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.

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 Department of Learning and Teaching
Instructor (Science Education)

The Department of Learning and Teaching invites dynamic applicants for an Instructor position to join our growing programs in Early Childhood Education. 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 undergraduate courses, participating in college and departmental committee work and professional service, and supervising students in field experiences in various school settings.

Required Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Science Education, Early Childhood/Elementary Education
  • Minimum of three years of experience in teaching in P-5 public school settings
  • Expertise in inclusive/collaborative settings
  • Experience with technology in educational settings
  • Ability to maintain an active career balanced across the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ed.S. or doctorate in Science Education, or Early Childhood/Elementary Education with an emphasis on Science Education
  • Working collaboratively with program colleagues to expand undergraduate using multiple delivery formats
  • Working collaboratively across disciplines at the department level
Application Process
Application will be reviewed beginning June 1, 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. Jill Drake
Department of Learning and Teaching
College of Education
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA 30118
jdrake@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 nine-month appointment. 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.

 

 Department of Learning and Teaching
Early Childhood Education (Mathematics Educator)
Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

The Department of Learning and Teaching invites dynamic applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to join our growing program in Early Childhood. 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 graduates 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 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.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Mathematics Education or closely related field (ABD will be considered)
  • Minimum of three years of experience in teaching in 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 dissertation committees
  • Securing external funding and managing projects
Application Process
Applications will be reviewed beginning June 1, 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 institutions attended, the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references to:

Dr. Jill Drake
Department of Learning and Teaching
College of Education
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA 30118
jdrake@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 of 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.


The Department of Educational Technology and Foundations in the College of Education invites applications for a tenure track faculty member, to begin August 3, 2015. This position will be expected to teach primarily online in our Instructional Technology and School Library Media online M.Ed., Non-Degree, and Ed.S. programs, and to engage in applied research and service activities.

The University of West Georgia is a doctoral granting and NCATE/CEAP 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. 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 an earned doctorate in Instructional Technology, Instructional Design, School Library Media, or a closely related field. Exceptional ABDs will be considered. Candidates are expected to have a working knowledge of learning theories, instructional design, technology integration, distance learning, assessment, evaluation, and qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. Of particular interest are candidates with experience and interest in simulations, virtual worlds, or game-based learning. Candidates must have the ability to teach graduate courses in Instructional Technology and School Library Media. Candidates must have a developing research/publication agenda. The successful candidate must also possess the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across varied disciplines. Candidates must be able to advise students in graduate-level research projects and take a leadership role in state, national, and international professional organizations. Candidates must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated commitment to teaching, service, and professional development. Finally, the candidate must be an established and expert online teacher and have P-12 school experience. Other preferred qualifications include successful grant funding, multilingual capabilities, and working with doctoral students on dissertations.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Application Process
Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately, and will continue until position is filled. For questions, please email Dr. Stephen Bronack, Department Chair at sbronack@westga.edu. In one email, electronically submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts of degrees completed from all post-secondary institutions attended and names and contact information for three professional references. Include "Media Search" on the subject line. Email to MaryAnn Myers at mmyers@westga.edu.


The Department of Educational Technology and Foundations in the College of Education invites applications for an Instructor position, to begin August 3, 2015. This position will coordinate our simulated teaching initiative and also will teach in introductory education courses.

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. 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 an earned master's degree - specialist degree or doctorate preferred - in Instructional Technology, Instructional Design, Media or a related educational field. Candidates are expected to have a working knowledge of learning theories, instructional design, technology integration, distance learning, assessment, evaluation, and qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. Of particular interest are candidates with experience and interest in simulations, virtual worlds, or game-based learning. The successful candidate must have the ability to teach in introductory undergraduate courses, the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the College, and the ability to manage student workers engaged in multiple, overlapping initiatives. A core responsibility of this position will be to manage technological innovations, such as classroom simulator, virtual research center, and other initiatives. The successful candidate should have online teaching and P-12 school experience.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Application Process
Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately, and will continue until position is filled. For questions, please email Dr. Stephen Bronack, Department Chair at sbronack@westga.edu. In one email, electronically submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts of degrees completed from all post-secondary institutions attended, names and contact information for three professional references. Include "Simulation Coordinator" in the subject line. Email to MaryAnn Myers at mmyers@westga.edu.

Department of Leadership and Instruction, Area of Health and Physical Education
Limited Term Instructor in Physical Education

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 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 a high level of 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 the 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 initiate 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 a background check.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Application Process
Send letter of application or nomination, vitae, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three letters of reference 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 minorities are invited and encouraged to apply.