Head of Religion, Internal Department Search
Head of Religion, Internal Department SearchDepartment:
Franklin College Religion DepartmentAbout the University of Georgia:
The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.About the College/Unit/Department:
The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.College/Unit/Department website:
Internal (PEP)Employment Type:
Benefits EligibleAnticipated Start Date:
08/01/2021Job Posting Date:
02/17/2021Open until filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
TO BE CONSIDERED, APPLICANTS MUST HOLD A FACULTY POSITION AT THE RANK OF TENURED ASSOCIATE OR FULL PROFESSOR IN THE DEPARTMENT OF RELIGION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA.
Applications received by March 8, 2021, will receive full consideration. All candidates are required to complete an online application in UGAJobs, at https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/185568, where they should upload a letter of application and a current curriculum vitae. Upon the search committee’s request, candidates may subsequently be asked to submit additional materials either on UGAJobs or directly to the search committee chair, Dr. Aaron Meskin. Please contact Dr. Aaron Meskin at [email protected], if you have any questions about this position.
Athens AreaEEO Statement:
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).Classification Title:
Department Chair/Head ACFaculty Rank:
Open RankContract Type:
Fiscal (12 mo.)Tenure Status:
Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline.Position Summary:
The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences is initiating an internal‐to‐department search for a new Head of the Department of Religion. The Head is the Chief administrative officer for the Department.
The Department Head interacts on a regular basis with faculty and staff in the department, Heads or Directors of other departments and units within the Division, and the Dean’s Office of the Franklin College. The Head also interacts with other offices on campus, including the Office of Research, the Office of Faculty Affairs, the Office of Instruction, and the Office of Academic Fiscal Affairs. The Department Head reports to the Dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Renewal of this position is determined every three years by the Dean, in accordance with Franklin College by‐laws. Like all administrative appointments at the University of Georgia, department head is an “at-will” position and heads may be asked to return to their full-time faculty position for any reason.
The Department Head is responsible for overseeing departmental resources and ensures the success of the department in achieving its missions in teaching and research. The Department Head conducts the annual review of faculty and staff; directly supervises departmental staff; is responsible for the department’s curricular offerings; and responds to requests from the Franklin College Dean’s Office, upper administration, and other units across campus, as required. The Department Head serves as a steward for departmental initiatives; monitors and approves departmental expenditures; addresses issues related to faculty, staff, and students as they arise; works with the Franklin College on development activities; and fields general inquires.Additional Requirements:
Applicants must hold a faculty position at the rank of tenured associate or full professor in the Department of Religion at the University of Georgia.Is this a Position of Trust?:
YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:
YesDoes this position require a P-Card? :
NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :
NoIs driving a responsibility of this position?:
NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:
NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):
YesCredit and P-Card policy:
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.