Assistant Professor of Educational Research

Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 17, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Summary

The Department of Teaching, Leadership, and Counseling in Columbus State University’s College of Education and Health Professions invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Educational Research. The start date for this position is January 1, 2021.


Responsibilities include working primarily with students in the Doctor of Education Degree Program in Curriculum and Leadership. This program is intended to prepare students for the present climate of accountability where there is significant demand for educators among administrative ranks and in the classroom who have a high degree of expertise in school improvement, research, and professional learning. The development of professional educators with the research skills necessary to improve student achievement in schools is critical given the need for leadership frameworks, curriculum models, and instructional practices that are supported by research. This program is delivered in a cohort model in which students work together through their required coursework in face-to-face, online, and/or hybrid classes. Classes are sometimes taught to cohorts onsite in remote locations. Faculty travel to offsite locations may be required.

The successful candidate will be able to foster an environment of professionalism and collaboration, work toward continuous improvement of educator preparation and research, demonstrate exceptional ability to function as part of a team with university faculty and the community of practice, and engage in practices that support the University's focus on student engagement and active learning.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have an earned doctorate (ABD considered) in Educational Research or related field from a regionally accredited institution; a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to design and deliver high quality graduate programs; excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills; a demonstrated ability to teach courses related to quantitative and mixed methodology research and dissertation design; the ability to advise and coach doctoral students in academic research; the ability to participate in dissertation advisement and serve on dissertation committees; a record of successful research and publication; a demonstrated record of membership and participation in relevant professional organizations; a record of service and involvement in the profession; and the ability to use technology for synchronous and asynchronous instruction.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who have had successful experience in working with and advising doctoral students; successful experience working in online educational environments; and evidence of successful teaching at the graduate and doctoral levels.

Required Documents to Attach

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be received prior to an offer being extended)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Recent sample of scholarship/creative work
  • Three references with e-mails and current telephone numbers

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University’s online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, any international transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to submission.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jan G. Burcham, Associate Dean, College of Education and Health Professions, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; Phone: 706-507-8519; or email to

Conditions of Employment

A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Please Note: Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.

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