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Assistant Professor- Human Resource Development

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
Assistant Professor- Human Resource Development

Location: Clemson University


Clemson University's College of Education is actively seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Human Resource Development at the Assistant Professor rank starting August 2024. The ideal candidate will showcase a profound interest in workplace learning, organization change, and career development, and a commitment to working with adult learners. Please be mindful that individuals with backgrounds in higher education, student affairs, educational leadership, K-12 education, or similar fields may not align seamlessly with the specific requirements of this role. The Master of Human Resource Development (MHRD) program is designed to empower individuals and organizations by fostering talent development, enhancing learning, and optimizing performance, all with the goal of boosting competence, effectiveness, and adaptability in an ever-evolving world. This 9-month faculty position comes with a set of responsibilities that encompass research, teaching, service, and active participation in our academic community.

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:

  • An earned doctorate in Human Resource Development or a related field such as adult education, organization development, talent development, or leadership
  • A promising record of scholarship, which should be demonstrated by a history of publications in peer-reviewed and/or professional practitioner journals.
  • The ability to secure external funding through grants, foundations, and/or contracts for professional learning.
  • The ability to effectively teach graduate and undergraduate courses in human resource development and related fields.
  • A commitment to promoting inclusive excellence, evident in teaching approaches, research initiatives, and service activities.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication and interpersonal skills, which are essential for engaging with students, colleagues, and the broader academic community.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as an HRD practitioner, encompassing roles in organizational and leadership development, executive coaching, training facilitation, talent development, consulting, workplace learning, or related fields.
  • Proven expertise in fostering collaborative partnerships with educational institutions, professional associations, and industry stakeholders.
  • A successful track record of mentoring both doctoral and master's degree students to successful degree completion
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing grant-funded research projects.
  • Proficiency in utilizing asynchronous learning, developing hybrid courses, and employing other online teaching methods.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted via Interfolio ( Applicants should submit the following documents:

  • A cover letter that communicates how their background and experience makes them a suitable candidate for the role.
  • A resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Names and contact information of three professional references.

To receive full consideration, applications must be received by November 26, 2023. The position will remain open until filled. Please direct questions about this search to committee chair Dr. Angie Carter (

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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