Early Childhood and Special Education, Literacy Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

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Title:Early Childhood and Special Education, Literacy Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Department:School of Arts and Professional Studies Job Category:Faculty Regular/Temporary:Regular Open Date:11/25/2018 Description:


  • Participate actively in community activities and encourage faculty and staff to participate.
  • Be detail oriented.
  • Be able to relate to the concerns of a diverse student population.
  • Be self-motivated and self-directed while requiring a minimum of on-site supervision.
  • Possess effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Mediate between students and faculty to resolve disputes at the lowest possible level while adhering to college and Board of Regents policies.
  • Encourage faculty and staff esprit de corps while setting a positive example.
  • Teach specified courses
  • Prepare course materials
  • Provide support and guidance to students
  • Foster professional relationships with public school partners
  • Maintain records pertinent to accreditation
  • Supervise students in completing field placements
  • Commitment to a collaborative curriculum development model (PDC)


The Early Childhood and Special Education, Literacy faculty member is required to have a strong dedication to the vision and mission of South Georgia State College and to maintain a positive view for success that attracts students, faculty, and community to the college and its programs


The Early Childhood and Special Education, Literacy faculty member reports to the Dean of the School of Arts and Professional Studies.


  • Guidelines include college policies and procedures, department policies and Board of Regents policy and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.


  • The work consists of varied faculty duties and coordination of primary functional areas. Strict regulations contribute to the complexity of the position
  • Success in this position contributes to the efficiency, effectiveness, and regulatory compliance of all department operations


  • Contacts are typically with students, co-workers, other college personnel and members of the general public
  • Contacts are typically to provide services; to give or exchange information; to resolve problems; to motivate or influence persons; or to justify, defend or negotiate matters


  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table, or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, bending or crouching
  • The employee occasionally lifts light objects
  • The work is typically performed in an office setting
  • The Functional Capacity Requirement Form for this position outlines the physical job requirements (attached)


  • The work consists of varied faculty duties and coordination of primary functional areas
  • Strict regulations and responsibilities related to department systems and applications contribute to the complexity of the position

Required Qualifications:


  • Masters or higher in a field appropriate to Literacy Education, Early Childhood or a closely related field. Applicants with additional expertise are preferred in Special Education or ESOL Education. A minimum of three years of teaching experience in K-12 schools is required.
Desired Qualifications:


Waycross College is a two-year college and one of the newest institutions in the University System of Georgia. It is located in rural southeast Georgia and serves a ten-county area adjacent to the Okefenokee Swamp. Five major buildings, including a new state of the art Student Services Center, are located on the 150 acre campus. Off-campus classes are offered in the city of Hinesville.

The College is widely recognized as a place for students who want to enter the job market with a solid foundation in liberal arts or transfer successfully to a baccalaureate program at a four-year institution. The College does an excellent job of preparing its students for both.

Waycross College is a non-residential college of 980 students. The student body is diverse, and the average age is 25. Students may choose to major in one of 30 associate degree programs in areas such as business, criminal justice, history, psychology, and teacher education. Flexible class scheduling and an academic support center assist students in making the most of educational opportunities. Waycross College students perform well on the Regents’ Test and have good success upon transferring to four-year institutions. The Adults Start College Grant helps returning non-traditional students achieve success in higher education.

Partnerships with the community are particularly evident at Waycross College. The College is an active supporter of the Okefenokee Arts and Entertainment Alliance.

There is no lack of outside activities for students. Concerts, special lectures, social events, cultural exhibits and intramural sports are just a few of the extracurricular activities offered at Waycross College. Students also may participate in leadership opportunities through Phi Theta Kappa, the Multicultural Student Alliance, the Drama Club and Outdoor Adventurers Club.

Waycross College was founded in 1970 by the University System of Georgia to serve the growing southeast Georgia region. Classes began in 1976.

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