Assistant Professor of Elementary Education

Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 11, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Summary

The Department of Teacher Education, 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 Professor of Elementary Education.


Responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate and graduate candidates in pre-service and advanced programs (ability to teach in multiple content areas - mathematics, literacy, assessment -preferred), both online and in person, mentoring master’s, Ed.S., and doctoral students, and working collaboratively with internal and external partners and agencies. Responsibilities also include effective teaching and advising at the graduate and undergraduate levels; assisting with program evaluation and collaborating with other faculty to review, revise, and implement program operations and curriculum; supervision of student teachers, interns, and practicum students; engaging in research and scholarly activities, to include service on committees of doctoral students; service to the program, department, college, and university; and actively participating in professional development and leadership activities. The Elementary Education program is a vibrant program that is rooted in a constructivist theoretical perspective, includes highly collaborative and innovative faculty, works closely with P-12 partners in Professional Development Schools, and prepares outstanding, highly sought-out teachers. The Department of Teacher Education/Counseling, Foundations, & Leadership at Columbus State prepares candidates to be student-centered teachers who
promote engagement and success for all learners.

The successful candidate will perform service and administrative tasks necessary to enhance program, department, college, and university goals and objectives; perform related tasks necessary to ensure excellence in educator preparation at Columbus State University; and use technology for synchronous and asynchronous instruction. The successful candidate will be able to foster an environment of professionalism and collaboration, work in continuous improvement of educator preparation and educational
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 should have an earned doctorate (ABD considered) in Elementary or Early Childhood Education (Pre-K through 5th grades) or a related field from a regionally accredited institution; evidence of two years’ experience working with elementary and/or early childhood students (U.S. public schools teaching experience preferred); excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills; a record of successful research and publication or strong evidence of potential; a record of service and involvement, including membership in professional organizations, in the profession; and the ability to use technology for synchronous and asynchronous instruction.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who have the ability to teach multiple courses and content areas in the ELE program (mathematics, assessment, and literacy) and bring innovative strategies to the Elementary Education program; have evidence of successful teaching at the college level in both traditional and online environments; have Pre-K-5 teaching experience in U.S. public schools; have evidence of collaborating with Pre-K-5 schools/partners in a Professional Development Schools; and have knowledge and/or experience with program approval or accreditation.

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 the second round of interviews)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Copy of recent paper presentation or publication
  • Three references with emails 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. Electronic transcripts preferred. Please direct them to If mailed, please mail them to Dr. Jan Burcham, COEHP, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907. 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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