Assistant Professor - College Student Development

Boone, North Carolina
Aug 01, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling (HPC) at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track, nine-month faculty position within the College Student Development Program at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2018.  The College Student Development program complies with the CAS standards. The program is a 48 credit hour program that accepts approximately 18 full time students each year and focuses on training practitioners for work in Student Affairs.  Students are in a cohort model with emphasis placed upon theory-to-practice.

Qualifications for this position require: A doctorate in Student Affairs, Higher Education or related field completed by August 2018 and at least 5 years of experience working in Student Affairs. With social justice and inclusion as core values in the department, we seek a colleague with experience, interest, and expertise in these areas. Experience teaching core Student Affairs courses, conducting Student Affairs related research and knowledge of online/hybrid teaching is preferred. Responsibilities include teaching graduate level courses, student advisement, an active program of scholarship, and participation in administrative and service activities. Preference will be given to candidates with backgrounds in and the ability to teach courses in student affairs, including but not limited to:

  • Ethics and Law in Higher Education;
  • Social Justice and Inclusion;
  • Leadership and Management in Student Affairs

HPC offers MA programs in professional school counseling, marriage and family therapy, clinical mental health counseling and college student development, in addition to graduate certificate programs in expressive arts therapy, addictions counseling and systemic multicultural counseling. HPC has 16 fulltime faculty members and 175 graduate students. Additional information about HPC and the university is located at:

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the university has approximately 18,000 students, primarily bachelors and masters programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Appalachian has both a traditional residential campus and a variety of distance education programs.

Applicants must send a complete application consisting of a cover letter, a curriculum vita, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. Please send electronic application materials to Dr. Nickolas Jordan,  In the subject line of your email put “CSD Search”. The initial review of complete applications will begin September 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Dr. Nickolas Jordan. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.