Assistant Professor of Elementary Education

Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Oct 14, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Title

Assistant Professor, Elementary Education - early learning and development

Department

Teacher Education

Division

College of Education

Vacancy Number

F22-022

Work Location

McDonough, GA or Douglasville, GA

Job Type

Full-time

Job Category

Faculty

Responsibilities

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 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 Assistant 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 Teacher Education on the Macon Campus and Regional Academic Centers (Atlanta, Douglas, Henry, & Macon), the successful candidate will be housed at one of the regional academic center sites. 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 elementary as well as early learning and development education programs, advising students enrolled in these programs, and providing service at the program and unit level. 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 teacher education programs and the College.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Earned doctorate in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or a related field from an accredited college or university
  • Evidence of at least 3 years of successful P-5 teaching experience
  • Experiences with diverse school populations and culturally responsive curriculum and pedagogy
  • Potential for scholarly productivity and a defined research agenda
  • Superior interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to support a culture of collaboration, inclusion, equity, and diversity

Preferred:

  • Evidence of successful university-level teaching
  • Evidence of experience and/or expertise in early learning and development from birth to 5 and elementary P-5
  • Evidence of an additional areas of expertise (i.e., ESOL, literacy, mathematics, social studies, instructional technology, or special education)
  • Experience participating in assessment efforts and continuous improvement at the program and unit levels in birth to 5, P-5 or university settings
  • Strong evidence of scholarly productivity in elementary education, early childhood learning and development, or a related area
  • Potential to obtain federal, state and/or private grants and contracts and manage funded projects
  • Facility in the use of technology to develop and deliver online synchronous and asynchronous instruction

The successful candidate must have qualifications and credentials commensurate with the rank of Assistant 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 23, 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. 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

AA/EEO/Veteran/Disability

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

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