The Goizueta Foundation Distinguished Chair of Latino Teacher Education

From: Peter Smagorinsky (
Date: Wed Apr 14 2004 - 07:03:39 PDT

The University of Georgia
College of Education
The Goizueta Foundation Distinguished Chair of Latino Teacher Education
Executive Director of the Center for Latino Achievement & Success in Education

Georgia has experienced a 300% increase in the Latino/a population. To lead
and coordinate Latino/a educational and research efforts on the UGA campus
and within Georgia, The University of Georgia is seeking a scholar for The
Goizueta Foundation Distinguished Chair of Latino Teacher Education. Funded
by The Goizueta Foundation, the Goizueta Distinguished Chair is one part of
a generous $2,670,000 endowment. The endowment income provides substantial
annual support for pursuing research and development activities in Latino/a
teacher education.

The Chair/Executive Director will be a scholar with a demonstrated capacity
to direct the Center, integrate research across disciplines, disseminate
research findings, secure extramural funding, and provide leadership to
establish a consortium for the educational advancement of Latino/a children
and youth with other colleges and universities in the State of Georgia. The
individual will have extensive experience working in education and/or
community organizations, and knowledge of successful programs for Latino/a
education as well as an extensive record of research in the area of Latino
Teacher Education. The individual must be eligible for tenure at the senior
level in one of the College's departments. This is a 12-month position with
a competitive salary. The Chair is expected to teach at least one course
per year. The Goizueta Foundation Chair will report to the Dean of the
College of Education.

The Chair will provide vision and leadership for the center and for the
college's Latino/a teacher education initiatives. Ensuring the educational
achievement of Hispanic/Latino youth to complete their K-12 education and
ensure access to post-secondary educational opportunities is the focus of
the Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education. CLASE provides
training and research-based knowledge of how best to ensure Hispanic/Latino
educational achievement to those who work to enhance Hispanic educational
success in Georgia. See

The University of Georgia's College of Education is one of the largest and
most diverse of its kind in the U.S. with more than 200 faculty members and
approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students. During the
2003-04 academic year, we received more than $23.8 million in state support
and $17.9 million in external funding for teaching, research and service
programs. Both the College and University promote and reward
interdisciplinary collaboration in research, teaching and service. Many
opportunities exist to work with faculty across departments in the College
and with colleagues from other colleges such as the Franklin College of
Arts and Sciences. The College of Education values, supports, and expects
excellence in teaching, research and service; encourages collaboration
between UGA faculty and local P-12 schools; and actively seeks cultural,
philosophical, and methodological diversity. Visit our website at for more information about the College of Education.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2004. Applications received by
that date will be assured of consideration. Nominations are encouraged.
Salary will be commensurate with UGA distinguished chair positions.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest documenting how
their experience fits the position requirements, a CV, and three
professional references to: Dr. Karen E. Watkins, Interim Associate Dean
for Research and External Affairs, G-10 Aderhold Hall, UGA, Athens, GA
30602-7101. The University of Georgia is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer.

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