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The Goizueta Foundation Chair of Latino Teacher Education and the Executive Director of CLASE

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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The Goizueta Foundation Chair of Latino Teacher Education and the Executive Director of CLASE


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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.

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The University of Georgia ( is a land grant/sea grant institution located in Athens, Georgia, 65 miles northeast of Atlanta. Athens is known for its music, art, food and cost of living, as well as its accessibility to the Atlanta area, the beautiful Georgia coast, the North Georgia mountains, and other natural features (see and The Mary Frances Early College of Education (MFECOE) is committed to promoting diversity in education and society through its Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, through its research and teaching missions, and through collaborative work with community residents and organizations. Its Elementary Education and Curriculum and Instruction programs consistently rank in the top ten nationally. The excellence of the faculty has enabled the MFECOE to recruit doctoral students nationally and internationally and place them in a variety of prestigious positions following graduation, further enhancing the College’s outstanding global reputation.

As the 4th largest public college of education in the country, and the 3rd largest college at UGA, the Mary Frances Early College of Education (MFECOE) improves the lives of residents of Georgia and beyond through our instruction, research, and service. Named for Mary Frances Early, UGA’s first African American graduate, in February 2020, the MFE COE has a long and distinguished history as a leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our other strengths include a) partnerships with multiple units on campus, in the local community, and across the state of Georgia, b) faculty expertise manifested in well- regarded scholarship and applied practice, and c) recognition of our academic programs by external stakeholders.

CLASE is committed to UGA’s tripartite mission of research, teaching and service and engages in an integrated array of research, professional development, and outreach initiatives to effectively prepare teachers and school personnel to effectively work with Latino students and families. CLASE has developed a formidable reputation for providing a range of teacher professional learning opportunities and resources grounded in a culturally responsive pedagogical model, Instructional Conversations (ICs), that supports academic and linguistic (often multiliterate) achievement of Latino students while promoting resilient and strong multicultural identities. Through these professional learning offerings, CLASE has developed a teacher community of practice (CoP) that now includes more than 2,000 educators of Latino and other culturally and linguistically diverse learners. CLASE actively works to create collaborative partnerships with a range of stakeholders at the local, state, national and international levels to conduct research to support the educational outcomes of Latino students. Leveraging the expertise and experience of the Center’s interdisciplinary cohort of Goizueta Foundation Graduate Assistants, CLASE also provides outreach and mentoring support to P-12 students regarding post-secondary goals and pathways. CLASE further provides program support for districts in developing strategic plans for supporting culturally and linguistically diverse learners.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please review the University of Georgia’s Promotion and Tenure Guidelines for Rank Faculty (effective 8/1/23) for more information on requirements for tenure and the rank of Professor. Any request for tenure must be approved before hiring.

Applicants should submit:

  • Letter of application
  • Research Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three recent publications (combined into one pdf)
  • Contact information for three references. References will not be contacted until the candidate has been notified

Applications received by October 2, 2023 will be assured full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Address questions to the search committee Edward Delgado-Romero (

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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 (

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Academic (9 mo.)

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Tenure Track or Tenured

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Earned doctorate in a field related to Latino education (e.g., Applied Linguistics, TESOL, Math, Science or STEM Education, Educational Administration and Policy)

Position Summary:

The Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education (CLASE), housed in the Mary Frances Early College of Education (MFE COE) at the University of Georgia (UGA) is pleased to announce the search for an individual to lead and coordinate educational, outreach, and research efforts as The Goizueta Foundation Chair of Latino Teacher Education and the Executive Director of CLASE beginning August 2024 (although the start date is negotiable). The Goizueta Foundation Chair is funded by a generous endowment from the Goizueta Foundation that provides substantial annual support for pursuing research and development activities in Hispanic/Latino/a/x teacher education. The Goizueta Chair/Executive Director will be an individual with a record commensurate with an endowed professorship and appointment as a tenured professor, including recognized outstanding accomplishment, influential work, and national and international prominence in Latino teacher education, broadly defined.

This is a 9-month position with a competitive salary and the opportunity for additional summer funding. The successful candidate must be eligible for tenure as a Professor in one of the academic departments in MFE COE. The Chair is expected to teach at least one course per year and contribute to the research, instructional, and service missions of that academic department. The Goizueta Foundation Chair/CLASE Executive Director will report to both the Department Head in the unit in which they hold an academic appointment and the Dean of the Mary Frances Early College of Education.

Additional Requirements:

  • Established program of research related to Latino teacher education
  • Established record of securing external funding for research
  • Outstanding national and international reputation in Latino teacher Education
  • Eligibility for tenure and appointment at the rank of Professor in a department of the Mary Frances Early College of Education

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

  • Established program of research related to Latino teacher education
  • Established record of securing external funding for research
  • Outstanding national and international reputation in Latino teacher Education
  • Eligibility for tenure and appointment at the rank of Professor in a department of the Mary Frances Early College of Education

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

The successful candidate will be an established scholar with demonstrated and extensive:

  • research history and a proven and ambitious research agenda about the preparation of teachers and allied professionals for the effective instruction of Latino students (e.g., securing external funding, leading interdisciplinary research teams, sharing research through scholarly writing and presentations, mentoring graduate students)
  • capacity to provide administrative leadership of CLASE including overseeing project budgets and implementation, and hiring and supervision of personnel
  • established record of working in education and/or community organizations to advance equitable access to educational opportunities for Latino children and youth
  • knowledge of successful, research- and evidence-based practices that positively impact the educational outcomes of Latino children and youth
  • established history of establishing, coordinating, and leading collaborative partnerships with a range of stakeholders (e.g., PK-12 institutions, community partners, institutions of higher education)

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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.


As CLASE Executive Director, this individual will provide visionary leadership for research, instruction and outreach initiatives that reflect the Center’s respected history, complement its current initiatives, and make important and forward-thinking contributions to the future of the Center.

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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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