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Program Director & Clinical Faculty for Online EdD in Organizational Leadership

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School of Education - 340100

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Permanent Faculty

Working Title:

Program Director & Clinical Faculty for Online EdD in Organizational Leadership

Appointment Type:

Fixed Term Faculty

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Full Time

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Position Location:

North Carolina, US

Hiring Range:

Dependent on qualifications

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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:

Established in 1793 as the first public university in the nation, Carolina 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 21st by US News & World Report, is among the best in the nation and boasts nationally recognized programs in educational policy, organization, and leadership.

The School of Education is an academic unit reporting to the Provost. The School is a major center of research, teaching, and public service within the State of North Carolina, the nation, and the world. The School offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs. The mission of the School of Education is to conduct research, and generate basic and applied knowledge about human development, educational technology and entrepreneurship, teaching and learning, school counseling, school psychology, administration, as well as educational policy and leadership; prepare leaders in the profession of education by conducting outstanding research, teaching, and service; and assist in the development of strong and effective public schools in North Carolina. In order to fulfill its mission, the School is organized into three academic divisions: (1) Culture, Curriculum, & Teacher Education (CCATE), (2) Learning, Development & Psychological Sciences (LDPS), and (3) Educational Policy, Organization, & Leadership (EPOL).

Position Summary:

The School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Carolina) seeks an experienced scholar and administrator to serve as the inaugural program director for the newly created online EdD in Organizational Leadership. The program director will play a central role in the program’s administration, coordination, and teaching. This is a full-time, fixed-term, 12-month appointment at the rank of clinical assistant, associate, or full professor. The target start date is November 1, 2023, and is negotiable, with an initial 3-year appointment. The appointment is renewable and contingent on performance and availability of funds.

The position is a unique opportunity to lead the School of Education’s new online EdD program in Organizational Leadership. The three-year program is designed for working professionals with leadership experience who are motivated to effect continuous improvement and systemic sustainable change across nonprofit, private, and community organizations, government agencies, businesses, and schools. The successful candidate will:

* Manage and represent the program: Represent the program to both internal and external audiences, provide oversight and management of all key operational areas of program delivery, and ensure the achievement of program metrics and outcomes.
* Curriculum development and maintenance: Work with faculty to define and continue to evolve the curriculum and co-curricular elements of the program and facilitate course development and updates as needed in alignment with curriculum design and program goals.
* Teaching: Teach courses in the program commensurate with their expertise.
* Admissions process: Oversee admissions criteria and a rolling admissions process, provide guidance to team members and faculty reviewing applications, and facilitate timely review of applications.
* Instructor management: Identify instructors needed for course delivery and oversee the hiring, section assignments, support, and assessment of section instructors.
* Student support oversight: Ensure student services personnel have and use accurate curriculum and program information when guiding students. Review and help resolve, or facilitate the resolution, of student issues and requests requiring academic approval.
* Support culminating experiences: Facilitate the management, and ensure completion and documentation, of capstone projects in accordance with School of Education and Graduate School requirements.
* Design, support, and participate in immersions: As appropriate, lead and/or participate in the creation and implementation of in-person experiences for the program.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

An earned doctorate in organizational leadership or closely related fields is required. The position requires experience in curriculum and course development, as well as teaching in, and/or management of, online graduate programs in organizational leadership or a closely aligned field. Successful candidates also will have leadership experience in nonprofit, community, or business settings and a demonstrated ability to draw connections between social science research and leadership practice.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:

Recent professional experience with directing and teaching in graduate online programs in organizational leadership or closely related fields is highly preferred.

Campus Security Authority Responsibilities:

Not Applicable.

Special Instructions:

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 August 1, 2023, at which time the search committee will begin reviewing applications. The search will remain open until filled. For more information, email the Search Chair, Dr. Thad Domina,


The nation’s first public university is at the heart of what’s next, preparing a diverse student body to become creators, explorers, innovators and leaders in North Carolina and throughout the world. Carolina’s nationally recognized, innovative teaching, campus-wide spirit of inquiry and dedication to public service continue the legacy that began in 1795 when the University first opened its doors to students.

Here, in one of America's most beautiful college settings, we offer exceptional careers in richly diverse fields. Come explore what UNC-Chapel Hill has to offer you.

Undergraduate Enrollment: 19,117

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,894

Total Student Enrollment: 30,011

Founded: 1789, as the first state university in the United States

Type of Institution: Public, four-year

Undergraduate Admission: 15,961

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,039

Total Student Enrollment: 26,000

Faculty: 3,000

Percentage of faculty who hold Ph.D.s or the highest degrees in their field: 94 percent

Faculty/student ratio: 1/14

Location: UNC is located in the heart of Chapel Hill, the best college town in America! It's a friendly town of about 40,000 in the geographical center of North Carolina. Chapel Hill is at the western point of the Research Triangle, an area of about one million people, comprised of Chapel Hill, the cities of Durham and Raleigh, and the Research Triangle Park, home of many corporate offices and scientific research centers. Carolina is about 30 miles from the state capital, Raleigh, and 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Chapel Hill's main street, Franklin Street, borders the campus and offers shops, coffee houses, cafés, movie theaters and houses of worship. The town has a historic district, museum, library, parks, malls, and many recreational facilities.

Origins of Carolina's students: 82 percent of UNC's freshmen are from North Carolina and 18 percent are from out-of-state. Our students come from 42 different states and our international students represent 37 countries.

Size of freshman class: Approximately 3,400

Class size: Barely five percent of undergraduate classes contain more than 100 students; two-thirds of undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students. Forty-one percent have fewer than 20 students, including First Year Seminars, in which first-year students work closely with professors.

Sports and athletic programs: UNC is an NCAA Division I school with 28 varsity teams. Carolina is the proud home of the Dean Smith Center, Kenan Stadium, Carmichael Auditorium, Koury Natatorium, and many other fine athletic facilities. Students join more than 60 intramural and club sports, which include baseball, bowling, crew, golf, lacrosse, rock climbing, rugby, tae kwon do, and ultimate frisbee. The Student Recreation Center offers weight training, aerobics, stair machines, and all the equipment you would expect to find at a great health club! Carolina offers a newly renovated outdoor pool and indoor pools, a golf course, tennis courts, and the longest zipline in America!

Number of residence halls: Incoming undergraduates will live in one of Carolina's 29 residence halls, which are wired for Internet access and cable television.

Scholarships and financial aid: About 40 percent of UNC-Chapel Hill students receive scholarships and/or some form of financial aid.

Special research institutes: Institute for Research in Social Science, Institute of Outdoor Drama, Morehead Planetarium, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Institute of Government, Institute of African American Research.

Career services: On-campus counseling, job fairs, résumé writing service, internships, placement services.

Technological facilities: Students find multiple uses for Carolina's state-of-the-art technological resources. They can access Carolina's computer services through Academic Technology and Networks, which manages academic computing, e-mail, microcomputing labs, interactive media presentation, video and classroom support, and a help desk. The MetaLab oversees the development of SunSITE, one of the world's busiest digital library and electronic publishing projects.

Students may open e-mail accounts, and many use campus computer resources to construct personal Web pages. Students in residence halls have hardwired network connections to the Internet and cable television in their rooms. At the ATN Training center, students may take classes on software packages and utilities. Computer labs are available for student use all over campus.

Carolina Computing Initiative: Beginning with the freshman class of 2000, undergraduates must purchase laptop computers. The University has arranged for IBM to offer computers at excellent prices. Students, faculty, and staff will enjoy cost savings, higher quality compatible equipment, and better technical support through CCI.

The Study Abroad program allows students to live and learn in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Rim, Africa, and the Americas.

The Honors Program offers special seminars, research programs, and the chance to design your own independent studies.

Carolina students spend time in public service through student organizations, the Campus Y, the Carolina Center for Public Service, and courses that incorporate community service.

UNC's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a national collegiate honor society, is the oldest in North Carolina, dating from 1904. There are many other honorary societies at Carolina.

UNC offers ROTC programs in all branches of national military service.

Through the First Year Seminars program, first year students will understand what it means to study at a premier research university. They will learn from faculty members and share in their research in seminars of no more than 20 students.

Life outside the classroom: More than 370 clubs, teams, and student organizations offer something for everyone! You can choose from among musical and dramatic performing groups, publications, ethnic and religious clubs, the Campus Y and other service organizations, fraternities and sororities, and pre- professional organizations. Whatever your interests, you will find others at Carolina who share them!

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