Needed: Assistant Professor

We are looking for a new colleague at the University of Georgia.

I’m brazenly using my responsibility as a monthly blogger here as a platform for publicizing this new job.  You can take two things from this:

  1. Combine your needs and responsibilities wherever you can as I am doing here.
  2. There are not enough Ph.D.’s in the school library media world.

The later is unfortunate, because teaching in higher education is immensely satisfying! I want to encourage folks to consider getting a Ph.D., especially if you’re about a decade into your career.  The price you pay to get into this type of job is taking a few years off to get the degree, and then moving to where the jobs are.  That’s steep, I know – but it can be done.

I’m pasting the official job description below.  In brief, we’re looking for someone who can contribute to our Learning Design and Technology program – so it could be someone with a library media background and/or an educational technology background.

Mary Ann Fitzgerald, University of Georgia


The University of Georgia

Department of Educational Psychology & Instructional Technology
Learning, Design, and Technology Program

The Learning, Design and Technology (LDT) program in the Department of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia is pleased to announce the position of Assistant Professor (9-month, tenure track). The LDT program Department seeks an energetic individual who has an established scholarly agenda in educational technology, learning sciences, and/or information science to begin as soon as January, 2010.


  • An earned doctorate (by time of appointment) in a field related to educational technology, learning sciences or information science;
  • An established or a clearly emerging record of scholarship.

The preferred qualifications of applicants for this position include:

  • Experience and leadership in using technology in K-12 education contexts or experience and leadership in school library media;
  • Experience teaching with emerging online learning technologies;
  • Experience teaching at the graduate level;
  • A research agenda in one or more of these areas: K-12 information services and resource management, games and simulations for learning, information organization, technology planning, social constructivist theories applied with technology, taxonomies (including folksonomies, Dublin Core, etc.), digital libraries, and information literacy.

The teaching responsibilities of this position will primarily be at the graduate level. LDT students aspire to be college professors, school library media specialists, K-12 technology leaders, instructional designers, or multimedia developers.  These audiences are reached through online courses, face-to-face courses at the main campus in Athens, and face-to-face courses at our new Gwinnett Campus ( Face-to-face
teaching includes traditional models and studio models (see The candidate will be expected to advise doctoral, specialist and masters students; maintain a strong research agenda as evidenced by refereed publications; and successfully seek external

Send letter of application, vita, and contact information for three references to Dr. Lloyd Rieber, LDT Search Committee Chair, 604 Aderhold Hall, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-7144; 706-542-4110; email: Application should concisely document experience and research interests. All application materials received by October 16, 2009 are assured full consideration. Preferred starting date is January, 2010. Availability of this position is contingent on funding. UGA is an AA/EEO institution. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. For more information, please contact the search committee chair.

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