English: Instructor, Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Fall 2017

Lawrenceville, GA
Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Statement:

Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is the 31st member of the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. With a current enrollment of almost 11,000 students, enrollment is projected to exceed 13,000 students within three years, including both residential and commuter students. Located in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, GGC provides a student centered, technology-enriched learning environment. Gwinnett County (pop. 850,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology.

Position Title:
English: Instructor, Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Fall 2017

Job Category:

English - 4001010200

Academic Affairs

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2

The English discipline at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) seeks one position of Instructor or open-rank professor (Assistant, Associate, or Full), with preference given for experience in and enthusiasm for the teaching of developmental and/or first-year writing, beginning August 1, 2017.

Successful candidates join a rapidly growing cadre of energetic colleagues working to build an innovative English major with concentrations in Language and Literature, Writing and Rhetoric, Teacher Certification, and Interdisciplinary Studies on the newest campus in the University System of Georgia. Successful candidates will be expected to teach first-year composition and general education courses, and upper division courses as available. Applicants should demonstrate significant innovation in teaching, superior service to the institution, and established research credentials. Commitment to building a new college is also essential. GGC emphasizes a student-centered learning environment.

In accordance with Board of Regents Policy governing GGC faculty, successful applicants will be eligible to receive 3 or 5 year renewable appointments or one year traditional appointments may also be approved. For more information about our college, please visit our website at www.ggc.edu.


Commensurate with education and experience with excellent benefits.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:


Applicants for the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor faculty position should hold a terminal degree specializing in rhetoric and composition or a closely-related field before or within the semester of the start date; applicants for the Instructor position should hold a Master's degree specializing in rhetoric and composition or a closely-related field before or within the semester of the start date. Applicants for any English faculty position must have a minimum of 18 ENGL graduate credit hours.

GGC is an institution that values and encourages innovative teaching. In addition to teaching, applicants are expected to actively participate in scholarly activities, student engagement, and service to the discipline, college, and community. Advising and mentoring are expected of all faculty.


Experience in and enthusiasm for the teaching of developmental and/or first-year writing

Interest in and evidence of commitment to working with first-generation students in an open access institution

Experience with service learning and other forms of experiential learning

Additional specializations of interest: new media studies, including digital media, digital rhetorics, and journalism; professional writing; minority rhetorics

Position Disclosure:

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion. Georgia is an open records state.

Physical Requirements

Position requires local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Job takes place in normal environmental conditions.

Work Hours:
Position may require non-standard work hours (nights and weekends).

Position Status:



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