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Associate Professor/Professor of Professional Practice in Human Capital Management

Columbia University School of Professional Studies
New York City, New York
$170,000 - $200,000 + benefits
Date posted
Nov 28, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Columbia University School of Professional Studies (SPS) invites applications for a full time position at the level of Associate Professor of Professional Practice or Professor of Professional Practice to teach in the school’s Master of Science degree program in Human Capital Management (HCM). This is a full-time faculty appointment with multi-year renewal contingent on successful review. The position will begin on July 1, 2024.

The successful candidate will teach multiple core courses related to two of the following Human Capital Management program’s curriculum themes:

  • People analytics, financial management, insights and strategic decision-making to develop and measure the effectiveness of human capital management programs.

  • Digital technologies (including artificial intelligence), that support the development of a strategic, interdisciplinary, and integrative approach to using technology to measure and manage human capital in the new world of work.  

  • Leadership development, organization development and integrated talent management to assure a capable, engaged workforce.

Additional responsibilities will include coaching students regarding academics, opportunities and challenges in their current jobs and professional development opportunities; contributing to programmatic and curricular development efforts; conducting and publishing scholarly research; participating in admissions and strategic planning efforts for the program; contributing to marketing and communications; supporting student recruitment, student life, and alumni affairs; and serving on HCM program and Columbia University School of Professional Studies committees.

In addition to the above responsibilities, the successful candidate may at some point have the opportunity to serve as the program’s director to lead programmatic efforts and strategic planning. Program director responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the development and sustainability of a positive, engaging, growth-minded program culture.

  • Developing admissions criteria and leading the admissions review process.

  • Mentoring students and facilitating professional development opportunities for them.

  • Curriculum design, budgeting, and planning.

  • Recruiting, assessing, developing and coaching faculty and staff.

  • Supporting student life and alumni affairs.

  • Networking across Columbia University and externally.

  • Contributing to the overall success of the School of Professional Studies.

The Master of Science in Human Capital Management program at Columbia University prepares graduates to develop innovative, business-driving strategies that address human capital challenges through data-driven, market-based insights and organization-wide integrated solutions.

We are seeking candidates with a graduate degree in industrial/organizational psychology; leadership; human resource development; learning and development; data science, or another academic discipline that is related to Human Capital Management. Ideal candidates will hold a doctoral degree or terminal degree. All applicants must have a BA/BS. Candidates should have a background as a practitioner and a scholar, including at least fifteen years of applied experience working as an organizational leader,  with accountability for delivering enterprise-wide Human Capital Management strategies. International experience is desirable. 

Candidates at the rank of Professor of Professional Practice are expected to have substantial experience and accomplishments, a superlative record of teaching, documented evidence of excellent scholarship or exemplary success in having served as Chief Human Resources Officer of an organization, and evidence of professional growth and activity in the Human Capital Management field.

Candidates at the rank of Associate Professor of Professional Practice are expected to have teaching experience, documented evidence of excellence in their field, having served in a senior Human Resources position and evidence of professional growth and activity in the Human Capital Management field.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. All applications must be made through Columbia University’s Academic Search and Recruiting (ASR) system. Please provide the following materials:

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

  • Writing Sample(s)

  • 3 confidential letters of recommendation (solicited via Interfolio application platform)

  • Teaching Evaluations (optional)

  • Research Abstract (optional)

  • Publication(s) (optional)

Questions or concerns about this position should be directed to

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and the department is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA).

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Pay Transparency Disclosure

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training.  The above hiring range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.



Columbia University has been a leader in higher education in the nation and around the world for more than 250 years. At the core of our wide range of academic inquiry is the commitment to attract and engage the best minds in pursuit of greater human understanding, pioneering new discoveries, and service to society.

The School of Professional Studies at Columbia University offers innovative and rigorous programs that integrate knowledge across disciplinary boundaries, combine theory with practice, leverage the expertise of our students and faculty, and connect global constituencies. Through eighteen professional master's degrees, courses for advancement and graduate school preparation, certificate programs, summer courses, high school programs, and a program for learning English as a second language, the School of Professional Studies transforms knowledge and understanding in service of the greater good.

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