Assistant or Associate Professor in College Student Personnel Administration

Illinois State University, Normal
Salary is commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications.
Aug 30, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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


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 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 (309) 438-4630; Fax (309) 438-8683

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action university encouraging diversity