Executive Director National Center for STEM Elementary Education
St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis is a comprehensive Catholic university with the nation’s largest college for women at its center. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls over 5,200 students in associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in both traditional day and weekend formats. Associate and Graduate programs enroll both women and men.
St. Catherine University (SCU) invites applicants to apply for a tenure-track associate professor position in the National Center for STEM Elementary Education (NCSEE). This individual will serve as the full-time Executive Director for the NCSEE, a visionary educator leading reform-based efforts in STEM education at the local, state and national levels. The position will begin as soon as the candidate is available and no later than July 1, 2013.
Responsibilities: This visible position as Executive Director of the National Center for STEM Elementary Education (NCSEE) is central to the ongoing growth and success of the Center. The NCSEE has 4 foci that include teaching, research/evaluation, consulting/professional development training, and product development. The Executive Director will:
• oversee various programs including the STEM Certificate and minor programs for undergraduate students, graduate STEM certificate programs for elementary and Montessori teachers, and other professional development programs;
• work with various academic and administrative departments within the university in the management and advancement of NCSEE;
• support NCSEE academic and professional programs through curricular and program management;
• foster and encourage the scholarly agenda within NCSEE;
• interact with a diverse group of partners (school districts, legislators, funders) to promote and expand programs;
• seek funding to support Center activities; and
• demonstrate entrepreneurial approach and capacity to lead continuous development and commercialization of learning programs and products as essential to the long-term sustainability of NCSEE.
The person hired has established relationships in STEM elementary education, is well respected in the field and understands the intricacies of leading a complex academic Center. An established record of obtaining grants and an understanding of the educational landscape, challenges and emerging ideas and opportunities is also needed to be successful in this position. The Center is well regarded and has an established record of delivering quality undergraduate and graduate programs. For more information on the activities of the NCSEE, visit our website at http://stem.stkate.edu or view the following links for selected information:
"Teachers master STEM education"
"3M affirms support for GLOBE and STEM education at annual partner meeting luncheon"
"Osseo teachers become STEM-certified educators"
• An earned doctorate in Education or STEM discipline
• Experience teaching at the K-8 level (four years, minimum)
• Two years of higher education administrative experience including personnel supervision
• Excellent communication skills
• Experience in obtaining and managing funded projects
• Excellent teaching credentials at the university level
• Experience with teacher preparation programs
• Evidence of grants awarded/successfully managed and/or evidence of peer-reviewed publications on topics related to NCSEE.
• Experience designing and developing professional development experiences for classroom teachers and/or informal educators
• Demonstrated skills managing complex budgets
• Evidence of large-scale program development
• Proof of leadership experience in effecting change
• National reputation in STEM education
• Record of scholarship in STEM education
St. Catherine University seeks creative, adaptable candidates who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply as are those who will contribute to a diverse candidate pool. Consistent with the university’s Catholic identity, its commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their teaching, research and service.
To apply: Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site to apply for this position. That website link is: http://www.stkate.edu/hr . Position number is #2012-0062-FAC. Applicants may also visit the University Human Resources office, located in Derham Hall Room 8, to submit an electronic application. Attach an application letter of interest, CV, copy of transcripts and the contact information for 3 current references. Official transcripts, background check and education verification will be required for hire. For more information, contact Linda Distad at firstname.lastname@example.org Application review begins January 1, 2013. Position will remain open until filled.
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