Lecturer of Sociology

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Lecturer of Sociology The Department of Government and Sociology currently offers bachelors degrees in Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Sociology and masters degrees in Criminal Justice and Public Administration. The public administration program is NASPAA accredited. The Department consists of 22 full time faculty and two professional staff members. In addition to serving students through its programs, the Department also focuses on expanding undergraduate research opportunities, community engagement and public policy inquiry. For more information about the department, visit http://www.gcsu.edu/artsandsciences/gov

Georgia College 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 19th 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.

The Georgia College Department of Government and Sociology seeks to hire a Lecturer of Sociology. The candidate will teach 15 course hours per semester.

Successful candidates will be expected to instruct our students in the discipline of sociology at the undergraduate level and will make extensive contributions to core instruction related to the introductory sociology course, in addition to a critical thinking course organized around social problems (Georgia College first year seminar) and other core offerings related to global issues and challenges (Georgia College second year seminar).
Successful candidates are expected to have: 
1. an understanding of the principles associated with teaching and learning; 
2. strong communication skills and successful higher education teaching experience; and
3. a demonstrable ability to work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds. In keeping with the University’s mission we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.

The successful candidate must meet the following minimum qualifications:  1. PhD degree (or A.B.D. if the degree will be conferred within the first year of service)in sociology or related discipline. 2. Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 (www.sacscoc.org -faculty credentials) 3. Understanding of the principles associated with teaching and learning.

The following qualifications are highly desirable:
1. Evidence of successful higher education teaching.
2. Experience and demonstrated competence teaching courses in sociology or related discipline.
3. Awarded PhD or ABD in Sociology.
4. Strong communication skills.
5. Evidence of creative teaching strategies is highly desirable.
6. Experience assessing student outcomes and/or facilitating undergraduate research activities.

Hiring preference will be given to faculty who demonstrate an understanding of Georgia College’s mission and who are enthusiastic about working closely with high-achieving students within an academic community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through learning and scholarship.

To learn more about this position or to submit an application please visit the link noted in this advertisement. 

To learn more about our University and the exciting educational opportunities please visit:  www.gcsu.edu





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Job No: Lecturer of Sociology
Posted: 10/12/2018
Application Due: 12/11/2018
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