Program Director, Human Organizational Leadership and Development (HOLD)

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Permanent Faculty

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Program Director, Human Organizational Leadership and Development (HOLD)

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Fixed Term Faculty


Full Time

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Position Summary:

The School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an experienced scholar to serve as the inaugural program director for the newly created bachelor’s degree program in Human Organizational Leadership and Development (HOLD). The HOLD program director will play a central role in the administration, coordination and teaching, as well as growth of the program. This is a fixed-term, full-time 12-month appointment at the Clinical Assistant, Associate, or Professor rank. The start date is July 1, 2021.

Context: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Carolina), established in 1793 as the first public university in the nation, is a doctoral-granting institution situated in the beautiful college town of Chapel Hill, NC. Ranked fifth among public institutions by US News & World Report, and one of the original public ivy schools, Carolina has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world. We pride ourselves on a strong, diverse student body, unparalleled academic opportunities, and a value unmatched by any public university in the nation. The School of Education, ranked 24th by US News & World Report, is among the best in the nation and boasts nationally recognized programs in educational policy, organization and leadership.

Responsibilities: The position is a unique opportunity to provide leadership as the School of Education launches its newly approved interdisciplinary undergraduate HOLD program that seeks to prepare students with the critical, analytic, communication, collaboration and organizational skills to enact change in organizations and communities around the world, including businesses, nonprofits and government agencies that are committed to cultivating clients’ and workers’ capacities. Responsibilities will include implementing and further developing the major’s curriculum; teaching courses in leadership, social entrepreneurship, and community development; recruiting and advising students; growing the program’s reputation and enrollments; and developing and maintaining relationships with, and managing internship placements at, partner organizations (e.g., educational and community development organizations, schools, learning-oriented businesses, and other formal and informal organizations and institutions focused on learning and social change).

Educational Requirements:

An earned doctorate degree in Business, Education, Political Science, Public Policy, Public Health, Sociology or a related discipline is required. Recent professional experience in organizational leadership and development is highly preferred.

Qualifications and Experience:

The position requires experience putting multidisciplinary theoretical and research backgrounds into practice in the nonprofit sector and learning-oriented businesses. Successful candidates will have professional experience in human capital development in nonprofit, community, or business settings; a demonstrated ability to draw connections between social science research and the practice of organizational or community development; experience teaching and leading in a higher education setting; as well as the ability to build and nurture relationships with a wide network of organizations where program graduates would intern and possibly work.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions:

Salary and Starting Date: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with rank and experience. The proposed starting date is July 1, 2021.

The Application Process: To apply for the position, submit a letter of interest, vita, and the names of four references with full contact information, using the online application process at

For full consideration, all application materials should be received by January 11, 2021, at which time the search committee will begin reviewing applications. The search will remain open until filled. For more information, email the Search Chair, Professor Thad Domina, [email protected]




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Posted: 3/4/2021
Application Due: 6/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time