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Assistant Professor of Public Health - Tenure Track

Employer
Georgia College & State University
Location
Milledgeville, Georgia
Salary
Competitive

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Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Exercise Science & Kinesiology
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Assistant Professor of Public Health - Tenure Track

Thank you for your interest in employment at our university. Georgia College is an integral part of our local and neighboring communities and we are seeking candidates who share that commitment and want to support our mission. Our university team is comprised of faculty and staff professionals who are dedicated to continuing to move Georgia College forward as a nationally preeminent public liberal arts university. Georgia College is located in Milledgeville, a charming town less than a two-hour drive from Atlanta. As you take the time to learn more about our university, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. 

In keeping with the University's mission, we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.



Department Information
 

The School of Health and Human Performance (SHHP) serves undergraduate students who major in Public Health (BS) and Exercise Science (BS). We also have three master's programs: (1) MS with a concentration in either Health Promotion or Human Performance; a (2) Master of Arts in Teaching - Health and Physical Education; and a MS in Athletic Training (MSAT). We also house multiple minors in Public Health; Physical Education; Outdoor Education; and Global Health Studies.



Responsibilities
 

 Teaching/Instructing:
1. Full-time instructional load (4/4 load) teaching in areas of expertise within the academic discipline.
Courses in both undergraduate and graduate programs: e.g., Community Health; Environmental Health; Epidemiology; Health Promotion; Public Health Policy; Program Planning; Substance Use and Abuse; and/or others as commensurate with degree and experience.

* Other possible teaching responsibilities:
Faculty employees also contribute to the Georgia College core curriculum by teaching freshman (GC1Y) or sophomore seminar (GC2Y) courses.  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.

2. Serve as a mentor for students in the major and involve them in undergraduate research activities and community service initiatives within Public Health.

Scholarship:
3. Engage in scholarship and community service appropriate to the discipline.
Faculty are expected to conduct research and develop professionally.
* Publications - peer reviewed scholarship
* 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

Service:
4. Serve on school, college, and university committees as assigned.
Professional and Public Service is also often a part of faculty service expectations and might include activities such as the following:
* Consulting work
* Provide continuing education service, instruction, or program development for department, school, college, or university
* Membership and participation in community organizations
* Other significant services to the community

5. Work productively, collaboratively and collegially with all faculty and staff within SHHP, and contribute to the Georgia College, College of Health Sciences, and SHHP educational missions.

Other duities 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.



Required Qualifications
 

Educational Requirements

Candidates for this position are expected to have a terminal degree in area (DPH; DrPH; PhD) and experience commensurate with the Assistant Professor level at the time of the appointment.

Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 (www.sacscoc.org (faculty credentials).



Preferred Qualifications
 

Preferred Educational Qualifications
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.

Evidence of methodological innovation and creative teaching strategies is highly desirable. In keeping with the University's mission we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.



Required Documents to Attach
 

Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
List of References



Equal Employment Opportunity
 

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. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Georgia College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.



Other Information
 

This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
This position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position will not travel
This position does not require security clearance.



Background Check
 

  • Position of Trust + Education

GC&SU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action institution, with a commitment to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment. For more information, please visit our web page at www.gcsu.edu.

Organization

Georgia College & State University is the state's designated public liberal arts university. As a member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Georgia College is committed to fostering a liberal arts environment that values interdisciplinary inquiry, diversity and inclusion, and academic excellence. The College enrolls approximately 7,000 students –5,800 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students-- and is prominently cited for excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, nursing education, and high impact practices outside the classroom in a number of leading publications.  

The university's beautiful and historic campus is located downtown in Milledgeville, Georgia, a charming, diverse college town of approximately 19,000 residents in Central Georgia, approximately 90 miles southeast of Atlanta. Milledgeville is also the home of noted American author and alumna, Flannery O’Conner, and the college community enjoys many exciting literary arts programs at O’Connor’s former home, the Andalusia Institute, now owned by the College.  Milledgeville is also located on the banks of beautiful Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, allowing faculty, staff, and students to take full advantage of the environmental and recreational benefits of being part of a lake community. For cultural, educational, and leisure opportunities beyond Milledgeville, Macon and Atlanta are located within easy driving distances.  

Georgia College takes great pride in combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of a public university. 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, and we value diversity and inclusion in all of its forms.  

Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission, who are committed to respecting and fostering diversity and inclusion inside and outside of the classroom, and who 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 provide a first-class learning experience for our students, one that will prepare them to be competent, thoughtful, and well-rounded leaders who make transformative contributions to their communities and to the world.  

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Telephone
478-445-5004
Location
231 West Hancock Street
Milledgeville
GA
31061
United States
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