Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education (9-mo-TT)

Alabama, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 03, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Samford University's Orlean Beeson School of Education invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for an assistant professor position in the Department of Teacher Education, beginning August 2021. This tenure-track, full­time faculty position is a 9-month appointment.

Qualified candidates will hold a terminal degree in early childhood education from an institution accredited by HLC, MSCHE, NECHE, NWCCU, SACSCOC, or WSCUC. Teaching experience in the P-3 school setting is required, with experience teaching and/or supervising in a college or university setting preferred. Generalist teaching responsibilities will be in the area of teacher preparation (foundations, P-3 methodology, and field/clinical supervision). The successful applicant will be expected to maintain an applied research agenda, engage in school partnership endeavors, support CAEP assessment processes, and participate in various service activities in the department, school and larger university community.

The department currently includes nine full-time faculty members, offers undergraduate degrees in elementary education, elementary-early childhood-special education, and secondary education, along with graduate degrees in elementary, gifted, secondary, and special education.

For more information, see the school web page:

Samford University ( is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the University was founded in 1841 and has 425 full time faculty and more than 5,700 students representing 44 states and 30 countries. Samford has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 2nd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting. The University offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2020 and applications will be accepted through January 30, 2021. Please submit an application letter, curriculum vitae with names and contact information of three references, description of teaching experience, description of research interests and activities, along with an application for faculty position and the faculty applicant Christian mission statement (links below). Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. The successful candidate must pass a background check. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, as Samford will not sponsor any employment visas for this position. Samford University and the Orlean Beeson School of Education embrace diversity in their faculty, students, and staff and encourage applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community.

"Application for Faculty Position" can be found at:

"Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement" can be found at:

Please submit all materials in PDF format to:

ATIN: Teacher Education Faculty

Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Karen Birkenfeld (

Except as specifically exempted by federal law requirements, Samford University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability or age in the administration or application of its educational programs and policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs. Consistent with its Christian mission and organizations, Samford is exempt from the religious provisions of Title VII pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Sections 2000e-1(a) and 2000e-2(e).