Assistant Teaching Professor -Elementary Education

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS

ID: 7074109
Posted: January 14, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin Monday, January 11, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position can be directed to Dr. Anne Sylvest ( A completed application will include 1) a cover letter describing applicant strengths and qualifications for the position, 2) a CV, 3) the names and contact information of three individuals who can provide a recommendation, 4) a teaching and scholarship statement, and 5) academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable; official transcripts are necessary for hire). Application materials can be uploaded to the HR site found here:

Job Summary
The School of Education at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) invites applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor position beginning in August 2021. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing elementary education program. The Elementary Education faculty currently provide training to initial teaching licensure candidates in the areas of Elementary Education and Dual (Elementary/SPED) licensure programs as well as to graduate degree candidates in Elementary Education. We are especially interested in candidates whose training backgrounds include bridging research and practice in P-12 elementary education, literacy education, culturally inclusive education, and instructional supervision. Our faculty have established records of scholarship in the areas of children’s literacy, culturally responsive education, STEM education, and parental engagement. We aim to recruit applicants who will emphasize training licensure candidates to become technologically competent, culturally-responsive educators who have an impact on the learning of P-12 students. The School of Education’s Elementary Education programs include a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education, a Bachelor degree in Dual (Elementary/SPED) Education, and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction (Elementary Education). Program delivery includes face-to-face, online, and hybrid formats. Qualified applicants will be prepared to contribute to the teaching mission of the School of Education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The School of Education has approximately 1,000 students across six different program areas.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching and mentoring students across programs.
Supervising elementary practicum experiences and/or internships.
Demonstrating an understanding of cultural competence.
Contributing to the mission of the University and profession through service activities.
Collaborating with colleagues on program development and enhancement of pre-service teacher education programs.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Doctoral degree in Elementary Education, Curriculum and Instruction, or closely related field with a focus in elementary education (by August 2021).
Two (2) or more years of full-time teaching experience with standards-based curriculum in an elementary general education classroom.
Experience in a P-12 leadership role at the school or district level (e.g., academic coach, district curriculum lead, professional learning community leader)
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate with diverse groups of individuals in a timely manner.
Ability to work with a diverse team in diverse settings.
Experience with online learning platforms.
Experience setting clear performance expectations and provision of meaningful feedback.
Preferred Qualifications
Experience with best practices, theories, or current research on performance-based assessments of in-service or pre-service teachers.
Experience with literacy education;
Experience integrating technology in teacher education and the elementary classroom to include experience teaching in an online environment.
Evidence of creating equitable and culturally-responsive education experiences.
Current teacher certification; preferably National Board Certified in ElementaryEducation.


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