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Adjunct Faculty (SGS), Secondary and Higher Education (Higher Education and Student Affairs)

Salem State University
Hathorne, MA
Closing date
Jul 27, 2024

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Student Affairs
Position Type
Faculty / Professor / Lecturer
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
General Statement of Duties

Salem State University is seeking adjunct professors with interest and experience teaching face-to-face, hybrid, and online graduate-level courses within the higher education in student affairs (HESA) MEd program. Teaching assignments may include: introduction to the student affairs profession, history of higher education, college student development, administration and organization in higher education, student affairs research, assessment and evaluation student affairs, helping skills, multicultural issues in student affairs, practicum, higher education law and risk management, higher education finance, and special topics seminars.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties may include: development of syllabi and teaching aligned with established course objectives and 2015 ACPA/NASPA Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Educators; integration of multicultural and social justice perspectives into curriculum; meeting with students before and/or after class to support their learning; timely completion of assessment and feedback to students on their performance; consultation with Graduate Program Coordinator through periodic meetings; and working collaboratively with HESA faculty members. Courses are held at 7pm weekdays and from 9am - 4pm on some weekends. Summer courses may also be available.

This posting will be valid for three years to build a sufficient adjunct pool.


Required Qualifications
  • Earned doctorate or ABD from a regionally accredited institution in higher education, student affairs or a closely related discipline with application in postsecondary organizational contexts.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • A demonstrated record of, or potential for, effective teaching at the graduate level in one or more of the following instructional formats: face-to-face, hybrid, online.
  • Professional experience working in higher education administration/student affairs.
  • Experience in and commitment to teaching and mentoring in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic environment with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
  • Experience mentoring students to achieve career goals.
  • Active engagement and current membership with higher education/student affairs professional associations at the state, regional and/or national level.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
  • Please apply online and attach curriculum vitae, cover letter, transcripts and three letters of recommendation. Please specify instructional areas of interest/expertise in the cover letter.
  • Adjunct positions are temporary for one semester only, with a possibility for re-hire. All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Adjunct positions are not eligible for H1B Visa sponsorship
  • Pre-Employment Background check will be conducted for all selected applicants
  • Application review will begin immediately and continue until an adequate pool is developed

EEO Statement:

Salem State University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

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