Visiting Faculty, Science Education

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Work type: Full-time Faculty
Location: Macon, GA
Categories: Education

Position Title

Visiting Faculty of Science Education

Department

Teacher Education

Division

College of Education

Vacancy Number

F23-060

Work Location

Macon, GA

Job Type

Full-time

Job Category

Faculty

Responsibilities

The Mercer University Tift College of Education is a community with the mission to advance the study of education and prepare educators to teach, to learn, to create, to discover, to empower, and to serve, all for the betterment of a diverse and just society. In support of this mission, the Tift College is seeking a Visiting Faculty of Education with experience and credentials in some or all levels of P-12 education to teach and provide professional and university service in support of the College’s Teacher Education programs. Reporting to the Assistant Dean, the successful candidate will be housed in Macon at Mercer’s Historic Main Campus and teach in our Elementary/Special Education (P-5) and Secondary Education (6-12) Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) initial certification programs. The position is a 9-month, non-tenure track  appointment with the opportunity for summer employment. 

This is a one-year visiting appointment with the possibility of renewal.

The successful candidate must have qualifications and credentials commensurate with the rank of a Visiting Assistant Professor or higher. The successful candidate is expected to engage in teaching and service. Our B.S.Ed. program in Macon is taught in-person; however the successful candidate will be responsible for teaching in-person courses in Macon and some hybrid courses in our regional academic centers, which has courses that have in-person and online components. The successful candidate will be expected to provide service at the program and unit level. It is also expected that the successful candidate will participate in activities of programmatic development and professional development linked to instructional quality and student success as well as service to the professional and University communities. Additionally, it is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to an environment of professionalism and collaboration within the initial certification programs across our undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs and the College.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Earned doctorate in Science Education or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Evidence of at least 3 years of successful P-5 or 4-8 or 9-12 teaching experience
  • Evidence of knowledge of science curriculum across P-12 settings
  • Evidence of experiences with diverse school populations and culturally responsive curriculum and pedagogy
  • Evidence of experience developing and delivering high-quality instruction in an in-person format and a virtual or hybrid format, both synchronous and asynchronous
  • Superior interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to support a culture of collaboration, inclusion, equity, and diversity

Preferred:

  • Evidence of an area of expertise (especially, ESOL, instructional design, STEM, or mentoring early career or pre-service teachers)
  • Evidence of expertise and/or teaching across Elementary, Middle, and Secondary grades P-12 in the area of science education
Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Screening of applications begins May1, 2022, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2022. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vita; and the names and contact information of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. 

EEO Statement

AA/EEO/Veteran/Disability

Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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