Faculty Employment Opportunities | Louisiana College

Faculty Employment Opportunities

Founded in 1906, Louisiana College is a private, Baptist, coeducation college of liberal arts and sciences with selected professional programs, located in Pineville, La.  Louisiana College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, governed by a Board of Trustees, affiliated with the Louisiana Baptist Convention, and accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of background screening checks.

 

Current Open Positions:

Director of the Library

Summary: The Director of the Library is responsible for the oversight and direction of all library operations. The Director of the Library supervises a staff of professional librarians, paraprofessional and clerical personnel in selecting, acquiring, and classifying books, journals, and other materials relating to the College curriculum. The Director, along with the Library staff, also guides and assists students and faculty in the use of those materials. The Director of the Library works closely with the teaching faculty in building a collection characterized by academic strength and maximum usefulness in achieving the goals of the institution. The Director reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and serves as a liaison between the library and administration, faculty, staff, students, and community. This is a 12-month administrative position with (non-tenure track) faculty status. The appointment begins as soon as the position is filled.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leads the library’s information literacy program and participates in instruction activities, including workshops, in-class presentations, virtual research assistance, consultations, etc.
  • Manages the library’s digital resources, including electronic resource subscriptions, the library website, digital repository, ILS, etc.
  • Supervises and directs library staff, including conducting regular performance evaluations.
  • Coordinates the development of the library’s collections, including special collections.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of the library’s budget.
  • Promotes and markets the library to its constituents.
  • Assesses library resources, services, and spaces for effectiveness and improvement.
  • Represents the College in local, state, regional, and national library organizations.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a professional and personal commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Louisiana College. That commitment includes general support for Christian liberal arts education and a specific calling to help online faculty integrate faith and learning into their teaching disciplines in a compelling, thoughtful manner. A willingness to serve the broader college community through service and committee work is also expected.

Founded in 1906, Louisiana College is a private, Baptist, coeducation college of liberal arts and sciences with selected professional programs, located in Pineville, LA.  Louisiana College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, governed by a Board of Trustees, affiliated with the Louisiana Baptist Convention, and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of background screening checks.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Required

  • An ALA-accredited master’s degree in library science (MLS/MLIS).
  • Five years of managerial experience in academic libraries with increasing responsibility.

Preferred

  • An additional advanced degree.
  • Successful fundraising experience, including grants.

Application Requirements:

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To apply for this position, please submit:

  1. A cover letter
  2. LC Faculty Application 
  3. LC’s Christian Worldview Statement
  4. Curriculum vitae
  5. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  6. Three letters of recommendation

Inquiries and all submissions should be emailed to Dr. Cheryl Clark at academicaffairs@lacollege.edu

Or mailed to:
Dr. Cheryl Clark
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Louisiana College
1140 College Drive, P. O. Box 567
Pineville, LA 71359
academicaffairs@lacollege.edu

NOTE: Application documentation must be sent directly to Louisiana College; please do not attempt to apply through any online job posting website.

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Instructional Designer for Distance Learning  

Summary: Louisiana College seeks a qualified and experienced Instructional Designer to work collaboratively with administrative and faculty leadership. The Instructional Designer leads the design, development, and redesign of interactive online courses using a variety of digital resources and collaborates with subject matter experts (SMEs) to design, develop and revise courses in a way which enhances student engagement and learning outcomes. The successful candidate possesses an in-depth knowledge of the pedagogical practices that support technology-enhanced and online learning, as well as experience with a wide range of learning technologies that support high-quality teaching and learning in online environments. The continuous learning and dissemination of knowledge of the latest proven tools and techniques by the Instructional Designer will be essential in order to foster the highest possible level of proficiency among faculty members.

In addition, the Instructional Designer actively facilitates faculty development in pedagogy/androgogy, instructional design theory, and techniques and technologies that facilitate learning through consultations, seminars, and workshops. The Instructional Designer works with the Faculty Support Specialist to provide troubleshooting support to ensure all personnel are effectively delivering instruction using the Learning Management System and related teaching tools within the department and courses. The Instructional Designer works with the Coordinator of Distance Learning/Activity Director to recommend procedures to ensure state, federal, and accreditation policies related to instruction, curriculum, and course design. The Instructional Designer reports directly to the Coordinator of Distance Learning/Activity Director.  

This is a full-time, 12-month position. The appointment begins as soon as the position can be filled.  

Responsibilities include the following:

    • Develop/lead faculty development training sessions in strategies and tools for online instruction
    • Develop materials for training sessions, including functional templates for online learning modules
    • Develop, recommend, and implement instructional guidelines, procedures, and practices that foster LC’s online mission and promote student learning and academic success
    • Meet regularly with deans, chairs, and program directors to receive input on planning for online curriculum, instruction, and course design
    • Plan, manage, and provide faculty development and training in the use of instructional technology in course development, assessment of student outcomes, and best-practice teaching and learning methodologies for online education
    • Provide individualized assistance to faculty redesigning or converting online courses
    • Ensure appropriate Quality Matters standards for quality online education are met or exceeded
    • Analyze student learning outcomes and devise modes of assessment to measure the effectiveness of the outcomes for each course
    • Ensure that course work follows best-practices design and accreditation standards
    • Ensure faith and learning experiencing are part of the curriculum design
    • Stay current with trends in online technology and best practices of teaching and learning; make recommendations about potential technological and pedagogical adjustments
    • Demonstrate skills in learning theories to support effective pedagogical and andragogical principles to support the effective teaching and learning of online students (traditional and non-traditional)
    • Oversee piloting and evaluation phases of newly redesigned or developed online courses
    • Assist in the Title III Grant Strengthening Institutions Program project evaluation data collection/analysis
    • Assist in institutionalization of Title III Grant Strengthening Institutions Program project initiatives

Successful candidates will demonstrate a professional and personal commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Louisiana College. That commitment includes general support for Christian liberal arts education and a specific calling to help online faculty integrate faith and learning into their teaching disciplines in a compelling, thoughtful manner. A willingness to serve the broader college community through service and committee work is also expected.

Founded in 1906, Louisiana College is a private, Baptist, coeducation college of liberal arts and sciences with selected professional programs, located in Pineville, LA.  Louisiana College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, governed by a Board of Trustees, affiliated with the Louisiana Baptist Convention, and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of background screening checks. 

Education/Experience:

Master’s degree in distance education administration, education technology, curriculum and instruction, or instructional design, preferred. Will also consider a master’s degree in business administration, higher education, or a closely related field.

  • Substantial experience in online higher education, including teaching online and administrative/supervisory responsibilities
  • Proven work experience in instructional design and with instructional technology in higher education
  • Strong writing, verbal, listening, organizational, and leadership skills required
  • High attention to detail
  • High level of energy, enthusiasm, and motivation
  • Demonstrated training in a course quality initiative, preferably Quality Matters
  • Excellent knowledge of lesson planning, curriculum design, and adult learning theories, instructional design models, strategies, and best practices
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple projects simultaneously and within designated deadlines
  • Knowledge of accreditation standards and SARA agreements
  • Knowledge of streaming audio and video, file types and formats, and experience with learning management software
  • Basic HTML and Flash programming knowledge
  • Solid knowledge of course development and online learning tools and at least one Learning Management System (SnagIt, ilos, Turnitin, VoiceThread, Moodle, Jenzabar, Canvas)
  • Visual design skills (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator) and ability to storyboard

Application Requirements:

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To apply for this position, please submit:

  1. A cover letter
  2. LC Faculty Application 
  3. LC’s Christian Worldview Statement
  4. Curriculum vitae
  5. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  6. Three letters of recommendation

Inquiries and all submissions should be emailed to Dr. Cheryl Clark at academicaffairs@lacollege.edu

Or mailed to:
Dr. Cheryl Clark
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Louisiana College
1140 College Drive, P. O. Box 567
Pineville, LA 71359
academicaffairs@lacollege.edu

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Coordinator of Distance Learning/Activity Director  

Summary: Louisiana College seeks a qualified and experienced professional to serve as the Coordinator of Distance Learning/Activity Director. The primary function of this position is to provide leadership and administrative oversight for all aspects of online education, including online student support services. Collaborating with academic leaders and faculty, the Coordinator leads initiatives to position Louisiana College as a distance education leader by working with an Instructional Designer to create innovative high-quality online courses and programs, primarily for professional and adult education.

The Coordinator works with the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Director of Institutional Effectiveness to plan, develop, maintain, and evaluate the effectiveness of all distance education courses and programs. The Coordinator collaborates with the Vice President for Enrollment Management to create marketing, recruitment, and retention strategies for online programs and students. The Coordinator is responsible for building and strengthening relationships with key stakeholders across campus including, but not limited to, school deans, division chairs, program directors, Enrollment Management, and Information Technology. The Coordinator of Distance Learning works with the Instructional Designer to recommend procedures to ensure state, federal, and accreditation policies related to instruction, curriculum, and course design. The Coordinator reports directly to the Project Manager for the Title III Grant “Strengthening Institutions Program.”

This is a full-time, 12-month position. The appointment begins as soon as the position is filled.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Coordinator of Distance Learning is responsible for the following areas:

Administrative and Distance Education Strategy:

  • In association with the Vice President for Academic Affairs, develop an overarching vision and strategy for growing LC’s professional and adult distance education through increased online course offerings and programs
  • Develop a strategic plan for quality assurance standards, such as Quality Matters, for all online courses and programs
  • Supervise the Instructional Designer and Faculty Support Specialist
  • Develop and conduct a process by which curriculum and programs are approved, renewed, deleted, evaluated, offered, and adjusted each year
  • Assist with developing a plan for recruiting, selecting, recommending, and evaluating current and future online instructors
  • With the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Registrar, authorize final approval for the development of the semester schedule of all online classes, including specific courses, parts of the term, and catalog curricula
  • Work closely with the Offices of Academic Affairs, Student Development, Business, and Information Technology to ensure quality online education
  • Oversee LC’s membership in Louisiana’s SARA
  • Provide guidance in the institution’s distance education policies and procedures that endures quality online education and accreditation standards
  • Design and determine methods to ensure program effectiveness and compliance with accreditation standards in online education
  • Maintain best practices in online student services
  • Oversee acquisition and integration of technology to support project initiatives for the Title III Grant Strengthening Institutions Program
  • Oversee completion of tasks leading to accomplishment of annual objectives in a Title III Grant Strengthening Institutions Program for the development of distance education

Successful candidates will demonstrate a professional and personal commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Louisiana College. That commitment includes general support for Christian liberal arts education and a specific calling to help online faculty integrate faith and learning into their teaching disciplines in a compelling, thoughtful manner. A willingness to serve the broader college community through service and committee work is also expected.

Founded in 1906, Louisiana College is a private, Baptist, coeducation college of liberal arts and sciences with selected professional programs, located in Pineville, LA.  Louisiana College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, governed by a Board of Trustees, affiliated with the Louisiana Baptist Convention, and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of background screening checks. 

Education/Experience:

Master’s degree in distance education administration, education technology, curriculum and instruction, or instructional design, preferred. Will also consider a master’s degree in business administration, higher education, or a closely related field.

  • Substantial experience in online higher education, including teaching online and administrative/supervisory responsibilities
  • Proven work experience in instructional design and with instructional technology in higher education
  • Strong writing, verbal, listening, organizational, and leadership skills required
  • High attention to detail
  • High level of energy, enthusiasm, and motivation
  • Demonstrated training in a course quality initiative, preferably Quality Matters
  • Excellent knowledge of lesson planning, curriculum design, and adult learning theories, instructional design models, strategies, and best practices
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple projects simultaneously and within designated deadlines
  • Knowledge of accreditation standards and SARA agreements
  • Knowledge of streaming audio and video, file types and formats, and experience with learning management software
  • Basic HTML and Flash programming knowledge
  • Solid knowledge of course development and online learning tools and at least one Learning Management System (SnagIt, ilos, Turnitin, VoiceThread, Moodle, Jenzabar, Canvas)

Application Requirements:

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To apply for this position, please submit:

  1. A cover letter
  2. LC Faculty Application 
  3. LC’s Christian Worldview Statement
  4. Curriculum vitae
  5. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  6. Three letters of recommendation

Inquiries and all submissions should be emailed to Dr. Cheryl Clark at academicaffairs@lacollege.edu

Or mailed to:
Dr. Cheryl Clark
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Louisiana College
1140 College Drive, P. O. Box 567
Pineville, LA 71359
academicaffairs@lacollege.edu

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Computer Science Faculty Position
Division of Natural Sciences / Mathematics/Computer Science

Full-Time Tenure-Track Faculty Position

The Division of Natural Sciences / Mathematics at Louisiana College seeks to fill a tenure-track position to begin August 1, 2020.

Description of Position

To meet the growing demand for IT and software skills in the state of Louisiana, and with the support of regional employers, Louisiana College has established a new degree in Computer Science to meet this demand. The College plans for this major to provide graduates with both a strong technical capability and solid ethical commitment. 

Louisiana College began offering the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science in 2018. With this expansion of our programs at Louisiana College, the Division of Natural Sciences / Mathematics is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position to teach Computer Science coursework as part of the new degree program. This position offers the candidate the opportunity to develop the new program, impact students and the community, and engage regional employers to implement and grow the program.

Applicants will need to demonstrate teaching competencies in Computer Science, including content in programming, coding, security, and information systems. The successful candidate needs to be able to teach coursework in algorithms, applied networking, computer architecture, and operating systems.  Qualified individuals will be given leadership responsibilities as Department Coordinator and will have the opportunity to shape the goals and distinctives of this new degree program at the College. 

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.”

Louisiana College is a private, Baptist, coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences with selected professional programs, located in Pineville, Louisiana. 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 1,200 students and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Qualifications

The candidate must have earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field. Proven research track record, outstanding teaching skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and a demonstrated commitment to high-quality student success are expected. Ability to perform exceptional research and to procure extramural funding, to advise students, and to collaborate with other faculty is also important. Areas of interest or expertise include cyber, mobile, and cloud security, critical infrastructure and systems security, cyber-physical and trustworthy systems, digital forensics, and agile software development. Other areas will also be considered.

To apply for this position, please submit:

  1. A cover letter
  2. LC Faculty Application 
  3. LC’s Christian Worldview Statement
  4. Curriculum vitae
  5. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  6. Three letters of recommendation

Inquiries and all submissions should be emailed to Dr. Cheryl Clark at academicaffairs@lacollege.edu

Or mailed to:
Dr. Cheryl Clark
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Louisiana College
1140 College Drive, P. O. Box 567
Pineville, LA 71359
academicaffairs@lacollege.edu

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Master of Social Work Program

Master of Social Work Program is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position to begin January 2020.

Rank and salary commensurate with experience. The successful applicants will be expected to teach in at least two of the following areas: Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Social Work Practice, Social Welfare Policy, Ethics in Social Work, Research/Statistics, Healthcare/Behavioral Health (may include foundation and/or advanced level courses). A DSW or PhD in social work or related field is required, or an ABD candidate will be considered if completed prior to the start date of employment.

The applicant must demonstrate teaching competencies in both lecture and field courses (undergraduate and graduate levels) 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 is encouraged, and some funding is available through an endowment. The successful applicant will assist with curriculum development, assist with developing and implementing the MSW program, assist with recruitment effort and retention efforts, and assist with program assessment efforts.

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
MSW degree from CSWE accredited program

Must hold a Louisiana social work license (RSW, LMSW, LCSW) and be in good standing OR must be eligible for licensing in the state of Louisiana and obtain this license prior to start of teaching
Two years of post-MSW clinical experience preferred
Hold a DSW, PhD in social work or related field OR an ABD candidate would be considered if completed prior to start date of employment

Record of quality scholarship and ability to effectively teach and guide students through scholarly research projects
Expected to engage in research/scholarly/creative activities in social work
Expected to teach Foundation and Advanced Year courses in several of the following areas:  HBSE, Social Work Practice, Social Welfare Policy, Research, Ethics, Integrated Healthcare
Must reflect a Christian worldview in his or her academic discipline, compatible with the Baptist Faith and Message, and a commitment to continuously integrate Christian values/worldview into all aspects of teaching

To apply for this position, please submit:
1. A cover letter

2. LC Faculty Application 
3. LC’s Christian Worldview Statement form
4. Curriculum vitae
5. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts

Candidates should also arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation.

Inquiries and all submissions should be emailed to Dr. Cheryl Clark at academicaffairs@lacollege.edu

Or mailed to:
Dr. Cheryl Clark
Vice President of Academic Affairs

Louisiana College
1140 College Drive, P. O. Box 567

Pineville, LA 71359
academicaffairs@lacollege.edu

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