Assistant Professor of Biology (Invertebrate Biology)

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Business Title Assistant Professor of Biology (Invertebrate Biology) Position Number Home Department Biological & Environmental Sciences Employment Type Tenure Track Faculty Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Appointment Faculty (10-month) Time Limited? No Time-Limited Appointment Length Not Applicable Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, with occasional evening or weekend events.

Work Hours per week Travel Required? N Primary Function of Organizational 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.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties

Key Function Faculty - Teaching/Instructing Job duties performed for the above function

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.

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.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties

Key Function Faculty - Professional Development Job duties performed for the above function

– Publications (editing, citations)
– Presentations at professional meetings
– Current work in circulation or in progress
– Grants received or applied for
– Membership and participation in professional organizations
– Other professional service or development activities

Key Functions and Related Job Duties

Key Function Faculty - Service to Institution Job duties performed for the above function

– Committee memberships and offices
– Programs directed and advised
– Participation in special programs or projects
– Other service in the institution

All faculty are expected to support the advancement of the department, college and university mission by providing service to the institution. Service may be at the department, college, university, community and disciplinary level. Duties include service on college-level and university-level committees, advising students regarding career options, and support of department-level outreach activities.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties

Key Function Faculty - Scholarship and Creative Activity Job duties performed for the above function

The candidate will have the opportunity to develop an independent research program.
– Publications (editing, citations)
– Presentations at professional meetings
– Current work in circulation or in progress

Produce original research such as peer-reviewed journal articles, proceedings, and book chapters related to the discipline.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Other Duties and Responsibilities

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.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College.

Minimum Requirements

Proposed Minimum Experience/Education

•Ph.D. preferred (ABD with Ph.D. completed within the first year of service will be considered) in Biological Sciences or related field.
•Research experience (demonstrated by publication record).
•Undergraduate teaching experience.
•Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 (www.sacscoc.org (faculty credentials))

Department Required Skills List any other requirements Preferences

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

•We are particularly interested in candidates who can teach entomology and invertebrate zoology.
•Ability to use the Georgia College insect collection in teaching and/or research is a plus.
•At least one year of experience teaching college-level courses.
•The department is especially interested in candidates whose experience, research, teaching, and service can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F0208 Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date 08/31/2018 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions Summary

Applicants must use the “other documents” link to upload the Research Statement.

Review of applications will begin November 9, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

Letters of Reference: Letters are requested. Automated emails containing instructions and hyperlinks are sent to the reference providers. In the event a reference provider does not provide a letter, the application will still be considered. As a safe guard against email filters, etc. that are not within our control a list of references will also be requested to help provide alternative contact methods in the event they are needed.

Reference Letters

Reference Letters

Accept References Yes Minimum Requests 3 Last Day a Reference Provider Can Submit Reference Applicant Special Instructions Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. What is the highest level of education you have achieved?
    • Bachelors
    • Masters
    • Specialist
    • ABD - All But Dissertation (Degree work completed; Dissertation needs to be completed)
    • Doctoral
  2. Do you have higher education teaching experience?
    • Yes, 1 - 2 years higher education teaching experience
    • Yes, 3 - 5 years higher education teaching experience
    • Yes, 5 or more years higher education teaching experience
    • No, I do not have higher education teaching experience
  3. Have you successfully completed 18 graduate level semester hours in the teaching discipline described in this posting?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Other Document
  5. Unofficial Transcripts
  6. List of 3 References and Contact Information
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