Two tenure-track, Assistant Professors, Higher Education

Buffalo, New York
Sep 17, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo, SUNY invites applications for two Assistant Professor (tenure-track) positions in Higher Education, in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy. The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy has a long history of research excellence and a strong tradition of teaching and community engagement.  UB’s Higher Education program is committed to creating a collegial academic environment that is fundamentally concerned with questions of access, equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout our three degree programs: 1) M.Ed. in Student Affairs Administration; 2) M.Ed. in Higher Education; and 3) a Ph.D. in Higher Education. 

Building on departmental expertise in college access, multicultural competence, social justice and inclusion, and gender (in)equity in higher education, we seek candidates whose research directly engages questions of practice that impact the ways in which historically underrepresented groups experience higher education.  We are particularly interested in scholars whose research and teaching interests interrogate the following subject areas: 1) How do minoritized students experience college success?  What barriers limit success and what affordances make college success more ubiquitous?  2) How has student activism evolved on college campuses particularly among diverse student populations, including racial, ethnic, and gender minority groups?  In what ways has student activism among underrepresented groups impacted the culture of college campuses?  3) In what ways can the modern student affairs division respond to contemporary students’ changing needs, including trans* and non-binary students, English language learners, and other marginalized groups? 

As a faculty member, the successful applicant will also (a) maintain an active and productive research agenda commensurate with Research 1 tenure track faculty appointments; (b) seek external grant funding; (c) teach graduate courses in both the Masters and PhD programs; (d) advise Ed.M. and Ph.D. students; and ( e ) contribute to the intellectual community of the department.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Earned doctorate in higher education, student affairs administration, or a closely related field

Preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrated potential for research productivity via peer-reviewed scholarship
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in the classroom
  • Experience working in student affairs


Applications received by October 15, 2019, are assured full consideration. We will continue to accept and screen applications until the position is filled. A complete application includes: 

  • A cover letter that includes: (a) relevant qualifications for the position, (b) research and teaching interests (not to exceed 4 pages)
  • A curriculumvitae
  • A statement describing how you have worked to promote social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in your previous position(s) or as a graduate student and how you plan to continue to do so as a faculty member at UB.
  • 2 sample publications or other demonstrations of research productivity

To review the complete position posting and to apply, please visit:

For general help or questions about submissions

Contact Name: Bonnie Reed

Title: Assistant to the Chair

Phone: 716-645-1087

Email: [email protected]

For questions about the Assistant Professor position

Contact Name: Margaret W. Sallee

Title: Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, Higher Education and Search Chair

Phone: 716-645-1091

Email: [email protected]

The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (AA/EOE).