Associate or Full Professor Student Affairs in Higher Education

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

Position Summary

Colorado State University ( is actively searching for an Associate/Full Professor (tenure-track or tenured) in the field of student affairs in higher education. 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 and student affairs leadership, through collaborative research, teaching and community engagement. This position is a full-time tenure-track/tenured faculty member with an established student affairs research agenda, whose professional practitioner expertise and administrative leadership experience can co-direct and enhance the SAHE scholar-practitioner program. The successful candidate is a deeply engaged individual with critical student affairs scholar-field practitioner experience and one who can demonstrate strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, to students and colleagues, and within communities, research, teaching, and practice.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in higher education leadership or a related field.
  • Hold an established record of research productivity and/or potential for high research activity in the field of student affairs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, or service.
  • Higher education and student affairs leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience in student affairs and development, higher education leadership, administration, college environments, and/or research methods.
  • Experience advising and mentoring students; serving on master’s and doctoral-level committees.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Demonstrated success or potential to secure grant funding commensurate with a research university (very high research activity).
  • Experience teaching and advising students via distance technologies.
  • Experience teaching research methods, qualitative and quantitative.
  • Expertise in two or more of the following: college and student personnel administration, student development theory, research methods, college environments, thesis proposal, and/or capstone.

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

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  • Teach masters and doctoral level courses for the School of Education both on-campus and online
  • Advise graduate students in the School of Education, including serving as chair or member of thesis and dissertation committees

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  • Conduct research and advance scholarship

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

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