Assistant or Associate Professor, Higher Education
Teachers College, Columbia University
Department of Organization and Leadership
Department of Organization and Leadership
Assistant/Associate Professor of Higher and Postsecondary Education
Position: We invite applications for an assistant or associate professor with a record of outstanding scholarly accomplishment and/or promise to fill a tenure-track position in the Program in Higher and Postsecondary Education. We seek candidates with expertise in the study of the linkages between institutions of higher education and their external communities. Specific areas of expertise might include: civic engagement, philanthropy, urban higher education, societal benefits of diversity in higher education, and leadership for P-20 education. These areas are illustrative, not exhaustive. Candidates must be well prepared and actively involved in empirical research. They must be dedicated to excellent teaching and advisement of master’s and doctoral students and be committed to academic program administration and development. Tenure status and rank will be designated based on prior accomplishment and experience.
TC’s Higher and Postsecondary Education Program (HPSE) seeks to prepare leaders, specialists, and scholars with expertise in faculty and instructional development, student learning and development, assessment, organizational development, institutional leadership, and civic engagement – all with an eye to advancing excellence in teaching and learning for all students. We are deeply committed to addressing the learning goals and interests of diverse student populations, especially in urban centers.
Responsibilities: Develop and maintain a vibrant program of research. Develop and teach courses addressing higher education’s civic mission and the relationships between institutions of higher education and their external communities, other teaching depending on expertise. Advise master’s students with interests in student affairs and academic development, organization and administration, and social-political contexts of higher education. Advise doctoral students; supervise dissertations. Participate actively in program administration, program development, and public outreach/professional development for higher education practitioners and leaders.
Qualifications: Doctorate in higher education or related social sciences field. We seek an individual whose research and teaching are and/or promise to be of the highest academic caliber. The individual will have proven abilities and/or indicate substantial promise to conceptualize, carry out, and publish excellent research. S/he will demonstrate excellence and/or future promise in teaching and advisement of master’s and doctoral students. S/he will demonstrate openness to and expertise in (1) leadership/collaborative engagement with peers and colleagues committed to building an outstanding academic program, and (2) development of a professional development strand for higher education practitioners. Individuals entering at higher ranks and with tenure must be prepared to assume substantial program leadership responsibilities.
To apply: We request electronic submission of applications and materials. Please send to: Professor Anna Neumann, Search Committee Chair, C/O Ms. Lucy Tam. Email: email@example.com Tel: 212.678.3750: (1) Letter of application specifying candidate’s areas of research and teaching expertise and interests, including future research plans. (2) Curriculum vitae. (3) Three writing samples (articles, book chapters, conference papers, etc.). (4) Three letters of recommendation (to be submitted independently by recommenders). Please include, with letter of application, the names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and emails of individuals writing letters of recommendation. Applications must be postmarked no later than October 1, 2013. Appointment begins September 2014.
Teachers College as an institution is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment. In offering education, psychology, and health studies, the College is committed to providing expanding employment opportunities to minorities, women, and persons with disabilities in its own activities and in society.