Teaching and Learning Specialist
Georgia College & State University is the state's designated
public liberal arts university. As a member of the prestigious
Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Georgia College
is committed to fostering a liberal arts environment that values
interdisciplinary inquiry, diversity and inclusion, and academic
excellence. The College enrolls approximately 7,000 students –5,800
undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students-- and is prominently
cited for excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, nursing
education, and high impact practices outside the classroom in a
number of leading publications.
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,
approximately 90 miles southeast of Atlanta. Milledgeville is also
the home of noted American author and alumna, Flannery O’Conner,
and the college community enjoys many exciting literary arts
programs at O’Connor’s former home, the Andalusia Institute, now
owned by the College. Milledgeville is also 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
Georgia College takes great pride in combining the educational
experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability
of a public university. The university's main campus is a
residential learning community focused on undergraduate education
and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are
dedicated to engaging students through high-impact pedagogies that
foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical
thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We
nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship, and we
value diversity and inclusion in all of its forms.
Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand
and embrace our public liberal arts mission, who are committed to
respecting and fostering diversity and inclusion inside and outside
of the classroom, and who are dedicated to the advancement of
knowledge through teaching, scholarship, and service. All Georgia
College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core
curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and
non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we
seek faculty with the desire and ability to provide a first-class
learning experience for our students, one that will prepare them to
be competent, thoughtful, and well-rounded leaders who make
transformative contributions to their communities and to the
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Georgia College
focuses on faculty success by creating a single entity that
encompasses faculty development, and instructional design and
support. It addresses the rapidly evolving role of technology in
teaching and learning. CTL coordinates existing and new
initiatives, replacing multiple structures to improve efficiency
and effectiveness. It will also interact closely with the
University Library and IT. CTL is a one-stop shop that advances
The Teaching and Learning Specialist:
- works as a part of a team and plays a leadership role for
instructing faculty in teaching and learning
- Provides andragogical/pedagogical support to faculty members in
the face-to-face, online, and hybrid environments.
- Develop and implement programming in the support of GC Journeys,
High-Impact Practices, and Innovative Pedagogies.
Training - 70%
-Responsible for developing faculty teaching skill workshops,
online and blended learning courseware, focused on the education
-Serves as contact for individual faculty members seeking advice
on matters related to teaching; conducts individual faculty
coaching and mentoring.
-Collaborates with campus and program leadership to identify
faculty needs and deliver evidenced-based educational offerings to
advance classroom effectiveness and faculty development.
-Provides leadership and expertise in working with individual
faculty to consult and assist them with the planning and
development of their instructional approaches to promote teaching
effectiveness and enhance student learning.
-Plans and conducts seminars, workshops, courses, or in-services on
various teaching and learning related topics for faculty and
-Assists faculty and administrators in the design, development and
evaluation of face-to-face, online and blended learning
instructional methods and materials for synchronous and synchronous
programs and curriculum.
-Exhibits an in-depth working knowledge of the GeorgiaVIEW/D2L
application functionality. Research, and test functionality issue
for students, faculty, and staff.
-Supports the development and implementation of GC Journeys,
High-Impact Practices, and innovative pedagogies.
Researching - 15%
- Research, locate, and test a variety of approaches, applications,
and processes to fit the needs of faculty.
- Maintain current knowledge of emerging trends and technologies in
the teaching and learning field.
- Staying up to date in latest teaching and learning theories and
practices, focusing on High Impact Practices
Coordinating - 15%
- Acts as backup to primary GeorgiaVIEW administrator as
- Undertakes routine maintenance and resolving user issues.
- Tests system upgrades and patches as required (backup to primary
- Maintains effective communication with users regarding potential
issues or the interruptions of services pertaining to the LMS
- Assists Director in developing and conducting assessment of
office functions and determine impact on campus community
- Serve as proponent of Quality Matters and assist instructors with
onboarding into the QM system
Master's Degree in Education field and 3-5 years of related
experience, including instructional design, adult education, and/or
teaching, preferably in higher education.
Master's degree in Education (Higher Education, Adult Education,
etc.), Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, or related
field; AND at least five years of experience of teaching in higher
education; OR an equivalent combination of education and
Required Documents to Attach
- Cover letter
- List of References
- Teaching Philosophy
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Ability to provide instruction and serve as an individual faculty
- Ability to create effective learning environments and assess
- Ability to easily assess applications, determine accessibility of
application Ability to learn new software quickly.
- Knowledge of best practices in facilitation of learning in
face-to-face, hybrid, and online environments.
- Knowledge of course development, design to support active
learning, in face-to-face, hybrid, and online learning
- Expert knowledge of a variety of classroom and programmatic
- Must have a working knowledge in the institution's student
registration system (PAWS/Banner)
- Knowledge of Office 365, Adobe Suite, graphics applications (ex.
Photoshop or Illustrator) (intermediate level), audio applications,
screen capture software, and video recording software. Ability to
easily assess applications
- Web-based applications (Padlet, Quizlet, PollEverywhere,
- Knowledge of LMS software such as Blackboard, Desire2Learn,
- Technology skills and development that support the needs of the
department. Examples are described below.
- Excellent problem solving skills.
- Strong organizational skills. Ability to work well with people
- Excellent communication skills (written & oral).
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.
This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any 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.