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Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor and Director

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

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Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor and Director

Position Type:

Non-Tenure Stream

Position Eclass:

FC - Faculty 9 month Non Leave earn

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations (ELC) is both practitioner-oriented and research-intensive. We are committed to the values of equity and social justice, democratic participation, caring, and educational quality and innovation in schools and throughout the public realm. With these values in mind, we seek to understand and change the theories, policies, and practices that are enacted in schools, communities, and other educational and cultural contexts. We endeavor to prepare exceptional educational leaders who are intent on transforming education and critically engaged academics who seek to challenge the intellectual status quo. We offer on-campus programming as well as a range of alternative programs and courses, including web-based instruction and distance education. The Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations offers Masters, Ed.D., and Ph.D. degrees and post-masters certificates in the intersecting areas of educational leadership and cultural studies.

Position Summary:

The Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations (ELC) in the School of Education (SOE) at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) is conducting a search for an individual to serve as Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor. The individual will also serve as Director of Principal Preparation for Excellence and Equity in Rural Schools (PPEERS), UNCG’s award-winning principal preparation program that focuses on preparing future leaders for rural schools in North Carolina.This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) position with the appointment to begin July 1, 2022. The individual will provide leadership and general oversight of the PPEERS program; lead collaboration with PPEERS’ rural partner districts; teach courses in the ELC Department, primarily in the PPEERS program; supervise principal interns, and collaborate with colleagues in service activities.

The purpose of the Principal Preparation for Excellence and Equity in Rural Schools (PPEERS) Program is to recruit, prepare, and place high-performing educators as school leaders in high-needs rural schools. The ideal candidate would demonstrate knowledge in and experience with high-quality instructional leadership with particular attention to equity and social justice. PPEERS is a two-year, cohort-based leadership preparation program resulting in a Masters of School Administration (MSA) degree and initial principal license in North Carolina. PPEERS is funded by the North Carolina Principal Fellows Program for 2022 – 2028. As testimony to the PPEERS’ program’s high standing and success, it was recently honored by the University Council for Educational Administration with the prestigious Exemplary Educational Leadership Program (EELP) Award.

DUTIES1. Provide general leadership for and oversight of the PPEERS program, including ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies.2. Oversee project management and fiscal management of the PPEERS grant award.3. Supervise project personnel, collaborate with district partners, and coordinate with internal evaluators.4. Implement program changes as necessary based on evaluation of data.5. Serve as PPEERS liaison to the North Carolina Principal Fellows Program.6. Complete all required reports for UNCG and Principal Fellows.7. Serve as Clinical Internship Supervisor to students in the cohort.8. Teach classes in the ELC Department, primarily in the PPEERS Program.9. Coordinate with key ELC personnel, including the Graduate Program Director for the Masters of School Administration (MSA) and Post Masters Certificate in School Administration (PMC-SA) programs.10. Engage in department, school, university, and community service activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in educational leadership or related field.2. Candidates must have previous K-12 leadership experience with at least 3 years of experience as a school principal.3. Applicants must be committed to building community across difference (e.g., race/ethnicity, gender/sexuality, (dis)ability, culture, perspective, academic specialty, and/or method of inquiry).

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Experience teaching graduate-level courses.2. Experience mentoring/coaching pre-service school leaders.

Tenure Status:

Not on Track

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application materials must be electronically submitted through UNCG Jobsearch and should include a cover letter addressing interests in and qualifications for the position; a full curriculum vita (resume); an equity statement; and, a list of the names and contact information of 3 professional references. The Search Committee will contact references of finalists.

Review of applications will begin March 14, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Please direct inquiries to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Brian Clarida, [email protected]

Recruitment Range:

Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Ed Ldrship and Cultural Found - 12011

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UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now:

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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