university, and field of higher education

The nine-month appointment will begin fall 2024. Clemson University is interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. Salary will be based on the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. Should having some data be useful to candidates, at the Assistant Professor rank, the first third salary amount is $65,000 and midpoint salary amount is $75,000, and at the Associate Professor rank, the first third salary amount is $80,000 and midpoint salary amount is $90,000.

About the Department of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development

Recognized for excellence across the nation, the Department of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development focuses on developing educational and organizational leaders. Using high-quality research, teaching and outreach, we prepare future student affairs personnel, higher education professionals, P-12 educators, and other organizational leaders to expand the talents and performances of individuals and organizations in ways that enhance their capacity to make a difference.

About the College of Education

The College of Education is committed to improving education, beginning at birth. With a focus on working with underserved schools and communities, the College has award-winning programs that train teachers, counselors, and school leaders for P-12 schools; prepare counselors for community practice; train higher education student affairs leaders; and prepare training and development specialists for business and industry. We equip our students for careers and lives that make a difference, and we work tirelessly to develop initiatives that respond to today's educational landscape, including teacher recruitment and retention, online teaching, and leadership development. We participate in these innovative efforts as part of Clemson's land-grant mission to serve the state of South Carolina and beyond.

About Clemson University

One of the most productive public research universities in the nation, Clemson University enrolls 27,341 students across the State of South Carolina and has an endowment of over $1 billion. The University operates Extension offices in every county of the state and has five Innovation Campuses and six Research and Education Center locations. Classified as an R1 - Very High Research University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education - Clemson is dedicated to teaching, research, and service. Our main campus, located in Upstate South Carolina, sits on 1,400 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along the shores of Lake Hartwell. Through the research, outreach and entrepreneurial projects led by our faculty and students, Clemson University is driving economic development and improving quality of life in South Carolina and beyond.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Doctorate (conferred by August 2024) in student affairs, higher education, counselor education, or related field
  • Potential to develop a strong record of scholarly productivity and a robust program of research in student affairs/higher education
  • Potential to obtain external funding to support research
  • Evidence of a commitment to inclusive teaching and advising, creating an inclusive learning and working environment, and working alongside persons with diverse backgrounds
  • Ability and experience in teaching graduate courses aligned with the Council for Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) graduate preparation program standards and professional standards
  • Desire to work with, advise, and mentor doctoral students
  • Experience in marketing, recruitment, and retention efforts with a particular focus on students from diverse backgrounds
  • Active participation and service in national, regional, or state professional organizations

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Evidence of an existing strong record of scholarly productivity and a robust program of research in higher education/student affairs
  • Experience in securing external funding to support research
  • Record of quality instruction of doctoral courses, with expertise in one or more of the following areas: assessment/evaluation, finance, policy, quantitative methods
  • Experience teaching, working with, and advising doctoral students and serving on dissertation committees

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted via Interfolio ( Applicants should submit the following documents:
  • Cover Letter of Application
  • Current Curriculum Vita or Resume
  • Graduate Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable)
  • Names and contact information of three references.

To receive full consideration, materials should be submitted by November 22, 2023. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position should be made to the search committee chair, Dr. Sonja Ardoin, at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


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