Associate School Director

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 23, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Working Title

Associate School Director

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Location of Workplace

Main UNCW Campus


School of Health & Applied Human Sciences - 31530


Academic Affairs - 30000 Division

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences in the College of Health and Human Services at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for the Associate School Director. In collaboration with the School Director, the Associate School Director will provide administrative leadership, oversight, and coordination for all academic degree programs. Specifically, the Associate School Director will:

(1) Coordinate curriculum development and approval processes
(2) Provide oversight to assure student and faculty compliance with university policies
(3) Coordinate the faculty peer review of teaching process
(4) Assist in the facilitation of resources for faculty development, program marketing and community engagement;
(5) coordinate academic course scheduling
(6) Facilitate the student appeal process
(7) Assist students on issues related to academic progression and/or retention
(8) Other academic processes and procedures critical for ensuring the success of our academic programs and our students.

The successful candidate will also teach courses in their area of expertise, and depending on rank, will maintain a focused line of scholarly inquiry and publication, actively procure grants, and engage in service appropriate to support the school and the college.

The Associate School Director is a full-time, 12-month administrative appointment.

This successful candidate will be expected to relocate to Southeastern North Carolina and maintain a campus presence as part of the School faculty. The Associate School Director will report to the Director of the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences.

Note: If the successful candidate holds a Masters degree (i.e., not a terminal degree) then they will be employed at the rank of Lecturer. If the successful candidate holds a Terminal degree then they must qualify for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor / Professor with tenure.

Appointments begin on August 2021.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

All applicants must have the following qualifications:
• Masters degree or a Terminal degree in a discipline within the school or in a closely-related field
• At least 2-years of successful experience in an administrative role within a large academic unit
• Successful history of strong interpersonal skills and professional relationship building
• Evidence of strong organizational skills
• Experience with academic scheduling
• Experience with the curricular design and approval processes
• Demonstrated success in working with students in academic distress

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s degree who have the following qualifications:
• Active membership and leadership roles in professional societies within field
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with constituents across the college and university
• Commitment to a diverse and inclusive learning environment
• Experience in academic program development and administration
• Positive national reputation in field

Preference will be given to candidates with a Terminal degree who have the following qualifications:
• Active membership and leadership roles in professional societies within field
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with constituents across the college and university
• Commitment to a diverse and inclusive learning environment
• Experience in academic program development and administration
• Positive national reputation in field
• Successful research program and grant activity with a clear research trajectory.

Required Certifications or Licensures

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences ( SHAHS ) promotes the health and wellbeing of all persons through exemplary preparation of Health and Human Sciences professionals, community engagement, and research. We provide superlative preparation of future leaders in the health and applied human sciences professions, and stimulating learning environments characterized by pedagogical innovation, integration of cooperative and experiential learning, and promotion of scholarly inquiry and advancement. We achieve these outcomes through interprofessional/interdisciplinary collaboration and powerful community partnerships and civic engagement activities that enhance the health and quality of life of those who reside in Cape Fear Region and beyond.

The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences ( SHAHS ) has five undergraduate degree programs:
• Public Health
• Exercise Science
• Healthful Living and Fitness Education
• Recreation, Sport Leadership, and Tourism Management
• Recreation Therapy

The SHAHS also has Master of Science degrees in:
• Athletic Training
• Healthcare Administration
• Gerontology with 4+1 options:
o (Bachelors / Masters) with Public Health / Gerontology
o Recreation Therapy / Gerontology
o Exercise Science / Gerontology

The SHAHS also supports a Masters of Arts in Teaching ( MAT ) and a Masters of Education concentration in Physical Education and Health through the Watson College of Education.

Minors are offered in:
• Gerontology
• Health
• Recreation, Sport Leadership, and Tourism Management
• Yoga Studies
• Assistance Dog Training

The SHAHS is located in the newly constructed Veterans Hall (

College/School Information

The College of Health and Human Services was created in July 2010 to provide UNCW with a new mechanism to link and focus its health-related research, professional continuing education, and health knowledge dissemination and application. In the formative stage of development, the CHHS is currently home to three professional schools: School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work. The College seeks to be nationally recognized for its inter-professional and collaborative approach to enhancing the health and quality of life of individuals, families, and communities in southeastern North Carolina and beyond. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leadership team that values interprofessional collaboration, community engagement and impact, and implementation science. The faculty, staff and students of the CHHS are committed to the pursuit of excellence and seek a leader that can facilitate continued positive momentum that has been developed over a proud history at UNCW .

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.

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.

Number of Openings

Single Incumbent

Special Notes to Applicants

Months Per Year

12 Months

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