Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Wed Nov 20 2019 Job Description:
Reporting directly to the Dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences (CEBS), the Director, School of Teacher Education (STE) holds a 12-month administrative appointment and is responsible for the overall leadership and administration of the school including oversight of academic programs, faculty review, course scheduling, budgeting, facilitating innovation, and supporting faculty, staff, and student professional learning. As a member of the College of Education leadership team, the director collaborates regularly with other department heads, directors, the associate deans, and administrative staff to conduct the work of the unit.
The STE is the largest academic unit in CEBS and one of the largest at WKU. The 32 full-time faculty in STE deliver instructional programs in program areas such as Elementary Education, Middle Grades Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, Libraries, Informatics, and Technology in Education, Gifted Education, Business and Marketing Education, Science and Math Education, Literacy, and Instructional Design. These include teacher certification and non-certification options at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to lead the WKU STE at an exciting time in the school's history.
Works with faculty across content areas, including programs within and outside the school, and across extended campuses
Oversees day-to-day operations of the School
Develops and maintains processes to enhance the work of the School of Teacher Education, including scheduling, advising, as well as internal and external communication
Works to establish and sustain a positive culture for the School of Teacher Education
Represents the School of Teacher Education at the university and state level
Builds and maintains relationships with P-12 school partners and other education-related stakeholders
Maintains relationships with program faculty connected to Teacher Education university-wide including Potter College, Ogden College, and The College of Health and Human Services
Supports faculty in their teaching, scholarship, and service efforts
Works collaboratively with the Director Office of Professional Education Services to sustain and enhance fieldwork experiences for pre-service teachers
Manages student issues on behalf of The School of Teacher Education
Manages and allocates resources within a substantive budget
Coordinates School of Teacher Education leadership meeting
Attends graduate and undergraduate meetings serving as an "ex officio" voting member serving to break ties
Assigns faculty committee work
A doctoral degree from an accredited university in an academic area related to the school;
A distinguished record of scholarship and teaching that merits appointment as a tenured associate or full professor in the school; and
Evidence of successful experience as a collaborative leader in one or more professional roles (e.g., program coordinator, principal investigator, project director, department chair, officer in an organization);
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