Visiting Assistant Professor in Higher Education

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Assistant Professor/12-Mth

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Visiting Assistant Professor in Higher Education

Position Summary:

The William & Mary School of Education currently invites applications for a visiting assistant professor non- tenure eligible position in higher education that will have primary responsibility for teaching and advising in the higher education M.Ed., Ph.D., and Executive Ed.D. programs. We seek an individual to join our collaborative and forward looking program faculty, and a university committed to equity and inclusion through teaching, research, and service. We are particularly interested in applicants who have prior experience teaching courses related to college student development theory, assessment, organizational theory, leadership and cultural competence, equity and inclusion, and internships. We seek individuals with experience in advising graduate students and supervising dissertations.

This visiting assistant professor position is a 12-month, three-year, non-tenure eligible (NTE) non-renewable appointment and is part of the Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership (EPPL) Department. Obtaining the NTE position does not guarantee that the person selected for this position is automatically eligible for current or future tenure appointments with the university. The dates of appointment would be August 2021 to August 2024. The position requires an eight-course teaching load that may be arrayed in a variety of ways, such as three courses in the fall and spring semesters and two courses in the summer. The position also requires graduate student advising and research supervision of master’s projects and dissertations. Though primarily a teaching and advising position, the School of Education supports the person in this role pursuing research alongside their eight-course teaching load. We also invite the person in this position to engage in professional development opportunities provided by the university’s Studio for Teaching and Learning Innovation and in research workshops offered in the School of Education and other units on campus; we view the person in this role as a fully-integrated member of our higher education program community.

The successful candidate will be expected to:
·Teach and develop courses in the M.Ed., Ph.D., and Ed.D. programs in Educational Leadership—Higher Education Administration, in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats with an expectation of an 8 course teaching assignment over a 12-month period.
·Supervise master’s program internships within student affairs and higher education administration.
·Advise and mentor students.
·Supervise and support of master’s projects and doctoral dissertations.
·Contribute to making the School of Education and University a safe, equitable, and socially just space for students, other faculty, and staff.
·Engage in program development and curriculum reviews, and assessment of student learning.
·Provide support for program coordination and administration (e.g., recruitment, admissions, programming).
·Collaborate with student affairs professionals on campus, in Virginia, and in the profession on programming, student internship and graduate assistantship placements, and to advance the profession.
·Provide service and expertise to the program, the School of Education, and to the University.

Further information about the School of Education can be accessed at: Applicants may access a virtual tour at:

Required Qualifications:

We will look for evidence of required qualifications in the candidate’s cover letter and CV. The successful candidate must have:

(a) An earned doctorate in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, or related field from an accredited (U.S.) or certified (international) university by the time of appointment (August 2021).
(b) Demonstrated evidence of inclusive teaching at the graduate level that builds engaging, relevant, and authentic learning experiences for students;
© Active involvement in professional associations and/or in partnerships in the field;
(d) Demonstrated evidence of established or developing research agenda that informs teaching and practice;
(e) Excellent communication, collaboration, organization, and negotiation skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

We will look for evidence of required qualifications in the candidate’s cover letter and CV. Preference will be given to those who have one or more of the following:

(a) Prior college, university, or professional association experience;
(b) A strong diversity and social justice orientation;
© Experience advising students and building authentic learning experiences to support student development and career aspirations;
(d) Teaching experience related to student affairs, higher education administration and leadership, internships, social justice and equity, teaching and learning, and research design.
(e) Ability to teach a full range of higher education and student affairs courses.
(f) Past experience developing collaborative partnerships with campus units and organizations.


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Instructional Faculty

Special Application Instructions:

Review of application materials will begin April 24, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, all materials must be received by the review date. Materials received after the review date will be considered, if needed.

Application materials should include:
1. A cover letter explaining professional education, experience, and suitability for the position.
2. A full curriculum vita.
3. The names, addresses (including titles and institutions), telephone numbers, and email addresses of four professional references.

Application materials should be addressed to the Co-Chairs of the Search Committee, Drs. Stephanie Blackmon and Pamela Eddy, and will be accepted through our online application system at The majority of application correspondence will occur via this venue. Specific questions regarding this position should be directed to Drs. Stephanie Blackmon ([email protected]) and Pamela Eddy ([email protected]).

Background Check Statement:

William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement:

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Benefits Summary Statement:

FT, Quasi FT Positions: William & Mary offers our employees a full array of benefits including retirement, health insurance with options for expanded dental and vision along with group and optional life insurance with coverage for spouse and children, flexible spending accounts, and an EAP (Employee Assistance Program).

Our employees enjoy additional university benefits such as educational assistance, professional development, wellness benefits, and a robust holiday schedule. All employees have access to fitness facilities on campus. Staff members also have access to the university libraries, and much more. To learn more, go to:




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Posted: 3/24/2021
Application Due: 6/22/2021
Work Type: Full Time