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Clinical Instructor of Birth-Kindergarten Teacher Education
Georgia Southern University

Date Posted Dec. 16, 2019
Title Clinical Instructor of Birth-Kindergarten Teacher Education
University Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA, United States
Department Behavioral & Social Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2020
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Childhood/Youth Education

Clinical Instructor of Birth-Kindergarten Teacher Education — Search #67738
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences / School of Human Ecology

The School of Human Ecology in the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences invites applications and nominations for the position of Clinical Instructor of Birth-Kindergarten Teacher Education. The home campus for this position will be the Armstrong campus in Savannah, Georgia. Some travel to the Statesboro or Liberty campuses may be required.

Georgia Southern University is a distinctive combination of Southern charm and uncompromising academics. We are a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution serving about 26,500 students through nine colleges on three beautiful oak-lined campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Throughout its degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern cultivates community collaboration, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities.

Georgia Southern University was founded in 1906 as a school for teaching modern agricultural production techniques and homemaking skills to rural school children. Its Savannah campus was established in 1935 as Armstrong Junior College for local youth who could not afford to attend college away from home. The Liberty Center in Hinesville was established in 1998 to serve the military and their families at nearby Fort Stewart, the largest military base east of the Mississippi. All three locations came together in 2018 when Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University consolidated. The "new" Georgia Southern University preserves a passion for serving its neighbors while preparing students for lifelong service as scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities.

Within this setting is the multi-disciplinary School of Human Ecology, which is a dynamic and growth- oriented applied research and creative activity unit of over 20 faculty and staff serving over 800 undergraduate majors. In addition, the School houses an undergraduate research program, hosts a yearly early childhood conference, and supports the NAEYC accredited and 3 Star Quality Rated Child Development Center serving 64 infants, toddlers and preschool age children. The School offers programs in Child and Family Development, Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design, Interior Design, and Recreation. The Child and Family Development program currently offers three concentration areas: Child Development, Child Life, and Family Services. In collaboration with the College of Education, two additional concentrations will begin in the Fall 2020 academic year: Birth-Kindergarten Teacher Education, Certification and Birth-Kindergarten Teacher Education, Non-Certification. With a strong social justice lens, the goal of the Birth-Kindergarten program is to prepare students to work professionally with children and their families in a variety of settings. The program takes a holistic approach to addressing the diverse needs of children and families to ensure high quality, inclusive and equitable classroom experiences for each and every child and family. The program is accredited by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

Believing that diversity contributes to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty to support, promote and serve a diverse student body ( Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the college's diversity and inclusion efforts, and who bring to our campuses varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Position Description Reporting to the Chair of the School of Human Ecology, the Clinical Instructor position requires teaching and service responsibilities. The position is a 9-month, non-tenure track appointment and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Summer teaching may be available. The successful candidate will be qualified to teach courses in Birth-Kindergarten Teacher Education program; supervise students in their field placements and practicum sites; and provide service to the profession, University, and community.

Required Qualifications:
  • Earned master's degree in child development, early childhood education, special education, or a closely related field, by August 1, 2020 with at least 18 graduate semester hours in child development or early childhood education
  • Experience in the supervision of student teachers, practicum students, and/or mentorship role of novice teachers
  • Willingness and ability to support the program's social justice lens
  • Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives
  • Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience teaching undergraduate courses in face-to-face, online, or hybrid learning environments
  • Experience teaching in early childhood (0-5 years) educational settings or working with children who have special needs
  • Experience with school-university-community partnerships
  • Involvement in professional organizations
  • Experience working with diverse student populations
  • Eligibility for Georgia teaching license
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in using technology in instruction
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills
  • Knowledge of and experience with edTPA
  • Ability to contribute to a positive work environment

Screening of applications begins January 20, 2020, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2020. A complete application consists of:

  • A letter addressing each of the required and preferred qualifications listed above – this letter should specify your work toward promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity in your past work and your work in this position if you were to be hired
  • A current and complete curriculum vitae
  • Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references
  • Unofficial copies of all graduate transcripts
  • Other documentation may be requested

Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Dina Walker-DeVose and Dr. Allison F. Jackson, Search Co-Chairs
Search #67738
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail:
Phone: (912) 478-3712

More information about the institution is available through or the School of Human Ecology. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.


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