Assistant Professor of Culture & Literacy Education

Position ID: 37975
Location
Institution: 
University of West Georgia
College/Div/School: 
College of Education
Department: 
Literacy & Special Education
Position Description
New Position?: 
Yes
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
Job Description: 

 

Culture and Literacy Education

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

The Department of Literacy and Special Education in conjunction the Department of Early Childhood Through Secondary Education invites dynamic applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to join our growing programs in Language and Literacy, Early Childhood, Secondary 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 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 literacy education or related field (ABD will be considered)
  • Minimum of 3 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
  • Teaching diverse student populations including ELL and at-risk students
  • Preparing teacher candidate for teacher certification exams (edTPA)
  • Experience delivering and developing online instruction
  • Successful collaboration with program colleagues to expand undergraduate and graduate curricula across disciplines at the department level
  • Evidence of working collaboratively with university/community partners
  • Experience or a willingness to serve on and/or chair doctoral dissertation committees
  • Established record of securing external funding and managing projects

Application Procedure/Process

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 1, 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. Bethany Scullin

Department of Literacy and Special Education

College of Education / University of West Georgia

Carrollton, GA 30118

bscullin@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, 2018, pending availability of funding. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The University of West Georgia is committed to diversity. 

Institution Employment Link:
Contract Period: 
10 months
CIP Discipline Code: 
Literacy Education
Degree Levels: 
Doctorate
Position Type: 
Faculty
Required Qualifications
Experience: 
3 years
Special Requirements: 
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
Professional English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement
Teaching diverse student populations including ELL and at-risk students
Preparing teacher candidate for teacher certification exams (edTPA)
Experience delivering and developing online instruction
Successful collaboration with program colleagues to expand undergraduate and graduate curricula across disciplines at the department level
Evidence of working collaboratively with university/community partners
Experience or a willingness to serve on and/or chair doctoral dissertation committees
Established record of securing external funding and managing projects
Dates
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
Contact hiring institution for further details.
Position Starting Date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Recruitment Data
Search Chair: 
Dr. Bethany Scullin, Department of Literacy and Special Education, bscullin@westga.edu
Phone Number: 
(678) 839-6064
Status
Vacancy Status: 
ACTIVE
Annual Salary: 
Competitive

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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
E-Mail: ch@uga.edu

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