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Curriculum & Instruction: Assistant Professor - Fall 2024

Georgia Gwinnett College
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Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Teacher Education
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Curriculum & Instruction: Assistant Professor - Fall 2024
Location: Georgia Gwinnett College
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 270080
About Us

Since our founding in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) has been dedicated to providing an exceptional educational experience to our students. At GGC, we believe that our students' success is our success, and we are committed to creating a culture that supports and uplifts them throughout their academic journey.

As a member of our faculty or staff, you will become part of a dedicated and passionate community of educators and professionals. Together, we work towards a common goal of empowering our students to achieve their full potential, both academically and personally. We take pride in our student body, which represents a multitude of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. Whether you are involved in teaching or providing essential services, your contribution will make a significant impact on the lives of our students and the broader community.

In addition to our commitment to student success, we also value the well-being and professional growth of our employees. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, designed to support the needs of our faculty and staff. From competitive compensation to health and wellness programs, and professional development opportunities to work-life balance initiatives, we strive to create an environment where everyone can thrive and feel valued.

Located in the thriving community of Gwinnett County, GGC offers a rich cultural and social landscape that enhances the overall college experience. Our backdrop is a beautiful, modern 260-acre campus located just 30 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. Our students and employees benefit from the close proximity to various local amenities, including shopping, dining, entertainment, and outdoor recreational opportunities. This vibrant community serves as an extension of our campus, providing a stimulating environment for personal and professional growth.

Join GGC and become part of a dynamic team that plays a pivotal role in shaping the lives and celebrating the achievements of our students. Together, let's make a positive impact and empower the next generation of leaders.

Job Summary

The Department of Elementary Education within the School of Education at GGC invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction/Elementary Education. The successful candidate will possess expertise in elementary education and will be committed to the academic success of all our students. The successful candidate will have knowledge of best practices in elementary classrooms. The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities including (1) developing and teaching foundational and methods coursework in elementary education in a variety of delivery methods (e.g., hybrid, online, in-person), (2) supervising teacher candidates in field experiences, (3) participating in college and departmental committee work and professional service, (4) mentoring undergraduate students, and (5) conducting meaningful research and scholarship activities.

We seek applicants with a demonstrated commitment to preparing aspiring elementary educators to teach, advocate, and promote excellence in their classrooms. This is a non-remote, ten-month position with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2024. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Required Qualifications

Doctoral degree in elementary education or related field; ABD may be considered if it is clear the terminal degree will be conferred prior to date of hire;

Minimum of three academic years of PK-12 experience in an elementary classroom;

Demonstrate, or the potential to demonstrate, a record of high-quality teaching, service, and research;

Ability to coordinate, supervise, and mentor teacher candidates in field experiences;

Evidence of postsecondary teaching effectiveness;

Evidence of effective communication and interpersonal skills;

Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with teaching in online environments and other modalities (e.g., online, in-person, hybrid);

Sustained professional engagement that demonstrates relevance and currency in the field of elementary education; and

Ability to provide academic mentorship to students.

USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

Conditions of Employment

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. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC). Eligibility of employment is determined by GGC in its sole discretion, and includes but is not limited to confirmation of 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.
Offers are subject to the applicable federal laws, state laws, statutes, rules and regulations of this institution, and to the bylaws and policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Gwinnett College is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity, and affirmative action institution. GGC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sex (including pregnancy or childbirth), veteran status or military status, genetic information, or disability in employment or admission or access to its programs and activities, as required by Title IX. Inquiries including anyone who feels they have been discriminated against should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX compliance and direct concerns to the GGC Title IX Coordinator, Building B, Suite 3700, or (678) 407-5085.

For individuals requiring disability-related accommodations for participation in any event including the application, interview process, or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact HR Payroll and Benefits at (678) 407.5054 or email

Background Check

Position of Trust + Education

Other Information

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. Georgia is an open records state.

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