Martha Daniel Newell Visiting Scholar

Position ID: 22375
Georgia College and State University
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Dean Academic
Job Description: 


Title Martha Daniel Newell Visiting Scholar  
Type of Opening Position Vacancy  
Department Liberal Arts & Sciences, Dean  
Employment Class Administrative/Professional Faculty  
Work Hours Standard hours 40 hours per week if full time for 1 semester or 20 hours per week if half time for 2 semesters.  
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 Guidelines 
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.  

Minimum Qualifications  
Additional Information About This Posting Strengthened by Diversity
GCSU is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and multi-ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment. Persons who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources at 478-445-5596.

Georgia is an Open Records state. The finalist will be required to submit to a background investigation.  

Posting Date 09-23-2013  
This position will be required to have physical fitness examination based on essential functions.

The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Applicants will be required to pass a physical fitness examination at time of conditional job offer.

This position is not required to have a physical fitness examination because lifting is not the essential function. However, this position may have light, medium, moderately heavy, heavy, very heavy on occasional basis. Click onAttachment for Criteria for determining the five physical demands. Not Applicable  
Option 1 - Review of application materials will begin on DATE, and will continue until the position is filled. 10-15-2013  
Special Instructions to Applicants The Curriculum Vita, Proposal and List of References will be accepted electronically at 

Proposal Information: 
Proposal (submitted electronically in 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.  

Condition of Employment Temporary (0-6 months no benefits, i.e. student employees, casual labor) 
Posting Number 0601049  


Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
CIP Discipline Code: 
Liberal Arts And Sciences/Liberal Studies
Art and/or Art Studies, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Social Sciences, General
Physical Sciences
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
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Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
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Vacancy Status: 

The hiring institution advertising this vacant position is responsible for the application, hiring procedures and content within this advertisement.  Please contact the institution for questions concerning this vacant position.

University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
317 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-7820

Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Sheila England, System Coordinator