Assistant Professor - Learning, Design, and Technology (CIS)

Employer
The University of Georgia
Location
Athens Area

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Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Posting Number:

F1024P

Working Title:

Assistant Professor - Learning, Design, and Technology (CIS)

Department:

COE-Career & Information Std

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 (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 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 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
The University of Georgia is consistently ranked among the Nation’s leading public research universities, and seeks to sustain and advance this history of success through the recruitment and retention of an excellent and diverse faculty. The University of Georgia offers a competitive compensation and benefits package with an affordable cost of living, an attractive location in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in close proximity to Atlanta, a mild climate, and an excellent quality of life in a vibrant multicultural community.

About the College/Unit/Department:

University of Georgia / College of Education / Department of Career and Information Studies / Learning, Design, and Technology (LDT) Program.

The Department of Career and Information Studies at the University of Georgia is an active, innovative, and collaborative group of scholars focused on research, creation, and use of technologies to enrich people’s lives in the workplaces and communities of the future. Faculty members in the LDT program have a passion for designing, conducting research, publishing in top journals, and seeking external funds to support their work. We offer M.Ed. and Ed.S. degrees focused on K12 education, an M.Ed. focused on instructional design and development, an M.Ed. focused on research, and a Ph.D. focused on using design, research, and scholarship to solve real-world educational problems in multiple contexts.

College/Unit/Department website:

https://coe.uga.edu/directory/career-and-information-studies

Posting Type:

External

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Anticipated Start Date:

08/01/2022

Job Posting Date:

10/15/2021

Open until filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications received by November 19, 2021 are assured full consideration. We will continue to accept and screen applications until the position is filled.

A complete application includes:

  1. A letter of application that addresses the position qualifications (not to exceed 4 pages).
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. Transcripts for all degrees earned and in progress (unofficial transcripts accepted initially).
  4. Two samples of scholarly writing, combined into one .pdf document.
  5. A one-page statement of your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including evidentiary examples.
  6. The names of three references. Official transcripts and letters of reference will be required only from finalists.
All materials should be uploaded electronically to UGAJobs: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/225278.

Please direct inquiries to the search committee chair: Dr. Theodore J. Kopcha ([email protected]).

Please note that this position is contingent on availability of funding.

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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

UGA Statement:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https://coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Faculty Rank:

Assistant Professor

Contract Type:

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

A doctorate in Learning, Design, and Technology, Instructional Technology, or a closely related area by the start date of the position.

Position Summary:

The Department of Career and Information Studies at the University of Georgia invites applications for a position as an Assistant Professor of Learning, Design, and Technology (LDT) to begin August 2022. The position is a tenure-track, academic year (9-month) appointment with the possibility of summer employment. The qualified candidate will join an active, innovative, and collaborative group of scholars focused on research, creation, and use of technologies to enrich people’s lives in the workplaces and communities of the future. Faculty members in the LDT program have a passion for designing, conducting research, publishing in top journals, and seeking external funds to support their work. We seek candidates who have a vision for the future of the field and the role of emerging technologies in the workplace of the future.

Responsibilities:

  1. Establish and maintain a rigorous and innovative line of research.
  2. Seek external funding to support and sustain your research agenda.
  3. Design and teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in instructional technology in
    face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats.
  4. Provide leadership in local, national and/or international partnerships.
  5. Provide service to the department, college, university and profession.
  6. Advise graduate students and supervise graduate student research.

Additional Requirements:

Candidates should have a program of research consistent with appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor that demonstrates coherent theoretical foundations and potential for high-quality teaching, publications, and external funding. For information about the requirements for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, please see the University of Georgia’s Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure and Department of Career and Information Studies Procedures and Criteria for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure.

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

  • An active program of research that demonstrates coherent theoretical foundations and potential for high-quality teaching, publications, and external funding.
  • Expertise in an area of research that explores the potential of emerging learning technologies to address current issues in the field and society.
  • A year or more of experience applying instructional design in K-12, higher education, and/or corporate settings
  • Background in teaching topics related to instructional design and technology in both face-to-face and online environments for a semester or more.
  • Leadership in current efforts and future directions of research and practice in the field.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

The successful candidate will have:

  • a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred candidates will also have:
  • knowledge of applying for and/or securing external funding for one or more projects.
  • potential to promote collaborative relationships in various educational contexts.
  • ability to work collaboratively with faculty throughout the university on STEM-related projects.

Is this a Position of Trust?:

No

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, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

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.

Organization

The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

Find Us
Telephone
706-542-3000
Location
215 S. Jackson St.
Athens
Georgia
30602
United States

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