Rank: Open

Administrative appointment with faculty status; 12 month position

Preferred Start Date: August 1, 2018

Illinois College seeks candidates for the position of Chair of the Department of Education. and Director of the Teacher Preparation Program (TPP). The successful candidate will bring extensive experience and enthusiasm for the preparation of professional, effective teachers. Position responsibilities include oversight of the teacher licensure program and the Education major and minor; ensuring full compliance with state regulations and standards; completion of state and federal reports; promoting innovative and creative approaches to teacher education; mentoring and supporting faculty members in Education; collaborating with faculty from multiple disciplines across the College in support of the TPP; working closely with local and regional school districts; representing the Education program publicly and working to recruit students to the college; and teaching and advising students pursuing the Education major and teacher licensure. Workload distribution is 50% teaching and 50% administrative during the academic year and fully administrative in summer (three courses or the equivalent per academic year).

Requirements for the position include:

  • An earned doctorate in education or appropriate related field
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence in higher education setting
  • Experience in K-12 public schools (with strong preference for experience in Illinois and minimum of five years’ experience)
  • Demonstrated management and leadership experience in higher education or in K-12 public education
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion and the ability to communicate these values to colleagues and students
  • Knowledge of and experience with best practices in assessment
  • Familiarity with current reforms in teacher preparation
  • Ability to teach a variety of teacher preparation courses. The ability to teach a science methods class or a social studies methods class would be welcome.
  • A record of scholarship and commitment to research-based teaching practices
  • Evidence of collegial and collaborative leadership style

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the edTPA
  • Knowledge of the Illinois State Board of Education teacher licensure requirements
  • Knowledge of annual federal and state reports
  • Successful experience with curriculum development
  • Knowledge of and experience with educational technology
  • Record of creating partnerships between higher education and K-12 public education
  • Record of teaching and scholarship commensurate with appointment at the rank of Associate Professor

Illinois College is a residential, private liberal arts college located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 70 miles northeast of Saint Louis, Missouri, and 30 miles west of Springfield, the Illinois State Capitol. True to its founding vision in 1829, Illinois College is a community committed to the highest standards of scholarship and integrity in the liberal arts. Illinois College promotes academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity through an increasingly diverse student population, currently comprised of 26 percent underrepresented students. The College develops in its students qualities of mind and character needed for fulfilling lives of leadership and service, fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness (syllabi, course evaluations (if available), and a statement of teaching philosophy that includes discussion of teaching to a diverse student body), a statement of leadership philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference to the Office of Academic Affairs, Attn: Adam Porter, Illinois College, 1101 W. College Ave, Jacksonville, IL 62650. Electronic submissions are encouraged; please send materials in PDF format to deansearch@ic.edu.

Review of applications begins November 1, 2017. Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women.