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Chair, Department of Specialized Education Services
University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Greensboro, North Carolina
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Date Posted 06/03/2020
Faculty-Education-Special Education
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Department of Specialized Education Services (SES) at UNC Greensboro (UNCG) seeks a Department Chair of strategic and visionary leadership to advance the teaching, research, and service/outreach activities of the Department. Reporting to the Dean of the School, the Chair will have a dynamic opportunity to help shape the Department and define its identity, serving as the primary voice at the School, University, and community levels.

UNCG is a public, coeducational, doctoral-granting, residential university and one of the three original institutions of the University of North Carolina system. The University holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “doctoral university with high research activity” and for “deep community engagement” in its curriculum, outreach and partnerships. With an enrollment of approximately 20,000 students, including 3,400 graduate students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is known for its inclusive learning community with a campus culture that embodies access, equity, diversity, excellence and collaboration. Students of color make up almost half the student body. The SES department is one of 6 departments within UNCG’s School of Education (SOE), offering B.S., M.Ed., and PhD programs, and studies in three academic disciplines: Birth Through Kindergarten, Professions in Deafness, and Special Education (K-12). With a strong commitment to community- engaged teaching, research, and service, SES prepares students to be leaders in their roles as teachers, professors, interpreters, administrators, advocates, and researchers in early education services, special education, and deaf-related fields.

The Chair will balance the administrative and operational tasks of the position with the strategic thinking and vision required to lead the Department. The Chair should possess a visionary and collaborative leadership style, characterized by participatory decision making, flexibility, a focus on innovation, and the ability to see and set direction on a large scale. This individual will be an excellent communicator with strong interpersonal and relationship building skills, and effective people-management ability. In addition, the Chair will have the opportunity to shape the identity of the Department and bring cohesive unity to its three distinct program areas. This individual will foster an environment that values diversity, inclusion, and equity, while encouraging interdisciplinary research, programming, and collaboration. The next chair will support research and scholarship activities of the SES faculty, help develop external resources for the department, and advocate for the advancement of faculty.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in a field consistent with the School of Education and the Department of Specialized Education Services, bring teaching/research accomplishment in one or more of the three academic areas within SES (or related areas), and meet criteria to enter at the rank of Full Professor and eligibility for tenure. UNCG has retained Isaacson, Miller to assist in this search. Please direct all inquiries, nominations, referrals, and curriculum vitae with cover letters in strict confidence to:

Daniel Rodas, Partner

Gregg Glover, Senior Associate

Isaacson, Miller

Boston, MA 02210


Phone: (617) 262-6500

Electronic submission of application materials is strongly preferred.

In adherence to the UNCG Policy on Discriminatory Conduct, the University has been and will continue to be committed to the equality of employment opportunities and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, creed, veteran status, political affiliation, or sexual orientation.

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