Non-tenure track Instructor of Elementary and Special Education (Dual Certification)—Search #67863
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 the position of non-tenure track Instructor of Elementary and Special Education (Dual Certification). The home campus for this position will be the Statesboro campus, and some travel may be required to the Armstrong and Liberty campuses.
Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-impact research, serving about 27,000 students on three beautiful campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through our degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a distinctive combination of community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching, and hands-on learning opportunities.
The College of Education prepares future teachers, school psychologists, counselors, school library media specialists, instructional technologists, researchers and leaders through intensive field experiences, cutting-edge technology and research-based instruction on three campuses and online (see About COE). With more than 100 faculty members who are experts in the field, students learn in an environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. The Department of Elementary and Special Education is committed to preparing reflective educators who work collaboratively and effectively with diverse students in public schools by using current research to inform their educational practices.
To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University's commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Inclusive Excellence. Candidates whose work furthers the institution's goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.
Position Description: Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Elementary and Special Education, the Instructor of Elementary Education position requires teaching undergraduate courses in the field of elementary and special education; supervising field-based experiences; working in partnerships with area schools; modeling effective teaching practices; using instructional technology; and performing service within the department, college, University, and community. The position is a 10-month, non-tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Earned master's degree in Elementary Education, Special Education, or a closely related field by August 1, 2022.
Minimum of three years of full-time teaching experience with PK-5 students in general and/or special education environments.
Experience working with diverse student populations.
Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.
Experience in the supervision of student teachers, practicum students, and/or mentorship role of novice teachers.
Minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in special education coursework
Experience teaching undergraduate courses.
Experience teaching PK-5 students with disabilities.
Demonstrated effectiveness in using technology in instruction.
Strong collaboration and communication skills.
Experience with co-teaching.
Conditions of Employment:
Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
All work for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy.
Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus.
Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.
Screening of applications begins December 1, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2022. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Dr. Catherine S. Howerter Search Chair, Search # 67863
Georgia Southern University
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More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or https://coe.georgiasouthern.edu/ese. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.
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