Assistant Professor of Public
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 position requires teaching core public administration
courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, through different
modalities, including face-to-face and online. The ideal candidate
will be able offer research and methodology courses at both the
undergraduate and graduate levels. Since our program maintains
NASPAA accreditation, qualified applicants should have a clear
interest and ability to contribute to academic program
administration and accreditation processes. A doctoral degree in
public affairs, public administration, or a related field by the
date of appointment is required. 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. Candidates will also be expected to
maintain an active research agenda and engage in departmental and
Successful candidates will be able to work collegiality 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
Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2022.
Faculty - Teaching/Instructing -
- Teach courses in the discipline and contribute to the core
curriculum as defined in the position description
- Mentor students
Faculty - Professional Development -
Faculty are expected to conduct research and develop within the
profession. The following represents some research and professional
- Publications in refereed journals
- Presentations at professional meetings
- Grant applications
- Membership and participation in professional organizations
Faculty - Service - 25
Examples include the following:
- Department, college, and university committee memberships and
- 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
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in public administration 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))
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
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 expected.
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Knowledge and ability to convey current philosophies, practices and
theories related to the academic discipline.
Strong communication skills
Commitment to the profession
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.
Special Applicant Instructions
Job Posting will close on February 28, 2022.
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.