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Assistant Professor of Asian History

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GC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution committed to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities. We promote equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. It is expected that successful candidates share these commitments.

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Screening of applications will begin February 12, 2018 and continue until filled. Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Stephanie Opperman, at stephanie.opperman@gcsu.edu. Dr. Opperman will be attending the American Historical Association Annual Meeting and available to answer questions related to the position there. Check the Job Board at the conference for more details.

Posting Details 

Position Information

Business Title Assistant Professor of Asian History
Position Number
Home Department History & Geography
Employment Type Tenure Track Faculty
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Appointment Faculty (10-month)
Time Limited? No
Time-Limited Appointment Length Not Applicable
Work Schedule

40 hour work week, Monday – Friday with some evenings and weekends for special occasions and events.

Work Hours per week 40
Travel Required? Y
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

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, minors, 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.

Georgia College is a member institution of the University System of Georgia and is the state’s designated public liberal arts university. A member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Georgia College enrolls approximately 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students and is prominently cited for educational excellence in a number of leading publications. The university’s beautiful and historic campus is located in Milledgeville, which was the 19th century capital of Georgia and is very near the geographic center of the state.

Georgia College is known for combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public universities. The university’s main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship. We value reason, respect and responsibility.

Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission and are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship and service. 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.

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 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.

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 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.

Georgia College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of the workforce, student body and curriculum. Candidates who share these commitments are encouraged to apply. Furthermore, the successful candidate must have an interest in teaching in a liberal arts setting and embrace a teacher/scholar model.

Primary Purpose of Position

The Georgia College Department of History and Geography seeks to hire a tenure track assistant professor of Asian history with specialties in China, Japan, India and/or the Indian Ocean World. Desirable thematic sub-fields include religion, migration, gender, environment, and imperialism/colonialism. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose research is comparative and/or interdisciplinary. The successful applicant will teach world history survey courses and upper levels in their area of expertise. In addition, they will contribute to the teaching of the department’s historical methodology course, and will have the opportunity to develop an original, topical “Critical Thinking Course” for the core curriculum. The teaching responsibility for this position is 12 contact hours per semester.

All faculty serve as mentors to students as they progress in the curriculum, and develop capstone and thesis projects.

All faculty are required to develop and maintain a research agenda. Travel for professional development purposes is expected. Some travel for scholarly purposes and to attend conferences may be required.

All faculty provide service to the institution.

Hiring preference will be given to faculty who demonstrate an understanding of Georgia College’s Liberal Arts mission, show a demonstrated ability to incorporate diverse perspectives in their classroom, and can work collegially and effectively throughout the university community.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties

Key Function Faculty - Teaching/Instructing
Job duties performed for the above function

Teaching Responsibilities
Teach 12 contact hours per semester, including world history survey courses and upper level courses in their areas of expertise. Contribute to the core curriculum by teaching topical freshman (GC1Y) or sophomore (GC2Y) critical thinking courses.

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.

Other related duties include mentoring and supervision of undergraduate research projects including senior theses.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties

Key Function Faculty - Scholarship and Creative Activity
Job duties performed for the above function

All faculty are expected to pursue a research agenda, stay current with new and evolving developments in their field, and develop as professionals. Some examples of professional development activities include:
*scholarly research and publication,
*attending conferences,
*presenting at professional meetings,
*applying for grants,
*participating in professional organizations, and
*publishing in appropriate venues.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties

Key Function Faculty - Service to Institution
Job duties performed for the above function

All faculty are expected to support the advancement of the department, college and university mission by providing service to the institution. Service may be at the department, college, university, community and disciplinary level.
*Faculty support departmental programs, public relations and efforts at recruiting majors.
*Faculty attend and encourage students to attend co-curricular activities organized by the department.
*Faculty mentor students.
*Faculty develop and participate in student-focused extra-curricular activities that foster learning.

Service also includes activities such as:
*Committee memberships and offices
*Program development
*Participation in special programs or projects

Key Functions and Related Job Duties

Key Function Faculty - Public Service
Job duties performed for the above function

Public Service
- Consulting work
- Provide continuing education service, instruction, or program development for department, school, college, or university
- May include membership and participation in community organizations
- May include other significant services to the community

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Other Duties and Responsibilities

The department is especially interested in candidates who can work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds and whose experience, research, teaching, and service can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Georgia College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without consideration to age, color, disability, gender, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Minimum Requirements

Proposed Minimum Experience/Education

Terminal Degree in academic teaching discipline
• Ph.D. in History or Asian Studies with a concentration in history, expected by August 1, 2018
• Must meet SCACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1. (www.sacscoc.org)
• College-level teaching experience

Department Required Skills

Demonstrable ability to work collegiality and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds. In keeping with the University’s mission we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.

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Preferences

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

Desirable teaching and scholarly sub-fields include religion, migration, gender, environment, and imperialism/colonialism.

Special consideration will be given to candidates whose research is comparative and/or interdisciplinary.

Evidence of methodological innovation and creative teaching strategies is highly encouraged

Strong communication skills.

Successful higher education teaching experience.

Hiring preference will be given to faculty 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.

In keeping with the University’s mission we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F0176
Desired Start Date 08/01/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date 11/13/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

Screening of applications will begin February 12, 2018 and continue until filled.

Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Stephanie Opperman, at stephanie.opperman@gcsu.edu. Dr. Opperman will be attending the American Historical Association Annual Meeting and available to answer questions related to the position there. Check the Job Board at the conference for more details.

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