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Limited Term Faculty - Teacher Education (Social Studies)

Employer
Valdosta State University
Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Apr 5, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Teacher Education in the Dewar College of Education and Human Services seeks applicants for a non-tenure track faculty position for the 2022-2023 academic year beginning August 1, 2022, and ending June 1, 2023.  Rank will be at the Instructor level.  The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the candidate’s area of expertise 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 19 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.

Online application is required.  Review of completed applications begins May 2, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.  For more information, contact Dr. Deborah Paine, Interim Department Head, by email dgpaine@valdosta.edu or phone 229-333-5611.    

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Teaching 15 semester hours per term (Fall and Spring) in the Teacher Education department at the undergraduate level in a variety of modalities (face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online); supervising field experiences and clinical practices; fostering relationships with teacher and administrators across the state; supporting schools within the region; mentoring students of diverse cultures and backgrounds; collaborating in curriculum and instructional development and implementation; and participating in service at the department, college, and university levels.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ed.S/Specialist degree in Elementary Education or a closely related field by appointment date;
  • Five years teaching experience in a K-8 setting in the USA;
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as scholarship;
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Face-to-Face and Online teaching experience;
  • Teaching experience in elementary social studies;
  • K-12 leadership experience;
  • 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. 

Valdosta State University, founded in 1906, is a comprehensive university with a student enrollment of approximately 12,500. The city of Valdosta is located just north of the Florida state line on Interstate 75, is served by a regional airport and is within a two-hour drive of Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida. For more information visit https://www.valdosta.edu and for more information about the community visit https://www.valdostachamber.com.  

 

Valdosta State University is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. 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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