Department Chair, Teacher Education, Associate/Full Professor

Fort Myers, FL
Oct 07, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Information

Job Title Department Chair, Teacher Education, Associate/Full Professor

Appointment Type 12 Month

Job Description

The Chair is responsible for working with the Teacher Education faculty to develop and grow the department; provide effective leadership, develop and mentor faculty and staff; create and support a high-quality academic culture that emphasizes collegiality, engagement and innovation; manage all academic, operational, and fiscal aspects of the program, and engage with the
education community and alumni.

Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to
quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to be
excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to
innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning;
committed to effective use of technology including distance learning;
produce peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College,
University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main
campus or at off-campus sites within our region.

Required Qualifications

Earned Doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in Curriculum & Instruction in the concentration area of Special Education, Early Intervention, Gifted Education, or Math Education from a nationally accredited university program.

Administrative experience with knowledge of CAEP accreditation standards.

Teaching, research, and service history sufficient to warrant appointment at the rank of Associate/Full Professor at FGCU.

Preferred Qualifications

Leadership experience in a Public University setting; experience in a faculty union environment.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Ability to form relationships with school districts and community-based educational organizations to foster mutually-beneficial partnerships.

Ability to mentor junior faculty and students in scholarly endeavors and in developing curriculum and courses.

Ability to manage administrative and leadership responsibilities.

Experience or commitment to the use of technology in distance learning & university teaching.

Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning.

Must value continued scholarship and service to the school and university.

Salary Range

Job Duties

Essential Job Duties

Guides the departmental level strategic planning process that supports the particular goals of the academic unit and the broader goals of the College and the University.

Presents independent analysis regarding recommendations for all faculty and staff appointments, re-appointments, and promotions; leaves of absence; travel authorizations, and other relevant department personnel functions.

Conducts annual performance reviews of faculty and staff. Evaluates faculty members for promotion in accordance with university policy.

Guides development of junior faculty.

Represents the department to internal and external academic communities, alumni, business and industry, government, foundations, and the general community.

Coordinates an effective curriculum, including the scheduling of courses.

Recruits, trains, develops, and evaluates faculty, adjunct faculty, professional staff, and support staff to meet the needs of the department.

Manages student grievances, complaints, cases of plagiarism and other cheating, etc. according to university guidelines.

Manages departmental budget, oversee expenditures, maintain accurate records and ensure sound fiscal policies and procedures.

Generates reports, including the annual report and data requests.

Submits annual staffing proposals.

Teaches 2 courses per academic year depending on departmental need.

Other Duties

Engages in outreach and recruitment.
Assists the Dean as needed.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F85P

Open Date 10/06/2017

Close Date 12/08/2017

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Appointment will be made at a faculty rank commensurate with the candidate's experience on a 12-month multi-year appointment basis available August 2018.

Because applications and materials are subject to public review and
retention under Florida's Public Records Law, please DO NOT send
examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore
all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become
the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists
will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such
materials will become the property of FGCU.
Under Florida's Public Records law, applications will be available for public
review upon request.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a Doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in Curriculum & Instruction in the concentration area of Special Education, Early Intervention, Gifted Education, or Math Education from a nationally accredited university program?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please indicate how you first learned of this position.
    • Job Board
    • Print Advertisement
    • Social Media
    • Job Fair/Conference
    • FGCU Website
    • Employee Referral
    • Other
  3. * Per the question above, please specify the name of where you FIRST learned of the position?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. List of 5 Professional References (with relationship of each)
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  6. Statement of experience in research or scholarship as it fits discipline
Optional Documents


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