Watson College of Education
Chair, Department of Educational Leadership
(Curriculum, Instruction and Supervision; Higher Education; School Administration)
Position # 4050
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) is located in the coastal seaport of Wilmington, which is ideally situated between the Cape Fear River and Atlantic Ocean. Wilmington is a community of about 100,000, with an historic downtown that includes a dynamic arts community, unique shopping and fine dining, numerous parks and recreational facilities, and easy access to several beautiful beaches. UNCW enrolls about 13,733 undergraduate and graduate students on its 640 acre campus and several extension sites. It is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top universities of its kind in the South and by both Kiplinger’s and Forbes magazines as one of the best values in the nation.
The Watson College of Education (WCE) is a growing college with over 60 tenure-track faculty members working in undergraduate and master’s programs in the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education and the Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Special Education, and master’s and doctoral programs in the Department of Educational Leadership. It offers several international study programs and maintains partnerships with numerous school districts, community colleges and colleges/universities in the region. We are searching for an accomplished, energetic, visionary and well-organized teacher/scholar to serve as Associate or Full Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership. The preferred starting date is July 2014. For more information about the Watson College, see http://www.uncw.edu/ed/.
Responsibilities of this position include:
- Lead the department’s growth in master’s programs in Curriculum, Instruction and Supervision, Higher Education, and School Administration; the Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership, with concentrations in the three program areas listed above; and an undergraduate minor in Leadership Studies
- Conduct the administrative business of the department and serve as a member of various organizational teams
- Guide and mentor faculty in the reappointment, tenure and promotion process
- Assist in the coordination of the Ed.D. program
- Represent the department to the Dean of the Watson College, cross-campus colleagues, and community partners
- Develop and teach face-to-face and online graduate and/or undergraduate courses in support of the department’s program areas
- Maintain an active research agenda and support grant initiatives
- Support school system, agency and international partnerships
- Advise graduate students
- Assist in the accreditation and report writing processes
- Provide leadership and service to the College and the University, as well as to the region and state and to the profession, through active participation in professional associations
Requirements include: Doctorate in Education (Ph.D. or Ed.D.); currently hold the rank of Associate or Full Professor; evidence of leadership skills to effectively manage a university department; a record of scholarly productivity in one of the program areas of the department; evidence of college level teaching excellence; and a strong commitment to and experience in affirming diversity in education. Academic rank will be awarded on hire based on appropriate professional experiences and record of accomplishments.
Priority review of applicants will begin on January 25, 2014, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants must complete the online application at http://consensus.uncw.edu. Required are: a letter of application, curriculum vita, copy of doctoral transcript, and contact information for three professional references. MS Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. Please direct questions to: Dr. Carol McNulty, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs and Chair of the Search Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dr. Kenneth Teitelbaum, Watson College Dean, email@example.com.
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.