Limited Term Lecturer for Middle Grades & Secondary Education

Position ID: 42679
Georgia College and State University
Teacher Education
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Temporary Lecturer
Job Description: 


Position Information
Business Title Limited Term Lecturer for Middle Grades and Secondary Education
Home Department Teacher Education
Employment Type Non-Tenure Track Faculty
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Appointment Faculty (10-month)
Time Limited? No
Time-Limited Appointment Length 6 months - 12 months
Work Schedule

40 hour work week; Monday – Friday; some evenings and weekends may be required for special events.

Work Hours per week 40
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

Mission Statement: Graduates of the John H. Lounsbury College of Education, both graduate and undergraduate, take their places as Architects of Change in the public school systems of Georgia, working in the interest of all young people. While preserving the best of our liberal arts heritage, our graduates are equipped with the intellectual and social skills they need in order to serve as advocates for all PK-12 students.

Primary Purpose of Position

This position will provide instruction in the areas of Middle Grades Education and other areas within teacher education, based on qualifications.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties
Key Function Faculty - Teaching/Instructing
Job duties performed for the above function

Teach primarily undergraduate courses and graduate courses in Middle Grades Education pedagogy, assessment, curriculum, and support teacher candidates in their development into effective middle grades educators, including field supervision; GC1Y (typically freshmen)/GC2Y (typically sophomore) core courses; and/or others in areas of expertise. Secondary Education undergraduate and graduate courses will be assigned as needed.

Teach 5-course load each fall and spring semesters. 15 credit hours per semester

Georgia College seeks faculty who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission and are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship and service. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non‐majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties
Key Function Faculty - Professional Development
Job duties performed for the above function

Ability to effectively participate in professional development and apply the new knowledge and skills in the classroom.

Although lecturers are not required to engage in disseminating scholarly activities or research, engaging in scholarly activity that informs classroom instruction is strongly encouraged. Scholarship of teaching and learning is especially valued.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties
Key Function Faculty - Service to Institution
Job duties performed for the above function

All faculty are expected to engage in service. Some examples include:

• committee memberships, 
• advisement of students, 
• participation in special programs or projects, 
• other service to the institution.

Other Duties and Responsibilities
Other Duties and Responsibilities

Candidates must contribute to the John H. Lounsbury College of Education mission. The finalist is expected to maintain involvement in University, College and/or Departmental service and engagement in professional service at the national/international, regional, state, and/or community level. The candidate must remain current in research related to the field of teacher education and middle grades education to support instructional practices.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College.

Minimum Requirements
Proposed Minimum Experience/Education

Successful candidates are expected to have: 

• Ph.D. or Ed.D in Middle Grades Education, Mathematics Education, or Science Education or Ed.D/Ph.D in Curriculum and Instruction or Teaching and Learning with a focus on Middle Grades Education, Mathematics Education or Science Education. Applicants who are ABD will be considered. Doctorate must be earned within 12 months of appointment.
• Evidence of successful teaching (higher education and/or a minimum of 3 years teaching experience with middle grades learners)
• Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 ( [faculty credentials])

Department Required Skills

• Collaboration and collegiality with department, college, and university faculty 
• Demonstrate an ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds
• Working knowledge of AMLE standards
• Able to conduct face-to-face (classroom-based) and online classes

List any other requirements

• Strong communication skills
• Evidence of engaging teaching practices and mentoring 
• In keeping with the University’s mission employees are expected to contribute to our goal of cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

• Face-to-face and online course design experience
• Working knowledge of Quality Matters Standards
• Experience with edTPA
• Experience with accreditation reporting

Posting Detail Information
Posting Number F0237
Desired Start Date 08/01/2019
Position End Date (if temporary) 05/06/2020
Open Date 03/28/2019
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

Priority consideration given to applications received by May 15, 2019

Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Teacher Education, multiple levels
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University System of Georgia
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The University of Georgia
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Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

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