Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership
Fayetteville State University is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina and the second oldest public institution of higher education in the state. Founded in 1867 as the Howard School for the education of African Americans, today FSU serves a growing student body of approximately 6,000 and ranks among the nation’s most diverse campus communities.
The Department of Educational Leadership invites applications and nominations for department chair, a tenure-track, 11-month position at the rank of full/associate professor as determined by higher education experience and scholarly record.
The department seeks an accomplished colleague and department chair with higher education experience. The chair is the chief academic, administrative, and fiscal officer for the department; a leader who is the contact person and chief advocate for faculty, staff, and students. The chair communicates the vision and purpose of the department and institution to internal and external stakeholders. The chair provides leadership for a department that houses the university’s only doctoral program; Educational Leadership and a Masters in School Administration (MSA) program. The chair provides visionary leadership to promote high quality scholarly activities, curriculum development and delivery, professional development, the procurement of external funding, and represents the department at all administrative meetings. The chair reports directly to the Dean o the School of Education.
Provide leadership and ensure that instruction and research are transformative, progressive, innovative, high quality, and compatible with university’s strategic plans;
Serve as liaison to local agencies that serve departmental academic constituencies;
Serve as the department’s representative throughout the school and university;
Facilitate collaboration with other academic units and programs, on and off-campus;
Participate with other School of Education leaders in establishing policy and procedures for graduate programs;
Manage budget and departmental resources, allocating resources fairly and effectively;
Facilitate fair, open, constructive, and productive communication among administrators, faculty, staff, and students;
Promote collegiality, mutual trust, respect, cooperation, and collaboration among team members;
Involve faculty in shared governance of the Department;
Foster excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service among faculty, staff, and students;
Facilitate and maintain accountability requirements (e.g., University strategic initiatives, IHE Performance Reports, Title II Reports, a candidate assessment system, department assessments, accreditation status);
Recruit, retain, and advocate for faculty and staff;
Lead recruitment of prospective candidates for department programs;
Conduct annual faculty and staff performance evaluations in accordance with the performance management system;
Supervise and evaluate graduate assistants ;
Create a departmental climate that is characterized by and encourages good planning, proactive problem-solving, responsiveness, adherence to protocol, and encouragement of leadership in faculty and students;
Teach at least one course per semester; and
Other duties as assigned.