Assistant or Associate Professor of Irish Studies,

Position ID: 41134
Georgia Southern University
College of Arts & Humanities
Position Description
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Job Class: 
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor
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Assistant/Associate Professor of Irish Studies, Search # 67613
The College of Arts and Humanities

The College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure track) in the field of Irish Studies, with a broad focus on Ireland, Irish-America, and/or the global Irish diaspora. The appointment can be made in any academic discipline, with special consideration given to applicants in History, Music, Theatre, Art, or Linguistics. This position is located on the Statesboro campus, but will also include responsibilities on the Armstrong campus.

Georgia Southern University is the state's largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students on three vibrant campuses—the Armstrong campus in Savannah, the Statesboro campus, and the Liberty campus in Hinesville. Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as working citizens.

Since 1906, the University's hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University's mission is the faculty's dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

Within this setting, the successful candidate will work closely with the University's highly acclaimed Center for Irish Research and Teaching (CIRT) to develop academic programming that serves the Center's interdisciplinary offerings, its research and study abroad programs, and its outreach initiatives. Embracing the ideal that, for each discipline, a sequence of full-credit courses should be available, CIRT offers a comprehensive suite of courses in Irish and Irish-American areas of focus.Committed to the economic and cultural advancement of Georgia's Coastal Region,CIRT partners with multiple Irish-heritage organizations in the Savannah-Hilton Head area;the Savannah St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee; the Savannah Economic Development Authority/World Trade Center Savannah; and the Atlanta-based Consulate of Ireland for the Southeastern United States.

Position Description. Reporting to the academic area's Department Chair, the Assistant or Associate Professor of Irish Studies requires a record of outstanding teaching and a demonstrated ability to become a scholar in his or her field. The teaching load is a 3-3 assignment. The position is a nine-month, tenure track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned PhD in any area of Irish Studies, or a closely related field within the College of Arts and Humanities, by August 1, 2019.
  • Applicants must be willing to work across disciplinary boundaries to meet the mission of the interdisciplinary nature of the program.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
  • Minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the assistant professor level is required for the rank of associate professor along with a strong record of research and service with publications and presentations in professional venues.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent record of teaching experience in pertinent academic area
  • Demonstrated ability to establish a record of outstanding scholarly achievement
  • Assistant Professor is preferred, but junior Associate rank will also be considered. Minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the assistant professor level is required for the rank of associate professor along with a strong record of research and service with publications and presentations in professional venues.

Application Procedure:

Screening of applications begins November 18, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2019. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Suzanne Shurling, Administrative Assistant, Search # 67613
Georgia Southern University

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

CIP Discipline Code: 
Irish Studies
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Position Starting Date: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019
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University System of Georgia
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The University of Georgia
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