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Newell Visiting Scholar

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Job Title: Newell Visiting Scholar
Location: Georgia College & State Univ
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 269680
About Us

Georgia College & State University (GCSU) is the state's designated public liberal arts university, where students learn the essential skills to compete in a fast-paced and technology-driven global society. The university prepares students for successful careers, leadership in communities, problem solving and life-long learning through personalized attention in a residential setting with opportunities for a variety of transformational experiences through its award-winning, high-impact practices. One of only three selective universities within the University System of Georgia and a top 10 ranked public university in the Southeast, GCSU offers undergraduate degrees in more than 40 majors, 34 graduate programs, doctorates in education and nursing, professional certificates and continuing education programs.

As a member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), GCSU is committed to fostering a liberal arts environment that values academic preeminence, interdisciplinary inquiry and an inclusive learning community. GCSU enjoys a strong reputation for academic excellence and nationally ranked programs according to US News & World Report, The Princeton Review and Colleges of Distinction - among other ranking sources.

Georgia College & State University takes great pride in combining the educational experience of a private liberal arts college with the affordability of a public university. Faculty and staff are dedicated to student engagement and experiential learning through high-impact practices such as internships, service- and community-based learning, diversity, study abroad opportunities, mentored undergraduate research and a capstone project that fosters intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry and critical thinking.

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, and only 90 miles southeast of Atlanta. Milledgeville is also the home of noted American author and alumna, Flannery O'Connor, '45, and the college community enjoys many exciting literary arts programs at O'Connor's former home, Andalusia, now owned by the university. Milledgeville is 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 & State University is committed to protecting academic freedom in addition to supporting the freedom of expression as outlined in the University System of Georgia's Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom policy and its Ethics Code of Conduct. For more information, visit us online at gcsu.edu.

Job Summary

Georgia College & State University invites applications for the Martha Daniel Newell Visiting Scholar. This is a one-semester visiting fellowship, which includes teaching, research, and educational outreach activities. A residency proposal, detailing the proposed activities, should be a part of the application. Applications are open for both Spring 2025 and Spring 2026; applicants should indicate whether they are applying for one or the other of these semesters or whether they wish to be considered for either semester.

The Martha Daniel Newell Visiting Scholar Program was established in 2011 with an endowment from Georgia College & State University alumna Mrs. Martha Daniel Newell. The program promotes the Georgia College & State University 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 & State University 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.

Over the course of one semester, the Newell Visiting Scholar will engage in teaching, research, and educational outreach: (1) teach one course or seminar in an area of disciplinary expertise; (2) conduct a research project, ideally using local and/or regional resources; (3) engage in a program of educational outreach (e.g., guest lectures, campus lectures, and/or community engagement. A residency proposal should detail these three areas of activity, and how the residency initiatives benefit Georgia College students and faculty, and how they advance Georgia College's liberal arts mission.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
A terminal degree in the Academic discipline field. A record of excellence in scholarship, teaching, and public presentation. Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in www.sacscoc.org (faculty credentials)

Other Required Qualifications
Scholars teach one class of their own design and conduct a small number of related campus and/or community events (such as lectures, performances, or projects) 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 & State University's liberal arts mission and values.
A residency proposal should identify the goals and initiatives the scholar will bring to the Georgia College & State University campus community during residency. Interdisciplinary explorations and a rich variety of programming are welcomed.

Required Experience
A record of excellence in scholarship, teaching, and public presentation.

Required Documents to Attach

Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, and residency proposal (uploaded as an additional document) addressing the following:

  1. Teaching/Instructing -
    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.
  2. 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 & State University and regional resources is especially encouraged. Interdisciplinary projects are welcome.
  3. Public Service -
    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.
Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia College & State University (GCSU) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), 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 GCSU.

Georgia College & State University is a national award-winning institution in areas of student success and achievement. It strives to achieve excellence in the composition of its community, educational programs, university policies, research and scholarship, campus life, employment practices, extracurricular activities, and community outreach. It is a priority of the university to be a welcoming and inclusive environment so that its campus culture will enhance the ability of its community members to succeed in their endeavors, to be respected as individuals, and to feel a sense of belonging. Please visit Equal Employment Opportunity for more information.

Organization

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, Andalusia, 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.

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Telephone
478-445-5004
Location
231 West Hancock Street
Milledgeville
GA
31061
US

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