ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY (ECOLOGY)
The Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at Georgia College & State
University invites applications for a tenure track position in Ecology to begin in August
2016. We seek a highly trained individual who is committed to liberal arts education,
can demonstrate excellence in teaching and research, and possesses the ability to work
with a culturally diverse student and faculty population. This candidate will be
expected to teach courses for students majoring in both Biology and Environmental
Sciences. A primary teaching responsibility will be entry and upper level Ecology
classes, with other teaching opportunities including introductory courses in
Environmental Sciences, core curriculum and other upper level courses in the
candidate’s area of expertise. The candidate will have the opportunity to develop an
independent research program.
are two undergraduate majors within the Department of Biological and
Environmental Sciences. We currently have 25 full time faculty in the department with
about 450 undergraduate biology majors, 100 environmental science majors, and an
M.S. program in biology with approximately 30 students pursuing thesis and non-thesis
degrees. For more information about the department visit us at
Knowledge/Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to teach Ecology (BIOL 2800)
• Ability to teach introductory level courses for the Environmental Science major.
• Ability to contribute to the core curriculum.
• Ability to teach upper level courses in their area of expertise.
• Ability to engage both undergraduate and graduate students in research.
• Ability to work collegially and effectively with university students, faculty, and
staff as well as the surrounding community.
• Demonstrable ability to work collegially and effectively with individuals of
• Ph.D. preferred (ABD with a completion by August 1, 2016 will be considered) in
Ecology or a related field.
• Undergraduate teaching experience.
• Research experience (demonstrated by publication record).
• Ability to teach upper level courses in Disease Ecology, Wildlife Ecology,
Terrestrial Ecology or Ecological Modeling that support both the Environmental
Sciences and Biology programs.
• We are particularly interested in candidates who can demonstrate the use of
innovative teaching and learning pedagogies in their courses.
• At least two years of experience teaching undergraduate courses.
• Demonstrated ability to develop a research program that involves mentorship of
undergraduate and graduate research.
Interested candidates should apply online at https://www.gcsujobs.com and include a
letter of application, vitae, 1-page teaching philosophy, 1-page research statement,
unofficial transcripts and 3 confidential letters of recommendation. Review of
Applications will begin on 1 December 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
The College: 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 190 full-time faculty in 13 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.
Arts and Sciences Mission: 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 analytical, 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.
Diversifying our curriculum geographically, temporally, and thematically is a high
priority, so evidence of comparative and cross-cultural scholarship is particularly
welcome. Evidence of methodological innovation and creative teaching strategies is
highly desirable. In keeping with the University's mission we especially encourage
applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.
Georgia College is known for combining the educational experiences typical of
esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public universities. The
university’s main campus is a residential learning community that emphasizes
undergraduate education and offers a select number of graduate programs. GC faculty
and staff are dedicated to engaging students in the
learning process through high impact pedagogies and fostering excellence in the
classroom and beyond. Georgia College seeks to endow its graduates with a passion for
achievement, intellectual curiosity, and an exuberance for learning and critical thinking.
Our values include an emphasis on acting from a foundation of respect for self and
others, fostering responsible leaders and global citizens, and cultivating relationships
that enhance collaborative approaches to solving problems. Hiring preference will be
given to faculty and administrators who demonstrate an understanding of Georgia
College's mission and who are enthusiastic about working closely with high-achieving
students within an academic community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge
through learning and scholarship.
Georgia is an Open Records state. The finalist will be required to submit to a
background investigation. GC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution
committed to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities. We promote equal employment
opportunities regardless of race, religion, color, gender, marital status, genetic
information, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. It is expected that successful candidates share these commitments.