Position Information

Faculty Tenure Track - Foundation, Leadership & Administration
On behalf of the Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs program faculty, the Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs progrm at Kent State University are excited to announce the availability of a nine-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, scheduled to begin August 2022. The program is seeking a colleague committed to (and able to demonstrate) principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion across their teaching, research, and service. Applications are due January 14, 2022.

About the Program:

The Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs program is housed within the School of Foundations, Leadership, and Administration, in the College of Education, Health and Human Services. The program seeks to prepare highly-effective higher education administrators, faculty, and staff professionals who possess the skills and competencies required to meet the varied challenges facing today’s two-year, four-year, and graduate institutions, and to help shape institutions in the future. Using a theory-to-practice framework, the program emphasizes international higher education; student affairs administration; student development and learning; diversity and inclusion; assessment, law, and business. Five 15-18 credit certificates also are offered; see http://www.kent.edu/ehhs/fla/hied/certificates. Please visit the website for complete program information: http://www.kent.edu/ehhs/fla/hied.

Key Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will teach program core and elective courses, depending on interest, expertise, and balanced responsibilities of the program faculty. Core courses may include:
  • assessment
  • business
  • student development
  • internship supervision

Electives may include the following topics in the context of higher education:
  • Community colleges
  • Adult development
  • Finance
  • Distance and continuing education
  • Private liberal arts colleges
  • History of higher education
  • International students, politics and power
  • Service learning
  • Status of women
  • Other courses to be developed by the successful candidate.

The new faculty member will also be expected to:
  • Advise students in the Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs M.Ed. and Ph.D. programs
  • Chair and serve on dissertations
  • Develop and maintain a strong record of scholarship in higher education
  • Participate in the leadership of the program (e.g., recruitment and admissions, curriculum development, planning, possible coordination of a certificate)
  • Serve on department, college, and university committees
  • Participate in the activities of relevant professional organizations (e.g., ASHE, ACPA, NASPA, CIES, NAFSA, AERA).


Application review will begin January 14 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit:
  • A letter of application that addresses their qualifications and experience relative to the minimum and preferred qualifications
  • A current CV
  • Names and contact information for three references

Contact: Questions can be directed to co-chairs Dr. Christa Porter (cporte24@kent.edu) and/or Dr. Tara Hudson (thudso15@kent.edu).

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer / Disabled / Veterans

To apply for this position, visit: https://jobs.kent.edu
Position: Faculty Tenure Track - Foundation, Leadership & Administration
Organization: Kent State University
Location: Kent,  OH 
United States
Posting Start Date: 12/10/2021
Date Posted: 12/10/2021
Requirements Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have:
  • An earned doctorate in higher education administration, student affairs, or a closely related field
  • Potential for or demonstrated success in teaching (hybrid, face-to-face, and online courses) and contributing to academic program development at the graduate level, commensurate with rank
  • Record of or demonstrated potential for research productivity in the form of peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations, commensurate with rank
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education and society and a record of/or demonstrated potential for contributing to a climate of inclusivity
  • Experience working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong collegial, communication, and collaborative teamwork skills

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Mid-level to senior-level higher education and student affairs administrative experience
  • Strong knowledge utilizing quantitative and/or qualitative research methods
  • Demonstrated potential or success in procuring external funding, commensurate with rank
  • Ability/interest in using engaging technology and innovation in the classroom
Status: This listing expires on: 2/8/2022
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Organization Information
Kent State University

Kent,  OH 44240
United States
cporte24@kent.edu and thudso15@kent.edu
(330) 672-3000
Dr. Christa Porter and/or Dr. Tara Hudson

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