The Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations (ELC) in the School of Education seeks an accomplished and visionary tenured faculty member at the rank of Associate or Full Professor who will serve as Chair of the Department.
ELC is both practitioner and research intensive. We are committed to the values of equity and social justice, democratic participation, caring, and educational quality and innovation in schools and throughout the public realm. With these values in mind, we seek to understand and change the theories, policies, and practices that are enacted in schools, communities, and other educational and cultural contexts. We endeavor to prepare exceptional educational leaders who are intent on transforming education and critically engaged academics who seek to challenge the intellectual status quo. We offer on-campus programming as well as a range of alternative programs and courses, including web-based instruction and distance education.
The Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations is housed within the School of Education at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, which The Carnegie Foundation has classified as a higher-research activity university and has certified as a community-engaged institution in both curricular engagement and outreach and partnerships. UNCG, a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in the state with an undergraduate population of 44% ethnic minority students. UNCG is proud of the diversity of its student body and our commitment to student success and we seek to attract an equally diverse and committed applicant pool for this position.
For more information about the Department of Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations, please visit https://soe.uncg.edu/academics/departments/elc/
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As chair, core responsibilities include the administration and stewardship of the department’s financial and human resources to sustain and extend the work of the department, including budget management, faculty mentoring, workload agreements and performance management, staff supervision, representation and promotion of the department within UNCG and beyond, external partnerships and contract management, and other duties required as Chair.
Candidates must have an earned doctorate in educational leadership, cultural foundations of education, or related field and have attained the rank of tenured Associate Professor or higher as well as have evidence of high-quality scholarship relevant to department focus.
In addition, candidates must have ample experience teaching graduate students and have served as a mentor to include chairing dissertations and serving on doctoral committees in educational leadership, policy, foundations, and/or cultural studies and related fields.
Candidates must present evidence of collaborative and democratic leadership as well as demonstrate their administrative abilities, excellent interpersonal skills, and their strong commitment to teaching, scholarship, research, community engagement, and support of service activities.
The individual must be able to both reflect and enhance the broad directions of the department. Specifically, the individual must be able to speak to both the educational leadership and the cultural foundations concerns of the department and exhibit a commitment to educational equity, human dignity, and democratic values. The candidate must be able to communicate effectively with school district and other educational and community leaders.
Applicants who are committed to building community across difference (e.g., race/ethnicity, gender/sexuality, (dis)ability, culture, perspective, academic specialty, and/or method of inquiry) are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate is an innovative and energetic leader who will make significant contributions to our practitioner-based masters and doctoral programs and scholar-focused PhD program. We seek a collegial department head who can provide visionary leadership and direction to a dynamic department; guide shared governance through transparency and involvement of faculty and staff in departmental decision-making; encourage cross-disciplinary work that promotes collaboration and community engagement; and contribute to the common interests of the School of Education.
We are looking for candidates whose primary area of research is in either educational leadership or cultural foundations of education, or related areas, such as, organizational studies and educational policy. We also value scholars whose work is interdisciplinary and intersectional in nature. That is, their leadership, scholarship, and teaching are informed by culture, history, religion, indigeneity, Women’s and Gender Studies, and/or African American Studies, for example.
While our primary desire is for candidates who have earned the rank of Professor, we are also happy to consider candidates who are currently tenured Associate Professors, especially those who may qualify for advancement to Full Professor at UNC Greensboro upon hire.
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About UNC Greensboro
UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a higher-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with nearly 20,000 students and over 2,700 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNCG 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 uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.