Old Dominion University’s Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership in the Darden College of Education & Professional Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in higher education beginning July 2022. Applicants should be comfortable    teaching in both our Higher Education and Community College Leadership programs. We invite scholars at the assistant or associate professor levels who are interested in the globalization of and international higher education including but not limited to international student affairs and comparative analysis. Those with strong quantitative analysis expertise are preferred. Candidates        with expertise in finance in all types of postsecondary educational institutions are also encouraged to apply. Old Dominion University is classified as a Carnegie High Research Activity University. Candidates for this position should exhibit the ability to engage in a rigorous research agenda, publish in peer-reviewed research journals and outlets, and generate research-related grant activity. The candidate for this position should also expect to teach face-to-face, synchronous, distance, hybrid master’s and doctoral graduate courses in the Higher Education and Community College Leadership programs. We invite applicants from all social and cultural backgrounds to apply, and we encourage candidates from minoritized communities who can add to the diversity and excellence at our minority-serving institution to apply.


  • Engage in scholarly activity (e.g., publications in peer-reviewed journals, grant activity)
  • Teach face-to-face, hybrid, and synchronous online courses to master’s and doctoral level students
  • Provide service to the profession and university
  • Mentor/advise students
  • Lead and serve on doctoral dissertation committees

Minimum Qualifications Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Research focus to include globalization in higher education, international higher education, and comparative studies.
  • Familiarity with Higher Education Finance, including Community College Finance
  • Strong potential for scholarly productivity and a research agenda
  • Ability to support a culture of collaboration, inclusion, equity, and diversity
  • Ability to teach advanced quantitative methods
  • Equipped to support dissertations using advanced quantitative methods
  • Established teaching philosophy and demonstrated potential of effective postsecondary instruction
  • Ability to teach in both the Community College Leadership and Higher Education programs

Minimum Qualifications – Education or Training

An earned doctorate in Higher Education or Community College Leadership, or related field by September 2022.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching synchronous, distance classes via video conference
  • Experience teaching courses in postsecondary finance
  • Experience serving on dissertation committees
  • Ability to supervise dissertations that employ advanced quantitative research methods
  • Potential to obtain federal, state, and/or private grants and contracts and manage funded projects
  • Experience with or interest in establishing and maintaining international partnerships, including leading study abroad courses


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to Apply

Interested candidates must submit application materials electronically at https://jobs.odu.edu/postings/14494. Application materials must include a letter of interest, a two-page research statement, two-page teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, and names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. 

For additional questions concerning the position, please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Felecia Commodore at fcommodo@odu.edu.

Conditions of Employment

In accordance with Executive Directive #18 issued by Governor Ralph Northam effective September 1, 2021, all Old Dominion University employees who enter the workplace or work remotely must disclose their vaccine status to the designated university personnel.  Employees who are not fully vaccinated or who refuse to disclose their current vaccine status, must undergo weekly COVID-19 testing and disclose weekly the results of those tests to designated university personnel.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.