Assistant/Associate Professor of Teacher Education, English Language Arts

Jacksonville State University
Alabama, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Salary Band
Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
Full Time

Jacksonville State University

Assistant/Associate Professor of Teacher Education, English Language Arts

The Department of Secondary Education invites applicants to apply for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant/Associate Professor of Teacher Education, English/Language Arts.

The University: Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University (JSU) is a learning-centered university in Jacksonville, Alabama, whose mission is to provide distinctive educational, cultural, and social experiences for a diverse student population.

Located in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama, approximately midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU is home to more than 9,200 students representing 44 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. For a complete list of Goals, Core Values and Strategies to fulfill this Mission, go to

Academically JSU offers 95 academic programs and concentrations, including bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs in a variety of disciplines that prepare graduates for meaningful careers and ongoing education. More than 40 online programs are offered. The University features seven schools on its 459-acre campus - Arts and Humanities; Business and Industry; Education; Health Professions and Wellness; Human Services and Social Sciences; Science and Library. Most academic programs have discipline-specific accreditations, a reflection of their quality and JSU’s commitment to excellence.

The College: The JSU College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS) proudly serves the citizens of northeast Alabama, the southeast, and the nations through our traditional and online programs of study. The Theme for the College of Education & Professional Studies at JSU is “Reaching a World Class Standard!” For educators, this theme means that one of our graduates in teacher education should be able to go anywhere in the world and positively impact student learning. JSU is a leader in teacher preparation in the state, with Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accreditation.

The Department: The Department of Secondary Education focuses on the development of teachers in English/language arts, mathematics, sciences, and social studies for grades 6-12 and will be launching programs in middle grades (4-8). Each of our program offerings is accredited by the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and CAEP.

Our mission is to prepare professional educators to be knowledgeable, ethical, caring, creative decision makers and learners in a diverse society through degree programs grounded in educational research, theory, and best practices, including pedagogy rich with content knowledge, integrated technologies, innovative practices, and opportunities for reflection.

The Position: The primary responsibilities of the Assistant/Associate Professor of Teacher Education, English/Language Arts includes serving as the English Program Chair and teaching departmental courses, including but not limited to methods, foundations, and clinical supervision (including EdTPA). Course delivery may be face-to-face, online, or hybrid. Our courses are offered during the day, evening, and weekends.

The English Education Program Chair responsibilities include participating in assigned meetings and activities relating to program decision making, and organization of data collection for ALSDE’s Continuous Improvement in Educator Preparation (CIEP). The Program Chair will work collaboratively with faculty and stakeholders to ensure appropriate collection of data, analysis, and dissemination to Department, College and at stakeholder meetings. The Program Chair will assist the Department Head with CIEP annual reporting, demonstrate collegiality, and submit a time and effort report each semester.

The faculty member is expected to maintain a balanced portfolio of scholarship, teaching, and service; to participate in the governance of the college at the department, discipline, campus, and university-wide levels; and perform other duties within scope of this position as assigned by the supervisor.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Participating in recruiting and retention efforts.
  • Mentoring and advising teacher candidates.
  • Attend meetings,
  • Required office hours.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least 3-years teaching English/Language Arts at the middle school/high school level with demonstrated knowledge of instructional practices in middle and secondary English Language Arts.
  • An earned doctorate in English Language Arts Education, Curriculum and Instruction, or other related area. ABD considered with defense date.
  • Certification in English Language Arts Education (middle or secondary certification)
  • Evidence of impact on student learning in grades 4-12 and/or in higher education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of instructional technology and knowledge of assessment practices in English Education is required.
  • Evidence of scholarship, scholarship potential, and/or research agenda.
  • Experience in accreditation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience and/or knowledge of the philosophical foundations of This We Believe.
  • Demonstrated skill, knowledge and abilities in grant writing and implementation.
  • Prior teaching experience in higher education.
  • Experience teaching virtually or hybrid.
  • Evidence of effective implementation of a variety of teaching methods, data driven instructional practices, and technology integration.

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Equal Employment Opportunity: JSU is an Equal Employment, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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