Assistant/Associate Professor of Higher Education Leadership

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Work type: Full-time Faculty
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Education

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Higher Education Leadership


Educational Leadership


College of Education

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Atlanta, GA

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The Mercer University Tift College of Education seeks an Assistant or Associate Professor of Higher Education Leadership to teach graduate classes, engage in scholarship, and inspire students who are preparing for academic, administrative, and/or executive careers in postsecondary or independent schools settings. The Higher Education Leadership program provides graduate students with vigorous research-based instruction and mentoring necessary for completion of M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees. Reporting to the Assistant Dean of the Atlanta Teacher Education and Education Leadership units, the successful candidate will be housed on the University’s Atlanta Campus. The position is a full-time, 9-month tenure-track appointment, with the opportunity for summer employment. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.   


The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching in-person, blended, and online courses in the College’s M.Ed. and Ph.D. Higher Education programs, advising students enrolled in these graduate programs, and guiding the research of doctoral students. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching and research while contributing to an environment of professionalism, collaboration, and collegial engagement.




  • Earned doctorate in higher education, independent school leadership, or a closely related field from an accredited university
  • Knowledge of the major challenges and opportunities facing higher education or independent schools and awareness of research-based approaches to address them
  • Adeptness in providing exemplary graduate level instruction in the discipline 
  • Capacity to direct and serve on doctoral dissertation committees
  • Purposeful intent to pursue a scholarly research agenda that is relevant to the discipline
  • Commitment to encouraging students and collaborating with faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Fidelity to a culture of inclusion, equity, and diversity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 


  • Facility in the use of technology to develop and deliver online synchronous and asynchronous instruction 
  • Ability to obtain federal, state and/or private grants and contracts and manage funded projects 
  • Knowledgeable of quantitative and/or qualitative research methodologies      
Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Screening of applications begins August 1, 2022 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2023.  A complete application requires a letter addressing the preceding qualifications; a curriculum vita; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. 

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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