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.
Academic Resource Center and Disability Services
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Be 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.
- Gallery Director – Full-time position managing the Martin Art Gallery beginning summer 2015. Responsibilities include implementing a rotation of stellar art exhibitions in the Martin Art Gallery and adjacent Galleria; executing and supervising all aspects of scheduled exhibitions; researching and writing texts for printed and digital materials (e.g. press releases, catalog essays, wall texts, labels); publicizing gallery events to the College and local community; actively soliciting guest curators; actively engaging with contemporary artists; reaching out to local and regional arts institutions to create student internship opportunities; working with Muhlenberg faculty and students to develop and implement ideas for exhibitions (includes the annual Senior Thesis show); synthesizing Gallery programming with curricular interests of the Art Department and other College departments; developing exhibition programming (e.g. speakers, films, workshops, public discussions); overseeing exhibition budgets; supervising student internships and independent study projects; facilitating use of the permanent collection by Muhlenberg classes; managing the permanent collection according to AAM standards; digitally cataloging the permanent collection. This is an administrative management position. The successful candidate will work with other departments and the local community to enhance the cultural mission of the College. Required: MA in museum studies or art history or MFA, and two years of relevant experience. Other qualifications include: understanding of best curatorial practices; strong connections in the field; strong record of organization and presentation of exhibitions; experience working with living artists on exhibitions and installations; knowledge and understanding of museum ethics and principles as articulated by the AAM; experience with digital design and social media; experience with exhibition preparation and installation, and art handling best practices; excellent organizational skills; ability to engage diverse audiences; experience in project and budget management. The College offers excellent benefits, including coverage for same sex domestic partners. Starting salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications. Click here for job description.
To apply, submit a c.v., exhibition documentation, and a cover letter addressed to Dr. Margo Hobbs, Chair of the Art Department, at GalleryDirectorSearch@muhlenberg.edu Cover letter must address your interest in the position as well as your experience contributing to the diversity of an academic community. Applications must be received by January 5, 2015.
An equal opportunity employer, Muhlenberg is committed to hiring and supporting faculty and staff members who can contribute to the development of a culturally diverse community through their teaching, research, scholarship, and service.
- 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.
DEPARTMENT OF CAMPUS SAFETY/POLICE
- Police Officer (Job # 1506)- Full-time, year-round position in Department of Campus Safety/Police at Muhlenberg College. Expected shift assignment is 3 PM – 11 PM. Act 235 certification required, Act 120 preferred. Starting rate is $17.00/hour. To apply, email the following materials to: email@example.com. 1) a cover letter addressing your background and leadership experience; 2) your resume; and 3) a list of three references with contact information. Visit http://jobs.muhlenberg.edu to view the full job description. Closing date for applications is March 15, 2015. Muhlenberg College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and especially encourages applications from individuals who can contribute to the diversity of the campus. Click here for job description. No longer accepting applications.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com. Be 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.
- Chief Information Officer - Reporting directly to the President of the College, the Chief Information Officer (CIO) is responsible for the strategic direction for technology support throughout the campus and in support of the College’s off-campus constituents. The CIO plans, directs, and manages information and technology resources campus-wide, including academic and administrative computing, user training and support, instructional design services, media services, network and data security, telephone services, and video technologies - in support of teaching, learning, communicating and managing. The CIO has overall responsibility for all Office of Information Technology (OIT) professional staff and also manages certain functions directly. The CIO coordinates outside contractors and consultants in several technologies and plans the staff development and/or contracted resources necessary to support technology implementation, commissioning and application.
Qualifications required for the position are a Master’s degree in Information Science (or equivalent combination of academic background and experience) and ten or more years of experience managing, designing, developing and delivering information services and related technologies. A minimum of four years of higher education experience is preferred. The successful candidate will have an outstanding ability to communicate with end-users, staff, executive and external audiences as well as demonstrated leadership ability and project management expertise. Click here for full job description.
To apply, email your cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for four references to CIOsearch@muhlenberg.edu. Projected employment start date is July 1. Muhlenberg College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our campus community. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.
LANGUAGES, LITERATURES AND CULTURES
- Spanish Lecturer - one-year, renewable position, beginning Fall 2015. Native/near native fluency required with at least an M.A. degree in Spanish or similar field. We seek a dynamic lecturer with the ability to teach language courses at all levels, interest/experience in multi-media pedagogy, and a strong commitment to teaching excellence at a small liberal arts college that values interdisciplinary learning. Salary based on qualifications and experience. Muhlenberg College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from individuals who can contribute to the diversity of our campus. To apply, please e-mail application letter, C.V. and three letters of recommendation by March 13, 2015 to Dr. Eileen McEwan, Chair, Dept. of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- 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 email@example.com. 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.
- The Music Department seeks an outstanding teacher for the 2015-16 academic year with the possibility of continuation to 2016-17. The ideal candidate would be a musicologist/music historian able to teach the music history survey and one or more specialized courses such as electives in the music of the Classic or Romantic period, American Music or Pop, Rock, & Soul. 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 course load of three courses per semester. Doctoral-level work required. Doctorate or ABD preferred. Please email cover letter, C.V., and one-page statement of teaching philosophy to Dr. Douglas Ovens, MusicologistSearch@muhlenberg.edu. In addition, please send three current letters of recommendation. For mailing of hard copies: Dr. Douglas Ovens, Chair, Department of Music, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18104
For best consideration apply by March 31, 2015. Muhlenberg College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our curriculum and campus community. E.O.E.
- 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.
- The Department of Physics seeks to fill a one-year visiting position at the assistant professor level to begin in the fall of 2015. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in physics and a commitment to teaching. All areas of specialization will be considered. Typical class sizes are about 16 students, with a teaching load of three courses per semester. Muhlenberg emphasizes excellent teaching in a student-focused, undergraduate environment. The department's website is: http://www.muhlenberg.edu/main/academics/physics/. Apply online at the APS Physics Job Center with (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of teaching experience and philosophy, (4) graduate transcripts, and (5) two letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses teaching. Candidates for this position must hold valid authorization to work in the U.S. Full consideration will be given to applications received by March 2. Muhlenberg College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of the campus community.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Be 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.
- Post-Doctoral Position, Hinduism/Religions of India - The Department of Religion Studies of Muhlenberg College invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral position in Hinduism/Religions of India to begin in Fall 2015, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The successful candidate will teach courses on religion and culture in South Asia and/or thematic courses to fill departmental needs. 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 Religion Studies Department, the Asian Traditions Program and the College's general education program.
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 April 1. Application materials and further inquiries should be directed to Prof. William “Chip” Gruen, Chair of Religion Studies at email@example.com.
Muhlenberg College is a highly-selective, undergraduate institution of 2,200 students located in Allentown, PA, about 50 miles north of Philadelphia, 90 miles west of Manhattan, and in close proximity to the Appalachian Trail. At Muhlenberg, the emphasis is on excellent teaching in a student-focused, undergraduate environment. Candidates must be able to show valid U.S. work authorization at the time of hire. Salary and benefits will be competitive.
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of your email should note "Building Monitor" and your full name. Click here for full job description. E.O.E.
THEATRE & DANCE
- Visiting Assistant Professor - The Department of Theatre & Dance invites applications for the 2015-2016 year for a sabbatical replacement, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor to teach acting in our intensive actor training sequence. The department educates, trains, and inspires students to the level they might find in a conservatory setting, but we maintain a complete commitment to educating individuals in the liberal arts tradition. The Theatre Department has roughly 250 majors, a full-time faculty of 11, and a significant production season each year. For further information about the department, please see our website: http://www.muhlenberg.edu/main/academics/theatre-dance/
The position’s responsibilities include: teaching the two-semester year-long acting class sequence for sophomore students as well as teaching Classical Verse to advanced students in acting. Acting I is a 6 hour/week class that introduces students to techniques of realism and rehearsal process. Acting II moves on to deeper scene study and additional tools drawn from any number of specialty training (Stanislavsky, Laban, Viewpoints, Meisner, etc.). Class sizes are small and we expect our students to spend 7-8 hours per week on their work outside of class time. The class load would be 3/3. There are other possible courses or directing project assignments that might be available depending upon the applicant’s areas of expertise. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Qualifications: M.F.A. or professional equivalent. Teaching experience at the college level required, preferably a minimum of two years. Muhlenberg College seeks faculty members who bring a thoughtful perspective to issues of diversity, and candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Please apply online by sending all your materials to TheatreSearch1@muhlenberg.edu. Please include a cover letter (which includes a personal statement and teaching philosophy) and CV/resume. Please also include the names, emails, and phone numbers of three current references. All applicants must apply online in order to be considered (paper applications will not be accepted). For full consideration, apply by March 16, 2015. E.O.E
- Cataloging and Metadata Librarian - Trexler Library at Muhlenberg College is seeking a Cataloging and Metadata Librarian. This librarian has primary responsibility for ensuring the library’s physical and electronic monographic resources and collections are accurately represented and easily accessible for user discovery and collection management. The library collects a variety of formats in a broad range of subjects, including foreign language materials. The Librarian will be expected to maintain an awareness of current cataloging and metadata standards and provide expert guidance and training. Trexler Library staff members enjoy working independently and collaboratively in a user-centered environment. This position requires an ability to balance meeting day-to-day responsibilities with managing long-range planning and ongoing projects. Additional responsibilities include reference service and programming and outreach. Starting salary is $46,000 to $50,000 annually, depending on background and experience.
Qualifications required: MLS/MLIS degree from ALA-accredited institution, 2 years cataloging experience, experience managing resources using a library system, basic Excel and file transfer skills. For full job description and requirements, click here.
To apply, email letter of interest, resume/CV, and 3 references to Penny Lochner, Search Committee Chair at email@example.com. Applicant review begins immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. E.O.E.
Muhlenberg College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from candidates who are committed to valuing and enhancing the diversity of its community.
Updated April 17, 2015