Marist College invites applications for the position of Associate Dean of Teacher Education. This key administrator will hold a faculty title in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS). The Associate Dean will have ultimate responsibility for the management and direction of all the current education programs. These programs are: (1) dual certification for childhood education (grades 1-6) and special education, (2) a 5-year program in adolescence education that allows for grades 7-12 certification in Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics, French or Spanish; special education certification; and a Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT), (3) a birth – second grade certification, and (4) an advanced MA in Educational Psychology that is offered in three formats; as a 5-year program for our undergraduates earning childhood education/special education certification, in a hybrid format using eight days each summer for intensive on-ground work and all other course work completed online, and in an evening on- ground format. SBS also has a program director who is responsible for the direct oversight of the MA Educational Psychology programs. There are approximately 300 students pursuing program (1) above and 100 students pursuing program (2) above. The Associate Dean teaches one course per academic year.
The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in education or a closely related field, classroom teaching experience, and at least five years of higher education administration experience.
Responsibilities for the Associate Dean of Teacher Education include the following:
Providing leadership to enhance existing programs and develop new programs that are responsive to students’ needs, including adult students
Maintaining and developing productive relationships with our P-12 partners, the regional school community, government and accrediting agencies, and professional organizations and associations
Overseeing the accreditation process; we are scheduled for a review with AAQEP in fall of 2023
Understanding the importance of creating an inclusive community with curriculum that is responsive to all learners as well as an awareness of current trends in the field that support underrepresented populations
Managing the day to day operations of the education department, such as: creating and managing course schedules for all education faculty; holding regular education department meetings; mentoring new faculty; recruiting and supervising part time faculty; advising students.
Skills pertinent to creating assessment strategies and interpreting data analysis relevant to accreditation processes are important. We seek a candidate with a record of innovative program and curriculum development with a commitment to high standards for our teacher candidates.
Department of Teacher Education at Marist College
The Teacher Education department is one of four departments in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The other departments are psychology, criminal justice, and social work/sociology. The Associate Dean reports to the Dean of SBS, and is part of the leadership team that guides the work in all the departments of SBS.
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River, on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. www.marist.edu
Marist College is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and is especially interested in receiving applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other under-represented groups.
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About Marist College
Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century. The College fulfills its mission by pursuing three ideals: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. These ideals were handed down to us by the Marist Brothers who founded the College. Now an independent institution governed by a lay board of trustees, Marist continues to embrace the three ideals as an integral part of the College mission.