Overview

The Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development in the College of Education invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, P-12. This position is located on our Armstrong campus, but may require teaching on the other campuses.

Georgia Southern University is the state’s largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students on three vibrant campusesthe Armstrong campus in Savannah, the Statesboro campus, and the Liberty campus in Hinesville. Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as working citizens.

Since 1906, the University’s hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University’s mission is the faculty’s dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

Within this setting, the College of Education ( http://coe.georgiasouthern.edu/) offers undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare students for work in public education, community agencies, and higher education. The Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development ( http://coe.georgiasouthern.edu/lthd/), one of four departments within the College of Education, includes five distinct programs – Educational Leadership, Adult Education, Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Instructional Technology. The programs in Educational Leadership, with specializations in higher education and P-12 leadership, offer graduate degrees at the master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral levels. The Educational Leadership Ed.D. program is a member of the Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate (CPED). This position is expected to contribute to the advancement of the P-12 education leadership specialization.

Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, P-12 position requires teaching, advisement, scholarly, and service responsibilities, as well as a terminal degree. The position involves collaborating with faculty across the College of Education, supervising and assisting with field experiences, and performing service to the department, college, university, and the professional community. Additional position responsibilities include the maintenance of an active research agenda involving regular publications and professional presentations. The position is an academic 10-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Educational Leadership, Educational Administration, or a closely related area, by August 1, 2019
  • Minimum of three years of administrative experience at P-12 site-level and/or district level
  • Experience working with diverse student populations
  • Experience teaching face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online courses
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, graduate students, and community stakeholders
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in program assessment and accreditation
  • Working knowledge of educational leadership standards, including Georgia-based standards
  • Experience coordinating programs through advisement, leadership in program and curriculum development, and/or program assessment currently pursued by program faculty
  • Evidence of a research agenda related to P-12 school leadership

Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2019. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; curriculum vitae; a teaching philosophy statement; a research statement; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. All application materials should be combined into a single PDF. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Juliann Sergi McBrayer, Search Co-Chair
Dr. Ellen Whitford, Search Co-Chair
Search #67667
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail: EDLD_Search20161@georgiasouthern.edu
Telephone: 912-478-5659 (McBrayer) or 912-344-2511 (Whitford)

More information about the institution is available through https://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/positions/faculty/.