Assistant Professor of Biology (Invertebrate Biology)

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Assistant Professor of Biology (Invertebrate Biology)

Primary Function of Unit:  There are two undergraduate majors within the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences. We currently have 26 full time faculty members in the department with about 420 undergraduate biology majors, 100 environmental science majors, and an M.S. program in biology with approximately 30 students pursuing thesis and non-thesis degrees.

Georgia College & State University is a member institution of the University System of Georgia and is the state’s designated public liberal arts university. A member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Georgia College enrolls approximately 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is prominently cited for educational excellence in a number of leading publications. The university’s beautiful and historic campus is located in Milledgeville, which was the mid-nineteenth century capital of Georgia and is very near the geographic center of the state.

Georgia College is known for combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public universities. The university’s main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship. We value reason, respect and responsibility.

Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission and are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship and service. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non‐majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.

Georgia College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and multi-ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment.

Primary Purpose of Position: Primary teaching responsibilities will be General Entomology and Invertebrate Zoology, with other teaching opportunities including introductory courses in the biological sciences, core curriculum, and upper level and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Teaching responsibilities will include 12 contact hours/semester. The candidate will have the opportunity to develop an independent research program.

Knowledge/Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to teach courses in introductory biology, core curriculum (non-majors), and upper division and graduate courses in area of specialization.
• Ability to engage undergraduates and graduates in research.
• Ability to work collegially and effectively with university students, faculty, and staff as well as the surrounding community.
• Demonstrable ability to work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds.

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Job No: Assistant Professor of Biology (Invertebrate Biolo
Posted: 8/28/2018
Application Due: 10/27/2018
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