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Assistant/Associate Professor with a focus on Academic Advising

Apply now Department: 3670040050 Spec Ed Counseling & Stud Aff
Job no: 508277
Work type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Academic Advising / Support, Education / Instructional
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor with a focus on Academic Advising

Appointment Type: 9-month, full-time, tenure-track appointment beginning with the 2020-21 academic year

Beginning Date: August 9, 2020

Location: Kansas State University, Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs, College of Education, Manhattan, KS 66506

Kansas State University’s Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs in the College of Education invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor with a focus on Academic Advising. Applicants are expected to have background and expertise in Academic Advising, and a record of scholarly publications in the field. The successful candidate will teach graduate courses in Academic Advising graduate programs, advise master’s and doctoral students in Academic Advising, publish quality research in Academic Advising, seek external funding, and engage in service to the department, college, university, and profession.

Why Join Us:

The Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs is one of three departments in the College of Education. The Department provides graduate-level programs in Academic Advising, Counseling, Special Education, and Student Affairs. In Academic Advising, a graduate certificate and master’s degree, both developed in collaboration with NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising, are offered online. A PhD in Leadership in Academic Advising, developed collaboratively with NACADA, will begin with its first cohort in Summer 2020. CACREP-accredited programs are offered in School Counseling (MS) and Counselor Education and Supervision (PhD). In addition, the counseling courses are offered concurrently at the Olathe campus. In Special Education, a master’s degree and EdD are offered, and in Student Affairs, a master’s degree in College Student Development, and a PhD in Student Affairs in Higher Education are offered. Service courses in Special Education and Educational Psychology are offered through the department for undergraduates in Education.

Kansas State University is a distinguished public, land-grant university renowned for the excellence of its faculty, students, staff, academic programs, research, and service. It is a three-campus system with the main campus located in Manhattan and the other campuses in Olathe and Salina. Online degree programs, professional development conferences and workshops, and enrichment classes and programs are offered through the K-State Global Campus. The university has an enrollment of approximately 21,000 students. The university embraces diversity, encourages engagement and is committed to the discovery of knowledge, the education of undergraduate and graduate students, and improvement in the quality of life and standard of living of those we serve. Manhattan is a community that provides access to a wide range of educational, cultural, medical, and recreational programs and facilities. The local economy is bolstered by K-State and its proximity to Fort Riley, a large U.S. Army installation. Surrounded by the beautiful Flint Hills and future home of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF), Manhattan is located 50 miles west of the state capital of Topeka and 125 miles west of Kansas City.

For information about the Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs, see https://coe.ksu.edu/secsa/index.html.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion.  The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Earned doctorate in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Counseling, or a related field from an accredited institution.
  • A record of experience in either Academic Advising or Advising Administration
  • A minimum of three years successful teaching in higher education.
  • A record of scholarly publications in Academic Advising and a research agenda related to Academic Advising.
  • Ability to teach various graduate courses in Academic Advising master’s and doctoral programs.
  • Professional activities and involvement related to Academic Advising.
  • Demonstrated experience with and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication.
  • Effective collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Experience integrating technology in courses and teaching online courses.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Established record of teaching and advising, research and creative endeavors, and service commensurate with the rank of Associate Professor.
  • Established research agenda related to Academic Advising.
  • A record of experience in both Academic Advising and Advising Administration.
  • Active involvement in NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. A cover letter describing how their educational background and professional experience meet the required and preferred qualifications for the position;
  2. A list of the courses from the master’s and doctoral programs in Academic Advising the applicant is able to teach (for a list of the courses, go to https://coe.ksu.edu/academics/graduate/academic-advising.html [MS in Academic Advising], and https://coe.ksu.edu/academics/graduate/leadership-academic-advising.html [PhD in Leadership in Academic Advising]);
  3. A curriculum vitae;
  4. Transcripts showing the highest degree earned (unofficial transcripts may be submitted; official transcripts are required prior to an offer); and
  5. Contact information for three references who can speak to the specifics of the job description.

For questions, email Dr. Wendy Troxel, Search Committee Chair, at wgtroxel@ksu.edu.

Salary Range: 

Commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

Review of Applications Begins:

December 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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