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Assistant Professor

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Assistant Professor


COE-Math, Sci, and Soc Studies

About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 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 employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 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.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The Department of Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies Education consists of 10 full-time mathematics educators, 8 full-time science educators, and 5 full-time social studies educators with a variety of research interests. The Mathematics Education Program offers BSEd, MEd, MA, MAT, EdS, and PhD degrees; attracts and supports national and international doctoral students; and has strong collaborative relationships with colleagues in mathematics, statistics, elementary and middle grades education, quantitative and qualitative research methods, and area school districts. The Mary Frances Early College of Education consists of 9 departments and approximately 220 faculty members.

The University of Georgia is a land- and sea-grant research-intensive university with approximately 40,000 students. Athens is a quintessential college town and is on many “best of” lists, including Most Affordable Cities (, Best College Towns (numerous), Best Places to Retire (Forbes, CNN Money), America’s Prettiest Towns (Forbes), 7 Up and Coming Food Cities (Zagat), Best Small Place for Businesses and Careers (Forbes), and Best Local Music Scene (Budget Travel). Athens’ location 65 miles northeast of Atlanta makes for convenient access to Atlanta, Savannah, Nashville, Charlotte, the Great Smoky Mountains, and hundreds of miles of the Eastern seaboard.

For more information about the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies Education, visit; for UGA, visit; for Athens, visit; and for Georgia, visit

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Benefits Eligible

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications received by February 14, 2023 are assured full consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted and screened until the position is filled. A complete application includes:

  • A letter of application that addresses both research and teaching (not to exceed 4 pages).
  • A curriculum vita.
  • Two samples of scholarly writing combined into one .pdf document.
  • A list of three references with contact information for letters of recommendation. Your provided references will be contacted and asked to submit a letter after you submit your application.
  • Transcripts for all degrees earned and in progress (unofficial transcripts accepted initially).

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 (

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Faculty Rank:

Assistant Professor

Contract Type:

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

A doctorate in science education or a data science related field earned by the start date.

Position Summary:

The Department of Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies Education (EMSE) at the University of Georgia (UGA) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Science Education with a focus on learning analytics and machine learning to begin August 2023. The position is a tenure-track, academic year appointment based at the Athens campus, with the possibility of summer employment.

This position is part of the 2021 Presidential Interdisciplinary Faculty Hiring Initiative in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. This hiring initiative is aimed at attracting leading scholars in the fields of data science and artificial intelligence. UGA will be recruiting 70 faculty members to teach and advance research through this initiative. Twenty these positions will be in two interdisciplinary areas: computational social sciences; and data science, AI, and virtual reality in teaching and learning. The EMSE position is in this subset.

The successful candidate will be housed in EMSE, and will be part of the Data Science and Artificial Intelligence to Advance Teaching & Learning Cluster, a group of six tenure-track faculty hired in the Mary Frances Early College of Education (MFE COE) and the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences. Scholarship conducted by cluster faculty has the potential to enhance assessment and active learning in classrooms; illuminate previously unseen inequities in classrooms and educational systems; transform educational data into new insights that benefit students, teachers, and administrators; and improve data science education in K12 and higher education. This cluster will strengthen and expand UGA’s position as a national leader in discipline-based education research and build on existing core strengths in data science and artificial intelligence for teaching and learning.


  • Establish and maintain a scholarly research, publication, and grant writing record.
  • Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in science education and/or data science research methods classes.
  • Advise graduate students and supervise graduate student research.
  • Contribute to the department to maintain programs of excellence in research and teaching.
  • Provide service to the department, college, university, profession, and public.

Additional Requirements:

  • Training and skills in applying learning analytics and machine learning in science education research.
  • Capability to teach on-site in our undergraduate and graduate programs in our elementary, middle grades, and/or secondary science teacher education programs.
  • Capability to develop new courses in applied data science in STEM education that could be synergistic with the AI cluster.
  • Potential for seeking and attracting external funding.

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

  • One or more years of experience teaching data science-related courses at the college level.
  • One or more years of experience working with diverse student populations.
  • One or more years of experience teaching in K-12 settings.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

  • Expertise developed in one or more of these areas: learning analytics, machine learning, adaptive learning, adaptive testing, log file data analysis, etc.
  • Strong commitment to applying learning analytics and machine learning skills to improve science education.
  • An active record of scholarship and productivity commensurate with experience.

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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.


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.

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