Lead Faculty/Program Coordinator for Educational Leadership
August 22, 2018
Greenville, South Carolina
commensurate with experience
Full Time - Experienced
Program Coordinator/Lead faculty in Educational Leadership
Pay Type: Salary
Department: Graduate program
Job Summary: The Department of Education and the Office of Graduate Studies at Furman University invite applications for a Clinical or Associate Professor position. This position also serves as Program Director of the Master of Arts in Education and Education Specialist degree programs in School and Educational Leadership. Teaching responsibilities include graduate courses in school and district administration, leadership, and supervision. Qualifications include an earned doctorate (ABD considered) in school administration or leadership; current professional SC license as a school superintendent (or equivalent); record of at least 5 years of effective public school administration or leadership (at least two at the district level); ability to model exemplary teaching practices; and ability to engage in scholarly activities. Preference will be given to candidates with interest and expertise in the teaching of instructional supervision and school finance as well as the following: school district leadership; strategic planning in education; leadership for social justice; and Public School law. Recently retired superintendents or assistant superintendents are highly encouraged to apply.
The Department seeks faculty who will actively contribute to Furman University’s mission as a liberal arts university. Education faculty commit to the implementation of performance-based instruction and the preparation of teachers and administrators skilled in educating students with diverse learning needs. Instructors in the graduate program should prepare for course delivery across a variety of formats to include; evening classes, hybrid and online as well as face-to-face delivery, off-campus and secondary venues as well as summer courses.
Function: Provide leadership for the effective implementation of the master of arts and education specialist degree programs in school and educational leadership, including teaching graduate courses in school and district administration, leadership and supervision; curriculum development; strategic programmatic planning; and communications. The program coordinator/lead faculty provides leadership for the strategic development and coordination of the master of arts and education specialist programs in leadership, with an emphasis on developing synergistic partnerships between the school district partners and the academic program.
Responsibilities: -Articulates the mission, vision, and strategic plan for Graduate Studies in consultation with the Executive Director and the Chair of the Education Department. -Develops and implements learning goals to ensure alignment with the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) as set for by the National Policy Board for Education Administration (NPBEA) and implements plans to achieve those goals. -Supervises assessment and reporting activities related to these courses and graduate degree programs. -Contributes to coordinated learning activities across the education department, programs, and division to ensure productive and efficient internal collaboration and communication, deep learning opportunities for students, and coordination with community partners. -Develops and implements programs to facilitate faculty collaboration and mentorship for designing school and district leadership learning opportunities for students and fostering reciprocal partnerships with the community. -Fosters community-campus connections to match campus expertise / needs with community expertise / needs for developing school and district leaders. -Participates in professional development opportunities, on- and off-campus.
Appointment is a renewable three-year term.
Qualifications- Robust experience as a school district superintendent, assistant superintendent or principal; Earned doctorate (ABD considered) in school administration, supervision, or leadership; Demonstrated ability to translate vision into practice; Minimum of five years’ experience as a public school administrator (at least two at the district level); Current professional SC license as a school superintendent (or equivalent); Working knowledge of scholarship regarding issues related to school and district leadership; Knowledge of the use of current technologies in supporting school and district leadership; Some teaching and research experience at the higher education level preferred; Knowledge of and expertise in theories and methods of classroom assessment and evaluation.
Skills and personal attributes: A skilled communicator with fluency across all levels of the institution; An authentic, empathetic, confident, and energetic leader; Adaptable, creative, analytical, and curious; Thrives in a dynamic environment; A proven leader who addresses challenges with humility and creativity; Approachable, patient, and compassionate; A knowledgeable connector and bridge builder; Passionate about school leadership, fostering schools and school districts that flourish, authentic partnership, and creating deep learning experiences for graduate students.
Required Documents- Cover Letter and Resume The cover letter should include a description of how your experience, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values.
Education Requirements: Doctorate: Education Administration (Required) Certification Requirements: Principal/ Superintendent - State of SC or equivalent
Internal Number: R000098
About Furman University
Furman University is a selective private liberal arts and sciences college committed to helping students develop intellectually, personally, and interpersonally and providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly-changing world. Furman professors are exceptional teacher-scholars who mentor undergraduate students within a campus community that values and encourages diverse ideas and perspectives. Our recently-launched strategic vision, The Furman Advantage, promises students an individualized four-year pathway facilitated by team of mentors and infused with a rich and varied set of high impact experiences outside the classroom that include undergraduate research, study away, internships, community-focused learning, and opportunities to engage across differences.
Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for ...comprehensive benefits.
The Furman student experience is supported by a rich network of centers and institutes that includes The Riley Institute, The David E. Shi Center for Sustainability, The Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, The Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education, The Cothran Center for Vocational Exploration, The Shucker Center for Leadership Development, The Malone Center for Career Engagement, and our newest addition, The Center for Inclusive Communities.
Furman is located in Greenville, South Carolina, which is one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast and is ranked among "America's Ten Best" by Forbes Magazine. The charming downtown features excellent restaurants, in-town parks, shops, museums, galleries, music venues, and theaters. The city also has excellent public and private schools and a vibrant international community. A 20-mile bike and running trail connects the university to Greenville and to Travelers Rest, which was named “one of America’s coolest small towns.” The surrounding area abounds with outdoor recreational activities and has some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers, and mountains in the country. Greenville is within easy reach of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic Beaches. The newly renovated Greenville -Spartanburg Airport, located just 25 minutes from downtown, runs daily flights to major cities and airline hubs. Greenville is 2 1/2 hours from Atlanta and only one hour from Asheville, North Carolina. It is an ideal place to live and work.
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