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Assistant Professor MSA/PMC Program #001384

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Application must be made online. Please attach the following: Cover letter of application addressing the faculty role responsibilities, required qualifications, and preferred qualifications. A current vita, Unofficial Transcripts, and Three professional references with complete contact information. For questions or more information, contact: Heather Thompson, Search Committee Chair at ehthompson@email.wcu.edu

Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number FAC194P
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/7434
Classification Title Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant Professor MSA/PMC Program #001384
Department Human Services
Position Summary

The Department of Human Services at Western Carolina University (WCU) invites applications for an Assistant Professor tenure track nine (9) month position in the Master of School Administration (MSA) and Post Master’s Certificate (PMCPSL) Program beginning January 1, 2018. Western Carolina University and the Western Region Education Service Alliance (WRESA) are collaborating to offer the North Carolina School Executive Leadership Program (NCSELP). We offer aspiring and current school administrators the opportunity to earn either a Master’s in School Administration with a certificate toward principal licensure or, for those who have already earned their master’s degree, a Post-Master’s Certificate toward principal licensure.
The program collaboratively provides excellent professional learning opportunities that produce exceptional school leaders for North Carolina. Candidates are required to explore the diversity of their communities and stress the importance of addressing diversity issues in school community relations through instructional leadership. All courses are delivered online with small face to face components in four of the core courses and internships.
Responsibilities: Teach and advise students in the Master’s in School Administration and the Principal Licensure program with summer teaching opportunities. Conduct scholarship activities and provide university, college, community, and program service. Assist program director with responsibilities for coordinating curriculum instruction; participating in recruitment activities and review of applicants; monitoring of student progress; and managing day to day interactions for program delivery. Assist with internship coordination and supervision and work collaboratively with other educational leadership faculty. Perform other related duties as requested within the department, college, and university. Demonstrated proficiency in online delivery of instruction is preferred. Applicants should demonstrate excellence in teaching, a record of scholarship, and service through leadership.
n Service Alliance (WRESA) are collaborating to offer the North Carolina School Executive Leadership Program (NCSELP). We offer aspiring and current school administrators the opportunity to earn either a Masters in School Administration with a certificate toward principal licensure or, for those who have already earned their master’s degree, a Post-Master’s Certificate toward principal licensure.
The program collaboratively provides excellent professional learning opportunities that produce exceptional school leaders for North Carolina. Candidates are required to explore the diversity of their communities and stress the importance of addressing diversity issues in school community relations through instructional leadership. All courses are delivered online with small face to face components in four of the core courses and internships.

Responsibilities: Teach and advise students in the Master’s in School Administration and the Principal Licensure program with summer teaching opportunities. Conduct scholarship activities and provide university, college, community and program service. Assist program director with responsibilities for coordinating curriculum instruction; participating in recruitment activities and review of applicants; monitoring of student progress, and managing day to day interactions for program delivery. Assist with internship coordination and supervision and work collaboratively with other educational leadership faculty. Perform other related duties as requested within the department, college and university. Demonstrated proficiency in online delivery of instruction is preferred. Applicants should demonstrate excellence in teaching, a record of scholarship, and service through leadership.

Carnegie statement

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position
Minimum Qualifications

A doctorate in Educational Leadership or related discipline from an accredited institution. PreK-12 administrative and teaching experience and licensure in K-12 school administration or the credentials for licensure in North Carolina.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrate proficiency in online delivery of instruction. Experience as a building level administrator in North Carolina. Ability to teach leadership courses in the Education Doctoral program. Possess strong communication and organizational skills.

Position Type Permanent Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
Number of Months Per Year 9

Posting Text

Open Date 08/07/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Application must be made online. Please attach the following: Cover letter of application addressing the faculty role responsibilities, required qualifications, and preferred qualifications. A current vita, Unofficial Transcripts, and Three professional references with complete contact information. For questions or more information, contact: Heather Thompson, Search Committee Chair at ehthompson@email.wcu.edu

Background/E-Verify

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

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.

AA/EOE

Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at jobs@email.wcu.edu.

University Safety

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. List of references
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