Newell Visiting Scholar
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 Martha Daniel Newell Visiting Scholar Program was
established in 2011 with an endowment from Georgia College alumna
Mrs. Martha Daniel Newell. The program promotes the Georgia College
liberal arts mission by bringing to campus eminent scholars from
the arts, humanities, social sciences and physical sciences, the
disciplines at the heart of our liberal arts mission. The program
provides exciting opportunities for the Georgia College community
to engage with nationally recognized senior scholars from
distinguished institutions of higher learning with extensive
records of excellence in research/ performance and teaching.
Previous Newell Scholars have been hosted in biological sciences,
theatre, psychology, sociology, music, history, and art. For more
information and examples of previous
residencies, see http://www.gcsu.edu/newellvisitingscholar.
Georgia College invites applications and residency proposals for
spring semesters of 2023 and 2024. The scholar will be hosted and
assisted by an academic home department. A budget for programming
will be provided and they are provided with an office space but
will be responsible for securing housing and transportation. The
scholar receives a $40,000 stipend for the semester.
The typical residency includes teaching an upper level course or
seminar in an area of disciplinary expertise. Interdisciplinary
courses that attract students from multiple majors are welcome.
Scholarship and Creative Activity
A Newell residency is an opportunity for intensive scholarly or
creative explorations. Scholarship or creative work that benefits
from Georgia College and regional resources is especially
encouraged. Interdisciplinary projects are welcome. Scholars teach
one class of their own design, and conduct a small number of
related campus and/or community events over the course of the
spring semester. The class and related events should inform
and engage students and the campus community, and reflect and
promote Georgia College's liberal arts mission and values.
The typical Newell residency includes public lectures,
presentations and programming. Depending on the areas of interest
and expertise, programming and outreach extends beyond campus to
the broader community.
A terminal degree in the academic discipline.
A record of excellence in scholarship, teaching, and public
Required Documents to Attach
- Cover Letter
- List of References
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 ethnic 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 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.
Special Applicant Instructions
A residency proposal should identify the goals and initiatives
the scholar will bring to the Georgia College campus community
during residency. Interdisciplinary explorations and a rich variety
of programming are welcomed.