Open Until Filled: Yes
Job Summary: The University of Georgia (UGA) seeks an innovative, collaborative, and creative faculty member to serve as a Lecturer within the Division of Academic Enhancement (DAE). The DAE is a unit of the Office of Instruction (OVPI) whose central mission is to provide campus-wide leadership, collaboration, and support on matters related to instruction. Serving as a Lecturer and as a certified Academic Coach, this 100% instructional position will teach a maximum of four-four load (Fall and Spring semesters) within the UNIV curriculum. As needs dictate the load may be decreased to allow for alternative instructional duties. The Lecturer will also collaborate closely with fellow faculty as well as the Director of the DAE in the innovation of the UNIV curricula and across relevant DAE services, programs, and initiatives including but not limited to: first through fourth-year courses and workshops, Peer-Learning Assistants training, Academic Coaching, etc. Purposeful integration within programming beyond the curricula will enhance the experiences and overall success of UGA's students served by the DAE as well as create synergy among faculty and staff of the Division. The ideal candidate would have an established record of teaching experience (5+ years), and applied understanding of educational psychology, student development and success, as well as knowledge of student learning outcomes, and a successful record of collaboration and innovation in higher education. Athens is well known for its quality of life including both outdoor and urban activities (www.georgia.gov). The University of Georgia (www.uga.edu) is a land/sea grant institution located 70 miles northeast of Atlanta. 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, disability gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.
Minimum Qualifications: The required qualification for this position are: an earned Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, or a closely related field by the end of the summer 2017; expressed research interests in or practice-based experience (5+ years) with: student development, students in transition, academic coaching, or peer-learning; ability to work in a trans-disciplinary department and curriculum; evidence of excellent written, oral, and/visual communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred qualifications for the ideal candidate for this position include the following: university level teaching experience (5+ years); prior success designing and developing new curricula and/or co-curricular programs; knowledge of student learning outcomes and program evaluation; evidence of ability to work in a collaborative atmosphere; evidence of an active research agenda associated with student learning, success, development, or higher education.
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Employee Percentage: 100
Location od Vacancy: Athens Area