Director of Teacher Program Faculty - Ashbrook Center
Working collaboratively within the programs division and with the Committee on Faculty, the Chair and the Director of the Graduate Program in American History and government, and the Teacher Program Managers, the Director of Teacher Program Faculty is responsible for recruiting, scheduling, monitoring, and mentoring faculty in programs offered by Teaching American History (TAH), a project of the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University. This position is responsible for the quality of teaching in all TAH programs. Working with a Teacher Program administrator, the Director of Teacher Program Faculty also designs and oversees the organization of all TAH multi-day seminars. In addition to the multi-day seminars, the programs of TAH include the Master of Arts in American History and Government, one day seminars offered in cooperation with school districts and organizations across the United States, and online webinars. TAH currently conducts approximately 150 one day seminars and 30 multi-day seminars a year. It offers approximately 70 graduate courses, in residence and online. We anticipate steady growth in one day seminars. The Director of Teacher Program Faculty does not need to reside in Ashland, OH.
Essential Position Duties and Responsibilities:
- Identifies faculty requirements for all TAH seminars and programs.
- Identifies and recruits faculty.
- Schedules faculty for graduate classes, and all other seminars and webinars.
- Reviews syllabi for all seminars and courses to ensure they meet program requirements. Advises faculty on how they can meet these requirements
- Assists Teacher Program managers in developing seminar topics and content.
- Develops and implements faculty assessment program.
- Oversees marketing for one day and multi-day seminars.
- Mentors faculty and fosters faculty development.
- Designs and oversees two, multi-day seminars for faculty each year.
- Assists in management of graduate program through membership on the graduate faculty committee.
- Updates and maintains the faculty handbook, institutionalizing its requirements and precepts.
- Teaches in graduate and other seminars.
- Ph.D. in American History or government.
- Five (5) to ten (10) years of teaching experience, preferably at the graduate level, with a record of scholarship.
- Experience with and commitment to teaching through document-based discussion.
- Ability to recruit and mentor faculty.
- Ability to design and implement faculty and program assessment.
- Ability to design and manage educational programs.
- Ability to represent TAH at professional meetings.
- Commitment to the mission of the Ashbrook Center.
Please submit a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references when applying. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Hiring for this position is contingent on the availability of funding and/or available budget dollars.
Ashland University meets fully its obligation of nondiscrimination under federal and state laws and is actively committed to diversity in its workplace. Employment will require a criminal background check.