Faculty Openings

The University of West Georgia is a rapidly growing institution located approximately 50 minutes west of Atlanta. The University enrolls over 11,000 graduate and undergraduate students and is one of Georgia's four robust-tier institutions. It has been identified in each of the last five years as one of the Southeast's best public regional comprehensive universities.

The College of Education offers baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees across four departments and is a recognized leader in the preparation of professionals in education, counseling, and sport management. The College and constituent programs are nationally accredited, including NCATE, CACREP, and CAA.

The College of Education is currently seeking nominations and applications for tenure-track positions throughout the College from energetic inPiduals who are interested in working in a collaborative, entrepreneurial, and dynamic academic organization. Qualified candidates will have successful experience or demonstrated promise in: supervising field-based or clinical activities, conducting meaningful research and scholarship, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, guiding undergraduate and graduate student research, identifying and pursuing collaborative and entrepreneurial opportunities, developing and providing instruction through on-line or alternative methods, and developing collaborative relationships with academic and non-academic partners.


The Department of Leadership and Instruction
Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership - Tenure Track


The University of West Georgia seeks qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership. This is a nine-month, tenure track position with the possibility of additional summer employment and compensation. The starting date for employment is August 1, 2014.

The University of West Georgia is a comprehensive regional institution located 50 miles west of Atlanta. The Educational Leadership program is a dynamic graduate program focused on the development of leaders in K-12 settings in Georgia. The candidate will be required to teach on various UWG campuses with some courses meeting on Saturdays, evenings, and online. Candidates will be expected to work with the doctoral programs serviced by the College of Education and may be asked to teach in the Doctorate in School Improvement Program or in other areas as assigned by the chair.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Educational Leadership from a doctoral granting and CAEP/NCATE accredited university
  • Evidence of strong potential for teaching excellence at the graduate level
  • Evidence of strong potential to successfully pursue a professional research and publication agenda in Educational Leadership

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who have served in K-12, public school Educational Leadership positions (i.e., such as assistant principal, principal, superintendent, etc.). Preference will be given to inPiduals with teaching experience in Educational Leadership.

Application Process

Electronically submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and complete contact information for three references to: anixon@westga.edu (Dr. Andy Nixon). Prior to employment, official transcripts and three original letters of reference must be submitted. The review of applications will begin June 2, 2014, and the position will remain open until filled.

The University of West Georgia is committed to Persity. Women and minorities are invited and encouraged to apply. For more program information, refer to http://www.westga.edu/coelai.

Literacy/Early Childhood 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 Literacy 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 exemplary practitioners 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 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: 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.

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 Persity. Women and minorities are invited and encouraged to apply.



Educational Research
Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track

Area:  Research

Beginning Date:  August 1, 2014

Contract:  9 months


The Department of Educational Technology and Foundations in the College of Education invites applications for a tenure-track educational research faculty position to begin August 1, 2014, to support our online graduate degree programs throughout the College. This position will be expected to teach primarily online research and program evaluation courses for degree and non-degree students at the graduate level.

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 exemplary practitioners for all educational roles. As 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 public regional comprehensive universities.

Qualifications: Candidates must have, or be working toward, an earned doctorate in Educational Research, Program Evaluation, Educational Measurement and Assessment, or a closely related field with knowledge of quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods and program evaluation. Candidates must have the ability to teach graduate courses in quantitative research, qualitative research, mixed methods research, and program evaluation for students from various disciplines in degree and non-degree programs. Candidates must have a developing research/publication agenda and experience in program evaluation. Candidates are expected to be able to advise graduate-level students on research projects including dissertations and to take a leadership role in state, national, and international professional organizations. Candidates must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated commitment to teaching, service, and professional development. Finally, the candidate must be comfortable and willing to teach online courses. Other preferred qualifications include three or more years of experience in program evaluation, successful grant funding, experience teaching online, and an interest in working with doctoral students on dissertation research.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Application Process:  Applications will be reviewed beginning June 9, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. For questions, please e-mail Dr. Mary Alice Varga, Search Committee Chair, at maryv@westga.edu. To apply, send an email to Mary Ann Myers at mmyers@westga.edu with the subject line "Educational Research Faculty Application" and include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts of degrees completed from all post-secondary institutions attended, and names of three professional references with contact information.