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Assistant Professor of Higher Education
The School of Education at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position beginning August 2022. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing, diverse higher education administration program.

The graduate program faculty currently provide training with concentration in student affairs and higher education administration. The research area of specialization for this position is open. The program's faculty have established records of scholarship in the areas of student affairs, residence life, and higher education. The School aims to recruit applicants who will produce impactful research, and who will emphasize training graduate students to become productive and thoughtful practitioners.

The School of Education’s Higher Education Administration programs include a Master of Education degree, a Doctor of Education degree, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree. Program delivery includes face-to-face, online, and hybrid formats. Qualified applicants will be prepared to contribute to the teaching mission of the School of Education at the graduate level.

The School of Education has approximately 1,200 students across six different program areas.

A completed application will include :
  • a cover letter describing applicant strengths and qualifications for the position
  • a CV
  • contact information for three references
  • a research statement
  • a teaching statement
  • academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable; official transcripts are necessary for hire).

Application materials can be uploaded to the HR site found here: https://jobs.usm.edu. The program is committed to increasing diversity; we encourage applications from those who identify as diverse in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, and/or sexual orientation AA/EEO/ADAI.

To apply for this position, visit: https://usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=2308&site=1
Position: Assistant Professor of Higher Education
Organization: The University of Southern Mississippi
Location: Hattiesburg,  MS 
United States
Posting Start Date: 11/29/2021
Date Posted: 11/29/2021
Requirements Minimum Qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, Student Affairs or related area (by August 2022).
  • Ability to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or to have an approved legal exemption and/or accommodation on file with Human Resources prior to the anticipated start date.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Adept in office systems and technology.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Resourceful and determined to provide a positive experience for others.
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to anticipate need

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Three (3) or more years of professional experience in student affairs and/or higher education administration.
  • Research areas that include higher education, college student personnel, student affairs, and underrepresented and underprepared populations.
  • Interest/background in teaching higher education courses including law, finance, and guided capstone.
  • Experience mentoring student research.
Status: This listing expires on: 1/28/2022
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The University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive

Hattiesburg,  MS 39406
United States
(601) 266-4751
Dr. Holly Foster

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