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Personnel Preparation : Faculty Search Announcements Last Updated: Dec 4th, 2006 - 09:57:06

University of North Carolina Charlotte Seeks Chair
By Diane Browder
Dec 4, 2006, 09:46

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Chair, Department of Special Education and Child Development

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a growing research intensive university, seeks a chair for the Department of Special Education and Child Development. This 26 member department hosts over 3 million in research funding including three U.S. Department of Education OSEP-funded national centers as well as multiple personnel preparation, model demonstration, and technical assistance projects that are state and federally funded. The faculty has contributed key professional leadership including editorships of leading journals, offices in national and state professional organizations, and memberships on advisory boards. The PhD program in special education, initiated in 2001, has had continuous OSEP leadership funding, serves a diverse group of 27 students, and has 10 graduates, 8 of whom accepted university positions. The departmentís programs also include the bachelorís degree, initial licensure, and masterís degrees in child and family development, special education, and gifted education. The facultyís leadership in teaching is evident in multiple ways-a university award for excellence in teaching as a department, two faculty members who were finalists for the prestigious Bank of America Teaching award, and through the establishment of one of the universityís first distance education programs. This faculty values first and foremost the children and adults its programs are meant to serve and the faculty has invested extensive hours in service to the schools and community agencies. We are part of a College that is NCATE accredited and has a clear commitment to diversity as reflected in our course syllabi and ongoing activities. We seek to be a welcoming environment and to continue to grow in our understanding of, and leadership in, multicultural education. The Department and College have strong university support as reflected in our new 2005 education building, the procurement of an endowed chair in special education, and most recently, this opportunity to search for a department chair of national stature.

For this growing and highly successful department, we seek a leader of national stature who shares our values of creating equitable and high quality educational and human service opportunities and our strong commitment to the teaching profession. We seek an individual who will build a strong effective and supportive departmental culture that will build upon and support the gifts of all members. We need an individual with the research maturity and vision to create an environment in which our growing research endeavors can be supported. We seek a leader with visionary organizational skills who can mentor as well as evaluate faculty in research, teaching, and service and one who will build on our commitment to diversity and multicultural education.

Qualifications include a doctoral degree from an accredited institution with expertise in special education or child and family development; B-12 teaching and/or administrative experience; a strong record of teaching and advising; evidence of Scholarly contributions to the field; and a continued record of effective professional service. Consideration will also be given to having a demonstrated commitment to diversity, experience in grant management with, a deep understanding of federal funding, leadership in tenure and promotion review, outreach to schools and communities, visionary organizational leadership, and national contributions to the field. The chair is appointed by the Provost on the recommendation of the Dean of the College of Education, subject to approval of the Chancellor and Board of Trustees of the University. The successful applicant for the position will begin on July 1, 2007.

The Setting. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the Stateís fourth largest university has 21,000 students enrolled in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs in seven academic colleges. The University is a rapidly growing research intensive institution located in one of the New Southís most beautiful cities. With a population of over 1.8 million In its metropolitan region, there is a vast array of cultural and recreational activities, outstanding medical, and community services to meet the interests and needs of a diverse population. Charlotte, known for its beautiful canopies of stately oaks,
is two hours from the Great Smokey Mountains and three and a half from the lovely Carolina beaches. The climate is generally moderate with four seasons.

Applications will be considered beginning November 27, 2006 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should include:
*A cover letter addressed to Dr. Diane Browder, Chair of the search committee, indicating interest in the position and highlighting achievements related to the qualifications for the position
*A current vita
*Unofficial copies of transcripts of graduate degree programs completed
*The names, addresses, email, and telephone numbers of four references

Application materials should be sent to:
Ms. Deborah Colerick, Search Administrative Coordinator
Department of Special Education and Child Development
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001

For More Information: Contact Dr. Diane Browder, Snyder Distinguished Professor of Special Education, Chair of the search committee at Dbrowder@email.uncc.edu or 704-687-8836.

This position is posted on the web at http://education.uncc.edu/searches

The University of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Persons with disabilities and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

This search is being assisted by Rent Consulting Group, LLC.
877-366-2388 or Info@rentconsultinggroup.com.

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