Assistant Professor of Special Education
Assistant/Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology
Assistant Professor, Literacy
Assistant Professor of Secondary Education
Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education/Pedagogy
Assistant/Associate Professor of Media
Assistant Professor (Science Education)
Master Teacher
 

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 of 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 levels of technological support, mentoring for new faculty, assistance seeking research funding, and opportunities to work with graduate students at all levels 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/coelat/1660_3312.php.

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 November 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, Chair, Search Committee
Department of Learning and Teaching
College of Education
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, Georgia 30118
jbucholz@westga.edu

Should you be recommended for this 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 availabilty of funding. There may be an opportunity for an earlier start date. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience qualification. The University of West Georgia is committed to diversity. Women and minorities are invited and encouraged to apply.

Assistant/Associate 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 ASHS, 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 a variety of educational 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 and to partner with school districts. The College has also developed a Comprehensive Community Clinic which offers speech language pathology and audiology services to the West Georgia region. 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 school, clinical and research settings; (3) advising students; (4) participating in broad-based university, college, and departmental committee work and professional service; and (5) developing/sustaining a research agenda in a chosen specialty area with sustained scholarly productivity.
Additional program information is located at http://www.westga.edu/coecps/1456_2742.php?program_id=74.

Program 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. A doctoral degree is preferred.
  • 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, swallowing disorders, and/or stuttering /fluency.
  • A minimum of three years successful teaching, clinical experience, and/or work in the field of communication sciences and disorders is preferred.

Application Process
Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 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 a background check.

This is a tenure position with the possibility of summer employment. Start date for the position is August 1, 2016, or when the position is filled. 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.

Literacy
Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

The Department of Learning and Teaching invites dynamic applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor to join our growing programs in Language and Literacy, Early Childhood, and Special 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 a high level of 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 complimented 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 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

  • Professional English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement
  • Experience delivering and developing online instruction
  • Successful collaboration with program colleagues to expand undergraduate and graduate curricula across disciplines at the departmental level
  • Evidence of working collaboratively with university/community partners
  • Experience or a willingness o serve on and/or chair doctoral dissertation committees
  • Established record of securing external funding and managing projects

Application Process
Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 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 reference to:

Dr. John Ponder
Department of Learning and Teaching
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 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. 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 Secondary Education
Tenure Track

The Department of Leadership and Instruction invites dynamic applicants for tenure track Assistant Professor to join our growing program in Secondary 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 a high level of 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.

The University of West Georgia seeks qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of Secondary Education -Math to teach in the undergraduate UTeach and graduate MAT programs. The Secondary Education program is committed to preparing exemplary 6 - 12 teachers across a variety of content areas.

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 Math Education (ABD will be considered)
  • Minimum of three years of experience in teaching grades 6 - 12
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate commitment to teaching, research, and service
  • Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Secondary Education (Math) in both face-to-face and online environments.
  • Established or developing research and publication agenda
  • Participation in department, university and community service

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated research and outreach agenda
  • Demonstrated an innovative approach to the delivery of contemporary, online and face-to-face classroom experiences
  • Experience with EdTPA and supervision of field based experience
  • Experience or willingness to serve on and/or chair doctoral dissertation committees
  • Willingness to teach in other areas within the Department of Leadership and Instruction

Application Process
Applications will be reviewed beginning November 20, 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. Charles Eick, Chair, Search Committee
Department of Leadership and Instruction
College of Education
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, Georgia 30118
ceick@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, 2016, 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 Health and Physical Education/Pedagogy
Tenure Track

The Department of Leadership and Instruction seeks qualified candidate for the position of Assistant Professor 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 educational roles. The College offers high levels of technological support, mentoring for new faculty, assistance seeking research funding, and opportunities to work with graduate students at all levels 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: 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 Qualification

  • Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution (ABD will be considered)
  • Experience teaching P-12
  • Background in assessment, practicum-based courses
  • Skills and strategies of sports and games
  • Adapted physical education and/or technology
  • Experience with online technology using D2L or similar environment
  • Experience with EdTPA and supervision of field-based classes
  • Established or developing research agenda
  • Established or developing record of service
  • 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 November 20, 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. Jeff Johnson, Chair, Search Committee
Department of Leadership and Instructions
College of Education
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, Georgia 30118
Jeffj@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, 2016, 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/ Associate Professor in Media
Tenure Track

The Department of Educational Technology and Foundations seeks qualified candidate for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Media. 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 levels of technological support, mentoring for new faculty, assistance seeking research funding, and opportunities to work with graduate students at all levels 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.

The University of West Georgia seeks qualified candidates for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Media to teach in our online M.Ed., Ed.S. and non-degree programs in Instructional Technology and School Library Media.

Position Description
The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities including: teaching graduate courses, conducting meaningful research and scholarship, participating in broad-based university, college, and departmental committee work and professional service, advising students, and serving on doctoral committees at the college level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate with emphasis in Instructional Technology, Library and Information Science, School Library Media, Instructional Design, or closely related field (exceptional ABD candidates will be considered)
  • P-12 teaching experience OR significant work with P-12 students or teachers involving instructional technology and/or school media
  • Working knowledge of learning theories, instructional design, technology integration, distance learning, and/or library and information systems
  • Demonstrated innovative uses of technology to enhance teaching and learning
  • Willingness to take leadership roles in state, regional, national, and international professional organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to build and teach courses in hybrid and fully online environments
  • Evidence of scholarly productivity in education technology including published articles, presentations, and/or grants, OR leadership roles in P-12 school settings and a developing research/publication agenda

Position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin December 1, 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. Phyllis Snipes, Chair, Search Committee
Department of Educational Technology & Foundations
College of Education
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, Georgia 30118
psnipes@westga.edu

Should you be recommended for this 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 availabilty of funding. There may be an opportunity for an earlier start date. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience qualification. The University of West Georgia is committed to diversity. Women and minorities are invited and encouraged to apply.

The Department of Learning and Teaching invites dynamic applicants for an Assistant Professor 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/CAED accrediting 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 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 Science Education or closely related field (ABD will be considered)
  • Minimum of 3 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 on-line instruction
  • Working collaboratively with program colleagues to expand undergraduate and graduate curricula, using multiple delivery formats
  • Serving on and/or chairing doctoral dissertation committees
  • Securing external funding and managing projects

Application Process

Applications will be reviewed beginning March 15, 2016 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. Frank Stonier
Department of Learning and Teaching
College of Education
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, Georgia 30118
fstonier@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, 2016, 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.

 Master Teacher

The University of West Georgia is a doctoral granting institution, NCATE accredited, and a recognized leader in preparing exemplary practitioners for all educational roles.  One of Georgia’s four robust-tier universities, the University 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.

The UTeach West Georgia Program is a nationally recognized program to prepare top-quality STEM teachers for secondary, 6-12, classrooms. The Master Teacher is recognized for their excellent classroom teaching and leadership in professional development. The Master Teacher plays a critical role in teaching and coaching students and facilitating strong partnerships with local schools and community organizations. The Master Teacher works closely with faculty and staff in the College of Education and the College of Science and Mathematics.

Nature of Work: Master Teachers are Clinical Instructors who have strong credentials in secondary school (6-12) science or mathematicsteaching with the responsibility for teaching and supervising undergraduate and/or graduate students.

Job Expectations:

  • Teach inquiry-based certification courses with the integration of current technologies
  • Work with the Director of Field Based Preparation to establish and maintain field experience sites and to coordinate student placements in field experiences
  • Work with local area public school teachers, who act as mentors for the students, and conduct field observations of the students in elementary, middle, and high school contexts
  • Collaborate with the College of Education and the College of Science and Mathematics to ensure advisement, course content, and field experiences are consistent with    program goals
  • Mentor students
  • Support and maintain student and program evaluation efforts
  • Carry out other programmatic tasks such as recruitment, collaborate with community partners, write and/or administer grants,  and serve on related committees
Qualifications:
  • A minimum of three years, five or more preferred, successful STEM teaching experience in secondary schools (6-12) within the last three years
  • A current Teaching Certification in Secondary Education
  • A Master’s degree or higher in a STEM related field; Ed.S preferred

Period of Appointment: This is a non-tenure track, clinical instructor appointment that consists of a 9-month period

Salary: Salary and benefits are consistent with the University of West Georgia guidelines and commensurate with experience. For more information on benefits visit:  http://www.westga.edu/hrpay/index.php

How to Apply: Please send the following to Lindsey Robinson, Lindseyr@westga.edu, electronically:

1.       A letter of interest that includes a philosophy of teaching for science or mathematics
2.       A current resume or vita
3.       A ten minute video segment of current inquiry-based teaching
4.       Unofficial transcripts
5.       Contact information for three professional references who can comment on the candidate’s capacity and promise for the position

Official letters of recommendation and transcripts will be required if selected.

For highest consideration please submit by May 6, 2016, the position will be opened until filled.