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Chairperson of the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education

Employer
Michigan State University
Location
East Lansing, Michigan
Salary
Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 25, 2022
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Chairperson of the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education

Michigan State University College of Education

East Lansing, MI, USA

The Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education (https://education.msu.edu/cepse) seeks a 12-month, tenure-track, full-professor to serve as department chair.

Candidates should be interested in and committed to the leadership of a department that is composed of five separate academic graduate programs: Educational Psychology and Educational Technology, Measurement and Quantitative Methods, School Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Special Education (both undergraduate and graduate). The department also houses the Center for the Study of Curriculum Policy and has strong ties with the CREATE for STEM Institute. This results in a total of 35 tenure-stream faculty in the department.

The candidate will have a Ph.D. in an academic area centered on at least one of the above five programs and will have a strong record of scholarship in that particular area. Applicants should also have leadership, teaching, and public policy/outreach experience. The department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with diversity, equity, and inclusion in education and a demonstrated commitment to improving educational outcomes for all students.

The candidate should also have a commitment to the development of doctoral, masters, and undergraduate degree programs, as all types are included in the aggregate across the five broad program areas. As the chief academic, fiscal, and administrative officer of the department, the chair is responsible for fostering excellence in all departmental activities consistent with MSU’s 2030 Strategic Plan (https://strategicplan.msu.edu) and the priorities of the College of Education.

The CEPSE Department houses several nationally acclaimed programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report including Rehabilitation Counseling (#1, last ranked in 2019); Educational Psychology (#6) and Special Education (#11) in the 2023 rankings. School Psychology and Measurement and Quantitative Methods are also nationally and internationally recognized programs. Situated in an institution committed to access and outreach, CEPSE faculty and students are deeply committed to addressing local, state, national, and international policy and practice issues. Building on our collective strengths, we seek to add a new and unique voice to the department.

Duties:

  • Promote excellence in research, teaching, and public policy and practice outreach and engagement
  • Promote academic growth and development among faculty and students
  • Support a collegial, collaborative, and productive department culture for the full diversity of CEPSE faculty, staff, and students
  • Manage and communicate effectively about organizational operations and resources
  • Promote professional growth and development among staff
  • In consultation with the CEPSE Faculty Advisory Committee, develop, maintain, and communicate a vision regarding strategic initiatives, priorities, and policies
  • Be an informed and strategic advocate for the faculty and department as it relates to priority discussions at the college and university

NOTE: The university is requiring all students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more: https://msu.edu/together-we-will

This is an annual position with a desired start date of August 15, 2023. Review of applications will begin in December 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Minimum qualifications

  • Earned doctoral degree in at least one of the five following areas: Educational Psychology and Educational Technology, Measurement and Quantitative Methods, School Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling, and/or Special Education
  • Outstanding scholarly publication record
  • Prior successful leadership experience
  • Commitment to promoting diversity in the department
  • Understanding of and commitment to the full array of CEPSE programs
  • Record of supporting the academic growth and development of students
  • Record of collaborating with other faculty members both within and outside of your area
  • Commitment to outreach and engagement with K-12 schools, government, and community agencies, and/or educational policy communities

Desired qualifications

Applicants should also have leadership, teaching, and public policy/outreach experience. The department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with diversity, equity, and inclusion in education and a demonstrated commitment to improving educational outcomes for all students.

The candidate should also have a commitment to the development of doctoral, masters, and undergraduate degree programs, as all types are included in the aggregate across the five broad program areas. As the chief academic, fiscal, and administrative officer of the department, the chair is responsible for fostering excellence in all departmental activities consistent with MSU’s 2030 Strategic Plan (https://strategicplan.msu.edu) and the priorities of the College of Education.

About the MSU College of Education

In the highly ranked College of Education, our community of scholars is committed to improving practice through the land-grant mission of Michigan State University. We conduct research that makes an impact on education, health, and well-being around the world. We welcome colleagues who demonstrate excellence and innovation in teaching, collaborate across fields of study, and strive to enact equity and inclusion in their work. Please see our website, education.msu.edu/jobs, for more information about working in the college and a full list of open positions.

Instructions to applicants

Online application via careers.msu.edu is required, see posting #820255. Interested candidates must include a letter of application; curriculum vitae; an empirical writing example or journal that is relevant to your area of scholarship; and names and contact information of three references.

If you have any questions, please contact Search Committee Chair William H. Schmidt (bschmidt@msu.edu).   

Department web address

education.msu.edu/cepse

About Michigan State University

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 165 years. One of the world's leading research universities, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery to make a better, safer, healthier world for all while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Land acknowledgement

Michigan State University occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary Lands of the Anishinaabeg—Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi peoples. The university resides on Land ceded in the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw.

 

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