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Assistant Professor - Learning, Design, and Technology (CIS)

Employer
University of Georgia
Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Instructional Technology & Design, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Home Economics & Consumer Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary

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.

Responsibilities:
  1. Establish and maintain a rigorous and innovative line of research.
  2. Seek external funding to support and sustain your research agenda.
  3. Design and teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in instructional technology in
    face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats.
  4. Provide leadership in local, national and/or international partnerships.
  5. Provide service to the department, college, university and profession.
  6. Advise graduate students and supervise graduate student research.


Special Instructions to Applicants

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:
  1. A letter of application that addresses the position qualifications (not to exceed 4 pages).
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. Transcripts for all degrees earned and in progress (unofficial transcripts accepted initially).
  4. Two samples of scholarly writing, combined into one .pdf document.
  5. A one-page statement of your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including evidentiary examples.
  6. 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: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/225278 .

Please direct inquiries to the search committee chair: Dr. Theodore J. Kopcha (tjkopcha@uga.edu).

Please note that this position is contingent on availability of funding.

Posting Details

Posting Number

F1024P

Working Title

Assistant Professor - Learning, Design, and Technology (CIS)

Department

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 ) Program.

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 contexts.

College/Unit/Department website

https://coe.uga.edu/directory/career-and-information-studies

Posting Type

External

Retirement Plan

Employment Type

Employee

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible

Underutilization

Advertised Salary

Anticipated Start Date

08/01/2022

Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

Job Posting Date

10/15/2021

Job Closing Date

Open until filled

Yes

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 (hrweb@uga.edu).

UGA Statement

PLEASE NOTE : On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the 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 that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https://coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Assistant Professor

FLSA

Faculty Rank

Assistant Professor

Contract Type

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

A doctorate in Learning, Design, and Technology, Instructional Technology, or a closely related area by the start date of the position.

Additional Requirements

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 Tenure and Department of Career and Information Studies Procedures and Criteria for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure .

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification
  • 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.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

The successful candidate will have:
  • a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Preferred candidates will also have:
  • knowledge of applying for and/or securing external funding for one or more projects.
  • potential to promote collaborative relationships in various educational contexts.
  • ability to work collaboratively with faculty throughout the university on STEM -related projects.
Physical Demands

Is this a Position of Trust?

No

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

No

Does this position require a P-Card?

No

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

No

Is driving a responsibility of this position?

No

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

No

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

No

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.

Duties/Responsibilities

Posting Specific Questions

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

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