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Assistant Professor - Director, Secondary Teacher Education

Bellevue University Bellevue, NE
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Job Description

Bellevue University offers quality liberal arts and career-oriented programs at undergraduate and graduate levels to a diverse student body through both in-class and online venues. 

Bellevue University is currently seeking an energetic and knowledgeable individual to fill our Assistant Professor/ Director of Secondary Teacher Education Program (Unit Administrator) position.

This is a residential position located in Bellevue, Nebraska that requires significant and direct contact with students, faculty, administration, and external education and community contacts. 

Primary Function:

The position is responsible for numerous aspects of teaching within and administering the Teacher Education Program including the effective day-to-day management of key academic functions and ensuring that the Program functions according to University policy and practice.  The Assistant Professor/ Director Secondary Teacher Education Program position is responsible for maintaining a high caliber-learning environment meeting all Higher Learning Commission and Nebraska Department of Education standards and guidelines, as well as program-specific accreditation requirements.  In partnership with other Teacher Education and endorsement area faculty, the Assistant Professor/Director of Secondary Teacher Education Program will appraise and strive to continually improve academic standards, courses and programs; evaluate curriculum; teach courses; oversee assessment in the program; and handle student issues.  The individual will strive for continued growth in enrollments and revenues, demonstrate an academic entrepreneurial spirit, as well as a commitment to the University’s mission and vision.  

Essential Duties:

Performs the following functions for the Secondary Teacher Education Program to include:

  • In collaboration with other constituents, establishes and articulates a shared vision and implementation plan for teacher education at Bellevue University.
  • Leads the enrollment growth and program development toward a sustainable and viable teacher education program.
  • Maintains a strong customer service culture and positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders consistent with the University’s mission and vision.
  • Assists in the selection of full-time and adjunct faculty and professional staff following University procedures and ensures the maintenance of high quality standards expected of faculty and staff.
  • Has a broad understanding of curricula offered by the Program and provides effective academic oversight of high quality teacher education courses, endorsements, and procurement of program materials.
  • Executes program and course development and modification efforts through collaboration with various University entities.
  • Promotes and ensures high standards for curriculum development, delivery and assessment for the Program including regular review of course syllabi.
  • Collaborates with local school districts, the Nebraska Department of Education, and other Higher Learning Institutions including community colleges.
  • Provides consistent, proactive and student-focused direction to students regarding academic issues.
  • Oversees the scheduling and delivery of classes and programs.
  • Gathers necessary data and writes annual report to Nebraska Department of Education.
  • Facilitates various meetings as designated by the College Dean including the Teacher Education Advisory Committee and Teacher Education Program Committee.
  • Ensures timely preparation of catalog materials and updates to marketing information for print and web media.
  • Supports the achievement of annual strategic objectives that articulate the University’s mission and vision statements.
  • Attend NACTE meetings or delegate if necessary.
  • Adheres to standards and guidelines of higher education accrediting bodies.
  • Provides oversight of program documentation.
  • Supports the University-wide assessment effort and oversees assessment activities within the program and provides outcomes and “return on investment” information to the Dean.
  • Supports university-wide efforts to develop effective teaching methods and models to enhance student engagement.
  • Seeks out and implements strategies for professional growth that contributes to improvements, updates, and expansion of instructional and professional skills related to teaching and curriculum.
  • Other duties as delegated by the Dean or Assistant Dean.

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Education or related field; possession of a terminal degree strongly preferred.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in an academic management or higher education leadership position preferred.
  • Must be certified in Secondary Education or Administration (or have held educator certification in the past).
  • Previous secondary classroom teaching experience required; post-secondary teaching experience strongly preferred.
  • Must have experience with institutional and/or program accreditation processes.
  • Proven knowledge and evidence of management skills in an academic environment including planning, organizing, quality improvement, innovation, and customer service required.
  • Must have demonstrated work experience with learners of diverse backgrounds and a history of commitment to active learning.
  • Must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish relationships with the faculty, staff, and students in a collegial and multicultural environment.
  • Must be detail-oriented and possess excellent organizational problem solving and planning skills.
  • Must possess ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be a self-starter and have the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Must be able to deal proactively with ambiguity and be flexible to meet changing priorities to achieve business objectives.
  • Must possess the ability to maintain integrity and confidentiality in accordance with University policy in all interactions.
  • Solid knowledge and skills with technologies appropriate to the teaching and learning process, as well as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, XP, Internet) computer software recommended.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree
  • Degree/certification endorsement in special education
  • Higher education teaching experience

In addition to the online application, please include:

  • A letter of Intent
  • Resume/CV
  • Contact Information for three professional references
  • Statement of Philosophy of Education

Bellevue University, the largest private, non-profit University in Nebraska, is located just south of Omaha and is part of a vibrant and prosperous metropolitan area of nearly 1 million residents with three major universities and five Fortune 100 companies.  Offutt Air Force Base, home to US STRATCOM, is one mile south of the university.  We emphasize teaching excellence, cyber-active learning, and interactive education.  Benefits (health, dental, vision, tuition, etc.) are available with this position. 

For more information, check out our home page at http://www.bellevue.edu.

The Higher Education Opportunity Act requires institutions participating in federally funded financial aid programs to make information about the institution available to the public, current and prospective students, and current and prospective employees. The Bellevue University Consumer Information webpage, found at www.bellevue.edu/student-support/consumer-information/consumer-information, provides readily accessible information to help consumers make informed decisions about post-secondary education. Bellevue University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASR), found at www.bellevue.edu/student-support/consumer-information/pdfs/annual-safety-report.pdf, provides information about campus crime statistics and institutional security policies and procedures as well as information about student housing fire statistics and fire safety policies. You can obtain a paper copy of these reports from the Bellevue Dean of Students office by calling 402-557-7028. In addition to this, Bellevue University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Details

Date Posted February 18, 2020
Date Closes April 4, 2020
Requisition 304717
Address 1000 Galvin Road South
Located In Bellevue, NE
Department College of Science and Technology
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary
Hours 40 hours per week
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 25-1011.00 Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Zipcode 68005
Name Human Resource Department
Address 1000 Galvin Road South
City, State and Zip Bellevue, NE 68005

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Holiday Party
  • Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement

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