Instructor/Assistant Professor of English (Two Positions)
Job SummaryFull-time, tenure-track instructor position open for a multi-site institution in the University System of Georgia. The faculty member’s primary responsibilities are preparing for and delivering high-quality instruction as well as providing academic advising and service to the college. Georgia Highlands is a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for the individual selected to grow with us. Regular full-time staff, administrators, and faculty enjoy University System health, retirement, and other benefits which includes tuition assistance after six months of employment. Additionally, GHC is a qualifying employer under the Department of Education Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). This program provides student loan repayment and forgiveness for qualifying loans for eligible full-time employees. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more information. This is an excellent opportunity to impact the lives of thousands of students and their families.
ResponsibilitiesThe following is a general description based on common expectations of the faculty. A link to the full list of Common Expectations of the Faculty can be found here: https://sites.highlands.edu/academic- affairs/faculty-interests/common-expectations-of-faculty/expectations-of-the-teaching-faculty/
- Teaches 30 semester hours across fall and spring semesters of the academic year or equivalent in contact hours as assigned at one or more of the Georgia Highlands College locations, including online. Dual Enrollment classes may require additional locations. Location is subject to change by semester as needed.
- Implements common course objectives as determined by the English department and the School of Humanities
- Manages courses through systematic use of appropriate syllabi
- Maintains accurate professional records of students’ class performance, attendance, and grades
- Holds regular, posted office hours, dedicating 8 hours (or more) per week to assisting students
- Engages in knowledgeable academic advising of students as required by school
- Contributes to curriculum development, review, and instructional materials selection on a regular basis
- Participates in the extended work of the college through participation in committees of the college or faculty, student organizations, and business of the academic department or school
- Attends all full faculty meetings, in-service training, and graduation
- Engages in functions of evidence-based academic and program assessment, as required for accreditation, college compliance, and continuous review and improvement of student learning outcomes
- Demonstrates meaningful service to the community and to the profession
- Pursues continued professional development in academic discipline, technological applications for the classroom, and innovations and enhancement in teaching and learning
- Performs related duties
- Reports to the division chair for English and the dean of the School of Humanities
Required QualificationsThis position requires a Master’s degree in English or Writing with a minimum of 18 semester hours or 30 quarter graduate hours in English or Writing. Doctorate or Doctorate ABD is preferred. Prior teaching experience is preferred. Candidates should be conversant in current best practices for online teaching.
Candidates must be able to travel to any of our campus locations as needed for day, evening, or weekend classes.
Proposed SalaryCommensurate with relative experience and education.
Required Documents to Attach
- Cover Letter
- Unofficial transcripts, official transcripts will be required upon hire