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Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology/School Library Media

Area: Instructional Technology/School Library Media

Rank: Assistant Professor

Beginning Date: August 1, 2014

Contract: Nine months - Tenure Track

The Department of Educational Technology and Foundations in the College of Education invites applications for a tenure track position, to support our online graduate programs in Media, which includes concentrations in Instructional Technology and School Library Media online M.Ed, Non-Degree, and Ed.S programs.

The University of West Georgia is a doctoral granting and NCATE accredited institution, a primary provider of online higher education in the state of Georgia, and a recognized leader in preparing educators for a new world of learning. One of Georgia's four robust tier universities, the University of West Georgia is a rapidly growing institution located approximately 50 miles west of Atlanta. Our 645 acre campus offers modern, state-of-the art facilities complemented by beautiful green spaces. It ranks as one of the Southeast's best best public regional comprehensive universities.

Qualifications

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Instructional Technology, Instructional Design, School Library Media, or a closely related field. Exceptional ABD's will be considered. Candidates are expected to have a working knowledge of learning theories, instructional design, technology integration, distance learning, assessment, evaluation, and qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. Candidates must have a developing research/publication agenda. This position will be cross-appointed between the Instructional Technology and School Library Media concentrations. Candidates must be able to advise students in graduate level research projects and take an active role in state, national, and international professional organizations. Candidates must have excellent verbal skills and demonstrated commitment to teaching, service, and professional development. Finally, the candidate must have experience and expertise in online teaching. Other preferred qualifications include successful grant funding, multilingual capabilities, experience working with doctoral students on dissertations, and/or P-12 experience.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Application Process

Applications will be reviewed beginning February 15, 2014, and will continue until position is filled. For questions, please email Dr. Yun-Jo An, Search Committee Chair at yan@westga.edu.  In one email, electronically submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts of degrees completed from all post-secondary institutions attended, and names and contact information from three professional references. Please include "Media Search" on the subject line. Email to Mary Ann Myers at mmyers@westga.edu.

Should you be recommended for the position, Board of Regents policy requires official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and completion of a background check. This is a tenure track, nine-month appointment with the possibility of summer employment. Start date for the position is August 1, 2014, pending availability of funding. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The University of West Georgia is committed to diversity. Women and minorities are invited and encouraged to apply.

 

Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders - Tenure Track Position

The Department of Clinical and Professional Studies in the College of Education at the University of West Georgia invites a dynamic applicant for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to join our rapidly growing, ASHA CAA accredited Speech-Language Pathology Program. The College of Education at the University of West Georgia is doctoral granting and NCATE-accredited, a recognized leader preparing educator for a new world of  learning for all educational roles. The College offers high level technological support, mentoring for new faculty, assistance seeking research funding, and opportunities to work with graduate students at all levels and to partner with school districts. The University of West Georgia, one of Georgia's four comprehensive universities, is a rapidly growing institution located approximately 50 minutes west of Atlanta. Our 645-acre campus offers modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by beautiful green spaces. It ranks as one of the Southeast's best public regional comprehensive universities.

Position Description

The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities including: (1) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, (2) conducting meaningful research and scholarship, (3) participating in  broad-based-based college, university, and departmental committee work and professional service, (4) advising students, (5) supervising students in field experiences in various settings including clinics, schools, and agencies, (6) traveling to off-campus sites for teaching, supervision, research, and collaboration, (7) assisting in the development and implementation of research and service activities in the comprehensive community-based clinic, and (8) serving on doctoral committees at the college level. Additional program information is located at: http:www.westa.edu/coecsi/index_159.php

Required Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, or Communication Sciences/Disorders, or a related field (e.g. special education, rehabilitation, public health, educational psychology, etc.) from an accredited institution
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP or CCC-A)
  • A specialization in at least one of the following specialty areas: audiology, voice disorders, neurogenic, communication disorders, speech science, aural rehabilitation, and/or stuttering/fluency
  • A minimum of 3 years successful teaching, clinical experience, and/or work in the filed of communication sciences and disorders
  • ABD applicants will be considered, but dissertation defense should be completed by start date

Preferred Qualifications
Commitment to or experience with
  • Working collaboratively with program colleagues to expand undergraduates and graduate curricula, using multiple delivery formats
  • Working collaboratively across disciplines at the department level
  • Serving on and/or chairing doctoral dissertation committees
  • Securing external funding and managing projects

Application Process
Application will be reviewed beginning immediately, and will continue until position is filled. Electronic submissions are encouraged. Submit a letter addressing the qualifications cited above, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least five professional references to:

Dr. Lama K. Farran, Search Committee Chair
Department of Clinical & Professional Studies
College of Education
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, Georgia 30118
lfarran@westga.edu

Should you be recommended for the position, Board of Regents policy requires official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and completion of a background check.

This is a tenure-track, nine-month appointment with the possibility for summer employment. Start date for the position is August 1, 2014, pending availability of funding. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The University of West Georgia is committed to diversity. Women and minorities are invited and encouraged to apply.

Special Education, Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
The Department of Learning and Teaching invites dynamic applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to join our growing programs in Special Education and Early Childhood Education. The College of Education at the University of West Georgia is doctoral granting and NCATE accredited a recognized leader in preparing educators for a new world of learning for all educational roles. The College offers high level technological support, mentoring of new faculty, assistance seeking research funding, and opportunities to work with graduate students at all levels and to partner with school districts. The University of West Georgia, one of Georgia's four comprehensive universities, is a rapidly growing institution located approximately 50 minutes west of Atlanta. Our 645-acre campus offers modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by beautiful green spaces. It ranks as one of the Southeast's best public regional comprehensive universities.

Position Description
the successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities including: teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, conducting meaningful research and scholarship, participating in broad-based university, college, and departmental committee work and professional service, advising students, supervising students in field experiences in various school settings, and serving on doctoral committees at the college level. 

Required Qualifications
  • Earned doctorate in special education or elementary education (ABD will be considered)
  • Expertise in inclusive/collaborative settings
  • Experience with technology and/or online teaching in educational settings
  • Ability to maintain an active career balanced across the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service

Preferred Qualifications
Commitment to or experience with:
  • Delivering and developing on-line instruction
  • Working collaboratively with program colleagues to expand undergraduate and graduate curricula, using multiple delivery formats
  • Working collaboratively across disciplines at the department level
  • Serving on and/or chairing  doctoral dissertation committees
  • Securing external funding and managing projects
  • Experience in teaching and/or working in public school setting

Application Process
Applications will be reviewed beginning February 15, 2014, and will continue until position. Electronic submissions are encouraged. Submit a letter addressing the qualifications cited above, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references to:

Dr. Kimberly Griffith, Search Committee Chair
Department of Learning and Teaching
College of Education
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, Georgia 30118
kgriffit@westga.edu

Should you be recommended for this position, Board of Regents policy requires official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and completion of a background check.

This is a tenure-track, nine-month appointment with the possibility for summer employment. Start date for the position is August 1, 2014, pending availability of funding. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The University of West Georgia is committed to diversity. Women and minorities are invited and encouraged to apply.



Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and College Student Affairs - Tenure Track
The Area of Counselor Education and College Student Affairs in the Department of Clinical and Professional Studies in the College of Education at the University of West Georgia invites dynamic applicants to join our rapidly growing Counselor Education and College Student Affairs Programs. The College Student Affairs program is a M.Ed that adheres to the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) in Higher Education and American College Personnel Association (ACPA/NASPA) professional competency areas for student affairs practitioners. The Counselor Education program is a CACREP-accredited M.Ed. in Professional Counseling (School and Community), an Ed.S. in Professional Counseling, and an Ed.D. in Professional Counseling and Supervision. The College of Education at the University of West Georgia is doctoral granting and NCATE-accredited, a recognized leader in preparing exemplary practitioners for all educational roles. The College offers high level technological support, mentoring for new faculty, and opportunities to work with graduate students at all levels and to partner with school districts. The University of West Georgia, one of Georgia's four Regional Comprehensive universities, is a rapidly growing institution located approximately 50 minutes west of Atlanta. Our 645-acre campus offers modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by beautiful green spaces. It ranks as one of the Southeast's best public regional comprehensive universities.

Position Description
The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities including (1) teaching graduate courses in BOTH College Student Affairs and Counseling; (2) conducting meaningful research and scholarship; (3) participating in broad-based university, college, and departmental committee work and professional service; (4)  advising students; (5) supervising students in field experiences; and (6) working collaboratively with doctoral programs in the College of Education. Additional program information is located at the following links:

http://www.westga.edu/coecps/index_160.php
http://www.westga.edu/csa/

Required Qualifications
  • Earned doctorate in Higher Education Administration, College Student Affairs or Counseling (preferably from a CACREP-accredited program), or a closely-related field
  • Ability to teach College Student Affairs courses
  • Prepared top teach courses in Higher Education and Counseling
  • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience working in Student Affairs in a Higher Education setting
  • A demonstrated understanding of College Student Affairs and awareness of current significant issues in Higher Education and/or Counseling
  • Commitment to working collaboratively with other faculty and practitioners to incorporate the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies into a cohesive experience for graduate students
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience
  • A record of active participation in professional organizations
  • Demonstrated commitment to, and evidence of, an established or emerging research and publication agenda
  • Experience with technology and/or online teaching in educational settings

Application Process
Applications will be reviewed beginning March 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic submissions are encouraged. Submit a letter addressing the qualifications cited above, resume or curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references to:

Dr. Matt Varga
Counselor Education and College Student Affairs
Department of Clinical and Professional Studies
College of Education
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, Georgia 30118
mvarga@westga.edu

Should you be recommended for the position, Board of Regents policy requires official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and completion of a background check.

This is a tenure-track, nine-month appointment with the possibility for summer employment. Start date for the position is August 1, 2014, pending availability of funding. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The University of West Georgia is committed to diversity. Women and minorities are invited and encouraged to apply.


Instructor of Counselor Education
Limited Term, Non-Tenure Track

The Department of Clinical and Professional Studies in the College of Education at the University of West Georgia invites dynamic applicants to join our rapidly growing, CACREP-accredited Counselor Education Program with an M.Ed in Professional Counseling (School, Community, and College Student Affairs), an Ed.S in Professional Counseling, and an Ed.D in Counseling and Supervision. The College of Education at the University of West Georgia is doctoral granting and NCATE-accredited, a recognized leader in preparing exemplary practitioners for all educational roles. The College offers high level technological support, mentoring for new faculty, and opportunities to work with graduate students at all levels and to partner with school districts. The University of West Georgia, one of Georgia's four robust-tier universities, is a  rapidly growing institution located approximately 50 minutes west of Atlanta. Our 645-acre campus offers modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by beautiful green spaces. It ranks as one of the Southeast's best public regional comprehensive universities.

Position Description

The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities including (1) teaching graduate courses, including on-line instruction; (2) supervising students in field experiences in various school or community settings; (3) advising students; and (4) participating in broad-based university, college and departmental committee work and professional service. Additional program information is located at http://www.westga.edu/coecsi/index_160.php.

Required Qualifications

  • A doctorate in Counseling or Counselor Education (preferable from a CACREP-accredited program)
  • Licensed/certified or license eligible as a professional counselor or professional school counselor in Georgia
  • A minimum of 3 years counseling experience  in school or community settings
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience
  • Active research agenda preferred

Application Process

Applications will be reviewed beginning April 1, 2014, and will continue until position is filled. Electronic submission are encouraged. Submit a letter addressing the qualifications cited above, resume or curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended, and the names, address, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references to:

Dr. Mark Parrish, Department Chair, Interim
Department of Clinical and Professional Studies
College of Education
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA 30119
mparrish@westga.edu

Should you be recommended for the position, Board of Regents policy required official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and completion of a background check.

The is a temporary, non-tenure track, nine-month appointment with the possibility of summer employment. State date for the position is August 1, 2014. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The University of West Georgia is committed to diversity. Women and minority are invited and encouraged to apply.
  

 Assistant Professor of Sport Manangement

Tenure Track

The Department of Leadership and Instruction seeks qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of Sport Management. The College of Education at the University of West Georgia is doctoral granting and NCATE accredited, a recognized leader in preparing exemplary practitioners for a variety of roles. The College offers high level technological support, mentoring for new faculty, assistance seeking research funding, and opportunities to work with graduate students at all levels. The University of West Georgia, one of Georgia's four robust-tier universities, is a rapidly growing institution located approximately 50 minutes west of Atlanta. Our 645-acre campus offers modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by beautiful green spaces. It ranks as one of the Southeast's best public regional comprehensive universities.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Sport Management or related field from a regionally accredited institution by August 1, 2014
  • Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Sport Management in both face-to-face and online environments
  • Established or developing research agenda
  • Established or developing record of service

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with higher education teaching experience, practical experience in the sport industry, a demonstrated research agenda, demonstrated an innovative approach to program development/delivery and who demonstrates the ability to deliver contemporary, online classroom experiences. The ability to collaborate on doctoral dissertation committee work across the College of Education program is desirable.

Application Process

Applications will be reviewed beginning May 15, 2014, and will continue until position is filled. Electronically submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and complete contact information for three professional references to:

Dr. Markesha Henderson, Search Committee Chair
mhenders@westga.edu

Should you be recommended for the position, Board of Regents policy requires official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and completion of a background check.

This is a nine-month appointment, and start date for this position is August 1, 2014, pending availability of funding. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The University of West Georgia is committed to diversity. Women and minorities are invited and encouraged to apply.