University of Georgia — Assistant Professor of Workforce Education

The Department of Career & Information Studies at the University of Georgia invites applications for a position as an Assistant Professor of Workforce Education to begin August 2023. The position is a tenure-track, academic year appointment with the possibility of summer employment.

The Workforce Education Program consists of six full-time faculty members with a variety of research interests. The program offers MEd, MAT, EdS, EdD, and PhD degrees; attracts and supports national and international doctoral students; and has strong collaborative relationships with colleagues in STEM disciplines, quantitative and qualitative research methods, and state school districts. The Mary Frances Early College of Education (MFECOE) consists of nine departments and approximately 220 faculty members.

Required Qualifications:

  • A doctorate in career and technical education, workforce education, or related field earned by the start date of the position.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A record of one or more years’ of research and/or instructional expertise related to career and technical education (CTE) teaching and learning at the secondary level. Individuals with experience in STEM-education related fields are also encouraged to apply.
  • One or more years’ experience working with diverse populations.
  • Capacity for mentorship and teaching about instructional and research issues across career and technical education disciplines.
  • An active record of scholarship and productivity commensurate with experience.
  • Strong potential for seeking and attracting external funding.
  • Familiarity through instruction or research with current and emerging trends and cultural contexts in secondary, postsecondary, and/or workplace settings.


  • Establish and maintain a scholarly research, publication, and grant writing record.
  • Seek external funding to support and sustain your research agenda.
  • Teach graduate and undergraduate 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

Applications received by November 1, 2022 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 (not to exceed 4 pages).
  2. A curriculum vita.
  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. Names and contact information for three references. Letters will not be requested from these persons unless you become a finalist.

All materials should be uploaded electronically to UGAJobs:

Please direct inquiries to the search committee chair, Dr. John Mativo ( Please note that this position is contingent on availability of funding.

Local Context

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 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 employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 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 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 (

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