Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology

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Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology—Search # 67651
College of Education
Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development

The Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development in the College of Education invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology. This position is located on the Statesboro campus, but may require teaching on the other campuses.

Georgia Southern University is the state's largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students on three vibrant campuses—the Armstrong campus in Savannah, the Statesboro campus, and the Liberty campus in Hinesville. Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as working citizens.

Since 1906, the University's hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University's mission is the faculty's dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

Within this setting, the College of Education ( offers undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare students for work in public education, community agencies, and higher education. The Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development (, one of four departments within the College of Education, includes five distinct programs—Instructional Technology, Adult Education, Counselor Education, Educational Leadership, and School Psychology. The Instructional Technology program offers graduate degrees at the master's and educational specialist levels, an Instructional Design and Technology undergraduate minor, and an Online Teaching and Learning Endorsement. The position of Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology will provide leadership to promote the College of Education's mission.

Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology position requires teaching, service, and scholarship responsibilities, as well as a terminal degree. Additional position responsibilities include the maintenance of an active research agenda involving regular publications and professional presentations in appropriate venues. The position is a 10-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Instructional Technology, or a closely related area, by August 1, 2019
  • Ability to design and teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses (online and face-to-face)
  • Potential to conduct and disseminate research (independently and/or collaboratively) related to instructional technology or school library media
  • Ability to use and model technology in instruction and research
  • Experience working with diverse student populations
  • Effective communication skills
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • School library media experience
  • K-12 teaching experience
  • Higher education teaching experience
  • Ability to offer graduate advisement
  • Research interest in the areas of school library media, K-12 technology integration, and/or emerging instructional technologies such as makerspaces and computational thinking

    Screening of applications begins November 1, 2018 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2019. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

    Dr. Mete Akcaoglu, Search Co-Chair
    Dr. Charles B. Hodges, Search Co-Chair
    Search #67651
    Georgia Southern University
    Electronic mail: [email protected]
    Telephone: 912-478-0002 (Akcaoglu) or 912-478-0497 (Hodges)

    More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

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    Posted: 9/27/2018
    Application Due: 9/27/2030
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