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Curriculum & Instruction (Elementary Education): Visiting Assistant Professor - Fall 2021

Georgia Gwinnett College
Lawrenceville, GA

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Position Title:Curriculum & Instruction (Elementary Education): Visiting Assistant Professor - Fall 2021 Job Category:Faculty Department:Curriculum & Instruction - 2010100 Division:Academic Affairs Required Documents:Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2 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.

Description:Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is seeking candidates for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor for Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary Education. Reporting to the Dean of School of Education, we are seeking qualified candidates 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 students; and seamlessly integrating technology into the design. This position also reviews, evaluates and recommends student learning materials, and evaluates students to measure their progress in achieving institutional and course goals. This position may also include clinical supervision of teacher candidates as needed.

The individual must have knowledge of best practices in elementary classrooms, a strong commitment in social justice and experience with reading, literacy, and supporting English Language Learners (ELL)/ESOL and diverse 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.

In accordance with Board of Regents Policy governing GGC faculty, successful applicants will be eligible to receive a one-year appointment. For more information about our college, please visit our website at SalaryCommensurate with education and experience. Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:Minimum
    Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Special Education, Literacy Education, Education, or closely related field.Must have at least three (3) years of K-12 experience directly teaching students with exceptionalities.Experience working with diverse popoulationsCandidates who have backgrounds in middle grades education or special education in addition to experience in elementary education encouraged to apply.A strong background that demonstrates professional collaboration and collegiality is required.Demonstrates a commitment to excellence in education programs, teaching, service, research, effective student advisement, and mentoring.A commitment to improving the lives of students with special needs.Willingness to teach courses during the day, night or on Saturday.
    Prior experience with supervising field and clinical experiences preferred.
Position Disclosure:Physical RequirementsPosition 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 FLSA:Exempt
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