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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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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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Academic Resource Center and Disability Services

  • Disability Services Specialist (1300 hours/year, benefit eligible) - The Disability Services Specialist will assist the Director of the Office of Disability Services (ODS), providing direct student services as a member of the ODS team. The incumbent must have a thorough understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and assistive technology resources and functions.  A master's degree in an appropriate discipline is required, as is experience working in higher education and with disability services.  Strong communication skills, attentiveness to detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks are essential.  Starting salary is $27/hour. This position is budgeted for 1300 hours annually, including a minimum of 30 hours/week during the fall and spring academic terms, 105 hours of paid vacation, and remaining hours devoted to responsibilities assigned during summer and other periods outside the fall and spring semesters.  Full benefit eligibility.  Click here for complete job description, including qualifications required

    To apply, send an email to jobs@muhlenberg.edu with Job #1513 and your last name in the email “Subject” line.  As an attachment to the email, provide a single pdf document including your cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for three references. Deadline for applications is May 22. Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  

    Muhlenberg College is an equal opportunity employer.  We encourage applications from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of the campus community.
  • Assistant Dean for Academic Resources and Disability Services – Reporting to the Dean of Academic Life, the Assistant Dean is responsible for strategic planning to support student success through services provided by the Academic Resource Center and the Office of Disability Services. The Assistant Dean also serves as a direct student service provider through the Academic Resource Center. This position works closely with faculty and administrative staff in a variety of departments to identify trends and develop and deliver appropriate programming to facilitate student resilience.  The assistant dean has oversight responsibility for Muhlenberg’s nationally recognized peer tutor program, and assists the Dean of Academic Life in monitoring first-year students and students on academic probation. 

    The successful candidate will be an excellent relationship builder and have demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills. A strong background in research and data analysis is required, as is a commitment to excellent customer service in delivery of support services to students.  An earned doctorate or ABD in a relevant field is preferred;  a master’s in a relevant field plus a minimum of five years of experience may substitute for a doctorate degree.  Experience in higher education in teaching/academic counseling/learning skills or tutorial services is required. Must have a firm understanding of the current legal landscape regarding students with disabilities in higher education.   For full job description, click here.

    This is a full-time, year-round position, with a starting salary of $80,000. Muhlenberg College offers excellent benefits, including an employer contribution to TIAA-CREF equal to 10% of base salary (with no required employee contribution) and Tuition Scholarship Plans for dependents after two years of service. 

    To apply, send resume, cover letter, and names/contact information for four references to jobs@muhlenberg.eduBe sure to note Job #1508 and your last name in the “Subject” line of your email.  Application deadline is April 8, 2015.  Applicant review begins immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. No longer accepting applications for this position.

    An equal opportunity employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to hiring and supporting faculty and staff who can contribute to our development of a culturally diverse community through teaching, research, scholarship, and service.

BIOLOGY

  • Visiting Lecturer - Biology Department invites applications for a full-time, one-year Visiting Lecturer position beginning Fall 2015. We are seeking candidates who are strongly committed to teaching in a small liberal arts college environment. Qualifications include: a Masters or Ph.D. in a biology-related field and a record of excellent teaching. Teaching responsibilities include laboratory classes in cell/molecular biology and plant and animal biology as part of our Principles of Biology introductory series, BIO 151 and BIO 152, and a non-major biology course (BIO 101: Human Biology, Science & Society) that meets Muhlenberg’s general academic requirements for the sciences. The position will be housed in our new science facility that offers both state-of-the art teaching and research laboratory spaces. Visit our website: http://www.muhlenberg.edu/main/academics/biology/. 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 including a discussion of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, and evidence of teaching excellence. These materials and three confidential letters of reference must be sent to Biologylecturer@muhlenberg.edu.  Chair of the search is Dr. Kimberly Heiman, Biology Department, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA 18104. Review of applications will begin March 23, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.  Muhlenberg College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

DEVELOPMENT AND ALUMNI RELATIONS

  • Associate Director of Parent Giving  -  As a part of The Muhlenberg Fund team, the Associate Director of Parent Giving will advance the mission of the College by developing and increasing the level of personal involvement and financial commitment of parents of current and former Muhlenberg students. Incumbent will maintain a portfolio of 200-250 parent donors with the potential to make leadership gifts to the College.  The position includes cultivation, solicitation, closing and stewardship of major gifts to Muhlenberg's annual fund. The Associate Director  is also the staff liaison to the Parents Council. Bachelor's degree and a  minimum of five years of fund raising experience required; experience in annual giving in higher education preferred.  Extensive travel is required.  Starting salary of $50 - $60K, depending on background and experience.  Click here for job description.

    To apply, email cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu, noting your last name and Job #1502 in the subject line of your email.  Applicant review begins immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. E.O.E.
  • Director, Advancement Services - The office of Advancement Services (AS) is responsible for recording and receipting gifts to the College. Additionally, this office is responsible for the accurate maintenance of alumni biographical records and donor information, as well as the overall integrity of the alumni database. The Director is responsible for the day-to-day management of all aspects of AS, including supervision of six direct reports. The Director monitors the integrity of the information contained in the database and determines how to translate data into usable, actionable information for the formation and execution of fundraising strategies and measures of success. Preference will be given to candidates with comprehensive knowledge and background in the management of information services, fundraising principles and strategies. Candidates who have experience managing staff, including the mentoring, training and evaluation of those reporting to them, are preferred. A Bachelor's degree plus five years of experience is required in : Development Information Management, creation and maintenance of Crystal reports and SQL Server Reporting Services reports.  Starting salary of $65 - $70K, depending upon background and experience. Click here for full job description.

    To apply, send resume, cover letter, and names/contact information for four references to jobs@muhlenberg.eduBe sure to note Job #1511 and your last name in the “Subject” line of your email.  Application deadline is April 30, 2015.  Applicant review begins immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.   Muhlenberg College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of the campus community.

ESL COORDINATOR

  • ESL Coordinator - Benefit eligible (1500 hours/year) position.
    The ESL Coordinator will structure and run a support program for international students who are actively developing skills with the English language. Job applicants with training and expertise in integrating ESL students into a liberal arts curriculum, including writing-intensive courses, are preferred.  Applicants who are not already SEVIS certified will be asked to acquire this certification after starting on campus.  The successful applicant will possess a Masters degree or Ph.D. in Linguistics, Educational Linguistics, Rhetoric and Composition or comparable terminal degree.

    The primary job function is to design an effective and sustainable support program to help English Language Learners overcome language and cultural barriers in order to have a successful educational experience at Muhlenberg College.

    Responsibilities include:
    • Professional development for and collaboration with faculty and staff  in techniques for maximizing ESL student achievement
    • Training tutors and writing assistants who will be working directly with ESL students
    • Serving as a resource for the ESL community
    • Building appropriate educational resources for students
    • Building appropriate reference resources for tutors and faculty
    • Consulting with advisors on course selection for incoming students
    • Coordinating language assessment of incoming ESL students
    • Assisting with orientation of incoming ESL students
    • Performing administrative duties (student & staff records, budget maintenance, etc.)
    Click here for the full job description.

    Starting salary is $30/hour, and the position is budgeted for 1,500 hours annually. Full benefits included.  Expected schedule is 35 hours per week when classes are in session, with additional hours during the summer, particularly to support advising and orientation efforts. To apply, submit a single pdf document combining your cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for four references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu .  In the “Subject” line of your email, please note “Job #1517” and your last name.  Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.  For best consideration, apply by June 1st.  Muhlenberg College is an equal opportunity employer.  We encourage applications from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of the campus community

HILLEL

  • Programs and Engagement Associate -  This full-time, year-round assignment with Muhlenberg College Hillel is an administrative management position reporting to the Hillel Director. The Programs and Engagement (P&E) Associate is responsible for student engagement, student leadership development, programming, and college and community relations. Bachelor’s degree required.  Hillel student or staff experience preferred. This is a one-year assignment with the possibility of extension.  Starting salary of $32K - $34K depending upon background and experience.  Click here for complete job description and information on Ezra Fellowship eligibility associated with this position. To apply, email a single pdf document including your cover letter, resume and names/contact information of three references to jobs@muhlenberg.eduPlease include both your last name and Job #1514 in the Subject line of your email.   Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.  E.O.E.

INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM

  • Director - Muhlenberg College seeks a founding Director of its Innovation and Entrepreneurship program. This new program requires leadership from an experienced entrepreneur with a passion for mentoring undergraduates. In collaboration with an advisory committee of faculty and staff, the Director will have an excellent opportunity to develop and implement the program’s vision. This evolving vision for the program includes: 1) an Innovation and Entrepreneurship interdisciplinary minor (recently approved by the faculty); 2) substantial co-curricular activities and competitions that involve liberal arts students from across the College; 3)   internship coordination and collaborative projects with alumni and organizations in Allentown and  across the Lehigh Valley; 4) the securing and equipping of a physical space for innovation activities and seeking gifts and securing grants to support the budget of the program.

    The Director will be appointed to a 10 month administrative position with supplemental salary stipends for summer work. The Director will also be appointed to a non-tenure track faculty position at an appropriate rank. The faculty position will require high-quality teaching and mentoring of liberal arts undergraduates. The initial appointment will be for three years with the possibility for renewal, pending the outcomes of performance reviews. The Director will teach 3 courses per year in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship minor. The Director will report to the Provost.

    We seek strong candidates from a variety of backgrounds: small business, a successful start-up venture, engineering, product design and development, finance, e-commerce or any enterprise that requires value creation through innovative thinking and execution. The successful candidate must be highly motivated to work closely with individuals and teams of students as they develop innovative projects. Preferably, the successful candidate will also have a track record of working with region-wide entrepreneurial networks of innovators. A Master’s degree (or a terminal degree) is required.  The position requires excellent oral and written communications skills, teaching experience and expertise in the literature on innovation. Importantly, the successful candidate will be able to articulate the role of innovation and entrepreneurship within the liberal arts, and be skilled at enlisting the expertise of a varied group of Muhlenberg faculty and alumni to evolve the program.

    Send all applications materials as a single pdf to I&Esearch@muhlenberg.edu. For full consideration, your complete file should be submitted by Friday, May 8. Complete files will include: a letter detailing entrepreneurial achievements and undergraduate teaching experience, all graduate transcripts, and the names and contact information for three professional references. 

    Muhlenberg College is committed to hiring and supporting faculty and staff who can contribute to our development of a culturally diverse community through teaching, research, scholarship, and service.

LVAIC DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC SOURCING & PARTNERSHIPS

  • The Lehigh Valley Association of Independent College (LVAIC) is a consortium of the colleges and universities in the Lehigh Valley of eastern Pennsylvania: Cedar Crest College, DeSales University, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Moravian College, and Muhlenberg College. The staff members of LVAIC, working as a team, facilitate and advance collaborative initiatives of the organization. Key responsibilities of this position include collaborative program development, implementation and management. This position works closely with administrative functions within the member campuses to identify, develop and implement opportunities for enhancing services and reducing costs through shared services that maximize the resources of the member institutions through activities such as facilitating communities of practice.  Click here for full job description and directions for submitting application.  

MULTICULTURAL LIFE

  • Assistant Director, Multicultural Life (full-time, year-round) - The Assistant Director supports campus-wide programmatic initiatives to cultivate a community of inclusivity, pursuing specific goals and objectives as agreed upon with the Director of Multicultural Life. The Assistant Director’s responsibilities include serving as staff mentor for the Emerging Leader Program, supervising work-study students in the Multicultural Life office, maintaining a system of communication between the Multicultural Center and affinity groups on campus, and maintaining web pages for the Multicultural Center.  For a complete list of responsibilities, click here for the job description.    Starting salary is $36,000 - $40,000 depending upon background and experience.   Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred.  Must have a demonstrated commitment to multiculturalism and social justice, as well as the ability to work well both collaboratively and independently. 

    To apply, email resume, cover letter and names/contact information for three references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu.   Be sure to include both your last name and Job #1505 in the Subject line of your email.  Interviews will be conducted at the NASPA conference March 18 - 22 - please indicate if you will be available for interview there. Please note: Application deadline is March 22, 2015.  Muhlenberg College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our campus community.  We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

PLANT OPERATIONS

  • Office Manager – Excellent organizational and time management skills required for busy position supporting Muhlenberg’s Plant Operations Department.  Strong interpersonal skills and ability to function independently  is essential.  35 hrs/wk, year-round. For full job description click here.  Start at $2,500 - $2,765 per month depending on experience.  Full benefits including tuition remission for dependents after 2 yrs of service. To apply, send email to jobs@muhlenberg.edu, attaching a single pdf document which includes your cover letter, resume and contact info of three references. Please include your last name and job #1516 in the subject line of your email. Application deadline is  May 22.  E.O.E. Click here for job description.
  • Custodian FT– (10 pm-6:30 am) performing housekeeping duties in campus buildings.  Custodial experience preferred.  Send resume or apply in person to Muhlenberg College, HR Office, Job # 1509, 2400 Chew St., Allentown, PA 18104.  EOE.  Click here for job description.
  • 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.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

  • Director of College Communications  -  The Director of College Communications, under the supervision of the VP of Public Relations, raises the awareness of Muhlenberg College through local, regional and national media.  The director works both in response to media inquiries and pro-actively suggests stories to the media.  Responsibilities include serving as content and assignment editor for the Muhlenberg magazine and advisor to the yearbook; authoring articles for other College print and electronic publications; and coordinating various community relations activities.  Starting salary is $45-$48K, depending on background and experience.  Click here for full job description including qualifications required.

    To apply, email a single pdf document which includes your cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu.   Please note your last name and Job #1518    in the “Subject” line of your email.  Applicant review begins immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. For best consideration, apply by June 1.  E.O.E.

PURCHASING

  • Director, Purchasing -  Reporting to the Chief Business Officer and Treasurer of the College, the Purchasing Director is responsible for procurement of materials, equipment and services at optimal prices for the College.  Responsibilities include development, revision, communication and implementation of college-wide purchasing policies; vendor research and negotiation of best value contracts; and management of all procurement functions. The director maintains inventory control of college furnishings and equipment, develops budget recommendations and assists with budget projections for departmental requests, and determines annual depreciation charges.  Strong collaborative skills required in selection of furnishings and equipment for academic and administrative departments. Demonstrated commitment to customer service essential. Supervisory experience, bachelor's degree, a minimum of five years of professional business experience in procurement, and proficiency with electronic purchasing systems required.  Experience in higher education preferred. Prior work with consortia and experience managing fixed asset systems desired. For detailed job description, click here.

    Starting salary is $70,000 to $80,000 depending upon background and experience. To apply, email a single PDF document including your cover letter, resume and names/contact information for four references to jobs@muhlenberg.eduBe sure to include your last name and Job #1512  in the Subject line of your email.  Application deadline is May 1, 2015.  Candidate review begins immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.   E.O.E. No longer accepting applications for this position.

SEEGERS UNION

  • Building Monitor -  This is a Part-time position, scheduled for 11 PM to 3 AM; 2-3 nights during the academic year.  The Building Monitor greets campus visitors, interacts with and assists faculty, staff and students, and provides a security presence during the late night operations of Seegers Union, the College's student union building. The position includes working with computer systems operating the card access, fire alarms, CCTV and ID computer.   Experience in security and/or customer service is preferred. First Aid/CPR/AED certification preferred. Ability to lift 50 pounds of weight, climb steps and walk uneven terrain is required. Must be computer literate, and willing and able to learn new systems and functions. Starting pay rate is $10 per hour. To apply, send your cover letter, resume and names/contact information for three references in an email to jobs@muhlenberg.edu.  The subject line of your email should note "Building Monitor" and your full name. Click here for full job description. E.O.E. 

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Updated May 27, 2015