Assistant or Associate Professor

Position Summary

The Program of LLOD—Adult Learning, Leadership and Organization Development—at the University of Georgia is pleased to announce a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor position to begin 1 August 2023. An advanced Assistant Professor eligible for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor would also be considered. The mission of our program is to develop leaders and scholars with deep knowledge of learning and change so they can transform their worlds. The LLOD program offers a variety of degrees including an MEd in online and hybrid formats, EdD, PhD, and two graduate certificates in Transformative Leadership and Organization Coaching.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit all the following:
  • A cover letter of application specifically responsive to the position’s responsibilities and required and preferred qualifications as described in the posting request;
  • A comprehensive resume or curriculum vitae;
  • A statement of research;
  • Sample publications (maximum 5), in one PDF file;
  • A statement of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Unofficial transcripts from all graduate work; and
  • Names and contact details of three persons who could provide professional letters of reference.
Review of applications will begin by 1 October 2022. Potential applicants should note that degrees or experience in educational leadership, K-12 education, or similar fields are probably not appropriate preparation for this position. Questions may be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Laura Bierema ( ).

Posting Details

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Working Title

Assistant or Associate Professor


COE-Lifelong Ed, Admin&Policy

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 1,800 full-time instructional 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.

About the College/Unit/Department

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 ( MFE COE ) improves the lives of residents of Georgia and beyond through our instruction, research, and service. The MFE COE is a comprehensive college with disciplines focused on teacher preparation, counseling and human development, communication sciences, human movement sciences, career development, student affairs, and educational administration and policy. We place significant emphasis on graduate education with approximately 40% of our students at the graduate level, making us the second largest college at UGA with respect to graduate education.

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.

Tenure track faculty members in our department are full time 9-month (academic year) faculty members who have a strong academic background, professional experience in LLOD, and a commitment to facilitating learning, leadership, and change with adults, groups, organizations, and communities in complex, shifting, transformative times. As with all faculty positions in the department, tenure track faculty engage in scholarly activities; teach courses across LLOD programs; provide academic advising to students as assigned; and engage in service to the department, the University and the profession.

For more information about the Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy ( LEAP ), visit for UGA, visit; for Athens, visit; and for Georgia, visit

College/Unit/Department website

Posting Type


Retirement Plan

Employment Type


Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible


Advertised Salary

Anticipated Start Date


Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

Job Posting Date


Job Closing Date

Open until filled


Location of Vacancy

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 (

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Open Rank


Faculty Rank

Open Rank (Tenure Track)

Contract Type

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

An earned doctorate at the time of employment in Adult Learning, Leadership and Organization Development or a related field such as adult education, human resource development, organization development, or leadership.

Additional Requirements

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

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
  • A record of excellence in teaching and interest and/or background in delivery of coursework in online formats.
  • Evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and service.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Evidence indicating successful leadership of collaborative research and development activities, and service supporting students, the institution, or the discipline.
  • Demonstrated interest in adult learning, leadership, and organization development, preferably with interest in examining complex societal challenges affecting adult learners such as climate change, social injustice, or equity and inclusion.
  • An active record of scholarship and productivity in terms of peer-reviewed publications in academic journals and professional presentations commensurate with experience.
  • Evidence or strong potential for seeking and attracting external funding. Evidence of potential may include success with small-scale proposals, training/preparation relative to seeking external funds, and/or research in novel and high interest areas for funding sources.
Physical Demands

Is this a Position of Trust?


Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?


Does this position require a P-Card?


Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?


Is driving a responsibility of this position?


Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)


Credit and P-Card policy

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.



The successful applicant will be expected to maintain a high-quality research program; seek external funding; serve as a mentor for students in research, teaching and service; direct theses and dissertations, including using action research methodology; participate in faculty governance; and contribute to the LLOD Program community and the Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy. This position requires a) teaching the equivalent of two courses per semester in the program or department and b) the delivery of face-to-face, hybrid, and online instruction on our Athens, Gwinnett, and Online campuses.

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
  4. Sample Publications
  5. Other Documents #1
  6. Unofficial Transcripts
  7. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Other Documents #2

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