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Assistant Professor, Middle School Education

Employer
Murray State University
Location
Murray

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Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Posting Number:

20220060FAC

Job Title:

Assistant Professor, Middle School Education

Type of Employment:

Regular Full-Time

Work Location:

Murray

Employment Term:

Academic Year

Position Type:

Faculty (Tenure-Track)

Department:

Adolescent Career and Special Ed

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a preferred start date of August 15, 2022.

Teach undergraduate/graduate professional education courses for the College of Education and Human Services at on-campus and off-campus sites and on-line; assist with state-wide initiatives, including grant activities, in Middle School Education. Responsibilities will also include advising undergraduate students, collaborating across university departments and the community, supervising student teachers, and engaging in scholarly activities.

Minimum Education Requirements:

Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction (Ph.D. or Ed.D) or related field is required. ABDs with a documented plan of completion by appointment date will be considered.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:

Three (3) years of teaching experience in public middle school for grades 5-9 required.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications:

Experience teaching middle grades, and program design/management of middle-level teacher preparation. Expertise in multicultural or social justice education, with additional background in one or more of the following areas: curriculum history and theory, teacher education, literacy strategies, foundations of education, or assessment. A demonstrated commitment to diversity and the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, and school-based personnel, especially in middle grades settings. Experience in teaching blended or online classes as well as face-to-face classes. A commitment to working in an interdisciplinary teaching and learning environment. Background in and willingness to assume a leadership role at the local, state, and/or national/international levels. Record of seeking external funding and participating in research and school-based projects.

Posting Date:

06/23/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Along with the application, the following items must be included:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of transcripts of your terminal degree

For best consideration, please submit a completed application along with all required materials by July 24, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Organization

Working at Murray State University

For almost 100 years Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation and the world. Founded in 1922, the University has grown from an enrollment of 202 students to 10,017 today. Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Murray State University has ranked among the top universities in the nation in U.S.News & World Report's annual publication, America's Best Colleges, for the past 28 consecutive years. Additionally, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Murray State a "Great College to Work For" for 7 of the past 10 years.

Recognition of the quality of Murray State programs is reflected in accreditations. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. Program accreditations have also been attained in animal health technology, art, business, counseling, dietetics, engineering physics, several engineering technology programs, chemistry, journalism and mass communications, music, nursing, occupational safety and health, physics and engineering physics, social work, special education, teacher education and veterinary laboratory diagnostics.

Located in the Jackson Purchase lake area of west Kentucky, Murray State is a state-supported comprehensive University with four academic colleges - business, education and human services, humanities and fine arts, and science, engineering and technology - a school of agriculture, and a school of nursing and health professions. The University's 236-acre main campus is in Murray, a city of 17,741. The University offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs.

The main campus comprises more than 70 major buildings, including classroom and office buildings and two libraries. The Waterfield Library houses the circulating collection, reference sources, government documents, microforms and periodicals. The historic Pogue Library contains special materials relating to the history and culture of west Kentucky and the region. Murray State also operates the Pullen Farm, Hancock Biological Station, Breathitt Veterinary Center and The Arboretum at Murray State. In addition to the main campus in Murray, the University's regional campuses and educational presences include Fort Campbell, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville and Paducah.

The University's mission statement is as follows:

Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities. We offer relevant undergraduate and graduate degree programs with core studies in the liberal arts and sciences, leading to degrees from certificates to advanced practice doctorates that prepare students for success. Through effective and creative teaching, the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to real-world situations, and academic and student support services, our quality faculty and staff foster student growth in knowledge, critical inquiry, and innovative thinking.

 

As a public comprehensive university dedicated to diversity, global awareness, and intellectual curiosity, we actively engage students, faculty, staff, and the community in collaborative scholarship, creative activity, and research. We invest in our communities through thoughtful public service in our 18-county service region and beyond. Our uniqueness arises from our combination of academic excellence, welcoming atmosphere, and dedication to student success through mentored, real-world learning opportunities in an open-minded and supportive learning environment.

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