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Lecturer in Gerontology

Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Date posted
Apr 17, 2024

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Lecturer in Gerontology

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Georgia State University is a national model for innovation and opening opportunities for all, ranked 2nd most innovative by U.S. News & World Report, ranked 1st among public universities in undergraduate teaching, the number 1 nonprofit university to award bachelor’s degrees to African American students, 6th in the country for its first-year student experience, and highly ranked for enabling the social and economic mobility of its students. Among the most diverse universities in the nation, Georgia State opens global perspectives as the number 1 U.S. public university sending African American students to study abroad.

A regional gateway to higher education, the five suburban Perimeter College campuses provide more than 30 associate degree pathways. The downtown Atlanta campus offers more than 250 degree programs in 100 fields of study at the undergraduate, graduate and first-professional degree levels.
With five university-wide research centers and numerous centers and institutes at the college and school levels, Georgia State’s interdisciplinary, dynamic and productive research enterprises address major health and societal challenges.

Georgia State is vital to the regional economy, with a more than $2.9 billion economic impact, and is also a vital part of Atlanta’s vibrant arts and entertainment community, with highly regarded programs in music, art, creative writing and film, the Rialto Center for the Arts, and the Creative Media Industries Institute that contributes to innovation and the workforce for interactive media and media entrepreneurship.



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About the Department

The Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University just celebrated its 50th anniversary. Founded in 1973, the Gerontology Institute offers a Bachelor’s of Interdisciplinary Studies ( BIS ) with a concentration in Gerontology, an Undergraduate Certificate in Gerontology, a Master’s of Arts in Gerontology, a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, and a new Leadership and Aging Graduate Certificate. The Gerontology Institute prides itself on serving its student body by advancing innovative teaching, rigorous research and community engagement.

Position Description

The Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position to begin Fall 2024. At Georgia State, Lecturers are full-time faculty who are eligible for promotion to Senior Lecturer and Principal Lecturer. A Lecturer’s workload includes teaching four classes each semester (80%) and service (20%) and they are full members of the faculty. Lecturers meet a broad array of responsibilities such as teaching core courses, directing undergraduate programs, leading study abroad trips, and developing innovative experiential learning courses. Lecturers engage in service activities within the Institute and university, including participation in faculty meetings, committees, and other relevant service roles. Georgia State is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity, and the College of Arts & Sciences supports professional success for all faculty through mentoring programs and representation of faculty from all ranks (including Lecturers) in college-level program development.

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Required Education

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Gerontology or a related field (e.g., Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work) with a specialization in aging.

Preferred Qualifications/Experience

Successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach courses on aging at the undergraduate and graduate (Master’s) level; the ability to connect students with the broader aging network; and a commitment to creating a welcoming environment for students from many backgrounds and interests. Additionally, successful candidates will demonstrate the capacity for integrating technology in the classroom. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in one or more of the following: dementia, diversity and aging, and death, dying, and loss. Preference will be given to applicants who can teach some combination of the following classes: Introduction to Gerontology, Diversity and Aging, Dementia, Health and the Older Adult, Death, Dying and Loss and Psychology of Aging.

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Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations, etc

Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal background check.

Work Hours

Position may require non-standard hours including day, evenings, weekends, online, hybrid or other campus locations.


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Special Instructions Summary

For full consideration, please submit all required materials by May 1, 2024 . Qualified applicants must provide the following application materials to be considered:
Letter of application that details how the required and (if applicable) preferred qualifications are met, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, any additional evidence demonstrating teaching effectiveness and an unofficial transcript of all degrees completed (Official transcripts must be provided if an offer is accepted). Candidates with foreign degrees must provide a foreign degree transcript evaluation as verification of educational equivalency). Three professional letters of reference (Final Candidate Only).

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Georgia State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or protected veteran status in its programs, services, activities, employment, and/or admissions. Additionally, the University promotes equal employment opportunity for women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans through its affirmative action program.

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