Associate Professor or Full Professor in Higher Education Administration/Student Affairs

Title: Associate Professor or Full Professor in Higher Education Administration/Student Affairs

Employee Classification: Tenure Track Faculty

Division Name: Academic Affairs

College/Unit: College of Education

Department: Educational Administration & Foundations

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary

The Call: Building on our history of excellence in leadership education, the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations (EAF) in the College of Education at Illinois State University seeks a culturally proficient, experienced, and effective Higher Education Administration scholar to join us as we prepare students from a variety of backgrounds to assume leadership and advance knowledge and research in the higher education enterprise with the aim to enhance equity and effectiveness of policies and procedures governing colleges and universities.

Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of this experienced colleague will be to: teach master’s and doctoral courses related to higher education and student affairs administration in a myriad of formats such as: on and off-campus, hybridized weekend cohorts and face-to-face; advise doctoral dissertations and chair and serve on comprehensive examination and dissertation committees; maintain an active research agenda and status as a graduate faculty member while providing service to the unit, college, university, and professional organizations in higher education and/or student affairs. Candidate may also have the opportunity to engage in program coordination.

Salary: Salary for this nine-month tenure-eligible position is commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications.

Additional Information

The Department: Educational Administration and Foundations (EAF) is an interdisciplinary department comprised of four main areas: PK–12 administration, higher education administration, research methods and evaluation, and educational foundations. Graduate programs serve students on campus and at several off-campus sites. The Department houses the Center for the Study of Education Policy Further information about the EAF Department is available by visiting

Illinois State University: Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. Illinois State is a co-educational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study with more than 20,000 students. Our six colleges offer 174 undergraduate majors, 76 minors, 97 master’s programs, 17 doctoral degrees, and 40 certificate options. We have repeatedly been named a “Great Place to Work” by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Bloomington-Normal Community: Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 132,000 and conveniently located approximately two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis. The community is home to GROWMARK, the Illinois Farm Bureau, State Farm Insurance’s International Headquarters, Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, and Heartland Community College. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems, its citizens’ level of educational attainment, its parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime rate. Forbes magazine, in a review of the best places for business, ranked Bloomington-Normal the 15th best place for business out of 168 small metros listed. Bloomington was also recently placed on CNNMoney's list of the 100 Best Places to Live. Expansion Management Magazine rated Bloomington-Normal as one of two metro areas with a five-star quality of life, giving the community high rankings in such areas as standard of living, quality of schools, traffic, and commute time. Please visit the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website at for more information.

Required Qualifications

1. Earned doctorate from an accredited university in higher education or closely related field
2. Five years’ demonstrated excellence as a tenure-track assistant professor
3. Ability to meet the department’s ASPT requirements for tenure and promotion
4. Have an established research agenda in higher education administration/student affairs as evinced by a robust record of peer-reviewed publications in higher education venues and presentations at national and international higher education/student affairs conferences.
5. Experience working collaboratively advising theses and dissertations and supporting graduate students, particularly historically excluded, marginalized and/or underrepresented students, and service on completed dissertation committees.
6. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.

Proposed Starting Date


Salary Rate / Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Required Applicant Documents

1. Letter of application describing interest in and qualifications for the position
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Official graduate transcripts
4. List of five academic and professional references with contact information (three of the five referees should be able to speak to the candidate’s academic qualifications)
5. Sample of published scholarly work

PLEASE NOTE:  These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants

To ensure full consideration, candidates must complete an online application for posting number 511856 at and electronically submit the following by Friday, November 5, 2021 by 5 pm. A letter of application describing interest in and qualifications for the position; curriculum vitae; official graduate transcripts; a list of five academic and professional references with contact information (three of the five referees should be able to speak to the candidate’s academic qualifications); and a sample of published scholarly work. Review of applications will begin on that date and continue until the position is filled. Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s teaching and research missions.

Contact Information for Applicants

ISU Higher Education Faculty Search Committee
c/o Carol Pfoff, Assistant to the EAF Chairperson  
Phone (309) 438-4630
Fax (309) 438-8683

Human Resources
Clay Gruenwald

Important Information for Applicants

If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.