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Assistant/Associate Professor of Human Services and/or Sociology (Tenure Track Position)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Complete the online application form by clicking on the button at the top of this page. Include a letter of application and, in your CV, provide phone numbers and addresses for at least three professional references. Submit your unofficial transcripts to: Gordon State College, Attn: Human Resources, 419 College Drive, Barnesville, GA 30204. *Transcripts will be the only material accepted by mail. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. EOE/ADA, open records law state. Position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Classification Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Human Services and/or Sociology (Tenure Track Position)
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Human Services and/or Sociology (Tenure Track Position)
Position Type: Faculty - Full Time
Department: Department of Business and Public Service
Job Summary/Basic Function:

Position Title
Assistant/Associate Professor of Human Services and/or Sociology (Tenure Track Position)

The Department of Business and Public Service at Gordon State College is seeking a dynamic instructor to teach courses in human services and/or sociology. Primary responsibilities will include teaching lower and upper level human services and/or sociology course(s) in classroom and online settings; advising students; serving the college, community and discipline; and developing a continuing program of scholarship and/or professional development.

The Department of Business and Public Service is an interdisciplinary department offering courses in accounting, anthropology, business, criminal justice, economics, human services, information technology, psychology, and sociology. It offers associate degrees in business administration, criminal justice, sociology, psychology, and information technology. Baccalaureate degree programs include Management and Administration, and Human Services. Baccalaureate degrees in both psychology and criminal justice are currently being proposed.

Gordon State College is a unit of the University System of Georgia and has served the community and region continuously since its founding in 1852. In 2006, Gordon State College was named a state college and asked to develop select four-year programs to address critical state workforce needs. Gordon State College currently serves approximately 3900 students.

Gordon State College is located in Barnesville, Georgia approximately one hour south of Atlanta. Students and faculty enjoy the pleasures of small town living together with access to the many attractions of a major metropolitan center and an international airport.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or nearing completion) in Human Services, Sociology or a related field of study, ability to teach effectively both online and in the classroom, relate to students, and facilitate student learning.

Candidates should also have excellent communication, organizational skills, computer skills, and knowledge of instructional technology.

Preferred candidates will have experience with online education and will be flexible, highly motivated, and enthusiastic about student success.

Experience in social service agencies such as Family and Children Services, Juvenile Justice, Hospice, or Behavioral Health is preferred.

Employment is contingent on successful completion of background check.

Preferred Qualifications:
Posting Date: 08/25/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Complete the online application form by clicking on the button at the top of this page. Include a letter of application and, in your CV, provide phone numbers and addresses for at least three professional references. Submit your unofficial transcripts to: Gordon State College, Attn: Human Resources, 419 College Drive, Barnesville, GA 30204. *Transcripts will be the only material accepted by mail.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

EOE/ADA, open records law state. Position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education you have completed?
    • HS/GED
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PhD
  2. * Please specify area of study for each degree attained.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you currently employed by any USG institution? If yes, please list locations and job titles.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. Other Document
  3. Unofficial Transcripts