Department Chair Teacher Education
Miami University, College of Education, Health & Society
Teacher Education: Department Chair & Full Professor to be responsible for the planning and administration of a department consisting of approximately 30 faculty and a number of assigned staff. Primary department budget responsibilities reside with the Chair under Miami’s Responsibility Centered Management system. The Chair oversees a curriculum that consists of both undergraduate and graduate programs. Other duties include mentoring, development and evaluation of faculty and staff; building cutting-edge partnerships designed to achieve professional impact; supporting on-line and hybrid course offerings; overseeing internal program assessments and external assessments under CAEP; facilitating collaboration with the other departments within EHS and departments in the College and other colleges throughout the University. The chair is expected to work closely with the Department of Education and Society on the regional campuses (Hamilton, Middletown, and Voice of America). The chair is also charged with maintaining strong academic programs; and recruiting an intellectually active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.
The mission of the College of Education, Health and Society (EHS) at Miami University is to prepare transformative leaders. Through excellence in teaching, scholarship, and community partnerships, the College provides dynamic and innovative programs that encourage multicultural and international perspectives. Our integrated human experience prepares graduates to generate knowledge, educate, serve, and promote well-being in diverse and global settings through ethical, democratic, and socially just practices.
Faculty members work in an environment that promotes a holistic approach to both teaching and research. They are encouraged to align their teaching, scholarship, and service in an interdisciplinary fashion in order to promote aggressive solutions to the issues faced by our society. EHS celebrates the opportunities for cross-departmental collaboration facilitated by the five departments (Educational Leadership, Teacher Education, Family Science and Social Work, Kinesiology and Health, and Educational Psychology) in our College. It is our belief that the synergy from this comprehensive approach creates the kind of integrated human experience that is essential to excellence in research and teaching.
The Department of Teacher Education is seeking a Chair committed to building a culture of excellence and collaboration through consultative decision-making. The Chair is expected to foster exemplary teaching, research and creativity while promoting global awareness, diversity, social responsibility and social justice throughout the departmental curriculum. Further, the chair is expected to provide leadership in assisting the department to live out the recently created departmental vision. Additionally, the chair must lead the department in attracting, retaining and graduating students to both the undergraduate and graduate programs in teacher education and preparing professionals to serve in any number of social and cultural settings.
Require: The position requires a Ph.D. and eligibility for the rank of Professor. The doctorate must be related to a field in the department from an accredited institution of higher education. Candidates must demonstrate success in meeting teaching and research qualifications to merit the rank of Professor, evidence of commitment to developing faculty and programs that support engagement with diverse students, school and community populations, evidence of experience in developing and maintaining working relationships with school communities, and demonstrated leadership ability. Strong candidates will have expertise and insight on the changing nature of teacher preparation and the ability to assist the department to embrace the national landscape teacher education must engage now and in the future; commitment to strong school/university partnerships, social justice, and the incorporation of diverse, global perspectives in the preparation of teachers.
Submit cover letter and curriculum vitae to https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=3946. For inquiries about posting, contact Ray Witte at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Screening of applications will begin April 28, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
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