Visiting Instructor of Elementary Education

  • Georgia Southern University
  • Statesboro, GA, USA
  • Mar 30, 2023
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Job Description

Visiting Instructor of Elementary Education — Search #12162
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 Visiting Instructor.

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-impact research, serving nearly 26,000 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.

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.

Within this setting, the College of Education offers undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare students for work in public and private education, community agencies, and higher education. 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 practices. The College of Education is accredited by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. The individual hired in this position is expected to contribute to the college's goals of continued excellence and innovation in teaching.

Position Description. Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Elementary and Special Education, the Visiting Instructor of Elementary and Special Education position requires teaching (the equivalent of five three-semester hour courses per semester) graduate elementary education content courses and supervising teacher candidates in our fully online MAT and MED programs in Elementary Education. There are no research or service expectations for this position. The teaching requires modeling effective instructional practices for diverse student populations in an online setting. The position is a 10-month non-tenure track appointment, renewable for one additional year, based upon satisfactory performance and available funding, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
Earned doctorate in Elementary Education, Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, or a closely related field by August 1, 2023.
Minimum of three years of full-time teaching experience in grades P-8.
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.

Preferred Qualifications:
Commitment to engaging with best-practice initiatives, especially culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogy, in instruction, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.
Experience working with a diverse faculty and teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students using culturally responsive pedagogy in public school and/or post-secondary settings.
Online teaching experience at the college level.
Experience teaching in grades P-8, especially P-5, in a U.S. public school setting.
Experience teaching relevant 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.

Conditions of Employment:
Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
All work (with limited exceptions such as research and study abroad and outside activities such as grading and email correspondence) 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.

Screening of applications begins April 28, 2023, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2023. 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 (3) 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. Katie Brkich, Search Chair, Search #12162
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912.478.5204

More information about the institution is available through or 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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