Department Head Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development North Carolina State University

The College of Education is a voice of innovation for learning across the lifespan, preparing professionals who educate and lead. Our inquiry and practice reflects integrity, a commitment to social justice, and the value of diversity in a global community. The Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development (ELPHD) with more than 30 full-time faculty members, 23 part-time faculty members, and 600 students offers PhD, EdD, and Master’s degrees. Programs and areas of study include Adult, Workforce, and Continuing Professional Education; Community College Leadership; Counseling and Counselor Education; Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis; Educational Leadership; and Higher Education. The department also offers related certificate programs and undergraduate courses.

The ELPHD Department Head reports to the Dean of the College and works collaboratively with the College leadership team to realize the vision and mission of the College. The Head is responsible for the administration of the Department and provides leadership to enhance the quality and impact of faculty research, teaching, and service efforts. He or she recruits, recommends, hires, and supervises faculty and departmental staff, and manages departmental budgets. The Head promotes the department through representation in college, university, and external strategic initiatives. The Department Head may also engage in research, teaching, publication, externally funded projects, and other professional activities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Candidates should possess a doctorate in counselor education, educational leadership, policy studies, higher education, adult education, community college education, or a closely related discipline or field.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice, interdisciplinary work, and collegial leadership.
  • Demonstrated success in significant leadership roles and/or university administration.
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse groups and fostering partnerships
  • Distinguished record of scholarship sufficient for appointment as a full professor in the department.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A successful record of grant pursuits.
  • Experience in outreach, funding agencies, and working with underserved populations.

Application materials should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references at Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. General inquiries can be sent directly to Dr. Paola Sztajn, Search Committee Chair, at

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.