Friday, September 19, 2008

Department Chair at Montclair

Senior-level, tenure-track position as Chair of the Curriculum and Teaching Department. The Chair provides visionary, academic leadership for a highly accomplished department that plays a central role in Montclair State's nationally acclaimed teacher education program, including special education. The Department offers undergraduate and graduate pre-service and advanced teacher education courses. Responsibilities include mentoring new faculty members; supporting faculty scholarship, publishing and professional activities; leading curriculum development; and representing the department at college and university meetings. The Chair is supported by a department administrator, a secretary, and faculty program coordinators. The Chair teaches one undergraduate or graduate course per semester.

Doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching or a related field. A record of excellence in teaching at the higher education and K-12 levels or equivalent and higher education administrative or program coordination experience. An active, well-defined research agenda, record of scholarship, and scholarly publications that merit appointment at Associate or full Professor rank. Successful experience as a collaborative leader; strong written, oral, and interpersonal skills; and a thorough understanding of the research and policy arena related to the education and licensure of teachers. The department and the College of Education and Human Services are committed to student and faculty diversity and value the educational benefits that derive from such diversity. We are seeking candidates who demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in and with socially, culturally, and economically diverse communities; have a commitment to education for social justice, democratic practice, and critical thinking; and are interested in addressing issues of diversity in research, teaching, and curriculum development.

Salary competitive and dependent upon qualifications. Subject to available funding.

Start date: September 1, 2009