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Background Check Statement:
Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
Eligibility for Employment:
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.
Earned doctoral degree in Higher Education or closely related area from an accredited institution (candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the position requires successful completion of the dissertation defense by the agreed-upon start date.)
Demonstrated experience or potential to teach graduate-level courses in face-to-face and online environments using innovative technologies and approaches.
Commitment to diversity, social justice, and inclusive excellence.
Appreciation and understanding of traditional and non-traditional graduate students, as well as adult professionals.
Willingness to actively and collaboratively engage in recruitment, program planning, and program assessment.
Commitment to the integration of theory and practice through teaching and scholarly activities.
Record of scholarship that meets the requirements for status as Appalachian State University Graduate Faculty https://graduate.appstate.edu/faculty/graduate-faculty-membership.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The position involves teaching principally in the Community College & University Leadership concentration and includes on-campus and online instruction, with the option of teaching additional summer courses as available. Faculty members are expected to maintain an active program of scholarship and service activities, and there may be opportunities to mentor doctoral students in the Higher Education concentration of the college-wide Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. Additional information about the Higher Education Program can be found at https://highered.appstate.edu/.
Qualification for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.
Administrative experience in postsecondary education settings.
Expertise in higher education policy, leadership, diversity and inclusion, student success, governance, organizational theory, and/or community colleges.
Familiarity with the community college context and community college stakeholders.
Appreciation for adult learning and the integration of academic and student development.
A successful record of securing external funding.
Potential for participation in higher education leadership roles at the regional, national, and international level.
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.