SOE News

Searches under way for new practitioner position and other faculty positions

The School of Education invites applications for a practitioner faculty position and two other faculty positions. Brief descriptions of the positions follow. More information is available on the Web site of the UNC-Chapel Hill Office of Human Resources, or from the search committee chairs, who are designated below. The three open positions are:

P-12 Distinguished Educator

The School is seeking to hire a public school educator for a newly created P-12 Distinguished Educator position. This person will work with the faculty and dean to deepen and extend the School’s collaboration with P-12 schools and districts and their communities. The position will be for a fixed term of three years, nine months/year.  Candidates should have classroom experience in high-need schools and a commitment to improving learning opportunities for students and families in the most challenging settings.  

For more information, read the full position description or contact the search committee chair, Associate Professor Cheryl Bolick, at cbolick@unc.edu.

Special Education

The School is searching for a faculty member in special education to fill a new tenure-track, open rank position. Candidates should have excellent teaching skills and will contribute to the School’s doctoral, master’s and undergraduate programs. In addition, candidates should have the potential to develop, or have already established, a funded program of research in an area that enhances the School’s strengths. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in working with adolescents and young adults with special needs.

For more information, read the full position description or contact the search committee co-chairs, Associate Professor Harriet Able, at hable@email.unc.edu, or Professor Sam Odom, at slodom@unc.edu.

Educational Leadership

The School is seeking to fill a tenure-track, open rank position in educational leadership. Responsibilities will include teaching courses, conducting research, publishing successfully, advising graduate students and interns, working with practitioners, and assisting with program and curriculum development. Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in addressing issues of social justice as well as experience in contexts involving diversity. Candidates also should be successful researchers who have experience with professional research presentations.   

For more information, read the full position description or contact the search committee chair, R. Wendell Eaves Sr. Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership Fenwick English, at fenglish@email.unc.edu.