Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice - Tenure
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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. We invite you to review the
current employment opportunities that are available at Georgia
In keeping with the University's mission, we especially
encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic,
racial, and gender diversity.
The Department of
Government and Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track
assistant professor faculty position in criminal justice beginning
in Fall Semester 2022. Start date will be 1 August 2022.
The Department of Government and
Sociology is committed to the mission of a public liberal arts
university. Excellence in teaching, scholarly activity, and
university service are requirements for promotion and tenure.
The Department of Government and Sociology is committed to
developing a diverse workforce and student body and to modeling an
inclusive campus community which values the expression of
difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning,
personal development, and institutional success. 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.
The Department currently offers bachelors degrees in Criminal
Justice, Political Science, and Sociology, and masters degrees in
Criminal Justice and Public Administration.
requires teaching core criminal justice courses at the
undergraduate and graduate levels. Successful candidates are
expected to teach 12 credit hours per semester. Candidates should
have the ability to offer at both undergraduate and graduate
courses in police systems and practices, research methods, and
statistical analysis courses. The ideal candidate will be able to
offer other criminal justice courses to meet the needs of both the
students and the program.
Faculty are expected to conduct research and develop within the
profession. The following represents some research and professional
development possibilities:- Publications in refereed journals-
Presentations at professional meetings- Grant applications-
Membership and participation in professional organizations
Examples include the following:- Department, college, and
university committee memberships and offices- Programs directed and
advised- Participation in special programs or projects- Consulting
work- Service to the profession- Membership and participation in
community organizations- Other significant services to the
institution and community
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in criminal justice or a
closely related field by the date of appointment, but we will
consider exceptional candidates who are ABD (must complete Ph.D.
within the first year of appointment). Candidates should have
demonstrated evidence of research publications, and the potential
for program development and grant writing ability, with clear
leadership potential in each of these areas being an asset.
Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1
(www.sacscoc.org (faculty credentials))
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. Prior teaching experience at the
University level is preferred. 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
Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
List of References and Contact Information
Knowledge, Skills, &
*Teaches typical load of 12 semester-hours of undergraduate and
graduate courses each semester in the area of Criminal Justice in
face-to-face and online formats.*Develops and designs curriculum
plans to foster student learning, stimulate class discussions, and
ensures student engagement.*Provides advisement, tutoring and
academic counseling to students as needed.*Collaborates and
supports colleagues regarding research interests and co-curricular
activities.*Participates in departmental activities and campus life
Equal Employment Opportunity
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.
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.