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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 apply directly to the individuals noted below at Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18104-5586 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.. 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.
ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS, ECONOMICS & FINANCE
Accounting - Full-time, visiting, one-year, non-tenure track position in Accounting, starting in August 2014. The CPA designation and professional experience is required, along with a Ph.D., D.B.A. or master’s degree in a closely-related discipline. A highly–selective liberal arts college, Muhlenberg has developed a thriving accounting major within a department that also offers majors in business administration, economics, and finance. The accounting program routinely places more than half of its graduates with international professional services firms. The successful candidate will employ innovative pedagogical and assessment techniques to deliver a challenging accounting education within the spirit of inquiry that distinguishes the liberal arts. The standard teaching load is three sections per semester and will include Financial Accounting, Cost/Managerial Accounting, and Intermediate Accounting II. Additional responsibilities include mentoring students and working closely with accounting colleagues in supporting program initiatives.
Candidates will submit a letter of application that explains how their qualifications and interests correspond to the requirements of this position, along with a curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, graduate transcripts, and names and contact information of three professional references. Submit materials electronically, using .doc, docx, or pdf format to AccountingSearch@muhlenberg.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with preference given to those received by January 31.
Questions may be directed to Paula L. Irwin, Accounting Program Coordinator, at email@example.com. Muhlenberg College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from candidates who are committed to valuing and enhancing the diversity of its community.
ASIAN TRADITIONS AND THEATRE & DANCE
ASIANetwork-Luce Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow Position
Muhlenberg College, with the support of the ASIANetwork-Luce Teaching Fellow Program, invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship joint appointment in Asian Traditions and Theatre and Dance to start in August 2014. Applicants should demonstrate an excellent ability to teach scholarly courses on Asian performance. We welcome applicants with interdisciplinary perspectives, and are particularly interested in those who can teach comparatively across geographic regions of Asia. Responsibilities will include three courses over the academic year, a public lecture, and student advising in independent research. Course offerings may include upper level courses in particular traditions of Asian performance, as well as introductory courses in Asian culture more broadly. 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.
The Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow will have the opportunity to work closely with a faculty mentor in Muhlenberg’s nationally-recognized theatre program during the fellowship year. Recent MFA or PhD (earned in the past three years) should be in hand by August 2014. To apply, please submit a letter of application, CV, graduate transcripts, three letters of reference, and evidence of excellence in teaching to Dr. Kammie Takahashi, c/oAsianTraditions@muhlenberg.edu. For full consideration, please submit no later than March 1. Muhlenberg College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of the campus community.
ENGLISH AND AFRICANA STUDIES
Assistant Professor - Muhlenberg College invites applications for a tenure track joint appointment as an Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies to start in August 2014. Applicants should demonstrate an ability to teach and research African American literature. We especially welcome applicants who can teach broadly in American literature. The 3/3 teaching load will include literature courses at all levels, introductory courses in Africana Studies, American Studies, and first-year seminars. 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. Ph.D. should be in hand by August 2014.
To apply submit a letter of application, a CV, graduate transcripts, three letters of reference and a statement of teaching philosophy no later than November 1 to Dr. Barri J. Gold and Dr. Kim Gallon, c/o Grace.Gardella@gw.muhlenberg.edu.
Muhlenberg College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of the campus community.
Jewish Chaplain/Hillel Director - Muhlenberg seeks a Jewish Chaplain/Hillel Director to lead our thriving Hillel into the future. We seek someone with vision, energy in abundance and a strong commitment to nurturing the many Jewish identities of our students. The Jewish Chaplain/Hillel Director serves as part of the College’s interfaith ministry team, providing religious and community-building opportunities to Jewish students through the College’s Hillel. S/he serves as the head of the Hillel staff, implementing Hillel's mission of building and sustaining a vibrant, meaningful, and pluralistic Jewish campus community. Working closely with students, faculty and staff, the College Chaplain and other Religious Life colleagues, and with the local Jewish community, the Director provides strategic vision, leadership, and managerial oversight for Hillel. The Chaplain/Director oversees programming, Jewish learning opportunities, fiscal and budgetary management, facility utilization, staff management and administration, community relations, student board and, in collaboration with Muhlenberg Development Staff, financial resource development. The Chaplain/Director is responsible for ensuring that the Muhlenberg Hillel is an energetic enterprise and a focal point for Jewish life on campus. The Chaplain/Director reports to the College Chaplain.
Muhlenberg’s Jewish student population is the 5th highest, by percentage, of colleges throughout the country. Jewish students represent approximately 34% of the Muhlenberg student body. The new Hillel House, opened in February 2011, includes a Shabbat Dining Room with seating for over 300, a dedicated sanctuary, a library, an institutional kitchen, student and staff office space and a student-designated lounge.
Please review the attached job description for full details about this position and the qualifications required. Click here for job description. Starting salary is $60K - $75K, depending upon educational background and experience level.
To apply, email your cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least four references in a single PDF document to Callista Isabelle, College Chaplain & Search Committee Chair, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For best consideration, apply by December 20, 2013 for a Summer 2014 start date. Muhlenberg College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and especially encourages applications from individuals who can contribute to the diversity of our community. We are no longer accepting new applications for this position.
LANGUAGES, LITERATURES AND CULTURES
The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures invites applications from qualified candidates to teach part-time Elementary and Intermediate Russian during the Fall 2014 semester. A Master’s degree and native or near-native command of both Russian and English are required; some college teaching experience preferred. Letter of application, curriculum vitae and names of three references should be sent by April 15, 2014 to Dr. Joan F. Marx, Chair, Dept. of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St. Allentown, PA 18104 or email@example.com (electronic submissions preferred). E.O.E.
MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
Truman Koehler Professorship - The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of Muhlenberg College seeks to fill the Truman Koehler Professorship. This is an endowed chair established in 1989 which has been occupied by Dr. William Dunham since 1992. An applicant must have a Ph.D. in mathematics, applied mathematics, or statistics and hold the rank of Associate Professor or higher. Furthermore, he or she must be a distinguished teacher, have a well-established program of scholarship, and have a strong reputation at the national level.
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 wide 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. Our department has ten tenure-track lines divided between mathematics and computer science.
Submit materials by mail to Dr. Elyn Rykken, Search Committee Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA 18104 or apply online at https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/5093 . Include (1) a statement explaining your interest in the Koehler Chair, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) a statement of scholarly interests, and (5) four letters of recommendation, at least two of which address teaching and two of which address scholarship. Candidates for this position must hold valid authorization to work in the U.S. Review of completed applications will begin November 24, 2013.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION & ATHLETICS
Muhlenberg College invites applicants for an immediate opening of Assistant Football Coach (quarterbacks) - The Offensive Assistant Football Coach position is a full-time, year-round position which will include additional administrative and/ or teaching responsibilities.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and related professional experience required; minimum of 4 years collegiate coaching experience and advanced degree preferred. Commitment to the Division III philosophy of athletics . Excellent communication skills. Strong planning and organizational skills. Capacity to market athletics to the various constituencies of the College . Ability to work with a variety of people.
Apply by email, noting both your first and last name & “Assistant Football Coach” in the subject line of your email. Attach a single document which includes a cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position, your resume, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Email (no phone calls please) should be directed to Mr. Corey Goff, Director, Athletics & Physical Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicant review begins immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. E.O.E. Click here for the full job description
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.
Instructional Design Consultant - Muhlenberg College seeks an Instructional Design Consultant to support and advance the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning in traditional and blended classroom environments. The position is a full-time 12-month staff position and will report to the Dean of Institutional Assessment and Academic Planning in the Provost’s Office.
- Master’s degree required with college teaching experience preferred
At least three years’ experience in a higher education setting supporting the integration of instructional technologies
- Knowledge of learning theory, pedagogical practices, and course assessment techniques
- An understanding of and a vision for the role of emergent technologies in a liberal arts curriculum
- Proven success connecting instructional design to disciplinary and institutional learning goals
- An understanding of how accessibility technologies, ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements, and Section 504 guidelines apply to digital learning activities
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Proven record of effectively collaborating and consulting with faculty, staff, and students
The major responsibilities of this position include:
- Help faculty use best practices to choose and integrate instructional technology into course and curriculum design
- Collaborate with faculty to develop assessments to evaluate the pedagogical effectiveness of instructional technologies
- Plan, organize, and lead faculty development workshops in the application of specific instructional technologies in collaboration with other campus offices and committees
- Create and maintain resources on activities, assessment, and training related to instructional technologies
- Work with the Dean, the Associate Dean of Digital Learning, the Office of Information Technology (OIT), the Library, and faculty to support and expand current educational technology initiatives
- Research cutting-edge technological approaches and collaborate with faculty and OIT to pilot and implement these technologies
Salary of $48-51K to start depending upon experience.
There may be an opportunity to teach one course a year for additional compensation depending on qualifications and institutional need.
Apply by emailing cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three references as a single pdf document to: Debra Sweeney at email@example.com
Review of materials will begin on March 21, 2014.
THEATRE & DANCE
Guest Artist Costume Designer - One year contract for 2014-2015 academic year. The Guest Artist Costume Designer would be paid approximately $36,000 – $39,000 per year (with additional funding to cover the travel from New York or Philadelphia and housing on campus when necessary). The responsibilities include: designing 3 of our major productions and teaching 1 costume design class per year. This Guest Artist would design, assist in the builds of the productions she/he designs, help hire and mentor additional designers, teach, and mentor students in the department.
The Theatre & Dance Department has 14 full time faculty offering liberal arts degrees in Dance (performance, teaching, choreography, dance therapy, physical therapy, and arts management) or Theatre (design/technology, stage management, acting, or performance studies concentration), The department produces an extensive academic season including 6 mainstage theatre productions and 3 major dance events. The Department mounts productions in a state of the art facility with three theaters and a large, well-equipped costume shop with natural light. The full-time costume shop staff includes a costume shop manager and two full-time seamstresses.
Requirements: MFA in theatrical design, undergraduate teaching experience strongly preferred, experience in design and construction of costumes. Submit electronically only: cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, sample syllabi if possible, and names and phone numbers of three references. Provide digital portfolio or a link to portfolio website. Review and consideration will begin on February 3, 2014. Address materials to: Beth Schachter, Chair of Theatre & Dance, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Muhlenberg College announces an opening for an Assistant Director, Writing Center, beginning Fall 2014 with a 2-year commitment. The Assistant Director is responsible for coordinating daily activities of the center, including training and supervision of tutors, assignment of tutors, and managing staffing/payroll functions. Additional responsibilities include record-keeping, coordination of web content, and data and budget management for the Writing Center. A Bachelor's degree and previous writing center experience are required. Former Muhlenberg College Writing Center tutors are preferred candidates. Proficiency with Microsoft Office required. For detailed information about the responsibilities and qualifications for this position, please click here for full job description.
This is a full-time, 10-month position, running mid-August to mid-June with eligibility to all full-time benefits. Starting salary is $33 - $35K per year, depending upon background and experience. To apply, email letter of interest, resume and contact information of three references to Emily Stockton-Brown, Writing Center, at email@example.com. Applications will be accepted through March 9th 2014.
Muhlenberg College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Muhlenberg College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from candidates who are committed to valuing and enhancing the diversity of its community.
February 28, 2014