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Department: 131601 – Educational Leadership, Policy & Human Development

Essential Job Duties:

The Department of Leadership, Policy, and Human Development ( ELPHD) at North Carolina State University invites candidates for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in K-12 Educational Leadership with expertise in school improvement to begin in August 2018. The successful candidate will focus on improving education with high impact research, securing external funding, engaging in transformative teaching, and demonstrating dynamic engagement with high-need schools and systems.

We welcome applications from scholars with an earned doctorate in educational leadership, educational policy, or a related field. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to social justice, equity, diversity, and show evidence of an established program of research. The position requires evidence of successful collaboration with faculty colleagues, educational professionals and/or policy makers, and the potential to prepare effective educational leaders to improve learner success through graduate teaching, mentoring and dissertation supervision. Experience working with minoritized students, rural communities, and/or historically underserved schools and communities as well as digitalized teaching and learning in schools and across districts and state communities is highly desirable. The position provides support for on-campus and distance education masters and doctoral programs in Educational Leadership.

Primary duties include:

  • Conduct scholarly research on pressing educational problems, generate external grant-funding, and publish and communicate in high impact journals.
  • Provide leadership and work collaboratively with policy makers and K-12 school leaders at the local, state and national levels to further enhance high-need schools and systems and to improve learner success for a diverse society and global workforce.
  • Teach graduate courses in the master’s and doctoral program in Educational Leadership in Raleigh, NC and the site-based programs at various cohort locations within easy driving distance.
  • Recruit and advise graduate students and serve on doctoral committees in ELPHD.
  • Contribute to the intellectual diversity of the department.
  • Mentor graduate students and work with diverse students, staff, and community members.

Minimum Experience/Education:

Requires doctor’s degree, an equivalent degree, or equivalent professional experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Research focus on important areas of K-12 education leadership and policy, such as student achievement, educational attainment, teacher and leader quality and effectiveness, access and equity, and education reform
  • Ability to work effectively with policy makers and community leaders
  • Capacity to attract and supervise graduate students
  • Visionary leadership
  • Interest in contributing to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and outreach

Preferred Qualifications:

  • K-12 administrative experience preferred

Required license or certification:


Position Number: 00106028

AA/EEO Statement:

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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