Assistant Professor in Educational Research

Position ID: 45078
Augusta University
College of Education
Advanced Studies & Innovation
Position Description
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
Job Description: 

Job ID: 217809

Position # 20010561

Assistant/Associate Professor of Research

You are an enthusiastic scholar-educator with a love for research methodologies, multidisciplinary projects, and community engagement. You are a go-getter with non­stop ideas and a knack for working well with both students and colleagues. You wish to engage in teaching, research, and service that are driven by/responsive to the needs of your local community and your disciplinary field. We are a rapidly growing research university with deep connections to the city we call home. We are an open and diverse department that welcomes collaboration and encourages collegiality. We are the colleagues who wish to accompany you on your journey to pursue professionally meaningful work. We invite you to come grow with us at a unique institution where our employees are our greatest contributors to the legacy of achievement and promise that is Augusta University.

Position Description Summary

The Department of Advanced Studies and Innovation (ASI) in the College of Education at Augusta University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Educational Research. While the position is intended to be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor, the rank of Associate Professor may be considered for outstanding candidates.

Start Date:

The start date for this position is August 1, 2020.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include: 1) developing and teaching graduate-level introductory- and advanced courses in educational research methods, especially qualitative research methods; 2) conducting and supervising research; and 3) providing service to the college, the university, the community, and the profession. The position requires the candidate to maintain an active research agenda, including regular publications, professional presentations, and external grant submissions.  Candidates should be prepared to deliver courses online, hybrid, and face-to-face with a strong preference for candidates who are prepared to teach in all formats. With primary responsibilities focused on masters and specialist research courses, the successful candidate will also be prepared to mentor doctoral students in our Ed.D. program that explores the intersections between educational innovation and social justice. Our doctoral program uses a research team approach to the dissertation rather than individual dissertations. We are an active member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate and implementing its principles in our doctoral degree.

Mentor doctoral students in our CPED-associated Ed.D. program that explores the intersections between education innovation and social justice.  Our doctoral program uses a research team approach to the dissertation rather than individual dissertations. 

Other Benefits:

Please visit our Human Resources website for more information on benefits.

About the Department:

The Department of Advanced Studies and Innovation (ASI) offers the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Counselor Education (School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling), the Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Advanced Educational Studies, and the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Innovation with programs accredited by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and the Southern Association of Colleges and Universities.  The department houses the research and foundations courses that serve the entire college.

ASI has recently experienced extraordinary growth in our research productivity, grant activity, and awards for teaching excellence. We have strong, collaborative relationships with school districts, community partners and national organizations such as the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED). The department resides in the College of Education located on the picturesque Summerville campus.

About the University:

Founded 1828, Augusta University became Georgia's fourth comprehensive research university in 2013.  Located in beautiful, historic Augusta, Georgia, Augusta University has an enrollment of over 8,500 students. The university fosters the intellectual growth of its students, and cultivates faculty who are excellent in teaching, active in scholarship, and generous in service. Augusta University is at the forefront of groundbreaking research focused on improving and enriching the human experience.

Application Deadline:

Review begins December 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Requirements

We invite applications from candidates with an earned doctorate in research methodology education or a related field (ABD with designated completion date acceptable). The successful candidate is expected to have begun development on a robust research agenda with the potential for developing a national and/or international reputation and will possess a research record that demonstrates potential for obtaining external research funding.

Desired Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with an expertise in qualitative research methods, identified substantive area of interest (e.g., program evaluation, educational psychology, educational policy studies), teaching experience at the graduate level, experience engaging in research in P-20 settings, interest in helping grow our Ed.D. program, and a demonstrated ability to collaborate with faculty and to mentor students.

Conditions of Employment

All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review.  For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.

The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary course work in the form of original transcript(s).  Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

Application Procedure

Please apply through the Augusta University Human Resources link at  A formal letter of application (that includes a teaching philosophy), current curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, an example of scholarly writing, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and contact information for three references (name, institution, and email address) are required.

Please also email your complete application packet in a single PDF to Mary Ann Cooke, Department Administrative Assistant at

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, Augusta University is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees.  "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Institution Employment Link:
CIP Discipline Code: 
Educational Evaluation and Research
Education, General
Distance Learning / Online Education
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Vacancy Status: 
Annual Salary: 
Commensurate with experience and qualifications

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