Assistant Visiting Professor Higher Education/Student Affairs

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States
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Job description

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Visiting Professor Higher Education/Student Affairs.

Position Details
Location Hattiesburg
Division Educational Research and Admin
Position Type Faculty
Employment Status Full Time
Grant Funded No
Posting Close Date August 1, 2018

Special Instructions to Applicants
The School of Education is seeking a 9 month non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs beginning Fall 2018.

Job Summary
The successful candidate will be expected to teach and mentor students in both masters and doctoral courses in Student Affairs and Higher Education, serve on dissertation and theses committees, and lead action research projects.

selected candidate will teach graduate level student affairs and higher education courses in the Student Affairs MEd and the Higher Education PhD and EdD programs.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Teach graduate courses in Student Affairs and Higher Education
  2. Participate in university and professional service activities
  3. Mentor graduate students
  4. Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications 
An earned doctorate degree in Higher Education, College Student personnel, Student Affairs or area related to Student Affairs.

Preferred Qualifications 
Evidence of successful teaching using alternative pedagogies and learning technologies both face-to-face and online; the ability to make contributions in terms of supervising dissertations, master’s theses and action-research projects; three or more years of professional experience in student affairs and/or higher education practice.

About The University of Southern Mississippi
Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, our students have collected three Truman Scholarships and 18 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. USM students also lead Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Our Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of only 36 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at usm.edu.

How to apply

Apply online

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. In just 100 years, we’ve grown from a small teachers’ college into a premier research university that is a haven for the arts with a tradition of success in both academics and athletics. Southern Miss has a diverse student body of approximately 17,000 students from 56 different countries, all 50 states and every corner of Mississippi. We offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in six degree-granting colleges with more than 180 degree programs. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to six teaching and research sites in Mississippi.