Assistant Professor of Elementary or Early Childhood Education

Position ID: 37729
University of West Georgia
College of Education
Early Childhood through Secondary Education
Branch Campus: 
Carrollton, GA
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
Job Description: 


Assistant Professor (Elementary or Early Childhood 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.

Located 45 miles west of Atlanta, the University of West Georgia is rapidly growing, with programs at the undergraduate level through the doctorate, and a diverse faculty and student population.  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 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:

  • State or national certification/licensure in Elementary or Early Childhood Education
  • 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 Procedure/Process

Applications will be reviewed beginning January 5, 2018, 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. Rebecca Gault – Search Committee Chair

Department of Early Childhood through Secondary Education

College of Education

University of West Georgia

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 ten-month appointment. Start date for the position is August 1, 2018, pending availability of funding. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

Institution Employment Link:
Contract Period: 
10 months
CIP Discipline Code: 
Early Childhood Education and Teaching (Infant - 3rd Grade)
Elementary Education and Teaching (PreK - 5 Grade)
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Required Qualifications
3 years
Special Requirements: 
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
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
Contact hiring institution for further details.
Position Starting Date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Recruitment Data
Search Chair: 
Dr. Rebecca Gault;
Phone Number: 
(678) 839-6138
Vacancy Status: 
Annual Salary: 

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