Assistant/Associate Professor: Postsecondary Educational Leadership

Job description

The College of Education at San Diego State University, Department of Administration, Rehabilitation, and Postsecondary Education (ARPE) is seeking a full-time tenure track professor of Postsecondary Education Leadership at the Assistant or Associate rank to begin in Fall 2019. The selected individual will be responsible for creating and sustaining an active research agenda, teaching masters and doctoral courses in postsecondary education, advising and supporting graduate students, supervising doctoral dissertations, and serving the university and profession.    

Applicants must have earned a doctorate in higher/postsecondary education (or a closely-related field), have developed a coherent research agenda relevant to postsecondary education student success, be able to teach graduate courses in community college leadership and student affairs in postsecondary education, and have methodological expertise that would enable them to direct graduate students in conducting independent research.

The ideal candidate will provide evidence of meaningful contributions to knowledge in postsecondary education policy and practice with a focus on Hispanic/minority-serving institutions; prioritize equity and equity-minded perspectives in teaching, research, and service; and demonstrate a commitment to teaching and conducting research on student success issues applicable to minoritized and other underrepresented populations in education.  Candidates that have experience working as a professional postsecondary administrator are also preferred. 

Salary and benefits are competitive and are commensurate with experience and academic preparation. Application review will begin November 2018, and the position will remain open until it is filled.

ARPE has dynamic educational programs, uses creative and innovative teaching methods and offers research opportunities and support in acquiring funding. ARPE offers master’s degrees in Rehabilitation Counseling (ranked 10th nationally) and Educational Leadership/Concentration in Postsecondary Education/Emphasis in Student Affairs, an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership/Concentration in Community College Leadership, and an undergraduate minor in Leadership.  ARPE faculty are committed to teaching excellence, are highly engaged in research and service, and are successful in securing extramural funding to support research.  For information about ARPE, please visit:    

The SDSU College of Education is committed to preparing teachers, school administrators, counselors, community college faculty and leaders, performance improvement/ technology professionals, and community service professionals to provide the highest quality learning environments to ensure student and client success and achievement through our teaching, research, and service. The College of Education has been ranked in the most recent U.S. News & World Report survey as #1 best education schools among CSUs, #1 in San Diego County, #7 in California, #40 among public universities nationwide, and #54 among all universities nationwide.  For information about the College of Education, please visit:

San Diego State University is the largest university in San Diego and the third largest in California. The highly diverse campus community has a student population of over 36,000 and approximately 5,849 faculty and staff. SDSU is currently designated as a Doctoral University: Higher Research Activity by the Carnegie Foundation. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor’s degrees in 84 areas, Masters in 76 and doctorates in 21. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should apply via Interfolio: For questions, please contact Dr. Frank Harris III at [email protected] Applications require a curriculum vitae, a statement of interest, a writing sample (i.e., peer reviewed article or book chapter), and contact information for three persons who will submit letters of recommendations on the applicant’s behalf (via Interfolio).

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.




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Posted: 10/11/2018
Application Due: 12/10/2018
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