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Assistant Professor of Educational Research #67130

Position Deleted on 11/11/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Statesboro, GA
Faculty - Education - Other Education (study of)
Full Time
The Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading in the College of Education invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Educational Research. Georgia Southern University (, a member institution of the University System of Georgia and a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, is one of Georgia's premier universities. A residential university serving more than 20,500 students, Georgia Southern is recognized for providing all of the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college. Founded in 1906, the University offers more than 100 campus-based and online degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels through eight colleges. The more than 900 acre park-like campus is located in Statesboro, a classic Main Street community near historic Savannah and Hilton Head Island.

Within this setting, the Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading, one of three departments within the College of Education, includes 25 faculty members in five areas: educational foundations, educational psychology, curriculum theory and development, reading education, and educational research. The Department offers undergraduate and graduate level courses and three graduate programs including a master's and an Ed.S. degree in reading education and a doctoral degree program in curriculum studies. The current five full-time educational research faculty members provide comprehensive support for graduate programs in the college. An additional full-time educational research faculty member is needed to support the college's graduate programs. The individual hired in this faculty position is expected to contribute to the college's goal of continued excellence and innovation in teaching, scholarship, and outreach.

Position Description. Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading, the Assistant Professor of Educational Research will teach graduate courses in introductory and advanced research methods. The majority of educational research courses are taught online with limited opportunities for face-to-face instruction. This individual is expected to supervise graduate student research as a member of Ed.S. and Ed.D. committees, engage in productive scholarship in the discipline, and provide service at all levels of the university and to the profession. The position requires a terminal degree; teaching, research, and service; and is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment with a salary that is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
  • An earned doctorate in Educational Research or closely related area by August 1, 2014.
  • Coursework in and experience with both quantitative and qualitative research
  • Willingness to teach online courses
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring graduate student research
  • Commitment to using technology in teaching and scholarship
  • Evidence of an emerging research agenda
  • Potential for securing extramural funding for research and/or training
  • Ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the department, college, and University
  • Effective communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Teaching experience (full- or part-time) in higher education
  • Experience with online learning as instructor or student
Screening of applications begins October 15, 2013 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2014. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; copies of graduate transcripts; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Electronic applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Cordelia Zinskie and Dr. Amelia Davis, Search Co-Chairs, Search 67130
Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-478-1438 (Zinskie) or 912-478-0201 (Davis)

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