Assistant or Associate Professor Higher Education Leadership

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
04 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
02 Dec 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The School of Education (SoE) is comprised of educator-scholars whose expertise spans diverse learning contexts and populations. Innovative instruction, diversity/equity/inclusion, technology-enhanced learning, distance education, service learning, professional development school partnerships, and rigorous research are embodied in all of our programs. Our faculty members’ philosophies and areas of expertise, along with the School’s core values, guide our pedagogical and inquiry practices, which are typically both interdisciplinary and applied. The SoE serves approximately 600 graduate students enrolled in on-campus and distance delivery degree specializations. The Higher Education Leadership doctoral program is nationally recognized and unique, utilizing both synchronous and asynchronous learning technologies, as well as campus-based face-to-face summer courses. The program prepares leaders who serve as scholar-practitioners in a variety of higher education contexts. More information about the program can be found at: This position is part of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Cluster Hire.

Position Summary

Colorado State University ( is actively searching for an Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure-track or tenured) in the field of higher education leadership. This position is part of a cluster search designed to further the School of Education’s commitment and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the fields of higher education leadership, through collaborative research, teaching and community engagement. We seek a scholar committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives who (a) has an established record of research productivity or potential for high research productivity, (b) can help build alliances across multiple program areas, © is active in seeking external funding, and (d) can teach and advise doctoral students in a blended instructional program. Responsibilities are:

•Engage in externally funded research, as related to the mission and goals of the School of Education.
•Teach hybrid courses in areas of expertise (using video conferencing, synchronous and asynchronous learning technologies).
•Advise graduate students, chair and serve on doctoral dissertation committees.
•Provide service to the school, college, university, community, state, and nation.
•Work collaboratively with faculty members across the university on interdisciplinary issues with regard to teaching, research, and community engagement initiatives related to the mission of the School of Education and the University.

Required Job Qualifications

Required Job Qualifications:
•Earned doctorate in higher education leadership or a related field, or complete one by August 15, 2017.
•Potential for high research activity in the field of higher education leadership; if associate, an established record of research activity.
•Demonstrated teaching experience in higher education, student affairs, leadership, administration, or related areas.
•Ability to teach hybrid courses in areas of expertise (using video conferencing, synchronous, and asynchronous learning technologies.
•Ability to advise and mentor graduate students.
•Administrative experience in a higher education setting.
•Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, or service.

Preferred Job Qualifications

•Success at, or demonstrated potential to secure grant funding commensurate with a research university (very high research activity).
•Experience teaching and advising students, especially via distance technologies.
•Experience teaching research methods, specifically quantitative methods preferred.
•Candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following: higher education area of focus: law, public policy in higher education, finance in higher education, and administration in higher education.
•Evidence of service to the school, college, university, community, state, and nation.
•Administrative experience above entry level.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Electronically submit to a curriculum vita; cover letter, addressing the required and preferred qualifications; and a list of three professional references, each of whom can attest to the candidate’s qualifications for the position. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Diversity Statement

Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

Search Contact Dr. Sharon K. Anderson,

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching and Advising Duty/Responsibility

•Teach graduate level courses in higher education leadership
•Advise graduate students in higher education leadership and student affairs higher education programs

Percentage Of Time 50 Job Duty Category Research Duty/Responsibility

•Conduct research and advance scholarship

Percentage Of Time 35 Job Duty Category Service Duty/Responsibility

•Serve on committees to advance School of Education initiatives
•Represent the HEL program across the school, university, state, regionally, and nationally
•Develop partnerships with municipal, state, and private sector organizations related to adult education