Assistant/Associate Professor - Leadership, Advocacy and Policy in Early Childhood

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Position TitleAssistant/Associate Professor - Leadership, Advocacy and Policy in Early ChildhoodExternal Link to Posting, Middle & Lit - 31420Vacancy Number16F-242Position Number6938Location of WorkplaceMain UNCW CampusBrief Summary of Work for this Position

The individual selected for this position will join a dynamic 31-member Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy, and Special Education (EEMLS) who are committed to developing knowledgeable and proficient education professionals for a diverse and global society. The primary focus for this tenure-track position is with the Master’s in Education in Leadership, Policy, and Advocacy in Early Childhood. This position will begin August 2020.

Primary Responsibilities:
•Develop and instruct online graduate courses focused on leadership, policy, and advocacy in the early childhood field.
•Supervise master’s students’ advocacy research projects.
•Assist in promoting undergraduate and graduate programs and recruiting students
•Engage in evaluation and maintenance of graduate program and undergraduate program as needed
•Maintain an active scholarship agenda (research, grants, and publications)
•Participate in committee assignments and professional development activities
•Provide leadership and service to area schools, university, community, and profession
•Supervise student internships in community-based programs or agencies focused on leadership, policy, and advocacy

Minimum Requirements

Doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in Early Childhood Leadership, Policy, Advocacy, Education or other closely related discipline from an accredited institution or ABD with degree to be in hand by August 2020.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with:
•Academic expertise in organizational and/or leadership development, advocacy and/or early childhood education policy
•Experience in early childhood leadership position
•Knowledge of national child care and early learning research, policies and standards
•Professional experiences working with or supporting staff in inclusive settings with culturally diverse young children (birth through 5 years) and families
•Successful college teaching experience and facility with current instructional technology and online teaching
•Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with faculty and community partners and commitment to collaborative university and early childhood partnerships
•Evidence of at least three years of successful experience working/training /teaching adults in the early childhood field.
•Ability to teach interdisciplinary courses cutting across multiple domains of early childhood

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy, and Special Education is a community of professional educators dedicated to the preparation of teachers and other professionals who have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to work with children from early childhood through middle grades, students with special needs, and their families. It values the integration of current theory, research, and professional expertise from multiple disciplines and perspectives to inform practices that enable all learners to reach their full potential.
The department provides opportunities for students to develop as educational leaders and advocates for the children and families they serve. It develops, implements, and coordinates programs leading to undergraduate degrees and/or licensure in birth through kindergarten education, elementary, middle grades and special education (general and adapted curriculum tracks), as well as graduate degrees and/or licensure in elementary, middle grades, and language and literacy.

College/School Information

The Watson College of Education (WCE) ( is a rapidly growing college with over 60 tenure-track faculty members working in undergraduate and master’s programs in the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education and the Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education, and master’s and doctoral programs in the Department of Educational Leadership. It offers several international study programs, a newly developed laboratory school, and maintains partnerships with numerous school districts, community colleges, and colleges/universities in the region.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.

EEO Statement

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is committed to and will provide equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs.

Applicant InstructionsPosition TypePermanentAnticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited PositionsJob Posting Date06/28/2019Priority Consideration Date09/27/2019Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents toApplicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents
    Posting Specific Questions

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    1. * How did you learn of this opportunity with UNC Wilmington?
      • UNCW LinkedIn Page
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      • UNCW Website
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      • Direct Contact from UNCW HR Representative / Recruiter
      • UNCW Employee Referral
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      • Chronicle of Higher Education
      • Other
    2. * Do you currently have a Doctorate in appropriate field or will you by August ?
      • Yes
      • No




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    Posted: 6/29/2019
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