Visiting Assistant Professor of the Practice of Higher Ed

Colorado, Denver, USA
Feb 28, 2018
University of
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Denver's Morgridge College of Education (MCE) invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice of Higher Education in the Higher Education Department. This is a benefited, full-time, one-year visiting appointment for the 2018-19 academic year. DU is the oldest and largest independent university in the Rocky Mountain Region and is committed to building and sustaining a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body. MCE currently enrolls about 850 students in its 24 degree (MA/MLIS, EdD, and PhD), licensure, and certificate programs and more than 9,000 graduates live throughout the U.S. and the world. The Higher Education Departments mission is to prepare professionals for administrative, teaching, research, and leadership roles in postsecondary institutions and public and private agencies of higher education in a multicultural and changing world. We offer MA, EdD, and PhD degrees and our students consist of over 150 diverse scholars/practitioners who are enrolled full- and part-time and who are seeking to expand and deepen their knowledge and expertise with the goal of becoming leaders and change agents in higher education.

Position Summary

We seek a candidate with knowledge and understanding of higher education and its implications across the P-20 educational spectrum. We also desire a candidate with specific background or interest in working with culturally diverse and/or underserved populations. This position requires an innovative and critical thinker, capable of working within a dynamic environment. The responsibilities of this position include: teaching graduate level courses; developing relationships and coordinating across the College, with university departments, and with community partners; serving on dissertation or doctoral research project committees; supporting the administration of academic programs in higher education; and other duties as assigned by the department chair and/or dean.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Higher Education or a related field. ABD will be considered, but doctorate must be earned by August 31, 2018.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching and higher education administration.
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence and demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong practical and/or research-based background in one or more of the following areas is desired: college access and preparation; community colleges; evaluation/assessment; faculty; higher education policy, finance, and/or governance; high school to college transitions; retention and persistence; and student affairs and student development across a broad spectrum of education.
  • Previous experience teaching at the graduate and/or undergraduate level.
  • Strong interest in working with programs that connect higher education across P-20 settings and with community stakeholders.

Application Deadline

Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Special Instructions

Applicants must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online with a cover letter and resume will be accepted. Once within the job description online, scroll to the bottom of the page to begin application. Inquiries about this position can be made to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Judy Marquez Kiyama at

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This visiting appointment will commence on September 1, 2018 for the 9-month academic year.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover letter outlining your fit with the position including teaching and research interests. Please explicitly share how your scholarship addresses issues of race, equity, and inclusive excellence in higher education.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. 1 page teaching philosophy document. Please explicitly share how your teaching addresses issues of race, equity, and inclusive excellence in higher education.
  4. Names and contact information for three references

Note: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content (clearly labeled) if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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