THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT
College of Health, Education and Professional
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), with a current enrollment of 11,000 students, is seeking to fill a position in the College of Health, Education and Professional Studies. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is located in the heart of the Scenic City on the Tennessee River. The city boasts multiple attractions including nature preserves and outdoor adventures, cultural events from the City Symphony to the Chattanooga Theater, as well as distinct neighborhoods and events that can only be found in the heart of the Tennessee Valley.
POSITION: Assistant/Associate Professor, Educational Leadership
The School of Education at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga seeks applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty member in the area of school leadership/instructional leadership, at the Assistant or Associate rank, to begin in fall 2014. Summer teaching opportunities will be available as well.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1, 2014
SCHOOL LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS AT UTC:
The School of Education of the College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies at UTC offers five unique School Leadership programs. There are three concentrations in the M.Ed. in School Leadership: the Principal Licensure concentration, the Teacher Leadership concentration and the Reading Specialist concentration. The department also offers a Certificate in School Leadership and an Ed.S. in Principal Licensure for individuals who already hold the master’s degree in a related field and wish to pursue a TN endorsement as a principal/supervisor. The M.Ed. and certificate principal licensure programs are nationally recognized by ELCC. The Ed.S. is currently in the initial program approval process.
The M.Ed. in School Leadership/Principal Licensure, the Ed.S. and the Certificate in School Leadership are designed for teachers who aspire to become school principals, assistant principals, supervisors, or central office personnel. Courses are aligned directly with the Tennessee Learning Centered Leadership System standards for Tennessee Instructional Leadership. Successful completion of the program and a passing score on the State exam for principal licensure by students lead to a TN endorsement as a “principal/supervisor”.
The M.Ed. in School Leadership/Teacher Leadership concentration is designed for experienced teachers who want to remain in the classroom and exercise leadership through school-wide collaboration, mentoring new teachers, departmental or grade-level leadership, leading professional development, and the improvement of curriculum and instructional strategies. This degree does not lead to an additional license endorsement.
The M.Ed. in School Leadership/Reading Specialist concentration is designed for experienced teachers who seek advanced expertise in literacy and related instructional and assessment strategies. This program was previously known as the Master’s in Elem/Sec. Ed: Reading Specialist. Upon program completion, successful scores on the appropriate state exam and three successful years teaching experience, it can lead to TN endorsement as a “Reading Specialist”.
• Doctorate degree from a NAEP accredited university in educational leadership or related field;
• Administrative experience, including recent principal experience in public, K-12 educational settings;
• Knowledge of standards based principal licensure accreditation, such as ELCC and the TN instructional leadership standards;
• Potential for success in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service at a level appropriate for future promotion and tenure expectations;
• Demonstrated/exhibited Collaboration with faculty and students on issues related to programmatic standards; and
• Demonstrated/proven Interaction with administrators, teachers, and students in area school districts.
• Teaching graduate courses in the Masters and Ed.S. programs in school
• Engaging in active scholarship related to research and grant acquisition;
• Supervising practicum and/or internship experiences; and
• Participating in service to the university, community and profession.
Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a single electronic Adobe PDF file containing the following items: a letter of interest to include a statement of teaching philosophy and research focus, a current curriculum vita, three letters of reference, and unofficial transcripts from all universities attended to: Facultyvitae25@utc.edu. Application will ONLY be accepted electronically (Please reference: Search Number.). Prior to interviews, candidate will be required to submit official transcripts to the search committee.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution.