Provide leadership and maintain administrative and program links with the main campus and within the Rochester community -
Engage in strategic planning with Education (course coordinators, dept. chair and grad. director) and Administrative Faculty (Dean, Rochester Site Director, Admissions Recruiter and Student Services Coordinator)
Attend Minneapolis Campus department and program meetings. (approximately once/month - faculty meetings; 1-3 each semester for Student Teaching/assessment workshops, etc., and department committee assignments, as appropriate and needed)
Coordinate meetings at the Rochester site for adjunct teacher trainings, new faculty on-boarding and continuous academic support, as needed.
Provide information sessions for prospective students in collaboration with the Admissions Director in Rochester
Work with Registrar and main campus on registration and graduation of students
Create and adjust teaching class schedule for programs in consultation with the Director of Rochester Programs and Department Chair
Develop and host advisory board meetings in Rochester
Meet with partner school district personnel to develop and expand programs
Work with districts and community programs to market the education program to district employees
Interviewing, hiring and mentoring adjunct faculty:
Provide support to adjuncts, as needed, to support their use of TK20, course requirements and the development of hybrid courses
Connect adjunct instructors to program leads and support on the Minneapolis campus
Provide support to adjunct and students in classes if problems arise
Field and Student Teaching Placements:
Work with local schools and coordinators to place education students in classrooms for field service hours
Develop public achievement special education sites for students to complete special education service learning
Work with local schools and teachers to place education students in 12-week student teaching placements
Support student teachers in Rochester
Share student teaching placement information with Director of Student Teaching in order to ensure inclusion of Rochester students and supervisors in seminars and procedures
Advising: Program advising for advisees in Rochester, both graduate and undergraduate, elementary, ESL and SPED-ABS. Students meet to sketch out how to complete their programs in a timely manner.
Collaborate with others to provide academic and technology supports for students in Rochester (similar to CLASS office, special workshops, support for IT issues, etc.)
Competitive candidates must possess a master's degree in education; teaching experience in an academic setting; administrative experience and demonstrated leadership skills; and a documented history of positive interactions with colleagues, students, and the community. Preference will be given to applicants with experience collaborating with diverse community members; demonstrated ability to teach courses in one of the specialty areas of ESL or special education; teaching experience in K-12; experience with hybrid or online pedagogy; experience in program facilitation; and/or demonstrated strategic planning ability (preferably in an academic setting).
Augsburg University values the diversity of persons, perspectives, and convictions. Critical thinking, rigorous analysis, and open discussion across a full range of ideas lie at the heart of the University's mission as an institution of higher learning. Essential to the University in living out its mission of educating students be "informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders" is that our foundation be one of diversity, inclusion, equity, and intercultural competency.
Augsburg offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to approximately 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. With a student/faculty ratio of 15:1, the university focuses on close personal interaction with faculty and experiential education opportunities on campus and in the community. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings. At both undergraduate and graduate levels, students actively engage in international travel and intercultural experiences that broaden their view of the world and deepen their engagement in it.
Augsburg's main campus is located in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, one of the most diverse areas in the Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and one of the city's largest medical complexes are adjacent to Augsburg; the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners Theatre district are just a few blocks away. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a site in Rochester, the fastest growing city in Minnesota and headquarters of the Mayo Health System. In addition to these locations, Augsburg owns and operates international sites in Central America and southern Africa.
We believe that education is the key to healthy, meaningful and productive lives for individuals, as well as to the vibrancy of our democracy. Augsburg University is dedicated to achieving an educational experience free from the barriers of poverty, racism, and discrimination so that students can fully realize their unique gifts. Recognizing that higher education's democratic promise is compromised by systemic and systematic barriers to college access and completion, Augsburg is called to stand for equity in everything we do to fulfill our academic mission, serve our students and engage our fellow citizens.
Augsburg University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, familial status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or public assistance status.
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and CV . As part of the online application process, you will be required to provide the names of three professional references. If your application advances in this search, you will be notified prior to Augsburg contacting your references.
Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to more than 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1 and is characterized by strong teaching in small classes.
The University's Mission
Augsburg University educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.
Located in the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg’s main campus surrounds Murphy Square, the oldest park in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and the University of Minnesota Fairview Medical Center are across the street from Augsburg, with the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners theatre district just a few blocks away.
The 23-acre campus consists of a mix of historic and newer buildings that reflect the contemporary needs of the academic pr...ograms. Augsburg’s newest signature academic building, the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion, opened for classes January 8, 2018. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a location in Rochester, Minnesota, and maintains international sites and staff in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Namibia.