Executive Director of Teacher Education
University of Connecticut - Storrs, CT

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Position Summary

The Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut seeks an energetic, strategic, and collaborative academic leader to serve as the Executive Director of Teacher Education. Working closely with faculty, students, and administration, the successful candidate will demonstrate the values and conviction to ensure that Neag graduates emerge as amongst the most well prepared teachers in the nation. This is a ten-month, tenure eligible position at the Associate/Full Professor level with a start date of August 2013.

The Neag School of Education offers a five-year integrated Bachelor-Master program in teacher preparation on the main campus of the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT (Enrollment: 360), and a post-baccalaureate Master of Arts plus certification program on three regional campuses (Enrollment: 100). We prepare teachers in the areas of Elementary Education, Secondary Education (English, History/Social Studies, Science, Math, World Languages), Special Education, Music Education, and Agricultural Education. Our program, recognized by NCATE for comprehensive clinical education, is organized in conjunction with partner school districts to ensure the highest quality clinical experiences for our candidates. A member of the National Network for Education Renewal (NNER) and a recipient of the Carnegie Corporation's Teachers for a New Era grant, the Neag School of Education strives to engage in meaningful partnerships with arts and sciences faculty, to assess candidate preparation and performance - both pre-service and in-service, and to advance clinic-based learning in schools.

We seek a diverse pool of candidates with distinguished records of achievement in education and demonstrated uncompromising commitment to academic excellence. An articulate and enthusiastic communicator, we seek a leader with extensive experience in culturally and linguistically complex settings and a commitment to diversity in all forms.

Responsibilities include: Programmatic leadership within teacher education, including: program design and reform; program assessment; program accreditation; student recruitment and admission; developing proposals for extramural funding to support programmatic activities; coordination between all departments, units, and stakeholders in both general and special education contexts; teaching; advocacy for teacher education policy in Connecticut and nationally; and supervision of teacher education professional staff. The new Director will join a faculty with the highest aspirations for excellence and will advance the faculty's priorities in a way that acknowledges teacher education as a moral imperative, scholarly enterprise, and professional endeavor. It is anticipated that two Associate Directors [for the Integrated Bachelors/Masters (IBM) Program and the Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates (TCPCG)] will be appointed to support the day-to-day management work of the Executive Director.


Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate in education or related field; classroom teaching experience in K-12 and higher education; success with developing and sustaining school partnerships within the context of teacher preparation; record of scholarly publications in education-related academic field; ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with a range of teacher education stakeholders; capacity to secure extramural funding and lead projects involving multiple disciplines; and leadership experience working in culturally, linguistically and academically complex settings. Preference will be given to candidates with: a) visibility at the national level in teacher education reform; b) rich experiences as an urban educator and change agent; c) leadership role in teacher education accreditation at the state and national levels, d) previous experience with program evaluation in teacher education.

Appointment Terms

This is a ten-month, tenure eligible position at the Associate/Full Professor level with a start date of August 2013. The faculty appointment will be at a level consistent with the candidate's prior accomplishments.

To Apply

Interested applicants please apply by using Husky Hire. Upload a current vita, a letter of application, one or more recent publication and the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references. Letters of application should describe how you meet minimum and preferred qualifications. Please include your last name and the search number 2013415 in the document title for each document submitted. Evaluation of applications will begin February 28, 2013.

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community. We actively encourage women, people with disabilities, and others from diverse backgrounds to apply. The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 PM eastern on 3/26/2013.

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