Primary Function:

To support the University’s Mission:

As Georgia’s public liberal arts university, GC offers undergraduate programs of study to talented and motivated students in a residential college setting. Georgia College also provides, at multiple locations, graduate and professional studies that support the needs of the region and create pathways to individual success and personal fulfillment. Its academically engaging, student-centered programs often take learning beyond the traditional classroom and develop the intellectual, professional, and civic skills and dispositions that enable graduates to thrive in an information-intensive and diverse global society. Through its teaching, research, and service, Georgia College enriches the lives of students and their local and global communities.

Primary Purpose:

Working collaboratively with the faculty in the department, the Chair is responsible for providing administrative leadership for the department and for implementing the department’s and school’s/college’s goals, giving special attention to the objectives for the academic programs of the department. The chair provides leadership for the department and works collaboratively with the faculty in the department, participates in the development of school/college and university policies.

Job duties performed for the above function:

  • Implementation of a Department mission including short and long term plans based on The University’s Vision Statement and Goals and the missions of the School/College.
  • Responsibility for the recruitment, orientation and advisement of students, staff and faculty in collaboration with the faculty, including an assessment and recommendation of faculty candidates
  • Administration of faculty and staff development programs, and recommendations regarding faculty reappointment, tenure, and promotion.
  • Administrative responsibility in staffing classes along with the scheduling and collaborating with department faculty in planning the schedule.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 or Assistant/Associate Dean.

Minimum Requirements:

  • a doctoral degree in an appropriate field, and possess the experience and documented achievements appropriate for consideration of a tenured appointment at the rank of Full Professor,
  • 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,
  • a commitment to fostering academic excellence,
  • three years college teaching experience,
  • three years PreK-12 teaching, administrative, and/or staff experience,
  • experience promoting equity with and for culturally-diverse populations, and
  • a record of service to Pre-K-12 students.

Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 (www.sacscoc.org (faculty credentials))