Director of Graduate Programs in Education

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The Earlham College Graduate Programs in Education is looking for an innovative and experienced educator who shares a commitment to inquiry based, blended course and field work, relationship driven service to schools and community, and a commitment to Quaker values including equity, social justice, and service to others.  The Director plays a key role in putting those commitments into practice and continuing to build the vision for future graduate students.

The ideal candidate for the position of Director of Graduate Programs in Education at Earlham College would be able to teach a variety of education courses, work collaboratively with an assistant director, supervise student teachers, supervise Graduate Programs in Education staff, lead the assessment processes for accreditation, and collaborate with secondary school partners. The candidate would be able to work effectively with both Master of Arts in Teaching student teachers and Masters in Education students who are exploring education in contexts other than secondary school classrooms. The candidate would understand effective teaching for secondary school students and also best practices for facilitating adult learning.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach courses in graduate programs in education.
  • Provide collaborative and responsive leadership and vision
  • Lead the work of field experience placements, orientations, progress monitoring, and assessment
  • Recruit, hire, and supervise faculty and staff
  • Address concerns related to student field experience placement performance
  • Lead curriculum development, and assessment work
  • Collaborate with enrollment management to recruit and admit new students for GPE
  • Promote Earlham College and the GPE programs in a variety of settings with students, college administration, program faculty, support staff, and community and school partners
  • Participate in state-level conferences and related activities
  • Build and maintain relationships with school partners
  • Maintain a record of scholarship
  • Actively participate in institutional service
  • Stay informed about and maintain “best practices” for teacher preparation and continuing education
  • Lead the work of program accreditation and data reporting
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications Required

  • A doctoral degree or ABD
  • Experience in K-12 teaching
  • Experience in teacher education (supervising student teachers, teaching teacher education courses, etc.)

Preferred Experiences: (Candidates with direct experience in only some areas are encouraged to apply.)

  • Experience with and/or commitment to collaborative leadership
  • Experience creating visions for initial teacher preparation and lifelong learning for educators
  • Experiences that show a commitment to the values of equity, social justice, and service
  • Ability to create and revise curriculum, policy, and procedures for coherent and smooth operation of programs and processes
  • Experience with or awareness of state and national teacher accreditation and the ability to guide those processes
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; able to effectively manage multiple tasks and projects
  • Excellent communication skills; able to effectively and concisely speak and write for a variety of internal and external audiences
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, electronic surveys, learning management systems, and electronic mail

Application Instructions

Please submit the following application materials in a single electronic file to [email protected]:

  • Cover letter that explains why the candidate is a good fit for this position
  • Resume
  • Statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion in which you describe how you’ve worked towards diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in previous professional and/or leadership positions, as well as how you plan to incorporate DEI in your work at Earlham.
  • Contact information for three references.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Earlham College is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse community, one that reflects the makeup of society at large and that particularly welcomes and supports individuals from groups that have been historically marginalized because of factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical ability. The College strongly encourages applications from women and people of color. As an institution with a Quaker identity, the College also solicits applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).