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Director of the Teacher Education Program and Associate/Full Professor of Education

Title:  Director of the Teacher Education Program and Associate/Full Professor of Education
Date:  September 3, 2013
Department:  Education

Bridgewater College seeks the next leader of its Teacher Education Program, a position beginning no later than July 1, 2014. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in education or an education-related field and substantial teaching experience in both the undergraduate and P-12 contexts. The Program Director and Department Chair will be responsible for departmental leadership, strategic planning and development, and program accreditation and assessment. In particular, the Director will pilot the program’s successful bid for CAEP accreditation.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director will coordinate national and state-level accreditation activities; supervise curriculum, courses and methods of instruction; supervise faculty development; oversee the departmental budget; teach courses and advise students within the program; and collaborate with fellow department chairs as members of the advisory council for the Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs and P-12.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. required. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate successful teaching and administrative experience, a passion for and intimate knowledge of education programs in the small liberal arts context, and a proven track record in leveraging resources in the small private sector.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Bridgewater College is an independent, private liberal arts college founded in 1880. Located only two hours southwest of the Washington, D.C. metro area, Bridgewater has a total enrollment of nearly 1,900 students representing 28 states and 10 countries. Bridgewater admitted women from the time of its founding and was the first private liberal arts college in Virginia to do so.

Bridgewater offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees in more than 60 majors and minors, along with multiple areas of emphasis and concentrations, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, dual degree programs and teacher certification. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 22 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts and cultural events, the state's lowest crime rate, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Robert Andersen by email at randerse@bridgewater.edu.

APPLICATION: Please complete our online application and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference.



DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position is open until filled.

Bridgewater College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and employing a diverse faculty and staff.