Assistant Professor of Rhetoric - 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. 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 Communication, positioned within the College
of Arts and Sciences, provides students with a versatile, engaged
and marketable curriculum. The major in Rhetoric (Speech) provides
the knowledge and practice of oral and written communication skills
in order to communicate and evaluate communication effectively in
the workplace and within society. Students develop and deliver
speeches, analyze arguments from a variety of oral and written
sources, develop and employ critical tools and engage in research
and discussion that centers on communication and persuasion as
central to business, politics, and culture. The Rhetoric major
offers students a deep understanding of the core of the liberal
arts curriculum: the uses of communication.
Georgia College is known for combining the educational
experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability
of public universities. 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
The Department of Communication at Georgia College is seeking a
tenure track assistant professor to teach in the area of rhetoric
and communication, as well as to restart an intercollegiate
forensics team as the Director of Forensics.
The successful candidate will be expected to take the lead in
developing a new competitive speech and/or debate program that
would be part of the load for the position. The successful
candidate would also teach courses in the Fundamentals of Public
Speaking, rhetorical theory, and debate and argumentation, along
with other courses in the rhetoric curriculum as needed.
Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2021.
* Instructional load teaching in the areas of expertise within the
* Regular course meetings and instruction
* Mentoring Students
* Other teaching responsibilities
Knowledge and ability to convey current philosophies, practices,
and theories related to the academic discipline.
Faculty employees also contribute to the Georgia College core
curriculum by teaching topical 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
The Department of Communication at Georgia College offers an
integrated, cross-platform curriculum including degrees in mass
communication and rhetoric, with concentrations in strategic
communication, multimedia journalism, and film and television
production. Community engagement, particularly through service
learning in the classroom, is emphasized in the department.
Georgia College is known for combining the educational experience
of a private liberal arts college with the affordability of a
public university. The Department of Communication currently has 12
full-time faculty members and approximately 300 majors. The
department is committed to the liberal arts mission and developing
a diverse workforce and student body which values the expression of
difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning,
personal development and institutional success.
Faculty - Service to Institution -
Service is an essential responsibility of all faculty in the
Department of Communication.
Service is fulfilled through activities such as:
*participation in departmental, college, and university committees
*directing and advising programs, and
*participation in special programs or projects.
Faculty - Scholarship and Creative Activity
Faculty are expected to conduct research and develop within the
Examples of research possibilities include:
*publication and peer reviewed scholarship,
*presentations at professional meetings, and
*membership and participation in professional organizations
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Demonstrable ability 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
A Ph.D. (terminal degree) in the discipline taught at the time
of the appointment is expected.
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. Previous experience in
intercollegiate speech and/or debate is strongly preferred.
Required Documents to Attach
Applicants should include:
- curriculum vitae
- cover letter
- list of three references and contact information
- copies of transcripts (official copies from the degree granting
instituion will be required only for the successful
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Dynamic individual with ability to manage a communication
classroom, and implement new technology and engaged learning
techniques. Ability to engage non-majors in a core curriculum
Ability to engage in professional development through attendance in
training workshops on and off campus.
Ability to participate in service throughout the university.
Ability to engage in scholarship related to area of expertise and
to incorporate current scholarship in the field in classes
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.
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 travel 1%-20% of the time.
This position does not require security clearance.
- Position of Trust