Director of Educational Assessment & Instructor

The Citadel
South Carolina
Mar 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Responsibilities:

The Zucker Family School of Education at The Citadel seeks nominations and applications for the position of Director of Educational Assessment and non-tenure track Instructor.  This is a twelve-month position which includes both administrative and instructional duties.  The position begins July 1, 2017.

The Director will be responsible for maintaining the Zucker Family School of Education's electronic assessment system, collecting appropriate data, generating reports, and sharing information with faculty, administration, and accrediting teams.  Routine responsibilities include populating and updating LiveText courses and class lists within LiveText software, placing appropriate students in LiveText's Field Experience Module (FEM) software based on their required field experiences per course, and troubleshooting technology problems related to users' engagement with LiveText. The Director is also responsible for conducting LiveText training for faculty, staff, and students, including education and content-area faculty and site supervisors, in both group and individual settings, and assisting students in the preparation of e-portfolios for course presentations and professional interviews.

The  Director provides leadership for the School's high-stakes national and state accreditation requirements; recommends, establishes, and monitors policies and procedures that guide and govern the assessment system; manages assessment timelines, scheduling, submission, and documentation of assessment cycle milestones; and conducts, evaluates, and reports on follow-up studies on program graduates .

The Director reports to the Dean of the Zucker Family School of Education and serves as a member of the Dean's advisory team. The Director participates in the School's program assessment and accreditation efforts, providing data reports and other information to assist Program Coordinators, the Assistant Dean for Assessment and Continuing Improvement, the Associate Dean, and the Dean in making decisions about program quality and outcomes.  Teaching assignments will be based on the successful candidate's background and interests and may include face-to-face courses, online courses, or field-based supervision.  The Director will also assume active membership on School and campus-wide committees as may be requested by the Dean.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in an education discipline.
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience related to maintaining electronic educational assessment systems (LiveText or similar systems), collecting assessment data, generating reports, and communicating outcomes with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated expertise in development of course-based assessments and rubrics.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a self-directed environment and as a member of an interactive faculty/staff work team.
  • Knowledge of assessment trends and best practices in assessment of student learning outcomes and program outcomes.



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree (Ph. D. or Ed. D.) in an education discipline.
  • Teaching experience at the P-12 level, ideally at the middle or secondary level.
  • Prior experience developing accountability and accreditation documentation for teacher education accountability purposes (e.g., NCATE/CAEP accreditation, state department of education compliance procedures) and/or regional institutional accrediting bodies.
  • Prior experience writing technical reports and/or sharing assessment findings to external audiences via conference presentations or scholarly articles/books.
  • Experience teaching professional education courses and/or supervising educational field experiences.
  • Skill in the use of computerized statistical, technical, and database applications.


About The Citadel:

The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, is noted for its educational reputation as well as its rich history. Founded in 1842 in Charleston, the college has an undergraduate student body of about 2,300 students who make up the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Another 1,000 students attend The Citadel Graduate College, a civilian evening program that offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional courses of study.

The Citadel is best known for its Corps of Cadets, which draws students from across the nation and a dozen countries. The men and women in the Corps live and study under a classical military system that makes leadership and character training an essential part of the educational experience. Approximately a third of graduating cadets accept military commissions.

The Citadel is organized into five academic schools: Business, Education, Engineering, Humanities and Social Science, and Science and Mathematics. Because of its focus on teaching, a noteworthy graduation rate, and strong alumni support, The Citadel rates highly in the annual U.S. News & World Report college rankings, earning the distinction of top public college in the South for the last five consecutive years.

Small class sizes, dedicated teaching faculty, talented researchers, and service to the Lowcountry community are distinguishing features of the college. In 2015, the Carnegie Foundation recognized The Citadel campus for its Civic Engagement activities and programs.

About the Zucker Family School of Education:

The Zucker Family School of Education is the unit within The Citadel responsible for undergraduate, master's and specialist's programs related to the preparation of educators. Education alumni include outstanding teachers, counselors, school administrators, and higher education faculty. Zucker School faculty pride themselves in providing instruction that is reality based, focused on the needs of the individual student, and set within the context of clinical practice. The Zucker School is also home to the Citadel's STEM Center of Excellence.

The Zucker School is named in honor of Charleston philanthropist, Anita Zucker and her family. In 2014, Mrs. Zucker signed a $4 million gift agreement with The Citadel designed to elevate the Zucker Family School of Education to national prominence through development of scholarly and practical tools for improving education and noteworthy direct assistance to area classroom teachers and school leaders. The gift has also positioned the School to be a point of contact in the community for fostering entrepreneurialism in education. In naming the Zucker Family School of Education, The Citadel marked its first school named after a substantial donor.


About Charleston:

The Citadel campus is located on the banks of the Ashley River in peninsular Charleston, a city known for its livability, friendliness, and resilience. Founded in 1670 as Charles Town in honor of King Charles II of England, Charleston is known for its architecture, museums, forts, gardens, beaches, sporting events, cultural festivals, and cuisine. Rapid growth of aerospace and related high-tech industries have contributed to recent population grown and job expansion making Charleston currently the fastest growing municipality in South Carolina. Charleston is a popular tourist destination and has received a large number of accolades, including "World's Best City" by Travel + Leisure in 2016, "America's Most Friendly City" by Travel + Leisure in 2011 and by Condé Nast Traveler in 2013 and 2014, as well as "the most polite and hospitable city in America" by Southern Living magazine. Home of many restaurants and fine cuisine, Charleston is known for local favorites such as she-crab soup, fried oysters, Lowcountry boil, collard greens, fried green tomatoes, crab cakes, red rice, and shrimp and grits.


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