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Job ID: 127354

Associate/Full Professor of Teacher Education
University of Illinois, Springfield


Date Posted Aug. 8, 2019
Title Associate/Full Professor of Teacher Education
University University of Illinois, Springfield
Springfield, IL, United States
Department College of Education and Human Services
Application Deadline Oct. 31, 2019
Position Start Date August 2020
 
 
  • Associate Professor
    Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Teacher Education
 
 

The Department of Teacher Education at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) invites applications for one Tenure Track Professor/Chair of the Department at the Associate/Full Professor level, to begin August, 2020. The Department of Teacher Education at UIS is an Illinois State Board of Education approved Teacher Education program.

The Department of Teacher Education (TEP) at UIS seeks to expand our programs and diversify our teacher candidate pool. We desire a leader in pre-service teacher preparation on a regional or national level, and a scholar who focuses on teaching, curriculum, policy, or related areas. This department chair position offers an exciting opportunity to provide leadership, innovation, and support to colleagues in advancing the work of teacher education.

We seek a leader with a forward-thinking vision for transforming teacher education, grounded in the principles of justice and equity, informed by scholarship and experience, who desires the opportunity to collaboratively enact this vision. This person will be committed to shared leadership to transform the department to one that is research and grant productive, dedicated to quality teaching, and concerned for the professional growth, dignity, and well-being of all members of our community, including faculty, staff, and students. Ideal candidates will also have strong interpersonal, administrative, communication, organizational, and fiduciary skills.

Initial criteria for this position include an earned doctorate from an accredited university in a field related to education (including quantitative social science disciplines as well as STEM fields); a minimum of five years of public school classroom teaching experience in a K-12 setting; knowledge of pre-service teacher evaluation; successful teaching experience within a teacher education program; and higher education leadership experience. Additional required criteria include successful and innovative experience with online teaching and program development, experience with building and assessing new programs, and state or national accreditation.

Programs in the Department of Teacher Education are built upon the foundations of high-quality teaching, public engagement, a commitment to diversity, and technological innovation, and candidates should expect to be able to address their qualifications in these areas as well. The university emphasizes excellence in teaching, but faculty are also expected to produce scholarly research related to education and provide service at multiple levels (university, college, department, field, and community). The general teaching load is two courses per semester (teaching licensure courses to both traditional and nontraditional students, both on-campus and online), in addition to the responsibilities of department chair.

Required Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in the field of education (or related)
  • A minimum of five years of public school classroom teaching experience in a K-12 setting
  • A demonstrated commitment to recruiting and supporting faculty and students from diverse backgrounds
  • Commitment to high-quality teaching
  • Knowledge of teacher evaluation
  • A strong interest in quantitative reasoning and quantitative literacy
  • Experience with securing external funding
  • Established record of scholarship at the national level
  • Successful teaching experience within a teacher education program
  • Higher education leadership experience
  • Successful and innovative experience with online teaching and program development
  • Experience with building and assessing new programs
  • Experience with state accreditation (e.g., ISBE, or similar)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in quantitative methodologies
  • Established record of scholarship at the national level, and a strong interest or expertise in quantitative reasoning and quantitative literacy
  • Experience with national accreditation (e.g., CAEP)
  • A record of effective administrative expertise, and demonstrated ability to work in diverse teams across institutional boundaries
  • A demonstrated commitment to recruiting and supporting faculty and students from diverse backgrounds
  • A demonstrated record of high-quality teacher education or teacher preparation experience
  • The ability and desire to engage faculty, staff, and students in professional growth and development
  • Management skills relative to planning, budgeting, assessment, and administration
  • A record of securing external funding

Description of Duties:

  • Leading the faculty, staff, and students in carrying out the work of the department, helping it to expand and advance
  • Actively contributing to the field of teacher education at the local, state, national, and/or international levels
  • Supporting community-engaged partnerships towards justice-oriented teaching and teacher education
  • Promoting excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service
  • Promoting the professional growth, dignity, and well-being of all members of the TEP community
  • Supporting a collegial, and productive work environment for diverse faculty, staff, and students
  • Supporting the recruitment and development of a diverse student body
  • Mentoring and supporting a capable, productive, and diverse faculty
  • Communicating and advocating department priorities to college and university leadership
  • Facilitating effective collaboration within and across departments, colleges, and the university
  • Overseeing TEP fiscal responsibilities

Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is one of three members of the University of Illinois system. The university serves approximately 5,000 students in 23 graduate and 32 undergraduate programs. The academic curriculum offers students a strong liberal arts core, a wide range of professional programs, and close faculty interaction. Making the most of its location in the state capital, UIS is broadly engaged in public policy and service. Its diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students. Twenty-five percent of majors are in 17 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning. UIS faculty are committed teachers, active scholars, and professionals in service to society. You are encouraged to visit the university web page at http://www.uis.edu and the department web page at http://www.uis.edu/teachereducation/.


  • The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


 
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Contact Information

 
  • Jennifer Martin
    College of Education and Human Services
    University of Illinois, Springfield
    1 University Plaza
    Ms Brk 330
    Springfield, IL 62703
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  • 217-206-7007
  • jmart315@uis.edu

 

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