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Director, Office of School Engagement

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Applicants should submit the following materials electronically via the Faculty Jobs portal ( ): a letter of interest that addresses their qualifications related to the required responsibilities and qualifications listed in the job posting; a current curriculum vita, a statement of philosophy in building, maintaining, and studying school/university partnership and a list of the names and contact information of three professional references.

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Open Rank
Posting Number 2017_00564F
Posting Type
Official Title Open Rank (Clinical)
Working Title Director, Office of School Engagement
Title Code 55194
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Salary Range competitive
Job Summary

The College of Education at The University of Georgia is pleased to announce an open-rank clinical faculty position to lead the college’s Office of School Engagement beginning 1 August 2018. The Office of School Engagement serves as a bridge between theory and practice in public education to improve the educational experiences of students and the professional lives of educators. The Office provides leadership for our award-winning Professional Development School District partnership with the Clarke County School District.

The Director of the Office of School Engagement will:
• provide vision and leadership to address challenges facing today’s P-12 learners and educators by connecting networks of partners to develop innovative solutions for educational issues through service learning opportunities in a P-12 setting;
• coordinate, study, and foster partnerships between the college and local school districts, philanthropic organizations, state agencies, and professional associations;
• teach courses in a department appropriate to his/her academic background; and
• provide service to the institution and profession.

For more information about the college and the University of Georgia, please visit our website at

Review of applications will begin 1 February 2018. Complete applications received by that date will be assured consideration. Applicants should submit: a letter of interest that addresses qualifications in the areas detailed above, a current curriculum vita, a statement of philosophy in building, maintaining, and studying school/university partnerships, and a list of the names and contact information of three professional references. Materials should be submitted electronically through the university’s Faculty Jobs portal (

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

The University of Georgia, a land-grant/sea-grant university, is the largest and most comprehensive educational institution in Georgia. The University enrolls approximately 35,000 students and is located in the rolling hills of northeast Georgia. Athens is approximately one hour from metropolitan Atlanta and also within easy access to coastal areas and the scenic Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee mountains. The Athens community has a rich culture that coexists with the university creating a vibrant art and music scene and a stimulating intellectual environment (

Minimum Qualifications

Required qualifications include:
● an earned doctorate at the time of employment in a relevant field;
● at least 2 years of experience coordinating large-scale collaborative service missions between university educator preparation programs and school districts;
● Appointment rank is contingent upon years of experience, academic rank in current position, record of achievement in school engagement efforts and university instruction, and an evaluation of the candidate’s record in alignment with the promotion criteria of the unit in which the candidate will be appointed as well as the university’s guidelines for the appointment and promotion of clinical faculty members (

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include:
● at least 2 years of previous leadership experience in higher education
● a record of success in developing and leading collaborative partnerships in which multiple partners are engaged to drive educational reform;
● an understanding of the complexities of P-12 education and university educator preparation;
● a record of empirically documenting success in engagement efforts;
● a commitment to building inclusive relationships among various stakeholders and collaborators; and
● an ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Degree Level Terminal
Posting Date 12/07/2017
Open Until Filled No
Closing Date 02/01/2018
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  4. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents