Assistant Professor of Political Science - Fall 2018

Assistant Professor of Political Science - Fall 2018

Position Number: 53070429

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Campus Location: Gainesville

General Summary: The University of North Georgia (UNG) is currently accepting applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Political Science & International Affairs (PSIA). The successful candidate may teach on multiple campuses as the schedule might require but their primary teaching responsibility will be on the Gainesville campus.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 19,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Teaching 12 hours per semester (4/4; undergraduate and graduate on-line courses) including core classes for the department.
  • The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, by offering courses in areas of Public Administration, American Government, Public Policy, Public Affairs, Military Leadership/Management or others dependent on departmental needs.
  • Preference will be given to those candidates who:
    1) Have previous teaching experience in the area of military administration, and military leadership and/or management.
    2) Experience in online instruction.
    3) Have an active research agenda and have the potential to contribute to both graduate and undergraduate programs within the department.

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • A Ph.D. is preferred in political science, public administration or public policy, or related field.
  • He/she must have a successful teaching background and must submit teaching evaluations.
  • Preferences will be given to candidates with expertise teaching in the area of military leadership/management, but not required.

Anticipated Hire Date: 08/01/2018

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial Transcripts

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit contact information for three professional references. If you received any graduate degrees from an institution outside the United States, you must provide a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Find a full list of NACES members at

Please submit contact information for three professional references.

Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, 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, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.