Assistant/Associate Professor of Teacher Education (Elementary and Special Education – Literacy)

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Position Title:Assistant/Associate Professor of Teacher Education (Elementary and Special Education – Literacy) Position Number:10042630 Benefits Eligible:Yes Campus Location:Gainesville General Summary:

The Teacher Education Department in the College of Education at the University of North Georgia invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member as an Assistant/Associate Professor of Teacher Education in the Elementary and Special Education Program beginning August 2019. Specifically, we are searching for a candidate who specializes in elementary-level literacy and has K-6 teaching experience.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university’s signature leadership program is its Corps of Cadets on UNG’s Dahlonega Campus.

The University of North Georgia (UNG) College of Education is committed to serving the children, families, and schools of North Georgia by preparing compassionate, knowledgeable, and highly effective teachers. In addition to academic rigor, a distinctive characteristic of teacher preparation at UNG is commitment to partnerships with the school systems in the 30-county service region in order to provide long and intensive levels of clinical experience in public school classrooms. This type of program is often referred to as a Professional Development Community (PDC). UNG College of Education graduates are highly regarded by regional school districts as a result of this focus on extended classroom experience.

The PDC model provides an opportunity for UNG faculty and school district faculty to engage students in a community of collaboration, professionalism, intellectual curiosity, and commitment to service. Partnerships established with the University of North Georgia teacher education programs and local school systems are designed to create environments that support professional development, personal growth, and academic excellence in the context of service to our students, colleagues, institution, community, and discipline. This partnership model allows for teaching, research, and professional development to be conducted in collaborative, creative, and inclusive groups of faculty peers that celebrate innovation, problem solving, and openness to discussion. Faculty in the UNG College of Education are expected to model professional and personal integrity, communication skills, passion for teaching, and collaborative support and care for the community that we hope to inculcate in the children served by our partner schools.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be a member of the Elementary and Special Education Program, which is housed in the Teacher Education Department. The faculty member is expected to teach specified courses, prepare course materials, provide support and guidance to students, foster professional relationships with public school partners, maintain records pertinent to accreditation, and supervise students in completing field placements. Commitment to a collaborative curriculum development model is expected. The primary teaching location will be in a Professional Development Community on or near the Gainesville campuses with the opportunity of additional locations, as needed. General faculty responsibilities in the Teacher Education Department include the following:

  • Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses face-to-face, hybrid, or online;
  • Supervise candidates' field experiences in a professional development community;
  • Advise students;
  • Maintain active program of research/scholarly activity and publications in area of specialization;
  • Provide service to the department, college, university, public schools, and professional community;
  • Participate in program review, program assessment, and accreditation activities; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • The successful candidate must have familiarity with teaching, learning, and education theories; a commitment to being a collaborative member of a PDC model;
  • Knowledge of current national standards;
  • Ability to work collegially with other members of the faculty and utilize opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration; and
  • Professional written and oral communication skills.
Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • Required qualifications include a doctorate in Literacy Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or a closely related field.
  • Minimum of three years of teaching experience in K-6 schools is required.
Anticipated Hire Date:08/01/2019 Required Documents:Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts Special Instructions to Applicants:If you received any graduate degrees from an institution outside the United States, you must provide a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Find a full list of NACES members at

Please submit contact information for three professional references.

In addition to a background check, this position will also require a DMV check. Employer Information:All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups. Information:Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.




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Posted: 2/12/2019
Application Due: 6/3/2019
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