Visiting Instructor of Elementary Mathematics/Science Education

  • Georgia Southern University
  • Statesboro, GA, USA
  • Jun 23, 2021
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education) Mathematics & Statistics Sciences and Technology: other

Job Description

Visiting Instructor of Elementary Mathematics/Science Education
Search # 12080
College of Education, Department of Elementary and Special Education

The Department of Elementary and Special Education in the College of Education invites applications and nominations for a one-year Visiting Instructor of Elementary Mathematics/Science Education position. The home campus for this position will be our Armstrong campus in Savannah, although some teaching will be online. Some travel to our Statesboro or Liberty campuses may also be required.

Position Description:
Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Elementary and Special Education, the one-year Visiting Instructor of Elementary Mathematics/Science Education position primarily focuses upon teaching mathematics and science education methods courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and supervising teacher candidates in both the department's traditional Armstrong campus-based undergraduate program in Savannah and our fully-online MAT program in Elementary Education. The teaching requires the modeling of effective instructional practices for diverse student populations and the use of instructional technology in face-to-face, hybrid, and online learning environments. Some supervision responsibilities will require in-person observation of undergraduate teacher candidates in local K-5 public school classrooms. Other supervision responsibilities will be fully online observations of graduate-level in-service teachers. In addition, the position involves collaborating with faculty across the College of Education and performing service to the department, college, University, regional schools, and professional community. The position is a 10-month appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
Earned doctorate in Elementary Education, Mathematics Education, Early Childhood Education, Science Education, Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Mathematics or Science Education, or a closely related field by August 1, 2021, with at least 18 graduate semester hours of coursework in: a) mathematics content and/or mathematics pedagogy; and/or b) science content and/or science pedagogy
Minimum of three years of full-time teaching experience in grades P-12
Ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the department, college, and University
Willingness to engage in institutional student success initiatives and commitment to equity in all forms
Demonstrated commitment to engaging with best-practice initiatives, especially culturally responsive pedagogy, in instruction, mentoring, and curriculum design and development
Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working with a diverse faculty and teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students in public school and/or post-secondary settings
Demonstrated aspiration to the implementation of culturally sustaining pedagogy while also helping teachers and teacher candidates do the same
Experience teaching mathematics and/or science in grades P-8, especially P-5, in a U.S. public school setting
Experience teaching mathematics and/or science education courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels
Experience in the supervision of pre-service teacher candidates and/or practicum students in field placements
Experience and demonstrated effectiveness in using technology in instruction, particularly in online and/or hybrid settings
Experience with school-university partnerships; and involvement in professional educational organizations at the local, state, or national levels

Screening of applications begins Monday, June 7, 2021, and continues until the position is filled. A complete application consists of:

A letter addressing how the applicant fulfills each of the required and preferred qualifications listed above. This letter must integrate throughout evidence relevant to our University's Inclusive Excellence values and goals including: reflections the applicant's experience, vision, and commitment regarding teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds; and discussion of past, current, and future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of teaching, service, and outreach

A current and complete curriculum vitae
Copies of your graduate transcripts
The names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references.
All of the above items should be incorporated into a single PDF file.
Additionally, the applicant must provide access to a video recording of themselves teaching an authentic, engaging, and interactive Elementary Mathematics or Science Methods lesson to pre-service teacher candidates.

Only complete applications submitted electronically to will be considered. Other documentation may be requested. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2021.

Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Dr. Scott Beck, Search Chair, Search #12080
Department of Elementary and Special Education
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8134
Statesboro GA 30460-8134
Telephone: (912) 478-0354

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