Director, Teacher Residency Program

Clemson, SC
Apr 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Clemson University: College of Education
Director, Teacher Residency Program

Location: Tillman 102

Clemson University is a land grant, research institution located in Clemson, SC near the lower end of the Appalachian Mountains and halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte. The College of Education at Clemson University invites applications for a clinical assistant professor serving as the Director of the Teacher Residency program. The Department of Teaching and Learning has incorporated a BA to MED program option for our students beginning in 2018-19. The program will be a strong method of recruiting teachers in high-need fields and locations as it prepares teachers with strong content and clinical preparation.

The Director of the Teacher Residency program serves at the pleasure of the Dean. The Director oversees all aspects of the Teacher Residency Program and participates in policy development and implementation. The Director is a key member of the College's support and leadership team and reports to the Executive Director Field and Clinical Partnerships and Outreach.

Responsibilities Individual will oversee all aspects of the Teacher Residency Program representing College and program to district stakeholders, state agencies, alumni and donors; collaborating with the Dean, Associate Deans, department chairs, and area/program coordinators, faculty and staff in evaluating pre-service instruction and field experiences; working with the Director of Assessment and Accreditation and provides support for regional and national accreditation; collaboratively working to develop all aspects of program – including but not limited to: Selection of Master Teachers (co-develop criteria, application, etc…); co-evaluation of Master Teachers (along with principal, identify performance evaluation of Master Teachers); Residency Matching (co-design system, timeline, etc…); evaluation of residents (in addition to the South Carolina Teaching Standards 4.0 rubric, co-identify additional evaluative tools); serves as University Supervisor for residents; serves as facilitator of Resident capstone course; coordinates graduate coursework with TL Department Chair; represents College of Education (CoE) and at National, State Meetings, etc… Individual will work with Clemson University Master Teacher Institute (CUMTI) to develop curriculum, provide instruction, promote the CUMTI across the state and regionally, develop Summer Intensive workshops for CUMTI. Research will be conducted to oversee data collection and research project for residency program. Individual will work with districts to ensure the collection of data on residency teachers and non-residency CU students including longitudinal and short term research questions and collaboration with faculty and school districts to develop large scale grant proposals. Involvement in program expansion & finances is necessary working with various stakeholders across the state to expand residency into highest needs districts; working with agencies and departments in Columbia to identify mechanisms for state financial contribution to residency program. Once the Teacher Residency program and the CUMTI is firmly established, will engage with other EPPs to expand program across state: in conjunction with Chair of Teaching and Learning, identify appropriate new SC endorsements for Teacher Residency; and working directly with Dean and Development office to secure additional external gifts for program. Organization of Annual Residency Banquet to honor residents and master teachers is expected. Individual will perform other duties as assigned by the Dean. Administrative support Under the direction of the Executive Director of Field and Clinical Partnerships and Outreach, the Director of the Teacher Residency Program serves as a member of the Dean's leadership team and other advisory committees, collaborates with and provides support for standing committees in the College of Education, and, working with the Dean, and Associate Deans and Department Chairs in promoting faculty engagement and development. Works collaboratively with the Office of Field Experiences, and the Director of Assessment and Accreditation, and fulfills other job- related duties as assigned by the Dean.


Minimum Qualifications: • Earned Doctoral degree in teacher education or equivalent • Experience with South Carolina public schools • Experience with field and clinical placements • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with faculty and staff • Commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive professional environment Preferred Qualifications: • Experience with South Carolina State Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education • Experience with South Carolina Universities, Colleges of Education and Programs of Teacher Education • Experience with national and state level accreditation standards and requirements • Experience with undergraduate education and programs


To Apply: Please submit letter of application, curriculum vita, and five reference contacts (names, email addresses, and phone numbers). Application materials should be submitted via Interfolio. Inquiries about the positions should be made to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Leigh Martin at Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications submitted by April 28, 2017 will be given top consideration, but screening of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.