Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership - Tenure Track
Assistant Professor of College Student Affairs and Counselor Education - Tenure Track
Assistant Professor of College Student Affairs and Counselor Education - Tenure Track
Assistant Professor of Elementary or Early Childhood Education
Assistant Professor of Secondary Science Education
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education
Assistant Professor of Sport Management - Tenure Track - Multiple 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 of Educational Leadership - Tenure Track

The Department of Leadership, Research, and School Improvement in the College of Education at the University of West Georgia invites dynamic applicants to join our growing, Educational Leadership/School Improvement Programs. The College of Education at the University of West Georgia is doctoral granting and NCATE-accredited, and 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 and to partner with school districts. The University of West Georgia, one of Georgia’s four robust-tier universities, is a 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 graduate courses in Educational Leadership and School Improvement; including online instruction; (2) coaching and mentoring candidates in school settings; (3) advising students; (4) serving on doctoral dissertation committees; (5) participating in broad-based university, college, and departmental committee work and professional service; and (6) developing/sustaining a research agenda in a chosen specialty area with sustained scholarly productivity.  Additional program information is located at https://www.westga.edu/academics/education/lrsi/index.php

Required Qualifications
An earned terminal degree in Educational Leadership from an accredited institution.
A minimum of five years' experience as a practicing educational leader, serving as a principal, assistant superintendent, or superintendent
 
Application Process
Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2016, 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:

Andy Nixon, Department Chair
Department of Leadership, Research, and School Improvement
College of Education
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA 30118
anixon@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 for summer employment. Start date for the position is January 9, 2017, or when 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.
 
Assistant Professor of College Student Affairs and Counselor Education - Tenure Track
 
The Area of Counselor Education and College Student Affairs in the Department of Communication Sciences and Professional Counseling 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 College Student Affairs program is a M.Ed. that adheres to the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) in Higher Education and American College Personnel Association (ACPA/NASPA) professional competency areas for student affairs practitioners.  The Counselor Education program is a CACREP-accredited M.Ed. in Professional Counseling (School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling), an Ed.S. in Professional Counseling, and an Ed.D. in Professional Counseling and Supervision.  The College of Education at the University of West Georgia is doctoral granting and CAEP/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 Regional Comprehensive 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 graduate courses in BOTH College Student Affairs and Counseling; (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; and (6) working collaboratively with doctoral programs in the College of Education.  Additional program information is located at the following links:
 
Required Qualifications
•    Earned doctorate in Higher Education Administration, College Student Affairs, Counseling (preferably from a CACREP-accredited program), or a closely-related field
•    Ability to teach College Student Affairs or Higher Education Administration courses
•    Prepared to teach courses in Higher Education and Counseling
•    A minimum of 5 years of professional experience working in Student Affairs in Higher Education settings
•    A demonstrated understanding of College Student Affairs and awareness of current significant issues in Higher Education Administration and/or Counseling.
•    Commitment to working collaboratively with other faculty and practitioners to incorporate the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies into a cohesive experience for
graduate students      
•    Evidence of successful teaching experience and/or online teaching experience
•    A record of active participation in professional organizations
•    Demonstrated commitment to, and evidence of, an established or emerging research and publication agenda
•    Experience with technology and/or online teaching in educational settings

Application Process
Applications will be reviewed beginning January 1, 2017, 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. Matt Varga
Counselor Education and College Student Affairs
Department of Communication Sciences and Professional Counseling
College of Education
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA 30118
mvarga@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, 2017, 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

The Area of Counselor Education and College Student Affairs in the Department of Communication Sciences and Professional Counseling 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 program is a CACREP-accredited M.Ed. in Professional Counseling (School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling), an Ed.S. in Professional Counseling, and an Ed.D. in Professional Counseling and Supervision.  The College Student Affairs program is a M.Ed. that adheres to the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) in Higher Education and American College Personnel Association (ACPA/NASPA) professional competency areas for student affairs practitioners.  The College of Education at the University of West Georgia is doctoral granting and CAEP/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 Regional Comprehensive 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 graduate courses in BOTH Counselor Education and College Student Affairs; (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; and (6) working collaboratively with doctoral programs in the College of Education. An earned doctorate in counseling or counselor education is required (ABD considered), preferably from a CACREP accredited program. The candidate must be licensed/certified or license/certification eligible as a professional counselor/school counselor in Georgia. Counseling experience in school or community settings is preferred. Candidates must have strong identities as counselors and counselor educators 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. Desirable candidates will demonstrate excellence in teaching a broad range of graduate level counseling courses. The desirable candidate will have successful counseling experience in agencies or schools, conducting meaningful research and scholarship, teaching graduate courses, guiding graduate student research, serving on doctoral committees, 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. Additional program information is located at the following links:
 
 
Required Qualifications
•    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 3 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
•    Demonstrated understanding of assessment of student learning outcomes

Application Process
Applications will be reviewed beginning January 1, 2017, 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. Matt Varga
Counselor Education and College Student Affairs
Department of Communication Sciences and Professional Counseling
College of Education
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA 30118
mvarga@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, 2017, 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 Elementary or Early Childhood Education
 
Department of Early Childhood through Secondary Education 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/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 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 Early Childhood or Elementary Education or closely related field (ABD will be considered)
•    Minimum of 3 years of experience in teaching in a K - 8 school setting
•    Expertise in inclusive/collaborative settings
•    Experience with technology and 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
•    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
•    State or national certification/licensure in Elementary or Early Childhood Education
•    Teaching diverse student populations including ELL and at-risk students
•    Preparing teacher candidates for teacher certification exams (edTPA)

Application Process
Applications will be reviewed beginning January 15, 2017, 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:

Ms. Lyn Steed
Department of Early Childhood through Secondary Education
College of Education
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA 30118
lsteed@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, 2017, 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 Science Education

The Department of Early Childhood through Secondary Education 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/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 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 a 6 - 12 school setting
•    Expertise in inclusive/collaborative settings
•    Experience with technology and 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:
•    State or national educator certification/licensure in a science field
•    Teaching diverse student populations including ELL and at-risk students
•    Preparing teacher candidate for teacher certification exams (edTPA)
•    Delivering and developing on-line 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 January 15, 2017, 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. Judy Butler
Department of Early Childhood through Secondary Education
College of Education
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA 30118
jbutler@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, 2017, 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 Mathematics Education

The Department of Early Childhood through Secondary Education 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/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 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 3 years of experience in teaching mathematics in a K - 8 school setting
•    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:
•    Teaching elementary or middle school science or STEM education courses
•    Delivering and developing on-line 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 January 15, 2017, 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 Early Childhood through Secondary Education
College of Education
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA 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, 2017, 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 Sport Management - Tenure Track - Multiple Openings

The Department of Sport Management, Wellness, and Physical Education seeks qualified candidates for multiple Assistant Professor of Sport Management positions. The College of Education is SACS accredited and 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, a Doctoral Research University, is a rapidly growing institution located approximately 50 minutes west of Atlanta. We are the seventh largest public university in the state with students from 44 states and 75 countries. Our 645-acre campus offers modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by beautiful green spaces. The University System of Georgia named UWG its Institution of the Year and President Kyle Marrero its President of the Year in 2016. We pride ourselves in being the best place to work, learn, and succeed.

Position Responsibilities:
•    Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in Sport Management in both face-to-face and online environments, scholarly activity, and service to the Department, College, University, and community.

Required Qualifications:
•    Earned doctorate in Sport Management or related field from a regionally accredited institution by August 1, 2016
•    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 in sport management, practical experience in sport or a related industry, a demonstrated research agenda, and who can demonstrate the ability to deliver contemporary, online classroom experiences.

Application Process:
Applications will be reviewed beginning January 4, 2017 and will continue until position is filled. Electronically submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, research writing sample, and complete contact information for three professional references to:

Dr. Markesha Henderson, Search Committee Chair
mhenderson@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, and start date for the positions is August 1, 2017, 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.