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Faculty/Program Chair - Secondary Education

Stephens College
Columbia, Missouri
Salary commensurate with experience.
Posted Date
May 15, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Department: School of Integrative Studies 

Type: Faculty, Full-time, Non-tenure track

Stephens College is seeking a dynamic, experienced, and innovative individual to serve as Program Chair of our new Secondary Education Program. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction to the program and for ensuring its continued growth and success. This is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track position to begin August 2023.

Stephens College is embarking on visioning for tomorrow. Committed to a focus on putting students first, supporting teaching excellence and providing high quality immersive learning experiences, Stephens College is reconsidering all operations including curriculum offerings and delivery systems, course scheduling, professional partnerships and immersive learning experiences. The Secondary Education Program Chair will be someone who can think outside of the boundaries of traditional higher education to design, develop, launch and support new initiatives.


  • Coordinate Secondary Education program including, but not limited to:
  1. Leading curriculum development and assessment efforts.
  2. Teaching courses in secondary methods and other courses consistent with academic preparation and program needs. (Teaching load will be agreed upon with the Dean.)
  3. Organizing and supervising field placements.
  4. Serve as liaison between public schools and the education program.
  • Develop and implement a strategic plan to ensure the continued growth and success of the program.
  • Advise and mentor undergraduate students.
  • Manage the program budget and resources.
  • Recruit, hire, and retain high-quality faculty and staff.
  • Provide service to the department, and college through committee work and other duties as assigned.
  • Participate in student recruitment, retention, advising, and registration activities.


  • Doctorate in Education with emphasis in Secondary teaching Methods from an accredited institution. 
  • Experience in Teacher Education and college teaching with emphasis in English Language Arts preferred.
  • Record of teaching courses related to Secondary Education.
  • Experience supervising student teaching. 
  • Experience teaching in secondary classrooms.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work effectively with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.

Stephens College is a women’s college proudly located in downtown Columbia, MO, home to the University of Missouri and two private colleges with a total student population of about 40,000. Since our founding in 1833, we’ve been offering innovative, career-focused programs sound in the liberal arts with a focus on creative arts and sciences. We take a hands-on, experiential approach to education, making sure our students get both quality classroom instruction and external work experiences that complement their coursework. Stephens College prepares students to become leaders and innovators in a rapidly changing world. Graduate, online, and certificate programs available to women and men as part of our commitment to lifelong learning. 

The college prides itself on fostering a close-knit faculty community and on providing a welcoming, learning-centered environment for students. The learning community is distinguished by small classes, close engagement with faculty, intellectual rigor, and dynamic programs of study that reflect the College’s mission of lifelong learning. Stephens College contributes to the vibrant social and cultural climate which makes Columbia such a desirable place to live.

Stephens College offers excellent benefits, including vacation/holiday/sick pay, health/dental/life insurance, tuition waiver and college-matched retirement plan.

Stephens College does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of age, color, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status and all other classifications protected by law. Stephens College also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. Reports of misconduct, questions regarding Title IX or disability accommodations, any other concerns related to equity or noncompliance, or requests for a complete copy of the College’s policy should be directed to the Stephens College Equity Compliance Team at, or (573) 876-2321 or the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at 

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