Assistant Professor & Director of Teacher Education and Certification Officer
Seeking to fill vacancy for a June 1, 2018 appointment.
This is a 12 month tenure track position within the College of Education. The Director of Teacher Education and Certification Officer will be housed within the College of Education and lead the staff within Educator Preparation Services to oversee certification, testing, field experiences, and other aspects of teacher education as they are guided by TEA rules and regulations. This faculty member will carry a 50% faculty load and a 50% administrative load.
Faculty Load: (50%)
30% - Teaching: This individual will teach five courses (15 hours) per academic year, typically 6 hours in the fall, 6 hours in the spring, and 3 hours in one of the summer terms in either a teacher education program or professional program within one of the following departments: Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership & Technology, or Kinesiology
15% - Scholarship: This individual will be expected to establish and maintain a scholarly research agenda related to his/her academic field of study. This must include appropriate publications and presentations, and may include externally funded grants and other applicable scholastic ventures.
5% - Service: This individual will be expected to serve on department, college, and university level committees in his/her faculty role as opportunities arise.
Administrative Load: (50%)
10% - Supervise Personnel in Educator Preparation Services: This individual will be responsible for providing leadership to the Educator Preparation Services staff. This includes holding regularly schedule staff meetings; collaboratively establishing annual performance goals; assessing staff performance; and evaluating the effectiveness of the staff in fulfilling the mission of the office
25% - Strategically Plan, Implement, and Assess: This individual will be responsible for leading the Educator Preparation Services staff and appropriate program area faculty in strategic planning concerning certification. Additionally, this individual will be responsible for assisting program areas in the collection and analysis of relevant certification data. This individual will lead the staff in Educator Preparation Services in efforts to regularly assess the effectiveness of current processes and procedures.
10% - Lead Teacher Education and Professional Program Efforts: This individual will serve as the chair of the Educator Preparation Council and the required advisory committee(s). This individual will be responsible for regularly communicating updates from TEA and other relevant education entities; this individual will also assist the dean and relevant department heads in maintaining open lines of communication with teacher certification areas outside of the College of Education.
5% - Other Duties as Assigned
Required Education and Experience:
Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership, Kinesiology, or a closely related field.
A minimum of three years of experience teaching any grade, P-12