Assistant Professor of English

Job Details

Title:Assistant Professor of English Department:School of Arts and Professional Studies Job Category:Faculty Regular/Temporary:Regular Open Date:03/27/2019 Description:

MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Teach 15 semester credit hours per semester / 30 semester credit hours for the academic year (tenure track faculty); or as a Lecturer, 18 semester credit hours per semester/36 semester credit hours for the academic year.
  • Ability to teach at all SGSC campuses and sites, particularly at our Entry Program at Valdosta University.
  • Meet each class as scheduled at the designated time and place and for the designated length of time.
  • Maintain a minimum of ten office hours for student consultation per week, appropriate to the time and delivery method of the assigned courses (e.g.., evening, week-end, on-line, or off-campus) and post this information.
  • At the beginning of each course, provide each student with a syllabus per the guidelines in the faculty handbook.
  • Develop new courses and course materials as appropriate.
  • Faculty serve on committees, task forces, and other college-improvement activities; however, Lecturers are not assigned to USG or SGSC standing committees.
  • Attend and participate in all college-wide and appropriate School meetings.
  • Support student activities and clubs.
  • Participate in professional development activities on an on-going basis.
  • Stay current in the teaching discipline(s) and the pedagogy of that discipline.
  • Assist advisees with academic planning, scheduling, graduation, registration, and other appropriate academic issues.
  • Submit correct proof rosters and grades in Banner by the assigned deadlines. Record daily attendance according to institutional policy.
  • Submit assessment data to discipline committee chair in a timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:

  • Mastery of the teaching discipline.
  • Ability to engage students in higher order learning
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral forms
  • Ability to align instruction with student learning outcomes
  • Adhere to institutional policies and procedures

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

  • Each faculty member reports to the appropriate Department Chair and School Dean.

GUIDELINES:

  • Guidelines include college policies and procedures, department policies and Board of Regents policy and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.

COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK:

  • The work consists of varied administrative duties and coordination of primary functional areas. Strict regulations contribute to the complexity of the position
  • Success in this position contributes to the efficiency, effectiveness, and regulatory compliance of all department operations

CONTACTS:

  • Contacts are typically with students, co-workers, other college personnel and members of the general public
  • Contacts are typically to provide services; to give or exchange information; to resolve problems; to motivate or influence persons; or to justify, defend or negotiate matters

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table, or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, bending or crouching
  • The employee occasionally lifts light objects
  • The work is typically performed in an office setting

Required Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The completion of a Master’s Degree in English plus 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline
Desired Qualifications:

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Doctorate in the field
  • Graduate coursework and experience in or related to professional business and technical writing preferred
  • Three years teaching experience

Organization

Waycross College is a two-year college and one of the newest institutions in the University System of Georgia. It is located in rural southeast Georgia and serves a ten-county area adjacent to the Okefenokee Swamp. Five major buildings, including a new state of the art Student Services Center, are located on the 150 acre campus. Off-campus classes are offered in the city of Hinesville.

The College is widely recognized as a place for students who want to enter the job market with a solid foundation in liberal arts or transfer successfully to a baccalaureate program at a four-year institution. The College does an excellent job of preparing its students for both.

Waycross College is a non-residential college of 980 students. The student body is diverse, and the average age is 25. Students may choose to major in one of 30 associate degree programs in areas such as business, criminal justice, history, psychology, and teacher education. Flexible class scheduling and an academic support center assist students in making the most of educational opportunities. Waycross College students perform well on the Regents’ Test and have good success upon transferring to four-year institutions. The Adults Start College Grant helps returning non-traditional students achieve success in higher education.

Partnerships with the community are particularly evident at Waycross College. The College is an active supporter of the Okefenokee Arts and Entertainment Alliance.

There is no lack of outside activities for students. Concerts, special lectures, social events, cultural exhibits and intramural sports are just a few of the extracurricular activities offered at Waycross College. Students also may participate in leadership opportunities through Phi Theta Kappa, the Multicultural Student Alliance, the Drama Club and Outdoor Adventurers Club.

Waycross College was founded in 1970 by the University System of Georgia to serve the growing southeast Georgia region. Classes began in 1976.

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