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Assistant Professor, Clinical (Leadership, Research, and School Improvement)

University of West Georgia
Job Location:
Carrollton, Georgia
Educational Administration and Leadership

Job ID: 236192

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

The University of West Georgia's (UWG) Department of Leadership, Research, and School Improvement focuses on the development and enhancement of educational professionals. The department houses Educational Leadership (EDLE) programs and an Ed.D. in School Improvement (EDSI).

The EDLE programs include Tier 1 Educational Leadership (certification only, comparable to Master's Level courses) and Tier 2 Educational Leadership (degree or certification, Specialist Level courses) and are offered online. The EDSI program is fully online and one of only three doctoral programs in the county with a specific emphasis on school improvement.

Students in our programs include K-12 classroom teachers interested in future roles in leadership, instructional coaches, other educators (e.g., technology specialist, lead teachers, program coordinators) and current school/district leaders. Through the EDLE course work, students are seeking to improve their knowledge, skills, and competencies and also gain PSC leadership certification.

Additional program information is located at

Job Summary

This is a ten-month, on-campus (not remote) appointment, and the start date for the position is August 1, 2022. The University of West Georgia is committed to diversity. Women and minorities are invited and encouraged to apply. More information can be found at www.westga/coe.


The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities including (1) teaching graduate courses in educational leadership and school improvement; (2) coaching and mentoring candidates in school settings; (3) advising students; (4) serving on doctoral dissertation committees; and (5) teaching predominantly in an online format. Teaching for this position accounts for approximately 90% of faculty productivity; research and service 10%.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements:

  • An earned terminal degree in Educational Leadership or related field from an accredited institution

Experience Requirements: 

  • A minimum of five years' experience as a practicing PK-12 educational leader
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of Georgia Professional Standards Commission policies and procedures
  • Online teaching experience
Proposed Salary

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications

Required Documents to Attach
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
Apply Before Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled

Conditions of Employment

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, codified at 20 USC 1092 (f) as a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies.

It is always the policy of the University of West Georgia Police Department to provide to the public an annual campus security report and comply with the federal law known as the Clery Act. 

Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position; the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) requires official transcripts upon official appointment.

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.

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