Department Head of Rural Studies - Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Employment Opportunities
Monday, April 01, 2019 10:03 AM

Description: The successful candidate will teach upper division courses in their disciplinary subject area, provide leadership for faculty to develop new upper division courses that support the program, and recruit students into the Rural Community Development program.

Candidates will have demonstrated administrative experience in program development, working with interdisciplinary programs and faculties, communities, and fund raising to support the program. Evidence of successful teaching and scholarly activity is essential. Other responsibilities include seeking and designing opportunities for student internships and creating job placement opportunities. Other duties as assigned. Ph. D. required.

Finally, the successful candidate will have an opportunity to collaborate with Georgia’s Rural Center (Center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation) which is housed on ABAC’s campus.

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is a state College in the University System of Georgia. It is in South Georgia and operates five instructional sites. The main campus is in Tifton, Georgia. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) enrolls approximately 4,300 undergraduate students and offers 15 undergraduate majors with specialized concentrations associated with many of these majors. Tifton is a progressive community known for its quality of life environment and was recently named as one of the 100 Best Small Towns in America.

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College’s goal is to contribute to a better-educated Georgia. To that end, it engages in a comprehensive planning and assessment process, enabling ABAC to build upon its many strengths. The College’s faculty, staff, and administration are committed to excellence in preparing students to be informed and productive citizens.

Closing Date: until suitable candidate is identified.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED.

To apply: Application materials required include: a cover letter, an ABAC faculty application, a CV, and the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references, and unofficial transcripts from all academic institutions attended.

Application materials are accepted via abac.hiretouch.com (except transcripts; which may be submitted via secure transmission from the higher education institution).

Office of Human Resources

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College www.abac.edu

Phone: 229-391-4890
Email: [email protected]

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Position Summary:

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) announces a nationwide search for a new Department Head and Associate/Professor for the School of Arts & Sciences: Department of Rural Studies. Anticipated start date is August 1st, 2019.

The newly formed Department of Rural Studies seeks to hire a Department Head with an open rank (Associate/Professor) and a specialty in Rural Sociology, Rural Psychology, or a related Behavioral Sciences expertise. Preference will be given to a faculty member who can teach in an area of need such as: Consumer Economics, Community Health, Community Development, Public Administration, or Rural Sociology. The successful candidate is expected to help build and guide the department that currently houses a BS in Rural Community Development, which has tracks in Social and Community Development and Community Health.

The Department includes faculty in the disciplines of Sociology, Psychology, and Criminal Justice, and has the potential to expand.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates will have demonstrated administrative experience in program development, working with interdisciplinary programs and faculties, communities, and fund raising to support the program. Evidence of successful teaching and scholarly activity is essential. Other responsibilities include seeking and designing opportunities for student internships and creating job placement opportunities. Other duties as assigned. Ph. D. required.