Tenure Track Assistant Professor Special Education – 2 POSITIONS AVAILABLE

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Tenure Track Assistant Professor Special Education – 2 POSITIONS AVAILABLE

The Special Education program, housed within the Department of Literacy and Special Education in the College of Education at the University of West Georgia, invites dynamic applicants to join our growing program. The College of Education at the University of West Georgia is doctoral granting and NCATE accredited a recognized leader in preparing exemplary practitioners for a variety of educational roles. The College of Education offers high level technological support, mentoring for new faculty, assistance seeking research funding, and opportunities to partner with area school districts and to work with graduate students at all levels. Located 45 miles west of Atlanta, the University of West Georgia is rapidly growing, with programs at the undergraduate level through the doctorate, and a diverse faculty and student population. Our 645 acre campus offers modern, state-of-the-art facilities complimented by beautiful green spaces. It ranks as one of the Southeast’s best public regional comprehensive universities.

Position Description

The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities including (1) developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses, with an emphasis on high quality online instruction; (2) conducting meaningful research and scholarship activities; (3) participating in broad-based university, college, and departmental committee work and professional service; (4) advising graduate students; (5) supervising students in field experiences in various school settings; and (6) working collaboratively with doctoral programs in the College of Education.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in special education or a closely related field (ABD may be considered)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in teaching children with disabilities in school settings
  • Expertise in the field of adapted curriculum or autism spectrum disorders
  • Experience with distance technology and/or online teaching in educational settings
  • Established or developing research agenda
  • Established or developing record of professional and community service
  • Interest and ability in working with graduate programs and mentoring students
  • Must be able to maintain an active career balanced across the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service

Preferred Qualifications

  • Successful experience with developing and delivering on-line instruction at the college level
  • Successful collaboration with colleagues to expand undergraduate and graduate curricula, using multiple delivery formats
  • Documented success with scholarly publications
  • Experience or willingness to serve on and/or chair doctoral dissertation committees
  • Established record of securing external funding and managing projects
  • Expertise in inclusive/collaborative settings and with learners with mild/moderate disabilities

Application Instructions

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic submissions are required. Only applicants that meet the required qualifications will be considered. To apply, please submit a letter of interest addressing the qualifications cited above, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of  three professional references to:

Dr. Katy Green, Search Committee Chair Department of Literacy and Special Education College of Education, University of West Georgia 1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, GA 30118 [email protected]


This is a tenure-track, ten-month appointment with the possibility for summer employment. Start date for the position is August 1, 2019, pending availability of funding.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The University of West Georgia is committed to diversity. 

It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia’s affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.

Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

UWG is a qualifying employer under the Department of Education Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). This program provides student loan repayment and forgiveness for qualifying loans for eligible full-time employees. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public... for more information




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Posted: 11/27/2018
Application Due: 1/26/2019
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