Assistant Professor of Public Law

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Business Title Assistant Professor of Public Law Position Number Home Department Government & Sociology 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

Faculty teaching, research and service schedule; some evenings and weekends for special events.

Work Hours per week Travel Required? Y Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Government and Sociology is committed to the mission of a public liberal arts university. Excellence in teaching, scholarly activity, and university service are requirements for promotion and tenure.

The Department of Government and Sociology is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success.

The Department currently offers bachelors degrees in Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Sociology, and masters degrees in Criminal Justice and Public Administration.

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.

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

The primary purpose of this position is to teach courses, provide expertise in Public Law and maintain the Pre-law program.

This faculty member will also contribute to the Georgia College core curriculum by teaching topical freshman (GC1Y) or sophomore seminar (GC2Y) courses.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties

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

Teaching Responsibilities
- Regular courses meetings and instruction as defined in the position description
- Mentoring students

Key Functions and Related Job Duties

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

Faculty are expected to conduct research and develop within the profession. The following represents some research and professional development possibilities:
- Publications in refereed journals
- Presentations at professional meetings
- Grant applications
- Membership and participation in professional organizations

Key Functions and Related Job Duties

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

Faculty contribute service to the institution. Examples include the following:
- Department, college, and university committee memberships and offices
- Programs directed and advised
- Participation in special programs or projects
- Other service in the institution

Key Functions and Related Job Duties

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

Public Service is often a part of the service expectations and might include activities, such as the following.
- Consulting work
- Service to the profession
- Membership and participation in community organizations
- Other significant services to the community

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Successful candidates will be able 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.

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

An earned Ph.D. in Political Science, Criminal Justice, or related field from an accredited institution is required.

Must meet SCACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 ( (faculty credentials))

Department Required Skills List any other requirements Preferences

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

A J.D. is not a suitable terminal degree for this position, but is desirable in combination with the appropriate doctoral degree.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F0224 Desired Start Date 08/01/2019 Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date 02/01/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions Summary

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

Reference Letters

Reference Letters

Accept References No Minimum Requests 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. Unofficial Transcripts
  5. List of 3 References and Contact Information
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 2/7/2019
    Application Due: 5/8/2019
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