Distinguished/Titled Associate Professor or Professor

Job description

Job Title:

Distinguished/Titled Associate Professor or Professor

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Vacancy Open to :

ECU Employees

Department :

AAH Human Develo and Family Science

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Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Nancy W. Darden Distinguished Professor/Scholar

Working Title :

Nancy W. Darden Distinguished Professor/Scholar

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Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Part Time

Salary Range:

Commensurate with Qualifications

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Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

Job Category :

Faculty (Teaching)

Primary Function of Organizational Unit :

The purpose of the Nancy W. Darden Distinguished Professorship in Human development and family science is to: a) Recognize and honor a current faculty member in the department of Human Development and Family Science (HDFS), b) Strengthen collaborations and partnerships within the department and across program areas, c) Support work that has a focus on strengthening children, youth, and families, and d) promote excellence within HDFS.

The yearly income associated with this professorship can be used a) as salary supplement for the holder, b) travel and research expenses associated with his or her professional responsibilities, c) stipends for the holder’s teaching and research assistants, d) support of a part-time hire to cover a course release, e) special equipment, library books, or programmatic support needed to support the teaching, research, and service activities of the distinguished professor. All expenses are subject to pre-approval by the administration.

Job Duties :

Duties will include teaching, research, service and community engagement in the area of Human Development and Family Science.

If the recipient holds the rank of associate professor, he/she will be referred to as a Nancy W. Darden Distinguished Scholar; if a Professor, the title will be a Nancy W. Darden Distinguished Professor.

The length of the Distinguished Professorship will be 3 years and will include an award each year. It then rotates to another eligible faculty member. Interested faculty can apply after 6 years (two cycles).

INTERNAL POSTING: Open only to applicants currently employed by East Carolina University.

Contingent upon availability of funds.

Minimum Education/Experience :

Only current full-time members who are tenured and hold the rank of Professor or Associate Professor (excluding those whose primary responsibilities are in administration) in the Department of Human Development and Family Science are eligible for this professorship. The person appointed shall have a record of outstanding accomplishment in an area of Human Development and Family Science as a teacher and scholar or practitioner.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :


Special Instructions to Applicant :

Interested faculty must follow the application process. Applications will be reviewed by a committee that includes one faculty member from the college appointed by the Dean, the HDFS department chair, and the previous Nancy W. Darden Distinguished Scholar/Professor. The committee’s recommendations must then be approved by the Department Chair, Dean, and the Provost.

Applications will be due on March 1, 2021 in the semester prior to the start of the professorship.
The application must include a) cover letter which outlines your contributions to the department, b) current CV, c) proposed plan of work (see suggested components below), and d) proposed 3-year budget not to exceed $60,000.
The proposed plan of work must align with the mission of the Department of Human development and family science which is “to educate future leaders and professionals to enrich the well-being of individuals, children, families, and communities through innovative teaching, research, service, and community engagement.” Therefore, the plan of work can be related to teaching, research, service, community engagement or an integration of one or more of these.
The plan of work should include a description of your plans which may include the following:
•A general timeline for your plan
•Proposed annual outcomes and indicators of success
•Plans for possible collaborations and/or mentoring relationships
•Potential impact on the department
•Potential for a positive impact on children, youth, and families

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date :


Open Until Filled:


Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date.:


Initial Screening Begins :


Rank Level:

Professor, Associate Professor

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU 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. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.




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Job No:
Posted: 2/23/2021
Application Due: 3/1/2021
Work Type: Part Time