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Assistant or Associate Professor of Education

Carson-Newman University is a Christian, liberal arts-based University built upon the Lordship of Jesus Christ as evidenced historically and revealed in the Scriptures.  

Job Title:​ Assistant or Associate Professor of Education​​​​​​​​

Department: Education Department​​​​

Reports To: ​Chair, Education Department​​​​

Location: On-site

FLSA Status: Exempt

Time Requirements:  Full-time; 40 hours per week, but hours may exceed 40 hours per week during peak times (examples include, but are not limited to, campus events and accreditation visits)​​​

Supervisory Responsibilities:  May occasionally supervise graduate assistants and/or staff assigned for particular tasks​  

Summary Description: The Assistant/Associate Professor of Education will work collaboratively to help prepare students for licensure as teachers.  The position involves teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising undergraduate and graduate students, engaging in state-level work, and a willingness to engage in scholarly research.

Essential Functions

• As an intentionally Christian academic community, Christian employees are hired to advance the mission of Carson-Newman as expressed in our strategic plan,Acorns to Oaks.

• Faculty are expected to teach 12 hours of a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses in the Teacher Education Program each semester.

• Serve as an academic advisor to students.

• Engage in scholarly and professional development activities.

• Serve as an effective member of the departmental, school, campus, and local community.

Education:  Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education, or Ed.S. with significant P-12 experience, ability to teach courses in Special Education

Experience:   Three years of teaching experience (Special Education required) in P-12 settings, Teaching experience at the college level preferred 

Required Skills: Excellent communication skills, including active listening skills; ability to manage multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously; willingness to collaborate with campus and P-12 colleagues in preparation of teacher candidates for P-12 settings

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Stand for a hour or two at a time to conduct classes

Ability to use a computer for long periods of time

General Information:  This description is designed to describe the general nature of the job and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and duties. It is the responsibility of the supervisor for this position to formally outline in writing any performance expectations including specific duties for which the employee assigned to this position will be held accountable in terms of performance evaluation.

Employee Expectations:  The University expects all employees to conduct themselves in a manner that is appropriate for a Christian institution and to be worthy examples in moral conduct and behavior for the students of the University and fellow employees.