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Assistant/ Associate Professor of Education (Literacy)

Middle Georgia State University
MGA - Macon

Job Details

Job Title: Assistant/ Associate Professor of Education (Literacy)
Location: MGA - Macon
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 267592
About Us

Middle Georgia State University (MGA), a multi-campus, baccalaureate and graduate degree granting public institution, is the most affordable public state university in Georgia. MGA has five campuses-Macon, Cochran, Dublin, Eastman, and Warner Robins, all located in central Georgia-and global outreach through its fully-online campus. Its enrollment of 8,000 students is largely comprised of students from most of Georgia's 159 counties. The University has six academic schools, including Georgia's flagship aviation university, that support its mission to educate and graduate inspired, lifelong learners whose scholarship and careers enhance the state.

Department Information

The Department of Teacher Education and Social Work plays a key role in educational innovations and improvements in the community and economy. Through the outstanding work our faculty, staff, and students, we are helping to improve the lives of people in Middle Georgia, the nation, and the world.

Job Summary

The School of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Middle Georgia State University is seeking candidates to serve as either as an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Education. This is a ten-month tenure track teaching and clinical position in the Teacher Education Program and reports to the Chair of Education and Social Work.


Teach undergraduate and graduate coursework with a 4/4 load; lead professional development training in literacy for faculty; possess knowledge related to face-to-face, on-line, and other distance education delivery systems; supervise clinical and field experiences; and advise undergraduate and graduate students. Teaching responsibilities may include online, hybrid, and/or face-to-face day and/or evening classes. Travel between campuses (Cochran, Dublin, Macon, and Warner Robins) is required. In addition to teaching responsibilities, engage in scholarly activity and participate in service to the university, the School of Education and Behavioral Science, and the community.

Required Qualifications

Required Educational Qualifications

A terminal degree in literacy or a related field

Required Experience
A minimum of five years teaching literacy in a P-5 setting

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience

Experience in teaching in higher education
Experience in supervising teacher candidates
Experience as a cooperating teacher or an instructional coach
Experience in utilizing instructional technology

Other Preferred Qualifications
Trained in the Science of Reading
Possess a Reading Endorsement
Demonstration of a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarly endeavors
Teaching Support and Coaching Endorsement
Other educational endorsements such as Dyslexia, ESL, Math, STEM, Gifted, etc.

Required Documents to Attach
  1. Letter of interest
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Philosophy of teaching
  4. Statement of research interests
  5. Four professional references
  6. Unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts of all institutions attended.
Equal Employment Opportunity

Middle Georgia State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity. It is the policy of the Middle Georgia State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, ADEA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50).

For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, please contact the Middle Georgia State University Office of Human Resources at 478.471.2010. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources.

Other Information

Every member of the USG community is required to adhere to the USG Statement of Core Values - Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect - that form and guide the daily work of the organization.

Middle Georgia State University is committed to four core values in what we do and represent:
CORE VALUES: Stewardship - Engagement - Adaptability - Learning

Other Information

Review of applications will begin immediately. Position open until filled. This position will begin August 1, 2024.

This is a full-time, 10-month, faculty position and includes a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Retirement
  • Employee discounts
  • Tuition reimbursement
Background Check

Employment offer is contingent upon completing a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your employment eligibility with MGA, as determined by MGA in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application material and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check.


One of 31 institutions in the University System of Georgia, Middle Georgia State was created in 2013 by the con­solidation of Macon State College and Middle Georgia College.

Middle Georgia State College strives to offer bachelor’s degrees that enhance the educational, economic, and cultural lives of Middle Georgians. Additionally, the college offers a wide array of associate’s degrees that meet the educational interests of traditional and non-traditional students in the region. With low tuition, robust financial aid, a commitment to the success of each student and a vibrant residence life program on three of our five campuses, Middle Georgia State promises an affordable, challenging, and rewarding college experience leading to degrees of proven quality. Our success is measured best by the accomplishments of our graduates in their chosen professions, as well as by the contributions they make to their communities.


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