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Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership (Tenure Track)

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Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership (Tenure Track)

Position Type:

Administration - Faculty

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 in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is seeking applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership.

Position Summary:

The Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations (ELC) offers Master’s, Ed.D., and Ph.D. degrees and several post-masters certificates at the intersecting areas of educational leadership and cultural studies. We offer on-campus programming as well as a range of online and hybrid options. We explore issues related to equity, social justice, democracy, and access in schools and throughout the public realm. We seek to understand the theories, policies, and practices that are enacted in schools, communities, and other educational and cultural contexts, and disrupt unjust practices. We are interested in attracting candidates who add to the diversity of the department in terms of race, gender, culture, perspective, academic specialty, and method of inquiry.

The department seeks an individual with a strong commitment to teaching, scholarship, research, community engagement, and doctoral advising/mentoring. The individual must be able to reflect and enhance the broad directions of the department in both educational leadership and cultural foundations. The successful candidate will demonstrate their understanding of an ability to advance the School of Education’s mission and vision (, the UNCG strategic plan (, as well as the goals articulated in the UNC System’s strategic plan ( and including teaching and scholarship that supports the diversity represented at UNC Greensboro and in our profession.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates must possess a doctorate or be advanced to candidacy (i.e., “ABD”) and close to doctoral degree completion in Educational Leadership, Policy, or a closely related area. In addition, they must be able to contribute to, and teach in, our MSA and PMC programs in principal preparation. They must have knowledge of current issues and theoretical trends in the field of education related to equity, diversity, inclusion, social justice, and critical perspectives on education and schooling.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred qualifications include K-12 leadership experience; expertise and scholarship related to leadership theory and school improvement; ability to teach classes related to culture and cultural responsiveness; experience working in collaboration with schools, school districts, and other educational agencies; and capability and/or willingness to teach online.

Tenure Status:

Tenure Track

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application Deadline:
A review of applications will begin November 15th, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Application Procedure:
Submit letter of interest that addresses the following: educational leadership background and preparation, teaching experience and philosophy, research agenda, mentoring experiences, and service/community engagement interests and experiences. In addition, submit vita, and the names and telephone numbers of three references electronically via UNCG Job Search (People Admin) portal. References will be contacted to upload a Recommendation Letter in People Admin when the applicant is shortlisted for an interview.

Please contact Dr. Kathy Hytten, ELC Faculty Search Committee Chair, at

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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