College of Education Job Openings
ECU’s College of Education trains and prepares educators to work in all environments (i.e., urban, suburban, and rural) however, many of our graduates work in rural communities in eastern North Carolina As such, these positions are focused primarily on those interested in educating, working with, and supporting those in rural environments as well as conducting research on issues pertaining to rural education.
These positions are part of a college-wide cohort of searches for the College of Education at East Carolina University (ECU), designed to connect, support, and empower incoming faculty along research interests that support the university’s mission and vision priorities.
Candidates are encouraged to apply for these positions if they share research interests that include, but are not limited to the following:
- Strengthening educational opportunities and academic programs to meet the needs of a rural population
- Identifying and closing equity gaps in educational settings (e.g., Underserved student achievement in rural environments; Student achievement support for elementary community schools in Colleges of Education)
- Creating and sustaining a culture of care and belonging for all in educational settings (e.g., Experiences of underrepresented teachers and leaders in educational settings; Rural educators, Leadership experiences of educational leaders serving historically marginalized populations; Preparing educators to work effectively with all learners and stakeholders)
- Sustaining an inclusive educational environment that welcomes a broad representation of persons and perspectives (e.g., recruitment and retention of all, including underrepresented groups, into educator preparation programs)
- Collaboration with community and university partners to foster comprehensive well-being and educational transformation (e.g., community school education)
- Increasing access and advancement for all learners through innovative teaching, research, and creative activities
Assistant/Associate Professor in Elementary Education
The department of Elementary Education and Middle Grades Education in the College of Education at East Carolina University (ECU) is seeking applicants for a tenure/tenure-track, nine-month, full-time, elementary education faculty position. The position begins August 2024. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications. Responsibilities include teaching a variety of undergraduate and/or graduate Elementary Education courses in face-to-face, online, and/or hybrid formats; teaching residency courses; supervising practicum and/or internship experiences; building connections to local schools and collaborating within the department and across the college to strengthen course and program alignment.
Responsibilities also include engaging in scholarly research and grant-writing, presenting at conferences, and collaborating with colleagues to strengthen research-to-practice within the program; as well as engaging in appropriate professional service to the department, college, university, local schools, and to the education profession.
- Candidates must have at least three years of K-6 teaching experience and must hold or be eligible for a North Carolina teaching licensure.
- Candidates should have knowledge and experience with NCSCOS, edTPA, and the North Carolina teacher licensure process and requirements or similar information from other states.
- Candidates’ published research and research-in-progress should represent a clear research agenda and/or show promise for a clear research agenda.
- Candidates with a Ph.D. or Ed.D. conferred at the time of initial appointment will hold, at minimum, the rank of Assistant Professor. ABD candidates may also be initially appointed with the probationary rank of Assistant Professor but must have the terminal degree conferred prior to the first reappointment. Associate Professors will be considered.
Director of the Center for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics
The College of Education at East Carolina University (ECU) is seeking applicants for a twelve-month, full-time, Director for the STEM Center. The position begins as soon as possible. The mission and vision of the Center will strengthen the STEM education enterprise by:
- Improving the quality and quantity of P-12 teachers of science and mathematics;
- Providing strong experiences in science and mathematics for all P-20 students while increasing the number of graduates pursuing careers in STEM disciplines;
- Creating a supportive environment for multidisciplinary research, evaluation, and assessment while bridging the gap between educators and STEM professionals; and
- Encouraging community engagement that leads to increased university partnerships with school districts, business and industry, and the community.
The Director of the Center for STEM Education will oversee the management of Center programs and other activities in which the Center participates. Specific duties and responsibilities fall under four broad areas: 1) Program Design and Coordination including existing programs such as Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics and the Advanced Placement Institute as well as new programs that emerge; 2) Program Evaluation; 3) Public Outreach including maintenance of the Center website; and 4) Supervision of staff, temporary and student employees. Other responsibilities to be assigned as needed. In this position, the Director will ensure that the programs in place such as the Summer Venture for Science and Mathematics, STEM Girls, High School STEM Day, the AP Study Day and Institute, Science Olympiad and the education component of the NC Space Grant continue, are well-organized and grow.
- Masters degree in 1) Education with an emphasis in one of the STEM-related disciplines, 2) a STEM Discipline, OR 3) a Related Field; from an accredited institution as approved and accepted by ECU.
- Demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and/or leadership in P-20 schools in one of the STEM disciplines
- Familiarity with P-20 school administration.
- Proven ability to work collaboratively within an organization.
- Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
Library Science – Assistant/Associate Professor
East Carolina University College of Education is currently seeking applications for a full-time, tenure-track, nine-month faculty position in the Department of Interdisciplinary Professions teaching in the Library Science program. This position begins August 2024. The teaching mode is primarily asynchronous online. The candidate for the Assistant/Associate Professor position will teach graduate courses in a fully online format and will serve in additional, value-added capacities to the department through recruitment and retention initiatives, curriculum development and improvement, and accreditation/assessment efforts. The successful candidate will conduct research, teach, and advise students in our ALA-accredited master’s degree program. Program, department, college, university, and professional service is also expected.
- Tenured and tenure-track positions require a doctoral degree in library, information sciences, or a related field
- Candidates must have ability to teach two or more of the core courses (foundations, reference, technology, administration & management, research literacy, organization of information, collection development)
- Candidates must demonstrate how they will support students in one or more of the program concentrations through their research or teaching, as well as a documented record or ability to build a record of research and scholarship
Spangler Distinguished Professor of Early Child Literacy
East Carolina University is currently seeking applications for a full-time, nine-month faculty position for the Spangler Distinguished Professorship in Early Child Literacy within the Department of Literacy Studies, English Education, and History Education. This postiion begins in August 2024. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications. The candidate will be expected to coordinate, conduct, and publish research to advance the field’s understanding of early literacy with a focus on cultivating a culture of care, belonging, and opportunity for faculty, staff, learners and stakeholders.
- This position requires a doctoral degree in reading/literacy or related fields of curriculum and instruction, literacy education, or special education with expertise in literacy
- Hold the rank of Associate Professor or Professor
- Applicants should have a distinguished record of teaching, research, and service in early literacy, and successful experience in collaborating with early literacy teachers and higher education faculty
Educational Leadership – Assistant/Associate Professor
East Carolina University College of Education is currently seeking applications for a full-time, tenure-track, nine-month faculty position in the Department of Educational Leadership. This position begins August 2024. The ideal candidate will balance teaching, research, and service related to Educational Leadership in PK12 settings. The candidate will teach working professionals in PK12 leadership programs offered by the Department of Educational Leadership: Master of School Administration, Education Specialist, and Doctor of Education. We expect candidates to have an active research and publication agenda that includes grant writing. The candidate should be able to connect teaching, research, and service to leadership practice in PK12 settings. The chosen candidate will serve on dissertation committees, including the role of dissertation chair for doctoral students. There is also an expectation to serve and engage in professional organizations at the state (e.g., NCASA and NCPEL) and national (e.g., UCEA and CPED) levels. Candidates will also be expected to engage in rural Northeast North Carolina communities. Collaborative research is highly valued. To learn more visit the official job posting.
- An earned EdD or PhD from an appropriately accredited institution in Educational Leadership or a related field
- Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills and evidence of outstanding teaching, research, and service
- Candidates with PhD or EdD conferred at the time of initial appointment will hold the rank of Assistant Professor upon initial appointment. ABD candidates will also be initially appointed with the probationary term rank of Assistant Professor and must have the terminal degree conferred prior to the first reappointment.
Assistant/Associate Professor in Literacy/Reading
The department of Literacy Studies, English Education, and History Education in the College of Education at East Carolina University (ECU) is seeking applicants for a tenure/tenure-track, nine-month, full-time, elementary reading/literacy faculty position. The position begins August 2024. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications. Responsibilities include teaching a variety of undergraduate and/or graduate reading/literacy courses in face-to-face, online, and/or hybrid formats; teaching residency courses; supervising practicum and/or internship experiences; building connections with local schools; and collaborating within the department and across the college to strengthen course and program alignment; engaging in scholarly research and grant writing; presenting at conferences; and collaborating with colleagues to strengthen research-to-practice within the program; and engaging in appropriate professional service to the department, college, university, local schools, and greater research community are also expected.
- PhD or EdD in Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Literacy Education, or Special Education with an expertise in literacy from an appropriately accredited institution
- Knowledge of evidence-based reading/literacy instruction, assessment, intervention and culturally-relevant pedagogies
- Demonstrated record of or strong potential for literacy-related research and scholarship consistent with rank.
- ABD candidates will be initially appointed with the probationary term rank of Assistant Professor and must have the terminal degree conferred prior to your first reappointment. Qualifying degrees must be conferred and received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Assessment and Professional Development Coordinator
The Office of Assessment, Data Management, and Digital Learning (OADD) provides support for the College of Education, and all programs within the ECUEducator Preparation program, related to programmatic assessment and outcomes reporting; regional, national, and specialty area accreditation; data collection, reporting, and analysis; administration of educator preparation data systems (SONIA) and Taskstream assessment management system; support, management of, and training for educator preparation digital learning tools and systems. The Assessment and Professional Development Coordinator in the Office of Assessment, Data Management, and Digital Learning provides essential support to members of the OADD Team, as well as to ECU Educator Preparation Program faculty, staff, and students.
- Master’s degree in education or related area (including, but not limited to, Curriculum & Instruction, Assessment & Measurement, or Instructional Technology)
- Qualifying degrees must be conferred and received from appropriately accredited institutions
- Documented experience with spreadsheet applications, specifically MS Excel, and other Microsoft applications. Excellent communication skills which include written communication, technical writing, and oral presentation skills
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Graduate Education
East Carolina University College of Education is currently seeking applications for a full-time, twelve-month position for the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Graduate Education. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications. The candidate will be expected to facilitate the ongoing development of a rich and engaged faculty community committed to improving education and services for the citizens of the region and oversee and manage processes and tasks related to COE personnel, COE IT resources and support. Additional responsibilities can be found in the posting.
- Doctoral degree in one of the disciplines in the College of Education and sufficient scholarly and academic achievement to be eligible for an appointment as a tenured full or associate professor
- Established record of effectiveness at or beyond the department level in strategic planning, administrative processes, academic policy, graduate education, management, and excellent communication skills
- Qualifying degrees must be conferred, and received from, appropriately accredited institutions
Administrative Support Associate – Advanced
East Carolina University College of Education is currently seeking applications for a full-time, twelve-month position for an Administrative Support Associate – Advanced to work in the Department of Interdisciplinary Professions. The candidate will be expected to communicate information related to various programs to meet needs of staff and clients, including working with confidential information. Compose letters and reports related to various policies and procedures of the programs. Work with numerous software/computer applications to meet unique needs of programs, faculty, and clients. Additional responsibilities found in the posting.
- High school diploma or equivalency or demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work