Oakland University — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Organizational Leadership

Oakland University
Department of Organizational Leadership
School of Education and Human Services

Position: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Department: Organizational Leadership in the School of Education and Human Services


a) Responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in at least one of the following Human Resource Development areas; 1) organizational development (including process & performance improvement); 2) training and development; 3) employment systems and standards; or 4) career and leadership development. Additional teaching of graduate courses in the masters and/or doctoral programs.

b) Contributing to the field through active research and publishing

c) Graduate student advising

d) Engaging in institutional and professional service

Qualifications: A terminal degree, such as a Ph.D., Ed.D., or J.D., in a field relevant to Human Resource Development. ABD may be considered with completed doctorate no later than May 30, 2020. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate Evidence of scholarly potential, and evidence of potential for successful teaching, and experience with and commitment to social justice and institutional inclusiveness. 

Salary:  The salary is competitive. Summer teaching may be available at additional compensation. The university provides an excellent defined contribution plan and insurance benefits, and the faculty is represented by the AAUP. The current collective bargaining agreement may be found at http://www.oaklandaaup.org/agreement.htm.

Review of Applications
Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interviews are expected to begin in October 2018. The position is available to start in August 2019. Applications for the position should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, diversity statement  and contact information for three references  (see http://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/14746)

Candidates will provide a Diversity Statement that describes their interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality.

Informal inquiries about the position can also be directed to Dr. Bill Solomonson, Search Chair, at solomons@oakland.edu.

The Department of Organizational Leadership is situated within the School of Education and Human Services and was created in 2013 as a merger of the departments of Human Resource Development and Educational Leadership. A new Organizational Leadership doctoral program launched in 2018 and complements the already wide range of programs offered. The Department houses seven degree programs and four certificate programs, including a Graduate Certificate in Human Diversity Inclusion and Social Justice and a Certificate in Lean Leadership. The department is also home to the Pawley Lean Institute, Ken Morris Center for the Study of Labor and Work, and the Galileo Institute for Teacher Leadership. For more information, please visit www.oakland.edu/orgleadership.

Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral research institution located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 132 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing.

The university is dedicated to educating and serving a diverse population, expanding its global mission, and fostering cultural diversity. Oakland University is an Equal Opportunity employer.