George Mason University — Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor, Higher Education Program

The George Mason University Higher Education Program (HEP) invites applications for a tenure track assistant or associate professor. This is a full-time, nine-month, faculty appointment starting in August 2021. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Higher Education Program:
The Higher Education Program (HEP), located within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS), prepares students for positions of leadership in teaching, research, and administration at two-year and four-year colleges and universities around the world as well as for positions in associations, government agencies, and industries whose activities relate to or impact higher education. The interdisciplinary, graduate-level curriculum focuses on leadership, teaching and learning, student affairs, administration, technology, and assessment. The program offers two certificates, a master’s degree in higher education and student development, and a PhD in education.

Responsibilities:
HEP is seeking a collaborative, dedicated, student-centered colleague who will:

  • Teach graduate-level coursework in the Higher Education Program at a 2/2 load;
  • Maintain an active higher education research agenda;
  • Advise and mentor graduate students;
  • Serve on departmental, college, and university committees.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must hold a Doctorate degree in higher education or a related field to be completed by the start of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach graduate-level coursework in higher education administration, leadership, organization, finance, and/or policy;
  • Demonstrated commitment to graduate-level teaching, including online teaching, through a critical lens;
  • Demonstrated commitment to mentoring and advising graduate students representing diverse backgrounds and career interests;
  • Demonstrated commitment to higher education scholarship;
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinary approaches;
  • Experience working in higher education, including administration, policy, federal, or state government agencies.

Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F9065z at https://jobs.gmu.edu/ by completing and submitting the online application. In addition, candidates must upload the following via the online application portal:

  • Cover letter indicating applicant’s interest and experience in relation to the responsibilities and qualifications outlined above;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Teaching philosophy statement (3 pp max) addressing key issues such as how to engage students from diverse backgrounds, how to engage scholar-practitioners and researchers in the classroom, approaches to active learning, strategies for facilitating robust discussion, and strategies for teaching controversial topics;
  • Research statement (3 pp max) outlining current and future research agenda as well as addressing strategies for bringing critical perspectives to higher education research and for engaging in collaborative and/or interdisciplinary work.

For questions, contact Dr. Kelly Schrum, Search Committee Chair, at kschrum@gmu.edu. Visit https://highered.gmu.edu for more information on the Higher Education Program. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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