Chair, Biology Education Program

Reports to: Dean, Graduate School of Education

Status: Full Time

FLSA: Exempt

Location: Valhalla, New York

About Touro College:

Touro College is a system of Jewish-sponsored non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was established in 1971 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American community. Over 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris, and Florida. Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro College Los Angeles, are separately accredited institutions governed in common by the same Board of Trustees as Touro College.


This position will be located in Valhalla, New York.

The Chair of the Master of Science in Biology Education Program provides leadership and support for a wide range of academic efforts in the field of biology and science education. In order to ensure the highest quality of both teaching and student learning within the Program, the Chair stays current on the most recent research and developments in the field. In addition, the Program Chair acts as a liaison with municipal education departments and with public and private school systems in order to develop and sustain strong school-college partnerships.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Maintains and promotes a scholarly environment among faculty and students
  • Provides overall leadership in Program implementation, development, and periodic curricula review
  • Ensures the delivery of high quality instruction to students and the attainment of high student achievement through on-going Program review and appropriate utilization of assessment data
  • Ensures that the Program meets all accreditation standards, New York State Education Department requirements, including regarding certification, and the Touro accrediting agency
  • Develops and maintains strong partnerships with regional public and private school systems
  • Arranges field placements for observations and student teaching in local schools
  • Develops and implements professional development activities for faculty
  • Supervises and evaluates professional and administrative staff
  • Reviews student applications and makes acceptance decisions
  • Ensures all students receive on-going advisement and counseling
  • Makes faculty class assignments and course scheduling
  • Develops and maintains student recruitment strategies
  • Maintains professional involvement in science-related associations



Education, Preparation, and Training


  • Doctoral Degree in education or a related field
  • Evidence of successful teaching at the college or university level
  • Teaching experience at the K-12 level
  • Administrative experience
  • Professional experience in the discipline of science education
  • Record of scholarly writing and publications
  • Evidence of service to the education community


  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills
  • Strong writing skills

How to apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae, by April 1, 2014 to:

Stevan R. Peters, Ed.D.,43 West 23rd Street, Room 812, New York, NY 10010 The subject line of your email should read: “Chair, Biology Education Program”.

New York City, New York
Touro College
Stevan R. Peters, Ed.D.

27 West 23rd Street, New York, NY, 10010, US