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Assistant/Associate ProfessorWorking Title:
Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Research - #001171Department:
Human ServicesPosition Summary:
The primary location of this position is on the main Cullowhee, NC campus.Carnegie statement:
The Department of Human Services is accepting applicants for a 9-month tenure-track position to teach master’s and doctoral level courses in educational research methods (e.g. improvement science, action research; qualitative and quantitative design and methods; program evaluation; policy analysis), using online, face-to-face, and hybrid delivery instruction methods; chairing and/or serving on committees for the culminating project in the Educational Doctorate in Leadership program (disquisition), collaborating with faculty on program development, research, and student support. The start date for the position will be August 1, 2022 (preferred) or January 1, 2023. This position primarily instructs in the Educational Leadership Ed.D. program which runs year-round and has a strong emphasis on social justice and equity. We seek a candidate who will collaborate with us to create a scholarly community that promotes racial justice and equity and who actively strives in the larger effort to quash racism, oppression, discrimination, and marginalization in education systems. To support the EdD’s central focus on equity and social justice work, we seek a candidate who has demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion work in their research and practice.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.Minimum Qualifications:
We seek candidates with an earned doctorate in research methods or related educational field earned by August 15, 2022 (for August 2022 hire or December 2022 for January hire), from an appropriately accredited institution. Minimum requirements also include evidence of teaching or potential to teach research courses designed to serve multiple graduate programs in education (e.g., M.Ed., M.S., M.S.A. and Ed.D.), to mentor graduate students at all levels, to conduct and publish original research, and to provide service to the University and the professional community.Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to candidates who have; demonstrated competence in Improvement Science methods as well as experience in quantitative methods. Previous teaching in higher education, including online, face-to-face, and hybrid instructional delivery is preferred. In addition, preferred candidates will have knowledge of and/or experience in: teaching in a CPED (Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate) program, assisting graduate students with conducting and disseminating research, and collaborating on interdisciplinary and team curriculum development and instructional delivery. Preferred candidates will also present evidence of—or potential for—an active research agenda and securing grants.Position Type:
Permanent Full-TimeNumber of Months Per Year:
05/03/2022Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been selected for hire.Background/E-Verify:
Application must be made online. Please attach the following: Cover letter of application addressing the faculty role responsibilities, required qualifications, and preferred qualifications. A current vita, Unofficial Transcripts, and a listing of three professional references with complete contact information.
For questions or more information, contact: Robert Crow, Search Committee Chair at [email protected]
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Credential Verification:
Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.AA/EOE:
Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.University Safety:
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]
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