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Postings (Updated October 13, 2017)

Department Chair, Curriculum and Instruction – Appalachian State University

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University invites applications for the position of department chair at the associate or professor rank. We seek a dynamic leader that embraces shared governance to lead a faculty who strive to model reflection, advocacy, and care for community in order to work toward an equitable, democratic, and sustainable society. The appointment is a 9 month contract with Administrative duties during the entire fiscal year. The chair will serve as the primary advocate for our department on the college, university, state, national and international level, and will teach one course per semester. The department offers graduate and undergraduate programs in Elementary Education, Middle Grades Education, Career and Technical Education, and Educational Media, leading to NC licensure ( http://ci.appstate.edu/ ).

Required Qualifications:
Qualified applicants must:

  • Hold a doctorate degree in an appropriate discipline in Curriculum and Instruction or a related area;
  • Have a record of exemplary teaching, evidence of strong scholarship, and service appropriate for associate or professor rank;
  • Have a record of demonstrated leadership experience in their field of expertise;
  • Possess effective interpersonal and collaborative management skills necessary for providing department leadership within the college and university;
  • Possess prior administrative experience with budgeting, personnel, program evaluation, facilities management and scheduling; and
  • Have experience serving as a liaison with university, college and/or local school partners;
  • Have experience in obtaining and/or supporting external funding.

The Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University offers one of the largest undergraduate teacher preparation programs in North Carolina, graduating about 500 teachers a year. The College is comprised of five departments (Curriculum and Instruction, Leadership and Educational Studies, Reading Education & Special Education, Human Development & Psychological Counseling, and Family & Child Studies) and enrolls approximately 2,400 students in its bachelor’s, master’s, education specialist and doctoral degree programs. Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina, is part of the University of North Carolina system with an enrollment of approximately 19,000 students.

Application: Interested candidates should submit a letter of application that addresses the required qualifications; current curriculum vitae; and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers for five professional references familiar with the qualifications of the candidate. Application packages must be submitted electronically in PDF format to Dr. Chris Cook, Co-Chair of the search committee at cookcm5@appstate.edu . Review of complete applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Appalachian State University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Dr. Chris Cook at cookcm5@appstate.edu or (828)-262-6062.

Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.


Assistant or Associate Professor, Special Education – Appalachian State University

POSITION: The Reading Education and Special Education Department in the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University seeks qualified candidates to fill one tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Special Education Program.  We are seeking applicants with expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorders. The successful applicant will be appointed to a full-time nine-month position to begin August 2018 with the possibility of summer teaching.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The duties include teaching, research, and service. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at on- and off-campus sites;
  • Collaboration with an off-campus laboratory school in Winston-Salem, NC
  • Engaging in scholarly activity;
  • Engaging in service to the department, college, university, and profession;
  • Collaborating with colleagues in the program, department, university, and PreK-12 schools; and
  • Advising undergraduate and graduate students.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Required qualifications for this position include an earned doctorate in special education or closely related field by August 2018; a record of, or potential for, university teaching, research, and service; and a minimum of three years successful experience teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Candidates must be eligible for NC Public School licensure. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Additional desired areas of expertise include methods of diagnostic assessment, evidence-based interventions, applied behavior analysis, knowledge of culturally and linguistically diverse populations, and consultative work for students with disabilities in public schools, families, and community settings. In addition, preference will be given to candidates with an established record of, or potential for, securing external funding; experience with laboratory schools, the ability to use engaging technology as a teaching/learning tool; and experience with or interest in online or hybrid instruction.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM, DEPARTMENT, AND UNIVERSITY:   The Special Education Program at Appalachian State University is one of the largest in North Carolina with ten full-time special education faculty who offer BS and MA degrees in special education, an undergraduate minor in special education, a graduate minor and a graduate certificate in autism spectrum disorders. The program prepares educators to teach students with a range of disabilities. Appalachian has a traditional residential campus and a variety of distance education programs.

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the University has approximately 18,000 students, primarily in Bachelors and Masters programs. Additional information about the Department of Reading Education and Special Education, the university, and the surrounding area is located at http://rese.appstate.edu .

The campus is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, a region noted for its scenic beauty.  We are near the Appalachian Trail, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and national and state parks.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND TIMELINE:  Applicants should submit a letter of application summarizing qualifications for the position, teaching philosophy, and research interests; current vitae; transcripts; and contact information (including email addresses) for three current references familiar with the candidate’s experience and background.  All application documents should be attached and submitted electronically to: Christopher Van Loan, Search Committee Chair at rese@appstate.edu

For additional information and inquiry contact Dr. Christopher Van Loan ( vanloancl@appstate.edu or 828.262.2624).

Review of complete applications will begin November 27, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination.

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Dr. Christopher Van Loan ( vanloancl@appstate.edu or 828 262.2624).

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be contingent upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.


Survey and Assessment Coordinator – UNC Asheville

This position helps coordinate planning and assessment activities in the Office of Institutional Research, Effectiveness and Planning. Primary duties include: (1) facilitating engagement in and providing support for the assessment activities of all academic degree programs, the University’s general education curriculum, and administrative departments (e.g. conducting individualized consultations with faculty and departments to brainstorm, design, and implement evidence-based assessment to and pedagogical practices that improve student learning outcomes and departmental effectiveness, coordinating juried assessment of student work, and proctoring standardized tests); (2) design, administration, and analysis of institutional surveys; and (3) responding to data requests by offices on campus and outside organizations.Desired applicants will have:

  • A master’s degree in higher education or related discipline. Alternatively, a bachelor’s degree and two-three years of experience in higher education (preferably institutional research, faculty development, institutional effectiveness, or related experience).
  • Working knowledge of the literature on learner-centered assessment and evaluation, general education, rubrics as an assessment tool, and high impact educational practices.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully executing a large-scale project, from conceptualization through completion.
  • Ability to take direction, assume increasingly independent responsibility, and provide appropriate follow up on project-based work.
  • Strong analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Experience with designing, administering, and reporting on data from surveys.
  • Knowledge of social science research methods.
  • Experience with curriculum or instructional design.
  • Experience using and manipulating data, including experience working with statistical analysis (e.g., SPSS, SAS) and/or database (e.g., Access, SQL Server) software applications.
  • Experience providing program accreditation support (e.g., AACSB, CAEP, SACCOC) in a higher education setting.

Learn more about this vacancy, and apply online at http://jobs.unca.edu/. Applications accepted through October 23, 2017.