Political Science: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor – Fall 2017

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Political Science – 4001010110


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Required Documents:

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2

Position Statement:

Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is the 31st member of the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. With a current enrollment of almost 11,000 students, enrollment is projected to exceed 13,000 students within three years, including both residential and commuter students. Located in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, GGC provides a student centered, technology-enriched learning environment. Gwinnett County (pop. 850,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology.


In anticipation of increases in enrollment for the 2017-2018 academic year, Georgia Gwinnett College invites applicants to fill an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor faculty position in the fields of International Relations, Comparative Politics, and/or Legal Studies starting August 1, 2017. ABDs will not be considered. All successful candidates will be expected to teach the American Government survey course, as well as undergraduate courses in International Politics, Comparative Politics, and Legal Studies as the need arises. The ideal candidate will be able to teach upper division courses in all of these areas. Candidates with experience teaching a survey course in American government are also preferred. Successful candidates must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education, student engagement and an active research agenda, as well as service to the college and community. GGC is an institution that values innovative teaching, advising, and mentoring (advising and mentoring are expected of all faculty). Other related duties as assigned. Please submit three reference letters with your application. We will begin review of applications on November 8 .

In accordance with Board of Regents Policy governing GGC faculty, successful applicants will be eligible to receive 3 or 5 year renewable appointments or one year traditional appointments may also be approved. For more information about our college, please visit our website at www.ggc.edu .


Commensurate with education and experience with excellent benefits.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:


  • Doctorate (Ph.D.) or appropriate terminal degree in required discipline before the semester start date.
  • Minimum of 18 credit hours in Political Science.


Ability to teach undergraduate courses in International Politics, Comparative Politics and/or Legal Studies, including upper division courses in all of these areas. Candidates with experience teaching a survey course in American government are also preferred.

Position Disclosure:

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion. Georgia is an open records state.

Physical Requirements

Position requires local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Job takes place in normal environmental conditions.

Work Hours:

Position may require non-standard work hours (nights and weekends).

Position Status:




Special Instructions to Applicant:

Letters of Recommendation can either be uploaded to your applicant file or sent via email to Dr. Scott Boykin at sboykin@ggc.edu.

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