Faculty Vacancies

Vacancy - Student Success Lecturer and Evaluation Coordinator

(Recruitment Number 90120313)

Washburn University invites applications for the position of Student Success Lecturer and Evaluation Coordinator.  The Center for Student Success and Retention seeks a creative and energetic colleague to assume a leadership role in its data management and analysis, a core element in ensuring the success Washburn’s growing First-Year Experience program.

The successful candidate will apply a broad understanding of program, organization and/or student needs to resolve complex problems, while also identifying new services and opportunities for process improvement.  In addition, our new colleague will play an important role in our strategic planning processes as we seek to evaluate and meet the needs of improving student success at Washburn University.

The Student Success Lecturer and Evaluation Coordinator will oversee the full implementation, maintenance and development of EBI MAP-Works® (to learn more please visit: http://www.webebi.com/retention), while also communicating its impact on student success and retention with university staff, faculty and administrators.  The candidate will also serve as the unit liaison with Institutional Research and ITS as we seek to better use data for programming and related efforts to improve student success.  Finally, we envision our new colleague also teaching a section of WU101: The Washburn Experience.


  • An accredited Master’s or equivalent degree, with a demonstrated commitment to student success
  • Demonstrated knowledge in best practices for assessment and program development in higher education
  • Ability to maintain the validity/accuracy of a database
  • Demonstrated knowledge in word processing and spreadsheet applications
  • A strong service orientation, with demonstrated organization, analytical, technological, writing and interpersonal skills that facilitate collaborative interactions across the university
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team in a rapidly changing and culturally diverse environment
  • The necessary vision and leadership skills to position the Center for Student Success and Retention to meet future needs


  • An accredited Master’s degree in one of the following fields: social/behavioral sciences, educational research, higher education administration or a related discipline
  • Familiarity with EBI MAP-Works®
  • Familiarity with sophisticated software programs including enterprise and desktop database applications
  • Coursework in and/or experience with statistical analysis and packages (i.e., SPSS, SAS, R, Stata)
  • Experience with assessment of student learning

 This is an entry level position with a salary that is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a letter describing interest in the position and a vision for how data is used to improve student success in the modern university, at least three letters of reference and copies of transcripts.  Review of applications begins April 10, 2013, and continues until the position is filled.  Employment at Washburn University may be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a background check.  Washburn University is an EOE.   

Applications should be submitted to Assistant Dean of Student Success and Retention Dr. John Dahlstrand, either by regular mail (Washburn University, 1700 SW College Ave, Topeka, KS, 66621) or electronically, preferably in PDF format, at john.dahlstrand@washburn.edu

To learn more about Washburn University visit http://www.washburn.edu/ or direct questions to Assistant Dean of Student Success and Retention, Dr. John Dahlstrand at john.dahlstrand@washburn.edu