Darugar Visiting Scholar (Faculty) at Georgia College
Darugar Visiting Scholar (Faculty)
The Darugar Scholar will provide the University’s Creative Writing program with an informal workshop for its MFA students, act as an additional thesis reader for the program’s third-year students, visit classes conducted within the MFA program, and be available for periodic student consultations.
The Dr. and Mrs. Barry Darugar Distinguished Visiting Scholar program promotes the Georgia College and State University liberal arts mission by providing exciting opportunities for students, faculty, and the wider Georgia College community to engage with, learn from, and work alongside nationally recognized writers. While residencies might vary in length, the Darugar Scholar is typically attached to the University for a period of time in late spring not to exceed eight weeks. During that time, the Darugar Scholar will provide the University’s Creative Writing program with an informal workshop for its MFA students, act as an additional thesis reader for the program’s third-year students, visit classes conducted within the MFA program, be available for periodic student consultations, and provide public readings. The Darugar Scholar’s term of residency culminates in a public event open to the wider Georgia College community and includes a reading, a craft talk, and third-year thesis defenses.
The Darugar Scholar receives a $20,000 stipend and is assisted with preparation and programming by the Creative Writing program at Georgia College.
The Department of English is positioned within the College of Arts and Sciences, which is the largest of the University’s four colleges. Approximately 185 full-time faculty teach 3,000 students in thirteen departments, with majors encompassing the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, sciences and mathematics, fine and performing arts, and select professional programs.
The Department of English currently offers a bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in either creative writing or literature, an MA in English, and an MFA in Creative Writing. In the context of its course offerings, the department also focuses on supporting undergraduate research opportunities, community engagement and study abroad. Additionally, the department serves the core curriculum by teaching the first-year writing courses, numerous first and second year seminars (GC1Y and GC2Y), and contributing expertise in areas such as interdisciplinary studies, women’s studies and Africana studies.
Georgia College is known for combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public universities. The university’s beautiful and historic campus is located in Milledgeville, Georgia, a small, diverse college town of 19,000 residents who enjoy the environmental and recreational benefits of being on the banks of beautiful Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee. Milledgeville is located only an hour and a half drive from many cultural and arts activities in the city of Atlanta. 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 in all its forms. As a community, we hold to the principles of reason, respect, and responsibility.
Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission and 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 engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.
Georgia College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and multi-ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment.