Working collaboratively within the programs division and with the Committee on Faculty, the Chair and the Director of the Graduate Program in American History and government, and the Teacher Program Managers, the Director of Teacher Program Faculty is responsible for recruiting, scheduling, monitoring, and mentoring faculty in programs offered by Teaching American History (TAH), a project of the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University. This position is responsible for the quality of teaching in all TAH programs. The Director of Teacher Program Faculty does not need to reside in Ashland, OH.
The Ashbrook Center, an independent center at Ashland University, restores and strengthens the capacities of the American people for constitutional self-government. Since 1983, Ashbrook has demonstrated an extraordinary track record of success by building and refining a series of high-quality programs that impact teachers and students.
Essential Position Duties and Responsibilities:
Identifies faculty requirements for all TAH seminars and programs.
Identifies and recruits faculty.
Schedules faculty for graduate classes, and all other seminars and webinars.
Reviews syllabi for all seminars and courses to ensure they meet program requirements. Advises faculty on how they can meet these requirements
Assists Teacher Program managers in developing seminar topics and content.
Develops and implements faculty assessment program.
Oversees marketing for one day and multi-day seminars.
Mentors faculty and fosters faculty development.
Designs and oversees two, multi-day seminars for faculty each year.
Assists in management of graduate program through membership on the graduate faculty committee.
Updates and maintains the faculty handbook, institutionalizing its requirements and precepts.
Teaches in graduate and other seminars.
Ph.D. in American History or government.
Five (5) to ten (10) years of teaching experience, preferably at the graduate level, with a record of scholarship.
Experience with and commitment to teaching through document-based discussion.
Ability to recruit and mentor faculty.
Ability to design and implement faculty and program assessment.
Ability to design and manage educational programs.
Ability to represent TAH at professional meetings.
Please submit a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references when applying. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Hiring for this position is contingent on the availability of funding and/or available budget dollars.
Ashland University meets fully its obligation of nondiscrimination under federal and state laws and is actively committed to diversity in its workplace. Employment will require a criminal background check.
About Ashland University
Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University places great emphasis on the importance of each individual. The phrase “Accent on the Individual” has been our motto for many years and, hopefully, characterizes well the nature and content of the campus environment. It means that our concern for the student extends beyond ensuring a quality education in the classroom and laboratory to include a commitment to provide a stimulating and supportive environment in every respect.Translating the ideas of our Mission Statement into the realities of everyday life is the responsibility of each Ashland University employee. These ideas must be evidenced daily in the classroom, residence halls, each teaching site, on the playing fields and in our interaction with others. It should be the goal of each Ashland University employee to ensure that our Mission Statement is not merely words on paper but a true reflection of who and what we actually are and intend to be in the future.