Carolina's School of Education is hiring!

The School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is launching an ambitious and transformative strategic plan, which aims to position the school as a leader in redefining education for the 21st century. We are looking to expand our present areas of excellence, as well as build on new, emergent areas. We invite applications to fill positions across seven areas:

  • Curriculum Studies
  • Educational Leadership (up to two positions)
  • Human Development, Early Childhood Language and Literacy
  • Learning Sciences
  • Mathematics Education
  • Science Education
  • Special Education

These are full-time, 9-month, tenure track/tenure eligible appointments depending on rank at the time of hire. The proposed starting date is July 1, 2019.

Context

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Carolina), opened in 1793 as the first public university in the nation, is a doctoral-granting institution situated in the beautiful college town of Chapel Hill, N.C. Ranked fifth among public institutions by US News & World Report, and one of the original public ivy schools, Carolina has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world. We pride ourselves on a strong, diverse student body, unparalleled academic opportunities, and a value unmatched by any public university in the nation. The School of Education is among the best in the nation, and boasts a distinguished, 130-year history of leadership in research, development, and public engagement across a number of educational fields.

Responsibilities

Candidates will carry out a cutting-edge research program, actively pursue external funding, and contribute to collaborative and interdisciplinary research and instructional efforts across the School of Education and campus. Candidates also will (a) develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their primary disciplines and related areas delivered in face-to-face, online, and/or blended formats; (b) contribute to the ongoing development of undergraduate and graduate programs; (c) actively recruit and supervise graduate students; (d) support strategic initiatives across the School and campus; and (e) provide leadership and service at the local, state, and national levels.

Qualifications

Candidates at the Assistant Professor level must have an earned doctorate at the time of hire. Candidates at the Associate and Full levels must have an established record of research, funding, teaching, and service to meet the University’s requirements for tenure and appointment at the respective rank. Depending on rank, candidates will demonstrate a research program that will lead to an outstanding and sustained record of scholarship and securing external funding, or will already have such an established record. Candidates will have strong potential, or an established record, of outstanding university teaching and guiding students through dissertation research projects.

Salary and Starting Date

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with rank and experience.

The proposed starting date is July 1, 2019.

Application Process

To apply for any of these positions, click the corresponding link below. Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of four references with full contact information, using the online application. For full consideration, all application materials should be received by [date] at which time the search committee will begin reviewing applications. The search will remain open until filled. For more information, email the corresponding search committee chair listed below.

Educational and Specific Requirements

Curriculum Studies

  • An earned doctorate in curriculum or a closely related field

For more information, email the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Lynda Stone, at lstone@email.unc.edu.

Click here to apply.

Educational Leadership

Up to two positions

  • An earned doctorate in educational leadership or a closely related field
  • Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in research/practice partnerships; a commitment to conducting research in collaboration with educational leaders that is responsive to problems of practice; and a facility with using research evidence and/or data to improve schools as organizations.

For more information, email the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Thurston Domina, at tdomina@unc.edu.

Click here to apply.

Human Development, Early Childhood Language and Literacy

  • An earned doctorate in human development and family studies, language and literacy, psychology, or a closely related field.
  • Candidates will have strong potential, or an established record, of outstanding university teaching and guiding students through dissertation research projects.

For more information, email the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Steve Knotek at sknotek@email.unc.edu.

Click here to apply.

Learning Sciences

  • An earned doctorate in the learning sciences, educational psychology, teaching and learning in the content areas, or closely related fields.
  • The positions require a clear and characteristic focus on:
    • the design and scale-up of innovative learning technologies and/or digital learning environments (e.g., virtual and augmented realities; serious gaming; embodied learning through making; handheld and networked devices; computer-supported collaborative learning);
    • empirical and theoretical studies of the cognitive and sociocultural structures, processes, and mechanisms that underly technology-enhanced learning environments; and/or
    • design-based learning sciences research in real-world learning environments.
  • The candidate’s research can focus on any learning environment (e.g., schools, museums, libraries, after-school programs, culturally embedded practices, etc.) and any subject area (e.g., math, science, art and design, history, etc.).

For more information, email the Search Committee Chair, Keith Sawyer, at ksawyer@unc.edu.

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Mathematics Education

  • An earned doctorate in mathematics education or a closely related field
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates with a scholarly and research focus on the teaching of mathematics and/or mathematics teacher education.
  • A focus on the applications of cutting edge-digital ecologies to the teaching and learning of mathematics, and/or mathematics teacher education is preferred.

For more information, email the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Gregory Cizek, at cizek@unc.edu.

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Science Education

  • An earned doctorate in science education or a closely related field
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates with a scholarly and research focus on the teaching of science and/or science teacher education.
  • A focus on the applications of cutting edge-digital ecologies to the teaching and learning of science, and/or science teacher education is preferred.

For more information, email the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jill Hamm, at jill.hamm@unc.edu.

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Special Education

  • An earned doctorate in special education or a closely related field

For more information, email the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Harriet Able, at hable@email.unc.edu.

Click here to apply.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran