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Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) in Higher Education

By Jo Ann Jones | Date: October 09, 2017

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The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) in the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites nominations and applications for an assistant professor (tenure track) faculty position to begin in the Fall of 2018 in Higher Education Leadership. We are looking for faculty members with expertise or scholarly emphasis in one or more of the following areas: community college leadership; student affairs; or higher education finance with a focus on traditionally-underserved student access and success; minority-serving institutions; social justice/critical theories; or P-20 perspectives.


The ELPS Department offers two master’s degree programs, one in P-12 Educational Leadership and the other in Higher Education with an emphasis on Student Affairs. While preparing educational scholar-leaders committed to equity, access, and student success, we offer an Ed.D. that has two emphases: P-12 Educational Leadership and Higher Education Leadership. In addition to the degree programs noted above, we also offer two academic tracks leading to eligibility for the Texas Principal and Superintendent certificates. Our faculty is building a learning community dedicated to collegial program development, scholarship, and the preparation of education professionals to serve diverse learning environments across P-20.  The department seeks to develop and strengthen our academic programs, particularly in higher education and policy studies; to expand program capacity consistent with student demand; to heighten our national visibility as a department and as a faculty, particularly through increased extramural funding for faculty research and other activities; to enhance faculty diversity; and to meet the needs of our service area and state for educational leadership and policy research.  As we actively work towards being a nationally-recognized, tier one department of P-12 and higher education leadership and policy studies scholars, we seek candidates who are committed to this vision and these goals, and who wish to contribute to our scholar community. 


As of Fall 2017, The University of Texas at San Antonio, an Hispanic Serving Institution, has an enrollment of over 31,000 students. UTSA is a member of the University Council for Educational Administration, has institutional memberships in the Association for the Study of Higher Education and the American Association for Hispanics in Higher Education. We have partnership programs with local school districts and the local community college district. 


San Antonio is a charming and vibrant city located on the edge of the scenic Texas Hill Country with a diversity of cultures and cultural activities as well as affordable housing. Major airlines offer direct and connecting flights for travel within the USA and abroad. The seventh largest city in the United States, San Antonio is well known for its temperate climate.


Responsibilities for the position include teaching on two campuses, typically in the evening and possibly including distance education and hybrid format courses; conducting and publishing scholarly research; participating in efforts designed to seek external funding support for scholarly research; advising students and guiding their doctoral research; serving on and/or chairing doctoral dissertation committees; and providing service to departmental, college, university, community, and professional constituencies.


Assistant Professor Level in Higher Education:

Required qualifications: (1) expertise or scholarly emphasis in one or more of the following areas: community college leadership; student affairs; or higher education finance with a focus on traditionally-underserved student access and success; minority-serving institutions; social justice/critical theories; or P-20 perspectives (2) earned doctorate in higher education or closely related field by June 30, 2018; (3) demonstrated potential to conduct and publish scholarly research in higher education; (4) demonstrated potential in teaching excellence; (5) demonstrated advocacy for equity in education, (6) an articulated research agenda, and (7) professional experience advancing student learning, student development and leadership, student success, or diversity and inclusion in higher education settings.


Preferred qualifications: (1) advanced skills in quantitative and/or qualitative research methodologies/data analysis; (2) professional (administrative or programmatic) experience in higher education, student affairs, or educational policy settings; (3) publication in appropriate professional outlets; (4) collaborative experiences with university faculty and staff in curriculum development, joint research and teaching ventures, and other department and university activities; and (5) participation and involvement in professional associations.


For initial screening, qualified applicants must utilize UTSA’s online application system for employment applications. All applicants must create an account at https://jobs.utsa.edu/user/new. Once an account is created you will be able to complete the application process. The required elements are: (1) an original, signed letter of application for the assistant professor position and addressing the required and preferred qualifications for the position; (2) a current vita; (3) names, addresses, titles, and phone numbers of three references; and (4) three examples of scholarly writing.  Committee review of applications will begin October 24, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  Please address any questions to:


Dr. Amaury Nora, Search Committee Chair-Higher Education
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
College of Education and Human Development
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249
Office: (210) 458-4112
Fax:  (210) 458-4487
Email:  amaury.nora@utsa.edu 


UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by the time of hire.  


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