Assistant or Associate Professor of Teacher Education (Elementary & Special Education - Literacy) Fall 2018; Multi-Campus

Position ID: 38039
University of North Georgia
Teacher Education
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Position Description
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Job Class: 
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor
Job Description: 


Assistant/Associate Professor of Teacher Education (Elementary and Special Education – Literacy)  Fall 2018
Position Number:  53001369
Benefits Eligible:  Yes
Campus Location:  Multi-Campus
General Summary:

The University of North Georgia’s College of Education is currently accepting applications for dynamic individuals to join our professional community as a tenure-track faculty line, specializing in Elementary Education – Literacy, in the Teacher Education Department. 

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 18,000 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 program is its Corps of Cadets on UNG’s Dahlonega Campus.

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 long and intensive levels of clinical experience in public school classrooms. This type of program is often referred to as a Professional Development Community (PDC). UNG College of Education graduates are highly regarded by regional school districts as a result of this focus on extended classroom experience.

The PDC model provides an opportunity for UNG faculty and school district faculty to engage students in a community of collaboration, professionalism, intellectual curiosity, and commitment to service. Partnerships established with the University of North Georgia teacher education programs and local school systems are designed to create environments that support professional development, personal growth, and academic excellence in the context of service to our students, colleagues, institution, community, and discipline. This partnership model allows for teaching, research, and professional development to be conducted in collaborative, creative, and inclusive groups of faculty peers that celebrate innovation, problem solving, and openness to discussion. Faculty in the UNG College of Education are expected to model professional and personal integrity, communication skills, passion for teaching, and collaborative support and care for the community that we hope to inculcate in the children served by our partner schools. 

Job Duties & Responsibilities:
  • The successful candidate will be a member of the Elementary and Special Education Program, which is housed in the Teacher Education Department and includes undergraduate, graduate, and endorsement courses.
  • 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 completing field placements.
  • Commitment to a collaborative curriculum development model is expected.
  • The primary teaching location will be in a Professional Development Community on or near the Dahlonega, Cumming, or Gainesville campuses with the possibility of additional locations, as needed. Course assignments may be face-to-face, hybrid, or online.   
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • The successful candidate must have familiarity with teaching, learning, and education theories; a commitment to being a collaborative member of a PDC model; knowledge of current national standards; ability to work collegially with other members of the faculty and utilize opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration; and professional written and oral communication skills.   
Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • Doctorate in Literacy Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or a closely related field is required.
  • Minimum of three years of teaching experience in K-6 schools is required.  
Anticipated Hire Date:  08/01/2018
Required Documents:  Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts
Special Instructions to Applicants:
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.

Employer Information:
All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion.
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.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

Application Procedure: 
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Teacher Education, multiple levels
Elementary Education and Teaching (PreK - 5 Grade)
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
Special Education and Teaching, General
Literacy Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching (Infant - 3rd Grade)
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
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Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
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Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
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