Current Employment Opportunities
Western Connecticut State University’s School of Professional Studies seeks an innovative and experienced leader to chair the Department of Education and Educational Psychology (E&EP). The Department Chair will encourage and support inter-disciplinary initiatives that maintain and expand successful and nationally accredited programs ranging from a bachelor’s degree through a doctorate.
The Department of Education & Educational Psychology offers a NCATE accredited Bachelor’s Degree (BS) in Elementary and Secondary Education; Master’s (M.S.) options in Curriculum Leadership, Instructional Technology, Reading and Special Education; ABA certificates in Autism Spectrum; Masters of Teaching (M.A.T.) in Secondary Mathematics, Science and Spanish; M.S. in Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling (CACREP accredited); and an Ed.D. in Instructional Leadership in Education. Courses are offered in classroom, hybrid and fully online formats. The department has 16 fulltime and approximately 10 adjunct faculty members.
The Department Chair is responsible for the leadership and administration of the department including degree/certificate programs, academic advisement, the coordination and quality of instruction, workload assignments, faculty review, course scheduling, accreditation standards and reports, expenditure of department funds, equipment and supply maintenance, supervision of support staff and adjuncts, facilitating faculty service to the community and university and professional development. This is a 12-month faculty position, with the Chair reporting to the Dean of the School of Professional Studies.
Minimum Qualifications: A doctoral degree from an accredited university with a specialty in one of the teaching areas represented in the department; A record of scholarship and successful college teaching that merits appointment as tenure track faculty (rank open) in an area represented within the department; Administrative experience leading an academic unit; Full time administrative and teaching experience in PK-12 public schools; Experience teaching university level education courses; Evidence of meeting the educational needs of diverse populations; Competence in Instructional Technology; and experience with NCATE accreditation and collaboration with a state department of education. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in a university shared governance model; coordinated interdisciplinary research, teaching and outreach activities; prepared program assessment and accreditation; participated in faculty governance, mentoring, and development; and secured external funding
Salary, Benefits and Starting Date: Rank and salary are dependent upon experience and qualifications. WCSU offers competitive salaries commensurate with candidates’ experience and a comprehensive benefit package. Additional information can be found on our website at www.wcsu.edu/hr/benefits Preferred starting date is July 1, 2013.
To apply: Interested candidates should electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial college transcripts, and contact information for 3 professional references to email@example.com All documents should be combined in a single PDF document. Reference search #600-139 in the subject line. Application deadline for this position is January 25, 2013.