Open Position: Assistant Professor of Higher and Adult Education in the Department of Leadership

December 6, 2011

Assistant Professor of Higher and Adult Education in the Department of Leadership, University of Memphis:  Tenure track position # 002974

Qualifications: Required are (a) an earned doctorate in higher education, (b) experience teaching graduate level courses about higher education or community colleges, and (c) research publications in national, peer-reviewed publications plus a research plan. Additional desired qualifications are (a) experience working on externally funded research or service projects, (b) experience using instructional technology and course management systems, (c) ability to design effective online or blended coursework, (d) demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with diverse students, faculty and administrators, (e) experience advising doctoral students through the dissertation, and (f) experience as a higher education administrator.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate courses, recruit and mentor graduate students, supervise research of advanced graduate students, establish and maintain a significant program of scholarly research, pursue external funding, and provide service to the program, department, college, university, and profession. The candidate will be expected to use a variety of instructional delivery methods including weekend, online, and hybrid courses.

For information on the university please see the following websites: (, the college (, the department (, the program (, and the vibrant city of Memphis (see

Application: Review of completed applications will begin January 23, 2012 and may continue until the position is filled. Employment is anticipated to begin August 2012. The department welcomes a diverse set of applicants. Applications are to be submitted electronically at Applicants are required to upload (1) a letter of application that details competencies specified related to the qualifications above, (2) an up-to-date curriculum vita, and (3) names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Optional documents to upload are 4) a list of HIAD courses the applicant can teach (see for descriptions of HIAD courses) and (5) teaching evaluations if available. Applicants will receive a confirmation number when all application materials are received. Letters of reference and a transcript will be requested upon interview.

Address inquiries to Dr. Jeffery Wilson at or Dr. Katrina Meyer at