Assistant Professor

University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas, 66045, United States
Sep 27, 2017
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Assistant Professor

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Higher Education beginning August 2018

The University of Kansas, School of Education is seeking a tenure track Assistant Professor with a specialization in one or more of the following: student development, impact of college on students, higher education law, leadership, and/or student affairs, depending on background and interest. We encourage applications from candidates who can teach qualitative research methods and who have some full-time administrative experience. The successful candidate will teach and advise master's and doctoral students in both face-to-face and hybrid formats; develop a program of research related to their area of expertise; and engage in service activities within the University and professional community. Required qualifications: 1) An earned doctorate (by 8/18/2018) in higher education or a related field; 2) demonstrated commitment to and potential for effective teaching; 3) Demonstrated potential to conduct a productive program of research in one or more of the following areas: college student development, impact of college on students, leadership, higher education law, or student affairs administration; 4) evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The University of Kansas is a major educational and research institution with 29,000 students on five campuses, 2,600 faculty members, and service centers throughout the state. The main campus is in Lawrence, a vibrant community of more than 90,000 that is just 40 miles west of Greater Kansas City and 20 miles from the state capital. KU, a member of the Association of American Universities, consistently earns excellent ratings for its academic programs from U.S. News and World Report. It has also committed itself to expanding its innovative research and commercialization programs.

The position is a 9-month tenure track appointment; summer teaching is possible. Review of applicants will begin on November 1, 2017. The search will remain open until filled. The position is effective August 18, 2018. Completed applications will consist of a complete online application, including cover letter addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and the names, addresses, and contact information of at least three references. APPLY online at: For further information, contact Professor Lisa Wolf-Wendel (785-864-9722 or

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access,, 1246 West Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas, medical center campuses).

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