Assistant Professor of Education and Graduate Program Director - Tenure Track

Elmhurst University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Nov 6, 2023
Job Summary

The School of Education invites applications for a tenure track position for the Graduate Director of the Education Graduate Program. The position would be full-time teaching in the Education Graduate Program with no undergraduate teaching or supervision responsibilities.

The Graduate Director oversees the following programs:
  • MEd in Teacher Leadership
  • MSEd in Special Education
  • Endorsements in Bilingual Education, English as a Second Language, Learning Behavior Specialist I, and Teacher Leadership
  • Graduate courses for the Master’s in Communication and Speech Disorders
Elmhurst University graduate students are licensed teachers who are seeking to further their impact on PK-12 students and families. Therefore, Elmhurst University offers graduate programs to provide advanced teaching and leadership knowledge and skills as well as support the development of culturally responsive teaching pedagogies.

Essential Functions
  • Direct graduate programs in Education, which includes staffing and scheduling courses, hiring adjunct faculty, and overseeing course materials, including final graduate theses
  • Teach graduate courses in the teacher leader endorsement program, including capstone seminars
  • Oversee endorsements earned through graduate coursework (e.g., Bilingual, ESL, LBS1, Teacher Leader)
  • Supervise the data collection and reporting of the State of Illinois assessments for the teacher leader degree and endorsement
  • Coordinate clinical experience hours as required for State of Illinois endorsements at the graduate level
  • Coordinate cooperating teacher and alumni vouchers for graduate courses
  • Represent the Education Graduate Program in the larger university-wide Graduate School
  • Provide support for graduate admissions and marketing for all Education graduate programs
  • Demonstrate teaching effectiveness, scholarship or creative work, and institutional service toward tenure
  • Participate in service within the department, university, community, state, and professional organizations
  • Foster collaborative partnerships with local schools and districts to coordinate cohorts
Other Duties and Responsibilities

Performs other teaching-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Earned doctorate in a field related to educational leadership including teacher leadership
  • Scholarship related to educational leadership
  • Demonstrated strong teaching skills at the university level contributing to graduate programs
  • Ability to teach graduate courses in educational leadership (e.g., school culture, action research, professional development, school-wide assessment, and collaboration)
  • Experience working in US public schools
  • Experience in supervising master’s theses or doctoral work
  • Demonstrated experience and collaboration working with graduate students, teachers, administration, and faculty members
Preferred Qualifications

● Experience in a teacher leadership or principal preparation program
● Participation in state, national, and international teacher leader initiatives and organizations
● Knowledge of endorsements in Illinois: Teacher Leader, LBS1 and ESL /Bilingual

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

Employee is subject to indoor work, protected from weather conditions. Work is sedentary in nature and involves exerting up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently/constantly in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

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Elmhurst University is a leading institution of higher education that seamlessly blends liberal learning and professional preparation to help students reach their full potential. Elmhurst University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, 20 graduate programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst University is one of the Top 10 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education.

Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the University’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst University is an EO Employer. Elmhurst University prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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