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Assistant Professor of Middle Grades Education in English/Language Arts

Kennesaw State University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 5, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor of Middle Grades Education faculty position specializing in English/Language Arts in the Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Education (SMGE). This position begins August 1, 2022. 


Responsibilities Include

  • Teaching Expectations: teach primarily undergraduate courses, including possible clinical supervision, in the Middle Grades Education program; teach primarily face-to-face courses with possibility of teaching online (synchronous and/or asynchronous); carry a typical teaching load of 3/3;  prepare for and effectively teach courses; use the university’s learning management system for teaching; teach courses as scheduled; communicate promptly with staff regarding class scheduling, book orders, meetings, etc.; participate in program meetings and engage in curricular activities; submit course syllabi; hold office hours; work with department Chair/Program Coordinators to make timely curricular improvements/course changes; collect data as necessary via the electronic data management system.
  • Service Expectations: attend and engage in department, program, and college meetings; participate in program activities; contribute to the evaluation of program data for continuous improvement; serve on department, college, and university committees; advise and mentor students; engage in recruiting/retention activities for the department; participate in and lead course/program development and revisions; participate in professional organizations.
  • Scholarship/Research Expectations: pursue and establish a scholarly research agenda; publish work in peer-reviewed journals and other professional venues; present work and regional and national professional conferences; seek external funding through grant applications with assistance from college and university support services.


Required Qualifications Include

  • An earned doctorate, or its foreign equivalent, in Middle Grades Education with a concentration in English/Language Arts Education or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered; however, doctorate must be earned prior to start date.
  • Current or expired teaching license that covers middle level grade bands.
  • Minimum of 3 years middle level (Grades 4-8) teaching experience.
  • History of or a potential for scholarship/creative activities in the field of Middle Grades Education and/or English/Language Arts Education.
  • Evidence of working with culturally and ethnically diverse communities.
  • Knowledge of current trends and issues in Middle Grades Education and/or English/Language Arts Education.
  • Demonstrated commitment to facilitate successful student learning experiences and achievement through effective teaching practices, methods, and techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collegial manner with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students.


Preferred Qualifications Include

  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion, and anti-racist teaching
  • Experience supporting/promoting diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice
  • Experience working with students from marginalized and/or traditionally underrepresented groups
  • History of or potential for obtaining external funding
  • College teaching experience
  • Experience implementing instructional technology into course instruction
  • Experience facilitating fully online or hybrid teaching.
  • A minimum of 18 credit of graduate level reading courses or commensurate experience
  • Familiarity with Association of Middle Level Education standards and philosophy
  • Knowledge of National Council of Teachers of English standards
  • Experience with or willingness to establish and maintain partnerships with local schools


For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit  Search for Job ID 237661.


For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State is located just north of Atlanta, and combines a suburban setting on two metro-Atlanta campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta. As one of Georgia’s largest universities, Kennesaw State offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.


Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.


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