Assistant Professor for Secondary Education

Position ID: 44386
Georgia College and State University
College of Education
Secondary Education
Position Description
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
Job Description: 

Business Title

Assistant Professor for Secondary Education

Position Number


Home Department

Teacher Education

Employment Type

Tenure Track Faculty




Faculty (10-month)

Time Limited?


Time-Limited Appointment Length

Not Applicable

Work Schedule

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

Work Hours per week


Travel Required?


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 Secondary 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 graduate courses in Secondary Education pedagogy, assessment, curriculum, and support teacher candidates in their development into effective secondary educators, including field supervision.

- Teach undergraduate courses and/or graduate courses in Teacher Education educators

- GC1Y (typically freshmen)/GC2Y (typically sophomore) core courses; and/or others in areas of expertise.

-Teach 12 credit hours each fall and spring semesters.

- Possibly teach courses during the summer semester

- All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike.

- 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.


Key Functions and Related Job Duties

Key Function

Faculty - Scholarship and Creative Activity

Job duties performed for the above function

- Engage in disseminating scholarly activities or research

- Engage in scholarly activities that informs classroom instruction

- The 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, or
• 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 secondary 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.

Background Check Statement

Georgia College conducts job-related background checks on final candidates in order to ensure a safe and secure work environment. All employment offers will be contingent upon the successful completion of applicable background screenings which include, but are not limited to criminal history, motor vehicle report, credit history, drug and alcohol screening.

Minimum Requirements

Proposed Minimum Experience/Education

Successful candidates are expected to have:
- Ph.D. or Ed.D in Secondary Education or Ed.D or Ph.D. in secondary content field such as Mathematics Education, English Education, Social Studies Education or Science Education or Ed.D/Ph.D in Curriculum and Instruction or Teaching and Learning with a focus in Secondary Education or one of the fields.

- Evidence of successful a minimum of 3 years teaching experience at the secondary level.

- Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 ( [faculty credentials]).

Department Required Skills

1. Collaboration and collegiality with department, college, and university faculty
2. Demonstrate an ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds.

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 inclusive education.




Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

- Online teaching experience
- Online course development experience
- Experience with edTPA

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number


Desired Start Date


Open Date


Open Until Filled


Special Instructions Summary

Priority consideration given to applications received by November 15, 2019.

Reference Letters

Accept References


Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you successfully completed 18 graduate level semester hours in the teaching discipline described in this posting?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have higher education teaching experience?
    • Yes, 1 - 2 years higher education teaching experience
    • Yes, 3 - 5 years higher education teaching experience
    • Yes, 5 or more years higher education teaching experience
    • No, I do not have higher education teaching experience
  3. * Do you have experience with edTPA?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Describe your experience with online learning, online instruction, and use of technology for teaching and learning?

(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. List of 3 References and Contact Information

Optional Documents

  1. Teaching Philosophy
Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
Institution Employment Link:
CIP Discipline Code: 
Secondary Education and Teaching
Education, General
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Vacancy Status: 

The hiring institution advertising this vacant position is responsible for the application, hiring procedures and content within this advertisement.  Please contact the institution for questions concerning this vacant position.

University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Kristopher Bolden, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator