Assistant Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 051100 - Educational Leadership
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
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Department Profile:

The Department of Educational Leadership at Mississippi State University offers graduate programs (master’s degree, specialist degree, and doctoral degree levels) focusing on community college leadership, student affairs, and P-12 educational leadership for school and school district administrators. Our university, a public, land grant institution comprised of a diverse student body, is committed to attracting faculty who will instill the ideals of diversity, citizenship, leadership, and service.

Anticipated Appointment Date:

January 1, 2018

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities: teach master’s and doctoral courses in the Community College Leadership curriculum; recruit highly qualified applicants into the three Community College Leadership programs, especially the doctoral program; collaborate with community colleges to create robust learning opportunities for linking theory and practice in the preparation of educational leaders; advise and mentor master’s and doctoral students; establish a sustainable line of research in community college leadership that demonstrates potential for publication in professional journals and external funding; develop and support student research; play an active role in professional organizations at regional, national, and international levels; chair, co-chair, and serve on doctoral dissertation committees in the department; meet obligations required of a tenure-track faculty position; positively contribute to the welfare and enhancement of the university, City of Starkville, and the State of Mississippi through educational outreach efforts; and participate in the scholarship and professional service initiatives of the College of Education and Department of Educational Leadership.

Minimum Qualifications:

A doctorate in community college leadership, higher education, or related field, earned by the time of appointment; professional administrative experience at a community college; potential for a sustainable line of research in community college leadership that will be publishable and competitive for external funding; flexibility to teach courses across a range of community college leadership topics; a genuine interest in developing scholar practitioners and practitioner scholars at both the master’s and doctoral levels; commitment to developing strong professional relationships with community college administrators and faculty; ability to interact effectively in a culturally and ethnically diverse community; and the capacity to provide academic and career advisement to graduate students.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Preferred Qualifications:

Successful teaching experience in a community college leadership program; evidence of innovative or creative approaches to experiential learning in the classroom; evidence of publications, research grants, and/or scholarly presentations related to community college leadership; experience with teaching in online learning environments; a minimum of 3-5 years of professional administrative experience in community colleges; and active involvement in regional, national, and/or international higher education and/or community college professional associations.

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, transcripts, and the complete contact information for at least three professional references.

Questions regarding the position may be referred to Dr. Stephanie B. King, Chair, Community College Leadership Graduate Program Search Committee at or (662) 325-0969.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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