Assistant or Associate Professor of Educational Research

Position ID: 37857
Location
Institution: 
Columbus State University
College/Div/School: 
College of Education & Health Professions
Position Description
New Position?: 
Yes
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor
Job Description: 

 

The Department of Counseling, Foundations, and Leadership in Columbus State University’s College of Education and Health Professions invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Educational Research. The start date for this position is August 1, 2018.  

This position will work primarily with students in the Doctor of Education Degree Program in Curriculum and Leadership. This program is intended to prepare students for the present climate of accountability where there is a significant demand for educators among administrative ranks and in the classroom who have a high degree of expertise in school improvement, research, and professional learning. The development of professional educators with the research skills necessary to improve student achievement in schools is critical given the need for leadership frameworks, curriculum models, and instructional practices that are supported by research. This program is delivered in a cohort model in which students work together through their required coursework in face-to-face, online, and/or hybrid classes. Classes are sometimes taught to cohorts on-site in remote locations. Faculty travel to off-site locations may be required. The successful candidate will be able to foster an environment of professionalism and collaboration, work in continuous improvement of educator preparation and educational research, demonstrate exceptional ability to function as part of a team with university faculty and the community of practice, and engage in practices that support the University’s focus on student engagement and active learning.

Candidates should have an earned doctorate in educational research or related field from a regionally accredited institution; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to design and deliver high quality graduate programs; excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills; demonstrated ability to teach courses related to quantitative and mixed methodology research and dissertation design; ability to advise, and coach doctoral students in academic research; ability to participate in dissertation advisement and serve on dissertation committees; a record of successful research and publication; a demonstrated record of membership and participation in relevant professional organizations; a record of service and involvement in the profession; and demonstrated ability to use technology for synchronous and asynchronous instruction in innovative ways. 

Preference will be given to candidates who have had successful experience in working with and advising doctoral students; successful experience working in online educational environments; and evidence of successful teaching at the graduate and doctoral levels.

Columbus State University provides a creative, deeply personal and relevant college experience, which values diversity and inclusion in all forms. The University aspires to have faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Columbus region. Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, Columbus State thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment. Students at Columbus State University find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. Just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus State University is a proud member of the University System of Georgia, enrolling more than 8,400 students in a wide variety of degree programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education. Among public regional universities in the South, Columbus State University recently ranked No. 46 in the “Best Colleges” rankings by U.S. News & World Report and No. 1 in the “Best Online Colleges in Georgia” for providing the best opportunities and value for students seeking online training and educational programs by the Affordable Colleges Online.

Columbus State University has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence – the Spencer House – in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at www.ColumbusState.edu.                                                                     

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Other document 1: Recent sample of scholarship/creative work
  • Other document 2: Contact information (email and telephone number) of three persons willing to provide letters of reference.

All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University’s online employment site.   To access the Columbus State University’s online employment site, please visit https://columbusstate.peopleadmin.com/.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jan Burcham, Interim Associate Dean, College of Education and Health Professions, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; Phone: 706-507-8519; or email to burcham_jan@columbusstate.edu.

Application Procedure: 
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Educational Evaluation and Research
Degree Levels: 
Doctorate
Position Type: 
Faculty
Dates
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Position Starting Date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Status
Vacancy Status: 
ACTIVE

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