Chair, Teacher Education
The Chair, Teacher Education will be responsible for leading, managing and coordinating all components of the Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education and Middle School Education programs as directed by the Dean and in accordance with Stevenson University policies and procedures and state and national standards. This position includes teaching, student advising, recruitment and service to the University and the external professional community. Other responsibilities may include off-campus, evening, or weekend duties as assigned by the Dean.
Department: School of Education: Education
Earned Doctorate degree in an education-related field plus five years of university teaching experience, public school teaching experience and extensive involvement with state and national accreditation. Experience in hiring and mentoring faculty and experience in university administration preferred.
Knowledge of current trends and research in teacher educationKnowledge of effective teaching strategies and best practicesKnowledge and understanding of state and national professional standardsProven collaboration, communication, organization and interpersonal skills needed to build relationships with faculty, department chairs, deans, and other internal and external stakeholders.Commitment to advising, mentoring, and guiding students preparing for graduate school admission and careers in EducationAbility to recruit, coach, manage, support, and develop faculty.Continuous improvement of course contentManage numerous tasks simultaneouslyMeet deadlinesAbility to work evenings and weekendsDevelop course materials in alignment with state and national professional standardsPlan and implement professional development workshops for students and facultyDemonstrated supervisory skills related to faculty development: coaching and counseling; planning, monitoring, and appraising faculty annually; conducting training; and providing guidance on all University systems, policies, and procedures.Demonstrated ability to perform multiple functions.Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse teams of faculty, staff, and administration sharing time, ideas, equipment, resources, and space.Proven ability to develop effective course materials, syllabi, lesson plans, lectures and workshops for students or faculty.Ability to develop and maintain a professional network by participating in professional organizations.Commitment to scholarly activity and professional development pertaining to Education to maintain currency in the field.Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and enhancement of student academic achievement, including knowledge of and experience with program development and curriculum assessment.Proven record of integrating technology in the classroom and in daily activities.Demonstrated knowledge of classroom and office technology, including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, Blackboard or similar teaching platform.Experience working with underrepresented students and students from at-risk backgrounds.Ability to work with and advocate for concerns of students and colleagues of diverse backgrounds.Knowledge and ability to manage a departmental budget, fund balances, and related fiscal activities ensuring sound fiscal practices are followed.Ability to travel as needed.
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force to move objects. Position requires the ability to speak clearly and effectively, while sitting or standing for an extended period of time. Sitting, standing, walking, talking, hearing, keyboarding, and repetitive motions. Position requires additional hours for meeting and events, including evenings and weekends.
Administrative ActivityWork under the supervision of the Dean of the SOE and in cooperation with faculty and other campus leaders to meet the goals of the University and the SOE.Collaborate with the Dean to plan and facilitate SOE meetingsMaintain and update the SOE assessment system to ensure compliance with state and national standardsParticipate with the Dean in completion of compliance reportsManage articulation agreements with community colleges and public school systemsManage, coordinate, and assess all SOE programs according to Stevenson University policies and procedures.Coordinate assessment of student learning including developing and implementing assessment plans, writing reports, and making recommendations for changes or additional support needed to ensure continuous improvement.Perform supervisory responsibilities including recruiting, hiring, coaching, managing, monitoring, and evaluating SOE full and part-time faculty.Continue to build reputation of education students, faculty, programs, and activities at Stevenson University.Schedule classes and assign teaching responsibilities.Foster an inclusive and collaborative work environment and maintain high professional standards, both inside and outside the classroom.Maintain professional relationships and bring together different opinions in order to advance the mission of the University.Collaborate with Career Services and the Industry Specialist in the SOE in order to support students in preparing for life after Stevenson.Coordinate faculty participation in open houses and other outreach and recruiting activities.Serve as the first point of contact for students, faculty, staff, and others regarding questions, complaints, and issues with university policies and procedures.Develop an advisory board to assist with curricular assessment and long-term planning initiatives.Promote students, faculty, programs, SOE, and the University to prospective students and parents, internal and external stakeholders, professional partners, and future employers.Participate in recruitment activities including, but not limited to, participating in open houses, instant decision days, and freshmen and transfer registration sessions.Manage the budget including anticipating needs and advocating for additional resources.Establish and maintain relationships with professional associationsProvide support to SOE faculty advisorsInstructional ActivityEngage in instructional activity totaling 12 contact hours per calendar yearMaintain and increase competence in subjects taughtConfer with students on course materialsDirect individual and group studiesEvaluate assignments and examinations or presentationsSubmit grades. Stevenson University uses the BlackBoard course Management System.Evaluate, update, and revise courses regularly.Participate in the assessment activities of the program, SOE, and University.Advise students including time spent providing students with support, resources, and/or recommendations regarding personal, academic, curricular, career and/or graduate school matters.Scholarly ActivityDevelop and maintain independent intellectual pursuits, including research or creative projects that enhance teaching effectiveness.Attend professional conferences, workshops, meetings, and talks related to professional interestsPursue internal and external funding sources to support scholarly activity.Attend internal and external professional development workshops and meetingsService ActivityServe as primary contact, internally and externally, for the SOEAttend all faculty, staff, University, and SOE meetings.Attend commencement exercises.Serve as an academic advisor to students.Serve on SOE and University committeesParticipate in SOE and University events.Serve in a collegial fashion in accordance with professional and ethical principles when dealing with other faculty members, students, administrators and members of the public.
Reports To: Dean, School of Education
Work Location: Greenspring (00)
Position Category: Faculty
Position Type: Full-Time Faculty (10 months, 500500)
Close Date: 3/17/2017
Open Until Filled: No
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stevenson.peopleadmin.com
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