Assistant/Associate Professor-Tenure System

East Lansing MI
Jun 30, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Working/Functional Title

Ast/Assoc Professor

Position Summary

The Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE) Program at Michigan State University invites candidates of exceptional scholarly and professional achievement to apply for a tenure-system position in the Department of Educational Administration. Rank will be commensurate with professional credentials and experience, with preference given to candidates at least at the rank of advanced Assistant or Associate Professor.  Appointment begins in August 16, 2018.               

Our current complement of twelve full-time faculty members and three fixed-term faculty covers a wide range of curricular and research interests.  We seek a colleague who will enhance our current strengths as well as bring complementary professional expertise and skills to our community, including the Center for Higher and Adult Education.The Center focuses on domestic and international higher education policy, which increasingly plays an important role in the HALE curricula and research agendas. 

We encourage individuals with solid professional credentials in one or more of the following scholarly areas to apply: faculty, leadership, higher education organization/administration and policy, student access and success, and student affairs.  The candidate is expected to conduct an active scholarship agenda leading to refereed publications and external grant funding, teach graduate courses, advise students, and provide service to college and university communities. 

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

An earned doctoral degree in education or a related social science discipline or provide evidence that the doctoral degree will be completed prior to the start of the appointment.  Required qualifications include:  (1) evidence of exceptional scholarly accomplishment or promise, (2) ability to assume teaching assignments both in face-to-face and online environments in two or more of the topical areas addressed in the HALE program (i.e., faculty, organization and administration; student affairs), and (3) evidence of service and involvement in national professional associations.  

Desired Qualifications

Senior scholars should have a record of leadership in externally-funded research projects.

Required Application Materials

Cover letter; Resume/CV; Reference list; WritingSample

Special Instructions

Qualified and interested candidates should submit a letter of application highlighting your areas of primary scholarly expertise and interest.  Also, please indicate how your research connects to teaching responsibilities. Syllabi and materials from courses taught are welcome.  In addition, please submit names of three professional references, current curriculum vitae and writing sample.   Please see the College of Education website for information about the college and this position.  We invite inquiries to search committee members:  Brendan Cantwell (member); Dongbin Kim (member); Matthew Wawrzynski (member); Leslie D. Gonzales (chair). Review of applicants will begin September 15, 2017 and screening will continue until candidates are selected to fill the position. 


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