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Assistant Professor (Higher Education Student Affairs)

Eastern Michigan University
Michigan, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 2, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor (Higher Education Student Affairs)

Employee Classification: FA - Faculty 16 and 24 Pay

Division: Academic and Student Affairs

Department: ACE - AA-College of Education

Campus Location: Main Campus

General Summary

Eastern Michigan University's Department of Leadership and Counseling in the College of Education (LDCN) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Higher Education Student Affairs (HESA). This position is part of a university-wide interdisciplinary cluster hire focusing on college students' mental health and well-being. This position will work in collaboration with faculty from, but not limited to, Social Work, College Counseling, Public Health, Sociology, Nursing, Psychology, and Occupational Therapy, as well as practitioners in the field to form the College Student Mental Health Research Collaborative. The collaborative will develop a research agenda that can inform practice and institutional policy formation related to mental health and well-being.

The LDCN offers a well-regarded Master's in Higher Education Student Affairs and a Graduate Certificate in Academic and Career Advising. CAS standards guide the program as a framework to prepare future student affairs professionals. Program graduates work in various positions in Higher Education that promote the intellectual, social, emotional, and personal development of college students and enhance their educational and campus experiences. This program is committed to preparing student affairs professionals who can serve as advocates and practitioner scholars.

Our mission as a HESA Program is to foster student affairs professionals who intentionally create inclusive spaces of responsiveness, respect, and appreciation for all forms of diversity, developing cultural proficiency in promoting wellness, reflection, and action related to identity development and social justice. We seek candidates who demonstrate the capacity to engage ethically in communities of practice with ethnically, racially, linguistically, and otherwise diverse populations and historically marginalized youth, families, and communities and who seek to enact such a commitment in collaboration with others in the department, college, campus, and broader community.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The candidate will teach and advise graduate students in the Master's program in HESA and the Graduate Certificate in Academic and Career Advising. In addition, the candidate will supervise and engage in dissertation research and teach doctoral-level courses. The candidate will teach and advise/mentor graduate students in face-to-face and online environments. This individual will provide service to the department, college, university, and the profession and impact local, national, and global communities. As described above, participation in the cluster collaborative will be required.

Minimum Qualifications:

• At a minimum, candidates will have earned a doctorate by August 19, 2024, in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, or College Student Personnel.
• Have graduate teaching experience and value inclusive practices in teaching, with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and preparing student affairs professionals from marginalized populations.
• Have experience as a student affairs practitioner.
• Have an established research agenda and interest in college student's mental health and well-being.
• Identify with the student affairs profession, as evidenced by professional memberships, leadership activities, and community engagement (e.g., ASHE, ACPA, & NASPA).

Preferred Qualifications:

• In addition to mental health and student well-being, preference will be given to candidates with a teaching interest in any of the following: case management, coaching, advising, mentoring, supervision, policy in higher education, administration, assessment and evaluation, or quantitative research methodology.
• Preferred teaching experience in Student Affairs.
• Teach using multiple modalities, face-to-face and online synchronously.
• Candidates should demonstrate experience acquiring or pursuing external funding.
• The experience supervising dissertation research.

Special Instructions:

A competitive salary will be based on qualifications and prior experiences. This is a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor rank. The position is an eight-month appointment with summer employment contingent on departmental needs. The starting date will be August 19, 2024.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is Michigan's second oldest public university and the first Normal School outside New England. It serves over 13,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences, and professions. There are more than 300 majors, minors, and concentrations. Eastern Michigan University is an R2 Carnegie classified institution. National publications recognize EMU's excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. EMU strives to serve marginalized groups. EMU was ranked #2 in Michigan for Social Mobility (U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges edition), #9 in the US for support of veterans to degree attainment (Military Times), and EMU has been accepted into The Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) and The Suder Foundation.

EMU is located in Ypsilanti, Michigan, adjacent to Ann Arbor and 45 minutes from downtown Detroit. With many cultural and natural assets in the area and easy access to a first-class international airport, there are endless opportunities to explore close to home or far away.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest describing why they are interested in this position and how their research agenda aligns with the cluster hire's objectives, a detailed curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, copies of graduate transcripts (these may be unofficial at this point in time), and contact information for at least three professional references; please include the relationship and how long you have known your reference. The review of candidates will begin on May 20, 2024. We will review applications until a finalist is selected.

All application must be submitted online:

For more information, contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Ron Flowers (

Eastern Michigan University takes pride in pursuing its affirmative action objectives and encourages qualified minorities to consider this opportunity. A diverse and culturally competent faculty is highly prized.

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