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Visiting Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs

The University of Iowa College of Education
Iowa City, Iowa

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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs for a two-year, 9-month (academic year) appointment to begin August 16, 2023 through May 20, 2025.


The candidate’s principal responsibilities will be to teach courses in the Higher Education and Student Affairs programs at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral level. Teaching responsibilities will consist of 18 semester hours annually, or a 3-3 load, and may include summer course instruction.  Teaching will be delivered primarily in-person or face-to-face, with the potential for some hybrid course delivery (based on applicable University guidelines). The Visiting Assistant Professor will supervise and mentor graduate students in their area of research, serve on dissertation and examination committees, and support students in clinical placements (practica and internships). Additionally, the Visiting Assistant Professor will be expected to participate in program and departmental meetings and assume responsibilities for providing service to the program, department, College, and the institution.

Education Requirement

Prospective candidates must have earned a doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in higher education or student affairs administration or related discipline by August 16, 2023.

Required Qualifications

Prospective candidates must have

  1. Professional and supervisory experience in higher education or student affairs administration Evidence of scholarly productivity Teaching experience Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations Experience with and capability to teach in two or more of the following areas: students; college outcomes; student affairs; postsecondary teaching and learning; and higher education policy, administration, and governance.

Desirable Qualifications

  1. Successful experience teaching in higher education settings Evidence of excellent teaching skills at the undergraduate and graduate level Experience teaching online or hybrid classes Preferred 5+ years of full-time professional administrative experience working in higher education and/or student affairs Experience in supervising student affairs professionals and/or higher education graduate students in experiential settings A record of administrative leadership and collaborating with experiential placement sites.


Highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


Academic year (9 month) tenure-track appointment beginning August 16, 2023.


Candidates should submit an application letter addressing all qualifications noted above, curriculum vitae, one sample syllabus, contact information for three references, and graduate college transcripts.  To apply for this position, go to our website at and choose requisition number 74760.  Address inquiries or nominations to Nick Bowman ([email protected]) or call 319-335-5372.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

About the University and Surrounding Community

The University of Iowa (UI) is a world-renowned institution located in Iowa City, an UNESCO City of Literature that is recognized as one of the country’s most livable communities. With more than 70,000 residents, Iowa City is an attractive haven for scholars, scientists, artists, writers, and professionals of all kinds.  Highlights of living in Iowa City include outstanding schools and libraries, a lively downtown offering an array of events focused on arts, learning, and cultural development, and the unique charm of a vibrant college town connected by easy travel to larger cities like Chicago, Minneapolis, and St. Louis. Iowa City and UI are intertwined for the betterment of the university and the surrounding communities.

We are committed to recruiting and retaining innovative and diverse faculty and staff, which involves providing opportunities for employees to “Build a Career and Build a Life” in the Iowa City area. The University offers several benefits to support faculty in achieving a healthy work/life balance including domestic partner benefits, family caregiving leave, flexible spending accounts for dependent care and health care, and an automatic tenure clock extension when a minor child is added to the family. For more information about local work/life resources, including dual-career support, please see:

About the Department and Higher Education & Student Affairs (HESA)

The Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies (EPLS) at the University of Iowa includes 18 faculty members and serves around 175 students. The department includes three programs: Education Leadership, Education Policy and Leadership Studies (Ed.D.), and Higher Education and Student Affairs. EPLS has an international reputation for advancements in the areas of evaluation and assessment, educational measurement, and effective undergraduate education, among many other research initiatives. The HESA program offers master’s, doctoral (Ph.D. and Ed.D.), and certificate programs to students who serve as educational leaders, scholars, and practitioners in postsecondary institutions and educationally-aligned organizations. The degree programs emphasize experiential learning, through research and teaching assistantships, internships, and practica. HESA program faculty represent diverse philosophies, methods, disciplinary training, and personal backgrounds, ensuring students gain a deep understanding and interconnected view of the field.

About the College

The College of Education offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including licensure, endorsement, and certificate programs, many of which are regularly ranked among the best in the nation.  Students study with our world-renowned faculty who are the leaders in their fields.  Our college is comprised of four departments: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, Counselor Education, and Teaching and Learning.  The College houses several Centers that support work in critical areas of education, including UI REACH, Iowa Reading Research Center, Scanlan Center for School Mental Health, and the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development. The College is guided by a Strategic Plan which includes actively engaging with diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. The College works intentionally through our Anti-Racism Collaborative.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

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