Department Chair, Instruction and Teacher Education

Columbia, SC
Apr 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Title Department Chair, Instruction and Teacher Education

Internal Title


Band Unclassified

Requisition Number 011464

Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Salary Range

Pay Basis 11 months

Department College of Education

Campus USC Columbia

Expected Fill Date

Job Posting Date 02-21-2017

Reopen Date

Minimum Posting Period Ends 02-27-2017

Job Close Date

Type of Position

Job Type Full-Time

Job Category No Response

If Research Grant/Time Limited, indicate the benefits provided

Job Description
The College of Education at the University of South Carolina is seeking applications for a dynamic leader to serve as Chair of the Department of Instruction and Teacher Education with a start date of August 2017.

The Department Chair provides academic and administrative leadership and conducts regular departmental and program coordinators' meetings. The department chair represents the interests of the department at appropriate meetings, assists with data collection for self-studies as well as departmental, college, and university reports, encourages faculty to pursue a rigorous research agenda including external funding, prepares course schedules, coordinates course schedules, oversees graduate programs, manages student concerns, becomes knowledgeable about and manages the department in accordance to these policies, participates in professional development activities and professional organizations and performs other duties as assigned.

The University of South Carolina has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University embraces family-friendly policies that provide a flexible work environment and an academic culture supportive of faculty members and their families. The University is also responsive to the needs of dual career families.

Minimum Qualifications
(1) An earned doctorate from an accredited institution in teacher education, curriculum or related field (2) An established national record of scholarship that merits a tenured faculty appointment at the level of associate/full professor in a discipline represented in the department (3) An established record and passion for leading a department that prepares educators to work effectively with those who have been traditionally discriminated against, excluded, or marginalized locally, nationally, and internationally (4) Willingness to establish partnerships with government agencies, professional organizations, schools, and other stakeholders to advocate for high quality education and social justice for all learners (5) An established record of mentorship and a desire to build a collaborated spirit within the department and college (6) Knowledge and appreciation of multiple types of research/creative activity (including multiple paradigms) (7) Successful supervisory experience (8) Experience with doctoral level programs (9) Excellence in written and oral skills and (10) A desire to work in a dynamic environment.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to applicant who possess (1) Demonstrated experience in designing and leading new initiatives/programs (including online programs) to advance the mission and goals of the department and college (2) Administrative experience including budget management, course scheduling, mentoring/evaluating faculty and supervising/evaluating professional staff (3) Strong commitment to equity, diversity and working with diverse populations and (4) Appreciation for interdisciplinary research.

Documents which must be associated with this posting
Cover Letter
Other Document (See Special Instructions)
Writing Sample
List of References

Special Instructions to Applicants
Application materials accepted online include: a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, and a list of at least three professional references to include e-mail addresses and phone numbers. In addition to the other required documents associated with this job posting, please note the following:

1) Please upload a copy of unofficial academic transcripts for all terminal degrees earned under the "Other Documents" tab in this job posting. Please save all documents as one PDF document before uploading. Please note the official copies will be required of finalists.

2) Please upload two sample publications or pieces of scholarly work under the "Writing Sample" tab in this job posting. Please save both sample items as one PDF document before uploading.

Review of completed applications will begin April 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Lynda Nilges, Search Committee Chair,

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