Assistant Professor (Higher Ed & Student Affairs)

  • Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States
  • College of Education
  • Academic & Student Affairs
  • College of Education
  • Faculty Full Time
  • Opening on: Nov 3 2022

Position Announcement

Eastern Michigan University

Department of Leadership & Counseling

Two Assistant Professor Positions in Higher Education & Student Affairs (HESA)

Eastern Michigan University’s Department of Leadership and Counseling in the College of Education is inviting applications for one tenure-track Assistant Professor and one open-ranked Professor in Higher Education & Student Affairs. The department offers a well-regarded Master’s in Educational Leadership in Higher Education & Student Affairs, a Ph.D. in Leadership, a Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising, and an interdisciplinary undergraduate LEADership minor. Graduates work in an array of positions in Higher Education that promote the intellectual, social, emotional, and personal development of college students and enhance their educational and campus experiences. This program is committed to preparing student affairs professionals who can serve as advocates and practitioner scholars.

Our mission as a HESA Program is to foster student affairs professionals who intentionally create inclusive spaces of responsiveness, respect, and appreciation for all forms of diversity, developing culturally sustaining practices in the service of promoting wellness, reflection, and action related to identity development and social justice.


  • Teach and advise graduate students in the Master’s program in HESA, and the Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising.   
  • Help develop a certificate in Case Management in student affairs and/or Coaching.
  • Develop innovative courses, certifications, and credentials to enhance the program.
  • Supervise and engage in dissertation research and teach doctoral-level courses.
  • Engage in scholarship and professional, community, and university service activities.

Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, candidates will have earned a doctorate degree by August 2023 in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, or College Student Personnel.  We are looking for faculty who are proficient and are open to a leadership role in the program. Candidates should have experience in student affairs practice, value inclusive practices in teaching, with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and preparing student affairs professionals from marginalized populations. Candidates should have an established research agenda and interest in equity and inclusion. In addition, candidates must identify with the student affairs profession, as evidenced by professional memberships, leadership activities, and community engagement.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidate qualifications of interest include experience in Higher Education settings, expertise in aspects such as systems, organizational theory, finance, administration, sociopolitical perspectives, community engagement, program assessment and evaluation, counseling, and coaching in student affairs. Strong interest in recruitment, retention, and respect for first-generation and non-traditional students and their assets and funds of knowledge; expertise with community colleges; affinity groups; resource centers; and working with internships are welcomed.  

A competitive salary will be based on qualifications and prior experiences with a tenure-track appointment at the assistant rank. Eastern Michigan University will consider up to two years of credit for service at another institution. This is an eight-month appointment with summer employment contingent on departmental needs. The starting date should be no later than August 22, 2023.

About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan and the first Normal School outside of New England. It currently serves more than 14,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations.  National publications regularly recognize EMU for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. EMU strives to serve marginalized groups. EMU was ranked #2 in Michigan for Social Mobility (U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges edition), #9 in the US for support of veterans to degree attainment (Military Times), and EMU has been accepted into The Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) and The Suder Foundation. Visit the University’s rankings and points of pride websites to learn more. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website. To stay up to date on University news, activities and announcements, visit EMU Today

EMU is located in Ypsilanti, Michigan, adjacent to Ann Arbor and 45 minutes from downtown Detroit. With many cultural and natural assets in the area and easy access to a first-class international airport, there are endless opportunities to explore close to home or far away.

Application Process

Applicants should submit, preferably in advance of 12/12/22, a letter of interest and a detailed curriculum vitae. The Review of applications will continue until a finalist is identified.  Official transcripts will be required prior to contract.

For more information, contact the Search Committee Chair: Dr. Ron Flowers ( or Committee Member Dr. Carmen McCallum (

Eastern Michigan University takes pride in the pursuit of its affirmative action objectives and encourages qualified minorities to consider this opportunity. A diverse and culturally competent faculty is highly valued.

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