Athens State University — Instructor or Assistant Professor of Elementary Education (Tenure-Track)

Instructor or Assistant Professor of Elementary Education (Tenure-Track)

Athens State University

Closing Date:

Job Duties:
The College of Education (COE) at Athens State University invites applications and nominations for an Instructor or tenure-track Assistant Professor of Elementary Education. Faculty at Athens State University support the University's mission of providing student-centered, quality education and are committed to the success of our students, and the university. This involves teaching effectiveness, research and scholarly/creative activities, institutional service, professional and community service, student advising and involvement (teaching faculty only), and professional effectiveness (library faculty).

During the 9-month contract (12-month for library faculty) of employment, faculty members are expected to be available to assist and work with students and respond to departmental, college, and institutional needs. The teaching load for full-time faculty during the academic year is 12 undergraduate semester hours per semester or 9 graduate semester hours per semester, or a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses equivalent to 12 undergraduate semester hours per semester.

In addition to the duties listed below, faculty members must adhere to the general faculty guidelines asSpecified by Athens State University and perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of the College ofEducation and the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs. This position will report directly to theDepartment Chair in the College of Education.


  • Teaching a variety of upper-division Elementary education and/or education courses in a day, night weekend, distance learning formats and also at various offsite locations
  • Developing and delivering courses in a variety of modes, including online courses that ensure quality and effective assessment
  • Working with a range of students to assist them in achieving academic and career success
  • Engaging in professional development and/or scholarship appropriate for a teaching institution to maintain currency in disciplinary field(s),
  • Holding office hours and advising teacher candidates academically
  • Serving on committees and accreditation efforts as necessary
  • Contributing to the University's mission in terms of undergraduate teaching, research, creative activities, etc.
  • Supervising teacher candidates completing internship and field experiences
  • Supervising adjunct instructors for anchor courses
  • Promoting high student performance on certification and edTPA licensing assessments
  • Collaborating with local schools to develop and/or enhance Professional Development School Partnerships
  • Assuming any other professional duties and responsibilities as assigned by administrative personnel

    Required Qualifications:
    · PhD or EdD, or currently pursuing a PhD or EdD, in Elementary Education, Reading or Literacy, from an NCATE/CAEP accredited institution of higher education· Reading credentialing (30+ hours of graduate credit in the literacy field)· At least three (3) years of successful teaching experience in Elementary Education in K-6 settings· Commitment to promoting and encouraging diversity and a culturally responsive approach to teaching· Potential for scholarly productivity

    QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED:· Experience and/or expertise in literacy development· Experience and/or expertise in mathematics and science instruction· Completion of Alabama Reading Initiatives (ARI) Training· Formal training in Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS*)· Completion of Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) Mathematics Training for grades K-6· Participation or completion of Ongoing Assessment Project (OGAP) mathematics training· Completion of Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) Science Training for grades K-6· Experience and expertise in integrating content areas in a cross-curricular approach to instruction· Ability to model effective online teaching and use of instructional technology· Experience in supervising student-teaching interns· Experience with the accreditation process (CEC, CAEP, SACSCOC, etc.)· Ability to interpret and apply data to improve practices in both courses anchored and college-wide applications

    Salary Schedule:
    Salary Band: AS170To view salary schedules, visit: resources/salary-schedule-tables/ Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications

    Special Instructions to Applicants
    Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position. Upon an offer of employment, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted. Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

    Please provide contact information for three professional references on your application.

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

    About Athens State University
    Located in historic Athens, Alabama, Athens State University offers junior and senior-level coursework to community college graduates and transfer students holding sufficient credits from other institutions. Presently, over 3,100 students have selected Athens State because of its neighborly environment where 50 majors and degree programs are offered, with courses taught by a supportive and exceptional faculty. Approximately 80% of the students are enrolled in at least one online course. The typical student is a working adult who commutes. Recently, the University was featured in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by for four online programs including computer science, accounting, education and human resources. The University offers undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Teacher Preparation, and Business. The University employs more than 350 full and part-time employees with approximately 90 full-time faculty members in three colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education. Seventy-five percent of the full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
    Athens, Alabama is located in north Alabama equidistant between Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL. Athens is home to several events and festivals that have been featured as the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” including the Athens Storytelling Festival and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.

    In accordance with Athens State University Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from that criminal background check.

    Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or participation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries or concerns may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Support Services, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611, 256- 233-8175.