The Department of Educational Leadership within the Watson College of Education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) seeks an outstanding educator and scholar for a nine-month tenure-track faculty position (Assistant or Associate Professor, depending upon qualifications) for our graduate programs in Curriculum Studies in Equity and Curriculum and Instruction beginning fall semester, 2021.
Primary responsibilities for this position include:
Developing and teaching campus-based and web-enhanced hybrid courses or fully online courses in dynamic graduate programs focused on equity, diverse knowledge systems, anti-racism, and transformative praxis.
Assisting in the ongoing growth and development of the Curriculum and Instruction concentration of the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and the M.Ed. in Curriculum Studies for Equity.
Advising students through completion of internships, culminating projects, and/or dissertations
Maintaining an active scholarship agenda
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Applicants for this position must hold a terminal degree (i.e., Ph.D., Ed.D.) in Curriculum and Instruction, Sociology of Education, or related field (e.g., Cultural Anthropology, Social Justice Education) from an accredited (U.S.) or certified (international) postsecondary institution.
ABD candidates may be considered, dependent upon projected date that the terminal degree will be conferred.
Demonstrated evidence of the ways research, teaching, and service contribute to building and sustaining equitable, diverse, and inclusive communities.
If candidate is ABD, it is preferred that the terminal degree be in-hand by beginning date of appointment.
Evidence of or potential for scholarship, research, teaching, and practice that advances access, equity, education quality and learning of historically marginalized and underrepresented youth and the leaders who serve them.
Evidence of successful college-level teaching in campus-based and web-enhanced hybrid courses or fully online courses.
Experience leading and conducting research through a culturally responsive lens related to or within diverse settings with individuals in our communities.
Record of curriculum leadership cultivating place-based, asset/sustaining pedagogy approaches to learning and teaching in K12, informal learning, nonprofit, and/or research organization.
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student environment and commitment to do so as a faculty member at UNCW.
Applicants for a senior appointment must have a substantial publication record, current research agenda, a successful record of teaching, and evidence of faculty leadership.
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:
The Department of Educational Leadership in the Watson College of Education is a diverse and dynamic group of educators and scholars committed to improving leadership at all levels of education. Through our teaching, scholarship, and service, we facilitate understanding, research, and implementation of practices that promote social justice, global perspectives, creativity and innovation, and capacity building—practices we believe are essential to educational leadership.
The Department of Educational Leadership is committed to the preparation, support and collaboration with educators who seek or hold leadership positions in schools, school districts, boards, state and federal departments, agencies or higher education. The Department of Educational Leadership offers four master's-level graduate programs (Curriculum Studies in Equity, Evaluation and Organizational Learning, Higher Education, and School Administration) and three concentrations within the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Administration, and Higher Education), as well an undergraduate minor in Leadership Studies, and four post-baccalaureate certificates (Coaching and Mentoring, College Teaching and Learning, Community College Leadership, and Evaluation).
The Watson College of Education (WCE) (www.uncw.edu/ed) is a rapidly growing college with over 65 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 Secondary Education, and master's and doctoral programs in the Department of Educational Leadership. It offers several international study programs, a newly developed laboratory school, and maintains partnerships with numerous school districts, community colleges, and colleges/universities in the region. The Watson College of Education is committed to the essential and vital work of building a diverse professional community that — with intention and conviction –has at its center the inherent value of equity, inclusion, and social justice. As a college of education, we must be committed to the intrinsic value of all learners in all communities, who represent the totality of who we are as human beings. As we build, we must also dismantle racist and colonizing structures and practices in our college, at our university, and in our world. Therefore, we seek colleagues who will contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity inclusion, and social justice by sharing in our ongoing work and struggle to create the college and professional community our world needs.
Candidates will provide a cover letter speaking to their interest in the position and relevant experience and credentials.
In the cover letter candidates should speak specifically to the ways their research, teaching, and service will contribute to building and sustaining equitable, diverse, and inclusive communities.
Prior to the official appointment to the university, the candidate(s) selected for hire must be able to demonstrate eligibility to teach assigned courses by successfully meeting the credentialing requirements based on official transcripts and other documentation as required.
Please note that a minimum of three professional references are required for all applications.
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.
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About The University of North Carolina Wilmington
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, nati...onal origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.