Assistant | Associate Professor of Teacher Leadership

Columbus, Georgia, United States
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Job description

The Department of Teacher Education 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 Teacher Leadership. The start date for this position is August 1, 2018.

Responsibilities include: teaching courses related to teacher leadership in online formats; advising students at the graduate level; 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 (ABD considered) in Teacher Leadership or related field from a regionally accredited institution; experience as a teacher leader (not educational leadership) in a PK-12 school setting; excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills; 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 the ability to coordinate and grow a graduate program; to bring innovative strategies to our teacher education program; and have evidence of successful teaching at the college level in both traditional and online environments.

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.

How to apply

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
  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Understanding of the Role of Teacher Leadership in Education
  • Other document 1: Recent paper or presentation
  • 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.

Ranked among the top regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report, Columbus State offers nationally distinctive programs in the arts, education, business, nursing and more. Columbus State University provides a creative, deeply personal and Academics by the numbers relevant college experience