July 31, 2014


Program Director of Teacher Education

The Education Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Program Director of Teacher Education. We are particularly interested in applicants who are passionate about teacher preparation, are knowledgeable about innovative approaches to teacher development, and have previous experience working in a university teacher education program.

The Department currently prepares approximately 90 credential students for teaching in K-12 California public schools. The program, which also grants a Masters of Arts in Education, operates on a year-round (summer to summer) schedule. Under the direction of the Department Chair and Faculty Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for day-to-day program components, reviewing applications for Teacher-Supervisors and   Lecturers, securing student teaching placements in county schools, implementing the California teaching performance assessment (PACT), monitoring student progress, assisting with report writing and long-term planning, and adhering to the State of California credentialing guidelines. The selected candidate will also supervise and evaluate approximately six Teacher Supervisors. The M.A./C. program is supported by a dedicated Credential Analyst and two departmental staff who serve both the M.A./C. program and the Education Minor. The successful candidate will work with the Faculty Director, Teacher Education Committee (TEC), and the Education Department faculty to evaluate program strengths and to envision, plan for, and implement improvements and reforms.

The University of California, Santa Cruz serves a mix of suburban and rural schools, where many students are either immigrants or the children of immigrants. Our programmatic themes include improving the education of English Language learners, engagement with pedagogy for equity, and preparing teachers as advocates for social justice. More information on the department can be found at http://education.ucsc.edu/

RANK: Academic Coordinator II at 100% time.

SALARY: $72,468-$91,464, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:  (a) At least five years of teaching experience; (b) A demonstrated record of professional development with teacher education students or practicing teachers; and (c) A Master’s degree in Education or related field.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  (a) Leadership Expertise in managing university teacher education programs;  (b) A doctorate in education or related field; and (c) Knowledge of the California credentialing system and state and national teacher education initiatives.


TERM OF APPOINTMENT: The initial appointment is for two years, with the possibility of extension. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment, a review to assess performance will be conducted. Reappointment is also contingent upon availability of funding.

TO APPLY:  Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a letter of application outlining the applicant’s interests and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, and at least three reference letters*. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Apply   at   https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00142

Refer to Position #JPF00142-15T in all correspondence.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.

CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled. Review of applications will begin on August 17, 2014

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available here or from the Academic Personnel Office (APO) at (831) 459-4300.

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at apo@ucsc.edu (831) 459-4300.

VISIT THE APO WEB SITE AT: http://apo.ucsc.edu                        07/17/14

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