Assistant Professor, School Library Media
Job ID: 236564About Us
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Situated in the College of Education, the Department of Educational Technology and Foundations offers graduate degrees in instructional design and technology and school library media through robust online programs serving candidates in the state of Georgia and beyond. The College of Education is doctoral-granting and SACS-accredited, preparing graduates for professional careers in three dynamic areas of focus: Teaching, Leadership, and Wellness.
The Department of Educational Technology seeks qualified candidates for a tenure track faculty position of Assistant Professor of School Library Media. Responsibilities include teaching in the online M.Ed., Ed.S., and non-degree programs in school library media and engaging in applied research and service activities.Job Summary
This is a ten-month 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.edu/coe.Responsibilities
The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities including teaching online graduate courses in school library media; participating in service to the department, college, institution, and field; advising students; and conducting research. At UWG, teaching accounts for approximately 60% of faculty productivity; research 20% and service 20%.Required Qualifications
- Earned doctorate with emphasis in school library media, library and information science, instructional technology, instructional design, or closely related field (exceptional ABD candidates will be considered);
- Master's degree in school library media or successful completion of a state-approved school librarian certification program at the master's degree level.
- PK-12 teaching experience OR significant work with PK-12 students or teachers involving school library media.
- Working knowledge of library and information systems, learning theories, instructional design, technology integration, and/or distance learning;
- Experience working with adult learners and familiarity with adult learning theories;
- Experience teaching and/or advising graduate students;
- Demonstrated innovative uses of technology to enhance teaching and learning;
- Demonstrated ability to build and teach courses in fully online environments;
- Willingness to take leadership roles in state, regional, national and international professional organizations
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualificationsRequired Documents to Attach
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Unofficial transcripts
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for best consideration, please submit your materials by January 4, 2022Equal 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.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.Other Information
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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.