Georgia Southern University — Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
College of Education
Department of Elementary & Special Education

The Department of Elementary and Special Education in the College of Education invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction. This position is located on the Statesboro campus, but may require teaching on the other campuses.

Georgia Southern University is the state’s largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students on three vibrant campuses—the Armstrong campus in Savannah, the Statesboro campus, and the Liberty campus in Hinesville. Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as working citizens. 

Since 1906, the University’s hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University’s mission is the faculty’s dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

Within this setting, the College of Education offers undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare students for work in public education, community agencies, and higher education. The Department of Elementary and Special Education is committed to preparing educators who work collaboratively with public school partners, who are dedicated to preparing teacher candidates to work effectively with diverse populations of students, who prepare teacher candidates to be reflective educators, and who use current research to inform their educational practices. The College of Education is accredited by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Position Description: Reporting to the department chair, the Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction is expected to collaborate with faculty across the college; teach MEd Curriculum and Instruction: Accomplished Teaching fully online graduate courses as well as courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in curriculum and instruction; supervise and assist with field experiences; maintain an active research agenda, including regular publications, professional presentations, and external grant proposals in teacher education; use instructional technology; and perform service to the department, college, University, and local community . The position is an academic (10 month), tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in curriculum and instruction, or a closely related field, by August 1, 2019.
  • Three years of successful teaching experience in a P-12 school.
  • Strong record of research with publications and presentations in teacher education venues.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in use of technology.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in developing and teaching online courses.
  • Experience with electronic portfolios.
  • Experience in university teaching and/or supervision of student teachers and practicum students.
  • Active in professional leadership at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Involvement in professional learning communities.

Screening of applications begins November 5, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2019. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Aslihan Unal, Search Chair, Search #67668
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail: aunal@georgiasouthern.edu
Telephone: 912.478.5441

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or https://coe.georgiasouthern.edu/ese/. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

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