Division Director, Technology in Education
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IMHO an awesome opportunity to do CHAT oriented praxis, with emphasis on the "pra" part.
Division Director, Technology in Education
Institution: Lesley University
Location: Cambridge, MA
* Admin - Instructional and Curriculum Design
* Faculty - Education - Instructional Technology & Design
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION
The Lesley University Technology in Education division, a leading graduate program in the School of Education focused on the integration of technology in schools, seeks an energetic, visionary DIVISION DIRECTOR who can actively move the program forward. This position represents an opportunity to assume leadership of a dynamic university program that has an established record of exemplary graduate teacher education. The School of Education seeks a leader who can guide a division with national impact towards an exciting future through expansion and diversification of its curricular offerings, student body and delivery formats. New director will join an innovative and energetic faculty doing stimulating program development, and forging new paths and understandings of the role of technology in improving teaching and learning.
The Division Director will work closely with the School Dean to align the program's work with the three School of Education priorities: Leadership in Program Quality, Access, and Instructional Design. Program Quality will play a key role in advancing the mission and strategic vision of the University. Seeking to widen access will enhance our position as the quality leader in teacher education nationally. Instructional design will address the needs of teachers and educational leaders nationwide by growing current programs, developing new offerings, and collaborating with districts, states and other educational organizations.
The Director is responsible for the academic and administrative leadership of the Technology in Education Division and is a member of the School of Education's Administrative Leadership Team. In this twelve month position, the Director manages 12 core faculty, 4 support staff, and 230 adjunct faculty serving 1500 students throughout the world. The Cambridge-based Technology in Education program is delivered in three formats: off-campus in intensive weekend format in 21 states, an Internet-based distance learning format, and on-campus in a traditional format. This dynamic and complex program offers degrees at the master's and CAGS level, and is approved for teacher licensure in Massachusetts and several other states. The new Division Director will work with the Dean of the School of Education to explore the creation of additional degrees and certificates, and to develop new growth strategies. K-20 Practitioners, university faculty and educational administrators with education!
al technology experience are encouraged to apply.
* Maintaining program quality on-campus and in weekend and online learning formats
* Inspiring and supporting faculty with a vision for the power of educational technology in schools
* Communicating division mission, scope and activities to internal and external communities
* Maintaining the professional well being of the Division faculty and staff
* Maintaining the academic well being of the Division's students
* Maintaining the fiscal health of the Division
* Valuing, incorporating, and representing the multiple perspectives of a forward thinking, committed, high energy faculty
* An earned doctorate
* Eligible for the rank of Associate or Full Professor
* Experience with integration of technology in education into K-12 classroom environments
* Experience in higher education
* Evidence of exemplary teaching
* Experience with strategic planning and program development
HIGHLY DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
* Experience supervising and evaluating creative professionals
* Significant accomplishments in the field of educational technology
* Building relationships with local, regional, and national partners
* Leadership in developing collegial environments for faculty and staff
* Integrating student perspectives in the shaping of curriculum and program delivery
* Understanding adult learners and their unique needs
* Recruiting and retaining diverse faculty, staff and students
* Solving day-to-day challenges in a large-scale, complex operation
* Proficiency with technology for productivity and professional effectiveness
* Overseeing a departmental budget
The starting date for this position is July 1, 2006. Applicants should submit a letter of interest detailing how their credentials and experience match the qualifications, a current vita, and names and phone numbers of at least three references to:
29 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
The position will remain open until the final selection is made.
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