Assistant Professor, Educational Research; Educational Research and Inquiry Methods

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 25, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Position Title Assistant Professor, Educational Research; Educational Research and Inquiry Methods External Link to Posting College Watson College of Ed - 31400 College Dept/School Leadership - 31441 Vacancy Number 16F-353 Position Number 524 Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus 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 faculty member for an Assistant Professor, nine-month tenure-track position in the new Evaluation and Organizational Learning program beginning fall semester, 2021.

Primary responsibilities for this position include:

• Developing and teaching campus-based and web-enhanced hybrid courses or fully online courses in a dynamic graduate program focusing on methodologies and methods for research and inquiry in education, educational settings, and learning-focused organizations.
• Assisting in the ongoing growth and development of the M.S. in evaluation and organizational learning and certificate in evaluation.
• Contributing to the further development of Ed.D. programs in higher education, including community college leadership; curriculum and instruction, including curriculum equity; and educational administration, including school and district-level leadership.
• Advising students through completion of internships, culminating projects, and/or dissertations
• Maintaining an active scholarship agenda

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Applicants for this position must hold a terminal degree (i.e., Ph.D., Ed.D.) in Educational Research, Evaluation or related field from an accredited (U.S.) or certified (international) postsecondary institution.

ABD candidates may be considered, dependent upon projected date that the doctorate degree will be conferred.

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

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

• If candidate is ABD, it is preferred that terminal degree be in hand by begin date of appointment.
• Experience leading evaluations and other applied inquiry projects.
• Experience conducting evaluation in contexts outside of formal education, such as community-based organizations, foundations, nonprofits, business and industry, government agencies, and/or health and human service organizations.
• Expertise and experience in organizational learning and evaluation capacity building.
• Expertise and experience in participatory evaluation approaches.
• Experience conducting evaluation in international contexts.
• Expertise and experience in critical evaluation/research.

Required Certifications or Licensure 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 ) ( 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.

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.

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.

If you have questions about this posting please contact Michele Parker,

Position Type Permanent Job Posting Date 11/25/2020 Job Close Date 01/04/2021 Applicant Documents
Required Documents
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  2. Cover Letter
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