Assistant/Associate Professor and Director
Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration
Canisius College, a Catholic, Jesuit university founded in 1870 and located in Buffalo, New York, is currently seeking applications for a term or tenure-track assistant/associate professor to serve as the director of the master’s program in higher education and student affairs administration. This person will teach and be responsible for the administration of the program.
The Canisius College HESAA program prepares students to work as administrators in higher education, particularly in student affairs. HESAA is currently a full time cohort master’s program that has a theory-to-practice philosophy and is grounded in Jesuit pedagogy. Most students are full time and the program takes two years to complete (36 credit hours). In addition to its rigorous CAS compliant curriculum, a unique feature of the HESAA program is that the faculty and all students attend the national convention (either ACPA or NASPA) each year as part of the academic content of the program.
- Teach a full time graduate course load annually (fall and spring semesters).
- Serve as the professor of record for HESA 680 and 681 (Internship I and II) and assist students in securing internships.
- Serve as the professor of record for HESA 699 (Independent Research) and assist students with the thesis process, including IRB proposal preparation.
- Organize the comprehensive exam process.
- Work with the graduate admissions staff to recruit students to the program.
- Coordinate an annual Assistantship Day for prospective students
- Plan and attend the national conference with HESAA students.
- Conduct program assessment including an analysis of course delivery methods.
- Hire adjunct faculty for HESAA courses as needed.
- Manage the HESAA accounts and prepare the annual HESAA budget.
- Engage in scholarship and research activities consistent with the expectations for achieving tenure in the School of Education and Human Services.
- Participate in the life of the college through service on departmental and institutional committees and activities.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Doctorate in higher education administration or closely related field. ABD will be considered if within six months of graduation.
- Five or more years’ experience in student affairs administrative experience at the director’s level or above.
- Appreciation for the theory-to-practice philosophy of the HESAA program.
- Five or more years’ experience in student affairs administrative experience at the dean’s level or above.
- Demonstrated professional expertise and teaching proficiency.
- Demonstrated commitment to students and student learning and a desire to serve as a mentor to the students in the HESAA master’s program.
- Demonstrated commitment to scholarship and research.
- Appreciation for the Catholic Jesuit mission of Canisius College, including how this mission is implemented in the HESAA program.
Canisius College, a Catholic and Jesuit university, has as its foundation the fundamental values of academic excellence, leadership, faith and social justice. Canisius is committed to educating and preparing men and women to become leaders in their professions and their communities, and in service to humanity. The Graduate Education and Leadership Department supports the mission and is committed to faculty diversity. The department welcomes candidates with experience and expertise using inclusive strategies in working with students with a range of abilities and from diverse backgrounds. To learn more about the HESAA Department at Canisius College go to: http://catalog.canisius.edu/graduate/school-education-human-services/higher-education-student-affairs-administration/.
Canisius College, a Catholic and Jesuit university, has as its foundation the fundamental values of academic excellence, leadership, faith and social justice. Canisius is committed to educating and preparing men and women to become leaders in their professions and their communities, and in service to humanity. The college is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.
Salary is competitive, and contingent on experience and qualifications.
Application review will begin January 29, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.
To apply, go to https://www.canisius.edu/about-canisius/employment-canisius and click on View Current Employment Opportunities. Applicants must submit their cover letter (addressed to Dr. David Farrugia, Chair, Search Committee), curriculum vitae, teaching and mentoring philosophy, with their online application. Also, please include the names, titles and email addresses of three references. Your references will receive an email from Canisius College requesting they submit their reference letter directly to the Canisius College Human Resources Department.
Canisius College is located in the Buffalo/Niagara Region of New York State where the cost of housing, excellent school districts, numerous cultural organizations and a wide range of sports, entertainment and dining venues are just a few of the many things that make for an excellent quality of life. Our four-season climate allows for a myriad of outdoor recreational activities that range from the beach in the summer to the ski slopes in the winter. Furthermore, we are only 90 minutes away from Toronto, Canada, an additional source of recreational and cultural activity.
For additional information on Canisius College or Buffalo, New York, visit https://www.canisius.edu/about-canisius