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Educational Leadership Instructor - Part-time

University of West Georgia
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Job Title: Educational Leadership Instructor - Part-time
Location: UWG Recruiting Location
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 246311
About Us

Welcome to one of the most dynamic universities in the nation. UWG is ascendant, and we welcome you to join our community who dedicate ourselves to the mission of curating a first-choice university for all we serve. We seek colleagues who share our commitment to student success, define distinction for our academic programs, and make an impact in their disciplinary field and beyond.

Since 1906, UWG has been home to those who are eager to take their own path, learn, and grow. With more than 13,400 students and 85+ programs, we've come a long way since then. UWG is the seventh largest university in the eighth most populated state. Today, we're a regional powerhouse with locations in Carrollton, Douglasville, and Newnan, Georgia, making a difference in the lives of our students, our neighbors, and the world. The one thing that's never changed: Amazing things happen when you Go West.

Becoming UWG
Becoming is about what we grow to be. UWG is positioning for Success in the 21st Century, introducing Strategic Priorities to help shape a comprehensive blueprint for our university. Relevance, Competitiveness and Placemaking serve as the pillars for the future of the institution. Learn more at

Department Information The Educational Leadership programs are dedicated to excellence in teaching and in the success of our students. Our mission is to prepare current and future educational leaders for effective leadership roles at the school or district level. Our faculty provide authentic learning experiences, active engagement, and innovative strategies relevant to contemporary learners through an online course environment.

The University of West Georgia’s (UWG) Educational Leadership (EDLE) programs include Tier 1 Educational Leadership (certification only, comparable to Master’s Level courses) and Tier 2 Educational Leadership (degree or certification, Specialist Level courses). The EDLE programs are part of the Leadership, Research, and School Improvement Department of the College of Education and are fully online.

Students in the Educational Leadership programs include K-12 classroom teachers interested in future roles in leadership, instructional coaches, other educators (e.g., technology specialist, lead teachers, program coordinators) and current school/district leaders. Through the EDLE course work, students are seeking to improve their knowledge, skills, and competencies and also gain PSC leadership certification.

Job Summary

Applications are being accepted for a part-time teaching pool. These positions may be available each semester and are virtual.

The Educational Leadership Program at the University of West Georgia is seeking part time adjunct faculty. In addition to full-time faculty, part-time faculty, with successful experience in educational leadership (e.g., principals, district office personnel, regional or state educational leaders), are critical to the mission of the department and the development of new school and district leaders.


Part-time adjunct faculty are sought to teach (on an as needed basis) in the Tier 1 and Tier 2 certification programs on topics that include:

  • Principles of Instructional Leadership
  • School Law and Ethics
  • Using Data to Improve Schools
  • Leadership for Student Learning
  • School Operations for Learning
  • Schools and Community Engagement
  • School Finance and Resource Management
  • Ethics in Educational Leadership
  • Leadership for Organizational Change and Improvement
  • Effective Management to Promote Student Learning
  • Instructional Leadership for Improving Schools
  • Leadership for Equity and Excellence

Please note in your application which courses you are interested in teaching.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements:

  • An earned terminal degree in Educational Leadership or related field from an accredited institution

Experience Requirements:

  • A minimum of three years' experience as a practicing PK-12 educational leader
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of Georgia Professional Standards Commission policies and procedures
  • Online teaching experience
Proposed Salary

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications

Required Documents to Attach
    Cover letterCurriculum vitae
Apply Before Date

Applications will be accepted each semester and positions will be filled based on need and enrollment

Conditions of Employment

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, codified at 20 USC 1092 (f) as a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies.

It is always the policy of the University of West Georgia Police Department to provide to the public an annual campus security report and comply with the federal law known as the Clery Act.

Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position; the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) requires official transcripts upon official appointment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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.


The University of West Georgia is a leading residential, doctoral comprehensive university that offers a broad undergraduate and graduate curriculum based on a liberal arts foundation. UWG enrolls more than 10,600 students, including an active international student population from more than 80 countries.university_of_west_georgia1.jpg

The university takes its mission of "Educational Excellence in a Personal Environment" seriously and is nationally recognized for the access to research opportunities and technology it provides to undergraduates. It has been named a Best Southeastern College by the Princeton Review for five years in a row and one of America's Best Value Colleges for 2007 and 2008.

university_of_west_georgia2.jpgUWG currently offers 109 programs of study, including 56 bachelor's and 40 master's and specialist degrees, two doctorates and 11 certificates, as well as Georgia's only Honors College. A third doctoral degree and a new master's degree have been approved by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. The Ed.D. in Professional Counseling and Supervision will begin in the summer of 2009, and a Masters in Arts in Criminology will begin in Fall 2008. Gifted high-school-age students can earn high school and college credit through the Advanced Academy of Georgia, one of only 15 U.S. residential college-early-entrance programs.university_of_west_georgia3.jpg

The Graduate School has one of the highest percentages of students enrolled in graduate classes in the University System. Undergraduates have nationally acclaimed access to research opportunities, and instruction is enhanced by faculty member research that is supported by more than $2.2 million in grants.

Only 50 miles west of Atlanta, Georgia, UWG offers a complete college experience featuring residence hall living, intercollegiate athletics and more than 100 student organizations on a beautiful, wooded 375-acre campus.



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