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.
- 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
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
- Current or expired teaching license that covers middle level
- Minimum of 3 years middle level (Grades 4-8) teaching
- History of or a potential for scholarship/creative activities
in the field of Middle Grades Education and/or English/Language
- Evidence of working with culturally and ethnically diverse
- 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
- 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
- Experience facilitating fully online or hybrid teaching.
- A minimum of 18 credit of graduate level reading courses or
- Familiarity with Association of Middle Level Education
standards and philosophy
- Knowledge of National Council of Teachers of English
- 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 https://hr.kennesaw.edu/careers.php.
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.