Clinical Assistant Professor in Higher Education Administration Programs

Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Commensurate with experience

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The Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership in the School of Education at Duquesne University is seeking candidates for a full-time (12-month) non-tenure-track appointment. The Clinical Assistant Professor faculty position has administrative responsibilities as Director of the M.S. in Higher Education Administration Program. The position will have responsibilities for teaching as well as program administration. The Higher Education Administration program at Duquesne is an open-ended design that allows students to shape their education for their own professional goals. Students earn a Master of Science degree in Higher Education Administration.


  • Teaches seven courses per year.
  • Monitors student fieldwork, as well as professional service to the Department, School of Education, and University.

Program Director responsibilities include:

  • Manages the budgets and day-to-day operations, participation in recruiting students as well as mentoring/advising students.


Required Attributes:

  • Ed.D. or Ph.D. in an area related to Higher Education.
  • Teaching experience in an online environment.
  • A minimum of five years of experience at a college or university.
  • A record of networking capabilities in the higher education community; as well as knowledge of and involvement in the process of program accreditation.

Desired Attributes:

  • Demonstrate an ability to work within a non-traditional program/ department structure assisting students in attaining goals, demonstrate the ability to use independent judgment in decision making, and show evidence of support of the University's mission.


Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC .

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting the University's Mission Statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty and staff job applications electronically. The successful candidate will submit a cover letter, CV, diversity statement, names and contact information for a minimum of three references, and a narrative (maximum length 1000-words) regarding teaching and academic and/or workplace experience to: While the position will remain open until filled, priority will be given to applications submitted by October 31, 2021. Questions may be directed to Dr. Franny Jo Serenka

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.

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