Assistant Professor of Political Science

Job Details

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Political Science
Location: MGA - Macon
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 240393
About Us

Middle Georgia State University (MGA), a multi-campus, baccalaureate and graduate degree granting public institution, is the most affordable public state university in Georgia. MGA has five campuses—Macon, Cochran, Dublin, Eastman, and Warner Robins, all located in central Georgia—and global outreach through its fully-online campus. Its enrollment of 8,000 students is largely comprised of students from most of Georgia’s 159 counties. The University has six academic schools, including Georgia’s flagship aviation university, that support its mission to educate and graduate inspired, lifelong learners whose scholarship and careers enhance the region through professional leadership, innovative partnerships and community engagement

Department Information The Department of Political Science is one of three departments housed in the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences. We offer a recently-established bachelor’s degree in political science, as well as minors and certificates in areas such as African & African Diaspora Studies, environmental policy studies, European Union Studies, global studies, political science, and pre-law. The department also supports the general education program of the university by offering the required course in American government and other social science electives.

Job Summary The School of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Middle Georgia State University is seeking candidates for an Assistant Professor of Political Science, to be primarily based on the Macon campus. This is a ten-month tenure-track position which involves teaching, scholarship, student advisement and other student success activities, and service.

Responsibilities

Teach lower and upper-level coursework with a 4/4 course load in general education and the political science bachelor’s program including sections of the introductory American government course (POLS 1101) as well as additional courses in the candidate’s field(s) of expertise. Teaching responsibilities may include online, hybrid, and/or face-to-face day and/or evening classes. Travel between campuses (Cochran, Dublin, and Warner Robins) may occasionally be required. In addition to teaching responsibilities, engage in scholarly activity and participate service to the university, the School of Education and Behavioral Science, the department, and the community.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. or other earned doctorate in political science or a closely related field or subfield. ABD candidates may be considered as long as the doctorate will be conferred by August 2022.

Preferred Qualifications
    Experience as an instructor of record in college-level courses.Experience teaching an introductory course in American government.Experience with online and hybrid course delivery. Research and/or teaching interests in at least one of the following areas: comparative politics, public administration, and/or public policy.
Required Documents to Attach
    Letter of interest including teaching philosophy Curriculum vitaeUnofficial Academic Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)Name and contact information for three professional references

Contact Information For more information, contact Dr. Christopher Lawrence, Chair, Department of Political Science at [email protected]

Other Information Position open until filled. This positon will begin August 1, 2022.

Background Check Offer of employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

Organization

One of 31 institutions in the University System of Georgia, Middle Georgia State was created in 2013 by the con­solidation of Macon State College and Middle Georgia College.

Middle Georgia State College strives to offer bachelor’s degrees that enhance the educational, economic, and cultural lives of Middle Georgians. Additionally, the college offers a wide array of associate’s degrees that meet the educational interests of traditional and non-traditional students in the region. With low tuition, robust financial aid, a commitment to the success of each student and a vibrant residence life program on three of our five campuses, Middle Georgia State promises an affordable, challenging, and rewarding college experience leading to degrees of proven quality. Our success is measured best by the accomplishments of our graduates in their chosen professions, as well as by the contributions they make to their communities.

 

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