Associate and Assistant Professor

Job description

Position Number 013301 and 004654

Functional Title Associate and 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 (UNCG) is conducting a search for TWO (2) positions:

  • A tenure-track Assistant Professor
  • A tenured Associate Professor.

UNCG 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. UNCG is one of the doctorate-granting institutions in the seventeen campus University of North Carolina system and has an enrollment of more than 19,000 students, including 3000 graduate students.

The UNCG Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations (ELC) offers programs and degrees in the intersecting areas of educational leadership and cultural studies. We are committed to the values of equity and social justice, democratic participation, caring, and educational quality and innovation 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 endeavor to prepare exceptional school leaders who are intent on transforming education and critically engaged academics who seek to challenge the intellectual status quo. We offer on-campus programming as well as a range of alternative programs and courses, including web-based instruction and distance education.

The ELC Department seeks TWO individuals who participate energetically in collaborative, democratic leadership; evidence a commitment to teaching, scholarship, research, and community engagement; and actively engage in department, school, university, community, and national service activities. The individuals must be able to reflect and enhance the broad directions of the ELC Department.

Specifically, the individuals must be able to speak to both the educational leadership and the cultural foundations concerns of the Department and exhibit a commitment to educational equity, human dignity, and democratic values.

We are interested in attracting candidates who add to the diversity of the department in terms of race, gender, ethnicity, disability, culture, academic specialty, and method of inquiry. The successful applicants will teach primarily in the Educational Leadership programs, which include the Master in School Administration (MSA), Post Masters Certificate in School Administration (PMC), Specialist in Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.S.), and Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.). They will also serve on and potentially chair a significant number of doctoral committees.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Qualified candidates must possess a doctorate in Educational Leadership, Policy, or a closely related area.
  • Candidates seeking the nine-month position as an associate professor must qualify for appointment at that rank.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include experience as a K-12 school or district administrator; expertise and scholarship related to school leadership and improvement; experience teaching educational leadership graduate students; experience chairing and/or serving on doctoral committees in educational leadership; experience working in collaboration with schools, school districts, and other educational agencies; and capability and/or willingness to teach online.

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) contacts, in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur when an applicant has been selected for an interview.

Review of applications will begin 10/25/2017 and will continue until the position is successfully filled.

For any queries, please contact either Dr. Craig Peck at [email protected] or Dr. Kathy Hytten at [email protected]

Recruitment Range Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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

Job Open Date 09/07/2017

For Best Consideration Date 10/25/2017

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

FLSA Exempt

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
    • Piedmont Triad Area Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other professional journal / website
    • UNC School System Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Other
  2. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)

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Posted: 2/28/2018
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