E. Paul Torrance Professorship in Creativity & Gifted Education

Position ID: 41446
Location
Institution: 
University of Georgia
College/Div/School: 
College of Education
Department: 
Educational Psychology
Branch Campus: 
Athens, Georgia
Position Description
PVA#: 
219
New Position?: 
Yes
Job Class: 
Professor
Job Description: 

 

Posting Details
Posting Number F0219P
Working Title E. Paul Torrance Professorship in Creativity and Gifted Education
Department EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development is based in the College of Education at The University of Georgia. The Center is closely affiliated with the Gifted and Creative Education program in the Department of Educational Psychology. The candidate will hold tenure in the Department of Educational Psychology of the College of Education and contribute to the instructional and service missions of this academic department.

College/Unit/Department website http://www.coe.uga.edu/torrance/
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Advertised Salary Commensurate with Experience
Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2019
Job Posting Date 11/07/2018
Open until filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit the following: 
• Curriculum Vitae
• Cover Letter
• Select publications/documents representative of research program – 5 maximum (attach as a single document to Applicant Documents, Sample Publications)
• Statement of research program in relation to the vision of the Torrance Center with a focus on future areas of interest, plans for trajectory, and sustainability (attach to Other Document #1)
• Statement of leadership vision for the Torrance Center with regard to Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (i.e., S.W.O.T. analysis) based on perspectives regarding the current state of the creativity discipline/field (attach to Applicant Documents, Other Document #2)

Transcripts and letters of reference will be required only from finalists.

Applications received by January 2, 2019 are assured of full consideration.

Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Details
Position Information
Classification Title PROFESSOR
Faculty Rank Professor
Contract Type Academic (9 mo.)
Tenure Status Tenure Track or Tenured
Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline

Position Summary

The Torrance Professor is expected to work collaboratively with other researchers, educators, policy makers, and industry partners to advance both theoretical and applied research related to the development and assessment of creativity. As the Director of the Torrance Center, the successful candidate will provide leadership, build capacity and leverage the legacy and reputation of the Center to enable an impact on the local, state, national and international levels in the area of creativity. Thus, it is expected that the Director will maintain an ambitious research and development agenda appropriate to their interests, related to the Torrance Center’s mission (http://www.coe.uga.edu/torrance/), including but not limited to: 1) actively pursuing external funding, 2) supervising project development and implementation, 3) disseminating research through scholarly publications and presentations, 4) leadership of interdisciplinary research teams, and 5) mentoring of both doctoral students and early career faculty.

Additional Requirements

• Earned doctorate in Educational Psychology or a related field (e.g., psychology, gifted and creative education, talent development, innovation, design technology, etc.).
• Evidence of established program of research related to the Torrance Center’s mission 
• Evidence of established record of securing external funding for research
• Evidence indicating successful leadership of collaborative research and development activities
• Evidence of an outstanding national reputation in the field of Educational Psychology
• For information regarding the requirements for the professor rank and tenure in the Department of Educational Psychology, please visit https://provost.uga.edu/_resources/documents/Educational_Psychology_2015...
• To be eligible for tenure on appointment, candidates must have been tenured at a prior institution and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Any request for tenure upon appointment must be approved before hire.

Does this position have financial responsibilities? Yes
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Duties/Responsibilities
Duties/Responsibilities

The Torrance Professor is expected to work collaboratively with other researchers, educators, policy makers, and industry partners to advance both theoretical and applied research related to the development and assessment of creativity. As Torrance Center Director, the successful candidate will provide leadership, build capacity and leverage the legacy and reputation of the Center to enable an impact on the local, state, national and international levels in the area of creativity. Thus, it is expected that the Director will maintain an ambitious research and development agenda appropriate to their interests, related to the Torrance Center’s mission (http://www.coe.uga.edu/torrance/), including but not limited to: 1) actively pursuing external funding, 2) supervising project development and implementation, 3) disseminating research through scholarly publications and presentations, 4) leadership of interdisciplinary research teams, and 5) mentoring of both doctoral students and early career faculty.

The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development is based in the College of Education at The University of Georgia. The Center is closely affiliated with the Gifted and Creative Education program in the Department of Educational Psychology. The candidate will hold tenure in the Department of Educational Psychology of the College of Education and contribute to the instructional and service missions of this academic department.

Percentage Of Time 100
Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Educational Psychology
Degree Levels: 
Doctorate
Position Type: 
Faculty
Dates
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Status
Vacancy Status: 
ACTIVE

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
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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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Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Kristopher Bolden, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator