Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Educational Innovation

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Vacancy Type Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Is Internal Transfer Only No Working Title Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Educational Innovation Salary Range Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate Position Number 00106026 Work Schedule Varies Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0 Department 130101 - College Of Education Department College Of Education Job City & State Raleigh, NC Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The NC State College of Education leads the way in North Carolina in preparing professionals, conducting research, and engaging communities to improve educational outcomes for all learners across the state and beyond. As a research-driven public college of education grounded in its land-grant mission, the college is North Carolina’s largest producer of STEM educators and master’s-level literacy specialists, graduates teachers who rate among the best on statewide performance measures across multiple variables, and has created a pipeline of leaders for schools, community colleges and higher education institutions. In addition, with two-thirds of its faculty engaged in over 120 funded research projects, the college ranks No. 1 in education research productivity in North Carolina and among the Top 8 percent of public colleges of education in the nation. Faculty address society’s most pressing educational challenges and convert their research to action and innovative solutions that transform teaching and learning environments across the lifespan, with particular strengths in improving technology-enhanced learning and teaching in STEM education and literacy; increasing diversity, equity and access in education; and innovating leadership development.

The college is composed of three academic departments: Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education; and Teacher Education and Learning Sciences, with approximately 100 faculty members and 75 support and professional staff. The college’s 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students study across 60-plus degree programs that deliver highly engaged and personalized academic experiences that prepare them to lead in the field of education.

Essential Job Duties

The NC State College of Education invites applications and nominations for the Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Educational Innovation. The Professorship is made possible from an endowment of the James and Ann Goodnight family (James Goodnight is the co-founder of the SAS Institute and the family has a strong commitment to bringing about change and improvements in public education). The Goodnight Distinguished Professor must demonstrate a genuine commitment to the land-grant mission of NC State and the research, teaching and engagement goals of the College of Education.

We seek a prominent scholar with a unique and promising approach to the persistent challenges in education in the next decade and who is collaborative in their work to increase educational impact by linking research, policy and practice.

We welcome interest from scholars from a wide range of disciplines and theoretical traditions with preference given to those who work across content knowledge domains such as, but not limited to, literacy education and STEM and/or whose work ventures across areas such as creatively ameliorating the effects of poverty on learners.

The inaugural Goodnight professor will hold an appointment at the rank of professor with tenure in one of the three departments in the college (Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education; Teacher Education and Learning Sciences) and will be affiliated through scholarship and research with the College’s William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.

Other Work/Responsibilities Minimum Education/Experience

Doctorate degree, an equivalent degree, or equivalent professional experience.

Departmental Required Skills

Demonstrated high impact interdisciplinary and collaborative research.

Exemplary record of externally funded and sustained research.

Demonstrated sustained commitment to educational equity and opportunity for marginalized and minoritized populations.

Outstanding record of teaching and mentoring.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Demonstrated commitment to digital equity and multiple forms of diversity.

Demonstrated success in forming national and state collaborations that improve educational success.

Demonstrated commitment to areas of work with potential applications and/or implications for addressing critical issues in public education in North Carolina.

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Special Instructions

Please provide Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae and contact information for three references.

Job Open Date 06/26/2018 Anticipated Closing Date Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Proposed Hire Date 07/01/2019 AA/EOE

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
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    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
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    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. * If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

Application Materials Required Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
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    Posted: 2/8/2019
    Application Due: 3/15/2019
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