Assistant Professor of Special Education

Position ID: 37637
Location
Institution: 
University of West Georgia
College/Div/School: 
College of Education
Department: 
Literacy & Special Education
Branch Campus: 
Carrollton, GA
Position Description
New Position?: 
Yes
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
Job Description: 

 

The Special Education program, housed within the Department of Literacy and Special Education 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 of Education offers high level technological support, mentoring for new faculty, assistance seeking research funding, and opportunities to partner with area school districts and to work with graduate students at all levels. 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 (1) developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses, with an emphasis on high quality online instruction; (2) conducting meaningful research and scholarship activities; (3) participating in broad-based university, college, and departmental committee work and professional service; (4) advising graduate students; (5) supervising students in field experiences in various school settings; and (6) working collaboratively with doctoral programs in the College of Education.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in special education or a closely related field (ABD may be considered)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in teaching children with disabilities in school settings
  • Expertise in the field of adapted curriculum or autism spectrum disorders
  • Experience with distance technology and/or online teaching in educational settings
  • Established or developing research agenda
  • Established or developing record of professional and community service
  • Interest and ability in working with graduate programs and mentoring students
  • Must be able to maintain an active career balanced across the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service

Preferred Qualifications

  • Successful experience with developing and delivering on-line instruction at the college level
  • Successful collaboration with colleagues to expand undergraduate and graduate curricula, using multiple delivery formats
  • Documented success with scholarly publications
  • Experience or willingness to serve on and/or chair doctoral dissertation committees
  • Established record of securing external funding and managing projects
  • Expertise in inclusive/collaborative settings and with learners with mild/moderate disabilities

Application Procedure/Process

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic submissions are required. Only applicants that meet the required qualifications will be considered. To apply, please submit a letter of interest addressing the qualifications cited above, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references to:

Dr. Katy Green, Search Committee Chair

Department of Literacy and Special Education

College of Education, University of West Georgia

1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, GA 30118

kbgreen@westga.edu

This is a tenure-track, nine-month appointment with the possibility for summer employment. Start date for the position is August 1, 2018, pending availability of funding. There may be an opportunity for an earlier state date. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The University of West Georgia is committed to diversity. Should you be recommended for the position, Board of Regents policy requires official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and completion of a background check.

Institution Employment Link:
Contract Period: 
10 months
CIP Discipline Code: 
Special Education and Teaching, General
Degree Levels: 
Doctorate
Other
Position Type: 
Faculty
Required Qualifications
Experience: 
3 years
Special Requirements: 
Established or developing research agenda
Minimum of 3 years of experience in teaching children with disabilities in school settings
Expertise in the field of adapted curriculum or autism spectrum disorders
Experience with distance technology and/or online teaching in educational settings
Established or developing record of professional and community service
Interest and ability in working with graduate programs and mentoring students
Must be able to maintain an active career balanced across the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service
Dates
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
Contact hiring institution for further details.
Position Starting Date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Recruitment Data
Search Chair: 
Dr. Katy Green, kbgreen@westga.edu
Phone Number: 
(678) 839-6068
Status
Vacancy Status: 
ACTIVE
Annual Salary: 
Competitive

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University System of Georgia
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The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822
E-Mail: ch@uga.edu

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