Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg College is a highly selective, coeducational, residential college of liberal arts and sciences located in eastern Pennsylvania's picturesque Lehigh Valley. The campus is about one hour north of Philadelphia, 90 minutes west of New York City and in close proximity to the Appalachian Trail. The College currently enrolls more than 2,200 full-time day students and has enjoyed steadily increasing selectivity and student quality.
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An Equal Opportunity Employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to valuing and enhancing diversity and encourages applications from individuals who can contribute to the diversity of our community.
ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS, ECONOMICS and FINANCE
Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Economics beginning in the Fall of 2015. ABDs are welcome to apply, but candidates are expected to complete a PhD in Economics by the time of appointment. The Department seeks a teacher/scholar with a commitment to students in and out of the classroom. Teaching load of three courses per semester includes Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics and upper-level courses in the candidate’s field(s) of interest. Professional activity, including active scholarship and participation in College governance are required of all full-time faculty members. The successful candidate must combine teaching excellence with a strong commitment to Muhlenberg's General Education Curriculum, including diversity and global engagement, along with an intellectually compelling research agenda. Applications should include: a letter summarizing qualifications, curriculum vitae, a job-market paper, three letters of reference, graduate transcripts, teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching excellence. Submit above materials via JOE on the American Economic Association website. The application deadline is November 30, but review may begin as applications are received. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged. Candidates must hold valid authorization to work in the U.S. E.O.E.
Muhlenberg College seeks energetic, articulate, thoughtful candidates at the entry level or with one or two years of experience to fill an Assistant Director of Admission opening. The successful candidate will plan and execute recruitment travel in specified geographic territories, interview prospective students, and evaluate applications. Additional project responsibilities will be assigned by the Dean. Weekend and evening work is required, as is a valid driver’s license with a clear driving record. Starting salary is $35,000 - $38,000, depending upon background and experience.
Candidates must have at least a Bachelor of Arts degree. An appreciation for and understanding of the value of the small, residential liberal arts experience is important. Stamina, a well-developed work ethic, and a sense of humor are also helpful.
To review the full job description, click here. To apply, email a cover letter specifically addressing your interest in this position, your resume, and the names and phone numbers of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to note both Job #1422 and your last name in the "Subject" line of your email.
For best consideration, apply by September 28, 2014. Resume review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. E.O.E.
Tenure-track Assistant Professor - The Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Muhlenberg College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Anthropology at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2015. We are seeking a broadly trained cultural anthropologist to support and complement our curriculum in anthropology, with topical specializations in one or more of the following areas: transnationalism and globalization; race, ethnicity, and indigeneity; and, economic life. Preference will be given to applicants with an international focus (any geographic area other than Latin America is welcome), and who can contribute to the College’s interdisciplinary programs.
While the department expects applicants to be actively engaged in research and publication, its primary commitment is to quality undergraduate education. Applicants must, therefore, demonstrate effective and innovative teaching and a strong commitment to the goals of a liberal arts education. Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. in anthropology, exhibit an ability to advise and teach, show promise of continuing scholarship, and demonstrate an ability to work collegially and cooperatively in a combined anthropology and sociology department. Candidates will teach introductory courses in cultural anthropology, anthropological theory and/or ethnographic methods as well as topical courses in their area of expertise. Successful candidates will also be expected to contribute to the College’s general education program, particularly with regards to the College’s human diversity and global engagement requirement.
Candidates should submit a cover letter that includes teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, sample teaching materials with evidence of teaching excellence, graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references. Please send complete application packages (preferably as a single PDF) to AnthSearch@muhlenberg.edu by November 14th, 2014.
Muhlenberg College is an equal opportunity employer and offers benefits to same sex domestic partners of employees. We encourage applications from candidates that can contribute to the diversity of our campus.
Tenure-track Assistant Professor-The Biology Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Microbiology beginning Fall 2015. We are seeking candidates who are strongly committed to teaching and research in a small liberal arts college environment. Teaching responsibilities include an upper-level microbiology course and an upper-level course supporting the biology major or interdisciplinary curricula (e.g. biochemistry, environmental science, or public health). The candidate will also contribute to at least one of: the core BIO 150-152 sequence or a component of the College's new general education program, a non-majors interdisciplinary "cluster" course or a human difference & global engagement course. The position will be housed in our new science facility that offers state-of-the art teaching and research laboratory spaces. Qualifications include: a Ph.D., a record of excellent teaching, and an active research program that can involve students. Post-doctoral research preferred. Possible areas of expertise include microbial genetics or physiology, infectious disease, and microbial ecology.
Muhlenberg is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the scenic Lehigh Valley of southeastern PA, an easy drive to Philadelphia and New York City. Applicant should submit electronic copies of his/her letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, evidence of teaching excellence, and sample publications. These and three confidential letters of reference must be sent to Microbiologist@muhlenberg.edu. Chair of the search is Dr. Marten Edwards, Biology Department, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA 18104. Review of applications will begin October 3, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
Visit our website: http://www.muhlenberg.edu/depts/biology. Muhlenberg College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Tenure-track position in Physical Chemistry beginning in August 2015. The successful candidate must be committed to undergraduate teaching and research. Teaching responsibilities include: physical chemistry lecture and lab, an advanced course in area of expertise, help with the General Chemistry program, or courses that fulfill general education requirements. A productive research program involving undergraduates is expected. PhD is required. Evidence of teaching excellence is strongly preferred. Please submit: CV, cover letter, teaching philosophy, statement of research plans, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to email@example.com. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Bruce Anderson, Chair of Chemistry at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on October 15th. E.O.E.
DEVELOPMENT & ALUMNI RELATIONS
Senior Associate Director, Communication and Donor Relations - Half-time professional position, assisting with planning and implementation of the Development and Alumni Relations Office’s communication and stewardship programs. This includes donor-related development events and outreach efforts, such as gift acknowledgments and donor plaques. Responsibilities include preparing endowment reports and assisting with development communication efforts including case statements, appeals and the annual Philanthropy Report. Bachelor's degree required. Strong writing skills and ability to tailor communications to a variety of audiences essential. Experience in fund raising communication and donor relations for non-profits preferred. This is a 6-month trial of a job-sharing arrangement. Starting salary is $22,000 - $24,500, depending upon background and experience.
Please review attached job description for full details of the position and required qualifications. To apply, email cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for at least three references to email@example.com, referencing Job #1414. Candidate review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. E.O.E. Click here for full job description.
Tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Production, beginning Fall 2015. Our curriculum emphasizes the deep integration of theory and practice in a liberal arts environment. We seek a general production professor with technical experience and expertise in all aspects of the production process, capable of teaching courses from screenwriting to editing in a wide variety of styles. Candidates should also be capable of teaching one or two film studies courses at the general education level, and have a compelling body of artistic work. Film studies is a fast-growing and dynamic program with nearly 50 majors and minors taught by six current professors. Our students create original, sophisticated work using up-to-date equipment and studios, and recent graduates work in all aspects of film, television, and online production.
Qualifications: MFA or Ph.D. in film, or conferral no later than July 1, 2015. The successful candidate must combine teaching excellence with a strong commitment to Muhlenberg's general education curriculum, including diversity and global engagement. Candidates appointed to this position will teach a 3/3 load, act as academic advisor to students, and participate in program development.
To apply, candidates should email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, links to samples of artistic work, and contact information for three references as a single PDF file to Dr. Paul McEwan, Associate Professor and Director of Film Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application review begins on November 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
Tenure-track, Assistant Professor - Muhlenberg College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in African History to begin in August 2015. Highly experienced applicants may be considered for the rank of Associate Professor. The ideal candidate will also offer courses in the African Diaspora. We expect this hire to contribute to the growth and development of the Africana Studies Program as well as the College’s Human Diversity and Global Engagement general academic requirement. All members of the History Department teach topical Introduction to History courses as well as upper-level courses in their field. Department faculty frequently teach First-Year Seminars and our courses are significant contributions to the College’s Humanities requirement.
We seek applicants who are excellent and innovative teachers with both a strong commitment to teaching in a Liberal Arts environment and an active research program. Ph.D. must be in hand by time of appointment. Muhlenberg College is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and members of minority groups. Applicants should speak to their experience contributing to the diversity of an academic community.
Applicants should submit a cover letter addressed to Dr. Mark Stein, Chair of the History Department, a C.V., a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level as a single pdf file to: email@example.com. Please also arrange for graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation to be sent electronically. Application deadline is October 30, 2014. Please indicate if you will be available for interviews at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting.
MATHEMATICS - KOEHLER PROFESSORSHIP
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science seeks to fill the Truman Koehler Professorship. This is an endowed chair established in 1989, which was occupied by Dr. William Dunham from 1992 - 2014. An applicant must have a Ph.D. in mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics and hold the rank of Associate Professor or higher. We seek a distinguished teacher as evidenced by recognition both at and beyond their own institution. Furthermore, he or she should be a scholar and leader within their discipline having national visibility and significant, high quality publications. Our department has ten tenure-track lines divided between mathematics and computer science. Like all Muhlenberg faculty members, the Koehler Professor must be committed to the values of a small, liberal arts college. This individual should also display the enthusiasm for mathematics or statistics that characterized the 45-year career of its namesake, Truman L. Koehler (1902 – 1989), whose work led to an “exaltation of the discipline of mathematics.” Furthermore, the scholarly achievements of the Koehler Professor should appeal to a broad audience of mathematicians or statisticians, as befits a scholar from the liberal arts arena. In order to meet these high expectations, the Koehler Professor will have a reduced teaching load of two courses per semester. Additional information about the Koehler Chair can be found on our web site at http://www.muhlenberg.edu/main/academics/mathcs/koehler.html.
Submit materials via the website MathJobs.org. Include (1) a cover letter explaining your interest in the Koehler Chair, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) a statement of scholarly interests, (5) a statement of vision for the Koehler Professorship, and (6) four letters of recommendation, at least two of which address teaching and two of which address scholarship. Completed applications received by November 1, 2014 will be given full consideration. If you have any questions, please contact Traci Hilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEDIA and COMMUNICATION
Tenure-track, Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2015. Our curriculum emphasizes the relationships between communication, democracy, and social justice, and seeks to integrate theory and practice. It provides students with a critical approach to the analysis of media forms, institutions, practices, and effects. We seek a generalist with a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts environment. Areas of specialization are open, but expertise in the sociology of media, the political economy and social impact of digital media, and / or global media studies will complement current departmental initiatives. The new colleague must be able to teach major requirements such as Media and Society, Documentary Research and / or Media Theory and Methods, and other elective courses in their area of expertise. The successful candidate must combine teaching excellence with a strong commitment to Muhlenberg's general education curriculum, including diversity and global engagement, along with an intellectually compelling research agenda. Three courses per semester load. More information is available on the department website: www.muhlenberg.edu/mediacom. Ph.D. preferred; exceptional ABDs considered.
To apply, candidates should email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references as a single PDF file to Dr. Jeff Pooley, Associate Professor and Chair of Media and Communication, at email@example.com. Application review begins on October 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Muhlenberg College is a highly selective liberal arts college of 2200 students with a strong tradition of excellence in undergraduate teaching. Muhlenberg is located in Allentown, PA, about 50 miles north of Philadelphia and 90 miles west of Manhattan.
Tenure-track, Associate Professor & Chair-The Music Department seeks an outstanding teacher who is a music theorist and has department chair experience for a tenure-track position at the rank of Associate Professor. The ideal candidate would be able to teach in all areas of the music theory sequence including Diatonic and Chromatic Harmony, Ear Training, Keyboard Harmony, Form and Analysis, and Post-Tonal Techniques. Other areas of theory and composition might include Arranging, Songwriting, contemporary and classical composition, and/or music technology. Some part of this position will allow for the creation of new courses of the candidate’s choice. The normal teaching load for a department chair is 2 courses per semester. Evidence of a record of collegial and collaborative leadership, and innovative ideas in curricular design are sought.
A successful record as a teacher-scholar is expected. Muhlenberg is a community that prizes strong student-faculty and inter-departmental collaboration. Candidates should address their knowledge of and experience within a high-quality residential liberal arts setting. Doctorate required. Please email cover letter, C.V., one-page statement of teaching philosophy, one-page statement of leadership philosophy, and three letters of reference to Dr. Douglas Ovens, Professor and Chair of the Music Department, firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is October 15, 2014.
Custodian – PT 8 hours Saturdays, 8 hours Sundays during College academic year. Cleaning dorms, office space, showers, restrooms, and high traffic floor areas. Floor care experience helpful. Apply to: Muhlenberg College, HR Office, Job # 1319, 2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18104. EOE.
Carpenter (Job #1419)– Full-time. Provide carpentry services to all College property, some basic knowledge of other trades helpful. Experience using various power and hand tools associated with the carpentry trade. High School diploma/GED plus 2 yrs. Technical/vocational or job related experience required. Benefits package includes tuition plans for family members after 2 yrs of service. Starting salary of $18 -$19.75/hr. depending upon background and experience. To apply, send an email referencing Job# 1419, attaching cover letter, resume and names/contact information of three references to email@example.com. Click here for job description. E.O.E. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.
Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Social Psychology - The Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Social Psychology to begin Fall 2015. Muhlenberg College is committed to hiring and supporting faculty who can contribute to our development of a culturally diverse community through their teaching, scholarship, and service. The successful candidate will be student centered and strongly committed to teaching and research in a small liberal arts college environment. Candidates with expertise in one or more of the following are preferred: diversity-related teaching and research, emotion, health psychology, interpersonal communication. Preferred candidates will also have demonstrated excellence in teaching statistics. Teaching load is three courses per semester and may include courses in social psychology, statistics, personality, research methods, courses within the candidate’s area of expertise, and courses that contribute to the College’s General Academic Goals. Qualifications include: a Ph.D. (or ABD) in Social Psychology, evidence of excellent teaching, and an active research program that will involve undergraduates.
For more information about the department visit: http://www.muhlenberg.edu/depts/psychology/aboutus.html. Review of materials will begin immediately. For best consideration, apply before October 1. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Mark Sciutto, Department of Psychology, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown, PA 18104-5586. Electronic submissions can be sent to Sciutto@muhlenberg.edu. Applicants are encouraged to combine materials into a single PDF file (references may be sent separately). An Equal Opportunity Employer.
Tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Epidemiology as part of a new public health major. Teaching load is three courses per semester and includes an introductory public health course, principles of epidemiology, global public health, and advanced courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Faculty are expected to advise majors and minors, as well as supervise internships, and independent research and study. Opportunities exist to teach courses that contribute to the College’s General Academic Goals. Qualifications include: a Ph.D. (or ABD) in Public Health, evidence of excellent teaching, and an active research program that will involve undergraduates. Visit the program website at http://www.muhlenberg.edu/main/academics/public-health/ to learn more about public health at Muhlenberg.
Review of materials will begin immediately. For best consideration, apply before October 15. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Chrysan Cronin, Public Health Director, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown, PA 18104-5586. Electronic submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants are encouraged to combine materials into a single PDF file (references may be sent separately).
Tenure-track, Faculty Position-The Religion Studies Department and the Jewish Studies Program of Muhlenberg College invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position specializing in Pre-Modern Judaism at the rank of Assistant Professor. Area of specialization is open, but the successful candidate will have the ability to teach broadly in the field of Jewish Studies within the context of Religion Studies. Demonstrable excellence, or promise of excellence, in teaching, and an active research program in a relevant area are required. The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of and a commitment to the liberal arts and the ability to contribute broadly to the department's curriculum and the College's general education program. This appointment carries a teaching load of three courses per semester.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, transcripts, teaching dossier, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent electronically to the address below. Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications must be received by October 31. Preliminary interviews will be held in San Diego at the annual meetings of the AAR/SBL, though other arrangements can be made for those not attending the conference.
Application materials and further inquiries should be directed to Prof. William Chip Gruen, Chair of Religion Studies and Prof. Jessica Cooperman, Director of Jewish Studies at email@example.com. An equal opportunity employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to hiring and supporting faculty who can contribute to our development of a culturally diverse community through teaching, research, scholarship, and service.
Muhlenberg College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from candidates who are committed to valuing and enhancing the diversity of its community.
September 15, 2014