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Department Head

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please include cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and contact information for three references. This position is for internal transfer only.

Posting Details

Posting Information

Vacancy Type Tenured/TT Faculty
Is Internal Transfer Only Yes
Working Title Department Head
Salary Range
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience
Position Number 00065685
Work Schedule Varies
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Department 131101 - Teacher Education and Learning Sciences
Department Teacher Education and Learning Sciences
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The College of Education at North Carolina State University is a voice of innovation for learning across the lifespan, preparing professionals who educate and lead. Our inquiry and practice reflect integrity, a commitment to social justice, and the value of diversity in a global community. The vision of the College of Education is to lead the way in North Carolina to increase success in education and narrow achievement gaps. Consistent with NC State’s land grant mission, we transform lives by emphasizing real world experiences through original research opportunities, comprehensive extension, and engagement activities and external partnerships. The College enrolls more than 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Our 122 faculty members together with the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation currently have more than $55 million in active research and development grants.

North Carolina State’s Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences (TELS) with more than 32 full-time faculty members, 14 part-time faculty members, and students offer the Ph.D., master’s degrees, and undergraduate degrees. Programs and areas of study include Elementary Education, Middle Grades English Language Arts and Social Studies Education, Learning, Design and Technology, New Literacies and Global Learning, Curriculum and Developmental Supervision, Special Education, Elementary Learning Sciences, Literacy and English Language Arts Education, and Educational Psychology.

Essential Job Duties

The TELS Department Head reports to the Dean of the College and works collaboratively with the College leadership to realize the vision and mission of the College. The Head is responsible for the administration of the Department and provides leadership to enhance the equality 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 professorial activities.

Other Work/Responsibilities
Minimum Education/Experience

PhD (or equivalent degree) and a distinguished record of scholarship sufficient for appointment as a full professor in the department.

Departmental Required Skills

Demonstrated success in significant faculty leadership roles and/or university administration.

The demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice, interdisciplinary work, and collegial leadership.

A distinguished record of scholarship sufficient for appointment as a full professor in the department.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

A successful record of grant pursuits is preferred and experience with outreach, funding agencies, and university administration is desirable.

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

Please include cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and contact information for three references.

This position is for internal transfer only.

Job Open Date 09/08/2017
Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date 07/01/2018

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.

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 verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about the position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a doctor’s degree, an equivalent degree, or equivalent professional experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you currently an NC State employee?
    • Yes
    • No

Application Materials Required

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents