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Fit-Friendly Worksite – Gold Level RecipientFounded 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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Please follow the application instructions specific to each of the positions below. For more information about the College, visit our web site at http://www.muhlenberg.edu.

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. 

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ADVANCEMENT

  • Leadership Gift Officer (Job #1607)– Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Development, the Leadership Gift Officer will advance the mission of Muhlenberg College by developing and increasing the level of personal involvement and financial commitment of alumni, parents and friends. The incumbent will be part of an experienced and talented development team challenged with meeting and exceeding the College’s annual goals. The Leadership Gift Officer manages an on-going fund raising cultivation cycle with a portfolio of 250 qualified principal gift prospects, maintaining a national travel schedule and visiting a minimum of 120 qualified prospects a year. The successful candidate will have five or more years of development/relationship building experience and be a proven self-starter. Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in the liberal arts. Must have a belief in, commitment to, and ability to clearly articulate the values and mission of Muhlenberg College. Muhlenberg offers an excellent benefits package, including tuition scholarship plans for dependents after two years of service.

    For the full job description, click here.  If you find that your background and experience have prepared you for this position, apply by emailing a single pdf including your cover letter, resume and names/contact information for three references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu. Please be sure that the subject line of your email includes both your last name and "Job #1607." Application review begins immediately. For best consideration, apply by February 22, 2016.
  • Senior Associate Director, Alumni Affairs (Job #1552) - Under the supervision of the Assistant Vice President, the Senior Associate Director will implement and assess strategies for alumni involvement, reconnection, engagement and philanthropic support. Working in a professional, proactive and energetic manner, this individual will coordinate alumni events and programs and assist in the overall management of the operations of the office. Responsibilities include expanding the existing suite of alumni programs to support increased engagement of alumni with a focus on affinity groups and the creation of an Alumni Education Program. Candidates for the Senior Associate Director of Alumni Affairs must have experience planning, implementing and evaluating the alumni relations program in concert with the strategic and advancement plans of the College. A bachelor’s degree is required; Muhlenberg alumnus/alumna strongly preferred. Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience working in Alumni Affairs, and a deep understanding of and commitment to Muhlenberg and its student and alumni body. Click here for full job description.

    If your background and experience have prepared you for this opportunity, apply by emailing a single pdf including your cover letter, resume and names/contact information for three references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu. Please be sure to include both your last name and Job # 1552 in the subject line of your email. Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. For best consideration, apply by December 29. E.O.E.
  • Senior Associate Director, Annual Giving (Job #1545)- Reporting to the Assistant VP, Annual Giving & Advancement Services, the Senior Associate Director is responsible for raising funds from alumni and other donors in support of the current operations of the College. The Senior Associate Director is responsible for sustaining, stewarding and growing participation and giving from the College’s annual donors who have the potential for leadership and major gifts. This position supports the strategy developed in conjunction with the Assistant VP and the Annual Giving team, including the development and implementation of a peer-to-peer solicitation volunteer program, reunion and class giving, as well as affinity and religious-based fund-raising. Experience with face-to-face solicitation is preferred, as the Senior Associate Director will maintain a portfolio of 250 prospects capable of making a leadership gift and will be expected to complete 15-18 prospect visits per month.

    A bachelor's degree is required, as is experience (three to five years) in annual giving. The successful candidate will have the ability to work in a self-directed fashion while serving as a member of a highly collaborative development team. Muhlenberg College offers an excellent benefit package, including tuition scholarship plans for dependents after two years of service. Click here for full job description. If you find that your background and experience have prepared you for this position, apply by emailing a single pdf including your cover letter, resume and names/contact information for three references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu. Please be sure that the subject line of your email includes both your last name and "Job #1545." Application review begins immediately. For best consideration, apply by January 21. E.O.E.

ART DEPARTMENT

  • Art – Sculpture – Muhlenberg College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Sculpture to join the Art Department in Fall 2016 at the rank of Assistant Professor. We define sculpture broadly, including: installations, environments, land art, site specific works, and public art; sound art, performance art, and time-based media that intersect with sculptural practices; social practices linked to environmental sustainability and urban renewal; 3D media associated with fine art and crafts. The ideal candidate is committed to teaching art at a small, liberal arts college that values collaborative interdisciplinarity, writing across the curriculum, service learning, and innovative approaches to pedagogy. We are looking for an artist-teacher capable of engaging studio art majors and non-majors who are taking art to fulfill a distribution requirement. Applicants should demonstrate familiarity with a range of 3D materials and methods, and versatility among media including analytical drawing and digital media skills. Our studio art program aims to develop students’ conceptual and theoretical capacities; candidates should be able to bring awareness of contemporary art issues and current developments in sculpture into the classroom. Conferring with the department chair, the successful candidate will have wide latitude and authority in managing and maintaining the sculpture studio, including the space, equipment as well as the ordering of materials. While Muhlenberg values teaching above all, the successful candidate should provide evidence of active professional engagement and expect to contribute to the college as a whole in recruitment and advising, governance, and supporting the College's Diversity Strategic Plan.

    Muhlenberg College is located in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, two hours from New York City and 90 minutes from Philadelphia. Support is available for new course development and pedagogical advancement.

    An equal opportunity employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education. For additional information about Muhlenberg's commitment to diversity and inclusion, applicants can find the latest updates to visit the College's Diversity Strategic Plan.

    Applicants must have completed the MFA and demonstrate commitment to teaching and creative research. Please submit a letter of interest that addresses the job description and how you will contribute to Muhlenberg’s efforts to become a more diverse and inclusive community, your C.V., artist statement, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of three references. Submit 20 images of personal work and up to 20 images of student work in a pdf or PowerPoint format.

    Applications should be submitted electronically to sculpturesearch@muhlenberg.edu by February 26, 2016.

 DANCE

  • Assistant Professor, Tenure Track – The Department of Theatre & Dance seeks an Assistant Professor for a tenure track position in a dynamic, large, and physically and intellectually rigorous Dance program. Candidates should have a terminal degree (MFA or PhD) and a significant record of achievement as a dance artist and educator.

    Duties include teaching both studio and theory coursework. The position requires teaching to the advanced level in one or more dance techniques (modern/contemporary, jazz, African, or ballet) as well as expertise and ability to teach in any one of the following areas: history/cultural/performance studies, dance education, improvisation, composition, somatic practices, dance science, production, film/video/media, circus arts, or other dance-aligned fields of investigation. The capacity to incorporate diverse perspectives into theory and studio courses coupled with a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts learning is required. The successful candidate must be a collaborator and mentor with strong communication skills and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching.

    Additional responsibilities may include choreography and direction within the department’s expansive co-curricular production calendar, mentoring student writing and choreography, as well as participation in student recruiting, academic advising, and departmental and college committee assignments. Specific expertise and background in teaching writing is a plus.

    Muhlenberg College is an excellent liberal arts college located in Allentown, PA. The Dance program serves 75-100 dance majors, dance minors as well as the larger college population. The department approaches the genre broadly and inclusively and offers four major concentrations: Performance, Composition, Dance Education, and Dance Science. An equal opportunity employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education. For additional information about Muhlenberg's commitment to diversity and inclusion, applicants applicants can visit the College's Diversity Strategic Plan.

    The position begins fall semester 2016. Competitive salary and benefits. Electronic applications should include: (a) letter of application, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) teaching philosophy, (d) a statement of research interests and/or online links to creative scholarship, and (e) contact information for three references. Additionally, please address in your cover letter or in a separate document how you will contribute to Muhlenberg's efforts to become a more diverse and inclusive community. Send these files as email attachments to Tracy Kline (dancesearch@muhlenberg.edu). Screening begins January 11, 2016. Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check.

FINANCIAL AID

  • Administrative Assistant, Financial Aid –  Support office functions including student work study program and government verification procedures. Heavy contact with parents and students. Strong customer service attitude required. Prior experience supporting a fast paced workplace helpful.  Excellent word processing and accuracy with data entry required.  Starting salary of $2,580 - $2,630  per month, depending on background and experience.  Schedule is 35 hours/week year-round.

    To apply, email your resume, cover letter, and names/contact information for three references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu. Please include “Job #1606” and your last name in the “Subject” line of the email.  Deadline for applications is February 15.  Candidate review begins immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.  Click here for full job description. E.O.E.

 HUMAN RESOURCES

  • Manager, Employment and Benefits- Muhlenberg College seeks HR-savvy candidates to fill position focused on benefits administration, recruitment and reporting functions. This manager is responsible for employee benefit enrollment and counseling, record keeping, and administration of annuity, health, dental, life and long term disability insurance plans. There are significant reporting and compliance functions associated with the position as well, including FMLA and Worker’s Compensation administration, ACA and OSHA compliance reporting, and preparation of responses for IPEDS, CUPA, SHRM and other surveys. The College employee population consists of more than 750 full-time and part-time faculty and staff.

    A Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience in human resources functions including benefits administration are required; experience in a higher education environment preferred. Human resource professional certification (PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SCP) and/or advanced degree preferred. A positive outlook, strong work ethic and stamina are essential. Starting salary is $50,000 - $55,000, depending upon background and experience. Excellent benefits package includes an employer contribution of 10% of salary to TIAA-CREF and tuition scholarship plans for children of employees after two years of service.

    Click here for full job description. To apply, email a single pdf document including a cover letter addressing your interest and how your experience aligns with the position, your resume, and the names and contact information of three references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu. Please be sure to include both your last name and Job #1605 in the “subject” line of your email. Application deadline is February 8, 2016. Resume review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Instructional Technologist (Job #1547)- The Instructional Technologist is a key member of the Instructional Technology & Digital Learning (IT/DL) team and part of the overarching, unified approach to client support services in the College's Office of Information Technology (OIT). The Instructional Technologist works pro-actively in a consultative role with faculty on how to effectively use technology tools in and out of the classroom. The Technologist must keep abreast of emerging trends in instructional technology. The Technologist is also the key connection to the College's Support Desk operations, coordinating comprehensive documentation, effective tutorials, and related materials. Finally, the Technologist is responsible for documentation and supplemental support on Muhlenberg's Learning Management System and classrooms. Bachelor's degree in related field and proven ability to work in team environments required. Experience with Learning Management Systems and digital learning pedagogies essential. Must be strongly committed to delivering excellent customer service. Compensation for this position includes a salary of $45,000 to $55,000 annually depending on background and experience, and an excellent benefits package, including tuition scholarship plans for dependents after two years of service.

    Click here for full job description. If you find that your background and experience qualify you for this position, apply by emailing a single pdf including your cover letter, resume and names/contact info for three references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu.  Please be sure that the subject line of your email includes both your last name and "Job #1547." Application review begins immediately. For best consideration, apply by December 21. E.O.E.

  • Programmer Analyst - Office of Information Technology seeks to fill a 3-year contract position for a programmer/analyst. The qualified candidate will be self-motivated and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Responsibilities include capturing business needs and system requirements through collaborative end-user discussions, and designing, developing and documenting systems for use by the various administrative and academic departments in a project-oriented, team environment.

    Qualifications: Relevant experience in an enterprise environment, preferably in a higher education environment, for a minimum of 3 years. Experience writing and maintaining applications that interface with SQL Server and other ODBC accessible databases. Solid understanding of Transact SQL and Visual Basic (using .Net 2+). Microsoft SQL Server Reporting/Integration Services and Linux experience is a plus. Must have demonstrated ability to stay aware of the latest technologies and trends. Click here for full job description.

    For best consideration, apply by January 5, 2016, by emailing your cover letter, resume and names/contact information of three references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu, preferably as a single pdf document. Please include both your last name and "Job #1601” in the Subject line of your email. Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. E.O.E.

MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

  • The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science seeks to fill a tenure-track position in computer science at the assistant professor level to begin in the fall of 2016.  A Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field is required.

    Muhlenberg emphasizes excellent teaching in a student-focused, undergraduate environment.  Prior full-time experience is valued.  The College expects professional/scholarly activity and institutional service, and encourages student research.  We also seek candidates who are ready and able to provide strong leadership in furthering computer science education and scholarship both within our department and across the College.

    Apply online at https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/7927 with (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching statement describing experience and philosophy, including how you create an inclusive environment to address a diverse learning community (4) research statement, including a list of any supervised student research projects, (5) undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and (6) three confidential letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses teaching.  Candidates for this position must hold valid authorization to work in the U.S.  Review of completed applications will begin November 15, 2015.

MUSIC

  • The Department of Music at Muhlenberg College seeks an outstanding teacher for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor. The ideal candidate would be a musicologist/music historian able to teach the music history survey, electives such as American Music, Opera, and Pop, Rock, and Soul, and more specialized, innovative courses based on individual interests and expertise.

    We are a liberal arts college with a strong tradition of excellence in teaching supported by scholarship; thus a successful record of teaching is expected. This is a full-time position with a teaching load of three courses per semester. A completed doctorate degree and full-time college teaching experience are preferred. Please email cover letter, C.V., and one-page statement of teaching philosophy to Dr. Paul Murphy, musicologistsearch@muhlenberg.edu. In your cover letter or in a separate document, please discuss how you will contribute to Muhlenberg's efforts to become a more diverse and inclusive community. In addition, please send three current letters of recommendation. For mailing of hard copies: Dr. Paul Murphy, Chair, Department of Music, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18104. Applications received by November 27, 2015 will be given fullest consideration.

PHILOSOPHY

  • Visiting Assistant Professor -one-year, full-time, non-tenure track position in Philosophy beginning Fall 2016. Teaching load is three undergraduate courses per semester (3/3). Ph.D. prior to appointment required. Candidate should be prepared to teach: Philosophy and the Arts; Phenomenology; 19th Century Philosophy; Philosophy of Feminism. Additional expertise in any of the following welcome: Women’s and Gender Studies, Environmental Philosophy, Modern, Logic, Business Ethics. Applicants should submit a dossier including a cover letter, CV, teaching portfolio, and three recommendation letters. Electronic applications preferred: please send materials, combined into a single pdf to: lnash@muhlenberg.edu, with the subject heading: Visiting Assistant application.

    Confidential letters of recommendation must be mailed directly by the referees to Dr. Steve Coutinho, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18104. Deadline for receipt of the application and supporting materials is Monday, November 2nd, 2015 by noon. Muhlenberg College is a member of the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION & ATHLETICS

  • Life Guard – PT - 3-4 mornings per week 6-9am;occasional afternoons. Additional hours may be available during college breaks. Must have current Lifeguard certification including CPR, First Aid and AED. $12/ hour. Contact Corey Goff via email:  cgoff@muhlenberg.edu  (no phone calls please).

PLANT OPERATIONS

  • Custodian PT- Weekends (6 am-2:30 pm) academic year. Custodial experience preferred.  Send resume or apply in person to Muhlenberg College, HR Office, Job # 1510, 2400 Chew St., Allentown, PA 18104.  EOE.  Click here for job description.

STUDENT AFFAIRS

  • Drivers – Part-time, variable hours.
    • Shuttle Bus Driver (Job #1538) requires Valid Class B, with air brakes, Pennsylvania Commercial Driver’s License with Passenger Permit, clean driving record and pre-employment physical. Click here for full job description. Starting rate is $13.50/hour.
    • Van Driver (Job #1539) requires valid PA driver’s license, clean driving record and pre-employment physical. Click here for full job description. Starting rate is $10.50/hour.
    To apply, email your resume, cover letter and names of three references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu, noting both your last name and job number in the subject line of your email. Alternatively, send resume or apply in person to Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew Street, Human Resources, Job # 1538, Allentown, PA 18104. EOE

THEATRE & DANCE DEPARTMENT

  • Assistant Professor of Theatre, Tenure-Track - The Department of Theatre & Dance seeks an Assistant Professor with a terminal degree (PhD) in Theatre for a tenure track position in a dynamic, large, and intellectually adventurous Theatre program. The position will begin in the 2016-2017 academic year. College teaching experience is required. The successful candidate would have the appropriate background to teach courses in theatre scholarship, including our gateway freshman course, Theatre & Society, and additional dramatic literature, theatre theory, and theatre history courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization. Candidates who can teach in areas outside the usual Western dramatic canon will be given strong consideration.

    In addition, this job would include opportunities to teach an upper-level Directing course to both acting and directing concentrators in the major. The job will also offer the Assistant Professor of Theatre opportunities to direct and to dramaturg in the Theatre Department’s extensive and adventurous co-curricular production program. The successful candidate must be a collaborator and mentor with strong communication skills and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching. The teaching load is 3/3 and may include offering courses that fulfill the College's general education requirements. Specific expertise and background in teaching writing is a plus.

    Muhlenberg College is an excellent liberal arts college with a top-10 rated Theatre Department and large major, roughly 245 students. The college has a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An equal opportunity employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education. For additional information about Muhlenberg's commitment to diversity and inclusion, applicants can visit the College's Diversity Strategic Plan‌.

    Applications for this position will be accepted starting immediately and all application materials must be received by December 15, 2015. The search committee will accept only emailed applications that contain: (a) letter of application, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) three current letters of recommendation, (d) a teaching statement, and (e) evidence of scholarly work (a writing sample). Letters of recommendation should speak to teaching ability and creative work. The letter of application should be addressed to Dr. Beth Schachter, Professor of Theatre and Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance and sent to the following email address: TheatreSearch2@muhlenberg.edu. **Please make sure, in your cover letter or in a separate document, to discuss how you will contribute to Muhlenberg's efforts to become a more diverse and inclusive community.

    Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check.

Human resources

An equal opportunity employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education.  For additional information about Muhlenberg's commitment to diversity and inclusion, applicants can visit the ‌College's Diversity Strategic Plan‌.

Last updated: February 5, 2016