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Assistant/Associate Professor in Higher Education (Theory and Qualitative Methods)

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The Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia seeks a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Higher Education. For full consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply by September 15, 2017; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. Starting date is August 2018. Interested applicants should submit electronic versions of their cover letter and curriculum vita. Please enter the contact information for three references. Applications submitted in other ways will not be considered. For further information please contact the Institute of Higher Education at

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Open Rank (Tenure Track)
Posting Number 2017_00414F
Posting Type
Official Title Open Rank (Tenure Track)
Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor in Higher Education (Theory and Qualitative Methods)
Title Code 55194
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Salary Range
Job Summary

The Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Higher Education starting August 2018. This position is distinct from posting #2017_00415F (Quantitative Methods). At a minimum the applicant will have completed a Ph.D. or Ed.D. with expertise in social, organizational, or political theory and in qualitative research methods. The candidate will be expected to teach in the Institute’s academic programs, advise students, and conduct independent research.

Founded in 1964, the Institute of Higher Education is committed to advancing postsecondary education policy, management, and leadership through multidisciplinary research, graduate education, and outreach (see the Institute of Higher Education’s web site). The Institute and its faculty collaborate with leading programs, associations, agencies, and institutions in the U.S. and abroad to further understanding of postsecondary education and contribute to its improvement. The Institute offers the Ph.D., Executive Ed.D., and M.Ed. degrees and collaborates in a Masters of Public Administration degree through UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs.

Georgia is well known for its quality of life, and for outdoor, urban, cultural and arts activities. The University of Georgia is a land grant/sea institution located 90 miles northeast of Atlanta (

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Minimum Qualifications

The applicant must have completed a doctorate in higher education or a related social-science field. Prior faculty experience is not required for appointment at the assistant level. Appointment at the associate level requires prior or current faculty status in a tenure or tenure-track line position and ability to meet the criteria for appointment at the associate level set by the University of Georgia. Appointment at the assistant or associate level will be guided by the candidate’s prior experience and scholarly qualifications and determined by UGA’s criteria for faculty appointment, promotion and tenure.

Preferred Qualifications

Our preference is for candidates with in-depth preparation in qualitative research methodologies; an established program of scholarly research on postsecondary education; and a minimum of three years of successful teaching experience at the graduate level. Priority will be given to applicants with a history of securing external research funding and with expertise, experience, or interest in scholarship on comparative and international higher-education issues.

Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 08/03/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Letters of Recommendation