Assistant Professor of Science Education

Position ID: 44235
University of Georgia
College of Education
Position Description
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
Job Description: 
Posting Number F0466P
Working Title Assistant Professor
Department COE Math & Science Education
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 ( 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 Department of Mathematics and Science Education consists of 10 full-time mathematics educators and 7 full-time science educators with a variety of research interests. The Science Education Program offers BSEd, MEd, MA, MAT, EdS, EdD, and PhD degrees; attracts and supports national and international doctoral students; and has strong collaborative relationships with colleagues in the sciences, quantitative and qualitative research methods, and area school districts. The College of Education consists of 9 departments and approximately 220 faculty members.

College/Unit/Department website
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Advertised Salary  
Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2020
Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)  
Job Posting Date 09/09/2019
Job Closing Date  
Open until filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates should apply at and include a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses both research and teaching (not to exceed 4 pages), transcripts for all degrees earned and in progress (unofficial transcripts accepted initially), two samples of scholarly writing combined into one pdf, and three letters of recommendation that are submitted by your references via Your provided references will be contacted after you submit your application at the link below. Applications received by October 18, 2019 are assured full consideration. Please direct inquiries to the search committee chair, Dr. Julie Kittleson (

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

Classification Title Assistant Professor
Pay Grade  
Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Contract Type Academic (9 mo.)
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline.

Position Summary

The Department of Mathematics and Science Education at the University of Georgia invites applications for a position as an Assistant Professor of Science Education to begin August 2020. The position is a tenure-track, academic year appointment with the possibility of summer employment.
•Establish and maintain a scholarly research, publication, and grant writing record.
•Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in science education.
•Advise graduate students and supervise graduate student research.
•Contribute to the department to maintain programs of excellence in research and teaching.
•Provide service to the department, college, university, profession, and public.

Additional Requirements

•A doctorate in science education or related field earned by the start date.
•An active record of scholarship and productivity commensurate with background.
•Evidence of the promise of moving towards excellence in seeking and attracting external funding.
•Evidence that science teaching and/or learning is central to research.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

•One or more years experience teaching in PreK-12 settings.
•One or more years experience working with diverse populations.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies  
Physical Demands  
Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Is driving a responsibility of this position? No
Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No
Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, or patient records)? 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.



•Establish and maintain a scholarly research, publication, and grant writing record.
•Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in science education.
•Advise graduate students and supervise graduate student research.
•Contribute to the department to maintain programs of excellence in research and teaching.
•Provide service to the department, college, university, profession, and public.

Percentage Of Time 100

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
  5. List of References with Contact Information
Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
Institution Employment Link:
CIP Discipline Code: 
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Recruitment Data
Search Chair: 
Dr. Julie Kittleson (
Vacancy Status: 

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


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