Director of Higher Education Program

Expiring today

Fairfax, VA, VA
Jul 26, 2018
Feb 20, 2019
Executive, Director
Education, Research
Full Time

Job Category : Instructional or Research Faculty

Working hours :

Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

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Director of Higher Education Program

The George Mason University Higher Education Program (HEP) invites applications for the position of Director, Higher Education Program. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenured faculty appointment with some summer responsibilities. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About HEP and George Mason University: The Higher Education Program (HEP), located within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS), prepares students for positions of leadership in teaching, research, and administration at two-year and four-year colleges and universities around the world, as well as for positions in associations, government agencies, and industries whose activities relate to or impact higher education. The interdisciplinary, graduate-level curriculum focuses on leadership, the scholarship of teaching and learning, student affairs, administration, technology, and assessment.

Responsibilities: HEP is seeking a collaborative, dedicated, student-centered colleague with a strong higher education research agenda who will take full responsibility for program operations, including curriculum, faculty, and student success. The Director will:

  • Manage the MA in higher education and student development, the higher education specialization for the Ph.D. in Education, and graduate certificates;
  • Actively engage in a high profile higher education research agenda;
  • Provide leadership and advocacy for the program and its faculty;
  • Teach and advise graduate students; and
  • Serve on departmental, college, and university committees. Required Qualifications:
  • Terminal degree with academic qualifications and experience in areas directly related to higher education (e.g., educational leadership and policy, student affairs, adult education, sociology) or a closely related field in the arts, humanities, and social sciences;
  • Experience in graduate-program administration, and graduate-level teaching and advising;
  • Eligible for appointment with tenure in Research I university doctoral program; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to higher education scholarship, leadership, and advocacy. For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F9595z at by completing and submitting the online application. In addition, candidates must upload the following via the online application portal:
  • Letter indicating applicants interest and experience in higher education programs and qualities they would bring to ensure success in the role;
  • Teaching philosophy statement (3 pp max);
  • Research statement (3 pp max);
  • Curriculum vitae; and
  • Four professional references with contact information.

For questions, contact Dr. Angela Hattery, Search Committee Chair, at or (703) 993-2897. Visit for more information on the Higher Education Program. Review of applications will begin on September 21, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, teaching philosophy statement, research statement, curriculum vitae, and a list of four professional references with contact information.

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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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