Faculty Openings

Faculty Openings

The University of West Georgia General Information

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.

 

Associate Dean for Professional Programs

The University of West Georgia invites applications for the position of Associate Dean of the College of Education with a projected start date of July 1, 2015. The College is NCATE/CAEP accredited and recognized for leading innovation in the preparation of exemplary practitioners for all educational roles. The College of Education is composed of 90 full time faculty, over 3,000 students, and 60 programs (undergraduate through doctoral) within four departments, a Comprehensive Community Clinic, and STEM Education Center. Approximately 800 professional education candidates programs in the educator preparation unit each year.

The University of West Georgia is a regional, comprehensive institution of over 12,000 students, located 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.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Associate Dean for Professional Programs reports to the Dean of the College and serves as a member of the College Leadership Team. Specific duties include facilitating initiatives, policies, and procedures related to faculty development, college program development, and student welfare. The position also entails enhancement of university/school/community partnerships both locally and abroad, including collaboration across programs and the university. The position includes assisting with the work of college and professional education unit committees; providing support for the development of required institutional, state, and national reports; and, maintaining compliance with state and national standards. This is a 12-month administrative position.

Required Qualifications: Required qualifications include an earned terminal degree from an accredited institution in a program or licensure area that supports the mission of the college and university; evidence of success as a scholar; demonstrated success in working with the PK-12 community; effective experience in a higher education leadership position that includes budgetary and direct reporting responsibilities; understanding of assessment, technology tools and contemporary practices in educator preparation; ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty, and parents; professional experience in a teacher education program; and a strong professional identity with teacher preparation.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience as a Department Chair, Assistant/Associate Dean, or Director at a doctoral-granting institution; current rank of Associate Professor or Professor; and experience in a P-12 setting.

Application Process: Applications will be reviewed beginning February 23, 2015, and will continue until position is filled. Electronic submissions are required. 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 reference to:

Ms. Stephanie Siegel
College of Education, Dean's Office
1601 Maple Street
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, Georgia 30118
ssiegel@westga.edu

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

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.

Associate 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 Counselor Education programs include CACREP-accredited M.Ed. programs in school and community counseling, and Ed.S. in Professional Counseling , and an Ed.D. in Professional Counseling and Supervision. The M.Ed. in College Student Affairs adheres to the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) in Higher Education and American College Personnel Association (ACPA/NASPA) professional competence area for student affairs practitioners. 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 professional roles. The College offers high-level technological support, mentoring for new faculty, opportunities to work with graduate students at all levels, and potential for rick collaborations with school districts and other professional partners. The University of West Georgia, one of Georgia's four Regional Comprehensive, 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) direction of the Ed.D. in Professional Counseling and Supervision; (2) teaching graduate courses in Counselor Education; (3) conducting meaningful research and scholarship; (4) participating in broad-based university, college, and departmental committee work and professional service; (5) advising students; (6) supervising students in field experiences, and licenses/certified or licenses/certification eligible as a professional counselor/school counselor in Georgia. Counseling experience in school or community settings is preferred. Successful candidate must have strong identity as a counselor educator as evidenced by active participation in professional counseling organizations, demonstrated commitment to and evidence of a research and publication agenda, and knowledge of and commitment to the CACREP accreditation standards and process. Additional program information is located at the following link: http://www.westga.edu/coecps/index_160.php; http://www.westga.edu/csa/.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Counselor Education (preferably from a CACREP-accredited program)
    • Successful experience directing doctoral research, student dissertations, and teaching advanced graduate courses
    • Established research agenda
    • Prepared to teach courses in one or more of the accredited specialty areas
    • A minimum of three years of professional experience working in counseling settings
    • Strong professional identity as a Counselor Educator
  • Successful leadership experience commensurate with program coordination

Application Process: Applications will be reviewed beginning February 16, 2015, 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. Mark S. Parrish, Department Chair
Counselor Education and College Student Affairs
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, the 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 3, 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.

 

The Department of Leadership and Instruction
Assistant Professor

The Department of Leadership and Instruction seeks qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of Secondary Education - Science. 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. This is a nine month, tenure track position with a possibility of summer employment. Salary is competitive. Position begins August 3, 2015.

The successful applicant for this position will support the development of professional teachers in secondary and elementary science classrooms. The candidate will teach courses face-to-face and online, and is expected to assist in the supervision of pre-service teachers during field experience and internship in local schools. Additionally, participation in department, university, and community service is expected. Opportunities to collaborate on doctoral dissertations work across the College of Education and to teach in other areas within the Department of Leadership and Instruction may be available.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Science Education from an accredited institution by August 1, 2015 preferred. ABD will be considered
  • Demonstrated emphasis on inquiry methods of teaching
  • Expertise in current theories and practices in science education
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching, research, and service
  • Ability to teach Secondary Education undergraduate and graduate level courses in face-to-face and online environments
  • Emerging research and publication agenda in science and teacher education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Higher Education teaching experience
  • Three years teaching in grades 4 - 12
  • Familiarity with teacher certification requirements
  • Experience supervising field-based classes
  • Involvement with building partnerships

Application Process
Electronically submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and complete contact information for three references to jedelman@westga.edu. Prior to employment, official transcripts and three professional reference letters must be submitted. Review of applications begins April 1, 2015 and the position will remain open until filled. The University of West Georgia is committed to diversity. Women and minorities are invited and encouraged to apply.

Assistant Professor of Sport Management
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 approximately50 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. This candidate will join a dynamic program with 3.5 other full-time equivalent faculty in Sport Management.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Sport Management or related field from an accredited institution by August 1, 2015. ABD will be considered
  • Ability to teach  undergraduate 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 or related industry, a demonstrated research agenda, and a demonstrated innovative approach to program development/delivery. The ability to collaborate on doctoral dissertation committee work across the College of Education is desirable. Candidates with an interest in sport related business is preferred.

Application Process
Applications will be reviewed beginning April 1, 2015 and will continue until position is filled. Electronically submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, research writing sample, and complete contact information for three 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 professional letters of recommendation, and completion of a background check.

This is a nine-month appointment, and start date for the position is August 3, 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 Counselor Education and College Student Affairs - Tenure Track


Required Qualification
  • Earned doctorate in Counselor Education (preferably from a CACREP-accredited program), or a closely related field
  • Demonstrated experience working with counselor education doctoral students
  • Prepared to teach courses in Higher Education and Counseling
  • A minimum of three years of professional experience working in counseling settings
  • A demonstrated understanding of Counselor Education
  • Commitment to working collaboratively with other faculty and practitioners to incorporate the professional counseling competencies into a cohesive experience for graduate students

Application Process
Applications will be reviewed beginning March 16, 2015, and will continue until the 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 reference to:

Dr. Mark S. Parrish, Department Chair
Counselor Education and College Student Affairs
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 appointment with the possibility for summer employment. Start date for the position is August 3, 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.


Department of Leadership and Instruction, Area of Health and Physical Education
Limited Term in Teacher Education/Pedagogy

The Department of Leadership and Instruction seeks qualified candidates for the position of Limited Term Instructor in Teacher Education/Pedagogy in Health and Physical Education. The College of Education in Teacher Education/Pedagogy in Health and Physical 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 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.

Qualifications
Earned doctorate (ABD candidates considered) in health and/or physical education with pedagogy emphasis required, P-12 teaching experience preferred, background in assessment, adapted physical education, and/or technology preferred, experience with online instruction preferred, record of scholarly productivity professional involvement and service desired. Success in securing external funding and entrepreneurial endeavors a plus.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in health and physical education teacher certification program, supervise student interns, and fulfill other teaching responsibilities in the department (e.g. activity-based courses, health/wellness courses) as assigned. The successful candidate will negotiate or continue significant professional involvement and an active scholarship agenda. Participation in program development, department and campus service, and service in area P-12 schools is expected. Finalists are required to undergo background checks

Salary                                   Competitive

Application                          Send letter of application or nomination, vitae, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Brian Mosier at bmosier@westga.edu

Review of applications will begin on June 10 and continue until position is filled. Position is a nine month appointment beginning August 3, 2015.

The University of West Georgia is committed to diversity. Women and other minorities are invited and encouraged to apply.