Assistant or Associate Professor in Community College Leadership and Higher Education | Iowa State University Job at Iowa State University, Ames, IA

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  • Iowa State University
  • Ames, IA

Job Description

Position Title:

Assistant or Associate Professor in Community College Leadership and Higher Education

Appointment Type:

Faculty

Job Description:

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities : 

The School of Education in the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University invites applications for one faculty position in Community College Leadership and Higher Education at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (with tenure). Iowa State University, the College of Human Sciences, and the School of Education are committed to continuing their national role in the area's community college leadership. We seek a colleague who will contribute to our dynamic and collaborative community college leadership program by teaching M.Ed., Ed.D., and Ph.D. courses, advising, conducting research, securing external funding, and providing service and outreach that support the ISU land-grant mission. The preferred candidate will foster research collaboration and leadership development with state agencies and community colleges in Iowa. The ideal candidate will have a record of scholarly publications and of pursuing funded research activities.

The School of Education offers a hybrid Ed.D. in Community College Leadership, an online M.Ed. in Higher Education (Community College Leadership and Higher Education Administration concentrations), a residential Ph.D. in Higher Education, and a residential M.Ed. in Student Affairs. The primary teaching and advising responsibilities will be within the hybrid Ed.D., online M.Ed., and Ph.D. programs. We are particularly interested in scholars who have a line of inquiry and/or teaching experience related to one or more of the following: (a) community college leadership and policy, (b) postsecondary access and success, (c) academic issues and cultures, or (d) the role of postsecondary education in workforce, economic, and community development. Candidates who are interested in contributing to the excellence of this academic community through their research, teaching, and outreach are encouraged to apply.

Required Minimum Qualifications :

For the rank of Assistant Professor, the successful candidate will possess an earned doctoral degree in community college leadership, higher education administration, or a closely related field by the start date and experience working in a postsecondary setting.

For the rank of Associate Professor, the successful candidate must meet university standards for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, including excellence in scholarship that establishes the individual as a significant contributor to the field or profession, evidence of effective teaching, and evidence of institutional service.

Preferred Qualifications :

Evidence of potential to develop an active research agenda, establish a strong publication record, and secure external funding commensurate with the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenured) at Iowa State University.

Demonstrated successful advising and mentoring at the graduate education level.

Evidence of effective teaching and demonstrated ability in teaching distance education students related to one or more of the following: a) community college leadership and policy, b) postsecondary access and success, c) academic issues and cultures, or d) the role of postsecondary education in workforce, economic, and community development.

Demonstrated commitment to collaborate with community colleges through outreach efforts, research, or programming.

Department/Program & College Description : 

The School of Education at Iowa State University is committed to engaging in rigorous and socially meaningful research, preparing leaders and practitioners across the P-20 continuum that support rich and equitable learning opportunities for all students, and supporting public education as a cornerstone of a healthy, vibrant, and just society. We strive to be a national leader in educational theory, policy, and practice, along with honoring the land-grant tradition and the broader mission of the University to serve the people of Iowa.

For additional information about the College of Human Sciences, please visit

Department Unit/Website : 

Proposed Start Date:

August 16, 2024

Number of Months Employed Per Year:

09 Month Work Period

Time Type:

Full time

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following (max 5MB each):

1.) Letter of application addressing your interests and qualifications for the position;

2.) Complete curriculum vitae that includes current contact information;

3.) A scholarly manuscript that reflects work you have done that is relevant to this position (please attach as Other Documents)

4.) Contact information for three academic references

For guaranteed consideration, please apply before May 6, 2024 .  This position is open until filled.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.  

If you have questions regarding this position, please email Dr. Doug Smith at smithda@iastate.edu .

Why Choose ISU?
Iowa State Faculty enjoy comprehensive health and work-life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:
• Retirement benefits, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans
• Generous leave plans
• Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa)
• Life insurance and long-term disability
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Various voluntary benefits and discounts
• Employee Assistance Program
• Wellbeing program

Original Posting Date:

April 3, 2024

Posting Close Date:

Job Requisition Number:

R14377

About Iowa State University

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution. Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.

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