Lecturer in Leadership Studies -Watson College of Education

Brief Summary of Work for this Position              

The Watson College of Education on the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) campus is seeking applicants for the position of Lecturer in Leadership Studies. This is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Lecturer to teach in the undergraduate Leadership Studies Minor in the Department of Educational Leadership. The successful candidate will possess strong teaching and leadership skills and an ability to teach in an undergraduate interdisciplinary program in leadership. This position will typically be assigned twelve credit hours per semester. Additional responsibilities include assisting with program development and implementation, providing extracurricular programming with students, and serving on the Program Advisory Team, with the possibility of program coordination for additional compensation or load adjustment.

• Teaches 12 credit hours per semester (4 courses) in the undergraduate Leadership Studies Minor.

• Serves as a member of the Leadership Studies Program Advisory Team.

• Keeps current and knowledgeable about emerging trends in Leadership Education.

• May coordinate the Leadership Studies Minor

• Participates in extracurricular programming and/or service learning opportunities with students.

Minimum Requirements             

• Master’s degree in relevant field;

• Evidence of teaching excellence;

• Record of leadership experience in any industry;

• Awareness of multiple approaches to leadership and the ability to translate theory into practice;

• Direct experience and commitment to teaching and working with students from diverse populations;

• Commitment to social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusivity;

• Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with faculty and community partners and commitment to collaborative partnerships;

• Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills with an appropriate understanding of the needs of the audience and appropriate professionalism;

Preferred Qualifications              

• Earned doctorate in relevant field;

• Successful college teaching experience and facility with current instructional technology;

• Evidence of at least three years of successful experience working/training/teaching adults;

• Evidence of at least three years of leadership experience;

• Prior experience with program administration;

• Ability to teach interdisciplinary courses cutting across multiple domains of leadership;

• Knowledgeable about emerging trends in Leadership Education;

• Interest in college student development theory and student affairs;

• Direct experience and commitment to teaching and working with students from diverse populations;

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 hosts the Watson College of Education’s Master in School Administration program (MSA), the Master in Higher Education (M.Ed. in HE) program, the Master in Curriculum, Instruction and Supervision program (M.Ed. in CIS), the undergraduate Leadership Studies Minor (LED) and the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership program.

College/School Information      

The Watson College of Education (WCE) (www.uncw.edu/ed ) is a rapidly growing college with over 60 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.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.

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.

Applicant Instructions  

For full consideration, the application must contain the following required documents:

1. Cover Letter

2. Curriculum Vita

3. List of 3 Professional References

4. Document explaining applicants leadership philosophy (upload under Other)

Priority Consideration Information        

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date of October 30, 2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.  Position details and full applicant instructions can be found at http://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/15860

Address application documents to:         Search Committee Chair, Lecturer in Leadership Studies