Faculty of Practice, CSP

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Faculty of Practice, CSP

Job Description Summary, Duties and Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by April 30, 2021. Second consideration may be given to applications received by May 14, 2021. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (May 14, 2021) may not be given full consideration.

The University of Rhode Island (URI) is the state flagship (and land, urban, and sea grant) institution. It is home to a thriving graduate preparation program in student affairs—the URI College Student Personnel Program which is currently located in the Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies. The mission of the College Student Personnel program is to prepare reflective practitioners for professional careers in student affairs. The CSP program vision is to engage students, faculty, internship supervisors, alumni and campus partners in an extended community of co-learning relationships that inspire optimal student development, promote inclusive leadership, and create and sustain best practices in student affairs. This non-tenure track, limited term position will focus on dynamic teaching, advising/mentoring, and some administration for the on-campus master’s program. We are seeking a faculty member to join a collaborative team of full and part-time faculty in the School of Education committed to high quality and socially-just praxis. This position can be renewed for a maximum of five years.

Basic Function:

This non-tenure track faculty of practice will be responsible for teaching in-person courses primarily in the College Student Personnel Master’s Program. Applicants will be expected to be outstanding teachers using engaging, innovative, research-based, and anti-racist/socially just pedagogy. This faculty member will be responsible for teaching not only student affairs content courses, but also educating students through theory-to-practice curricular requirements (e.g., capstone projects, portfolios, career preparation, internships).

This faculty of practice will serve as an advisor/major professor to CSP students and fulfil all of the duties (e.g., program of study, nomination for graduation, etc.) associated with that role. We are seeking applicants who are passionate about supporting graduate students inside and outside the classroom. Ideal candidates will use a holistic model to not only advise on curricular matters, but also mentor graduate students into the profession of student affairs.

With direction from, and collaboration with CSP faculty, this new hire will work to ensure the CSP program meets CAS Standards and continues to thrive as a competitive and well-respected graduate preparation program. The faculty of practice will assist with all aspects of the CSP program including recruitment, admission, curricular/clinical oversight, and assessment reporting. In collaboration with the CSP community (faculty, alumni, students), the faculty of practice will help implement CSP curricular and co-curricular initiatives (e.g., orientation, commencement, mock interviews, coaching program) and support CSP Alumni Chapter activities.

Strengths of the CSP program include an extensive professional network and strong sense of community among students, faculty, alumni, and student affairs partners. The faculty of practice will help foster campus and community partnerships (e.g., student affairs, internship supervisors, full and part-time faculty, alumni) to support program, student, and alumni success. The faculty of practice will represent the CSP program on college, university, and external committees.



1. An earned master’s degree in Education and/or Human Development with a primary emphasis on college student personnel/student affairs.

2. An earned doctorate in Education, preferably with a focus (e.g., dissertation, courses) on college students in higher education.

3. Minimum of 10 years professional work in student affairs with progressively responsible duties.

4. Demonstrated excellence in teaching, preferably in student affairs.

5. Demonstrated evidence of implementing inclusive, anti-racist, and socially just teaching and student affairs practice.

6. Experience supervising graduate students.

7. Membership in student affairs professional associations.

8. Demonstrated knowledge and use of CAS standards in higher education.

9. Experience with admission and orientation of new students, preferably graduate students.

10. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.


1. At least 5 years of student affairs employment at the Director level or above.

2. Demonstrated strategic planning in student affairs.

3. Demonstrated success in developing partnerships on and off campus.

4. Experience with post-secondary course design and curricular assessment and approval processes.

5. Evidence of scholarly contributions to the field of student affairs (e.g., publications, professional association leadership roles).



AAUP - American Assoc of Univ Professors

Status :

Academic Year, Full-time, Non-tenure-track, Limited

End Date of Restriction or Limitation:

Position is full-time academic year non-tenure track, limited to 06/30/2026 with anticipated renewal.


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Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (https://jobs.uri.edu)

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach the following 4 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application:

1) Cover Letter.

2) Curriculum Vitae.

3) Statement of Teaching Philosophy

4.) Other – References – names and contact information of three professional references.

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Posted: 4/15/2021
Application Due: 6/14/2021
Work Type: Full Time