The Education Department at Curry College invites applications for qualified teacher educators with expertise and experience with educational administration, curriculum & pedagogy, child development and effective teaching practices to apply for a one-year special appointment at the Assistant Professor Rank beginning August 1, 2020.
We seek a one-year special appointment as the Director of Programs in Graduate Education. The Graduate Director leads the graduate programs in education and provides guidance and leadership to all graduate programs at our two campuses in Milton and Plymouth, as well as partnership sites. This individual must be knowledgeable of state and national education standards to ensure successful outcomes for students and the continued approval of the program. Additionally, the Director is expected to be engaged, detail-oriented, communicative leader who works effectively with a range of constituents across the institution and the educator preparation community.
We seek an educator, administrator and scholar who actively connects theory and practice in the classroom, can advance the field of preparing new educators and administrators, and brings a current understanding of pedagogical best practices to their teaching, scholarship, and service. The successful candidate possesses a knowledge of early education /elementary middle school education, current national standards and best practices for teaching children from birth through high school and adult learners.
The successful candidate will have experience with culturally, academically and economically diverse students. Candidates are expected to be an active contributor to the service of the department and to content areas in the department, depending on their area(s) of expertise. Only candidates who will have completed a doctorate degree by the position start date will be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
While it is our intent to run courses in a traditional face-to-face format, the ideal candidate will be able to deliver the course(s) in an online format.
Responsibilities include the following:
Directing and overseeing Graduate Programs in Education including the teacher preparation programs, administrator preparation programs, Endorsement programs and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) programs. (1/2 of proposed load).
Teaching undergraduates or graduate students in a 3 load in the fall and 4 load in the spring.
In consultation with the 5th Year MED Coordinator, oversee the 5th Year MED Graduate Program.
Teach courses in curriculum, pedagogy, literacy or educational leadership courses in education to teacher and administrator candidates at the graduate and or undergraduate level.
As applicable, teach other courses focused on introduction to the field of education, educational psychology educational programming, special education, classroom management and positive behavior techniques and school/family relationships depending on the expertise of the applicant.
Advise and mentor students at the graduate level.
Curriculum development and assessment of learning outcomes assessment of coursework and programming at the graduate level.
Engage in service to the department in programming and curricular development, admissions and recruitment efforts, and other department initiatives.
Guide and lead ongoing data collection and analysis to productively participate in program review and accreditation for graduate programming.
Engage with community organizations to promote partnerships and affiliations.
Carry out the duties of the Director of Graduate Studies as outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Pursue a program of scholarly inquiry, including, but not limited to, presentations at conferences and publications in scholarly journals.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates for the appointment must have completed a doctorate degree in educational leadership curriculum & instruction or related field prior to beginning the position.
A minimum of 6-8 years teaching and administrative experience in educational settings from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12.
Demonstrated expertise in curriculum & pedagogy at the early education/elementary/middle level/high school level.
Evidence of an emerging research agenda that informs their work as a teacher educator and administrator.
Successful experience working with and advising adult learners.
Some summer and intersession work is expected.
Comfort working and teaching in a remote environment (Candidates will be expected to become proficient using the Learning Management System- CANVAS).
Professional work style conducive to an active and professional environment.
1-3 years’ experience teaching courses at the college level.
Successful experiences leading educator preparation programs in a traditional higher education setting or other appropriate administrative role.
Experience teaching/working in culturally, academically and economically diverse settings.
Commitment to recruiting and teaching diverse learners and modeling inclusive practices.
Experience teaching/working within a specific content area that complements the needs of the department (for example: literacy, social studies, special education, teaching English to speakers of other languages, science education, educational leadership, administration).
Experience integrating technology into curriculum.
Experience with the Candidate Assessment of Performance and Massachusetts Performance Assessment for Leaders.
Knowledge of and experience with the Massachusetts DESE Subject Matter Knowledge (SMK), Massachusetts Frameworks, Professional Standards for Teachers and Administrators.
Experience serving in a leadership capacity in an Education Department.
Familiarity with faculty governance processes.
Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.
Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on a wooded 131-acre campus in Milton, MA just seven miles from downtown Boston. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Curry College offers 27 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as four graduate programs and a variety of continuing education certificates and programs.
Curry College is an equal opportunity employer that encourages diversity in the workplace and is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in every aspect of its operations.