Assistant Professor of Education (Tenure Track)

  • Young Harris College
  • Young Harris, GA
  • Apr 13, 2021
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description


The Department of Education at Young Harris College seeks a tenure-track faculty member as a collaborative addition for the Teacher Preparation Program. Candidates should be deeply committed to undergraduate/graduate education, have a mission to prepare exceptional educators, and have proof of scholarly undertakings, and there is an expectation of evidence of professional and community involvement/service. The Department is interested in candidates who can positively impact the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service.

The candidate must be able to teach methods courses for graduate and undergraduates in elementary reading, middle grades social studies, and/or secondary math, life science, or history as well as introductory courses in Foundations of Education, field studies seminars, supervise clinical experience candidates, and other related educational courses. Other duties will include mentoring undergraduate students, providing service to the department, division, and college, participating in research and other scholarly activities.

Qualifications and General Responsibilities:

  • Includes the preparation of course syllabi and classes, the preparation and grading of examinations, classroom instruction (teaching face-to-face and/or online or remote, and other technology-based instruction), as needed, to meet enrollment goals
  • Observe office hours for purposes of student conference; meet with students as requested/needed and by appointment
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary, middle, and or secondary teaching methods and one or more of the following additional areas: literacy, mathematics, or social science education
  • Participation in activities (usually through committee work) designed to advance the mission, goals, and quality of the College, Division, and Department (Teacher Preparation Program) programs
  • Provide service to the Education profession, the YHC Teacher Preparation Program, Young Harris College, and work with school and community partners to advance initiatives
  • Attendance is expected at Department, Division, and general College meetings
  • Participation in all faculty and administrative meetings, commencement ceremonies, and other meetings/events as required
  • Maintain current knowledge and competence in the appropriate academic discipline
  • Participate in professional activity within the faculty member's field of specialization, or otherwise directed towards the Department/College's mission
  • Supervise field experiences of teacher education candidates
  • Serve as student advisor
  • Contribute to assessment processes for making continuous improvements at the course, program, and institutional levels.
  • Responsible for maintaining a positive work culture and climate by interacting and communicating in a manner to foster teamwork and by providing leadership as required
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Conduct scholarship that supports the aims of the Teacher Preparation Program
  • Ed.D. or Ph.D. in the teacher education field (e.g., elementary, middle grades, or secondary literacy, mathematics, or social science education).
  • A minimum of two years of successful teaching experience in K-12 schools
  • Experience in the development of instructional materials

Preferred Skills and Knowledge

  • Experience in assessment especially as it relates to accreditation
  • Recruitment and retention of students
  • Research and Publication within the candidate's field of expertise that support the goals of the TPP
  • Experience working with technology used in public schools
  • Current Teaching License
  • Experience Teaching in K-12 schools
  • Experience teaching in higher education is preferred
  • Strong knowledge of instructional technology
  • Knowledge related to technology integration across the curriculum
  • Comprehensive knowledge of public school practices and current initiatives for school reform
  • Strong writing and communication skills

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For priority consideration, please apply by April 24, 2021 and include the following:

Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. EOE M/F/D/V

Candidates should apply electronically. Required application documents: letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of reference. Transcripts should be sent electronically to or by mail to Human Resources Director, Young Harris College, P.O. Box 68, Young Harris, GA 30582. Selected candidates must successfully pass a background check.

 Please submit the following application materials

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three Professional References
  • Transcript(s) from each degree-granting institution
  • Current Teaching License if available

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