Director of Teacher Education
University of California Santa Barbara Graduate School of Education
United States

Director, Teacher Education Program (TEP)

Job #JPF02000
  • Graduate School of Education / Graduate School of Education / UC Santa Barbara

Position overview

Position title:Teacher Education Program Director
Percent time: 67%
Anticipated start: August 1, 2021

Application Window

Open date: June 23rd, 2021

Next review date: Wednesday, Jul 7, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Applications are invited for the Director position of the Teacher Education Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

The Director is responsible for overseeing all ongoing activity associated within the Teacher Education Program (TEP). These may include curriculum planning, program operational and instructional budget oversight, accreditation and program evaluation activities, oversight of the Teacher Performance Assessment, and tasks related to the coordination of the credential programs (Special Education, Elementary, and Secondary) such as faculty hiring and student affairs. The Director supervises and works directly with the TEP Associate Director and program staff and coordinates with TEP faculty and students as necessary. The Director leads biweekly TEP leadership meetings and quarterly TEP faculty retreats. Collaborates with the TEP and Gevirtz Graduate School of Education leadership teams to establish vision and direction for TEP that includes a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice. Maintains and establishes relationships with partnering districts. Maintains active professional involvement in CA and national teacher education policies, practices, and professional organizations.

The Director is responsible for finalizing all academic appointments in the Teacher Education Program, including reappointing lecturers and supervisors and hiring teaching assistants, teaching associates, and lecturers as needed. The Director also works closely with the Education Department Chair to articulate program needs, including faculty teaching assignments for TEP courses.

The Director is part of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education leadership team and attends bi-weekly meetings along with monthly meetings with the Dean and Assistant Dean.

Reports to Dean, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education: Dr. Jeffrey F. Milem

Directly supervises the Associate Director for the Teacher Education Program, TEP Program Administrator, and is the overall supervisor of lecturers, supervisors, and academic coordinators in the Teacher Education Program.

Salary is based on UCSB salary scales. Open until filled.




Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD in Education or related field at the time of application
California teaching credential or equivalent at the time of application

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Minimum of two years teaching at the college level
Minimum of two years experience with supervision of student teachers
Minimum of three years K-12 public school teaching experience

Preferred qualifications

Knowledge of California accreditation system and standards

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
  • (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

References will be checked for candidates who advance to finalist status.

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Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA

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