Core Faculty–Founding Director– Doctor of Education in Educational and Professional Practice
Antioch University seeks a founding director to lead the development of a unique EdD program with a social action focus that will enroll a diverse group of practitioner learners, including those outside traditional school settings, and will utilize a hybrid cohort model.
Antioch University is nationally recognized for excellence in professional education, a commitment grounded in its long-term institution-wide commitment to principles of social and economic justice, inclusion, and devotion to the public, community good. This program is designed to further this mission and vision.
This position provides visionary, entrepreneurial leadership for Antioch University’s first Doctor of Education program. The founding director will work collaboratively with faculty across the University to finalize the online, low-residency EdD in Educational and Professional Practice and will subsequently launch, lead, and manage the program. The founding director will build the academic team of faculty and staff, set the vision for the program, and develop academic policies and procedures to assure a compelling transformative learning environment for students, a creative teaching environment for faculty, and an agile working environment for staff.
In the initial phases of program development and implementation, the Director will report to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and University Provost. It is anticipated that the EdD program, as a non-campus specific program, will be organizationally located in a currently evolving virtual “campus.”
Primary areas of responsibility include:
- Creation and leadership of a collaborative and engaged team that is committed to a shared vision for the program
- Faculty and staff hiring, supervision, and evaluation
- Oversight of curriculum development, implementation and evaluation
- Management of overall program assessment and improvements
- Ensuring student satisfaction and success
- Management of program administration including enrollment planning, admissions decisions, budgeting, and open communication with faculty, students, and other university personnel
- Maintenance of required documents in compliance with regulatory agencies
The Director will:
- Serve as the departmental academic and administrative leader
- Recruit and retain highly qualified faculty with expertise and professional experience appropriate to the faculty assignments
- Manage faculty workload norms, in order to support faculty in optimizing their productivity and responsiveness, achieving workload balance and coverage of curriculum, ensuring adherence to institutional and program policies
Develop and oversee the delivery of a high-quality, innovative academic program. Assure high quality learning experiences for students in the online courses, in-person and virtual residencies, and other curricular and extracurricular activities. Organize and lead residencies. Oversee and provide advising and mentoring services to students
- Oversee annual faculty performance reviews
- Oversee a regular program review process to ensure continuing academic quality, and implement strategies to address issues or recommendations emerging from such reviews and from the accreditation process
- Collaborate with faculty to develop plans to assess student learning outcomes for continuous program improvement
- Promote a collegial and transparent work environment
- Assure effective and efficient departmental operations. Recruit, select, and retain staff; assign work, supervise, and evaluate staff
- Collaborate with the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and relevant staff in setting enrollment projections; collaborate with Admissions and Marketing departments to develop program collateral, generate leads, convert leads, and cultivate new students
- Engage faculty in student recruitment, screening, and admission efforts; including faculty participation in the review of applications, interviewing potential students, participation in informational sessions, and holding special admissions events
- Collaborate with the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in recommending annual program budget and managing program costs
- Collaborate with the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in setting and assuming accountability for achieving strategic program goals
- Maintain regular engagement with university peers and leadership to ensure alignment with University policies, procedures, and practices as well as regional, state, and federal compliance requirements
- Maintain involvement with state and national associations and accreditors to ensure program relevancy and provide the context for needed program updates. Represent the program and university at regional and national conferences
Education Requirements and Qualifications:
- PhD or EdD in field relevant to educational and/or professional practice
- A minimum of 5 years of experience as a full-time faculty member in a doctoral program in a regionally accredited institution of higher education or international equivalent.
- Record of successful doctoral teaching in a distance learning model
- Record of scholarship in educational and professional practice or related fields
- Substantial experience supervising doctoral research and dissertations
- Demonstrated administrative leader experience at the graduate level
- A commitment to excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising students
- A passion for academics with sincere support and understanding of cultural diversity and the needs of the community
- Substantial professional experience in educational practice or professional practice
- Demonstrated commitment to fostering a culture of diversity, equity, social justice, and inclusive excellence
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work with diverse constituents
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to build and maintain relationships with faculty, administration, staff, and students
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Qualified applicants are required to submit a letter of interest resume and the names and contact information of three references to Will Dooley, Human Resources & Payroll Associate, at email@example.com
Antioch University reserves the right to change the duties of the job description at any time. Background check is required for this position.
Antioch University provides equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected classification.
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