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 search for the College of Education at East Carolina University (ECU), designed to connect, support, and empower incoming faculty along interests that support the university’s mission and vision priorities.

Candidates are encouraged to apply for these positions if they share 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 regional and educational transformation (e.g., community school education)
  • Increasing access and advancement for all learners through innovative teaching, research, and creative activities

Department Chair for the Department of Interdisciplinary Professions

The department of Interdisciplinary Professions in the College of Education at East Carolina University (ECU) is seeking applicants for a twelve-month, Department Chair. The position begins potentially on July 1, 2024.  Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications.  The position of Chairperson of the Department of Interdisciplinary Professions (IDP) is expected to have an on-campus presence. Responsibilities include facilitating the development and attainment of departmental goals with a clear vision for the Department’s future aligning with the mission of the college and university at large https://education.ecu.edu/idp/. Those responsibilities include, but are not limited to: decision-making; negotiating teaching assignments, research, and service loads for faculty; providing leadership in cultivating a culture of care, belonging and opportunity for our faculty, staff, learners and stakeholders; evaluating faculty and staff; providing leadership to the success of established collaborative partnerships and innovative foresight to the establishment of new partnership opportunities; collaborating with faculty within the Department and across the college regarding curricular and related programmatic matters; managing budgets; involvement in the hiring process of faculty and staff; and advocating for the IDP Department in college and university issues/contexts, and sustaining academic teaching, research, excellence following the ECU service model focus “Servire” – To serve the community, and the profession.

Minimum Education/Experience

  • Candidates must have a conferred doctoral degree in Adult Education, Counselor Education, Library Science or a related field.
  • Rank will be Associate or Full Professor with salary commensurate to qualifications.

Official Posting


Special Education – Teaching Instructor/Teaching Assistant Professor/Teaching Associate Professor

The department of Special Education, Foundations and Research in the College of Education at East Carolina University (ECU) is seeking applications and nominations for a fixed term, nine-month, full-time faculty position available Fall 2024. Title and salary are commensurate with qualifications. Responsibilities include teaching online and/or face to face K-12 special education courses; meet with students during office hours; work on collaborative curriculum revisions; and serve on committees. Candidates will supervise practicum experiences and/or internships and provide service to the university, community, and profession. Other duties as assigned by the department chair.

Minimum Education/Experience

  • PhD or EdD in Special Education or Curriculum and Instruction
  • Current or eligibility for NC Teaching Licensure in Special Education
  • Experience working with diverse K-12 students, experience developing and teaching online, asynchronous instruction for special education teachers seeking initial instruction, and experience with the edTPA preferred.

Official Posting


Teaching Assistant/Teaching Associate Professor in Counselor Education

The Department of Interdisciplinary Professions in the College of Education at East Carolina University (ECU) is seeking applicants for a fixed-term, nine-month, full-time Counselor Education faculty position. The position begins August 2024. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications. Responsibilities include teaching a variety of graduate Counselor Education courses in online formats across three specialization areas; recruitment, admission and retention initiatives; curriculum development and improvement; accreditation/assessment efforts and advising. In addition, this position will serve as Program Coordinator for the Counselor Education program which includes strategic leadership and day-to-day oversight of the Counselor Education program.

Responsibilities also include engaging in appropriate professional service to the department, college, university, local schools, and to the Counselor Education profession.

Minimum Education/Experience

  • Candidates must have a conferred doctoral degree in Counselor Education or related field (such as mental health counseling or school counseling) from a CACREP accredited program.
  • Licensure as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and/or School Counselor
  • Preference given to candidates with successful experience as a Program Administrator/Coordinator
  • Preference for candidates with familiarity with CACREP Standards and compliance

Official Posting

 

 


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.

Minimum Education/Experience

  • 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

Official Posting