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Instructional Faculty

[C14-057] - Educational Leadership: Assistant/Associate Professor

Position Information

Instructional Faculty


Contact Person:
Karen Beyard
Phone: (860) 832-2234

Job Description

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR - Higher Education Specialization

Central Connecticut State University’s Department of Educational Leadership and Instructional Technology seeks a faculty member to help develop a new Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership. Currently offering master’s degrees, a sixth year licensure program for school leaders, superintendent licensure, and an Ed.D. program for mid-career preK-12 professionals, the department provides leadership at national, state and local levels related to learning and assessment, professional and organizational learning, multicultural education, and educational technology. Licensure programs are NCATE/ELCC recognized.

We are searching for a new colleague who will thrive in a collaborative department that strongly values diversity and social justice. In addition to collaboration with department and university colleagues in developing a new Ed.D. program, the position includes graduate level teaching in areas of expertise, doctoral advising and committee work, and a productive research agenda relevant to higher education leadership.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in higher education administration or closely allied discipline with specialization in higher education documented by coursework and scholarship;
  • A record of excellence in teaching, research, service, and professional participation;
  • Expertise appropriate for doctoral level teaching in one or more of the following areas: (1) Quantitative methods applied to institutional research, evaluation, and/or assessment; (2) Leadership in universities and community colleges; (3) Higher education policy; and, (4) Student learning and academic persistence in higher education;
  • Work experience and/or research that focuses on higher education; and,
  • Commitment to serving a culturally and ethnically diverse student body.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Successful experience teaching quantitative methods to graduate students;
  • Experience in higher education administration;
  • Familiarity with emerging global trends in higher education;
  • A research agenda that addresses social justice and equity issues in higher education leadership;
  • Experience with academic program development and implementation; and,
  • Experience directing doctoral dissertations and serving on doctoral committees.

The University: CCSU is one of four state universities with the Board of Regents for Higher Education Connecticut State Colleges & Universities. Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose. CCSU’s motto is more than a slogan; it articulates the University’s commitment to students: “Start with a dream. Finish with a future.” The Princeton Review selected CCSU as one of "The Best Northeastern Colleges." CCSU serves approximately 12,200 students - 9,500 undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates. CCSU is richly diverse: more than 20 percent of students are of traditional minority heritage. Visit our web site at

The Community: CCSU is located in New Britain, a city of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital in Hartford. New Britain is home to the nationally recognized New Britain Museum of American Arts and offers a range of cultural opportunities, including the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, the New Britain Rock Cats (Double A professional baseball), two theatres, and an extensive park system. The University is approximately two hours (by car) from both Boston and New York City.

Application & Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by January 30, 2014. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience. To begin the application process, click on the Apply Now button and submit the following in a single file and in the order given below:

  • Letter describing qualifications for the position;
  • Detailed curriculum vita;
  • Examples of three recent publications or other scholarly work (such as funded grants, manuscripts in progress, or conference presentations);
  • Names of three current professional references with mail and email addresses, and phone numbers; and,
  • Unofficial transcripts.

No emailed or hard copies will be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (e.g., Social Security Number) on any documents submitted. For more information, contact Dr. Karen Beyard at (860) 832-2234 or



CCSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Members of all underrepresented groups, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are invited and encouraged to apply.