Thursday, October 15, 2009


Fall 2010: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of English

Institution: Georgia Gwinnett College
Location: Lawrenceville, GA
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 10/14/2009
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Job Summary/Basic Function: Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is the 35th member of the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century four-year liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools. With a current enrollment of 3,000 students, enrollment is projected to exceed 10,000 students within four years, including both residential and commuter students. Located in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, GGC provides a modern technology-enriched learning environment. Gwinnett County (pop. 780,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology.

GGC invites applicants for faculty positions in English (Composition and Rhetoric, Early American Literature, Victorian Literature, 20th Century British Literature, Contemporary Literature, and Postcolonial Literature), starting August 1, 2010. Candidates should demonstrate significant innovations in teaching, superior service to the institution, and established research credentials. Commitment to building a new college is also essential. GGC emphasizes a student-centered learning environment. Faculty will be expected to teach freshman composition, developmental writing, general education courses, and upper-division courses. Applicants must have a minimum of 18 ENGL graduate credit hours. Preference will be given to candidates able to teach in one or more areas as needed or with strong interdisciplinary interests.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience with excellent benefits.

Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S. 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 or religion. Georgia is an open records state.

Minimum Qualifications: GGC seeks applications for assistant, associate and full professor faculty positions to begin in August 1, 2010. Applicants should hold the doctorate or appropriate terminal degree in their discipline before or within the semester of the start date. GGC is an institution that values and encourages innovative teaching. In addition to teaching, applicants are expected to actively participate in scholarly activities, extensive student engagement and to contribute in the area of service to the college and community. Advising and mentoring are expected of all faculty. In accordance with Board of Regents Policy governing GGC faculty, successful applicants will be eligible to receive 5 or 3 year renewable appointments. Traditional one year appointments may also be approved. For more information about our college, please visit our website at

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants demonstrating expertise in the following areas are preferred:

Composition and Rhetoric: Ph.D. in Composition/Rhetoric or equivalent field who can demonstrate expertise in some combination of the following areas: first-year composition, experience in tutoring and coordinating a writing center, interdisciplinary writing instruction, technical and professional writing, developmental writing, ESL, and digital rhetoric.

Early American Literature: Ph.D. in area.

Victorian Literature: Ph.D. in area.

20th-Century British Literature: Ph.D. in area

Contemporary Literature: Ph.D. in area.

Postcolonial Literature: Ph.D. in area.
Application Information
Contact: Georgia Gwinnett College
Online App. Form:

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