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About Us 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’Connor, 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 distances. 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 world. Location Serving as Georgia’s state capitol for 64 years, Milledgeville is a charming, traditional southern town located less than a two-hour drive from Atlanta, and an easy drive from all the other great cities in the Peach State – Augusta, Athens, Macon, Columbus, and Savannah. Close enough to everything, but far away enough to avoid the hustle and bustle. For more information on Milledgeville, please visit https://www.visitmilledgeville.org/.Job Summary The J. Whitney Bunting College of Business and Technology at Georgia College & State University invites applications for the position of Department Chair of Information Systems and Computer Science with a preferred start date of January 1, 2023. Candidates with a Ph.D. in disciplinary background(s) among any of the major fields of study within management information systems, computer science, data science, business communications, or international business, are encouraged to apply. In this 12-month academic leadership position, the Chair works collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team of faculty to implement the Department’s and College’s goals giving special attention to the academic programs of study including our BBA in Management Information Systems, BS in Computer Science (ABET accredited), BS in Data Science (starting fall 2022), our graduate degree in Management Information Systems, and participation in the highly successful Georgia WebMBA®. The Department also offers service courses in computer applications, business communications, and international business.The Chair works collaboratively with the faculty in the Department, participates in the development of school/college and university policies, and contributes to AACSB and ABET accreditation efforts. Additionally, the Chair will have the capability to cultivate and maintain alumni relations, fundraise, work with an active advisory board, effectively manage course scheduling, budgets, and personnel. With approximately 375 students, 14 full-time, and 15 part-time faculty and staff, the Chair represents the Department on the College's Leadership Team and reports directly to the Dean of the J. Whitney Bunting College of Business and Technology. The Chair also maintains and enhances connections between the Department and business communities to establish the vision and direction for the curriculum. The Chair supervises the faculty director of the Center of Design and E-commerce that resides within the department and oversees the SAP NextGen Lab.Responsibilities Administration - Faculty - Department Chair -Implementation of a Department mission including short and long-term plans based on The University's Vision Statement, Goals and the mission of the College.Responsible for the recruitment, orientation and advisement of students, staff and faculty in collaboration with the faculty, including an assessment and recommendation of faculty candidatesAdministration of faculty and staff development programs, and recommendations regarding faculty reappointment, tenure, and promotionAdministrative responsibility in staffing classes along with the scheduling and collaborating with department faculty in planning the scheduleConduct program reviews to evaluate existing degree, accreditation, certification, and other academic programs and to include development of new programs and implementation of improved programs to enhance the quality of instruction, academic programs, and research.Management of School/College facilities and equipment in a manner that promotes quality learning in classroom and laboratories, where applicable.Support of graduates in their efforts to secure employment or gain admission to graduate or professional schools.Serve as the Department’s representative and liaison with other University offices and departments.In conjunction with the chair responsibilities, the department chair is expected to carry a 50% teaching load during the academic year, either at the undergraduate or graduate level.Serve on elected and appointed committees and acceptance of other duties as assigned by the Dean. Administration - Faculty - Department Chair - Fiscal -Administration of the departmental budget and collaborating with the department faculty in the planning of the budget.Service as the Department's representative and liaison with other University offices and departments.Service on elected and appointed committees and acceptance of other duties as assigned by the Dean Supervision - Faculty - Department Chair -Supervision of all employees in the Department including administration of performance evaluations.Participation in a program review for evaluation of existing degree, accreditation, certification, and other academic programs and to include development of new programs and implementation of improved programs to enhance the quality of instruction, academic programs, and research.Support of graduates in their efforts to secure employment or gain admission to graduate or professional schools. Additional ResponsibilitiesFaculty at Georgia College are teacher-scholars and engaged university citizens. In addition to teaching in field by providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike, all Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core university core curriculum by teaching topical freshman (GC1Y) or sophomore seminar (GC2Y) courses. Faculty are also expected develop and demonstrate knowledge of current philosophies, practices, and theories related to the academic discipline. Other critical responsibilities in our teacher-scholar model include:
Research: faculty must conduct research and develop within the profession including peer-reviewed scholarly publications, presentations at academic/professional meetings, and engage in other scholarly activities to continually meet our faculty qualifications policy.Service: All faculty are expected to support the advancement of our mission by providing high quality service to the department, college, university, community, and disciplinary level.
Required Qualifications Educational RequirementsQualified candidates for the tenured rank as Full Professor must have a Ph.D. in any of the major fields of study within the broad multidisciplinary area of information systems or computer science (e.g., data science, data analytics, cyber security, networking, information technology, web development, etc.) or business communications or international business. Additionally, qualified candidates must be recognized scholars with active research records in their respective disciplines for the appointment at the rank of Full Professor with tenure at Georgia College & State University. Other Required Qualifications:
understanding of the principles associated with teaching and learning;successful higher education teaching experience within the candidate’s area of specialization;strong communication skills;a commitment to fairness, transparency and professional conducta passion for working with and mentoring students; demonstrable ability to work collegiality and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds. In keeping with the University's mission, we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity;a commitment to fostering academic excellence, rigor, and distinctiveness in the public liberal arts and in business education. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core university and college curricula 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.relevant academic administrative experience,excellent leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills, including a well-developed sense of fairness and integrity,a strong commitment to the college and university mission and a passion for working with and mentoring students,a record of effective teaching and scholarly activity within the candidate's area of specialization, anda commitment to fostering academic excellence.
Must meet SCACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 (www.sacscoc.org (faculty credentials))Preferred Qualifications Preference will be given to candidates with at least three years of academic leadership experience at the level of chair or higher; experience and facility with curriculum development; integrating high impact, engaged pedagogies into the curriculum; strategic planning; and student learning outcomes assessment.Required Documents to Attach Resume/ Curriculum VitaeCover LetterTranscriptsList of ReferencesLeadership Philosophy Statement (attach as a "Writing Sample")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.Other Information This is 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 travelThis position does not require security clearance. The J. Whitney Bunting College of Business and Technology is exactly what you would expect from a premier public liberal arts university - a first-rate, student-centered, residential business education with a full array of AACSB-accredited academic programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level, for high-demand careers. Our program offerings are nationally recognized, affordable, and accessible. At the graduate level, we offer online programs in Management Information Systems, the Georgia WebMBA® at Georgia College, and the Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Our Master of Accountancy is currently delivered face-to-face as an ideal program for Georgia College students seeking to continue their education in the accounting field. Our goal is to develop capable, successful business professionals who are also responsible citizens committed to contributing to the community.Georgia College is one of 26 institutions in the University System of Georgia, and we consistently rank among the top three universities in terms of student retention and graduation rates. Georgia College also ranks 20th on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional Universities – South and is recognized as a top university in the nation by the Princeton Review, Forbes Higher Education and Kiplinger’s.Background Check Position of Trust + Education & CreditSpecial Applicant Instructions Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates should submit their current CV, a letter of application, leadership philosophy statement, unofficial graduate transcripts, and a list of three references (names, address, phone numbers, and emails). Materials must be submitted by September 30 to receive full consideration. A representative of Georgia College will be present at the AIS conference this August in Minneapolis to answer questions. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. J. J. Arias, Chair of the Search Committee, at [email protected]