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Director of Teacher Education (Tenured Associate Professor or Professor)

The School of Education (SOE) at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU Carbondale) invites applications for a full-time Associate Professor or Professor in the position of Director of the Teacher Education Program (TEP). The Director will report directly to the Dean; provide leadership on teacher education in the School and across the University; collaborate with the Associate Dean, Program Coordinators, and faculty; and may teach courses and continue a program of scholarship. SOE offers accredited undergraduate and graduate (master’s and doctoral) programs with 29 tenured and tenure-track faculty members.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide vision and administrative leadership for the TEP.
  2. Coordinate the CAEP accreditation and state review of the TEP.
  3. Coordinate electronic data collection, storage, and statistical analyses essential for internal and external reports (e.g. Title II, PEDS, ISBE Annual Reports).
  4. Supervise program admission into the TEP as well as student retention in the TEP.
  5. Supervise TEP Clinical Supervisors and other university field experience and student teacher supervisors.
  6. Supervise teacher education certification activities.
  7. Act as Teacher Licensure Officer for the University.
  8. Coordinate and cultivate school-university partnerships.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. An earned doctorate with academic and scholarly credentials in teacher education appropriate for appointment to the rank of tenured Associate Professor or Professor in the School of Education
  2. The ability to articulate effectively the TEP’s goals and practices to students, faculty, and staff across the University, as well as to alumni, local/regional/national education and community organizations, and external funding agencies
  3. Organizational and collaborative skills to create, mentor, and lead interdisciplinary teams
  4. Knowledge and experience in CAEP accreditation, assessment, and management of electronic data collection, storage and analysis
  5. Proven ability in teacher education leadership and administration.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Knowledge of and experience with LiveText or a similar electronic data collection system
  2. A record of success in securing external funding
  3. Knowledge of the Illinois School Code
  4. Knowledge of program assessment and evaluation systems.

General Information:

SIU Carbondale is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a Research University (high research activity). Enrolling over 11,000 students, SIU Carbondale is situated in a scenic region noted for its forest preserves, lakes, and rivers, offering an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities as well as the social and cultural activities associated with a major university. See The community of Carbondale is very much a college town and has a population of about 25,000. It is located 100 miles southeast of St. Louis, 200 miles north of Memphis, and 330 miles south of Chicago. Visit


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Contact: Sarah Frierdich [email protected]


Deadline to Apply: 11/19/21

SIU Carbondale, member of the SIU System, is an anti-racist community that opposes racism, discrimination and inequity in any form, and embraces diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice for all people. SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

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