Paul Coverdell Visiting Fellow
Paul Coverdell Visiting FellowHome Department:
College of Arts & SciencesEmployment Type:
Non-Tenure Track FacultyFull-Time/Part-Time:
No ResponseTime Limited?:
NoTime-Limited Appointment Length:
6 months or lessWork Schedule:
Monday–Friday; some evenings and weekends may be required for special events. Although the schedule has flexibility, the Coverdell Fellow is expected to be on campus for a substantial portion of the semester in residence. (40 hours per week average during the residency period)Work Hours per week:
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Paul Coverdell Visiting Fellow
Established in 2007, the Paul Coverdell Distinguished Fellow of Policy Studies honors the late Senator Paul Coverdell, who is remembered for his life of service, and his focus on a broad range of domestic and foreign public policy issues, global democracy, and peacemaking. The Coverdell Fellow recognizes Senator Coverdell’s legacy in building strong communities through the development of democratic institutions and his deep commitment to international understanding and accord. The Coverdell Fellow is a focal point for the university’s multifaceted initiatives in public policy studies, especially policies with international implications.
The Coverdell Fellow promotes the Georgia College liberal arts mission by engaging faculty and students, the university, and the broader community in analyzing various dimensions of domestic and international policy issues to understand the problems and the promise of a world characterized by increasing interdependence.
Georgia College, the preeminent liberal arts institution in the State of Georgia, is located in Milledgeville, the former state capital. Campus and community are steeped in history and culture, and surrounded by nature. Andalusia, home of author, Flannery O’Conner, is just north of town. Lake Sinclair, the Oconee River, and Baldwin State Forest offer a range of outdoor experiences. The metropolitan life of Atlanta, the beaches of coastal Georgia, and the north Georgia mountains are within a three-hour drive. Georgia College has the charm of the traditional college experience: beautiful architecture and scenery, a small-town feel and smiling faces.
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.Primary Purpose of Position:
Georgia College invites nominations, applications and residency proposals from distinguished scholars and appropriately qualified practitioners. The residency is for one full regular academic semester, during the fall semester.
The Coverdell Visiting Fellow will be a distinguished scholar with an outstanding record of teaching and research with a specialty in one or more policy areas or practitioner with extensive work history in public policy or related areas. We welcome applicants from all disciplinary and inter-disciplinary fields offered in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Fellow will teach one course and promote campus public policy discussions. Possible venues for public policy discussions include workshops, roundtables, symposia, lectures, presentations, and/or projects. An ideal candidate will engage students, faculty and the community with their research interests and expertise. Interdisciplinary explorations and a rich variety of programming are welcomed. The residency also supports the Fellow’s continuing scholarly activity.
Applicants should have a desire to work at a public liberal arts institution where we expect excellence in the classroom and where faculty are expected to engage with and challenge our students in and outside the classroom, provide service to the department, college, university, community and profession, and conduct scholarship.
A residency proposal should identify the goals and initiatives the fellow will bring to the Georgia College campus community during residency.
The Coverdell Fellow receives a $44,000 stipend for the semester and will be responsible for securing their own housing and transportation during the residency. The Coverdell Fellow will be hosted and assisted by an academic home department and provided a furnished office. A budget for programming will be provided.
A scholar and/or practitioner on leave for purposes of intellectual renewal, or recently retired might be well-positioned for a semester-long residency at Georgia College.Key Function:
Faculty - Teaching/InstructingJob duties performed for the above function:
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.Key Function:
Faculty - Scholarship and Creative ActivityJob duties performed for the above function:
A Coverdell residency is an opportunity for intensive scholarly explorations.
Scholarship that benefits from Georgia College and regional resources is especially encouraged. Interdisciplinary projects are welcome.
Faculty - Public ServiceJob duties performed for the above function:
The typical Coverdell 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.Equal Opportunity Statement:
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.Background Check Statement:
Georgia College conducts job-related background checks on final candidates in order to ensure a safe and secure work environment. All employment offers will be contingent upon the successful completion of applicable background screenings which include, but are not limited to criminal history, motor vehicle report, credit history, drug and alcohol screening.Proposed Minimum Experience/Education:
A terminal degree in the academic discipline or extensive professional work experience in a public policy related field.
Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1
(www.sacscoc.org (faculty credentials))
Scholars should have a desire to work at a public liberal arts institution where we expect excellence in the classroom and where faculty are expected to engage with and challenge our students in and outside the classroom, provide service to the department, college, university, community and profession, and conduct scholarship.Select Type:
OtherDescription of Requirement:
This position is not benefits eligible.Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education:
Georgia College invites residency proposals from eminent scholars or practitioners with expertise in public policy and/or policy studies from all disciplinary and inter-disciplinary fields offered in the College of Arts and Sciences. Residencies should offer new perspectives, intellectual excitement, and lively engagement with students, faculty colleagues, and the campus community.
Georgia College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution committed to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities. We promote equal employment opportunities regardless of race, religion, color, gender, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. It is expected that successful candidates share these commitments.Posting Number:
F0319Desired Start Date:
08/01/2021Position End Date (if temporary):
10/21/2020Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial Instructions Summary:
Georgia College invites nominations, applications and residency proposals from distinguished scholars and appropriately qualified practitioners for the fall semester of academic year 2021-2022. The residency is for one full regular academic semester, during the fall semester (fall 2021).Accept References: