Salem State University 2018-2029 in Salem, Massachusetts
The School of Education at Salem State University seeks a dedicated scholar-practitioner to fill a full-time, temporary faculty position in the Higher Education in Student Affairs (HESA) master’s program. The successful candidate will teach graduate courses in both face-to-face and hybrid instructional formats, provide academic advising, participate in the admissions process, assist with program coordination tasks, and 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, 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 the development of the department and university. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The position is subject to available funding.
Required qualifications include an earned doctorate or ABD from a regionally accredited institution in higher education, student affairs or a closely related discipline with application in postsecondary organizational contexts and availability to teach evenings and one Saturday a month.
A demonstrated record of, or potential for, effective teaching at the graduate level in a variety of instructional formats (for example, face-to-face, hybrid, online); professional expertise and/or the ability 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; 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 are preferred.
Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities.
Willingness and ability to teach evenings and one Saturday per 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 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 come down at any time. Once a posting is removed, additional applications will not be accepted.
Pay Basis: Yearly
Enter the Compensation Range for Applicants to View (Required for Administrator & Classified Positions): Competitive and commensurate with education and experience.
External Company URL: www.salemstate.edu
Street: 352 Lafayette Street