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 individuals 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.

Literacy
Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

The Department of Learning and Teaching invites dynamic applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to join our growing Language and Literacy program. The College of Education at the University of West Georgia is doctoral granting and NCATE/CAEP accredited and 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 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 undergraduates 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 literacy or related field (ABD will be considered)
  • Minimum of three years of experience in teaching in P-12 public school settings
  • 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 online instruction
  • Working collaboratively with program colleagues to expand undergraduate and graduate curricula, using multiple delivery formats
  • Working collaboratively across disciplines at the department level
  • Working collaboratively with university/community partners
  • Serving on and/or chairing doctoral dissertations committees
  • Securing external funding and managing projects

Application Process
Applications will be reviewed beginning January 5, 2015, and will continue until position is filled. 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. John Ponder
Office of Graduate Studies
College of Education
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, Georgia 30118
jponder@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, 2015, 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 Speech-Language Pathology
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 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 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 undergraduate and graduate courses, including online 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/coecps/1456_1477.php

Required Qualifications

  • An earned graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, or Communication Sciences/Disorders, AuD in Audiology 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)
  • Possess 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 three years successful teaching, clinical experience, and/or work experience in the field of communication sciences and disorders

Application Process
Applications will be reviewed beginning January 2, 2015 and will continue until 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. Mark S. Parrish, Department Chair
Department of Clinical and Professional Studies
College of Education
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, Georgia 30118
mparrish@westga.edu

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

This is a tenure-track, nine-month position with the possibility for summer employment. Start date for the position is August 1, 2015. 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 Audiology
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 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 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 complements 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, including online 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/coecps/1456_1477.php

Required Qualifications

  • An earned graduate degree in Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, or Communication Science Disorders, AuD in Audiology 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)
  • Possess a specialization in audiology in addition to any of the following  specialty areas: voice disorders, neurogenic communication disorders, speech science, aural rehabilitation, and/or stuttering/fluency
  • A minimum of three years of successful teaching, clinical experience, and/or work in the field of communication sciences and disorders

Application Process

Applications will be reviewed beginning January 2, 2015 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, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references to:

Dr. Mark S. Parrish, Department Chair
Department of Clinical and Professional Studies
College of Education
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA 30118
mparrish@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 position with the possibility for summer employment. Start date for the position is August 1, 2015. 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.