Anderson University and the College of Education invite applications for a full-time, ten-month, exempt position in the College of Education to serve as the Director of Anderson University Teaching Fellows. This position will work primarily to lead this important student program and could serve in a supportive teaching capacity within the College of Education. The College of Education enrolls 500+ students, employs 14 full-time faculty members, and is supported by 8 staff members, in addition to part-time faculty and staff members. The Teaching Fellows Program is a jointly supported program between Anderson University and the South Carolina Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement (CERRA). Teaching Fellows at Anderson University participate in program activities, community service, and leadership opportunities as they complete their required coursework for graduation and initial teacher certification. Applicants should be aware that many program activities fall outside of traditional business hours and the Director will need to be available some evenings and weekends. Anderson University is an innovative, entrepreneurial, premier comprehensive, liberal arts university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The university seeks candidates with a strong Christian value system, lifestyle, and commitment to the integration of faith and learning.
This full-time position requires relevant teaching experience and the ability to work well with college-aged students. The preferred candidate will be expected to demonstrate potential for excellence in mentoring college students, extensive educational experience, an interest in serving the profession, and previous experience working with teacher education. Preference will be given to applicants with P-12 teaching experience, and a sufficient level of leadership to warrant director status. Review of applications will begin immediately. Ideally, the selected candidate will be available to start in January 2022, but a summer 2022 start is negotiable.
The following position description is provided directly from CERRA:
The Teaching Fellows Campus Director is responsible for collaborating and communicating with the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement (CERRA) and the home institution, completing the required CERRA paperwork, monitoring student progress, coordinating and facilitating campus and statewide program activities, recruiting potential Teaching Fellows (TFs), and networking to revise and constantly improve the Teaching Fellows Program.
The activities listed below represent some of the specific tasks a Campus Director can expect to complete.
CERRA paperwork: annual report, 5-year evaluation report, financial documents, probation forms, withdrawal forms, graduation forms, special requests, and survey
Student Monitoring and Support: GPA and hours monitoring, program advisement, counseling, mentoring, and recommendation letters
Coordinating and Facilitating Program Activities: Teaching Fellows meetings/seminars (arranging speakers, agendas etc.), budget coordination, advocacy opportunities for TFs, leadership opportunities for TFs, enrichment experiences for TFs, conference and professional development opportunities for TFs, service opportunities for TFs, social opportunities for TFs, Hill Day, Interview Day, Orientation, and Advisory Committee meetings
Recruiting Potential Teaching Fellows: visiting teacher cadet classes, attending career and college fairs, maintaining a TF website, developing a TF brochure, and collaboration with the institution’s Admissions Department
Networking: attending Campus Director meetings and collaborating with other TF Institutions
Teaching Fellows identified the attributes, characteristics, and/or skills listed below as necessary for a Campus Director’s success.
Campus directors must/must be:
A model teacher, leader
Able to build relationships
Communicate clear expectations
Create opportunities, delegate
Hold Fellows accountable
To ensure full consideration, please complete the online application for faculty employment (https://andersonuniversity.edu/hr/apply), along with a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references to [email protected]
Electronic submissions are preferred.
Questions about the position may be directed to:
Mark Butler, Dean of the College of Education Anderson University 316 Boulevard Anderson, SC 29621
About our Commitment to Diversity
Anderson University is committed to developing a diverse campus and culture that is reflective of God’s Kingdom and biblical unity. Anderson University does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the University is prohibited from discrimination under local, state, or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs. In order to fulfill its purpose, the University may legally discriminate on the basis of religion in employment. The University has been granted exemption from certain regulations promulgated under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which conflict with the University's religious tenets.
Please direct inquiries about our commitment to diversity to Dr. L. Dianne King, Associate Vice President for Student Development/Dean of Student Success/ Title IX Coordinator, Thrift Library Office 203, 316 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621, (864) 231-2026, [email protected]. or to the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education at [email protected].
In addition to being named as one of the best Southeastern Colleges by the Princeton Review, Anderson University was also recognized as a Top Tier Regional University by U.S. News & World Report, who also ranked AU the seventh “Most Innovative School” among Regional Universities in the South. AU is a two-time recipient of Apple's Distinguished School recognition, one of just a handful of universities in the world to achieve this. We are located in South Carolina’s Upstate region, a growing and thriving community with award-winning public schools with convenient access to major cities and year-round outdoor recreation.