The School of Education at Salem State University seeks a dedicated scholar-practitioner to fill a full-time faculty position in the Higher Education in Student Affairs (HESA) general cohort and executive cohort master’s programs (offered through in-person evening as well as weekend hybrid formats). The successful candidate will teach graduate courses in both face-to-face and hybrid instructional formats, provide academic advising, participate in the admissions process, serve the department and university on governance committees, and may serve as a Graduate Program Coordinator (with associated responsibilities such as holding faculty meetings; developing curriculum; hiring, training, and evaluating adjuncts). The successful candidate must also have the ability to recruit and work effectively with learners of diverse cultures and backgrounds.
About the Higher Education in Student Affairs Program:
The MEd in higher education in student affairs at Salem State University was launched in the fall of 2004 and is the only program of its kind offered at a public institution in the Boston metropolitan area. This 42-credit hour, competency-based program is designed for people who plan to pursue a career working in a college/university setting in the area of student affairs. The program draws upon the university and region’s many excellent faculty and staff to offer both a theoretical and practical perspective that enhances students’ knowledge of the foundations of higher education and student affairs. Learning how to apply theory to practice and developing skills and competencies that relate directly to the student’s career are key objectives of our curriculum and demonstrated through the utilization of a reflective e-portfolio process. Working with diverse populations is emphasized, as issues of social justice and diversity permeate the curriculum.
HESA students can choose from two cohorts. The general cohort requires students to attend up to three classes per week on campus. The executive cohort is offered in an online/hybrid format. The members of the executive cohort meet on campus once per month (on a specified Saturday) and are required to complete a one week-long residency program in their second summer. Each cohort enrolls approximately 20 students per year with a total annual program enrollment of 80 students.
About Salem State:
Salem State University, located just 15 miles north of Boston, is one of the largest state universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and an important partner in the economic, cultural and intellectual vitality of the greater north-of-Boston region. Situated in the historic seacoast town of Salem, Massachusetts, Salem State provides a diverse community of learners a high quality, student-centered education; one that prepares them to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society.
Salem State is a teaching university, committed to our students' learning and growth, many of whom are the first in their family to go to college. Collegiality, student success, civic engagement, collaboration, initiative, continuous improvement and accountability are highly valued in our organizational culture and we seek a colleague who shares those values and wants to be part of our community.
Candidates are required to perform duties in accordance with the MSCA contract. Duties include teaching, advising, scholarship and contributions to continuously improve the department and university. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The position is subject to available funding.
An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution in higher education, student affairs, or a closely related discipline with application in postsecondary organizational contexts; Availability to teach evenings and one or more Saturdays a month, which depend upon class offerings; a demonstrated record of, or potential for, effective teaching at the graduate level in a variety of instructional formats (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, online);
Professional expertise and/or the interest to teach in the areas of student affairs research, assessment, and evaluation; professional experience working in higher education administration/student affairs; experience in and commitment to teaching and mentoring in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic environment with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles; and a demonstrated commitment to social justice.
Experience mentoring students to achieve career goals; active engagement and current membership with higher education/student affairs professional associations at the state, regional and/or national level; and experience working collaboratively with other faculty in joint research and teaching ventures and curriculum development.
Availability to teach evenings and one or more Saturdays a month.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply online and attach curriculum vitae, cover letter and transcripts.
Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to a background check.
Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.
Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may be removed at any time. Once a posting is removed, additional applications will not be accepted.