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Position Summary: The College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences at Gannon University invites applications for a 12-month Director of the School of Education to begin in July 2024. The School of Education houses five undergraduate majors, two master's degree programs, and six graduate certificates, all approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). The successful candidate will be a dynamic and proactive leader of the school, responsible for supervision of faculty and staff, fiscal management, program assessment and curricular development aligned with PDE standards, oversight of field placements, student recruitment and retention initiatives, and development and maintenance of relationships with area schools. In addition, the director is expected to be actively engaged in the life of the university, and to work collaboratively with faculty across the colleges. The director teaches courses in their area of specialization, with administrative release time from teaching to support the obligations of the director role. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and education. The successful candidate will advise students and prepare them intellectually, professionally and personally, and if hired into the tenure track, will be expected to engage in scholarly activities in keeping with the Boyer Model of Scholarship as is appropriate to the application and receipt of tenure and promotion at Gannon. Requirements include an earned doctorate (preferred) or master's degree in Education (completed by time of appointment), administrative experience in K-12 and/or higher education, and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Expertise in workflow automation and knowledge of the Culturally Relevant and Sustaining Education Standards established by PDE are also desirable. Candidates must be able to support and promote the University's inclusive Mission, its Catholic identity, and its liberal arts and professional education traditions. Gannon University is a Catholic, Diocesan university dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Our faculty and staff prepare students to be global citizens through programs grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and professional specializations. Inspired by the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, we offer a comprehensive, values-centered learning experience that emphasizes faith, leadership, inclusiveness and social responsibility. Gannon is located in the heart of downtown Erie, Pennsylvania, along the shores of Lake Erie and close to businesses, organizations and government agencies that are active partners in experiential education. Erie is a major tourist destination boasting 11 beaches, a wide variety of seasonal activities, professional sports teams, a professional symphony, multiple venues for live theater and music, and many other entertainment options. Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Buffalo are within a two-hour drive.Gannon University seeks excellence through inclusiveness and invites members of underrepresented groups to apply. Gannon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about Gannon visit www.gannon.edu. Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter, CV, evidence of excellence in teaching, and the contact information for three professional references to https://gannon.peopleadmin.com/postings/. Review of applications will begin immediately and this position will remain open until filled. The finalist will be required to submit an original transcript from the institution awarding their terminal degree. References will not be contacted without permission from applicants.
Required Qualifications: Requirements include an earned doctorate (preferred) or masters degree in Education (completed by time of appointment), administrative experience in K-12 and/or higher education, and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Expertise in workflow automation and knowledge of the Culturally Relevant and Sustaining Education Standards established by PDE are also desirable. Candidates must be able to support and promote the Universitys inclusive Mission, its Catholic identity, and its liberal arts and professional education traditions.
Location: Erie, Pa Employment Status: Full Time Department: Col.Humanities,Ed.&SocScience Division: School of Education Subdivision:
Founded in 1925, Gannon University is a four-year Catholic university committed to student-centered learning, with an emphasis on professional education integrated with faith-based, liberal-learning student outcomes.
Gannon has strategic university-wide initiatives that focus on and bring its purpose to life: Transform lives by creating environments for extraordinary moments and everyday connections that inspire others to become their best selves. These initiatives have fostered an inclusive, welcoming community that many refer to as the Gannon family.
Gannon University earned its first-ever Honor Roll status as a 2021 Great College to Work For, according to a new survey by The Great Colleges to Work For® program. It is one of 42 institutions across the country to earn Honor Roll distinction and was recognized in categories including Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging; Faculty Experience; Mission & Pride; and Professional Development. Gannon University was also ranked a top school in the nation by Wall Street Journal’s 2022 College Rankings, and ranked among the nation’s top universities by U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges 2022.”
Gannon University’s hom...e campus is located in Erie, Pennsylvania, the state’s fourth-largest city and one of the busiest ports on the Great Lakes. Gannon University’s unique location in downtown Erie and exceptional learning environments on campus create a special atmosphere conducive to education, scholarship, research, service, and personal growth.
Located right next door to Gannon's downtown campus are government agencies, hospitals, and local organizations and businesses that are active partners in helping Gannon students receive a hands-on education. The University's partnerships with downtown Erie neighborhoods, Erie County, and the Diocese of Erie strive to support the local community through numerous initiatives driven by students and employees.
Just steps away from Gannon’s campus in the heart of the city, you will also find restaurants, tax-free shopping, minor league sports, as well as a vibrant entertainment and cultural scene, and seven miles of Lake Erie beaches close by. Only a two-hour drive from Cleveland, Ohio; Buffalo, New York; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Niagara Falls, Canada, Erie has small-town friendliness and big-city attractions. For more information, please visit gannon.edu to learn more about Gannon’s campuses and the many attractions and accommodations within the surrounding regions.
Gannon University seeks excellence through inclusiveness and invites women and members of underrepresented groups to apply. Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter, resume, and the contact information of three professional references to https://gannon.peopleadmin.com/postings/6304. Review of applications will begin immediately, and this position will remain open until filled. For more information about Gannon visit www.gannon.edu. Gannon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.