University of North Carolina Wilmington — Visiting Assistant Professor – Curriculum and Instruction

Brief Summary of Work for this Position
The Department of Educational Leadership within the Watson College of Education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) seeks an outstanding Visiting Assistant Professor for a nine-month, non- tenure-track/non-tenured position in our graduate programs in Curriculum Studies in Equity and Curriculum and Instruction beginning August 2022. This is a one-year fixed-term appointment, renewable year-to-year, up to three years. Primary responsibilities for this position include:

  • Developing and teaching graduate courses focused on equity, diverse knowledge systems, anti-racism, transformative praxis, decolonization, and issues of import to education globally [Face-2-Face, hybrid, and/or online]
  • Contributing expertise to the development of the Curriculum and Instruction concentration of the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and the M.Ed. in Curriculum Studies for Equity
  • Engaging in scholarly activities through research, presentations, and/or involvement in professional/scholarly associations
  • Actively participating in departmental service including mentoring students, serving on doctoral committees, and assisting with the administration of programs.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Applicants for this position must hold a terminal degree (i.e., Ph.D., Ed.D.) in Curriculum and Instruction, Social or Cultural Foundations of Education, Sociology of Education, or related field (e.g., Cultural Anthropology) from an accredited (U.S.) or certified (International) postsecondary institution. ABD candidates may be considered depending on the expected completion date.

Demonstrated evidence of ways research, teaching, and service contribute to building and sustaining equitable, diverse, and inclusive communities.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Evidence of or potential for scholarship, research, teaching, or practice that advances equity, diverse knowledge systems, anti-racism, transformative praxis, decolonization, and issues of import to education globally
  • Evidence of successful college-level teaching [Face-2-Face, hybrid, and/or online]
  • Experience leading and conducting research through critical social theories
  • Experience with community engagement for advancing equity in Indigenous, K12, post-secondary, informal learning, nonprofit, police, military, health care, research, or other contexts
  • If the candidate is ABD, the terminal degree should be conferred by August 1, 2022.

Primary Function 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).

College/School Information
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.

University Information
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

Please apply online at https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/23254

Special Notes to Applicants
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.

EEO Statement
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.

Eligibility for Employment
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington 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.

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