The Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University (MSU), a national leader in teacher preparation and research on teaching, teacher learning, curriculum, policy, and international education, is seeking a full professor in teaching and teacher education to serve as department chair. This position offers an exciting opportunity for providing leadership, encouraging innovation, and supporting colleagues in advancing the work of a vibrant department of teacher education.
We seek a candidate with a future-oriented vision for transforming teacher education, grounded in the principles of justice and equity and informed by scholarship and experience, who desires the opportunity to collaboratively enact this vision. This person will be committed to humanistic leadership of a dynamic department that is research and grant productive, dedicated to quality teaching, and concerned for the professional growth, dignity, and well-being of all members of the Teacher Education community, including faculty, staff, and students. Ideal candidates will also have strong communication, organizational, administrative, and fiduciary skills.
The Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University is a large department, with a long history in scholarly and innovative approaches to teaching and teacher education.
For 24 years in a row, the Department has been ranked No. 1 in elementary education and secondary education. Our five-year teacher preparation program works in collaboration with communities and schools in the Detroit, Chicago, Lansing, and Grand Rapids areas. Candidates with a significant interest in collaboration with such diverse communities are especially encouraged to apply. The chair serves as the chief academic, fiscal, and administrative officer for the Department and is responsible for fostering excellence in the Department’s research, teaching and outreach/service activities, and College of Education, in which it is housed.
The Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University is distinguished for its commitment to scholarly inquiry in teaching and learning, broadly defined. It is one of four departments in the College of Education, and is the home to almost 60 tenure-track faculty, as well as staff, fixed-term faculty, specialists, and research and teaching assistants. The Department has a large elementary and secondary teacher preparation program, as well as an online MATC program, and a doctoral program.
Description of Duties:
Leading the faculty, staff, and students in carrying out the work of the department, helping it to continue to thrive and advance
Actively contributing to conversations about teaching and teacher education at the local, state, national, and 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 TE Community.
Supporting a collegial, humanistic and productive work environment for diverse faculty, staff, and graduate students
Supporting the recruitment and development of a diverse and outstanding student body
Hiring, mentoring, and evaluating a capable and diverse faculty
Advocating department priorities to the College and University leadership
Facilitating effective collaboration within the Department and across the College and University
Overseeing departmental fiscal responsibilities
A record of accomplishments consistent with appointment as a full professor at a research-intensive institution
A commitment to an array of substantive domains related to teacher education
Record of effective humanistic leadership and/or administrative experience and demonstrated ability to work in diverse teams and across institutional boundaries
Demonstrated commitment to recruiting and supporting faculty and students from diverse backgrounds
Demonstrated commitment to intellectual diversity and cultural richness
Ability to engage faculty, staff and students in professional growth and development
Management skills relative to planning, budgeting and administration
Required Application Materials
Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three examples of scholarship, and names and contact information of three references.
Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Please see our department website (www.education.msu.edu/te/) and College website (www.educ.msu.edu/) for information about our work.
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