Job Summary/Basic Function
The Martha Daniel Newell Visiting Scholar
The Martha Daniel Newell Visiting Distinguished Scholar program was established in 2011 with a gift from Mrs. Martha Daniel Newell, a Georgia College alumna. The program brings a nationally recognized scholar to campus for a semester or an academic year. Through the work of their residency, Newell Visiting Scholars exemplify Georgia College's liberal arts mission, serve as a source of intellectual stimulation for students and faculty, and bring wide-ranging perspectives on knowledge and teaching to Georgia College and the campus community.
Knowledge/Skills and Abilities
Georgia College invites residency proposals from senior scholars and teachers of distinction in the arts, humanities, social sciences and physical sciences, the disciplines at the heart of our liberal arts mission. Residencies should offer new perspectives, intellectual excitement, and lively engagement with students, faculty colleagues, and the campus community.
The Newell Visiting Distinguished Scholar receives a substantial stipend, and will be provided an office on campus. The ideal candidate might be a scholar on sabbatical, recently retired, or on leave for purposes of intellectual renewal. Residency periods can range from one semester (four months) to the entire academic year (8 months). Summers are excluded. While visits may vary in length, the expectation is that the scholar will be in residence for a substantial portion of the proposed visit.
Proposals are invited for the 2014-15 academic year. Proposals for the 2015-16 academic year will also be considered.
Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013.
The following items are needed to complete the application.
1. Applications should be submitted through the Georgia College Employment Web Site.
2. Proposal. The text of the proposal should not exceed four typed pages and should include:
- A statement of how the residency will support and enhance the public liberal arts mission of the university by offering new perspectives, intellectual excitement, and lively engagement with students, faculty colleagues, and the campus community;
- The period and length of the residency (one four month semester or the entire 8-month academic year)
- an outline or schedule of major initiatives, presentations and ; and
- The year in which the scholarly activity will take place (Academic Year 2014-2015 or 2015-2016).
3. Curriculum Vitae
4. References. Include a list of three references who can provide insight into your scholarship, teaching, and the likely success of a residency. Please include names, email addresses, and cell or work telephone numbers.
GC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution committed to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities. We promote equal employment opportunities regardless of race, religion, color, gender, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. It is expected that successful candidates share these commitments.
Special Instructions to Applicants
The Curriculum Vita, Proposal and List of References will be accepted electronically at www.gcsujobs.com.
Proposal (submitted electronically in www.gcsujobs.com as part of the application process) The text of the proposal itself should not exceed four typed pages. The proposal should include the following:
- A statement of how the visit fulfills the criteria mentioned above, including how the scholar's presence on campus will support and enhance the university's public liberal arts mission.
- A schedule, as detailed as possible, describing what the individual will do while he or she is at Georgia College.
- The length of time for the residency (minimum of four months and maximum of eight months).
The Proposal should be submitted in the "Other Document" field as part of the application process.
Please note applicants will be required to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.