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Lecturer/Assistant Professor of Political Science or History

Dalton State College
Dalton State College
Job Title: Lecturer/Assistant Professor of Political Science or History
Location: Dalton State College
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 267022
About Us

Dalton State College delivers a transformational education experience in a diverse, caring community to nearly 5,000 students. Dalton State was ranked number one in the nation for Student Experience in The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse 2024 Best Colleges in the U.S. rankings. We are also proud to have been recognized in 2020 as one of 79 "Great Colleges to Work For" by ModernThink. A member institution of the University System of Georgia, Dalton State provides broad access to high-quality bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and career certificate and teaching certification programs. Dalton State is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Northwest Georgia and surrounded by a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. The college is about 90 minutes from Atlanta and 30 minutes from Chattanooga, TN. Dalton State is Georgia's first Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and attracts students from 33 countries worldwide. More than one third of our student body identifies as Hispanic/Latino and more than half of our student body identifies as first-generation college students. As an HSI, Dalton State administers a Title V and Title III HSI STEM Grant program for developing institutions serving Hispanic populations. Dalton State is committed to creating a sense of belonging for all students and to ensuring their success.

Job Summary

Faculty with rank workload at Dalton State College prioritizes the following five components: (1) teaching (2) student success, (3) service, (4) research (or other form of scholarly or creative achievement) and (5) professional development. For lecturers, work in teaching and student success will be emphasized. Duties include teaching courses in area of expertise, advising and mentoring students, keeping office hours, developing curriculum, assessment of student learning, providing service to the campus and community, and undertaking professional development. Teaching assignments may include day, evening, off-campus, or online courses. An on-campus interview and teaching demonstration will be required prior to an official offer of the position. The start date is August 1, 2024.

Salary is Commensurate with Education and Experience.

We offer:

Tuition assistance

$100 Well-being rewards

Paid sick leave

Paid parental leave

Winter break (December Holidays)


  • Advise students using Banner/DegreeWorks each semester for the subsequent semesters, assist with graduation applications, mentor students, and assist with career placement.
  • Actively participate and serve on committees at the College, School, and community.
  • Participate in other appropriate service and professional activities related to the field of expertise.
  • Other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor or school dean.

Assistant Professor in Political Science

  • Standard load is 5-4 at the undergraduate level.

Assistant Professor in History

  • Standard load is 4-4 at the undergraduate level.


  • Standard load is 5-5 at the undergraduate level.

Required Qualifications
  • Applicants must hold an earned Masters degree from an accredited college in Political Science, History, or a closely related academic area for a lecturer position. Applicants must hold an earned Doctoral degree from an accredited college in Political Science, History, or a closely related academic area for an assistant professor position.
  • A minimum of 18 credit hours of graduate work in political science, government, or American history.
Preferred Qualifications
  • College classroom teaching experience
Required Documents to Attach
  • Letter of Interest
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Academic Vita or Resume
  • Academic transcripts
  • 3 References
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

· Applicants must provide evidence of teaching and classroom effectiveness; Excellent oral and written communication skills

·Demonstrated ability to teach in face-to-face, hybrid, and online classrooms

·Willingness to accommodate a variety of learning styles and use applied learning approaches

·Support the DSC Vision, Mission and Values and foster an environment of diversity in culture, thought and experience

· All candidates for faculty position should be able to demonstrate the ability to educate and empower the DSC student population successfully

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Dalton State College, as determined by Dalton State College in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Dalton State College is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of 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, ADEA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Dalton State College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact Dalton State College's Office of Human Resources at 706-272-2034. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 706-272-2034.

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