Midway University seeks a Chair for the Department of Teacher Education. Housed within the School of Arts and Sciences, the Department includes programs leading to initial teaching certification, as well as programs in Education Studies and the graduate Master of Education, Teacher Leader program. The Department Chair is expected to be committed to teaching and mentoring students and will work with the faculty and dean to expand the Department’s offerings, grow enrollment, lead accreditation processes, and develop a culture of data-based decision making within the department to enhance quality and continuous improvement. Collaboration across offices to grow enrollment will be a priority. Faculty rank is commensurate with experience; tenure is not offered at the institution.
This is a nine-month faculty position with expectation of some days during summer for new student advising, registration, and accreditation. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
The Department Chair for Teacher Education is also responsible for teaching both in-seat and online classes, ensuring accreditation standards are met, collaborating on enrollment initiatives, developing curriculum, advising students, serving on committees, and scholarship. Administrative duties additionally include hiring and evaluating faculty, managing department budgets, preparing efficient and effective course schedules, coordinating departmental data collection, and overseeing both internal and external reporting.