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Founded in 1906, Louisiana College is a private, Baptist, coeducation college of liberal arts and sciences with selected professional programs, located in Pineville, La., and is affiliated with the Louisiana Baptist Convention.


Faculty Position: Mathematics

The Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Louisiana College seeks to fill a tenure-track position to begin August 14, 2017.

Description
Louisiana College’s Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position to teach Mathematics. Training and/or expertise in Computer Science, specifically programming, would be a strong plus with an anticipated start-up of a BS in Computer Science degree program in Fall 2017.

Applicants will need to demonstrate teaching competency in Mathematics. The position also requires that the faculty member be available for advising of students and have a willingness to serve on college committees. Faculty development through scholarship activities, including travel and research with undergraduates, is strongly encouraged and funding is available through an endowment.

The successful candidate will acknowledge a life calling to liberal arts education at a Christ-Centered College with a mission that seeks “to provide a liberal arts education characterized by devotion to the preeminence of the Lord Jesus, allegiance to the authority of the Holy Scriptures, dedication to academic excellence for the glory of God, and commitment to change the world for Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Qualifications
PhD in Mathematics preferred but a master’s will be accepted with graduate school training which qualifies the candidate to teach Mathematics. Background in Computer Science (qualification to teach) is a plus.

Applicants should click on the Employment Application and Christian Worldview links (above right) to download and complete all application materials. In addition, prospective candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, teaching evaluations (if available), and the names and addresses of three references to: Dr. Jerry Pounds, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Louisiana College, P.O. Box 567, Pineville, LA 71359 or email information to: academicaffairs@lacollege.edu


Faculty Position: Biology

The Biology Department in Louisiana College’s Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics seeks to fill a tenure-track position to begin August 14, 2017.

Description of Position
Applicants will need to demonstrate teaching competencies in both lecture and laboratory courses that will include the candidate’s specialty area as well as other specific needs in the department. The position also requires that the faculty member be available for advising of students and have a willingness to serve on college committees. Faculty development through scholarship activities, including travel and research with undergraduates, is strongly encouraged and some funding is available through an endowment.

The successful candidate will acknowledge a life calling to liberal arts education at a Christ-Centered College with a mission that seeks “to provide a liberal arts education characterized by devotion to the preeminence of the Lord Jesus, allegiance to the authority of the Holy Scriptures, dedication to academic excellence for the glory of God, and commitment to change the world for Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Qualifications
Ph.D. in life or biological sciences. 

Applicants should click on the Employment Application and Christian Worldview links (above right) to download and complete all application materials. In addition, prospective candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, teaching evaluations (if available), and the names and addresses of three references to: Dr. Jerry Pounds, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Louisiana College, P.O. Box 567, Pineville, LA 71359 or email information to: academicaffairs@lacollege.edu


Director of Library

BASIC FUNCTION:
To administer the library, supervise the staff, promote library use, and build the library collections.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITY
Supervises and coordinates the work of the library staff
Directs the resources of the library toward reaching the goals and objectives of the institution
Seeks to enhance and strengthen the work of administrators and instructional faculty
Serves on the Academic Council, faculty committees and task forces
Represents the library in dealing with students, faculty, administration, and community
Responsible for collection development
Involves faculty in requesting resources that enhance the library’s collections to support the curriculum and research

Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS or MLIS) from an ALA-accredited program
Additional graduate degree
Demonstrates highly effective oral and written communication skills
Committed to personal achievement and professional development
Demonstrates ability to work with others
Experienced with Windows-based microcomputers and applications
Effective training/teaching skills in-group and one-on-one settings 

RELATIONSHIPS:
Reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Works with the Academic Council and Faculty
Supervises professional librarians, paraprofessional staff, and student staff
Maintains good relationships with administration, faculty, staff, and students
Serves as institutional representative to selected organizations

EVALUATION:
Library faculty and staff morale
Cooperation with faculty and administration in other departments of the institution
Growth of collection
Management of library resources

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited library school
Additional graduate degree
Demonstrated commitment to Christian higher education
Ability to relate to faculty, administration, staff, and students
Supervisory skills
Ability to plan and administer budgets
Five – ten years of experience in an academic library with 3-5 years of experience as an administrator

COMPENSATION:
Benefits, privilege, and salary appropriate for experience and faculty rank
Holidays between semesters as well as all holidays listed in the college calendar and one summer term vacation 

Applicants should click on the Employment Application and Christian Worldview links (above right) to download and complete all application materials. In addition, prospective candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, teaching evaluations (if available), and the names and addresses of three references to: Dr. Jerry Pounds, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Louisiana College, P.O. Box 567, Pineville, LA 71359 or email information to: academicaffairs@lacollege.edu.

1993/2009/2013


Reference Librarian

Library faculty – Tenure track

Basic Function:
The Reference Librarian provides oversight for reference services, participates in library instruction classes, and works with other professional librarians in providing reference services.

Responsibilities and Authority:
Provides oversight for reference services
Assists in providing general reference service to library users and assisting them in the use of print and electronic reference sources.
Teaches in the library’s instructional programs
Supervises and maintains the Louisiana State and Federal Documents Collections
Supervises Library computer lab
Conducts library tours
Recommends to the Director of Library new library resources
Serves as a library liaison to faculty for designated academic divisions
Participates in supervising maintenance for the library’s reference collections
Participates in selecting and supervising student assistants and support staff
Participates in regular weekend rotation and works some evening hours
Solicits, maintains, and disseminates use statistics and management reports
Keeps current with emerging issues
Accepts additional assignments in other areas as required
Participates as an active member of college faculty including serving on college committees

Relationships:
Reports to the Director of Library
Communicates with professional librarians and library staff
Communicates with the college faculty
Library liaison to several academic divisions
Communicates with students and community users
Represents the college in professional organizations
Represents the college in matters concerning Government Documents.
Performance Measurement Criteria
Annual evaluation by Director of Library
Ability to relate to library users in pleasant manner
Ability to instruct others in the use of the library

Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS or MLIS) from an ALA-accredited program required
Second Master’s degree in an academic area with thesis preferred
Demonstrates ability to supervise
Demonstrates highly effective oral and written communication skills
Committed to personal achievement and professional development
Demonstrates ability to work with others
Experienced with Windows-based microcomputers and applications
Effective training/teaching skills in-group and one-on-one settings 

Compensation:
Benefits, privileges, and salary appropriate for experience and faculty rank.
The appointment is a twelve-month contract with all normal faculty holidays.
Employee with have one month off during the summer.
The Director of Library Service and the VPAA will coordinate time off.
The employee will also be eligible for adjunct faculty pay for one-course in May Term if needed.

Applicants should click on the Employment Application and Christian Worldview links (above right) to download and complete all application materials. In addition, prospective candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, teaching evaluations (if available), and the names and addresses of three references to: Dr. Jerry Pounds, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Louisiana College, P.O. Box 567, Pineville, LA 71359 or email information to: academicaffairs@lacollege.edu.

Revised or Reviewed 2006/2013/2016 


Division Chair of Allied Health

Louisiana College invites applications to fill the tenure-track position for the Chair of Allied Health and Assistant/Associate Professor. Reporting to the Dean of the School of Nursing and Allied Health, the Chair of Allied Health provides leadership and administrative oversight for all Health Sciences programs (HPE, HPE with certification, Exercise Science, Athletic Training, and PTA). This person plays a critical role in course development, oversees program directors, manages full-time faculty members, mentors adjunct faculty, and assures academic excellence in all programs. The successful candidate must demonstrate a vital Christian faith and integrate faith in teaching and learning. Position begins August 15, 2016.

Primary Duties:

     - Teach allied health courses

     - Recruit and advise students

     - Set high and challenging academic standards to enhance student educational merit and scholastic performance

     - Design and develop new academic courses and programs, as well as revise, support, and improve current course offerings

     - Maintain the accuracy of LC publications for the allied programs, such as the catalog and website

     - Prepare or oversee class schedules and provide oversight on faculty workload assignments

     - Conduct faculty evaluations that will include classroom observations each year.

     - Maintain division files including current course syllabi, student files, and minutes of divisional meetings

     - Pursue and secure articulation agreements with other regionally accredited universities

     - Promote LC’s health science programs within the local community, state, and region

     - Gather data, compile information, and write a yearly assessment report for all health science programs

     - Oversee assessment through Compliance Assist

     - Work in conjunction with the Vice President for Academic Affairs in hiring, retaining, and mentoring full-time and adjunct faculty

     - Assist the Dean and VPAA in accreditation and program assessment

     - Ensure compliance with accrediting agencies to ensure quality and integrity of the allied health programs

     - Serve on academic committees as assigned

     - Collaborate with internal and external constituencies as necessary

Other Essential Skills and Abilities:

     - Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, including the ability to organize, motivate, and work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body

     - Strong command of the English language with excellent written and oral communication skills

     - Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, with an ability to plan and manage multiple projects in a timely manner

     - Knowledge of standard budgeting and expenditure control procedures

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Health Science or related discipline from a regionally accredited college or university; Full-time teaching experience at an institution of higher learning; Experience in curriculum development and outcome assessment

Preferred: Experience with online instruction and development

Applicants should click on the Employment Application and Christian Worldview links (above right) to download and complete all application materials. In addition, prospective candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, teaching evaluations (if available), and the names and addresses of three references to: Dr. Jerry Pounds, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Louisiana College, P.O. Box 567, Pineville, LA 71359 or email information to: academicaffairs@lacollege.edu

 


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