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Position Announcement: Assistant Professor of Workforce Education at the University of Georgia

November 19, 2018

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Workforce Education

The Department of Career and Information Studies at the University of Georgia invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Workforce Education to begin August 2019. The position is a tenure-track, academic-year appointment with the possibility of summer employment.


The Workforce Education Program focuses on research and teaching that intersect STEM, career navigation, work ethic, and innovation as they inform the preparation of people for work and adult life. The program offers MEd, MAT, EdS, EdD, and PhD degrees; attracts and supports national and international doctoral students; and collaborates with other disciplines within the College of Education and across the University of Georgia.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A doctorate in workforce education or related field.
  • An active record of scholarship and productivity commensurate with experience.
  • Strong potential for seeking and attracting external funding.
  • Evidence that workforce education is central to the research agenda.
  • Familiarity with current and emerging trends in work and workforce education as they impact US secondary and secondary education and work across the lifespan.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One or more years experience teaching in K-12 or postsecondary settings.
  • One or more years experience working with diverse populations.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain a scholarly research, publication, and grant writing record.
  • Teach graduate courses in workforce education.
  • Advise graduate students and supervise graduate student research.
  • Contribute to the collegial community of the department to maintain programs of excellence in research and teaching.
  • Provide service to the college, university, profession, and public.

Procedure:
While applications received by 1 November 2018 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 both research and teaching philosophy and experience (not to exceed 4 pages).
  2. A curriculum vita.
  3. Two samples of scholarly writing.
  4. Names of three (3) references.
  5. All materials sumitted electronically to UGAJobs at www.ugajobsearch.com

Please direct inquiries to the search committee chair, Dr. Jay W. Rojewski (rojewski@uga.edu).

Local Context
The University of Georgia is a land- and sea-grant research-intensive university with approximately 35,000 students. Athens is a quintessential college town and is on many “best of” lists, including Most Affordable Cities (Mint.com), Best College Towns (numerous), Best Places to Retire (Forbes, CNN Money), America’s Prettiest Towns (Forbes), 7 Up and Coming Food Cities (Zagat), Best Small Place for Businesses and Careers (Forbes), and Best Local Music Scene (Budget Travel). Athens’ location 75 miles northeast of Atlanta makes for convenient access to Atlanta, Savannah, Nashville, Charlotte, the Great Smoky Mountains, and hundreds of miles of the Eastern seaboard.

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). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.


For more information about the Department of Career and Information Studies visit https://coe.uga.edu/directory/departments/career- information-studies; for UGA, visit www.uga.edu; for Athens, visit www.visitathensga.com; and for Georgia, visit www.georgia.gov