Assistant/Associate Professor, Elementary Education

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

Position Title

Assistant or Associate Professor of Elementary Education


Teacher Education


College of Education

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Atlanta, GA

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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 an Assistant or Associate Professor of Elementary Education with experience and credentials in P-5 teaching to teach, engage in scholarship, 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 Atlanta at the Cecil B. Day Graduate Campus and teach in our Elementary Education Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) initial certification program. The position is a 9-month tenure-track appointment, with the opportunity for summer employment. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate must have qualifications and credentials commensurate with the rank of Assistant Professor or higher. The successful candidate is expected to engage in teaching, scholarship, and service. Our Elementary MAT program is hybrid, and the successful candidate will be responsible for teaching in-person and online courses. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in scholarship that supports their instruction and providing 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 Elementary MAT program and the College.



  • Earned doctorate in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university
  • Evidence of at least 3 years of successful P-5 teaching experience
  • Evidence of experiences with diverse school populations and culturally responsive curriculum and pedagogy
  • Evidence of experience developing and delivering high-quality instruction in a virtual or blended format, both synchronous and asynchronous
  • Evidence of, or strong potential for, scholarly productivity and a defined research agenda
  • Superior interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to support a culture of collaboration, inclusion, equity, and diversity
  • Evidence of successful university-level teaching (e.g., graduate teaching assistant, adjunct, etc.)


  • Evidence of an additional area of expertise (especially literacy and/or science)
  • Experience participating in assessment efforts and continuous improvement at the program and unit levels in either P-5 of university settings
  • Strong evidence of scholarly productivity in elementary science or literacy education, teacher education, or a related area
  • Potential to obtain federal, state and/or private grants and contracts and manage funded projects
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 November 18, 2021, 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, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses 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


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

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