Director, Core Curriculum (Internal Applicants Only)
Job no: 492786
Full time/Part time: Part-time
Location: South Orange
Seton Hall University is currently seeking a Director for its Core Curriculum, to be appointed directly by the Provost.
As a Catholic diocesan university, Seton Hall serves a predominantly Catholic student body and is open to people of all faiths.
Drawing upon the resources of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, Seton Hall engages people of all religious and cultural traditions, as well as those without faith. Committed to the dignity and freedom of the human person, Seton Hall seeks to educate the whole person – mind, heart, and spirit.
Seton Hall University’s Core Curriculum is an approach to general education that encourages students to become thinking, caring, communicative and ethically responsible leaders committed to service.
At Seton Hall we believe in engaging the big questions of life: the best way to live, the nature of justice, the ordering of our cares and loves, the response to suffering, the pursuit of the common good, the relationship between reality and appearance, and the relation between science and religious belief in Christianity and other faiths. On these kinds of issues, we look to foster lively, passionate, and intelligent discussion.
The Core is composed of unique signature courses (CORE 1101, 2101, and discipline-specific courses at the CORE 3 level). The Core seeks to ensure that each graduating student exercises proficiency in critical thinking, oral communication, writing, numeracy, and research.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- The position of Director of the Core Curriculum is open to a current Seton Hall faculty member or administrator. Reporting to the Provost, the Core Director will be responsible for overseeing staffing, class sizes, class scheduling, hiring of adjuncts, bringing in appropriate Core Speakers, resource stewardship, and raising money for the Core. The Core Director’s teaching load will be negotiated at the time of appointment, but s/he will teach at least one section of CORE 1101 or CORE 2101 each year and mentor Core Teaching Fellows (presently there are nine Fellows). The Director will also be a member of the Deans’ Council and sit on the dais at Commencement and at other functions that a Dean would attend. The Associate Director and the Core Fellows report to the Director.
- The successful candidate must have a doctorate and thorough knowledge of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, its place within a liberal arts education, and be adept at engaging young people in ways that contribute to character growth and spiritual development. This individual will possess strong administrative and strategic planning experience and a track record of collaboration across multiple departments and units, including the faculty senate.
- General Office Environment
Special Instructions to Applicants:
- We invite inquiries, nominations and applications. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described above and teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of two references. These materials should be sent electronically to Seton Hall. Review of candidates will begin immediately.
- The person in this position is required to perform his or her duties at all Seton Hall University locations and facilities, as assigned.
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