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Assistant Professor of Reading, Literacy and Language - Tenure Track

Georgia College & State University
Milledgeville, GA
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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*Assistant Professor of Reading, Literacy and Language - Tenure Track*

Thank you for your interest in employment at our university. Georgia College is an integral part of our local and neighboring communities and we are seeking candidates who share that commitment and want to support our mission. Our university team is comprised of faculty and staff professionals who are dedicated to continuing to move Georgia College forward as a nationally preeminent public liberal arts university. Georgia College is located in Milledgeville, a charming town less than a two-hour drive from Atlanta. As you take the time to learn more about our university, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We invite you to review the current employment opportunities that are available at Georgia College.

In keeping with the University's mission, we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.

*Department Information*

To support the University's Mission: As Georgia's public liberal arts university, Georgia College offers undergraduate programs of study to talented and motivated students in a residential college setting. Georgia College also provides, at multiple locations, graduate and professional studies that support the needs of the region and create pathways to individual success and personal fulfillment. Its academically engaging, student-centered programs often take learning beyond the traditional classroom and develop the intellectual, professional, and civic skills and dispositions that enable graduates to thrive in an information-intensive and diverse global society. Through its teaching, research, and service, Georgia College enriches the lives of students and their local and global communities.

The Department of Professional Learning and Innovation has four program areas to include IT/Library Media, Educational Leadership, Reading/Literacy, and Foundations of Education.

*Job Summary*

This position will support undergraduate teacher education candidates as well as graduate students seeking MAT Certification and teachers seeking advanced knowledge and skills in Reading, Literacy, and Language.


*Faculty - Teaching/Instructing -*

Teaching Responsibilities- Regular course meetings and instruction as defined in the position description- Mentoring students- Ability to contribute to the core curriculum.

Faculty responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in Reading/Literacy, engaging in scholarly activities, and providing service to the program, department, university, profession, and community. Courses are taught both on campus and in an on-line environment and faculty are expected to regularly come to campus.

Faculty employees also contribute to the Georgia College core curriculum by teaching freshman (GC1Y) or sophomore seminar (GC2Y) courses. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.

*Faculty - Scholarship and Creative Activity -*

Faculty are expected to conduct research and develop within the profession. The following represents some research and professional development possibilities:

- Publications in refereed journals- Presentations at professional meetings

- Grant applications

- Membership and participation in professional organizations

*Faculty - Public Service - *Public Service is often a part of the service expectations and might include activities, such as the following.

- Consulting work- Service to the profession

- Membership and participation in community organizations

- Other significant services to the community

*Faculty - Service to Institution - *Service to the Institution includes:

- Committee memberships and offices

- Programs directed and advised

- Participation in special programs or projects

- Other service in the institution


*Educational Requirements*

Ph.D./Ed.D. Minimum 18 Graduate Semester hours in the academic discipline being taught. (Reading, language, literacy, or a related field).

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

*Other Required Qualifications*

Advise and supervise graduate students in Reading/Literacy coursework, collect program data in LiveText for university, state, and national compliance, and facilitate program recruitment.

*Additional Preferred Qualifications*

A minimum of 3 years of teaching within PK-12 grade settings is highly desired.

Experience and prior coursework in one or more of the following related fields is desirable: Special Education, Dyslexia/Reading Disabilities, English for Speakers of Other Languages, and/or Disciplinary Literacy.

Higher education teaching experience is desirable.

Experience with online instructional design and online teaching is preferred.

Hiring preference will be given to faculty who demonstrate an understanding of Georgia College's mission and who are enthusiastic about working closely with high-achieving students within an academic community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through learning and scholarship.

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. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Georgia College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.
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