Job Details

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Assistant Professor in Community College Leadership

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Commensurate with education and experience

Work Schedule:


Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development

About the Department:

About the NC State College of EducationAs one of the nation’s top-ranked public colleges of education, NC State’s College of Education leads the way in North Carolina in preparing extraordinary educators, conducting transformational research, and engaging communities where they are to improve the educational outcomes of all learners and advance the greater good.
The college’s faculty are widely-recognized thought-leaders who use their research to transform the practice of teaching, learning, and leading. They have particular strengths in improving technology-enhanced learning and teaching; fostering community-based learning and PK-16 partnerships; increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in education; and innovating leadership and workforce development, educational policy, and evaluation. About two-thirds of the faculty are grant active. They are engaged in over 100 active projects totaling more than $85 million with a three-year average of $26 million in grants awarded, making them the most productive in terms of research activity compared with other colleges of education in North Carolina and among the Top 5% in the nation. In FY22, the college’s research expenditures exceeded $15.9 million.
The college has over 1,900 students studying across five graduate certificates, seven undergraduate majors, two undergraduate minors, 13 master’s degrees, three Ph.D., and two Ed.D. programs housed in three academic departments: Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education; and Teacher Education and Learning Sciences, with approximately 130 tenure-track and professional-track faculty, 110 support and professional staff, and about 160 graduate and teaching assistants. The College of Education is also home to the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.
The college has over 17,000 living alumni, with over 5,000 working in public schools in North Carolina. Those who are teachers rate the highest in effectiveness on surveys of school employers in North Carolina.
About the Department of Education Leadership, Policy, and Human DevelopmentThe Department of Education Leadership, Policy, and Human Development (ELPHD) comprises 40 full-time faculty members and more than 750 students. ELPHD advances education through scholarship, leadership, and advocacy. Faculty in ELPHD prepare counselors, educational leaders, and workplace professionals who are committed to equity and social justice and aim to improve education—from K-12 schools, to community colleges and universities, to workplace training—through applied theory, rigorous research, professional ethics, and data-driven best practice. ELPHD offers graduate programs in Adult and Lifelong Education; Community College Leadership; Counselor Education; Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis; Educational Leadership; and Higher Education Opportunity, Equity, and Justice. The department emphasizes exemplary scholarship, teaching, and service in the context of a university education and has a vibrant research culture that inspires and guides students through teaching, advising, and dissertation supervision. As researchers and teachers, the faculty explore complex and pressing contemporary issues and problems facing education and society with a view toward solutions that will make a real, positive difference for students and higher education institutions.
About Our Commitment to DEINC State University and the College of Education are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their experience, research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Our community values diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. As a public university — a university of the people — it’s essential to welcome and support everyone in our community. That’s why a commitment to a stronger and more inclusive institutional culture is enshrined in the NC State’s strategic plan ( and we expect everyone in the Wolfpack community to champion this work and to give of their time, effort and talent to support it.

Essential Job Duties:

The Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development seeks an exceptional candidate to work in the area of Community College and Career Education. This appointment will be a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in the Community College program area. The position provides focused leadership and support for the Ed.D. program in Community College Leadership and an on-campus Ph.D. with a concentration in community college and career education. The leadership, scholarship, and teaching of this new colleague will be expected to enhance the diversity and excellence of the academic community and contribute to the College of Education’s overarching goal of leading the way in North Carolina and beyond to increase educational success and narrow achievement gaps.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintain a record of scholarly research, publication, and externally sponsored work with a content focus on community college and/or workforce development;
  • Develop courses for the Ed.D. program in community college leadership and Ph.D. concentration in community college and career education, and contribute to program design, development, and evaluation of programs;
  • Chair dissertations in the Ed.D. (applied problems of practice) and Ph.D.
  • Teach (hybrid, face-to-face, and online) courses;
  • Effectively recruit, guide, and advise graduate students in the Ed.D. and Ph.D. programs; Provide collaborative leadership to advance the success of students to solve problems, with particular attention to research and scholarship in one or more of the areas; student success, workforce development, labor market outcomes, alignment of education and work, or work-based learning
  • Contribute to program design, development, and evaluation of programs;
  • Contribute to the overall departmental, college, and university missions through research, teaching, and engagement/outreach service; and
  • Engage in collaborative curriculum design and planning, contribute to the intellectual diversity of the department and mentor doctoral students.

Other Responsibilities:

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Candidates must have an earned doctorate in higher or human resource education or a related area with the ability to develop scholarship and research.
  • A minimum of five years of work experience in workforce, higher education, community college, or equivalent settings;

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and apply skills of equitable and effective digital instructional technologies within courses;
  • Clear commitment to interdisciplinary and collaborating with faculty in and outside of the institution;
  • Plan to develop an established record of scholarly research and publication appropriate for a Research University (very high research activity).
  • Training in research methods including both quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Ability and desire to obtain large funded research as PI or Co-PI
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with diverse students as well as to prepare future education professionals to work with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching research methods courses or related training
  • Past funded research as PI or Co-PI
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience in the development of research scholars including mentoring, collaborations, and training of researchers
  • Successful experience teaching graduate students at the doctoral and masters level
  • Experience with design thinking
  • Background in postsecondary education (CTE, workforce development, or transfer)
  • Prior experience working on a community college campus

Required License(s) or Certification(s):


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application materials should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three professional references.

General inquiries may be sent directly to Dr. Ken Ender, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected]

The review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled, with a projected start date of August 16, 2023.

Position Number:


Position Type:

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



9 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

131601 - Educational Leadership, Policy & Human Development


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University 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.


NC State: Think and Do

NC State was founded with a purpose: to create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity for the people of North Carolina and the country. We began as a land-grant institution teaching the agricultural and mechanical arts. Today, we're a pre-eminent research enterprise with 12 colleges excelling in all major academic fields.

NC State studentsOur 34,000 high-performing students take what they learn in the classroom and apply it in the real world by conducting research, working in internships and co-ops, and performing acts of world-changing service. That experiential education ensures that they leave here ready to lead the workforce. NC State's 13:1 student-faculty ratio is one of the reasons why we're the best college for your money in North Carolina (Money) and the No. 5 best value among public universities nationally (U.S. News & World Report).

Overcoming Challenges, Improving Lives

NC State is one of only two universities in the nation leading two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers — one developing wearable, self-powered health monitors, and the other researching smart-grid technology. We’re also leading interdisciplinary efforts to curb nuclear proliferation, help farmers confront climate change and build a new American manufacturing sector.

Our research doesn't just get published in a journal or sit on a shelf; it makes an impact. NC State is No. 6 nationwide in commercialization agreements based on university research, and we're No. 2 among universities without a medical school. Our Cooperative Extension Service provides research-based information to citizens in all 100 North Carolina counties. In addition, our industrial extension unit — Industry Expansion Solutions — has created an economic benefit for the state's manufacturers averaging $149 million per year since 2005.

Bright Minds Creating a Bold Future

NC State’s 9,000 faculty and staff are world leaders in their fields, bridging the divides between academic disciplines and training high-caliber students to meet tomorrow’s challenges. NC State students won two Goldwater scholarships, five Fulbright scholarships, one Churchill scholarship and a record-breaking 25 National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships in the 2016-2017 academic year. In addition, 25 faculty are members of the National Academies.

NC State bldg in darkOur Centennial Campus, an award-winning public-private research campus, is home to more than 70 partner organizations working alongside more than 70 NC State research and academic units. Centennial is also the location of the innovative Hunt Library, which Time magazine has dubbed “the library of the future.”

In Raleigh and Around the World

It all happens in one of the best cities in America. A top spot for job-seekers and tech professionals, Raleigh is nationally recognized as a leading urban center:

NC State building oldWith Durham and Chapel Hill, Raleigh anchors the Research Triangle, a national hotspot for high-tech enterprise. The top companies in the region — including IBM, Cisco Systems, SAS Institute, Biogen Idec and GlaxoSmithKline — are among the country’s best employers. They also lead the way in hiring new NC State graduates.

More than 130 years after its creation, NC State continues to make its founding purpose a reality. Every day, our career-ready graduates and world-leading faculty make the fruits of learning and discovery available to people across the state, throughout the nation and around the world.

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