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 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

Cohort Hires


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


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.

Minimum Education/Experience

  • 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

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


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.

Minimum Education/Experience

  • 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.

Official Posting


Additional Positions

Office of Clinical Experiences – Administrative Support Specialist – Advanced

The Office of Clinical Experiences provides integral support for initial teacher licensure programs within the College of Education and for teacher preparation programs located in 3 additional colleges across the university. Situated within the Office of Educator Preparation, the Office of Clinical Experiences (OCE) oversees and coordinates all field placements and student teaching internships for education candidates within initial teacher licensure programs at ECU. The individual in this position works with teacher education coordinators in all education departments within the College of Education and ECU, superintendents, other central office personnel, principals, and staff relevant to the Latham Clinical Schools Network and prepare students for teaching.

Minimum Education/Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalency
  • One year of related office experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and database software
  • Ability to work independently and multitask.
  • Progressively responsible administrative support or secretarial experience with extensive computer/technical training in a web-based environment is preferred
  • Accounting/bookkeeping/budget management experience is preferred.

Official Posting


Rural Education Institute – Research Associate

The Rural Education Institute (REI) was established to increase awareness of the unique strengths and needs of rural schools in North Carolina. REI serves as a collaborator with rural communities to research, innovate, and widely disseminate knowledge to benefit rural schools and communities and is one of ECU’s UNC System recognized institutions. REI’s mission is to initiate and facilitate partnerships and research-driven innovations that enhance holistic development and opportunities for pk-16 students and their families in rural communities. This position is responsible for managing and administering planned, community-engaged programs, including planning, developing, and implementing activities, protocols, and timelines to implement and evaluate the program(s). The position will leverage considerable independent decision making to advance the assigned research project(s), ensure timelines are met, and manage program resources, including budgets. The position will monitor activities across an array of university and community partners associated with the program(s) and will identify and implement changes to trainings, communications, and procedures in consultation with the PIs and within the scope of study protocols. In addition, this position is responsible for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of certain phases of the assigned project(s) with limited supervision from the principal investigators and/or program lead(s). Furthermore, this position communicates study and project progress to partners, community contacts, and other research teams as well as solves problems in systems, including connections between research team, education systems, and community agencies.

Minimum Education/Experience

  • Masters degree or BS/BA with three years of relevant work experience
  • Prior experience working on a research project and engaged community projects.
  • Professional communication skills with researchers, education stakeholders and community partners
  • Education research experience

Official Posting