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Assistant or Associate Professor in Student Affairs

Iowa State University
Ames, IA
Closing date
Apr 24, 2024

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Student Affairs
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Position Title:

Assistant or Associate Professor in Student Affairs

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Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The School of Education (SOE) in the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University invites applications for a faculty position in student affairs at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with tenure.

Specifically, we seek a dynamic, innovative, and enthusiastic colleague to join our student affairs and higher education programs. In addition to engaging in scholarly research and serving on master's and doctoral committees, we seek a colleague who will teach core courses in Student Affairs and Higher Education. Though we are open to various areas of research specialization and methodological approaches, we are particularly interested in scholars who have a line of inquiry and/or teaching experience focused on one or more of the following (listed alphabetically): (a) college student access and success, (b) college student learning and development; (c) organization, policy, and governance or (d) student affairs administration.

Additionally, we are interested in scholars whose research focus and teaching interests cut across multiple student populations and institutional types in postsecondary education and who use advanced research methods.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • For rank of Assistant Professor, the successful candidate will possess an earned doctoral degree in higher education administration, student affairs, or a closely related field by the start date and experience working in a higher education setting.
  • For rank of Associate Professor, the successful candidate must meet university standards for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, including excellence in scholarship that establishes the individual as a significant contributor to the field or profession, evidence of effective teaching, and evidence of institutional service.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Evidence of potential to develop an active research agenda, establish a strong publication record, and secure external funding commensurate with rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenured) at Iowa State University
  • Demonstrated successful teaching at the post-secondary education level
  • Demonstrated commitment to the land grant mission of outreach and engagement
  • Expertise in various specializations and methodological approaches complementary to the school, with particular interest in college student access and success; college student learning and development; organization, policy, and governance or student affairs administration

Department/Program & College Description:

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Proposed Start Date:

August 16, 2024

Number of Months Employed Per Year:

09 Month Work Period

Time Type:

Full time

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click "Apply" and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following (max 5MB each):

1) Letter of application addressing your interests and qualifications for the position

2) Complete curriculum vitae that includes current contact information

3) A scholarly manuscript that reflects work you have done that is relevant to this position

4) Contact information for three academic references

For guaranteed consideration, please apply before March 12, 2024. Position is open until filled.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

If you have questions regarding this position, please email Dr. TJ Stewart at

Why Choose ISU?

Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work-life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:
  • Retirement benefits, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans;
  • Generous leave plans;
  • Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa);
  • Life insurance and long-term disability;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Various voluntary benefits and discounts;
  • Employee Assistance Program;
  • Wellbeing program.

Original Posting Date:

February 8, 2024

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