Professional Learning and Innovation Department Chair
Thank you for your interest in employment at our university.
Georgia College is an integral part of our local and neighboring
communities and we are seeking candidates who share that commitment
and want to support our mission. Our university team is comprised
of faculty and staff professionals who are dedicated to continuing
to move Georgia College forward as a nationally preeminent public
liberal arts university. Georgia College is located in
Milledgeville, a charming town less than a two-hour drive from
Atlanta. As you take the time to learn more about our university,
we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We invite you to review the
current employment opportunities that are available at Georgia
In keeping with the University's mission, we especially
encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic,
racial, and gender diversity.
To support the University's Mission:
As Georgia's public liberal arts university, GC offers
undergraduate programs of study to talented and motivated students
in a residential college setting. Georgia College also provides, at
multiple locations, 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 diverse global society. Through its
teaching, research, and service, Georgia College enriches the lives
of students and their local and global communities.
The Department Chair- Professional Learning and Innovation works
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
school's/college's goals, giving special attention to the
objectives for the academic programs of the department. The chair
provides leadership for the department and works collaboratively
with the faculty in the department, participates in the development
of school/college and university policies.
Faculty - Department Chair -
Implementation of a Department mission including short and long
term plans based on The University's Vision Statement and Goals and
the missions of the School/College. 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 reappointment, tenure, and
Administrative responsibility in staffing classes along with the
scheduling and collaborating with department faculty in planning
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 or Assistant/Associate Dean.
A doctoral degree in an appropriate field, and possess the
experience and documented achievements appropriate for
consideration of a tenured appointment at the
rank of Full Professor.
Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S.
3.7.1 (www.sacscoc.org (faculty credentials))
Other Required Qualifications
A strong commitment to the college and university mission and a
passion for working with and mentoring students, a record of
effective teaching and scholarly activity within the candidate's
Relevant academic administrative experience, three years college
Three years PreK-12 teaching, administrative, and/or staff
Experience promoting equity with and for culturally-diverse
populations, and a record of service to Pre-K-12
students. A record of effective teaching, service, and
scholarly activity within the candidate's area of
specialization. Relevant academic administrative
experience;a strong commitment to the college and university
mission and a passion for working with and mentoring faculty and
students; excellent leadership, interpersonal, and communication
skills, including a well developed sense of fairness and integrity;
a commitment to fostering academic excellence; and demonstrated
commitment to the values and practice of inclusion and
Required Documents to Attach
Preference will be given to candidates with at least three years of
academic leadership experience at the level of chair or higher;
experience and facility with curriculum development; integrating
high impact, engaged pedagogies into the curriculum; strategic
planning; student learning outcomes assessment, and electronic data
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
List of References and Contact Information
Transcript copies - scanned copies of transcripts illustrating
the course work completed to meet accreditation standards
Equal Employment Opportunity
Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills,
including a well developed sense of fairness and integrity.
Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of
equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and
current employee and strives to create a campus environment which
understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No
person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual
orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran
status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or
participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be
subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity
conducted by Georgia College. It is the policy our institution to
recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to
race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender,
religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as
required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI,
Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246,
and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Georgia College is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.
This is a supervisory position.
This position has financial responsibilities.
This position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position will not travel
This position does not require security clearance.
GC&SU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action institution,
with a commitment to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. It is expected that
successful candidates share in this commitment. For more
information, please visit our web page at www.gcsu.edu.