The Ithaca College Education Department (located in Ithaca, NY) invites applications for the position of Department Chair and Associate Professor. This full-time position begins August 16, 2020 (or earlier in the summer, if desired). Our new chair will be creative, possess a deep commitment to diversity, equity and innovative practice in education, and will articulate a well-informed vision for high quality teacher education. The position entails leadership of a growing department that offers undergraduate degrees in secondary education and art education K-12, and masters in secondary, childhood and agriculture education, as well as a robust education studies minor. As a department, we seek a leader who values collaboration, community, and the professional development of all department members. We are seeking outstanding candidates with a demonstrated commitment to supporting, empowering and retaining members of underrepresented groups. Responsibilities include coordinating curricular offerings; directing the undergraduate major and supporting the departmental coordinator of the minor; maintaining and developing community outreach and partnership programs; liaising with other department chairs and campus departments with teacher-education programs; overseeing budget, staffing, and accreditation; and creating an inclusive and affirming culture for faculty, students and staff. We seek a colleague with solid administrative, research and teaching experience who will lead the department and offer courses relevant to our mission and programs. The departmental chair leads with the chair of graduate studies in education, and is supported by the college's placement, teacher certification and accreditation officers, who are administratively housed in the department. Further support comes from the steering committees for the minor, the urban education field experience, and spring speaker program.
The teaching load is 6 credit hours per year, with one or two 0-credit seminars. Teaching responsibilities may be spread over the year in a variety of ways. Areas of teaching specialization are flexible, but some areas of interest and need include: general methods in secondary education; secondary science education; modern language education; teacher inquiry and uses of assessment to improve instruction; innovative and effective uses of technology in education, and reflective practice in teaching and the supervision of student teachers
Instructions for submitting your application:
Interested applicants must apply online at http://ithaca.edu/jobs/ and attach a cover letter, cv, one representative sample syllabus and a list with contact information for five professional references. Cover letter should include discussion of teaching philosophy; teacher identity; how commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion manifests in your practice; relevant experiences and professional interests; and how these relate to the position. Review begins immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by November 1, 2019.
Internal Number: 16815
About Ithaca College
To provide a foundation for a lifetime of learning, Ithaca College is dedicated to fostering intellectual growth, aesthetic appreciation, and character development in our students. The Ithaca College community thrives on the principles that knowledge is acquired through discipline, competence is established when knowledge is tempered by experience, and character is developed when competence is exercised for the benefit of others. A comprehensive college that since its founding has recognized the value of combining theory and performance, Ithaca provides a rigorous education blending liberal arts and professional programs of study. Our teaching and scholarship are motivated by the need to be informed by, and to contribute to, the world's scientific and humanistic enterprises. Learning at Ithaca extends beyond the classroom to encompass a broad range of residential, professional, and extracurricular opportunities. Our undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni all contribute to the learning process. Ithaca College is committed to attracting a diverse body of students, faculty, and staff. All members of the College community are encouraged to achieve excellence in... their chosen fields and to share the responsibilities of citizenship and service in the global community.