Faculty of Practice, CSP

Job description

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

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.

Visit the URI jobs website at https://jobs.uri.edu to apply and view complete details for posting (F00236). 

Please attach the following 4 (PDF) documents to your Faculty Employment Application: (#1) Cover Letter,

(#2) Curriculum Vitae, (#3) Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and (#4.) Other – References – names and contact information of three professional references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position is 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 is an AA/EEOD employer. 
Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.




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Job No: F00236
Posted: 4/15/2021
Application Due: 6/14/2021
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