The Marist College Education Department seeks candidates for the Program Director, Master of Science in Education and Professional Lecturer of Education to begin in Fall 2024.
We welcome candidates with a passion for preparing future P-12 teachers. This position provides coordination for the advanced certification Master of Science in Education (MSED) in Contemporary Curriculum & Instruction program. This program is offered in two delivery models: a 5-year program (anchored with our undergraduate program) and as a fully online program.
Students in the MSED are prepared to be competent, confident, and successful teachers from the very first moment they step into their classrooms. The students benefit from small, intimate classes, dynamic classroom conversations, and readily accessible faculty. The diverse faculty members challenge the students to grow as future leaders and educators. Assignments are timely, relevant, and geared toward the professional development of our students.
We are excited to announce the opening in fall of 2024 of the fully renovated Dyson building which will include a state-of-the art STEM/Teaching Methods classroom with adjoining Maker Space.
The successful candidate will have (1) teacher certification, (2) teaching experience in P-12 schools, (3) a student-centered approach to preparing future educators and (4) a doctorate degree in education or a related field from an accredited university by the fall of 2024. Applicants should be able to model culturally responsive pedagogical approaches across all courses and foster inclusive classroom environments.
Recruits and interviews students for acceptance into all MSED programs
Guides transition from our current hybrid model to a fully online MSED model
Secures student-teaching placements for all candidates
Advises all MSED students
Hires and supervises all part time faculty associated with the MSED program
Certification Officer for MSED students; remains current with the relevant NYSED regulations
Oversees Capstone Project development and assessment (currently portfolio format)
With support from the Assessment Coordinator, maintains assessment system for MSED program
Entitled to a 50% reduction in teaching course load for administrative work
Total 12-credit course load assignment across both semesters (6:6)
Participates in department, School, and plenary meetings and engages in key initiatives at all these levels
Engages in professional activity, as relevant to the position
At least 3-5 years of classroom teaching P-16
At least 3 years of administrative experience in a teacher preparation program
Expertise in curriculum development
Required Application Documents:
Resume, Cover Letter, & Contact Information of 3 Professional References
The position includes a comprehensive benefit package*. Benefits for this position include but are not limited to the following:
Unlimited paid sick time.
14+ paid holidays per year.
Medical, Dental & Vision insurance programs at a 15% employee / 85% employer contribution rate. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Care (FSD).
Generous short-term and long-term disability programs and workers compensation.
403(b) defined contribution plan:
First 6 years College contributes 7.5%, Employee contributes a mandatory 4%.
College contribution increases to 10.5% in year 7, and 12% after 15 years.
Employee contribution decreases to 1% in year 7. Remains 1% thereafter.
403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity – Roth option available. Voluntary, up to IRS maximum contribution.
Up to 16 undergraduate credits per semester. Up to 18 graduate credit per academic calendar. Eligibility extends to employee, spouse, and dependent children under age 26.
College pays 100% tuition only.
Eligible dependents may be Reimbursed up to $2,000 per semester towards tuition at another accredited institution.
*Eligibility requirements including waiting periods and/or employee probationary periods may apply at the discretion of the College.
About the Department/School:
The Education Department is a member of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences along with departments for psychology, criminal justice, and social work. The Education Department offers a variety of teacher preparation programs including: (1) elementary education, grades 1-6, with dual certification for students with disabilities (2) a birth through second grade add-on teacher certification, and (3) adolescence education, grades 7 – 12, with dual certification for students with disabilities in eight content areas (English, math, social studies, biology, chemistry, earth science, Spanish, and French). The department also offers two master’s level programs: Masters of Arts in Teaching and the MSED.
The Education Department and the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences are committed to advancing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive climate. The school has taken leadership with several social justice initiatives, including Creating an Inclusive Community dialogues, the Marist Center for Social Justice Research, and the Marist College Diversity Leadership Institute.
About Marist College:
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit https://www.marist.edu/about
Type of Position:
Faculty (Full-Time) with 50% course release for administrative responsibilities
Months per Year:
Time as required for teaching, office hours, departmental/school activities, scholarship/professional development, and other activities as needed
Hours per Week:
Marist College Main Campus
Number of Position Openings:
Equal Employment Statement:
Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.
Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.
Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.
Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century. The College fulfills its mission by pursuing three ideals: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. These ideals were handed down to us by the Marist Brothers who founded the College. Now an independent institution governed by a lay board of trustees, Marist continues to embrace the three ideals as an integral part of the College mission.