Visiting Faculty, Middle Grades/Secondary Education

Macon, Georgia, United States

Job description

Department Teacher Education
Vacancy Number F19-057
Work Location Atlanta

AA/EEO Employer/Veteran/Disabled

The Tift College of Education at Mercer University invites applicants for the position of Visiting Faculty of Middle Grades/Secondary Education, a nine-month position based in Atlanta, GA to begin in August 2018. Rank to be determined. This is a one-year, visiting appointment with the possibility of extension. Primary responsibilities will include teaching in the Middle Grades and Secondary Master of Arts in Teaching programs. Additional responsibilities include teaching other graduate level courses within the College; participating on committees as assigned; engaging in scholarly research; contributing to a dynamic and growing learning community through effective collaboration with students, faculty, and staff; and modeling and encouraging students to develop the professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions of a Transforming Educator.

An earned doctorate in education or a related field from an accredited university/college (completed by August 2018) with at least three years of successful middle grades/secondary teaching experience is required. Must have evidence of effective communication, interpersonal, and technology skills. Experience working with teachers and the potential to conduct research and publish results of scholarly activities are also required.

Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following: expertise in social studies; prior experience teaching at the graduate level; excellent writing and oral communication skills; strong evidence of potential for scholarly productivity; evidence of professional service to the field; and experiences with diverse school populations.

How to apply

Interested applicants will need to complete the online application and attach a current CV, a letter of application, a teaching philosophy statement, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Unofficial transcripts may be requested from finalists as part of the recruitment process for this faculty position; finalists will need to redact any personal or private information including, but not limited to, social security number, birthdate, race, or gender, before submitting the unofficial transcripts. The successful candidate must submit official transcripts prior to employment.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For further information about this position, please contact Dr. Jeff Hall at

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
Is a criminal background check needed for this position? Yes
Is a credit check needed for this position? No
Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle? No
Job Category Faculty
Job Type Full-Time
Pay Rate Commensurate with experience
Pay Basis Monthly
Internal posting only? No
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Mercer University’s mission is to teach, to learn, to create, to discover, to inspire, to empower and to serve. Having read this, how do you see yourself fitting in and contributing to the mission?
    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. References

About Mercer Mercer University is one of America’s oldest and most distinctive institutions of higher learning, offering rigorous programs that span the undergraduate liberal arts to doctoral-level degrees. Founded by early 19th century Baptists, Mercer — while no longer formally affiliated with the Baptist denomination — remains committed to an educational environment that embraces intellectual and religious freedom while affirming values that arise from a Judeo-Christian understanding of the world.