Assistant Professor, Department of Higher Education

The University of Mississippi

The University of Mississippi’s Department of Higher Education seeks applicants to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are open to methodological approaches and seek a colleague who focuses on one or more of the following via their research, scholarship, and service: (a) college student access and success, (b) college student development; (c) organization, policy, and governance; (d) student affairs administration; and/or (e) program assessment and evaluation. The Department of Higher Education offers master’s degrees focused on Student Affairs on the Oxford campus and in an online cohort designed for working professionals. The department also offers the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree focused on researcher preparation and a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in an online cohort focused on practitioner preparation based on the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) framework directed toward equity, ethics, and social justice in professional practice. The candidate of choice will be asked to chair as well as serve on doctoral dissertation committees and master’s theses, conduct research, and provide service to the Department, University, broader discipline, and community.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support the mission of the University and School of Education to prepare researchers and reflective professionals who create, use and share knowledge in partnership with individuals and communities to serve Mississippi and beyond
  • Teach traditional, hybrid, and/or online courses in Higher Education / Student Affairs and advise students in MA, PhD, and EdD programs
  • Engage in research, writing, and other scholarly activities in the field of Higher Education / Student Affairs
  • Provide service, outreach, and leadership in the field of Higher Education / Student Affairs

Position Details

Appointment: 9 Month

Assignment Type: Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Higher Education or a related field
  • Graduate teaching and advising experience or evidence of potential
  • Evidence of potential for scholarship relevant to Higher Education / Student Affairs
  • Experience and dedication to working with diverse populations
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality and collaboration

Application Procedures

Applicants should submit a letter of application detailing qualifications for the position and curriculum vitae as well as the names and contact information of four professional references. In addition, applicants are asked to submit two refereed, scholarly and/or professional publications and a teaching philosophy statement which reflects their teaching beliefs and practices. Additional materials may be required for the interview, and more details on the position are available at the website:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established.

Questions pertaining to the position or required qualifications may be directed to Dr. Ty McNamee, search committee Chair, via telephone or electronic mail:; 662.915.2520

The the University of Mississippi has been rated a “Great College to Work For” by the “Chronicle of Higher Education.”

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