North Carolina State University — Department Head of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development

The Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development (ELPHD) seeks a new department head to work collaboratively with the College leadership team to realize the vision and mission of the College.

About the Program
The Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development with more than 850 students and 44 full-time faculty members, offers graduate programs in Adult, Workforce and Continuing Professional Education Counselor Education; Educational Leadership; Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis; and Higher Education. The Department emphasizes exemplary scholarship, teaching, and service in the context of a university education and has a vibrant research culture that inspires and guides students through teaching, advising, and dissertation supervision. As researchers and teachers, the faculty explore complex and pressing contemporary issues and problems facing education and society with a view toward solutions that will make a real, positive difference for students and higher education institutions.

Position Details
The Head is responsible for the administration of the department and provides leadership to enhance the quality and impact of faculty research, teaching, and service efforts. He or she recruits, recommends, hires, and supervises faculty and departmental staff, and manages departmental budgets.

The Head promotes the department through representation in college, university, and external strategic initiatives. The Department Head may also engage in research, teaching, publication, externally funded projects, and other professional activities.

Required Qualifications
Candidates should possess a doctorate in counselor education, educational leadership, policy studies, higher education, adult and community college education, or a closely related discipline or field; have a demonstrated success in significant leadership roles and/or university administration and working with diverse groups, team building, and fostering partnerships; a distinguished record of scholarship sufficient for appointment as a full professor in the department; and a demonstrated commitment to anti-racism, diversity, social justice, and collaboration.

Application Process
Application materials should include a letter of interest, curriculum vita, and names and contact information for three references. General inquiries can be sent directly to Dr. John Lee, Search Committee Chair, at

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About the NC State College of Education
The NC State College of Education leads the way in North Carolina in preparing professionals, conducting research, and engaging communities to improve educational outcomes for all learners across the state and beyond. With two-thirds of its faculty grant active and over 120 funded research projects totaling over $90-plus million, the college ranks No. 1 in education research productivity in North Carolina and among the Top 5% of colleges of education in the nation. They address society’s most pressing educational challenges and convert their research to action and innovative solutions that transform teaching and learning environments across the lifespan, with particular strengths in improving technology-enhanced learning and teaching in STEM education and literacy; anti-racism education, increasing diversity, equity and access in education; and innovating leadership development.

The college is composed of three academic departments: Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education; and Teacher Education and Learning Sciences, with approximately 124 faculty members and 92 support and professional staff. The college’s 1,700 undergraduate and graduate students study across 60-plus degree programs that deliver highly-engaged and personalized academic experiences that prepare them to lead in the field of education. The college is also home to the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research.

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. If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit. NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.