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Assistant Professor

Apply now Department: 3670043010 Staley School of Leadership
Job no: 516364
Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Education / Instructional
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

Join us at Kansas State University as we advance the next generation Land Grant. The Staley School of Leadership (SSL), an interdisciplinary School focused on leadership learning, development, and practice at Kansas State University (KSU), invites applications for a full-time 9-month tenure-track faculty position (open-rank, assistant/associate/full professor; tenured or tenure-track) of Leadership & Community-Engaged Learning and to direct community-engaged learning at Kansas State University, beginning fall semester 2024.

Successful applicants will be prepared to work in a team-based, collaborative environment focused on leadership learning, development, and practice through their service learning and the scholarship of teaching, research/creative activity/inquiry, and service efforts. We seek to recruit candidates that have a primary focus in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and service-learning and can translate or situate their scholarly efforts within civic and organizational leadership learning and development contexts.

This position is a faculty appointment with administrative responsibilities. This faculty member will teach across SSL’s undergraduate and graduate academic programs. They will advance service-learning and community-engagement in the curriculum, directing related pedagogical and administrative processes for the school and campus. Administrative responsibilities in this position are to build and advance a university-wide service-learning initiative for campus fulfilling plans outlined in the university strategic plan. As the campus contact responsible for advancing reciprocal community partnerships in curricular work, administrative duties include the coordination and advancement of faculty, students, and community, in best practices of community-engaged learning. Additionally, administrative oversight includes research, monitoring, assessment, and evaluation of student learning outcomes and the state of community-engaged learning, specifically service-learning, at the university.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and 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.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

Visit this link for K-State’s guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements. Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate from a disciplinary or interdisciplinary program in the social sciences, education, agriculture, civic and organizational leadership, or related field (completed by August 2024)
  • Demonstrated excellence in engaged teaching at the post-secondary level with teaching experience and scholarly work appropriate for rank and tenure/tenure-track status
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in designing, teaching, coordinating, and/or assessing community-engagement and service-learning courses and/or curricular-related programs at the undergraduate level
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to applied or engaged teaching and learning as evidenced by established successes and use of engaged approaches to teaching, a pedagogical and student learning commitment, and a scholarly record of this work

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in or openness to working effectively in interdisciplinary teams, including team teaching
  • Have a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and well-being and have practices to demonstrate that commitment

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. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover letter that addresses research and teaching interests

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately. This position is expected to begin employment for the 2024-2025 academic year – starting in August 2024.

For best consideration, apply by January 8th, 2024.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

Salary commensurate with experience and consistent with the position sought.   

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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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