Assistant/Associate Professor of Teacher Education (Middle and Secondary Education)

Job description

Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Teacher Education (Middle and Secondary Education)
Location: UNG-Dahlonega, GA
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 222849
About Us

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of nearly 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 programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Department Information

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 intensive levels of clinical experience in public school classrooms. UNG College of Education graduates are highly regarded by regional school districts as a result of this focus on extended classroom experience.

Job Summary

The Department of Middle, Secondary, and Science Education 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 beginning August 2021. Specifically, we are searching for a candidate who is an expert in special education and who has teaching experience in grades 4-12.


The successful candidate will be a member of the Middle, Secondary, and Science Department. The position will also allow for possibly teaching at the level of graduate programs. 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 field and clinical placements. The primary teaching locations will be on the Dahlonega and Gainesville campuses with the opportunity for additional locations or formats as needed. General faculty responsibilities in the Teacher Education Department include the following:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses face-to-face, hybrid, or online;
  • Supervise candidates' field and clinical experiences;
  • Advise students;
  • Maintain an 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
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • The successful candidate must have familiarity with teaching, learning, education theories, and current research; knowledge of current national standards; ability to work collegially with other members of the faculty and utilize opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration; a scholarship and research agenda; and professional written and oral communication skills.
Required Qualifications
  • Required qualifications include an earned doctorate in Special Education, Middle Grades Education, Secondary Education, Curriculum and Instruction, or a closely related field.
  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience in middle or high schools is required.
  • Special education degrees and experiences are preferred.
Required Documents to Attach
  • Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts
Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of North Georgia, as determined by University of North Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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.

Special Applicant Instructions
  • 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.




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Posted: 1/17/2021
Application Due: 4/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time