Professional Learning and Innovation Department Chair

Georgia College
Georgia, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Oct 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Instructional Technology & Design
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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 College.

In keeping with the University's mission, we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.

Department Information

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.

Job Summary

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 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 or Assistant/Associate Dean.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
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 ( (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 area of

Required Experience
Relevant academic administrative experience, three years college teaching experience.
Three years PreK-12 teaching, administrative, and/or staff experience.
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 diversity.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
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 assessment

Required Documents to Attach

Resume/Cirriculum Vitae
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

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills, including a well developed sense of fairness and integrity.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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.

Other Information

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

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