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Job ID: 107278

Assistant Professor in Higher Education
University of San Diego

Date Posted May 31, 2018
Title Assistant Professor in Higher Education
University University of San Diego
Department n/a
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • San Diego, CA
    United States
  • Assistant Professor
  • Higher Education Administration

Assistant Professor in Higher Education

University of San Diego

Location: San Diego, CA, US

Organization Name: School of Leadership and Education Sciences

Department/School Description:

The Department has a multi-disciplinary faculty that works with mid-career students with a broad array of professional backgrounds who seek to deepen their understanding of and capacity for leadership in a variety of organizational contexts. The faculty working with MA and PhD students in the higher education area aim to develop self-aware, culturally competent, globally informed graduates who are able to maintain faith, courage and authenticity in the midst of increasing pressure across all higher education sectors.

Detailed Position Description:

The Department of Leadership Studies seeks a faculty member (tenure track, open rank) to teach, conduct research, and advise students primarily in the Higher Education Leadership area. The position could begin Fall 2018 or Spring/Fall 2019.

Job Requirements:

The faculty is especially seeking candidates with a demonstrated commitment to promoting social justice, as evidenced by the research questions they explore and/or their experiences working with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated research skills and the ability to articulate a coherent research agenda, as well as experience in the area of student affairs or related areas in higher education.

The ideal candidate for this position will have: 1) an earned doctorate from a nationally recognized university in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, Student Affairs or area related to Student Affairs, or Education/Educational Leadership; 2) a record of (or clear potential for) scholarly research and publications; 3) evidence of successful teaching using alternative pedagogies and learning technologies appropriate for mid-career professionals at the post-secondary level; 4) evidence of the ability to make contributions in terms of supervising dissertations, master's theses and action-research projects; and 5) evidence of the ability to teach courses in higher education leadership and, ideally, inclusive of K-12 education.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach and mentor students in both masters and doctoral courses in Leadership Studies, chair doctoral dissertation committees, chair MA Action Research projects, participate in program development and university service. Summer and international teaching opportunities are generally available.

Additional Details:

Persons offered employment must successfully complete a pre-employment background check.

They also will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Candidates from underrepresented and underserved groups are encouraged to apply.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three-year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information visit

How To Apply: To apply, go to, search for IRC28283 and apply as an applicant.

All applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV and a personal statement that includes, among other things, evidence of their commitment to promoting diversity. In short, the personal statement should help the faculty identify candidates who have the professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that will advance USD's campus diversity and equity goals.

Submit application materials and the names and contact information for three references.

Questions may be directed to Emma Mackey, Executive Assistant, Department of Leadership Studies(, 619-260-4637).

The search committee will begin reviewing applications after June 30, 2018 and continue to review new applications until the position is filled.


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