Director of Educational Studies Online Program

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The College of Education at North Greenville University seeks a Director of the Educational Studies Online Program. This position is a full-time position (12 months) working for the College of Education at the Brashier Campus in Greer.  This position will begin on June 1, 2021. The salary is negotiable. Candidates must have a Christian commitment and the ability to integrate the Christian faith with traditional coursework.

North Greenville University is a teaching university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Members of the NGU faculty are orthodox Christians who have a strong personal faith in Jesus Christ, are role models in their piety and ethics, maintain active membership in an evangelical congregation, and mentor students academically and spiritually. They are Christian scholars who reflect upon their discipline from the perspective of a biblical worldview and are expected to teach in accordance with, and not contrary to the university’s Statement on Human Flourishing. All employees of NGU are required to abstain from illegal drugs and beverage alcohol.

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS

  • Earned a doctorate in the field of education 
  • Hold the rank of assistant professor or higher
  • Evidence of at least three years of successful teaching in a K12 setting
  • Prefer candidates with leadership experience and higher education online teaching experience

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Visual Abilities:  Read reports, create presentations, and use a computer system.
  • Hearing:   Hear well enough to communicate with co-workers and students.
  • Dexterity, Grasping, Feeling, Write, type, and use the telephone, copier, and computer systems.
  • Mobility:  Move between departments in the COE and attend meetings across both campuses.
  • Talking:  Frequently convey detailed or important instructions and ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Cognitive/Emotional: Ability to critically think and concentrate.

DESCRIPTION

The Director provides administrative leadership to the Educational Studies Online Program, which primarily offers academic programs for non-traditional students. The Director coordinates and supports the work of faculty and adjunctive instructors who teach in the program and oversees the development of non-traditional courses offered in the program. The Director reports to and is supervised by the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs in the College of Education. 

This is a twelve-month faculty position. The Director will receive an annual course release of 6 hours, plus an administrative stipend. Any additional teaching hours will be scheduled under a separate agreement, with permission from the Associate Dean. 

WORK SCHEDULE

Although the general university schedule is Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Friday, 8:30a.m. – 12p.m., the expectation is to be in the Brashier Campus (Greer) at least five hours per week and be available to meet with students, faculty, leadership, etc. either in person or virtually as needed.  Office hours are subject to change as deemed necessary. Occasional work on Saturdays and evenings may be required.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve on the Associate Dean’s leadership team
  • Serve as a permanent member of the Online Teaching and Learning Committee 
  • Work with the Center for eLearning to train faculty and qualified adjunctive instructors to teach non-traditional courses and to assist faculty in designing non-traditional courses
  • Schedule all courses for the program and work with other chairs in the College of Education to monitor faculty teaching loads
  • Maintain up-to-date program information in the Academic Catalog
  • Manage the program budget, in consultation with the Associate Dean and Dean
  • Develop program curricula, including course/program proposals and revisions
  • Maintain the certificate program and develop other professional enhancements that can be delivered in non-traditional formats
  • Conduct periodic program review for program curricula
  • Prepare annual Institutional Effectiveness reports, including SACS, for the program 
  • Conduct annual reviews of all adjunctive instructors who teach in the program
  • Work with the Associate Dean and Dean to recruit quality adjunctive instructors for the program
  • Assist with onboarding of new Educational Studies Online Program faculty 
  • Work to expand enrollment in the program by recruiting students via online, through social media, and by cultivating strategic relationships with public and private schools in the region whose instructional staff need access to non-traditional education programs
  • Work with the Associate Dean and Dean to maintain accreditation standards for the program
  • Assist the Associate Dean in creating pathways for traditional undergrads who are unable to complete an on-campus education degree to earn a non-traditional degree in educational studies
  • Collaborate with other Online Program Directors and the Associate Dean and Dean to ensure that all the programs follow the same standardization policies and implement quality control practices.
  • Coordinate program representation at events related to Admissions and Student Life
  • Lead regular program faculty meetings 
  • Attend all required Program, College, University meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean and Dean

APPLY

To be considered for this position, individuals must meet the Applicant Requirements criteria stated in the position post.  You may begin the application process below.