The School of Education in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for Director of the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. The appointment is a 9-month term position and will commence on August 28, 2017 with potential for subsequent annual reappointments. Rank will be dependent on experience and stature in the field. The position may commence as early as June 1, 2017 in a paid part-time capacity.
Applicants should hold a PhD., or EdD in teacher education, curriculum and instruction, or a related area of study. Academic experience in teacher education, with a focus on teacher effectiveness and/or education reform is preferred. Highly qualified applicants with all but dissertation in a field related to teacher education will be considered.
The Program Director administers and teaches in both the ground and online MAT programs. Key administrative responsibilities include assisting with the implementation of accreditation tasks, hiring and managing adjunct faculty, managing the student admissions process, providing leadership on marketing and recruitment plans, developing and maintaining relationships with external partners, evaluating program performance, and advising and mentoring program students, including on career pathways.
The successful candidate will:
- Be energetic and innovative;
- Be culturally responsive;
- Have experience or a desire to teach in an online format;
- Express passion for discovering new models for preparing successful teachers;
- Have experience delivering high quality student support services toward increasing retention and graduation rates
More information about the MAT program can be found here: http://www.american.edu/cas/education/teachers/MAT-TEAC.cfm
Since this position includes an administrative appointment, a course release will be allotted for administrative duties. Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, subject to on-going budgetary approval. Please submit applications via: https://apply.interfolio.com/41903. Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and (if applicable) copies of a relevant publication or working paper. Questions should be directed to Jacqueline Garcia, 202-885-3728 or email@example.com.
American University’s School of Education (SOE) is in Washington DC, a city with committed and innovative urban educators and access to some of the nation’s largest and most diverse school districts. The SOE, with commitments to increasing equitable educational outcomes of students in all learning environments, is a growing school with programs in teacher education, special education, international education, and educational policy and leadership. American University is a private research institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts. For more information about American University, visit www.american.edu. Additional information about the School of Education is available at http://www.american.edu/cas/education/.
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