School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies
Kent Campus – Kent, OH
Setting: Kent State University (http://www.kent.edu/) is located in Northeast Ohio, a geographic area rich in institutional diversity. Kent, Ohio (http://kentohio.org/) is a mid-sized community on the Cuyahoga River, approximately 10 miles from Akron, 35 miles from Cleveland, and 15 miles from the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. With an enrollment of 35,000 students in undergraduate, graduate and off-campus programs, Kent State University is the highest-ranked public university in northern Ohio on the Top Public Schools and Best National Universities lists by U.S. News & World Report. Kent State also holds the esteemed distinction of being one of only five institutions in Ohio to be recognized as an elite research university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. With eight campuses spanning Northeast Ohio, a College of Podiatric Medicine, a Twinsburg Academic Center and academic sites in major world cities, such as New York City, Geneva and Florence, Kent State is one of Ohio’s leading public universities and a major educational, economic and cultural resource far beyond the Northeast Ohio region it has served since 1910. Kent State is a national leader in award-winning student support services to graduate students.
The Director of the School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies (TLC), is the chief administrative officer of the School and reports directly to and is accountable to the Dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Services. The School of TLC (https://www.kent.edu/ehhs/tlcs) offers undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in Curriculum and Instruction and houses several teacher education programs including early childhood, middle childhood, adolescent education, career technical, and physical education as well as educational technology.
The Director of the School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies:
- provides a vision for the work of teacher education and local and global community engagement;
- provides leadership for shared problem-solving and ongoing intellectual dialogue about teaching, scholarship, programming, and issues related to the evolving educational environment;
- works with and supports 38 faculty on Kent campus and 5 faculty on Regional campuses in their highly productive teaching, research/grant and school partnership work.
- responsive to the needs of undergraduate and graduate students; promotes students first philosophy;
- promotes effective communication and positive morale within the School;
- cultivates a scholarly culture and climate of the School;
- recommends the reappointment, non-reappointment, tenure, promotion, sanction, and or dismissal of faculty members in the School, as well as appoints, supports, and directs the nonacademic staff of the School;
- assigns workload to faculty members and facilitates scheduling of courses;
- oversees the School budget and engages in fiscally-responsible management of resources;
- oversees and supports the Child Development Center, and TLC special centers/projects;
- promotes diversity, equity and inclusion;
- advocates for and represents faculty in School, College, and University affairs, forums, and decisions;
- develops administrative and educational policies in collaboration with faculty and staff in the School; ensures implementation of School compliance with University, Administrative and operational policies, rules and regulations, and any applicable collective bargaining agreements;
- performs other tasks and duties as assigned and may include but are not limited to following: the progress of graduates, building and maintaining relationships across Kent State University’s multiple campuses, providing orientation to new faculty, and such.
Minimum Qualifications: Terminal degree in one of the disciplines of the school and experience generally commensurate to the rank of full professor.
Significant academic or equivalent professional experience generally commensurate to the rank of full professor.
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.
Application and Appointment Dates: Initial review of applications will begin September 5, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate begins January 2023 preferably. Kent State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Applications: Please apply at https://jobs.kent.edu. Please send a detailed letter of application and qualifications; curriculum vita; statement of commitment to diversity; and names, addresses, emails, and telephone numbers of three references.
For additional information, questions, or nominations, interested parties should contact:
Dr. Martha Lash, Search Committee Chair
Interim Director, School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies
College of Education, Health and Human Services
Kent State University
For a complete description of this position and to apply online,
visit our jobsite at https://jobs.kent.edu
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