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Director of Undergraduate Education

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Bay Path University
Location
Longmeadow, MA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Category:: Faculty
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Department:: 01-50-5045-Education Dept
Locations:: Longmeadow, MA
Posted:: Apr 17, 2024
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-Time Salaried (Exempt)
Position ID:: 174823

About Bay Path University:


When Bay Path opened its doors to students in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to prepare students to not only meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities but to also thrive in their professions, identify and realize their dreams, and make a lasting difference in the world. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the student...to start them on the road of success. That spirit and philosophy is best reflected in our shared vision, "At Bay Path, every learner's dreams of a better career, a richer life, and a brighter future will be realized."


Recognizing that our learners come first, we know it is equally important that we develop, cultivate, and sustain a culture that binds us together as a community. As part of the University's ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, we draw upon our eight Core Values-beliefs that provide the internal framework and a moral compass for how we work and interact with each other.


Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges and Graduate Programs by The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA, and a satellite location in East Longmeadow, MA, Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.


For 125 years, we have been committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world. Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or We Empower Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish. Be part of the change. Be Bay Path.


We invite you to visit our website at www.baypath.edu where you can learn more about Bay Path University.



Job Description:


  • Job Type: Full-time faculty (12 months)
  • Traditional On Ground or Online class: Hybrid course schedule
  • Undergraduate or Graduate class: Undergraduate
  • Date class is scheduled to begin: 7/1/2024

The School of Education, Psychology, and Humanities at Bay Path University announces a full-time, 12-month faculty position in Education at the undergraduate level.


The scholar selected for this position will join a collaborative and dedicated faculty who emphasize excellence in education in the context of the School of Education, Psychology and Humanities' commitment to inclusive schools. We are seeking an individual with knowledge and expertise in the science of reading. They will expand program offerings; grow enrollments substantially; and lead school partnerships and significant new initiatives for the purposes of cutting-edge teacher preparation. The ideal candidate will have experience in early childhood and elementary education. A focus on literacy across the curriculum is necessary as the Department seeks to prepare educators who can teach and assess children using evidence-based literacy practices.



The scholar filling this position will be expected to conduct research and with a publication agenda in early childhood education/elementary education/teaching of reading; secure outside funding; participate in teacher education curriculum development and innovation; teach undergraduate courses in early childhood and elementary teacher education including teaching courses both online and/or hybrid depending on need; advise students; participate actively in local, state, and national professional organizations; and contribute to the service mission of the Department, School of Education and the University.



This program director will take initiative in writing and submitting new programs for Early Education and Care and/or DESE approval as well as updating current licensure programs as requested by the Assistant Dean of Education. The ideal candidate will have public school and college level teaching experience, with a deep understanding of evidence-based practices and structured literacy. This position will be overseeing students enrolled in both the traditional and online program offerings in undergraduate Education.



ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:


  • Teach a minimum of six (6) courses (18 credits) annually in the field of education in an online and/or hybrid format to include undergraduate courses offered by the School including the pre-practicum and practicum seminar as well as practicum supervision of one student per academic year
  • Engage in program development and innovation in early childhood and elementary education using the Common Core and MA Curriculum Frameworks, as well as EEC and DESE regulations for educator preparation programs
  • Provide significant program leadership and service as the director of the early childhood and elementary programs including partnership development
  • Hire and supervise adjunct faculty and work collaboratively with other staff in scheduling classes as well as working with the department in tracking adjunct loads
  • Engage in Department of Elementary and Secondary Education trainings or opportunities as requested by the Assistant Dean of Education
  • Work closely with the Licensure Coordinator to obtain student paperwork required for licensure
  • Supervise and oversee all aspects of teacher education field experiences and practica in elementary and early childhood education
  • Establish and maintain community partners
  • Demonstrate a significant external fundable program of research informing the field of elementary teacher preparation that also advances the School's mission of education and its social justice, diversity and inclusive values.
  • Engage in department, school, campus, and committee activities while also participating in community service activities in Massachusetts aligned with the University's mission
  • Manage the learning environment through keeping accurate records, submitting grades and other reports in a timely manner, and enforcing school/campus academic and attendance policies
  • Actively participate and be involved in representing the Department and School in local, state, and national professional organizations
  • Position may require traveling across the state
  • Attend trainings as required
  • Perform and other duties or tasks as assigned by the University
  • Creativity, entrepreneurship, teamwork and a commitment to high quality education is being sought


OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Support undergraduate and graduate activities
  • Advise students
  • Contribute to the assessment and accreditation of educator preparation programs
  • Recruiting and training of adjuncts to teach courses in the program
  • Assist in curriculum development including the building of courses within the online learning management system
  • Track, analyze and use Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) data for program enrollees
  • Remain active in research/scholarship
  • Maintain scheduled office hours according to University policy
  • Attend faculty, department and University meetings
  • Assist the admissions office with student recruitment by participating in open houses and other admissions events, calling and writing prospective students and other activities as requested
  • Maintain an active presence on the campus including attendance at major University events (e.g. Commencement, Academic Convocation) and student events
  • Participate in University committees as assigned
  • Stay current with best practices in teaching and learning, specifically evidence-based reading instruction
  • Understand the role of assessment in achieving specifically stated learning outcomes
  • Incorporate technology to enhance student learning
  • Understand and appreciate the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role of faculty in achieving those goals
  • Position may require travel across the state to partner sites
  • Leadership, problem solving, and excellent communication skills, the ability to entertain multiple perspectives and achieve consensus are essential to the success of the position
  • As Bay Path programs are mainly online, the ability and cheerful willingness to engage in high quality online instruction is needed
  • A commitment to anti-bias curriculum in education
  • A commitment to active learning strategies, mentoring students, and collaborative scholarship, as well as flexibility in teaching different types of learners is desirable
  • A sense of humor, a collegial attitude and the ability for continuous personal and professional development


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:


Adjunct instructors teaching within the program



Requirements:


  • Minimum of a Master's degree in Education/Early Childhood/Elementary Education. Ph.D. or Ed.D. preferred.
  • Minimum of three years teaching experience in higher education and conducting workshops/trainings.
  • Current teaching license required; Massachusetts preferred
  • At least three years of successful PreK-12 public school experience as a classroom teacher or equivalent
  • Extensive experience in graduate education and a record of excellence in teaching a diverse student population is preferred
  • Experience supervising undergraduate/graduate students in the field of education
  • A record that speaks highly of teaching abilities
  • Appointment will be at the rank of assistant or associate professor
  • Driving required to partner/district sites
  • Valid U.S. driver's license required
  • Must successfully pass the online Safe Driving Course (within 15 days of hire) and driving record check at time of hire and annually thereafter.
  • Submit to and pass criminal offender records check (C.O.R.I.). and sexual offender records check (S.O.R.I.)
  • Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and within FERPA and HIPAA guidelines
  • All new employees must complete the FERPA, Anti-Harassment, and any other required online trainings within 15 days of employment
  • Should be committed to a culture of diversity, equity, respect and inclusion; demonstrated ability to build working relationships with people having a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from one's' own
  • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals



Additional Information:


Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures equity, respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.



Application Instructions:


Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter, resume / curriculum vitae, and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy. Please apply online. Faxes and emails will not be accepted.


Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.


Bay Path University is a smoke and tobacco-free community.


All offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory background checking.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position please email us at HR@baypath.edu or call 413-565-1157.


Organization

Working At Bay Path University

Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and a member of the Women’s College Coalition. With a main campus and four satellite locations, Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate, (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.

Mission Statement:

A Bay Path University education empowers undergraduate women and graduate women and men to become leaders in their careers and communities with an innovative approach to learning that prepares students to flourish in a constantly changing world.

The Bay Path experience is nothing less than transformational. Our women-only undergraduate programs and our coeducational graduate programs are offered both on campus and online, providing a flexible, 21st-century education for learners at all stages of life and career. Bay Path students find a supportive and diverse community, close mentoring, and rigorous preparation for success in a complex and globally interdependent society. Students graduate with the applied knowledge, portable skillset, and confidence to thrive in their professions, identify and realize their dreams, and make a lasting difference in the world. 

Established: 1897

Enrollment: Over 3,300 students

Alumni: Approximately 15,000 alumni around the world.

Athletics: Eight teams compete at the NCAA Division III level, in the New England Collegiate Conference.

University Motto: Carpe Diem, Latin for "Seize the Day"

Locations: 

  • Longmeadow, MA - Home to our Residential College, for high school, transfer and International young women; One Day A Week College, for adult women with classes on Saturday; and Graduate College for men and women. 
  • Concord, MA - Our Concord location is home to our graduate programs in Education and Psychology for men and women.
  • Sturbridge, MA - Our Sturbridge teaching site opened in 2003 and offers our One Day A Week College, for adult women with classes on Saturday and select graduate programs for men and women. This teaching location provides students with all of the support services of our main campus including access to library services, administrative and academic deans, student financial services, and the Registrar’s Office. 
  • East Longmeadow, MA - The Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center is located on our East Longmeadow site. This state-of-the-art facility houses our Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and our Master of Occupational Therapy Bridge programs.  

Residential College

Offers classes on-ground Monday through Friday.

At Bay Path University, we welcome students (commuters and residents), just like you, from across the country and around the world who are smart, capable young women who want to make a difference and be successful.

Here, you join a small, highly personal community that empowers you to take ownership of your life through:

  • Highly relevant majors and minors that give you practical knowledge, a global viewpoint, and the unique perspectives that make connections between subject areas and current topics.
  • Leadership opportunities that focus on your strengths, encouraging you to find your voice and act on your convictions.
  • Real-world experience balanced with career counseling that gives you a distinct advantage for graduate school or that rewarding first job.
  • More important, our admission counselors are here to help you and your family, guiding you through the admissions and financial aid process by taking your questions and connecting you with the right resources.

Why it pays to be a Bay Path woman:

  • Significant Financial Support. All of our full-time students receive a merit scholarship from Bay Path University, and more than 96% of our students receive additional financial aid that included grants, scholarships and loans. 
  • Close Attention from Faculty. With a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, you'll form close relationships with your professors that will lead to research, internship and networking opportunities. 
  • Thoughtful and Intentional Career Planning for Life. Our Sullivan Career and Life Planning Center (SCLP) is one of the best of its kind. As a Bay Path student, you will have lifetime access to the SCLP and the services it provides, including one-on-one career coaching and mentoring.

Undergraduate Study

A Place Where Knowledge Is Gained and Shared

If you ask a Bay Path woman graduate to define her academic experience, it would be one word: transformational. There is no other way to describe it.


Yes, we have majors in neurobiology, cybersecurity, and business analytics, as well as minors and concentrations that deepen your knowledge in a specific area. But we also educate the whole person, giving you the courage and confidence to be your best self, to help you get where you have to go, and to take on more in your life. It’s why women’s education still matters. 

American Women’s College

Are you one of the 76 million American women who has accomplished many things in her life yet still lacks a bachelor's degree? You are not alone. At The American Women's College, we understand the reasons that women pause their education early in life: 

  • Maybe going to college wasn’t right for you at the time
  • Maybe you started college and decided it wasn't a good fit
  • And then there other competing factors like family, work, and day-to-day pressures

Looking back, do you still wish you had earned a college degree?  Now you can—with The American Women’s College Online. We offer:

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