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Assistant Professor in Special Education

University of West Georgia
UWG Recruiting Location

Job Details

Job Title: Assistant Professor in Special Education
Location: UWG Recruiting Location
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 267755
About Us

Since 1906, UWG has been home to those who are eager to learn, grow, and advance. Now, nearly 13,000 students from across Georgia, 31 states and 62 countries call UWG home. With 95+ undergraduate programs and concentrations, and 35 master's, specialist, and doctoral degree programs, our institution builds capacity to help develop talent pipelines for in-demand industries. Today, we're a regional powerhouse, making an economic impact of more than $633 million in the region and state.

With our main campus in Carrollton (GA) and presences in Douglasville (GA), Newnan (GA), and online, we take pride in working every day to curate a first-choice university by making a difference in the lives of our students, alumni, industry partners, and the communities we serve.
The academic enterprise of the university is organized into our College of Art, Culture, and Scientific Inquiry; College of Education; Richards College of Business; University College; School of Communication, Film, and Media; Tanner Health System School of Nursing; Honors College; Graduate School; UWG Newnan; and our UWG Douglasville Center.

Job Summary

Position Summary:

The Special Education program, housed within the Department of Literacy and Special Education in the College of Education at the University of West Georgia, invites dynamic applicants to join our growing program. The College of Education at the University of West Georgia is a doctoral-granting recognized leader in preparing exemplary practitioners for a variety of educational roles. The College of Education offers high-level technological support, mentoring for new faculty, assistance seeking research funding, and opportunities to partner with area school districts and work with graduate students at all levels.Located 45 miles west of Atlanta, the University of West Georgia is rapidly growing, with programs at the undergraduate level through the doctorate, and a diverse faculty and student population.Our 645-acre campus offers modern, state-of-the-art facilities complimented by beautiful green spaces. It ranks as one of the Southeast¿s best public regional comprehensive universities.

The Special Education program consists of four degrees in special education with tracks in adapted and general curriculum. Degrees include B.S.Ed., M.A.T., M.Ed., and an Ed.S. in Special Education. All programs are online. The UWG special education initial certification programs have the highest number of student graduates in the state of Georgia.

Position Description:

This is a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in the special education program. We are seeking an experienced educator with experience in P-12 and higher education who will help elevate and grow the special education program at UWG.


Job Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities, including:

¿Developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses, with an emphasis on quality online instruction;

¿Participating in university, college, and departmental meetings, events, committee work, and professional service;

¿Advising graduate students;

¿Working collaboratively with P-12 school committees; and

  • Completing other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications

Minimum Education:

Earned terminal graduate degree in special education or a closely related field. ABD will be considered.

Minimum Experience:

Minimum of 3 years experience in teaching children with disabilities in school settings.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

Successful experience with one or more of the following areas:

¿Experience in teaching at the university level.

¿Delivering and developing instruction with students with disabilities in early childhood special education.

¿Experience with Dual Certification (elementary and special education).

¿Successful experience with delivering and developing instruction for students with autism.

¿Successful experience delivering and developing instruction for students with high- and/or low-incidence disabilities.

¿Developing and conducting assessments for students with disabilities.

  • Using assistive technology with students with disabilities.
Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of West Georgia is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity, and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability,
gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and
federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, ADEA, ADA, E.O. 11246,
and Rev. Proc. 75-50

Other Information

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The successful candidate will have a comprehensive knowledge of special education as a field. They will have experience as a special educator in the field. They will have experience delivering online and/or on-campus university-level instruction.

Physical Requirements:

The successful candidate will be able to attend on-campus meetings, events, and classes. They will be able to work on a computer and/or laptop.

Work Environment:

This position will require an on-campus presence to attend meetings, events, and classes. An online presence will be required for all other work responsibilities.


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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