Associate Professor of Elementary Education

Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 30, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Title

Associate Professor of Elementary Education


Teacher Education


College of Education

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Work Location

Atlanta, GA

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The Mercer University Tift College of Education is a community with the mission to advance the study of education and prepare educators to teach, to learn, to create, to discover, to inspire, to empower, and to serve, all for the betterment of a diverse and just society. In support of this mission, the Tift College is seeking an Associate Professor of Elementary Education with experience and credentials in P-5 teaching to teach, engage in scholarship, and provide professional and university service in support of the College's Teacher Education programs. Reporting to the Chair of the Atlanta Teacher Education and Educational Leadership units, the successful candidate will be housed on the University's Atlanta Campus. The position is a 9-month tenure-track appointment, with the opportunity for summer employment. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching in-person and online courses in the College's P-12 Teacher Education programs, advising students enrolled in elementary education programs, and mentoring junior faculty. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in research. It is also expected that the successful candidate will participate in activities of programmatic development and professional development linked to instructional quality and student success as well as service to the professional and University communities. Additionally, it is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to an environment of professionalism and collaboration within the educational leadership programs and the College.



  • Earned doctorate in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or a related field from an accredited college or university
  • Expertise and evidence of successful university-level teaching and at least 3 years of P-5 teaching
  • Experiences with diverse school populations and culturally responsive curriculum and pedagogy
  • Experience participating in and/or leading assessment efforts and continuous improvement at the program and unit levels
  • Evidence of scholarly productivity and an active line of research
  • Superior interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to support a culture of collaboration, inclusion, equity, and diversity


  • Evidence of an additional areas of expertise (i.e., ESOL, literacy, instructional technology, mathematics, science, or special education)
  • Facility in the use of technology to develop and deliver online synchronous and asynchronous instruction
  • Strong evidence of scholarly productivity in elementary education or a related area
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain federal, state and/or private grants and contracts and manage funded projects
  • Experience working with or mentoring P-12 teachers

The successful candidate must have qualifications and credentials commensurate with the rank of Associate Professor.

Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Screening of applications begins November 10, 2020 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2021. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vita; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Unofficial transcripts may be requested from finalists as part of the recruitment process. Candidates must redact any personal or private information including, but not limited to, social security number, birthdate, race, or gender, before submitting the unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts will still be required from the hired candidate as instructed in the contract letter. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation.

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.


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