East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Jan 30, 2023

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Position Type
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

East Carolina University

Vacancy #:  931533
Recruitment Range:  Commensurate with Qualifications
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled


Organizational Unit Overview
ECU has served North Carolina for 113 years and is currently the only public university in the state with a dental school, medical school, and college of engineering. ECU is a research-intensive university which offers 87 undergraduate degrees, 69 master’s degrees, 13 research doctoral degrees, 5 professional doctoral degrees, 2 intermediate/specialist programs, and 89 departmental certificates. There are 133 degree and certificate programs approved for online delivery. There is a student population of approximately 28,000, including undergraduate students, graduate and doctoral students, and medical students. ECU is committed to access and diversity, student success, serving the public, and leading regional transformation.

The College of Education is housed at East Carolina University. The mission of the College of Education is the preparation of professional educators and allied practitioners, including professionals in counseling, adult education, instructional technology, and librarianship. Significant to this mission is a strong commitment to three related areas, all of which are realized through partnerships and other endeavors. These areas are: (1) the encouragement and nurturing of professional growth for educators and allied practitioners at all levels and in all areas of the education endeavor; (2) a continuing emphasis on and support for scholarship and research/creative activity; and (3) service in all areas of professional education. Critical to such commitment is the promotion of effective teaching; staff participation in the improvement of schools; and, in concert with other state agencies, the development and creation of educational policy for North Carolina.

The Department of Mathematics, Science, and Instructional Technology Education (MSITE) is one of 6 instructional departments within the College of Education. MSITE offers Mathematics Education and Science Education programs at the undergraduate level and Mathematics Education, Science Education, and Instructional Technology programs at the graduate level. More information can be found at the MSITE website located at

Job Duties      
ECU and the College of Education are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as stated in the university-wide diversity goal and the college’s statement on antiracism located at

The College of Education at East Carolina University invites applications and nominations for the position of Chairperson of the Department of Mathematics Education, Science Education and Instructional Technology Education. This is a full-time 12-month position. We are seeking a dynamic and innovative academic leader with exemplary leadership, administrative, personnel management, and supervisory skills. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include facilitating the development and attainment of departmental goals with a clear vision for the Department’s future. Those responsibilities include but are not limited to: decision-making; negotiating teaching assignments, research, and service loads for faculty; managing and evaluating faculty and staff; providing leadership to the success of established collaborative partnerships; using innovative foresight to establish new partnership opportunities; collaborating with faculty within the department and across the college and university regarding curricular and related programmatic matters; building cultural proficiency and leading anti-discriminatory practices; managing budgets; involved in the hiring process of faculty and staff; and advocating for the department within the college.

Contingent upon availability of funding.

Minimum Education/Experience  
The candidate must possess a Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree in Mathematics Education, Science Education, or Instructional Technology or closely related fields and have the current rank of Professor or Associate Professor. Rank will be commensurate with education and experiences. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire. The candidate must demonstrate evidence of skills/experience/training in diversity, inclusion, and equity. Leadership experience in higher education, including evidence of organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills are required. Experience teaching Mathematics Education, Science Education, or Instructional Technology or closely related courses.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education    
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated effectiveness in teaching and overseeing undergraduate and Master’s degree programs in Mathematics Education, Science Education, or Instructional Technology or closely related disciplines; an understanding of the current landscape of teacher licensure given several department programs satisfy professional licensure requirements; university collaborative efforts with public schools, community colleges, and community; external grants for research and program development; management of resources for programs, partnerships, scholarships, initiatives, impacts, and regional transformation; integration of technology in the instructional process; experience leading or managing faculty (fixed term, part time, tenure-track, tenured), staff, and students in the areas of Mathematics Education, Science Education, or Instructional Technology; experience mentoring junior and senior faculty with research initiatives as well as guidance related to promotion and tenure policies and procedures; experience with the CAEP accreditation process; and modeling anti-racism in education curriculum, teaching practices, research, and/or service to our constituents. Current Associate Professors should be qualified to submit a tenure and promotion packet for Full Professor upon hire.

Special Instructions to Applicant  
Applications must be submitted at In addition to the submission of a candidate profile, the following should also be included: Letter of Application describing specific skills and experiences relevant to the position, written statement describing your leadership philosophy and beliefs concerning the role of the chair in leading the department, including how your leadership can advance equity, inclusion, and/or social justice with the department, college and university, and/or community; current curriculum vitae; full contact information for at least three professional references. Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Guili Zhang at

The final candidate of choice will be required to provide official transcripts upon hire.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant         
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy #931533 to ECU Human Resources at

Eligibility for Employment          
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU 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.

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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