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Jerry P. Becker

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Position Announcement: Michigan State University
Posted: Sep 19, 2013 3:27 PM
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Sent at the request of Amanda McNew.
Chair, Department of Teacher Education
College of Education
Michigan State University

The <>Department of
Teacher Education at Michigan State University is
seeking an associate/full professor in teacher
education to serve as department chair. The ideal
candidate should be committed to inclusive
leadership of a department that is research and
grant productive, dedicated to quality teaching,
and concerned for the optimal development of
undergraduate, masters' and doctoral degree
students. Our five-year teacher preparation
program is among the most well-respected in the
country and works with communities and schools in
Detroit, Chicago, Lansing, and Grand Rapids, as
well as over 50 other communities in Michigan.
Candidates with a significant interest in
collaboration with such diverse communities are
especially encouraged to apply. The chair serves
as the chief academic, fiscal, and administrative
officer for the Department and is responsible for
fostering excellence in the Department's
research, teaching and outreach/service
activities and in the College of Education, in
which it is housed.

The Department of Teacher Education at Michigan
State University is distinguished for its
commitment to scholarly inquiry in teaching and
learning, broadly defined. It is one of four
departments in the College of Education, and is
the home to almost 60 tenure-system faculty, as
well as staff, fixed-term faculty, specialists
and almost 150 research and teaching assistants.
The Department has a large
teacher preparation program, an
master's program, and a
program that has been ranked first in the nation
by U.S. News & World Report for the last 19 years.


Åú Leading the faculty in carrying out the
work of the department, helping it to continue to
thrive and advance
Åú Promoting excellence in scholarship, teaching, and outreach
Åú Hiring, mentoring, and evaluating a capable and diverse faculty
Åú Fostering faculty members' and graduate
students' success in obtaining funding
Åú Advocating department priorities to the
College and University leadership
Åú Facilitating effective collaboration
within the Department and across the College and
Åú Actively contributing to conversations
about teaching and teacher education at the
local, state, national, and international levels
Åú Overseeing Departmental fiscal responsibilities
Åú Supporting a collegial and productive
work environment for diverse faculty, staff, and
graduate assistants
Åú Supporting the recruitment and
development of a diverse and outstanding student
Åú Promoting faculty professional development and enrichment


Åú A record of accomplishments consistent
with appointment as a tenured associate or full
professor at a research-intensive institution
Åú A commitment to an array of substantive
domains related to teacher education
Åú Record of effective inclusive leadership
and/or administrative experience and demonstrated
ability to work in diverse teams and across
institutional boundaries
Åú Demonstrated commitment to recruiting
and supporting faculty and students from diverse
Åú Demonstrated commitment to intellectual
diversity and cultural richness
Åú Record of ability to engage faculty in
professional growth and development
Åú Management skills relative to planning, budgeting and administration

It is expected that the individual hired for this
position will interface with ongoing departmental
efforts and with campus units that share
facilities or in which faculty have joint
appointments. The position is an annual year
appointment with an effective appointment date of
August 16, 2014.

Application and Deadline:

Interested candidates should send a letter of
application, curriculum vitae, and names,
addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three
references electronically to:,
posting number 8440) MSU is an
affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer.
MSU is committed to achieving excellence through
cultural diversity. The university actively
encourages applications and/or nominations of
women, persons of color, veterans and persons
with disabilities.

Questions regarding the position may be directed
to the Chair of the search committee, Beth
Herbel-Eisenmann (

Review of applications will begin October 25,
2013 and will continue until the position is
filled. Please visit our webpage
for further information about the Department of
Teacher Education.

Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
625 Wham Drive
Mail Code 4610
Carbondale, IL 62901-4610
Phone: (618) 453-4241 [O]
(618) 457-8903 [H]
Fax: (618) 453-4244

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