Open Posting: Faculty: Assistant Professor of Education & Director of Major
Department: School of Professional Studies
MacMurray College is an independent, four-year, residential, baccalaureate college with a strong liberal arts tradition located in the affordable, safe, and stimulating city of Jacksonville, Illinois. For more than 170 years, MacMurray College has been committed to prepare graduates for satisfying and productive professional careers, providing the tools needed for effective leadership and encouraging individual growth throughout one’s education and future endeavors.
MacMurray College invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Education & Director of Major. The Education Program is under the School of Professional Studies (SPS) and consists of Secondary Education, Special Education, and Deaf & Hard of Hearing Education. The Assistant Professor of Education & Director of Major is responsible for managing the education programs, including but not limited to curriculum, personnel, relations with external accrediting agencies, reporting issues, concerns and opportunities to the Senior Director of SPS, and other matters associated with the education academic programs.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Oversees planning, implementation, and evaluation of the education programs budget, curriculum, and resources.
- Assesses the program's performance and ensures compliance with professional standards and governmental regulations.
- Represents the program and College with external constituencies, including clinical placement coordination and participation in professional meetings.
- Provides leadership to the education program faculty and staff in achieving the program’s expected outcomes, including recruitment, retention, mentoring, and evaluation.
- Collaborates with other departments focusing on student recruitment and success, course scheduling, communications and marketing, library acquisitions, information technology, and institutional advancement.
- Oversees the development, implementation, and evaluation of the programs’ policies.
- Enhance current knowledge and skills by attending conferences, classes, reading journals, and independent study. Maintain active membership in professional educational organizations.
- Recommend class schedules, instructor and clinical assignments.
- Direct, coordinate, and monitor departmental accreditation activities relative to continued approval through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and through the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
- Participates in College committees, meetings, and activities.
- Possesses and conveys a commitment to the value of a career-oriented liberal arts education and the mission of the College.
- Teaches eighteen (18) credit hours per academic year.
Education and Experience
- Master’s degree in Education from an accredited university/college; Ph.D. preferred and needed for tenure.
- Minimum of two or more years teaching experience at the collegiate level.
- Experience working with Deaf Education preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of Education Accreditation standards with Federal and State agencies.
- Highly organized, detail-oriented, with the ability to consistently multi-task.
- Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
- Knowledge and understanding of educational outcomes measures and assessment.
- Successful record of administrative leadership.
- Strong interpersonal skills and interest in student engagement.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively teach course work.
- Clear commitment to working in an undergraduate liberal arts environment.
- Ability to work as a member of an energetic academic team.
MacMurray College is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas. Interested applicants may send a brief cover letter describing your interest in this position, curriculum vitae outlining your qualification for the position, along with your teaching philosophy and contact information, including email addresses for three professional references. Any finalist for the position must successfully pass a background screening. Official transcripts will be required of candidates who are interviewed. Applications will be reviewed immediately. All materials should be sent to HR@mac.edu.