The Department of Teacher Education at Columbus State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant|Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction. This position is available August, 2018.
Responsibilities will include: teaching graduate level curriculum and instruction courses online and face-to-face/hybrid (may include on- and off-campus sites where the doctoral program is offered); advising master’s, specialist, and doctoral level students; serving on and chairing doctoral dissertation committees; developing and maintaining a line of research and publication; performing service and administrative tasks necessary to enhance program, department, college, and university goals and objectives; performing related tasks necessary to ensure excellence in educator preparation at Columbus State University; and using technology for synchronous and asynchronous instruction. 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 curriculum and instruction or related field from a regionally accredited institution; excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills; experience working in P-12 schools as a teacher or leader; experience teaching in higher education; a record of successful research and publication or strong evidence of potential; a demonstrated record of membership and participation in relevant professional organizations; a record of service and involvement in the profession; and the ability to use technology for synchronous and asynchronous instruction.
Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in online educational environments; evidence of successful teaching at the graduate and doctoral level; knowledge/experience with NCATE/CAEP accreditation; and experience mentoring and coordinating doctoral candidates and programs.
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. A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.
Required Documents to Submit with Online Application
- Unofficial Transcripts
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Other document 1 – Copy of recent paper presentation or publication
- Other Document 2 – Contact information 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 G. Burcham, Interim Associate Dean in the College of Education and Health Professions, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; Phone: 706-507-8519; or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.