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Assistant Professor of School Library Media

University of West Georgia
UWG Recruiting Location

Job Details

Job Title: Assistant Professor of School Library Media
Location: UWG Recruiting Location
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 255387
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.

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Department Information

Situated in the College of Education, the Department of Educational Technology and Foundations offers graduate degrees in instructional design and technology and school library media through robust online programs serving candidates in the state of Georgia and beyond.

The Department of Educational Technology seeks qualified candidates for a tenure track faculty position of School Library Media. Responsibilities include teaching in the online M.Ed., Ed.S., and certificate programs in school library media, research, and engaging in service activities.

Additional program information is located at

Job Summary

This is a ten-month appointment, and the start date for the position is August 1, 2023. The University of West Georgia is committed to diversity. Women and minorities are invited and encouraged to apply. More information can be found at


The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities including teaching online graduate courses in school library media; conducting research in school library media; participating in service to the department, college, institution, and field; and advising students. The successful candidate will teach graduate level courses each semester.

Required Qualifications
  • Earned doctorate with emphasis in school library media, library and information science, instructional technology, instructional design, or closely related field (exceptional ABD candidates will be considered);
  • Master’s degree in school library media or successful completion of a state-approved school librarian certification program at the master’s degree level.
  • PK-12 teaching experience OR significant work with PK-12 students or teachers involving school library media.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of library and information systems, learning theories, instructional design, technology integration, and/or distance learning;
  • Experience working with adult learners and familiarity with adult learning theories;
  • Experience teaching and/or advising graduate students;
  • Demonstrated innovative uses of technology to enhance teaching and learning;
  • Demonstrated ability to build and teach courses in fully online environments;
  • Willingness to take leadership roles in state, regional, national and international professional organizations.
Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of West Georgia, as determined by the University of West Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

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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