Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Higher Education

The University of Mississippi
Mississippi, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Higher Education at The University of Mississippi seeks applicants with expertise in quantitative methods or other related fields in Higher Education to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Additional expertise in assessment and/or program evaluation is also welcomed.

The Department of Higher Education offers a residential Master's degree program focused on Student Affairs and an online Master's program for working professionals focused on higher education. The department also offers a residential Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree focused on researcher preparation as well as an online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree that is focused on practitioner preparation. The Ed.D. degree is based on the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) framework and is directed toward equity, ethics, and social justice in professional practice.

The Department of Higher Education is deeply committed to advancing equity in Higher Education policy and practice and is, therefore, seeking a colleague who is committed to the principles of equity, ethics, and social justice and demonstrates such via their teaching, research, and service.

The candidate of choice will be asked to chair as well as serve on doctoral dissertation committees and master's theses, conduct research, and provide service to the University and community. For ten consecutive years, the University of Mississippi has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Further information and application instructions may be viewed at

 Applicants should submit a letter of application detailing qualifications for the position along with a curriculum vitae, a sample of two scholarly publications, and the names and contact information of four professional references. In addition, applicants are asked to submit a teaching philosophy statement which reflects their teaching beliefs and practices. Additional materials may be required for the interview, and more details on the position are available at the website listed above.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established.

Questions pertaining to the position or required qualifications may be directed to Dr. George McClellan, search committee Chair, via telephone at 662-915-4995 or electronic mail:

The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.

Responsibilities and Minimum Qualifications

Job Responsibilities:

• Support the mission of the University and School of Education to prepare researchers and reflective professionals who create, use and share knowledge in partnership with individuals and communities to serve Mississippi and beyond

• Teach graduate courses, including through online instruction, in Higher Education and advise students in MEd, PhD, and EdD programs

• Engage in research, writing, and other scholarly activities in the field of Higher Education

• Provide service, outreach, and leadership in the field of Higher Education

Minimum Qualifications:

• Earned doctorate in higher education or an earned doctorate in a related field by the time of appointment

• Graduate teaching and advising experience or evidence of potential

• Evidence of potential for scholarship relevant to higher education issues

• Experience and dedication to working with diverse populations

• Demonstrated commitment to collegiality and collaboration

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