Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Position ID: 41990
Georgia College and State University
Arts & Sciences
Government & Sociology
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
Job Description: 


Position Information
Business Title Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Home Department Government & Sociology
Employment Type Tenure Track Faculty
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Appointment Faculty (10-month)
Time Limited? No
Time-Limited Appointment Length Not Applicable
Work Schedule

Faculty teaching, research and service schedule; some evenings and weekends for special events.

Travel Required? Y
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

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.

The Department currently offers bachelors degrees in Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Sociology, and masters degrees in Criminal Justice and Public Administration.

Georgia College is a member institution of the University System of Georgia and is the state’s designated public liberal arts university. A member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Georgia College enrolls approximately 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is prominently cited for educational excellence in a number of leading publications. The university’s beautiful and historic campus is located in Milledgeville, which was the 19th century capital of Georgia and is very near the geographic center of the state.

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 thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship. We value reason, respect and responsibility. Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission and are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship and service.

Georgia College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and multi-ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment.

Primary Purpose of Position

The primary purpose of this position is to teach courses, provide expertise in Cultural Anthropology, and maintain the minor in anthropology.

This faculty member will also contribute to the Georgia College core curriculum by teaching topical freshman (GC1Y) or sophomore seminar (GC2Y) courses.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties
Key Function Faculty - Teaching/Instructing
Job duties performed for the above function

Teaching Responsibilities
- Regular courses meetings and instruction 
- Other teaching responsibilities

Key Functions and Related Job Duties
Key Function Faculty - Professional Development
Job duties performed for the above function

Academic Achievement/Professional Development – Publications (editing, citations)
- Presentations at professional meetings
- Current work in circulation or in progress
- Grants received or applied for
- Membership and participation in professional organizations 
- Other professional service of development activities

Key Functions and Related Job Duties
Key Function Faculty - Service to Institution
Job duties performed for the above function

Service to the Institution
- Committee memberships and offices
- Programs directed and advised
- Participation in special programs or projects 
- Other service in the institution

Key Functions and Related Job Duties
Key Function Faculty - Public Service
Job duties performed for the above function

Public Service
- Consulting work
- Provide continuing education service, instruction, or program development for department, school, college, or university
- Membership and participation in community organizations
- Other significant services to the community

Other Duties and Responsibilities
Other Duties and Responsibilities

Successful candidates will be able 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 diversity.

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.

Equal Opportunity Statement

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.

Minimum Requirements
Proposed Minimum Experience/Education

A Ph.D. in Anthropology at the time of the appointment is expected.

Must meet SCACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 ( (faculty credentials))

Posting Detail Information
Posting Number F0225
Desired Start Date 08/01/2019
Open Date 02/01/2019
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

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University System of Georgia
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Clare Norins, Assistant Director

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