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Chair, Department of Teacher Education

Midway University
Midway University - Midway, KY, 40347
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Chair, Department of Teacher Education ( Associate Professor/Professor of Education)

Midway University seeks a Chair for the Department of Teacher Education. Housed within the School of Arts and Sciences, the Department includes programs leading to initial teaching certification, as well as programs in Education Studies and the graduate Master of Education, Teacher Leader program. The Department Chair is expected to be committed to teaching and mentoring students and will work with the faculty and dean to expand the Department’s offerings, grow enrollment, lead accreditation processes, and develop a culture of data-based decision making within the department to enhance quality and continuous improvement. Collaboration across offices to grow enrollment will be a priority. Faculty rank is commensurate with experience; tenure is not offered at the institution.

This is a nine-month faculty position with expectation of some days during summer for new student advising, registration, and accreditation. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Creates an atmosphere of collegiality and support that enables all members of the department to meet institutional expectations;

  • Communicates openly and frequently, keeping all members of the department informed about issues relevant to the department;

  • Communicates School policies and administrative decisions to the department faculty and students;

  • Supports University enrollment efforts including participation in internal activities such as Eagle Prep and Preview Days as well as external recruitment activities;

  • Schedules and presides over department meetings;

  • Collects and reviews syllabi for courses taught in the department each semester to ensure compliance

  • In collaboration with their respective Dean:

    • Coordinates and oversees Program Coordinators within their department;

    • Evaluates department faculty annually;

    • Coordinates all requests for resources, and prepares the department budget and supervises the expenditure of funds;

    • Prepares the department’s schedule of classes and assigns teaching responsibilities to faculty members;

  • Communicates the needs of the department to the dean;

  • Responds promptly to the needs of faculty, staff, and students including management of grade appeals and student complaints;

  • Promotes professional growth among all members of the department.

The Department Chair for Teacher Education is also responsible for teaching both in-seat and online classes, ensuring accreditation standards are met, collaborating on enrollment initiatives, developing curriculum, advising students, serving on committees, and scholarship. Administrative duties additionally include hiring and evaluating faculty, managing department budgets, preparing efficient and effective course schedules, coordinating departmental data collection, and overseeing both internal and external reporting.


Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education in from a regionally accredited institution;

  • Thorough knowledge of CAEP standards and accreditation processes;

  • Experience in higher education and qualification for the faculty rank of associate professor or higher;

  • Direct experience as an educator within PreK-12 educational settings;

  • Entrepreneurial mindset with experience growing programs and enhancing quality

  • Passion for promoting educators of excellence;

  • Demonstrated use of data-based decision-making models and experience in assessment of student learning outcomes;

  • Administrative experience in higher education preferred;

  • Flexibility, ability to communicate with varied constituencies, and ability to work across disciplines.

Midway University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


ESTABLISHED AS THE KENTUCKY FEMALE ORPHAN SCHOOL, the school was the dream of Dr. Lewis Letig Pinkerton, a young physician and minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Together with James Ware Parrish, the Midway Christian Church elder who raised the funds necessary to open the school, they launched a revolutionary educational experiment. In antebellum Kentucky, the few girls who received formal education were taught to read only because it was considered necessary for their role as mothers. When they reached adulthood, they would read the Bible to their children. Female orphans were rarely offered even this meager amount of schooling. Without education or parental support and concern, the most many could hope for was a lifetime of drudgery as a maid or laborer.

The liberal arts curriculum and career preparation proposed by Dr. L.L. Pinkerton was a comprehensive solution to this tragic situation, and the benefits reached far beyond the individual girls who attended the school. Dr. Pinkerton’s dream became a reality as Midway-educated teachers went forth to share their learning with youngsters throughout the region. In the years since its inception, the institution has evolved to meet the educational needs of women, and men, while preserving the goals and standards of its founders.

Today, Midway University has achieved its goal of excellence in education, providing advanced instruction in a broad range of subjects based upon a strong liberal arts curriculum. The campus and programs have grown with the school’s enrollment, yet many of the traditional ideals Midway was founded on have remained constant. The college’s affiliation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) remains strong and many members of the student body are active members of Christian Church congregations.

On May 12, 2016, the Midway University Board of Trustees voted to become fully coeducational in all of its undergraduate programs by fall 2016.

Mission Statement

Midway University shapes and inspires the lives of women and men in undergraduate and graduate programs through a student-centered, global education that leads to rewarding careers and responsible citizenship. (Adopted May 12, 2016)


Midway University fosters core values shared by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and reflect the beliefs of our founder, Dr. L.L. Pinkerton. These values include:

1. Valuing the dignity of all people

2. Acting with integrity and responsibility

3. Viewing self as part of the community

4. Living life within a global context

5. Providing service to others

6. Pursuing life-long learning

Quick Facts / At a Glance

History: Midway University is a private college and was established in 1847 by Dr. Lewis L. Pinkerton, a Christian minister and physician. Originally named the Kentucky Female Orphan School, the original purpose of the institution was to educate female orphans to become teachers. Through the years the school evolved and became Pinkerton High School, Midway Junior College, Midway College, and, finally, Midway University. Today Midway University is known for excellence in its Business, Equine, Nursing, and Teacher Education programs throughout Kentucky and beyond.

Location: Midway University's main campus is located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region in Midway, Kentucky (USA) on a scenic 200-acre campus. It's a short 10-minute drive to Lexington, Frankfort, Georgetown and Versailles. Louisville, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio are just a one-hour drive away. Midway University also offers programs at an off-site location in Lexington in addition to providing many programs online.

Campus size: 200 acres

President: Dr. John P. Marsden

Number of buildings: 13: Anne Hart Raymond Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology; Ashland Stable; Belle Wisdom Residence Hall; Buster Residence Hall; Equine Education Center; Keeneland Stable; Little Memorial Library; Lucy Peterson House; Marrs Hall; McManis Student Center (includes Piper Dining Hall and Marshall Gymnasium); Patterson Building; Pinkerton Hall; Learning Resource Center

Other campus landmarks: Altrusa Bridge, the entrance to the college; Graves Amphitheater; the Path of Opportunity and Starks Bridge

Affiliation: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Enrollment: 1,194

Student/Faculty Ratio: 15:1

Degrees granted and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS): Associate, Bachelor, Master

Schools: Private, co-educational, liberal arts, residential college also offering evening and online undergraduate and graduate courses.

Pillar Programs: Business, Equine Studies, Nursing, and Teacher Education

Co-Educational Athletics: NAIA, River States Conference

School Colors: Blue and Gold

Mascot: Eagles

Varsity Athletic Teams: Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis & Volleyball

Equestrian Riding Teams: Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Hunt Seat and Western

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