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Assistant Professor - Teacher Education

Austin Peay State University
Job Location:
Clarksville, Tennessee
Teacher Education
Position Summary

Austin Peay State University is seeking a candidate with a focus in Assessment Instruction for a tenure-track position. The teaching assignment will include general method and assessment courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and supervision of clinical teachers. Faculty members will advise pre-service teacher candidates who are seeking a professional teaching license, and conduct relevant research. Expectations to deliver instruction in a variety of modalities, including online and on ground. Position to begin August, 2022.  

The College of Education at Austin Peay State University provides teacher training in an environment that provides opportunities for students and faculty to work and learn together. Small classes provide opportunities for students and faculty to establish relationships that will last throughout a student's academic career. Teaching, advising, and research are valued skills and weighed appropriately during the selection process.

The mission of the Eriksson College of Education at Austin Peay State University is to prepare educators who are ethical, engaged, and effective leaders. We do so by modeling reflective practice and connecting theory to student-centered learning. We leverage the strengths of our community to foster continuous improvement to reimagine how schools can work.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to:
  • Teach general method and assessment courses at the undergraduate and graduate level;
  • Work with the College of Education Office of Assessment to assist with all assessment needs. 
  • Supervise and prepare pre-service teachers for successful edTPA completion; 
  • Advise pre-service teacher candidates who are seeking a professional teaching license;
  • Conduct relevant research in professional field of study; 
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to support the mission and vision of the college and university;
  • Adapt innovative teaching methods to support student success.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Demonstrate willingness and ability to work effectively with colleagues to support the mission of the University, College and Department. 
  • Be willing to teach at times, places, and modalities necessary to meet student needs. 
  • Be willing to adopt innovative teaching methods and delivery as appropriate. 
  • Possess the knowledge, talents, and skills in the discipline to promote effective teaching. 
  • Demonstrate respect for the diverse learning needs of students. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop and implement curriculum objectives and content for courses offered and taught in one's curriculum area. 
  • Demand and maintain high standards and expectations for all students. 
  • Implement teaching activities and a diversity of teaching techniques, procedures, and resources including application of technology. 
  • Develop and implement evaluation and assessment techniques that are appropriate for each course. 
  • Be available, knowledgeable, and demonstrate proficiency in the practice of academic advisement of students. 
  • Serve effectively on committees and other appropriate functions that assist in University governance.
Required Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will demonstrate:
  • An earned Doctorate in Middle/Secondary Education, Assessment, Curriculum and Instruction, or closely related field; 
  • ABD will be considered if all degree requirements and qualifications are met, including successful defense of dissertation, by date of hire (August 1, 2022);
  • A minimum of three years of successful teaching at the K-12 level at an accredited school district in the United States; 
  • Commitment to scholarly activity, scholarly publications, and conference presentations; 
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching, potential for scholarly research, achievement in professional endeavor, interpersonal skills, sensitivity to diversity, and ability to relate to local constituencies; 
  • A background search will be required of the successful candidate.
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