Environmental Science: Assistant Professor – Fall 2022

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Job Category: Faculty

Department: Environmental Science Natural Science – 3010210

Division: Academic Affairs

Position Statement:

Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is one of 28 institutions within 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. Serving nearly 13,000 students, GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture, and extremely affordable tuition are changing the game in higher education and changing the future for students at all levels, of all ages, and from all walks of life. Gwinnett County (pop. 920,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology.

Description:

Georgia Gwinnett College invites applicants for an Assistant Professor faculty position in Environmental Science to start August 1, 2022 in the areas of soil science, agronomy, and/or sustainable agriculture. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the teaching of introductory and upper-level Environmental Science and Biology courses, and to develop and oversee the GGC MicroFarm, an on-campus garden and orchard space, for teaching, research, and community engagement. Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to undergraduate education, student engagement and research, as well as service to the college and community. GGC is an institution that values innovative teaching, advising, and mentoring (advising and mentoring is expected of all faculty). The Environmental Science program is interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for all students regardless of background. The candidate may be expected to perform additional duties, as assigned.

In accordance with Board of Regents Policy governing GGC faculty, successful applicants will be eligible to receive three or five 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.

Salary

Commensurate with education and experience with excellent benefits.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications: Qualified applicants will have a doctoral degree (PhD) in Environmental Science, Biology, Agronomy, or similar field with the ability to teach courses in the applicant’s area of expertise. Candidates should have the degree in hand prior to the position start date.

Preferred qualifications: Experience in applied soil science, development of campus gardens or farms, urban agriculture, and/or sustainable development is preferred. This position will involve cooperation with various campus and community entities that utilize the GGC MicroFarm, so preference will be given to highly collaborative candidates.

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: Full-Time

FLSA:
Exempt

How to apply

Apply online with
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2

A center for INNOVATION in teaching, Georgia Gwinnett College offers leading-edge technology, personal attention and hands-on learning experiences for students who want to forge their own paths. It’s a place where CREATIVITY is fostered and rewarded, and students and faculty are encouraged to think big.