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Assistant Professor of Middle Grades Education in English/Language Arts

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
English and Literature
Assistant Professor of Middle Grades Education in English/Language Arts

Job ID: 237661
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State is located just north of Atlanta, and combines a suburban setting on two metro-Atlanta campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta. As one of Georgia's largest universities, Kennesaw State offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2) committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level. For more information, visit

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Department Information
The Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Education offers an undergraduate program in Middle Grades Education and Secondary Education as well as graduate programs (M.A.T., M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D.) in various middle and secondary area concentrations. Service courses are also offered to support secondary, elementary, and PK-12 programs. The department faculty are committed to the development of expertise in teaching and learning in collaboration with units across campus and local school districts, including professional development schools. Our programs foster the development of knowledge, skills, and dispositions required of professional learning facilitators who design and implement integrated instructional programs for learners that are developmentally and culturally responsive.

Job Summary
Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor of Middle Grades Education faculty position specializing in English/Language Arts in the Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Education (SMGE). This position begins August 1, 2022.

  • Teaching Expectations: teach primarily undergraduate courses, including possible clinical supervision, in the Middle Grades Education program; teach primarily face-to-face courses with possibility of teaching online (synchronous and/or asynchronous); carry a typical teaching load of 3/3; prepare for and effectively teach courses; use the university's learning management system for teaching; teach courses as scheduled; communicate promptly with staff regarding class scheduling, book orders, meetings, etc.; participate in program meetings and engage in curricular activities; submit course syllabi; hold office hours; work with department Chair/Program Coordinators to make timely curricular improvements/course changes; collect data as necessary via the electronic data management system.
  • Service Expectations: attend and engage in department, program, and college meetings; participate in program activities; contribute to the evaluation of program data for continuous improvement; serve on department, college, and university committees; advise and mentor students; engage in recruiting/retention activities for the department; participate in and lead course/program development and revisions; participate in professional organizations.
  • Scholarship/Research Expectations: pursue and establish a scholarly research agenda; publish work in peer-reviewed journals and other professional venues; present work and regional and national professional conferences; seek external funding through grant applications with assistance from college and university support services.
Required Qualifications
  • An earned doctorate, or its foreign equivalent, in Middle Grades Education with a concentration in English/Language Arts Education or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered; however, doctorate must be earned prior to start date.
  • Current or expired teaching license that covers middle level grade bands.
  • Minimum of 3 years middle level (Grades 4-8) teaching experience.
  • History of or a potential for scholarship/creative activities in the field of Middle Grades Education and/or English/Language Arts Education.
  • Evidence of working with culturally and ethnically diverse communities.
  • Knowledge of current trends and issues in Middle Grades Education and/or English/Language Arts Education.
  • Demonstrated commitment to facilitate successful student learning experiences and achievement through effective teaching practices, methods, and techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collegial manner with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion, and anti-racist teaching
  • Experience supporting/promoting diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice
  • Experience working with students from marginalized and/or traditionally underrepresented groups
  • History of or potential for obtaining external funding
  • College teaching experience
  • Experience implementing instructional technology into course instruction
  • Experience facilitating fully online or hybrid teaching.
  • A minimum of 18 credit of graduate level reading courses or commensurate experience
  • Familiarity with Association of Middle Level Education standards and philosophy
  • Knowledge of National Council of Teachers of English standards
  • Experience with or willingness to establish and maintain partnerships with local schools
Required Documents to Attach
  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts Due Upon Hire)
  4. Names and contact information of five references
Apply Before Date
This position is open until filled.

Contact Information
For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Dr. Brendan E. Callahan,

For more information or questions about a faculty job posting, please contact Academic Affairs at For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at 877-251-2644, or by email at

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007.

Participant ID: 61415

Background Check
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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