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Assistant/Associate Professor


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Higher Education (12102868)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Condition of Employment

As required by Executive Order 14042, if selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination or apply for and receive a University-approved accommodation before beginning employment with the University.

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Position Description

The Department of Higher Education at The University of Mississippi seeks applicants with expertise in quantitative methods or other related fields in Higher Education to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Additional expertise in assessment and/or program evaluation is also welcomed.


The Department of Higher Education offers a residential Master's degree program focused on Student Affairs and an online Master's program for working professionals focused on higher education. The department also offers a residential Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree focused on researcher preparation as well as an online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree that is focused on practitioner preparation. The Ed.D. degree is based on the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) framework and is directed toward equity, ethics, and social justice in professional practice.


The Department of Higher Education is deeply committed to advancing equity in Higher Education policy and practice and is, therefore, seeking a colleague who is committed to the principles of equity, ethics, and social justice and demonstrates such via their teaching, research, and service.


The candidate of choice will be asked to chair as well as serve on doctoral dissertation committees and master's theses, conduct research, and provide service to the University and community.

Position Details

Appointment: 9 Month

Assignment Type: Tenure Track

Job Responsibilities and Minimum Qualifications

Job Responsibilities:
• Support the mission of the University and School of Education to prepare researchers and reflective professionals who create, use and share knowledge in partnership with individuals and communities to serve Mississippi and beyond
• Teach graduate courses, including through online instruction, in Higher Education and advise students in MEd, PhD, and EdD programs
• Engage in research, writing, and other scholarly activities in the field of Higher Education
• Provide service, outreach, and leadership in the field of Higher Education


Minimum Qualifications:
• Earned doctorate in higher education or an earned doctorate in a related field by time of appointment
• Graduate teaching and advising experience or evidence of potential
• Evidence of potential for scholarship relevant to higher education issues
• Experience and dedication to working with diverse populations
• Demonstrated commitment to collegiality and collaboration

Application Procedures

Applicants should submit a letter of application detailing qualifications for the position along with a curriculum vitae, a sample of two scholarly publications, and the names and contact information of four professional references. In addition, applicants are asked to submit a teaching philosophy statement which reflects their teaching beliefs and practices. Additional materials may be required for the interview, and more details on the position are available at the website listed above.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established.


Questions pertaining to the position or required qualifications may be directed to Dr. George McClellan, search committee Chair, via telephone at 662-915-4995 or electronic mail:

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi