Critical Conversations

Sponsored by: Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations (ELC) & School of Education (SOE)

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Educational Leadership for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion


The purpose of the Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations Critical Conversations (ELCCC) is to create dialogues to address the current socio-political climate in the United States. A central goal of the conversations is for participants to walk away with a set of pedagogical tools to use in their practice and daily lives. We seek to extend these critical conversations with faculty, students, teachers, educational leaders, and other community members who are interested in having a positive impact on the world.

ELC Career Talk (Part II):

“Faculty Search: What Happens Behind the Scenes?”

Thursday, December 2, 2021

12:00 – 1:30 pm



Click here to register for this event!

A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants a day before the event.

Session Overview

ELC Department invites ELC students and ELC alumni to join us for the second part of our workshop about careers in academia.


Dr. Kathy Hytten, ELC Professor, has served on many search committees and many of that is as the Chair of the Search Committee. Kathy has led Faculty Searches as well as Department Chair searches.

Nor Othman-LeSaux, ELC Office Manager, has also served on search committees for Faculty, Staff (SHRA & EHRA), Temporary (Lecturers and Staff), and Graduate and Undergraduate student hires. Nor was also the HR key/point person in the UNC Exchange Program (UNCEP) Director search which had her reporting and working directly with Search Committee members from four UNC institutions as well as with the UNC General Administration (the System).

With a shared experience of more than 10 years serving on Search Committees, processing appointments, and onboarding new faculty and staff, Kathy and Nor will share tips, processes, resources, and more importantly, answer questions that are always on applicants’ minds.

About this session:

We will be sharing information that might help answer some of your burning questions as to what happens behind the scenes when a faculty search takes place. Questions like “I wonder what do the other faculty looks for in a colleague?” or “I’ve submitted my application. It has been 6 months. Why have I not heard from them?” or “What is the difference between an adjunct and a part-time lecturer?” These are just examples of questions that might cross your mind and we are sure you have many, many more questions. So, do join us for this second ELC Career Talk for an informational lunch & learn session on what happens during a faculty search.

For more details and/or questions about this event, please contact us at with the subject “ELC Career Talk II”

Previous Event Materials

Click on the links below to review materials from previous Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations Critical Conversations (ELCCC) conference sessions.


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Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations (ELC) Department
Email: (Please include “ELC Conference” in the subject of your email.)
Phone: 336.334.3490
Address: School of Education Building, Room 366
1300 Spring Garden St. Greensboro, NC 27412