Overview

The Department of History and Geography’s mission is to provide an education in history that supports the aims of a liberal arts education. Through its offerings in the core, its majors and minors in history, and its major in geography, the Department of History and Geography has as its mission to provide students with the following: a working knowledge of past and place; an understanding of the connections of past and present; intellectual curiosity and enthusiasm for learning; an ability to conduct historical, and geographical research, to examine and analyze material critically, and to communicate knowledge and ideas effectively; preparation for advanced study and professional careers in history or other occupations; and the capacity for lifelong learning and responsible participation as citizens of today’s world. Faculty members in the department seek to serve as excellent teachers and as role models of lifelong scholarly pursuit and community service.

Encompassing the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, sciences and mathematics, fine and performing arts, and select professional programs, the College of Arts and Sciences is the largest of the university’s four colleges. Approximately 185 full-time faculty in thirteen departments teach approximately 3,000 students with arts and science majors. Most of the core curriculum and many service courses to the other colleges are taught by Arts and Sciences faculty.

The fundamental mission of the College of Arts and Sciences is to promote critical reflection and advancement of knowledge by teaching the core curriculum and offering rigorous and comprehensive major programs that challenge students to address the analytic, historical, cultural, and philosophical foundations of their discipline; and to graduate students with the ability to think critically and creatively; act with ethical awareness; communicate effectively in a free and open exchange of ideas; and prepared to contribute productively, responsibly, and ethically to our state, our nation and the global community.

Primary Purpose:

This position will primarily teach core curriculum courses in U.S. History with the ability to provide additional courses in the GCYrubric and upper level courses in the major

Key Functions: Faculty – Teaching/Instructing, Faculty – Teaching/Instructing, Faculty – Professional Development, Faculty – Service to Institution

Job duties performed for the above function:

Teaching Responsibilities

Teach five sections of history courses per semester.

Department Chairs assign courses, days and class times. Specific responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to the following: providing in-class instruction; holding office hours; developing or maintaining competence in various learning platforms, and contributing to departmental and university initiatives such as assessment, continuous development, and inclusive excellence; service to the academic community and a scholarly or creative agenda.

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.

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

  • Prepare syllabi
  • Prepare and deliver lectures
  • Evaluate student assignments
  • Keep regular office hours and meeting times with students
  • Engage in professional development activities related to improving knowledge and skills in the discipline and pedagogy

Minimal service to the institution might include:

  • Committee memberships
  • Participation in special programs or projects
  • Other service in the institution as needed

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. in history required at time of appointment

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