The School of Education, Human and Health Sciences at Bay Path University announces a full-time, 12-month program coordinator position for the Graduate Program in Reading.
The scholar selected for this position will join a collaborative and dedicated faculty who emphasize excellence in education at all levels in the context of the School of Education’s commitment to inclusive schools seeking an individual with expertise in the teaching of reading. S/he will expand program offerings; grow enrollments substantially; play critical role in leading school partnerships and significant new initiatives for the purposes of cutting-edge teacher preparation.
The scholar filling this position will be expected to conduct research and with a publication agenda in teacher education/reading education; secure outside funding; participate in teacher education curriculum development and innovation; teach graduate and possible undergraduate courses in the area of reading including teaching courses using alternative delivery methods: online, hybrid, weekends; advise graduate students; participate actively in local, state, and national professional organizations; and contribute to the service mission of the School of Education and the University.
Design and teach reading-related courses for students seeking a Massachusetts teaching license in Reading – Levels (All).
Why Bay Path, the School of Education, Human and Health Sciences and Why Now:
Bay Path University has been one of the four fastest growing universities in New England over the past decade and the only women’s college in this category. Under the dynamic leadership of President Carol Leary and our Provost Melissa Morriss-Olson, the university was recently reorganized into four Schools. The School of Education, Human and Health Sciences was formed as part of this process.
An all new School organizational structure has been put into place, and a strategic plan was generated and adopted. Our mission is to provide excellence in the initial preparation of professionals for a variety of learning settings for the world today; prepare competent, committed and caring professionals who will be able to respond effectively to the field as it changes over the course of their careers; and empower a faculty who are committed to teaching, involving the larger community, providing a foundation for our students that supports truly exceptional state-of-the-art profession preparation; and conducting and disseminating applied research. To this end the School is searching for a coordinator to join this dynamic team of committed educators to help us shape and move the School and provide leadership and exemplary educational and related services to improve the lives of individuals in a changing society.
One of the key positions in the School is a new graduate position in Reading education. For the right individual this is an outstanding career opportunity to help shape and then drive to success this program. Creativity, entrepreneurship, team work and a commitment to high quality education is being sought.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Engage in program development and innovation in Reading education/teacher education using the Common Core and state curriculum frameworks.
- Teach graduate and possible undergraduate reading-related courses across multiple sites.
- Provide significant program leadership and service as the coordinator of the reading program including new site development.
- Hire and supervise adjunct faculty across sites and work with collaboration with other staff in scheduling classes.
- Supervise and oversee all aspects of teacher education field experiences and practica.
- Establish and maintain community partners.
- Teach graduate reading-related courses that support national reading standards and state specific standards.
- Demonstrate a significant external fundable program of research informing the field of reading teacher preparation that also advances the School’s mission of education and its social justice, diversity and inclusive values.
- Engage in school, campus, and across site committee activities while also participating in community service activities in Massachusetts aligned with the University’s mission.
- Manage the learning environment through keeping accurate records, submitting grades and other reports on time, and enforcing school/campus academic and attendance policies.
- Actively participate and be involved in representing the School in local, state, and national professional organizations.
- Position will require traveling and teaching across the state.
- Attend trainings as required.
- Other duties as assigned by the University, Provost, Department Chair and Dean of School.
- Teach a minimum of six (6) courses (18 credits) annually to include undergraduate and select graduate courses offered by the School.
- Support undergraduate and graduate activities.
- Advise students.
- Assist in curriculum development.
- Remain active in research/scholarship.
- Maintain scheduled on campus office hours according to University policy.
- Attend faculty, department and university meetings.
- Assist the admissions office across multiple sites with student recruitment by articipating in Open Houses and other admissions events, calling and writing prospective students and other activities as requested.
- Maintain an active presence on the campus including attendance at major University events (e.g. Commencement, Academic Convocation) and student events.
- Participate in university committees as assigned.
- Stay current with best practices in teaching and learning.
- Understand the role of assessment in achieving specifically stated learning outcomes.
- Incorporate technology to enhance student learning.
- Understand and appreciate the University’s mission, purpose and goals and the role of faculty in achieving those goals.
- Preferred candidate will have a Ph.D. in Reading, or a suitably related field, from an accredited institution, such that they could accomplish our desired outcomes: professional experience is preferred.
- Extensive experience in graduate education and a record of excellence in teaching a diverse student population is preferred.
- Appointment will be at the rank of assistant or associate professor.
- Strong preparation in reading instruction and research.
- Current teaching license required in reading.
- At least three years of successful PreK-12 public school experience as a reading teacher or equivalent.
- A record that speaks highly of teaching abilities.
- Experience teaching in higher education, and conducting workshops/trainings is preferred.
- Experience supervising undergraduate/graduate students.
- Driving required and must be willing to teach and commute across multiple site locations.
- Must be willing to teach across multiple sites.
- Valid driver’s license required.
- Must successfully pass the required driving program and pass driving record check at time of hire and annually thereafter.
- A successful CORI check will be required if position requires work on the BPC Burlington Mass campus.
We are searching for an individual to provide high quality instruction to the graduate education program, and one who can teach in our graduate programs. This is an exciting time to be associated with Bay Path University and especially the School of Education, Human and Health Sciences as we are experiencing growth and creative program innovation. Additional qualifications and responsibilities include:
- Successful experience with the use of technology, especially in blended courses.
- Leadership, problem solving, and excellent communication skills, the ability to entertain multiple perspectives and achieve consensus are essential to the success of the position.
- As Bay Path programs are increasingly blended and/or partially on line the ability and cheerful willingness to engage in high quality on line instruction is needed.
- A commitment to an environment that excites students about the fields of education.
- A commitment to active learning strategies, mentoring students, and collaborative scholarship, as well as flexibility in teaching different types of students is desirable.
- A sense of humor, a collegial attitude and the ability for continuous personal and professional development.
- This list of essential job functions and other responsibilities is representative of those duties and responsibilities that are required of this position. However, the list is not to be considered as all-inclusive. A supervisor or director may assign other duties and/or other duties at alternate locations to meet mission requirements of the University and cooperation of all personnel is expected to carry out the mission.
Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter outlining salary requirements, resume, and contact information for four professional references. All applications should be sent electronically in MS Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org.