Located in central Minnesota, College of Saint Benedict, for women, and Saint John's University, for men, are nationally recognized Catholic liberal arts colleges and ranked as two of the top three Catholic colleges in the nation. They share one academic program, and students attend classes together on both campuses. This integrated learning experience combines a challenging academic program with extensive opportunities for international study, leadership, service learning, spiritual growth and cultural and athletic involvement. The combined enrollment of more than 3,800 students makes CSB and SJU the largest of the nation's liberal arts colleges. The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, are located four miles apart in Central Minnesota just outside metropolitan St. Cloud and 70 miles from Minneapolis. Both are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition, which emphasize quality teaching and a commitment to intercultural learning. For further information, see http://www.csbsju.edu.
The Department of Education at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, invite applications for the full time position of Director of Teacher Education.
Saint John's University, a liberal arts college for men, and the College of Saint Benedict, a liberal arts college for women, are located four miles apart in Central Minnesota just outside St. Cloud and 70 miles from Minneapolis. Both are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition, which emphasize quality teaching and a commitment to intercultural learning. Together, the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University offer a common undergraduate curriculum, identical degree requirements, and a single academic calendar. The colleges offer the distinct benefit of two nationally recognized Catholic, undergraduate institutions and one exceptional education. For further information, see http://www.csbsju.edu.
Responsibilities associated with this position include organizing and directing the Department’s reviews by national (NCATE/ CAEP, U.S. DoE) and state (Minnesota Board of Teaching) agencies, preparing reports and other documents required for accreditation, and publishing a variety of internal reports focused on continual improvement of our preparation of teachers for Minnesota’s schools. The Director manages the Department’s assessment system by developing, implementing, and monitoring performance indicators that assure progress toward strategic goals and affirm overall program effectiveness. The Director maintains professional relationships and communications with state and national agencies seeking information, represents the Department at Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE), and serves as a liaison with the colleges’ arts and sciences departments that contribute to our candidates’ preparation for licensure.
Education: A PhD or EdD in a relevant specialization is preferred; masters required.
Professional Experience: Experience with integrated assessment, planning and reporting systems (Tk20, Task Stream).
Skills & Abilities:
Data analysis using SPSS or other investigative tools;
Practiced use of applied research techniques, including surveys, behavioral observation, interviews, and document analysis;
A high level of oral communication skill with exceptional writing proficiency;
Comfort with an integrative approach to problem solving that draws on intuitive, analytic, and synthetic techniques to pose creative solutions;
Approachable personality with a desire to work with diverse people and groups;
Ability to work collaboratively across disciplinary and departmental boundaries;
Respect for differences of opinion and professional practices and the ability to forge compromises that value all perspectives.
Interpersonal relations skills that can sustain colleagues’ investment in difficult tasks.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications are accepted online. A complete application includes the application form and attach a cover letter, resume, *3 letters of recommendation and copies of transcripts, (official transcripts required for interview).
*Recommenders should submit their letter of reference confidentially to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your letters of reference are secured with Interfolio Service or another College/University, please contact them and have them send your letters to this email address.
Review of applications will begin November 4, 2013.
Women, individuals of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers.