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.

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.