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Clinical Assistant Professor

University of West Georgia
UWG Recruiting Location

Job Details

Job Title: Clinical Assistant Professor
Location: UWG Recruiting Location
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 269238
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

We invite outstanding candidates to apply for the Clinical Assistant Professor of Elementary Teacher Education position. The position is a full-time non-tenure track faculty position in the Department of Early Childhood through Secondary Education in the College of Education. Our Elementary Education programs offer opportunities to work with undergraduate and graduate teacher candidates, as well as working closely on research and professional development projects.

The College of Education at the University of West Georgia is one of the Southeast¿s largest and most respected Colleges of Education. Locally connected and globally relevant, we prepare students for meaningful professional careers through innovation in teaching, leadership, and wellness.


Responsibilities Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Elementary Teacher Education (such as Instructional Strategies, Classroom Management, and Community-Based Education) with the opportunity to develop courses in an area of specialization; supervising teacher candidates in local schools; assisting in the coordination of supervision each semester; developing and maintaining an active scholarly agenda including collaboration with college colleagues; enhancing program, departmental, college, and university goals and objectives via service activities; and assisting in the establishment and maintenance of mutually beneficial partnerships with local schools and districts.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements:
Earned Specialist's or Doctoral degree in Elementary Education or closely related field.

Experience Requirements:
Specialist or Doctorate Degree in Elementary Education or closely related field.
Minimum of 3 years of experience in teaching in a K - 8 school setting.
Ability and experience mentoring teacher candidates and/or new teachers in a classroom setting.
Expertise in inclusive/collaborative settings.
Experience with technology and online teaching in educational settings.
Ability to maintain an active career balanced across the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service.

Preferred Qualifications

Commitment to or Experience with:
State or national certification/licensure in Elementary Education.
Teaching diverse student populations, including ELL and at-risk students.
Preparing teacher candidates for teacher certification exams.
Delivering and developing online instruction.
Working collaboratively with program colleagues to expand undergraduate and graduate curricula, using multiple delivery formats.
Working collaboratively across disciplines at the department level.
Working collaboratively with university/community partners.

Required Documents to Attach

Cover letter
Curriculum vitae

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

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


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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