Professor of Higher Education (open rank)

Claremont, Los Angeles County
Mar 10, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The Higher Education program at CGU is small and distinctive and exists as part of the School of Educational Studies. Accordingly, we are seeking an established scholar with a strong research record who is broadly grounded, will work closely with a diverse group of graduate students and colleagues, and is an effective teacher. This is a tenure-line graduate faculty position, which carries teaching, research, and service responsibilities in School. While the specific areas of scholarship are open, we will give preference to candidates whose work focuses on 4-year broad-access institutions and/or community colleges. We are especially interested in scholars whose work incorporates consideration of the geographic variation in resourcing, opportunity, and success. The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate students in our M.A. and Ph.D. programs, and supervise graduate student research. Candidates must demonstrate a strong record of published research and extramural funding, and possess outstanding teaching and mentoring skills. Candidates should possess a deep understanding of the relationship between scholarship and practice. The successful candidate also will demonstrate experience and/or capacity for advising a diverse student body. The struggle for social justice is not an abstraction here, but an integral part of the School of Educational Studies’ teaching and research. The School is committed to merging work for social justice with forthright accountability. Our graduates, and hence our faculty, are expected to be responsible education critics and architects. For more information on the School of Educational Studies, please see Claremont Graduate University is America's only private, graduate-only, research-extensive university. Nestled at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains about 35 miles east of Los Angeles, CGU is one of seven members of the unique Claremont Colleges Consortium. CGU is known for intimate, transdisciplinary teaching and for research that takes on major challenges facing our region and world. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, completed applications should be received by April 10, 2014. Applications from women, minorities, and underrepresented populations are especially encouraged. Please send a letter of interest and current curriculum vitae to: Chair of the Search Committee School of Educational Studies Claremont Graduate University 150 East Tenth Street Claremont, CA 91711 Claremont Graduate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, place of national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, or physical disabilities in its employment practice and in admission of students to educational programs and activities in accordance with the requirement of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and other applicable laws. Claremont Graduate University is vigorously committed to affirmative action in employment practices regarding ethnic minorities, the physically disabled, veterans, and women. In addition to meeting its obligations under federal and state law, Claremont Graduate University is committed to increasing faculty diversity.