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Instructor/Assistant Professor of Communication

Instructor/Assistant Professor of Communication

About Us

Georgia Highlands College is a multi-campus, state college member of the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1970 as Floyd Junior College, it now serves more than 6,000 students in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama across its five locations in Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, and Dallas. GHC currently offers over 30 areas of study with associate degree and bachelor’s degree options both in the classroom and online.

We are a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for great employees to grow in a fast-paced and challenging work environment that encourages employee wellness and overall success. Our combined efforts at GHC have led to numerous awards, honors, and countless stories of success for students and employees. This includes our most recent honor of being recognized as one of the semifinalists for the 2023 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

Job Summary

The faculty member's primary responsibilities are preparing for and delivering excellent instruction, providing academic advising, and contributing to the college through ongoing service. 

This position is in the Department of Humanities.


Support and carry out the college's mission, values, and strategic priorities in compliance with the mandates and regulations of the University System of Georgia and all associated accrediting agencies
Teach 30 credit hours or equivalent per year as assigned (day, evening or weekend) at one or more of the Georgia Highlands College locations and/or online. Dual Enrollment and studio classes may require additional locations
Teach appropriate laboratory sections (if required) as assigned and assist with the preparation of materials and exams as needed
Maintain timely and proper communication with students, faculty, and staff of the college via phone, email, and other electronic means
Manage courses through systematic use of appropriate syllabi and accurate, professional records of students¿ class performance, attendance and grades
Announce and keep regular office hours in accordance with college policy
Adopt and implement common course objectives as prescribed by the division and the discipline
Regularly review and update instructional materials based on new information, research, or discoveries in the discipline or in pedagogical approaches to teaching in the discipline
Engage in the evaluation and revision of division/school curricula; ensure assessment activities are conducted in a timely manner
Participate in regular training for advising of students; advise students in a manner consistent with college policy and NACADA best practices
Participate in extended work of the college through acceptance and pursuit of assignments to committees of the college or faculty, student organizations, and division or school-specific work
Attend division and school meetings, full faculty meetings, town hall meetings, required training, and graduation
Demonstrate meaningful service to the community and to the profession
Pursue continued professional development in teaching areas, technological applications for the classroom, and innovations and enhancements in teaching and learning
Abide by the Common Expectations of the Faculty
Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a master's degree in a course of study in the academic school.
Educational requirement is determined by the faculty level.  

Proposed Salary

This is a Full Time 10 month Faculty




Required Documents to Attach


Cover Letter

Unofficial transcripts  (if hired, candidate must be able to provide official transcripts

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Knowledge of Board of Regents policies
Knowledge of University System of Georgia policies
Knowledge of institutional policies and procedures
Knowledge of course scheduling procedures
Knowledge of college human resource policies
Skill in the preparation of clear and accurate reports
Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions
Skill in oral and written communication
Skill in technology skills appropriate to the job duties
Ability to use D2L
Ability to demonstrate competence and high-quality teaching of courses in required discipline
Ability to create and maintain a collegial environment that promotes student learning
Ability to communicate effectively

Apply Before Date

All Applications are reviewed when received. 

Interviews to begin Aug. 5 ,2024

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources by email at

For technical support, please contact the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or 

USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Highlands College, as determined by Georgia Highlands College in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Highlands College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Masters

Experience Level : Not Applicable

Job Function : General

Contact Information : Allen Dutch,, 706-618-2083

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