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.


Assistant Professor or Special Education
Tenure Track
Special Education programs housed within the Department of Learning and Teaching in the College of Education at the University of West Georgia invites dynamic applicants to  join our growing 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 a variety of 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 (1) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses that include online instruction; (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 in various school settings; and (6) working collaboratively with doctoral programs in the College of Education. Additional program information is located at http://www.westga.edu/coeelce/
Required Qualifications
  • Earned doctorate in special education or a closely related field (ABD will be considered)   
  • Minimum of three years of experience in teaching children with disabilities in public school settings
  • Expertise in inclusive/collaborative settings and with learners with mild/moderate disabilities
  • Experience with technology and/or online teaching in educational settings
  • Established or developing research agenda
  • Established or developing record of service
  • Interest and ability in working with graduate programs
  • Must be able to  maintain an active career balanced across the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with delivering and developing online instruction
  • Successful collaboration with colleagues to expand undergraduate and graduate curricula, using multiple delivery formats
  • Experience or willingness to serve on and/or chair doctoral dissertation committees
  • Established record of securing external funding and managing projects

Application Process

Applications will be reviewed beginning September 15, 2015, and will continue until position is filled. Electronic submissions are required. Only applicants that meet the required qualifications will be considered. 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. Jessica Bucholz
Department of Learning and Teaching
College of Education
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, GA 30118

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, 2016, pending availability of funding. There may be an opportunity for an earlier start date. 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.