Position Announcement: Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology, Georgia Southern University

August 1, 2012


University System of Georgia

Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology—
Search # 65407-1 and 65407-2
College of Education
Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development

The Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development in the College of Education invites nominations and applications for two positions of Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology. Georgia Southern University (www.georgiasouthern.edu), a member institution of the University System of Georgia and a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, is one of Georgia’s premier universities. A residential university serving more than 20,000 students, Georgia Southern is recognized for providing all of the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college. Founded in 1906, the University offers more than 100 campus-based and online degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels through eight colleges. In 2012, Georgia Southern was named one of the top 10 most popular universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The more than 700 acre park-like campus is located in Statesboro, a classic Main Street community near historic Savannah and Hilton Head Island.

Within this setting, the College of Education offers undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare students for work in public education, community agencies, and higher education. Degree programs include the Bachelor of Science in Education in four different majors, the Master of Education in seven different majors, the MAT in four different majors, the Education Specialist in five different majors, and the Doctorate of Education in two different majors.

All degree programs are accredited by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission
(PSC), the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The positions of Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology will provide leadership to promote the College of Education’s mission.

Position Description. Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development, the Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology positions require teaching, service, and research responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. The Assistant Professors of Instructional Technology will be responsible for teaching online graduate and undergraduate courses, advising graduate students, conducting and publishing scholarly research, and providing service to Georgia Southern University and the profession. The positions are 9-month, tenure-track appointments, and the salaries are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

•Earned doctorate in Instructional Technology, or a related area, by August 1, 2013; •Knowledge of current hardware and software applications;
•Ability to teach graduate courses, teach online, and offer graduate advisement; •Ability to conduct scholarly research and publish in appropriate venues;

•Ability to perform service to the University and profession; •Effective communication skills;
•Ability to work with diverse student populations;
•Ability to use and model technology

Preferred Qualifications:

  • K-12 teaching experience;
  • School library media experience;
  • Higher education teaching experience;
  • Experience with teaching interactive distance learning systems;
  • Research interest related to online learning

    Screening of applications begins October 1, 2012, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2013. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

    Dr. Elizabeth Downs
    Dr. Charles B. Hodges, Search Co-Chairs, Search #65407-1 & 65407-2 Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development Georgia Southern University
    P. O. Box 8131
    Statesboro GA 30460-8131
    Electronic mail: itecsearch@georgiasouthern.edu
    Telephone: 912-478-5634 or 912-478-0497

    More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://coe.georgiasouthern.edu. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. Georgia is an Open Records state. Georgia Southern University is an AA/EO institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.