The GC Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship
Two positions for a Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow are open at Georgia College. One is in the College of Arts and Sciences in Science/Mathematics, and one is in the College of Business in any area of the college. The GC Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship is an innovative ten-month faculty program focusing on contributing to Georgia College's mission of teaching excellence, while affording the recipients an opportunity to develop and hone their own teaching practice in a dynamic and engaging public liberal arts environment. Details for both positions are below.
The College of Arts and Sciences announces a search for a Science/ Mathematics Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow for the 2022-2023 academic year. Candidates with a terminal degree in one of the programs of our science and mathematics division are encouraged to apply. Programs in this division include: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychological Sciences.
The J. Whitney Bunting College of Business (CoB) at Georgia College & State University, with programs of study accredited by AACSB and ABET, invites applications for the GC Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship beginning August 1, 2022. Candidates with a terminal degree in fields of study relevant to the courses and/or degree programs offered by the CoB are encouraged to apply. Programs of study include BBAs in Accounting, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing with BS degrees in Computer Science, Economics, and Data Science; a BS in Finance is under review for fall 2022.
Qualified candidates for the GC Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship must have a terminal degree in an appropriate field of study relevant to the Colleges. The degree must be earned by August 1, 2022 or within the last three years. Other required qualifications include the following:
· 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 passion for working with and mentoring students; and
· demonstrable ability to work collegially 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 as they launch their intellectual journey.
Hiring preference will be given to faculty who demonstrate an understanding of Georgia College's mission and who are enthusiastic about working closely with high-achieving students within an academic community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through learning and scholarship. Evidence of methodological innovation and creative teaching strategies is highly desirable. The university is seeking candidates who are interested in innovative pedagogies, scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL), and/or high-impact practices which align with our GC Journeys initiative.
Fellows will be assigned a 3/3 teaching load with face-to-face undergraduate instruction and will participate in the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) Fellows program, developing an academic year project centered around their teaching. In addition to mentorship, Postdoctoral Fellows will also take part in the CTL's Peer Feedback on Teaching in-class evaluation program. Fellows will participate in the CTL SOTL Fellows program and/or GC Journeys, and collaborate with the Honors College by teaching an Honors course and/or by leading Honors co-curricular presentations, as appropriate.
Georgia College, located in Milledgeville, Georgia, is the state's designated public liberal arts university-where practical education meets life-altering, real-world experiences. For us, a liberal arts education goes beyond simply memorizing facts and philosophies. A liberal arts curriculum teaches students how to navigate the complexities of life, assess the world around them, and become critical thinkers. Our skills-infused approach provides our students with an advantage that employers seek and expands the personal and professional lives of our graduates.
The university offers undergraduate and graduate education and serves more than 7,000 students in five colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, the J. Whitney Bunting College of Business, the John H. Lounsbury College of Education, the College of Health Science and the John E. Sallstrom Honors College. With its sprawling idyllic campus paired with talented faculty and staff, Georgia College stands at the forefront of offering a holistic liberal arts education. Our students are engaged citizens who are encouraged to think independently and lead creatively as they acquire the skills to navigate life-long challenges. Our university team is comprised of faculty and staff professionals who are dedicated to continuing to move Georgia College forward as a nationally preeminent public liberal arts university. As you take the time to learn more about our university, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
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.
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. Milledgeville is close enough to everything, but far enough away to avoid the hustle and bustle. Georgia College is an integral part of our local and neighboring communities and we are seeking candidates who share that commitment and want to support our mission.
Special Applicant Instructions
Qualified candidates should submit their current CV, a letter of application, teaching philosophy statement, unofficial graduate transcripts, and a list of three references (names, address, phone numbers, and emails) to the following LINK for the College of Arts and Sciences and to the following LINK for the College of Business. Priority review of materials will begin January 4, 2022 for the College of Business fellow and review of materials will begin February 15, 2022 for the College of Arts & Sciences Fellow.
How to apply: Qualified candidates should submit their current CV, a letter of application, teaching philosophy statement, unofficial graduate transcripts, and a list of three references (names, address, phone numbers, and emails) to the following LINK for the College of Arts and Sciences and to the following LINK for the College of Business.
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.