Position Title:Curriculum & Instruction (Middle Grades): Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Fall 2021 Job Category:Faculty Department:Science Education - 2010160 Division:Academic Affairs Required Documents:Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2, Writing Samples Position Statement:
Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is one of 28 institutions within the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Serving nearly 13,000 students, GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture, and extremely affordable tuition are changing the game in higher education and changing the future for students at all levels, of all ages, and from all walks of life. Gwinnett County (pop. 920,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology.
In anticipation of increases in enrollment for the 2021-2022 academic year, GGC invites applicants for a 10-month, full-time faculty position in Curriculum and Instruction in the Middle Grades Education Program, with a concentration in Mathematics and/or Science, in the School of Education (SOE) starting on August 1, 2021. GGC seeks applications for an assistant, associate and full professor faculty position to begin August 1, 2021. The Middle Grades Education Program (MGED) in SOE currently offers two concentration tracks: Mathematics/Science and Social Studies/English Language Arts. This is a new program that admitted its first cohort in Fall 2020.
We are seeking qualified individuals who will guide students in: fostering environments that reflect ethical behavior, respect, kindness, safety and care; creating culturally inclusive learning environments that capitalize on the developmental characteristics and life experiences of learners; developing knowledge and skills in order to provide all learners with engaging curriculum and learning experiences based on local and state standards; utilizing a variety of content appropriate instructional strategies, which include communicating effective and descriptive feedback to maximize learning for all students; and seamlessly integrating technology into the design, delivery and assessment of learning environments and experiences.
The individual must have knowledge of best practices in teaching Mathematics and/or Science (i.e., Biology and/or Chemistry preferred) at the middle and/or high school level, a strong commitment in social justice and experience with teaching diverse student populations. This individual will assume a range of responsibilities including: (1) developing and teaching undergraduate courses; (2) conducting meaningful research and scholarship activities; (3) participating in broad-based college and departmental committee work and professional service; (4) mentoring undergraduate students/teacher candidates; and (5) supervising teacher candidates in field and clinical experiences in various school settings. This position involves the teaching of college-level curriculum and methods courses. This position also reviews, measures and evaluates students’ development, growth and progression in achieving institutional, school and program goals. Each of these goals align with the educational outcomes of the School of Education at Georgia Gwinnett College.
Applicants should hold the doctorate or appropriate terminal degree in their discipline before or within the semester of the start date. GGC is an institution that values and encourages innovative teaching. In addition to teaching, applicants are expected to actively participate in scholarly activities, extensive student engagement and to contribute in the area of service to the college and community. Advising and mentoring are expected of all faculty. In accordance with Board of Regents Policy governing GGC faculty, successful applicants will be eligible to receive 5 or 3 year renewable appointments or one year traditional appointments may also be approved. For more information about our college, please visit our website at www.ggc.edu.Salary
Commensurate with education and experience. Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:Minimum
- Must have an Ed.D. or Ph.D degree
- Must demonstrate a strong background in curricular planning and assessment, as well as the use of educational technology to enhance student learning
- Familiarity wiht teacher education accreditation standards
- Must have a minimum of three (3) years of public middle and/or high school teaching experience
- Prior experience with supervising field and clinical experiences
- Experience in teaching mathematics and/or science at the middle school level
Position Disclosure:Physical Requirements
Position requires local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Job takes place in normal environmental conditions. Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, 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, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion. Georgia is an open records state. Position Status:Full-Time