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Assistant / Advanced Assistant Professor, Higher Education, CECH

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


Job Overview

 The School of Education in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services at the University of Cincinnati (UC) invites applications for a full-time position as an Assistant Professor-tenure track with primary responsibilities in the Higher Education program. The position’s start date will be August 15, 2022. The appointment will serve in our M.A., Ed.D and Ph.D. programs with concentrations in higher education.


The University of Cincinnati serves over 46,000 students and is one of the two largest universities in Ohio. The School of Education on-line graduate programs are ranked #46 in the country (U.S. News), is ranked #91 (U.S. News) for graduate education programs with ambitions to rise in both categories. Our School of Education offers undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees in a total of 12 areas.


Cincinnati is the third largest city in Ohio, with a metropolitan area encompassing Northern Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Home to beautiful parks, historical architecture, a world-class zoo, interesting museums, a dynamic symphony orchestra, ballet, major league sports, outdoor adventures, and a picturesque river valley, the area has received accolades for being a smart city with livable communities. Regional information can be found at http://cincinnatiusa.com/

Essential Functions

Establish and maintain an active research agenda; Actively apply for and secure external funding; Engage in research appropriate for the assistant/advance assistant rank; Teaching face-to-face and/or online classes both at the doctoral and master’s levels; Advise master’s and doctoral students as well as serve on masters/doctoral committees; Collaborate with other UC divisions and colleges to create graduate assistantships, internship, and research opportunities for current and prospective students; Participate in other intellectual/scholarly activities in the area of higher education. Establish and maintain relationships in the university and profession (e.g., AERA, NASPA, ASHE, CSCC, ACPA, NACAC, etc.).


Upon hiring, the candidate will teach master’s and doctoral level courses and advise graduate students’ research and projects. We welcome candidates from a variety of research interests pertaining to higher education, including, but not limited to, leadership, equity, access, affordability, student affairs, race, law, policy, minority-serving institutions, and community colleges. Scholars from various methodological backgrounds are encouraged to apply (e.g., qualitative, mixed-methods, quantitative). Successful candidates will work collaboratively with other academic programs, community agencies, and professional associations. Candidates with central interests in urbanicity and social justice are especially encouraged to apply.

Minimum Requirements

Earned doctorate in Higher Education or closely related field (ABDs will be considered if graduation date is prior to August 15, 2022); Evidence of teaching at least one- year focused on higher education at the undergraduate or graduate level face-to-face or online; At least one-year or equivalent of professional experience in functional areas of higher education such as, but not limited to, student affairs, admissions, external relations, or academic affairs environments; Evidence of scholarly research by the submission of at least one manuscript (e.g., peer-reviewed journal article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter).

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter addressing the applicant's qualifications, teaching philosophy, scholarly activity, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.  Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and the position will remain open until filled.


Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these items.


Inquiries should be addressed to:


Everrett A. Smith, Ph.D., Co-Chair                         



Antar A. Tichavakunda, Ph.D., Co-Chair


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependant on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 72724


Assistant / Advanced Assistant Professor, Higher Education, CECH

Date:  Nov 4, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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