Program Chair – Special Education Programs
Antioch University Midwest
Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
The start date for the position is July 1, 2018.
Antioch University provides learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice.
The Division of Education and Interdisciplinary Studies at Antioch University Midwest is seeking a Chair of Special Education programs to oversee initial licensure bachelor’s and master’s level programs in both Mild to Moderate and Moderate to Intensive Interventions. Program Chairs are responsible for the administration of the programs including reviewing applicant files and assisting in the admissions and recruitment process; overseeing and evaluating teaching and learning in the content areas; creating schedules; selecting faculty to teach courses, and addressing student and faculty concerns according to university policy. The successful candidate will have a strong P-12 background and a commitment to teaching excellence for our expanding licensure programs. The Education Program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), now Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The program is a four-semester cohort model with three semesters of coursework and one semester of student teaching. Antioch University is a non-tenure institution.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Engagement in student learning
- Advise students regarding program requirements
- Supervise and evaluate student teachers
- Engagement in service to the department, campus and university wide committees
- Engagement in on-going research in field of Special Education
- Engagement in service to the profession and to the wider community
- Participate in professional development
The Program Chair will:
- Review applications and participate in admissions processes where appropriate
- Approve and document changes to a student’s academic plan and approve course substitutions/waivers
- Oversee advising support for all students
- Develop term course schedules
- Monitor student progress
- Participate in nurturing partnership development
- Review and provide feedback on program literature and marketing materials as needed
- Select and support adjunct faculty
- Participate in development and revision of faculty and program handbooks
- Coordinate student orientations and residencies with faculty and Division Administrators
- Coordinate faculty workload
- Complete accreditation tasks and program reviews as required
- Participate in program development initiatives
- Participate in comprehensive program reviews
- Oversee and hold accountable faculty advisors
- Prepare and teach program coursework
- Doctorate in Special Education or closely related field preferred
- ABD nearing completion may be considered
- Minimum of five (5) years of public school teaching experience working with students identified with disabilities (K-12)
- Current Ohio licensure in Special Education
- Commitment to diverse classroom environments
- Demonstrated success in teaching and working with adult learners
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with persons of diverse backgrounds in a participatory academic environment
- Demonstrated ability to use technology and apply it to the learning environment
- Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing
- Demonstrated ability to articulate and implement academic programs consistent with Antioch’s mission and educational philosophy
- Demonstrated ability to assume administrative responsibilities
- Experience working with pre-K children with special needs and/or children with Autism or Dyslexia
- Experience working in a related field such as Early Childhood Special Education or Reading Endorsement
- Knowledge of, or experience with CAEP accreditation
- Administrative experience for program quality assurance
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.
Location of Position/ Hours of Employment:
This is located at Antioch University Midwest in Yellow Springs, OH.
The work schedule will be established in consultation with the Antioch University Provost and CEO. Some evening and weekend work may be required. Occasional travel between campuses and for university functions as appropriate.
Antioch University reserves the right to change the duties and responsibilities 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.
Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The start date for the position is July 1, 2018.
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