Assistant/Associate Professor in Higher Education Leadership and Practice

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Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor in Higher Education Leadership and Practice
Location: UNG - Online
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 227875
About Us

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Summary

The University of North Georgia's Social Foundations and Leadership Education Department in the College of Education is seeking applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor to teach and advise doctoral candidates in an online, interdisciplinary higher education doctoral program.

This position joins existing faculty in our Higher Education Leadership and Practice program, and we seek a candidate knowledgeable in higher education leadership and practice with a commitment to equity and diversity, significant experience in quantitative methodologies, and experience in online teaching and innovative teaching practices. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory and advanced quantitative research methods and maintain an active research agenda utilizing quantitative research methodologies.

  • Teaching higher education leadership and practices courses on-line, assisting in continued program development and growth, collaborating on-campus with colleagues across departments and disciplines within the university, and supporting and advising doctoral students through the dissertation process.
  • Successful applicants should have a strong quantitative methodological background and might have teaching and research interests in one or more of the following areas: Research design; higher education administration and leadership; diversity and social justice in higher education; student affairs; higher education financial aid; globalization; and higher education law, ethics, and policy.
Required Qualifications
  • A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Higher Education or in a closely related field from an accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated success in on-line teaching and/or graduate-level instruction.
  • Experience supporting and mentoring doctoral students/candidates including directing dissertations preferred.
  • Experience in research design, specifically quantitative methodology.
  • Demonstrated excellence or potential for excellence in scholarly research, including publications, professional presentations, and/or grant funding.
  • Experience working with colleagues across disciplines in a highly collaborative setting.
Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Unofficial Transcripts and Diversity Statement.
Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of North Georgia, as determined by University of North Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

Special Applicant Instructions
  • If you received any graduate degrees from an institution outside the United States, you must provide a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Find a full list of NACES members at
  • Please submit contact information for three professional references.




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Posted: 6/3/2021
Application Due: 9/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time