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Assistant/Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director Center for Education, Advocacy, and Social Justice

Assistant/Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director Center for Education, Advocacy, and Social Justice


The Center for Education, Advocacy, and Social Justice (EASJ) at Chestnut Hill College (CHC) in Philadelphia, PA invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director to begin in July 2021.  CHC, founded by the Sisters of Saint Joseph, is an independent, Catholic institution that fosters excellence by providing a holistic education within a strong liberal arts tradition.

The goal of CHC’s Education Programs is to provide students a distinctive academic experience that prepares them for immediate employment in education, and/or admission into graduate or doctoral programs.  The Center for Education, Advocacy, and Social Justice offers graduate certification and M.Ed. degree programs in:

  • Early Education (PreK-4 and Dual PreK-4 with Special Education PK-12
  • Early Education with Montessori Credential (AMS Affiliated and MACTE Accredited)
  • Educational Leadership with Principal Certification
  • Educational Studies (non-certification)
  • Secondary Education (Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Foreign Languages, and dual with Special Education PK-12 )
  • Special Education PK-12

Reporting to the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) for oversight of the Graduate Education certification and degree programs, this is a full time 12-month faculty and administrative position.  As a member of the faculty, this position also reports to the Chair of the Center for Education, Advocacy, and Social Justice for faculty responsibilities. 

  • Teaching, administration, scholarship, and service to the College, to the profession, and to the community.
  • Teaching assignments will include courses related to certifications and experience and taught on campus in evening programs or hybrid/online courses primarily in graduate education programs, with the possible addition of day and/or evening undergraduate education courses as needed.
  • Administrative responsibilities include serving as the Graduate Program Director for the M.Ed. and certification programs in Education. The Director will oversee the graduate curriculum and course schedule, facilitate adjunct hiring and supervision, advise students, and address student issues.  
  • The Director will collaborate with Graduate Admissions and the coordinators of Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, and Educational Leadership to recruit, admit, and advise graduate students.
  • The Director will work with the Dean SGS, Director of Graduate Admissions, and Education faculty to develop and maintain partnerships with local schools for student teaching and recruitment purposes.
  • Responsibilities beyond teaching activities include participating in professional organizations; creating and maintaining technology resources for learning activities; developing course, curriculum, and program materials; advising students; participating in campus and college events; and supervising graduate student research projects.

This position is a 12-month position that includes a generous benefits package.  The teaching load for this position is two to three graduate courses per term (fall, spring, and summer). 

  • Doctorate in Education (Ed.D. or Ph.D.) or closely related field is required.
  • Significant teaching experience in a K-12 environment is required, as are appropriate teaching certifications in Pennsylvania.  Certifications in secondary education and special education are preferred. 
  • Experience in effective college- or university-level teaching is required and hybrid/online teaching experience is preferred.
  • Administrative experience managing curricula, scheduling courses, advising students, working with PDE standards and accreditation, and collaborating with faculty colleagues is preferred.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Graduate Admissions to recruit prospective students and applicants is required.
  • Evidence of peer reviewed publications and national conference presentations or strong potential for publication is preferred.
  • Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment. Interest in active and collaborative learning and use of instructional technology. 
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Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching ability and higher education/practitioner references to  Applications should be received by March 15, 2021 for full consideration.


Chestnut Hill College is an employer committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion as a core value. In an effort to support our diverse student community, we embrace equal access and welcome applications from faculty candidates of all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, and encourage applications from groups underrepresented in higher education.  We are committed to increasing the diversity of the College community and the curriculum.                 

Chestnut Hill College is an equal opportunity employer