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All Valdosta State University faculty share the responsibility of teaching courses at multiple levels as needed in their respective disciplines. To carry out our comprehensive mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to successfully engage students as they launch or continue their intellectual journey. Classification Information Regular/Temp Regular Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Position Information Position Title Assistant Professor of Elementary Education (Director of Sullivan Literacy Center) Job Search Identifier Faculty Proposed Salary Commensurate on experience General Summary of Responsibilities The Department of Elementary Education seeks applicants for a tenure track faculty position. The position will serve as the director of the Sullivan Literacy Center and will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and supervising teacher candidates in Elementary Education, primarily in the areas of reading/literacy; mentoring Elementary Education candidates; conducting a research agenda that includes publications, presentations, and grant writing; and providing service to the University, College, Department, Profession, and public schools in the region. For more information on the position contact Dr. Shirley Andrews, Interim Department Head, via email ...@valdosta.edu or phone 229-###-####. Required Qualifications A doctorate from an accredited institution in early childhood education, elementary education, reading education, or a very closely related field with a concentration in reading/literacy by appointment date; at least three years of successful full-time college level teaching and supervision experience in early childhood or elementary education; a record of recent scholarship and service activities; at least three years public school teaching experience in an elementary school; experience using data-based decision making strategies, evidence of the creative use of technology in the curriculum; and experience with online programs. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as scholarship and commitment to diversity and inclusion. Preferred Qualifications At least three years of successful full-time college level teaching and supervision experience in reading/literacy education at the elementary level; five years public school experience teaching reading in an elementary school; experience with diagnostic and assessment strategies for corrective instruction for struggling elementary readers and writers; experience preparing candidates for edTPA and/or other performance-based assessments; and experience working with culturally diverse students, colleagues, public school personnel, and community members. Physical Requirements Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodation. Ability to communicate with reasonable accommodation. Position Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time, fully benefited (30+ hours) Standard Hours 40 Compliance Requirements Position Requires completion of VSU's Annual Compliance Training course (such as State Business Transactions, Drug Free Workplace, Anti-Harassment Policy, Introduction to Information Security, Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Policy, USG Ethics Policy, Conflict of Interest/ Outside Activities Policy, Leave Procedures for Faculty and Staff, Georgia Open Records Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and Contracts 101. Supervisory positions require training in FMLA and Worker's Compensation. Position Requires a Criminal Background Check. Position May Require Credit Check (if using P-Card, working with Cash, etc.). Essential Duties of the Position The duties below reflect 90% of the employee's responsibilities. There is an additional 10% reserved for professional development and any other duties that may be assigned. Job Duty Director, Sullivan Literacy Center Percentage Of Time 20 Essential Duties of the Position The duties below reflect 90% of the employee's responsibilities. There is an additional 10% reserved for professional development and any other duties that may be assigned. Job Duty Teaching Percentage Of Time 50 Essential Duties of the Position The duties below reflect 90% of the employee's responsibilities. There is an additional 10% reserved for professional development and any other duties that may be assigned. Job Duty Scholarship Percentage Of Time 10 Essential Duties of the Position The duties below reflect 90% of the employee's responsibilities. There is an additional 10% reserved for professional development and any other duties that may be assigned.