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POSITION DESCRIPTION

Director of Elementary Education/Coordinator of Field Supervisors
Department of Education

SUMMARY:

Hobart and William Smith Colleges seek candidates for a full-time benefits-eligible position as Director of Elementary Education and Coordinator of Field Supervisors to work in an innovative liberal arts-based Teacher Education Program registered with the State of New York. The successful candidate will teach professional seminars for elementary student teachers (including student teachers in the dual certification program for teaching students with disabilities) as well as seminars on curriculum and instruction; supervise elementary student teachers placed in local schools; advise and mentor students in the Teacher Certification Program; teach liberal arts courses in Education as appropriate; recruit, and oversee faculty supervisors of student teachers; and serve on appropriate departmental and campus-wide committees.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate must have a master's degree in education, New York State Teacher Certification in Childhood Education, a distinguished record of at least five years of teaching at the elementary level, experience supervising or mentoring teachers in training, and an ability to teach professional seminars in education. Expertise and experience in special education, knowledge of New York State requirements for teacher certification, and an interest in promoting diversity within the Teacher Education Program are also desirable.

OTHER INFORMATION:

This is a full-time, 9-month, benefits-eligible, administrative salaried position. This position description is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Review of completed applications will begin April 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of interest, vita, and any other relevant materials and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to:

Professor Mary Kelly, Chair
Education Search Committee
c/o Karen Switzer, Merritt Hall
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456
EOE

For further information, please contact Mary Kelly at kelly@hws.edu.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.

Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions.  The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,000, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.