Assistant Professor

Greensboro, NC
Mar 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Number 001357

Functional Title Assistant Professor

Position Type Tenure Stream

Position Summary

The Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina Greensboro is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor in Cultural Foundations. The University is located in Greensboro, a city of 275,000 in a metropolitan area of 1.6 million people. The city has six colleges and universities and is an attractive community with rich historical traditions, a temperate climate, and a full and active cultural program. The University is one of the doctorate-granting institutions in the seventeen campus University of North Carolina system and has more than 19,000 full-time students, including close to 4,000 graduate students.

The Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations offers Master's, Ed.S., Ed.D., and Ph.D. degrees and several post-masters certificates in the intersecting areas of educational leadership and cultural studies. The Cultural Foundations program offers a Phd and Post-Masters Certificate and faculty teach a 2/2 load with significant doctoral advising. We offer on-campus programming as well as a range of alternative programs and courses, including web-based instruction and distance education. We are committed to the values of equity and social justice, democratic participation, caring, and educational quality in schools and throughout the public realm. With these values in mind, we seek to understand and change the theories, policies, and practices that are enacted in schools, communities, and other educational and cultural contexts. We are interested in attracting candidates who add to the diversity of the department in terms of race, gender, culture, perspective, academic specialty, and method of inquiry.

Minimum Qualifications

The department seeks an individual with a strong commitment to teaching, scholarship, research, community engagement, and doctoral advising/mentoring.

The individual must:

1. Be able to speak to departmental concerns and exhibit a commitment to educational equity, human dignity, and democratic values;

2. Have a doctorate in Cultural or Social Foundations, Educational Studies or related field with at least 2-3 years of experience at the Assistant Professor rank;

3. Have taught and advised graduate students; and

4. Have an understanding of the historical, philosophical, sociological dimensions of Cultural Foundations.

Preferred Qualifications

1. The ideal candidate would have experience chairing committees.

2. The ideal candidate would possess scholarly expertise extending cultural foundations and qualitative and/or non-empirical research.

Tenure Status Tenure Track

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit your letter of interest, vita, the names, emails and telephone numbers of three references via

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) References, in the References section of the electronic application. These References will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Reference/Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur when an applicant is being considered for an interview.

Review of applications will begin 2/7/2017 and will continue until the position is successfully filled.

For any queries, please contact Dr. Glenn Hudak at

Recruitment Range Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Org #-Department Educ Leader & Cultural Found (ELC) - 12011

Job Open Date 01/23/2017

For Best Consideration Date 02/20/2017

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)

Time Limited? No

Number of Months per Year 9

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Letter 1
  2. Reference Letter 2
  3. Reference Letter 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Greensboro News & Record
    • Carolina Peacemaker
    • Other Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other Professional Journal
    • UNC System Job Board
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Search Firm
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