Assistant or Associate Professor in College Student Personnel Administration
The Call: Building on our history of preparing excellent student affairs practitioners, the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations in the College of Education at Illinois State University seeks a highly motivated, innovative student affairs scholar-leader committed to the principles of social justice to join our College Student Personnel Administration (CSPA) master’s program faculty.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities including teaching courses (face-to-face and occasionally online) in the College Student Personnel Administration master’s degree program and periodically in the Higher Education Administration weekend doctoral program; sharing CSPA program coordinator responsibilities; providing visionary leadership and direction for curricular and program development around issues of equity and social justice; conducting research; advising doctoral students and serving on dissertation committees. Service to the Department, College, University, and student affairs profession is expected.
Required Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned doctorate in higher education, student affairs, or a related discipline with an emphasis in higher education/student affairs prior to August 16, 2018; experience as a student affairs administrator; and a record of, or evidence of potential for, excellence in teaching at the graduate level and scholarship. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.
Preferred Qualifications: We will seek candidates whose professional backgrounds include some of the following:
- Demonstrated commitment to the ideals and practice of social justice through teaching and practice;
- Demonstrated successful leadership experience working with college students, faculty, and staff;
- Active engagement in professional associations;
- Interest in and ability to develop and sustain a well-defined research agenda around issues of social justice in student affairs/higher education;
- Ideas and energy for developing an innovative curriculum and program around social justice education within student affairs;
- Ability to work collaboratively with other department faculty and student affairs units on campus, locally and statewide.
Salary: Salary for this nine-month, full-time tenure-track position is commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications. There may be opportunities for summer teaching based on funding.
The CSPA Program: A cohort based, on-campus, 42 credit hour master’s degree program compliant with CAS Standards and emphasizing theory to practice that admits up to 25 full- and part-time students annually. The program will receive a substantial leadership gift that will allow the creation of an institute for social justice in student affairs which the person filling this position will create/lead.
The Department: Educational Administration and Foundations is an interdisciplinary department comprising four main areas: higher education and student affairs administration, PK-12 administration, research methods and evaluation, and educational foundations. Graduate programs serve students on campus and at several off-campus sites. The Department produces two scholarly journals, Planning and Changing and the Illinois State Law and Policy Journal. Further information about the EAF Department is available at https://education.illinoisstate.edu/about/departments/eaf/
The University Community: A doctoral-degree granting institution with over 21,000 students, Illinois State University is Illinois’ first public university, founded in 1857. The University is located in Normal/Bloomington, Illinois, a community of over 172,000 people conveniently located within two to three hours of Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.
Starting date: August 16, 2018
Application deadline: To ensure full consideration, candidates must complete an online application for posting number 0709808 at https://www.Jobs.IllinoisState.edu and submit the following to the application by November 3, 2017: A letter of application describing interest in and qualifications for the position; curriculum vitae; a list of four professional references with contact information (name, phone number, email); official graduate transcripts; and a sample of scholarly work such as a chapter from your dissertation or other academic writing. Review of applications continue until the position is filled.
Direct all inquiries and correspondence to:
ISU CSPA Search Committee
c/o Carol Pfoff, Administrative Assistant
firstname.lastname@example.org (309) 438-4630; Fax (309) 438-8683
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action university encouraging diversity