Assistant Professor and/or Instructor

Manhattan KS
Sep 01, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position:

The Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, is seeking candidates for an instructor/assistant professor.  The successful candidate for this 9-month, non-tenure track position will teach courses in the leadership minor, advise undergraduate students, contribute to programs in leadership development, service learning and student civic engagement, advance the goals of the School’s strategic plan, and support the mission of the Staley School of Leadership Studies in ways that reflect its values-based mission.


  1. Actively contribute to the Staley School of Leadership Studies’ learning community, beyond one’s own teaching, programming, coordination, and service to advance the School’s mission
  2. Teach undergraduate courses in leadership
  3. Advise undergraduate students in academic programs of the Staley School
  4. Contribute to co-curricular leadership programs of the Staley School of Leadership Studies in leadership development, service learning and student civic engagement
  5. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees
  6. Other related duties as assigned

Information about the Department:

The Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University is a learning community with a values-based mission that promotes both curricular studies and co-curricular activities, integrating thought and action. The School’s faculty and staff provide learning experiences aligned with the mission of “developing knowledgeable, ethical, caring, inclusive leaders for a diverse and changing world” for the approximately 1,000 undergraduate students in the program. The Staley School of Leadership Studies provides such an environment through three interrelated avenues:  1) the administration of academic programs including an interdisciplinary minor in Leadership Studies, a secondary major in Global Food Systems Leadership, and an interdisciplinary PhD in Leadership Communication; 2) the facilitation of a learning community of Leadership Studies’ students in which core values are explored and modeled, and 3) applied-learning efforts, scholarship and creative endeavors which emphasize each aspect of our mission. All faculty and staff in the Staley School of Leadership Studies are expected to advance this mission.

The Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University excels at providing students the opportunity to study leadership and become effective practitioners. We are committed to offering an undergraduate leadership minor and service-learning/civic engagement programs, as we work to redefine powerful teaching and learning, and engage students civically, academically, and personally in their educational experience and in a global, inclusive world.  Leadership Studies has a deep commitment to and presence in our community – campus, local, domestic, and international – and is committed to leading the way in service and in providing academic excellence in research and scholarly pursuits and engaged teaching and learning. Additional information about the Staley School of Leadership Studies can be found at

Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned master’s degree for consideration as instructor; earned doctorate for consideration as assistant professor
  • Demonstrated evidence of engaged teaching at the post-secondary level
  • Demonstrated evidence of a strong commitment to pedagogies of engagement such as applied learning, service learning, internships, learning communities, and civic engagement
  • Demonstrated evidence of a strong commitment to mentoring students at the post-secondary level
  • Demonstrated evidence of success as an advocate for the whole student experience at the post-secondary level
  • Demonstrated evidence of commitment to equity and an ability to work effectively with diverse populations
  • Demonstrated ability to speak effectively in front of large groups

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of college student development theories and practices
  • Evidence of service beyond the classroom

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Qualified candidates should submit the following documents: a cover letter describing how the candidate’s educational background and professional experiences meet the required and preferred qualifications for the position; a statement of learning philosophy; resume; and names and contact information of three people who can speak to the candidate’s qualifications for the position.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

Starting annual salary for instructor is $45,000; for Assistant Professor, starting salary is $55,000 annually.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.