Director Transition to Teaching/Assistant Professor of Education

Director - Transition to Teaching/Assistant Professor of Education

Angola, Indiana


Full time, director position in the Franks School of Education beginning August 2022.  Doctorate preferred with a minimum five years teaching experience in K-12 U.S. public schools and a strong commitment to teaching excellence in both online and face-to-face learning environments.  Successful teaching demonstration may be required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for the online transition to teaching program related to curriculum and instruction for elementary and secondary education.  The position includes transition to teaching administration duties, cultivating and maintaining relationships with K-12 school districts, identifying and hiring adjunct faculty, academic advising, and the supervision of instruction, field experiences, and student teachers.  Candidates must have a clear understanding of the challenges of first year teachers, the staffing challenges of K-12 school districts, the design and implementation of effective online learning environments, the function of teacher education programs including professional mentoring, and current research in teacher education.  Effective ongoing collaboration with colleagues and school partners is an emphasis for this position.

The Franks School of Education has a long tradition of preparing future teachers.  The program positions teacher education graduates to be effective P-12 educators through the incorporation of extensive clinical experiences and utilization of performance-based measures for assessing teacher candidates’ readiness. 

Please include a cover letter and curriculum vitae with your application materials.  Review of applications will begin January 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

Education and/or Experience

Doctorate preferred with a minimum five years teaching experience in K-12 U.S. public schools.

Outstanding Benefits

Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Some benefits offered include:

  • Health – medical, dental, vision, flex spending, HSA accounts
  • Life Insurance – a variety of voluntary life options are available along with an employer paid employee life policy valued at 1½ times annual salary
  • Financial Insurance – employer paid Long Term Disability and voluntary Short-Term Disability, Accident, Hospital Indemnity, and Critical Illness options are available
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Retirement – after one year of full-time service you are eligible for an employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match
  • Education – after 6 months of full-time service, undergraduate education benefits are available for employee, spouse, and dependent children


The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Trine University is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, genetic information, citizenship status, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless such basis constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification. Trine will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious beliefs.