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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.


Dean of the School of Education

‪Louisiana College invites nominations and applications of candidates for the position of Dean of the School of Education. Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean of the School of Education works collaboratively with academic colleagues to ensure the quality of all academic offerings of the College. The Dean must demonstrate a commitment to Christian faith and serve as a leader for integrating faith and learning. The Dean facilitates communication and initiatives for the School and fosters excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service while promoting a highly productive and collegial work environment. As a leader, the Dean will be charged with helping to articulate and implement a shared vision for the School that will support the College’s commitment to teaching excellence and articulate its mission to provide rigorous education, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts and in professional/pre-professional preparation, and integrative real-world experiences, both local and global, for all students.

The Dean oversees the strategic governance of the School—communicating the School’s priorities to senior administrative officers; supervising program assessment, evaluation, and accreditation processes; balancing and addressing the needs of all departments within the School; and serving as an active member of the Academic Council, as well as on other key committees and task groups. The Dean assists with recruiting and mentoring the faculty and staff, manages the budget, and oversees the resources, facilities, equipment, and initiatives that support a dynamic classroom, research, and educational experience for students.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required for a collaborative approach for building relationships within the College campus and with external community stakeholders. Responsibilities include promoting and maintaining effective communications between the academic community, developing and maintaining strong relationships and partnerships with school district personnel and advisory councils, managing external funds, fostering alumni relations, supporting campus diversity efforts, and partnering with institutional colleagues on fundraising and grant writing initiatives.

A high level of engagement in professional activities and associations at the regional and national level is expected of the Dean who serves as the chief ambassador for the education degree programs for Louisiana College. The Dean will also be involved in teaching and scholarship in line with her/his academic interests and will participate in continuing education programs to increase knowledge and skills. Providing an excellent education to students in a rigorous yet supportive environment is essential to the success of the Dean of the School of Education. Twelve-month faculty position; rank and salary commensurate with qualifications. Review of applications/nominations will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Appointment date August 1, 2016.

Essential Duties:

     ·  Prepares annual budget requests

     ·  Supervises the teacher education programs, TEACH, and MAT

     ·  Represents the school to the university community and external constituencies

     ·  Oversees and ensures continuation of national and state accreditations for the school (TEAC, SACSCOC, WESTAT, and Title II)

     ·  Oversees and ensures factual and timely reports for TEAC, SACSCOC, WESTAT, and Title II

     ·  Leads in the establishment of partnerships with local, regional, state, and national partners in education

     ·  Supervises, develops, and directs education faculty and staff, including participating in recruitment, hiring, and performance planning and review

     ·  Provides direction for innovative and integrated curriculum development

     ·  Seeks opportunities to communicate the mission, goals, and availability of the school throughout the region

     ·  Utilizes an overall personnel management style that is characterized by openness, honesty, and integrity.

     ·  Knows and complies with all system and university policies, regulations, rules, procedures, guidelines, and directives in a timely manner. 

‪Required Qualifications:
Applicants must hold a doctoral degree from an accredited institution in education, or a related field appropriate to the duties of the position. Additional required qualifications include: a distinguished career in education, and/or research; demonstrated leadership, administrative, and supervisory experience; excellent communication skills; an unwavering commitment to inclusiveness and collegiality; experience in building and sustaining external relationships with local and state schools; and a record of accomplishment in teaching, scholarship, and service. Familiarity with traditional on-campus undergraduate programs, post-baccalaureate accelerated/hybrid programs, and online teaching modalities; experience in curriculum development and assessment, including online course delivery, engaged learning, and use of instructional technology; knowledge of program accreditation and faculty governance; active engagement in professional associations; experience with grant writing; effective management of fiscal resources, strategic planning, and program development, and a vision for integrating new and emerging technology, including the use of social media, to achieve strategic instructional, marketing, and communication objectives.

Preferred Qualifications:
Teaching experience in a baccalaureate and graduate degree education program and experience in education administration.

Application:
A complete application consists of: (1) a completed application form (see Employment Forms, above right); (2) a signed letter of application that expresses how the candidate meets the responsibilities and qualifications for the position; (3) a comprehensive curriculum vitae; (4) transcripts for undergraduate and graduate coursework; (5) the names, addresses and contact information for three professional references; (6) a short vision statement expressing the candidate’s philosophy on integrating faith and learning, the long term goals for instructional, research and scholarship, administrative goals, and plans for programmatic development within the School of Education; and (7) a completed Christian worldview statement (see Employment Forms, above right). Application material should be sent to Dr. Cheryl Clark, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Louisiana College, P.O. Box 567, Pineville, LA 71359 or email information to: academicaffairs@lacollege.edu.

Louisiana College is a private, Baptist, coeducation college of liberal arts and sciences with selected professional programs, located in Pineville, LA. The College was founded in 1906 and is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Louisiana Baptist Convention. It has an enrollment of about 1,000 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. 


Faculty Positions (full-time)

Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing

The Assistant/Associate Professor Professor of Nursing is responsible for the day-to-day activities of a course (i.e. grades, schedules, syllabi, calendars, etc.) as well as lecture/classroom theoretical content with practical learning experiences in clinical supervision. Position is tenure track with salary and rank based on candidate’s qualifications. Candidate must demonstrate a vital Christian faith and integrate Christian faith with teaching and learning. Position to begin August 2015.

Responsibilities:
  • Teaches one or more subjects within prescribed curriculum using a variety of teaching methodologies to facilitate and engage students in the learning process.
  • Embraces and integrates the Christian mission and vision of LC, the nursing program mission and philosophy, student learning outcomes, the curriculum model and clinical expectations.
  • Facilitates student application of theory to clinical.
  • Communicates effectively utilizing professional techniques with clinical agency representatives, staff, faculty, and students.
  • Identifies and immediately communicates problem areas/clinical areas of concern to lead faculty and recommends changes and solutions as appropriate.
  • Provides weekly or as needed communication with School of Nursing leadership concerning student progress including successes, identified needs, clinical issues, suggestions, and professional learning needs.
  • Demonstrates quality nursing care, problem solving skills, effective use of resources, collaboration with other health professionals and professional standards as outlined by the School of Nursing.
  • Adheres to and enforces the policies and procedures of Louisiana College, the School of Nursing, and the clinical facility assigned.
  • Cooperates with college administration.
  • Remains current with new trends and development in his/her field of expertise.
  • Participates in faculty development and professional organizations: research, scholarly projects, and publications.
  • Must maintain the equivalent of a four-course load (12 credit hours).
Duties related to the School of Nursing:
  • Plans learning experiences (i.e. classroom activities, pre/post conferences, and clinical assignments for student supervision, evaluation and feedback conferences).
  • Prepares written evaluation materials (i.e. syllabi, tests, handouts, etc.) for submission and duplication in a timely manner.
  • Manages schedule to ensure regular and prompt attendance at all required course activities, college committees, and faculty meetings.
  • Plans and schedules teaching and clinical/lab activities for curriculum courses and teaching. 
  • Effectively demonstrates excellence in classroom teaching.
  • Stimulates class discussions and student participation.
  • Creates an atmosphere that fosters critical thinking.
  • Compiles, administers, and grades examinations in a timely manner.
  • Adheres to college policies in grading and posting of grades
  • Controls and monitors ongoing instructional activities and systems in order to maintain adherence of prescribed standards and student evaluation.
  • Holds students accountable for the acquired competency in their performance, and assists students in re-mediation to acquire and maintain competence.
  • Motivates students through instructional and counseling activities toward high levels of contribution to the discipline.
  • Conducts conferences with students concerning academic and clinical competence and progress.
  • Records and maintains data for student records, grades, accreditation, and school studies (i.e. test item banks, course evaluation portfolio, annual course reports, etc.).
  • Coordinates and manages the course implementation in consultation with members of the teach team.
  • Participates in scholarship through teaching, application, and the integration, and discovery of knowledge.
  • Participates in recruitment and retention programs.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Must be familiar with word processing software and have a basic understanding of computers and their application in an academic setting.
  • Ability to motivate students to excel.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to teach through a variety of mechanisms to effectively instruct students.  
  • Clinical experience in Med-Surg preferred.
Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in nursing required; earned or pursuing doctorate in nursing or terminal degree preferred. Med-Surg specialty preferred. Two or more years of teaching in higher education preferred and/or relevant nursing experience. Current unencumbered registered nurse (RN) licensure for professional practice with the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.

License:

Must be eligible for licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Louisiana. Must not have adverse findings on criminal background check.

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. Cheryl Clark, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Louisiana College, P.O. Box 567, Pineville, LA 71359 or email information to: academicaffairs@lacollege.edu


Assistant Professor, Media & Communication

Louisiana College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to serve in the school’s Division of Media and Communication beginning August 2016. Preference will be given to candidates possessing strong academic and teaching credentials.

Candidates should have experience in convergence journalism, production and editing. Those with experience or interest in teaching communication theory and research, organizational communication, and/or sports media are a plus.  Teaching load is 12 hours each semester, with optional summer teaching available. The successful candidate will also serve as adviser to LC’s award-winning debate team and student media adviser.

Louisiana College faculty traditionally teach four courses a semester, engage in meaningful scholarship within the instructor’s chosen discipline, advise students and serve on school committees as assigned. LC emphasizes academic excellence in a caring Christian community.

A PhD in mass communication or related field from a nationally accredited institution is preferred at the time of appointment. Teaching experience in higher education preferred. Candidates with a master’s degree and significant professional experience will be considered. Candidates must demonstrate a vital Christian faith and integrate the Christian faith with teaching and learning.

Louisiana College is a private, Baptist, coeducation college of liberal arts and sciences with selected professional programs, located in Pineville, LA. The College was founded in 1906 and is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Louisiana Baptist Convention. It has an enrollment of about 1,000 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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 contact information for three references to: Dr. Cheryl Clark, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Louisiana College, P.O. Box 567, Pineville, LA 71359 or email information to: academicaffairs@lacollege.edu.


 

Communication Arts Practitioner/Administrative Assistant

Louisiana College invites applications for a Communication Arts Practitioner/Administrative Assistant for the Division of Media, Communication, and Theatre beginning August 2016. The primary responsibility of this position will be teaching and other student contact duties. Preference will be given to candidates possessing strong academic and teaching credentials.

BASIC FUNCTION: To provide administrative, communicative, and instructive services for faculty and students in the Division of Media, Communication, and Theatre.  This position requires excellent business and communication skills as it serves as the chief administrative staff for this growing division. In addition, the successful candidate will teach at least two courses per semester in communication studies, theatre, or assist in other student-related co-curricular activities.

DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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Teach classes and/or conduct guest lectures and other classroom-related engagements as needed

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Assist with student workers and student organizations within the Division

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Assist with theatrical productions

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Accurately prepare all paperwork and forms and provides administrative duties to the Division

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Help coordinate and schedule calendar, meetings, appointments, facility requests, events, databases, and other academic office needs and collaborates with the Production manager to ensure academic and production calendars coordinate

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Interface with university offices and external constituents

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Support daily administrative operations of the office

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Assist the Chair with monitoring and managing the division budget

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Process and route paperwork and forms for the Chair’s signature and other documents

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Create, maintain, and update general office files

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Serve as recording secretary at division meetings

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Order/purchase office supplies, technical equipment, and other materials for the office.

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Maintain the office in a professional manner including appearance.

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Answer, screen, and direct incoming phone calls and office visits.

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Assist with assessment and accreditation

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Perform other duties as assigned

SKILLS:  

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Demonstrate highly developed written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to communicate and work effectively across the campus

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Possess administrative, analytical and problem solving skills

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Exhibit excellent customer service, interpersonal, and organizational skills; self-motivator.

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Interact professionally and effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds; demonstrate a genuine commitment to serve

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Exercise good judgment, discretion, and maintain confidentiality of records and information

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Demonstrate computer proficiency in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

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commitment to a team-based approach.

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Manage details, assess priorities, meet deadlines, and provide follow-through.

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Handle multiple tasks and responsibilities with minimal supervision.

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Balance a variety of assignments.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s Degree in a communication-related field required; Must have working knowledge of university structure, academic programs, marketing and strategic planning; and must have experience teaching in higher education.

Louisiana College is a private, Baptist, coeducation college of liberal arts and sciences with selected professional programs, located in Pineville, LA. The College was founded in 1906 and is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Louisiana Baptist Convention. It has an enrollment of about 1,000 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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 contact information for three references to: Dr. Cheryl Clark, Interim 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. Cheryl Clark, Interim 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 desirable
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. Cheryl Clark, Interim 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 


Assistant Professor of Music (Piano)

Louisiana College invites applications to fill the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Music. The successful applicant will teach piano and piano-related coursework. Additional teaching responsibilities and duties will be assigned according to the needs of the division and the secondary qualifications of the successful applicant. Candidates must demonstrate a vital Christian faith and integrate faith with teaching and learning. The successful candidate must demonstrate outstanding artistry in performance, cultivate an active performing career both on and off campus, actively contribute to service activities, and community outreach activities. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Accompanying Louisiana College Chorale, Opera Workshop, degree recitals, upper-level juries, and faculty recitals.

OTHER EXPECTATIONS
Actively recruit prospective undergraduate majors, collaborate closely with colleagues, provide academic advisement, attend departmental meetings, serve on departmental juries and evaluation panels, serve on departmental and university committees as assigned and selected, establish and engage in scholarly/creative/ performance activities, and participate in professional, university, and community service for tenure and promotion.

QUALIFICATIONS
Doctorate preferred and will be given preference. Masters required.

Position begins August 15, 2016.

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. Cheryl Clark, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Louisiana College, P.O. Box 567, Pineville, LA 71359 or email information to: academicaffairs@lacollege.edu.


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. Cheryl Clark, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Louisiana College, P.O. Box 567, Pineville, LA 71359 or email information to: academicaffairs@lacollege.edu

 


Adjunct Positions

The Division of Media and Communication is recruiting for adjunct faculty to teach Communication Studies and/or Convergence Media courses on an as-needed basis.  Adjunct instructors will be responsible for teaching up to two courses per quarter including: Public Speaking, Business and Organizational Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Communication, and other courses in the discipline. Convergence Media courses include Editing, News Writing, or other basic courses.

A Ph.D. in communication or closely related field is preferred. A minimum of a master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in the discipline is required. Teaching experience in higher education with demonstrated commitment to active learning and innovative teaching preferred. Candidates must demonstrate a vital Christian faith and integrate the Christian faith with teaching and learning.

Louisiana College is a private, Baptist, coeducation college of liberal arts and sciences with selected professional programs, located in Pineville, LA. The College was founded in 1906 and is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Louisiana Baptist Convention. It has an enrollment of about 1,000 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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 contact information for three references to: Dr. Cheryl Clark, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Louisiana College, P.O. Box 567, Pineville, LA 71359 or email information to: academicaffairs@lacollege.edu.