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University of Kansas Asst/Assoc Teaching Professor Higher Education Administration in Lawrence, Kansas


Job Title:

Asst/Assoc Teaching Professor Higher Education Administration


Ed Leadership & Policy Studies

Primary Campus:

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

Job Description:

60% Teaching/Advising

Primary course topics will focus on assessment, program evaluation, student affairs, and potentially other topics such as law and history or higher education. The standard teaching expectation is three 3-credit hour courses per semester or the defined equivalent. All faculty are expected to:

  • Perform as the instructor of record for all assigned courses as designated by the Departmental Chair.

  • Develop assignments, evaluate student work, provide feedback to students, and assign grades.

  • Hold regular office hours for students involved in classes taught. Be available for office hours each week, including reasonable appointments if a student cannot meet during scheduled office hours.

  • Mentor and advise graduate students in independent research projects, particularly dissertations for students in the Ed.D. program, and serve as a member of student dissertation committees.

  • Adhere to the Department, School, and University policies.

20% Program Coordination

  • Serve as the primary coordinator for the Higher Education Administration master's (M.S.E).

  • Develop and implement marketing and recruitment strategies and serve as the primary contact person for prospective students.

  • Assist with curriculum development and assessment.

  • Act as the point of contact for graduate assistantship selection and placement process, including the role of primary liaison with assistantship supervisors.

  • Coordinate orientation sessions and hooding ceremonies.

10% Scholarly Engagement

  • Engage in scholarly activities including but not limited to carrying out course transformation, assessment of learning outcomes, development of pedagogical teaching practices that expand and deliver new methods of teaching to precipitate dynamic learning engagements or other activities to implement innovations in teaching and learning.

  • Scholarly engagement is broadly defined and typically, but not exclusively, includes participation in or presenting professional development and workshops, scholarly presentations at meetings, publications, documenting and disseminating the results of inquiry into improving teaching and learning.

10% Service

  • Teaching faculty members are expected to participate in appropriate professional activities, such as attending faculty meetings, carrying out departmental committee assignments, and attending national and international meetings or conferences. Teaching faculty are full voting members of the department faculty except on personnel matters involving tenure-track faculty.

  • Provide general service to the department, school, university, and discipline.

Req ID (Ex: 10567BR) :



The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Associate Vice Chancellor for the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX, civilrights@ku.edu, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

Contact Information to Applicants:

Eugene T. Parker, Ph.D.


Position Number:


Required Qualifications:

For appointment at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor:

  1. Ph.D. or Ed.D. in higher education or related field (or earned by start date).

  2. Served as the lead or co-instructor for at least one course in higher education and student affairs (or a university setting).

  3. Experience working with diverse populations, as evidenced by application materials and interviews.

For appointment at the rank of Associate Teaching Professor:

  1. Ph.D. or Ed.D. in higher education or related field

  2. At least 6 years in rank as an Assistant Teaching Professor or equivalent teaching experience in higher education and/or student affairs.

  3. Experience working with diverse populations, as evidenced by application materials and interviews.

Employee Class:


Advertised Salary Range:

Commensurate with demonstrated experience



Preferred Qualifications:

For appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor:

  1. A minimum of 3 years of full-time administrative experience in higher education.

Position Overview:

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Kansas (KU) invites applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor position in the Higher Education Administration program. The successful candidate will teach courses in assessment, program evaluation, and student affairs. Other course options and curricular responsibilities may include courses in higher education law, history of higher education, development of additional electives, and/or development of an undergraduate minor in higher education administration. The successful candidate must have teaching experience in higher education, with a preference for experience with graduate education and the ability to develop in-person, hybrid, and/or online courses.

This is an academic year (9-month) appointment, starting August 18, 2023. The initial appointment will be a 3 year limited term appointment with renewal subject to the successful outcome of a comprehensive review, budget availability, and the best interest of the department, School, and University. An initial determination of rank will be based upon the review of the candidate’s credentials and experience in alignment with expectations for non-tenure/tenure-track positions.

The University of Kansas is a Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive university with a $1.4 billion endowment and a faculty of 2,600. Current enrollment is 28,500 (19,000 undergraduate), with students drawn from 110 nations and all 50 states, 20.6% of KU students are members of minority groups. The 1,000-acre main campus is in Lawrence, a community of 95,000 in hilly northeast Kansas that lies about 35 miles west of Kansas City. Lawrence has a lively downtown and a thriving arts and music scene, and its local government has enacted ordinances supporting equality for all members of its population. Lawrence also offers numerous sports and recreational opportunities, local shops, and a wide range of good restaurants.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the University of Kansas actively encourages application from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. The University of Kansas values candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented minorities. The Higher Education Administration program supports the university’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) vision and mission. Candidates with equity-minded and inclusive approaches to teaching, scholarship, and service are encouraged to apply and provide examples of their experience related to DEIB. Applications from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged, noting the value that differences bring to our organization, students, staff, faculty, and community. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the effective date of the appointment.

KU is an EO/AAE, full policy: http://policy.ku.edu/IOA/nondiscrimination (file:///C:/Users/susanharvey/Downloads/KU%20is%20an%20EO/AAE,%20full%20policy:%20http:/policy.ku.edu/IOA/nondiscrimination)



Application Review Begins:


Anticipated Start Date:


Additional Candidate Instruction:

Application process:

​Only complete applications will be considered. A complete application will include: (1) a cover letter with sections describing your professional experience and why this position is of interest to you, (2) a CV that lists your record of accomplishments and productivity; (3) a diversity statement (see below); and (4) a list of three professional references who will be called if the candidate becomes a finalist for the position. These documents should be submitted through KU’s online application website. https://employment.ku.edu/academic/23486BR

Application review begins November 1, 2022, and will continue until a pool of qualified applicants is identified.

Diversity Statement:

In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant’s contribution and engagement in areas of diversity and inclusion is an important part of KU’s mission. As a result, applicants will be presented with the following question within the university’s application portal at the time of applying. The response must be within 1,000 characters or less.

  • Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Applicants are also encouraged to include or expand upon how they have contributed to building a culture of belonging through DEI initiatives within the required application materials provided.