Limited Term Instructor in Early Childhood through Secondary Education

Position ID: 45289
University of West Georgia
College of Education
Early Childhood through Secondary Education
Branch Campus: 
Carrollton, GA
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Limited-Term Instructor
Job Description: 

Limited-Term Instructor

(Elementary or Early Childhood Education)

The Department of Early Childhood through Secondary Education invites dynamic applicants for an Instructor position to join our growing programs in Elementary 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 Masters in Early Childhood or Elementary Education or closely related field
  • 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:

  • Specialist or Doctorate Degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education or closely related field
  • 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
  • Securing external funding and managing projects

Application Procedure

Applications will be reviewed when received 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. Jennifer Edelman – Department Chair

Department of Early Childhood through Secondary Education

College of Education

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, GA 30118


This is a ten-month appointment. Start date for the position is August 1, 2020, pending availability of funding. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia’s affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.

Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

UWG is a qualifying employer under the Department of Education Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). This program provides student loan repayment and forgiveness for qualifying loans for eligible full-time employees. See for more information.

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
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Recruitment Data
Search Chair: 
Dr. Jennifer Edelman
Vacancy Status: 

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University System of Georgia
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The University of Georgia
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Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Kristopher Bolden, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator