Division Chair and Associate Professor of Education

Elms College

Division Chair and Associate Professor of Education

  • Institution: Elms College
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Chicopee, MA US
  • Website: www.elms.edu

Division Chair and Associate Professor of Education

  • Elms College | Chicopee, MA US
  • Hourglass IconDeadline: January 30, 2022
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Job TitleDivision Chair and Associate Professor of Education

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

Salary Range -

Location Chicopee, MA US

Deadline January 30, 2022

Contact Information

Contact Name Jean Psholka

Department Human Resources

Email psholkaj@elms.edu

Phone -

Job Description

To apply for this job please visit http://www.elms.edu.

Division Chair and Associate Professor of Education

Elms College located in Chicopee, MA invites applications and nominations for a collaborate leader with strong record of success in academic leadership to assume the position of Chair of the Division of Education at a tenured Associate Professor level.  The Chair carries the primary responsibility for ensuring academic excellence through Curriculum and co-curricular activities and for the support and development of faculty as teachers and scholars in the Division of Education.

Elms College seeks an academic leader with experience in program and curriculum development, licensure and accreditation requirements regulated by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), and a demonstrated commitment to educational access and success. The successful candidate will hold an earned doctorate appropriate for appointment as a tenured, or tenure-track, associate professor of Education, and a record of accomplishment in teaching, scholarship, and professional service. The Chair will be expected to provide collaborative leadership and to advance a strategic academic vision for the Division, and in partnership with the College’s Cynthia A. Lyons Center for Equity in Urban Education.


The Chair must be committed to the College’s Mission and Core Values, and to promoting, supporting, and extending the values of inclusion, access, and diversity.


The Chair will have teaching responsibilities, be active in scholarship, and will work with the Education faculty, and collaboratively with other Division Charis and Deans, and the Executive Director of the Cynthia A. Lyons Center for Equity in Urban Education, to maintain and enhance academic quality, foster engaged learning, and sustain high impact educational practices such as experiential and service learning.  The Chair will sustain and build education programs on the foundation of the Elms College Liberal Arts Core curriculum, which integrates curricular and co-curricular learning to educate the whole student.



×     A strong academic background in teaching, scholarship, and service with an earned doctorate and experience appropriate for appointment as a tenured, or tenure-track, Associate Professor of Education.  Currently tenured faculty are strongly encouraged to apply.

×     Minimum of five-years of progressive academic or administrative experience in an Education or Teacher Preparation program, including experience with program evaluation.

×     Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, students, and the community, including public, charter and Catholic schools in Massachusetts, in particular, western Massachusetts.

×     Experience and commitment to diversity and inclusion; Ability to oversee the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff, and students; Ability to promote culturally-responsive instruction with a demonstrated commitment to student success; Experience in, and knowledge of, urban schools, their opportunities, and strengths.

×     Familiarity with state and federal policies and requirements for teacher certification and program accreditation.

×     Familiarity with Massachusetts DESE accreditation standards and processes.



Send a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript/s for all graduate work/degrees, Statement of Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, and contact information for three professional references via email to: Joyce Hampton, Ed.D., Associate Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Dean, School of Arts, Sciences, and Professional Programs at jobs@elms.edu.  Applications will be accepted and review of candidates will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.



Elms College’s diversity statement embodies the charism of the founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph, including embracing “the love of neighbor without distinction” and whose Catholic heritage guides our intellectual, social, educational, and community endeavors.

The College values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all curricular and co- curricular programs. We encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, members of ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply for our positions. We want to ensure all applicants demonstrate intercultural competence, commitment, and experience working with diverse populations, proven through educational background, professional development, and lived experience.



Elms College is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every qualification outlined in the job description. At Elms, we want to ensure we find the best candidate for the position, and we believe that candidate may come from a less traditional background. Therefore, if you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your experience and qualifications for the role.


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