Academic Department Chair - Teacher Education
Georgia College & State University (GCSU) is the state's designated public liberal arts university, where students learn the essential skills to compete in a fast-paced and technology-driven global society. The university prepares students for successful careers, leadership in communities, problem solving and life-long learning through personalized attention in a residential setting with opportunities for a variety of transformational experiences through its award-winning, high-impact practices. One of only three selective universities within the University System of Georgia and a top 10 ranked public university in the Southeast, GCSU offers undergraduate degrees in more than 40 majors, 34 graduate programs, doctorates in education and nursing, professional certificates and continuing education programs.
As a member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), GCSU is committed to fostering a liberal arts environment that values academic preeminence, interdisciplinary inquiry and an inclusive learning community. GCSU enjoys a strong reputation for academic excellence and nationally ranked programs according to US News & World Report, The Princeton Review and Colleges of Distinction - among other ranking sources.
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The university's beautiful and historic campus is located downtown in Milledgeville, Georgia, a charming, diverse college town of approximately 19,000 residents in Central Georgia, and only 90 miles southeast of Atlanta. Milledgeville is also the home of noted American author and alumna, Flannery O'Connor, '45, and the college community enjoys many exciting literary arts programs at O'Connor's former home, Andalusia, now owned by the university. Milledgeville is located on the banks of beautiful Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, allowing faculty, staff and students to take full advantage of the environmental and recreational benefits of being part of a lake community. For cultural, educational and leisure opportunities beyond Milledgeville - Macon and Atlanta are located within easy driving distances.
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To support the University's Mission:
As Georgia's public liberal arts university, GCSU offers undergraduate programs of study to talented and motivated students in a residential college setting. Georgia College & State University also provides, graduate and professional studies that support the needs of the region and create pathways to individual success and personal fulfillment. Its academically engaging, student-centered programs often take learning beyond the traditional classroom and develop the intellectual, professional, and civic skills and dispositions that enable graduates to thrive in an information-intensive and global society. Through its teaching, research, and service, Georgia College & State University enriches the lives of students and their local and global communities.
Working collaboratively with the faculty in the department, the Chair is responsible for providing administrative leadership for the department and for implementing the department's and college's goals, giving special attention to the objectives for the academic programs of the department. The chair participates in the development of college and university policies.
Faculty - Department Chair -
Implementation of a department mission including short and long term plans based on the University's and College's Strategic Plan, Vision Statement, Goals, and the missions of the University and Georgia College & State University.
Responsibility for the recruitment, orientation and advisement of students, staff and faculty in collaboration with the faculty, including an assessment and recommendation of faculty candidates.
Administration of faculty and staff development programs, and recommendations regarding faculty evaluations, reappointment, tenure, and promotion.
Administrative responsibility in staffing classes along with the scheduling and collaborating with department faculty in planning the schedule.
Supervision of all employees in the Department including administration of performance evaluations.
Participation in a program review for evaluation of existing degree, accreditation, certification, and other academic programs and to include development of new programs and implementation of improved programs to enhance the quality of instruction, academic programs, and research.
Management of School/College facilities and equipment in a manner that promotes quality learning in classroom and laboratories, where applicable.
Support of graduates in their efforts to secure employment or gain admission to graduate or professional schools.
Administration of the departmental budget and collaborating with the department faculty in the planning of the budget.
Service as the Department's representative and liaison with other University offices and departments.
Service on elected and appointed committees and acceptance of other duties as assigned by the Dean.
Candidates must have a doctoral degree in a field represented by the department (Elementary Education, Middle-Level Education, Secondary Education, Special Education) and possess the experience and documented achievements appropriate for consideration of a tenured appointment at Georgia College at the minimum rank of Full Professor.
Other Required Qualifications
A strong commitment to the college and university mission and working with and mentoring students; a record of effective teaching and scholarly activity within the candidate's area of specialization (currently tenured).
Three years Pre-K-12 experience; and three years college-level teaching. Relevant academic administrative experience.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in a department discipline; academic leadership experience at the level of chair or higher; experience with assessment and accreditation, experience with curriculum development; integrating high impact, engaged pedagogies into the curriculum; strategic planning; student learning outcomes assessment, experience in enrollment management, and experience working with undergraduate and graduate populations.
Required Documents to Attach
- Cover Letter
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge of all aspects of the various Teacher Education undergraduate and graduate programs to include enrollment management, curriculum, staffing, budgeting, professional development, accreditation, and related knowledge and skills.
Knowledge of Georgia College & State University policies and procedures, ability to work with faculty, staff, and students, and related knowledge and skills.
Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills.
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