Assistant Professor - Teacher Education (Elementary Education)

Valdosta State University
Georgia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Teacher Education in the Dewar College of Education and Human Services seeks applicants for a tenure track faculty position beginning January 2, 2022.  The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, maintaining scholarly productivity, and participating in service at the department, college, and University levels.

Valdosta State University is proud to have a highly diverse student body, and we are seeking to recruit and retain outstanding candidates who exhibit a clear commitment to diversity and inclusion and who will enhance the diversity of our faculty and staff. 

The Department of Teacher Education is comprised of 30 faculty with 26 initial teacher, advanced teacher, and service degree programs. The department supports students at all levels of their career pathways and is a partner with schools and programs throughout the South Georgia region.  For more information about the department visit

For more information contact the Dr. Paine, Interim Head, via email or phone 229-333-5611.    


Teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in the department in a variety of modalities to include on campus and online (synchronous and asynchronous); supervising field experience and clinical practice; fostering relationships with teachers and administrators across the state; supporting schools within the region; mentoring candidates of diverse cultures and backgrounds; scholarly productivity; participating in service activities at the department, college, and University levels.


  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Elementary Education or Teacher Leadership;
  • Minimum of five years teaching experience in a U.S. K-12 setting;
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as scholarship;
  • Commitment to student retention and success;
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.


  • Successful college-level teaching in elementary education courses;
  • Leadership experience in K-12 setting;
  • Experience teaching online courses;
  • Expertise in the use of technology for teaching and learning;
  • Knowledge of data-informed and research-based practices;
  • Interest and willingness to contribute to fostering and maintaining partnerships with public schools and districts;
  • A record of effective teaching appropriate to the applicant’s career stage;
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting;
  • A record of mentoring students of diverse backgrounds.

The Dewar College of Education and Human Services prepares professionals for multiple roles in 21st century educational, business, and community settings. The College is home to five departments (Leadership, Technology, and Workforce Development, Teacher Education, Human Services, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Library and Information Studies). The Dewar College of Education and Human Services is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), is an American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) award winning

institution, and is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC). In addition, several of the college programs are accredited or nationally recognized by their specialized professional organizations.  For more information about the college visit

Online application is required and should be submitted by October 28, 2021. 

Valdosta State University is a regional comprehensive university located on a gorgeous 168-acre campus of palm trees, vast green lawns, Spanish mission style architecture and an award-winning design. The university serves a student enrollment of approximately 11,750 from all states within the US and hosts over 300 international students from more than 76 countries. It is located in the city of Valdosta, a very family-friendly area with new housing developments, modest living costs, excellent public and private schools, a vibrant music and arts scene, and a 170-acre theme park, Wild Adventures. The city is served by the Valdosta Regional Airport and is home to Moody Air Force Base. It is located just north of the Florida state line on Interstate 75 and is within a two-hour drive of Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida and a three-hour drive of Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit or for information about the community visit   

Valdosta State University is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including (but not limited to) minorities and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

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