Faculty Search: Assistant/Associate Professor - Higher Education

Vacancy #13F047
Position #2011

The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) is located in the coastal seaport of Wilmington, which is ideally situated between the Cape Fear River and Atlantic Ocean.  Wilmington is a community of about 100,000, with an historic downtown that includes a dynamic arts community, unique shopping and fine dining, and numerous parks, recreational facilities, and easy access to several beautiful beaches.  UNCW enrolls about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students on its 640 acre campus and several extension sites.  It is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top universities of its kind in the South and by both Kiplinger’s and Forbes magazines as one of the best values in the nation.

The Watson College of Education (WCE) ( is a growing college with over 60 tenure-track faculty members working in undergraduate and master’s programs in the Departments of Early Childhood and Special Education, Elementary, Middle Grade and Literacy Education, and Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education, and master’s and doctoral programs in the Department of Educational Leadership.  It offers several international study programs and maintains partnerships with several school districts, community colleges, and colleges/universities in the region.

We are searching for an outstanding teacher and scholar to fill a tenure-track faculty position (assistant/ associate professor) in Higher Education.  This person will:

* Develop and teach campus-based, extension and web-enhanced or online courses in a new graduate program focusing on higher education/student affairs.

* Assist in ongoing development of masters and doctoral programs in higher education.

* Supervise students in  completing their internship, practicum, thesis, and/or dissertation.

* Maintain an active scholarship agenda focused on addressing higher education issues in two and/or four year institutions.

The position will begin in August 2013. Doctorate in appropriate field is required or must be obtained within the first academic year of employment.  Preference will be given to those candidates who have a demonstrated potential for scholarly productivity, evidence of successful college level teaching, and at least 3 years of experience working in the field.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by December 20, 2012 but applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.  Applicants must complete the online application at  Required are:  a letter of application (addressed to appropriate Search Committee), curriculum vitae, copy of doctoral transcript, and contact information for three professional references.  MS Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required.  For more information, see

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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