Department Chair, Curriculum and Instruction

Teachers College, Henderson

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Job Description:  Department Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, 12-month tenure-track position beginning July 1, 2019.  The Department of Curriculum and Instruction includes undergraduate teacher preparation programs in elementary, middle-level,  special education, and computer science/business technology education.  The department includes the Office of Teacher Education Admissions and Clinical Experiences and administers the coursework for all content-area licensure programs.  The chair of the department serves as facilitator and instructional leader for the department, teaches undergraduate and/or graduate courses, evaluates department faculty for promotion and tenure, analyzes assessment data for program improvement and reports, manages the department resources, plans class schedules, builds relationships and communicates with prospective and current students, faculty, administrators, and serves as a member of the Teachers College Leadership Team.  Additionally, the chair engages in university service, collaboration, scholarship for the promotion of the department and the university.

Qualifications: Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. In pursuit of this commitment, candidates will possess an earned doctorate in education or related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education and have the academic credentials to be hired as an assistant or associate professor.  Higher education teaching or administrative experience is required.  The candidate must have K-12 teaching experience and possess or be eligible for a valid teaching license.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills together with organizational, human relations and technological skills are expected.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

University: Henderson State University is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, a charming, family-centered community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock, Arkansas on Interstate 30.  Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, the iconic Lake DeGray, and is approximately 30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures. Please visit or for more information about Henderson State University and our community.

Department: Teachers College, Henderson State University is comprised of five departments offering undergraduate and graduate degrees:  Curriculum and Instruction; Family and Consumer Sciences; Health, Physical Education, and Recreation; Counselor Education; and Advanced Instructional Studies.  The educator preparation programs within Teachers College, Henderson are CAEP/NCATE accredited.

Application: Candidates should send a letter of interest addressing position qualifications, current curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three references.

Dr. Charlotte Wright, Search Committee Chair    

Review of applications will begin on March 5 and continue until the position is filled.  The final applicant for this position will be required to submit to a background screening including a criminal background check pursuant to university policy.  The applicant will also be required to provide official transcripts to Human Resources.  Under the provisions of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, applications are subject to public inspection upon written request.