The scholar filling this position will conduct a research and publication agenda that advances Rutgers Graduate School of Education's pursuit of advancing excellence and equity in education; demonstrates scholarly productivity by publishing in peer-reviewed journals, securing external research support, and presenting at national and international scholarly conferences; contributes to the growth of both the Ed.M. and Ph.D. in Higher Education programs and related academic endeavors such as graduate certificate programs; participates in higher education program development and innovation; develops and teaches graduate courses that may include higher-education finance and economics as well as one of the following areas: higher-education policy; higher-education governance; administration and leadership; or organizational models and theories. Additionally, the scholar filling this position will advise students including doctoral students; participate actively in local, state, and national professional organizations; and contribute to the service missions of the Graduate School of Education and the university. We invite applications and nominations for a tenure-track Assistant or Tenured Associate Professor with demonstrated commitment to addressing diversity and equity issues in education.
We seek a tenure-track or tenured faculty colleague whose research focuses on higher education, and advancing issues of diversity, access, and social justice in education and society. We are particularly interested in scholars with a research focus in at least one of our three thematic areas (i.e., Diversity, Equity, & Social Justice; STEM Education, Effective Teaching and Learning) with demonstrated ability to teach in and support the Ph.D. in Higher Education and M.Ed. in College Student Affairs Programs.
The Ph.D. in Higher Education program at Rutgers University admitted its first class of students in September 2016. This interdisciplinary degree program brings together distinguished higher-education scholars representing a variety of disciplines and academic units across Rutgers. Core faculty members include higher education experts in the fields of, for example: education, psychology, law, communication, organizational studies, public policy, history, and economics. Although the Ph.D. in Higher Education program is administratively located in the Graduate School of Education, faculty from other schools across Rutgers participates actively in teaching and advising students. These schools include the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Communication and Information, the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, and the School of Management and Labor Relations.
The Ph.D. in Higher Education has three signature areas of expertise which are represented in the coursework and research that students will complete:
Diversity and Inclusion: higher-education equity and access, faculty and student demographics, institutional diversity, outreach, recruitment, admissions and retention
Organizational Dynamics: leadership, accountability, finance, governance, partnerships and workforce development
Student Learning and Development: assessment of student learning, postsecondary learning and teaching, student development, teaching and learning via digital technologies, college and workforce outcomes
Minimum Education and Experience:
Applicants are required to have earned a doctoral degree from a major research university in Higher Education, Economics, Public Administration, Sociology, or another closely related field. In screening applicants, we will be looking for evidence of demonstrated commitment to addressing diversity, equity, and social justice issues in education/higher education; scholarly accomplishment; commitment to a strong, productive, and externally funded research program; prior successful experience advising dissertation students, effective teaching at the master's and doctoral levels, experience and commitment to high-quality online teaching and a publication record that includes articles in higher-education journals. Our school and university are especially interested in applications from individuals who are members of groups that have been and still are underrepresented in university faculty positions. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Qualifications at the associate professor level include, in addition to those above, a record of programmatic research that is nationally or internationally prominent, success at garnering external funding, effective mentorship of doctoral students, and a commitment to participate in faculty governance. We are especially interested in researchers who can collaborate with current program faculty and complement their research and teaching interests.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was ...at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.