Associate or Full Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Innovation in Higher Educa...

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LogoPosting NumberFAC00164PO18Advertised TitleAssociate or Full Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Innovation in Higher Education, Department of Educational Leadership and PoliciesCampusColumbiaCollege/DivisionCollege of EducationDepartmentCED Educational Leadership and PoliciesAdvertised Salary RangeSalary is competitive commensurate with experience.Location of VacancyPart/Full TimeFull TimeHours per WeekPosition CategoryFull-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis 9 monthsWork CountyRichlandTenure InformationTenure-Track/TenuredJob Search CategoryFaculty About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

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The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

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The College of Education at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) seeks a senior scholar and faculty member for a 9-month appointment, with expertise in higher education leadership and public policy who is a dynamic leader and will serve as Executive Director of the Center for Innovation in Higher Education (CIHE). The CIHE serves as the hub of innovative and disruptive ideas, research and services that reshape education to be socially responsible and equitable for all citizens. The CIHE is comprised of an interdisciplinary group of faculty members and research personnel with complementary interests in education and university-community partnerships. A major emphasis of the Executive Director’s responsibilities will be to work to create change, spread knowledge and improve opportunities for students, faculty and the community.

Required Education and Experience

A successful candidate must have the following: (1) an earned doctorate from an accredited institution in higher education administration or a closely related interdisciplinary field; (2) a demonstrated record of scholarship that merits a tenured faculty appointment as an associate or full professor; (3) documented record of high-quality publications, e.g. peer-reviewed journal articles, edited works, or books (with university presses or top-tiered publishing houses); (4) experience and success in obtaining external funding; (5) excellent written, interpersonal, and oral communication skills; and (6) a desire to lead a team-based, dynamic center.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who have: (1) evidence of interdisciplinary approach to research; (2) experience leading academic, research, and grant-seeking initiatives; (3) international reputation and internationally recognized research agenda focused on education and leadership related to social or public policy; (4) experience including leading teams, such as serving as a director, assistant director, or similar leadership roles in research focused environments; (5) evidence of being a visionary leader who is not afraid to disrupt the status quo; and (6) experience working with diverse students, scholars, and community members.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start DateJob Open Date09/17/2018Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicant

Application materials accepted online include: (1) a letter of application, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) list of at least three professional references to include e-mail addresses and phone numbers, (4) a copy of unofficial academic transcript for all degrees earned (official copies will be required of finalists), and (5) two sample publications or pieces of scholarly work.

PLEASE NOTE: The submission of three (3) letters of recommendation will be required for the selected candidate for this position.

Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is preferred, however, that all applications be submitted before November 1, 2018. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Susan Bon, Search Committee Chair, [email protected]

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Other Supporting Documents
    4. Writing Sample(s)/Sample Publications
    5. List of References and Contact Information
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