University of Redlands


POSITION:   Faculty, Non-Tenure Track 

DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL:   School of Education, Department of Leadership & Higher Education

APPOINTMENT:   Visiting Assistant Professor 

AVAILABLE:   September 1, 2018

POSTING DATE:   June 29, 2018


The Department of Leadership and Higher Education at the University of Redlands seeks pre- or post-doctoral applicants for a future-faculty, short-term, Visiting Assistant Professor position of one or two years in duration. The successful candidate will be expected to use their experience in this position to prepare them for their next steps professionally and will not be rehired beyond two years in this position, although we may hire other future-faculty aspirants for the position in an ongoing basis. Our future-faculty initiatives have been successful, with two of our current colleagues in this type of position accepting a tenure-track positions during their second year of their contract. 

Our department faculty support our MA programs in Higher Education and Student Affairs, Education Administration, and the university’s only doctoral program, our Ed.D. in Leadership for Educational Justice. We seek applicants who can teach methods courses (quantitative and/or qualitative) to our MA students across programs as well as Higher Education and Student Affairs content courses such as Higher Education in the US, Assessment in Higher Education, College Student Development Theory, and Working with College Students. Depending on pre- or post-doctoral status, the successful applicant may also teach our Ed.D. students. Pre-doctoral applicants must be ABD doctoral candidates. We seek a dynamic, engaged colleague who, while helping to support some of our teaching needs, can use this appointment to position themselves on the academic job market. 

This is a 9-month position, teaching 6 courses across two semesters. The successful applicant is expected to become an active member of the department and School, attending department and School Assembly meetings, and engaging in some small service activities as part of their future-faculty development. The successful applicant will be eligible to apply for travel funding and research support from the School of Education. 

Please send a letter of interest, CV, a letter of support from your dissertation chair/advisor, and contact information for two other professional references to the Department of Leadership and Higher Education Search via this email:  

Dr. Pauline Reynolds is chairing the search. Please send your materials by July 6th. We would like to interview applicants for this exciting opportunity by the end of July for a Fall start date.