Job Title Chair of Teacher Education and Associate Professor or Professor of Education, Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education - F23003F2
Full-time or Part-time? Full Time Tenure Status Tenure Track
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The Teacher Education Department at the University of Southern Indiana, a public university in Evansville, Indiana, seeks applications for a 10-month position as department chair at the Associate Professor or Professor level in education. Appointment will begin August 2023.
We seek an innovative, entrepreneurial, resourceful, and dynamic person to lead and mentor a department that emphasizes a university-wide commitment to preparation of teachers. The new chair will provide the vision and direction to guide the Department to higher levels of excellence. The Chair is responsible for overall leadership and administration of the department including oversight of academic programs, faculty review, course scheduling, budget, support of faculty productivity and professional development, and facilitation of innovation. This is a 10-month, administrative position with teaching responsibilities and expectations for scholarship. The Chair is assisted by two graduate program directors and serves on the Dean's Council, the Quality Assurance Team for Educator Preparation, and the University Teacher Education Council.
Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in education or a closely related field. The ideal candidate will be able to articulate a clear and compelling vision of the department's future and quickly adapt to the ever-changing higher education landscape. The candidate must also exhibit a record of teaching, service, and scholarship that would result in the award of tenure at the University of Southern Indiana; minimum of one year of P-12 teaching experience; expertise in building and maintaining collaborative relationships; and university teaching and leadership experience. Rank will be commensurate with experience.
The department offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs including an Ed.D. program with three tracks, a Master of Science program with three tracks, and three undergraduate majors in early childhood education, special education, and elementary education that qualify students for licensure in the state of Indiana. The university has accreditation for both initial and advanced programs through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Additional information on the degree programs in the Teacher Education Department may be found at https: // www. usi.edu/science/teacher-education/.
Click “Apply for this job” near the top right of this page to complete an application and upload application materials to the attention of Dr. Bill Elliott, Associate Dean of the Pott College and Search Committee Chair. Application materials should include:
(1) letter of application describing teaching experience, scholarly interests and achievements, and potential contributions to the department;
(2) current curriculum vitae;
(3) names and full contact information including e-mail addresses for three professional references;
(4) unofficial transcripts;
(5) statement of leadership philosophy.
Official transcripts will be required at a later stage. Contact Dr. Bill Elliott at [email protected] with any inquiries. For best consideration, please submit materials before Friday, March 17, 2023. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
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The University of Southern Indiana is an EEO/AA employer. All individuals including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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