Saturday, October 11, 2014

Endowed DBER Chair, UGA

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Georgia invites applications at the rank of Associate or Full Professor for the position of University of Georgia Athletic Association Professorship in Innovative Science Education Research.

Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or a related field and are expected to have experience in teaching, mentoring, and research in discipline-based education at the post-secondary level, plus a demonstrated track record of national leadership in and current extramural funding for discipline-based education research (DBER). Associate Professor candidates must have served a minimum of three years at the Assistant Professor level. Full Professor candidates must have served a minimum of three years as a tenured Associate Professor.

 The successful applicant will join a vibrant group of more than 25 faculty in Franklin College and five other colleges at the University who are engaged in DBER ( The endowed professor will assume a leadership role in developing multi-investigator grant proposals including both basic and applied research and coordinating and publishing research in discipline-based education.  Additional responsibilities include collaborating with the faculty in studying learning and teaching in classroom and laboratory settings, as well as teaching in their scientific discipline.

 The expected start date for this position is August 2015. The committee will begin to review applications on November 14, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
We will receive applications for this position through the University of Georgia, Franklin College Faculty Recruitment website ( To apply, use the Application Materials dialog box to upload a single PDF file consisting of the following materials:
letter of application, including an explanation of qualifications relative to the responsibilities specified above;
statement of research trajectory (one page);
statement of teaching philosophy (one page);
curriculum vitae;
up to three abstracts of papers that highlight published research.

 The Franklin College Recruitment website will prompt applicants to supply the names and contact information for three references, who will be sent a link by which they can submit a letter directly.
 If applicants need to submit a hard copy of their application materials, they should contact Leslie Morrow (Email: for additional information. Please contact Dr. Bill Dennis, search committee chair (Phone: 706-542-2872), to have a confidential conversation about the position.

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 The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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, disability, or protected veteran status