Assistant Professor - Learning, Design, and Technology

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Instructional Technology & Design, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

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. 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.


  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.

Required Qualifications:

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.


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.
  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:

Please direct inquiries to the search committee chair: Dr. Theodore J. Kopcha ( Please note that this position is contingent on availability of funding.

Chartered in 1785, the University of Georgia is the Nation’s oldest state chartered university and the birthplace of the American system of public higher education. 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.

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 (

For more information about the Department of Career and Information Studies, visit; for UGA, visit; for Athens, visit; and for Georgia, visit


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