ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (TENURE TRACK)
The Department of Teacher Education at Berry College invites applications for a tenure-track position with expertise in Elementary Education. The Department seeks a faculty member with significant experience with teacher education programs and an established scholarship record, who can mentor and supervise undergraduates in research. Applicants with backgrounds in special education are encouraged to apply and assist in the possible development of a program in that area.
Members of the Teacher Education faculty strive to be superior teachers and mentors inside and outside of the classroom. Students' course work and field placements are personalized to the student experience and include numerous opportunities for travel and study abroad. The ideal candidate will contribute to the vitality of the campus and local community by engaging with on-and off-campus school partners on a regular basis with students in a community-based learning model.
Field placements and student teaching opportunities are augmented by two on-campus laboratory schools?a child development center (3-4 yr olds) and an elementary and middle school (K-8); Berry College also partners with Rome City Schools and the South Rome Alliance to operate an early learning center in South Rome (3 yr olds). Teacher Education has a long history of service and community outreach, with Berry students collectively contributing over 50,000 hours of service to local schools every year. Teacher Education has existing, collaborative agreements with most P-12 schools in the region.
Primary teaching responsibilities include courses in the core Elementary Education sequence (Preschool Methods, Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Mgt, etc) and supervision of student teachers. We seek applicants who will contribute to Berry's culture of diversity and belonging.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Elementary Education by August 2024; candidates who are currently ABD should earn their degree by the date of employment. Additionally, candidates should have 3 years of P-12 classroom teaching experience.
ABOUT BERRY COLLEGE
Berry is a selective independent college of 2,200 students located adjacent to Rome, GA, midway between Atlanta, GA, and Chattanooga, TN. Berry's educational approach deliberately unites challenging academic programs with practical work experience in a residential campus community that encourages faith and emphasizes caring for the needs of others above self. This commitment to an "education of the head, heart and hands" remains as relevant today as when our founder instilled this ethic more than a century ago. Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry offers first-rate undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and human sciences, as well as undergraduate and master's level opportunities in business and teacher education. The College's stunning 27,000-acre campus affords opportunities that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Berry's ongoing commitment is to provide exceptional educational experiences to talented students from a wide range of social, racial, and economic backgrounds.
Berry College is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse faculty and staff. An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation. Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including those seeking employment at Berry College. Inquiries about interview or workplace accommodations are welcomed and can be directed to Wayne Phipps, Director of Human Resources, at (706) 290-2698.
Applicants should submit a letter of application describing their interest in this position; their commitment to the Berry mission and to inclusive teaching and learning; a curriculum vitae; a teaching statement that should articulate the candidate's teaching approach, experience, and goals; a statement of research plans; unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and names and contact information of three references.
Review of applications will begin October 1st and continue until the position is filled. Specific questions about the position may be sent directly to the chair of the search committee Dr. Chang Pu at email@example.com.