Educational Leadership (Neag School of Education), University of Connecticut

Position ID:UConn-Educational Leadership (Neag School of Education)-2018180 [#10046, 2018180]
Position Title: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Higher Education and Student Affairs
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Educational Leadership
Appl Deadline: finished (2017/10/04, finished 2018/04/06)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Educational Leadership is seeking a candidate for a nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor for the Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) Master’s Program beginning August 2018. The HESA program is a nationally recognized master’s (MA) program that fosters intellectual and professional development of individuals seeking careers in higher education or student affairs administration. Through a cohort model, the program emphasizes a theory-to-practice approach by exposing students to contemporary research and experiential learning.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is a comprehensive, land-grant university located two hours from New York City and 90 minutes from Boston.  It has a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity classification, and is consistently ranked in the top 20 public universities in the country.

The University of Connecticut is in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence ( We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for a faculty position in the Department of Educational Leadership at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor.

The Neag School of Education ( is ranked No. 27 among all graduate schools of education and No. 17 among public graduate schools of education in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report. The Neag School offers programs and courses on the main campus in Storrs and at the Hartford, Avery Point, and Waterbury campuses. 

The Department of Educational Leadership has 22 full-time faculty members and offers degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. The department offers certificates and/or degrees in educational leadership; education policy; executive leadership; higher education and student affairs; and sport management.


The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through extramural funding and high quality publications in the area of higher education and student affairs.  The successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective teaching of master-level graduate students enrolled in HESA courses; advising and mentoring HESA students; and developing and maintaining collegial relationships with program faculty and the program’s campus partners. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learners and intellectual interests. Successful candidates should demonstrate a commitment to issues of social justice and equity.

In addition to being a full-time faculty within the HESA, the position will also be a valuable member of the Department of Educational Leadership with opportunities to recruit and advise PhD students as part of the Learning, Leadership and Education Policy program. The position will also have opportunities to work with and serve on capstone committees for the EdD program within the department.


  • An earned doctorate in higher education, student affairs, or closely related field by time of appointment; and
  • Professional work experience in higher education, generally, or student affairs, specifically.


  • Evidence of a critical approach to research and teaching with a focus on social justice and equity in higher education and student affairs;  
  • Potential for success in teaching graduate-level courses;
  • Experience engaging in student advising;
  • Evidence of or potential for conducting and disseminating research in higher education/student affairs;
  • Evidence of or potential for securing grants in higher education/student affairs;
  • A professional identity as evidenced by membership in professional organizations (e.g., ASHE, ACPA, NASPA);
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor graduate students;
  • Ability to develop collegial relationships and work with a diverse population; and
  • Strong interpersonal skills.


This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2018. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Faculty may also be asked to teach at one of UConn’s regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Select "Apply Now" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the qualifications, including commitment to diversity (e.g., including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learners, etc.), and all academic transcripts. Please also arrange for the submission of three letters of reference that include e-mail and U.S. mail addresses and phone numbers. Please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct the three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf. 

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; however, to ensure full consideration please apply by November 1, 2017. For more information regarding the Department of Educational Leadership please visit the department website at Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Richard Schwab, at  Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2018180) 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


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Further Info:
Neag School of Education
249 Glenbrook Road, Unit 2064C
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-3064
Phone: (860) 486-3813
Fax: (860) 486-0210

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