The Department of Career and Information Studies at the University
of Georgia invites applications for a position as an Assistant
Professor of Learning, Design, and Technology ( LDT ) to begin
August 2022. The position is a tenure-track, academic year
(9-month) appointment with the possibility of summer employment.
The qualified candidate will join an active, innovative, and
collaborative group of scholars focused on research, creation, and
use of technologies to enrich people’s lives in the workplaces and
communities of the future. Faculty members in the LDT program have
a passion for designing, conducting research, publishing in top
journals, and seeking external funds to support their work. We seek
candidates who have a vision for the future of the field and the
role of emerging technologies in the workplace of the future.
Special Instructions to Applicants
- Establish and maintain a rigorous and innovative line of
- Seek external funding to support and sustain your research
- Design and teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in
instructional technology in
face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats.
- Provide leadership in local, national and/or international
- Provide service to the department, college, university and
- Advise graduate students and supervise graduate student
Applications received by November 19, 2021 are assured full
consideration. We will continue to accept and screen applications
until the position is filled.
A complete application includes:
- A letter of application that addresses the position
qualifications (not to exceed 4 pages).
- A curriculum vitae.
- Transcripts for all degrees earned and in progress (unofficial
transcripts accepted initially).
- Two samples of scholarly writing, combined into one .pdf
- A one-page statement of your commitment to diversity, equity,
and inclusion, including evidentiary examples.
- The names of three references. Official transcripts and letters
of reference will be required only from finalists.
All materials should be uploaded electronically to UGAJobs:
Please direct inquiries to the search committee chair: Dr. Theodore
J. Kopcha (email@example.com).
Please note that this position is contingent on availability of
Assistant Professor - Learning, Design, and Technology (CIS)
COE-Career & Information Std
About the University of Georgia
The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant
university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the
state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified
institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/
). UGA is currently
ranked among the top 15 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 was founded in 1785
by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered
University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800
full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time
staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students
including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 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.
The University of Georgia is consistently ranked among the Nation’s
leading public research universities, and seeks to sustain and
advance this history of success through the recruitment and
retention of an excellent and diverse faculty. The University of
Georgia offers a competitive compensation and benefits package with
an affordable cost of living, an attractive location in the
foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in close proximity to
Atlanta, a mild climate, and an excellent quality of life in a
vibrant multicultural community.
About the College/Unit/Department
University of Georgia / College of Education / Department of Career
and Information Studies / Learning, Design, and Technology ( LDT )
The Department of Career and Information Studies at the University
of Georgia is an active, innovative, and collaborative group of
scholars focused on research, creation, and use of technologies to
enrich people’s lives in the workplaces and communities of the
future. Faculty members in the LDT program have a passion for
designing, conducting research, publishing in top journals, and
seeking external funds to support their work.
We offer M.Ed. and Ed.S. degrees focused on K12 education, an M.Ed.
focused on instructional design and development, an M.Ed. focused
on research, and a Ph.D. focused on using design, research, and
scholarship to solve real-world educational problems in multiple
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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
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the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction
against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
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requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance,
including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor
employees, are currently not in effect.
The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by
Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement
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including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January
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Academic (9 mo.)
A doctorate in Learning, Design, and Technology, Instructional
Technology, or a closely related area by the start date of the
Candidates should have a program of research consistent with
appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor that demonstrates
coherent theoretical foundations and potential for high-quality
teaching, publications, and external funding. For information about
the requirements for appointment at the rank of Assistant
Professor, please see the
University of Georgia’s Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion, and
Department of Career and Information Studies Procedures and
Criteria for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or
- An active program of research that demonstrates coherent
theoretical foundations and potential for high-quality teaching,
publications, and external funding.
- Expertise in an area of research that explores the potential of
emerging learning technologies to address current issues in the
field and society.
- A year or more of experience applying instructional design in
K-12, higher education, and/or corporate settings
- Background in teaching topics related to instructional design
and technology in both face-to-face and online environments for a
semester or more.
- Leadership in current efforts and future directions of research
and practice in the field.
The successful candidate will have:
- a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and
- excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Preferred candidates will also have:
Is this a Position of Trust?
- knowledge of applying for and/or securing external funding for
one or more projects.
- potential to promote collaborative relationships in various
- ability to work collaboratively with faculty throughout the
university on STEM -related projects.
Does this position have operation, access, or control of
Does this position require a P-Card?
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this
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
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Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter
- Unofficial Transcripts
- Writing Sample
- Other Documents #1
- List of References with Contact Information