Assistant/Associate Professor, Middle Grades Education

  • Appalachian State University
  • Boone, NC, USA
  • Oct 04, 2023
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Job Description


Assistant/Associate Professor, Middle Grades Education

Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Department: Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum - 260050

Minimum Qualifications
The Department of Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum in the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University seeks qualified candidates to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Middle Grades Education.
Minimum qualifications for the position include the following:
  • Earned doctorate (ABD considered) in Curriculum and Instruction, Middle Grades Education, or closely related area;
  • Ability to teach middle grades education core and methods courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • Commitment to working in a community of practice, to a social constructivist perspective of teaching and learning, to the integration of field experiences in professional coursework, and to working with diverse populations;
  • Teaching experience in P-12 school settings required;
  • Evidence of scholarly potential required, established record of scholarship/creative activity preferred;
  • Eligibility for North Carolina teaching licensure.

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)
  • Understanding of/commitment to adolescent learning and middle grades philosophy
  • Content area expertise in math education, science education, social studies, English language arts, curriculum development, and/or multilingual learners
  • Experience working with and/or teaching courses to undergraduate middle grades education candidates;
  • Experience establishing and maintaining relationships with public schools;
  • Experience with supervising and mentoring preservice middle grades education teacher candidates in the field and/or coordinating/monitoring supervision of candidates’ placements;
  • Research and teaching experiences working with linguistically and culturally diverse students and their families;
  • Expertise surrounding authentic and standard-based assessments at the middle school-age level.

License/Certification Required
See minimum qualifications above

Description of the Department or Unit
Faculty in the Department of Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum have crafted rigorous and high-quality programs that are grounded in these commitments: working in a community of practice, a social constructivist perspective of teaching and learning; the integration of field experiences in professional coursework; and working with diverse populations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include teaching pre-service education courses at the undergraduate level. Pre-service education courses may include middle grades methods courses and related education courses; generalist middle grades education courses that include curriculum design, assessment, language learning; and/or practicum supervision. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, participating in partnerships and professional development with area schools and teaching at off-campus sites. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Proposed Date of Hire: 08/19/2024
Suggested Salary Range: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Evaluation of Applications Begins: 10/02/2023

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