Ellenberg, 66, signed the oath because he said he’s not a communist. Still, he was stunned by the document and said he raised his concerns with college officials.
“I felt kind of angry and absolutely flabbergasted that in 2018 that people still had such policies in place,” Ellenberg said in a telephone interview.
“It’s wrong,” he added.
The college said the oath was mistakenly included in the application. It’s investigating how that happened, a spokesman said.
“We were inadvertently using the incorrect form,” the college said in a statement. “It was rectified as soon as it was brought to the attention of the president and we are now using the correct form.”
Ellenberg said he decided not to teach at the college.
Lanier Technical College has campuses in Barrow, Dawson, Forsyth, Hall and Jackson counties.
Most state employees are required to sign an oath supporting the state and federal constitutions.