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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.  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.


 

Assistant Professor of Education

Start Date: August 2017  

Louisiana College seeks a qualified candidate to serve as an Assistant Professor of Education. This is a full-time teaching position.

The School of Education at Louisiana College prepares candidates in accordance with its Mission to provide an environment and structure that prepares its students to become professional educators, informed by the Christian faith, and committed to life-long learning in a changing world.  The goal of the Teacher Education Department is to train teacher candidates to become Dynamic Educators through weaving these three strands together by:

Modeling Christian Service with their students and their communities.
Mastering the Subject Matterthat is based in the liberal arts and sciences and research-based learning theories.
Exemplifying the Attributes of the Practitioner Teacherby applying their knowledge, skills, and dispositions in the classroom to the ultimate goal of student learning.

Duties and Responsibilities

Teach a variety of undergraduate Elementary Education courses, especially science, math, reading, technology, and various psychologies
Collaborate with public and private schools.
Supervise and observe/evaluate undergraduate candidates during methods and student teaching experiences.
Advise current education students and recruit prospective students for both undergraduate and graduate programs.
Continue professional development in the discipline.
Participate in faculty governance, committees, and other events/organizations on campus.
Plan, organize, and teach in a manner that encourages Christian development in harmony with the school’s doctrinal position, mission, and values.
Promote and direct successful student learning in keeping with the learning centered values and goals of the school.
Develop syllabi that clearly outline the course requirements, rationale, goals, and objectives.
Select textbooks and other resources for assigned classes, prepare class sessions and assignments to ensure students grasp course content and how it integrates with overall student learning outcomes for the course
Create a learning environment that encourages student involvement and participation.
Document students’ attendance, participation, and academic progress by giving and grading assignments, projects, quizzes and/or examinations that lead to a final grade.
Be accessible to students outside the classroom, providing ample periods of time for counseling and mentoring students in matters related to academic success, life goals, and spiritual development.
Maintain posted office hours and participate in chapel and other school related events such as commencement and various honor ceremonies.
Participate in and contribute to curriculum development by planning, developing, and evaluating new and existing courses and curriculum.
Participate in faculty meetings and staff meetings (monthly).
Actively contribute to the collection and analysis of assessment and accreditation data for the enhancement of the department/programs.
Perform other responsibilities requested by administration.
Maintain a true example of Christian character in the community.
Represent the school positively to prospective students and supporters.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will demonstrate a professional and personal commitment to the mission and vision of Louisiana College. That commitment includes agreement with the college’s published Statement of Faith.
The successful candidate will also demonstrate support for Christian liberal arts education and the specific ability to integrate faith and the discipline in a compelling, thoughtful manner, as well as an understanding of undergraduate students and the ability to relate well to them.
Minimum qualifications: The full-time assistant professor must possess  a master’s degree in their teaching field from an accredited institution including 18 graduate hours in the field of their teaching assignments. The candidate must be actively pursuing a terminal degree in teaching.
Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate or a terminal degree and at least 5 years of recent professional experience in a K-12 setting. College teaching experience that demonstrates an understanding of the teaching and learning process is preferred. Experience with accreditation standards, compliance, and data collection and reporting is required.

To apply for this position, please submit the following:
A Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Louisiana College Application & Christian World View (See Employment Forms tab above right)
Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts
Three References with addresses and telephone numbers.


Applications should be submitted to Dr. Cheryl D. Clark, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Louisiana College, 1140 College Drive, P.O, Box 567, Pineville, LA, 71359 or email information to cheryl.clark@lacollege.edu.

The review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.

 


 

The Department of Health and Physical Education is seeking applicants tenure-track position to begin Fall 2017.

The department offers the following programs:
Adapted Health and Physical Education
Exercise Science
Health and Physical Education (with and without teacher certification).

Position
Applicants will need to demonstrate teaching competencies in both lecture and activity 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 is 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
Training and/or expertise in Health Education and Teacher Certification preferred.
Applicant needs to be qualified to teach classes in the different curricula areas.
Ph.D. preferred in Health and Physical Education or closely related Allied Health field.
Masters will be accepted with graduate school training.

To apply for this position, please submit the following:
A Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Louisiana College Application & Christian World View (See Employment Forms tab above right)
Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts
Three References with addresses and telephone numbers.

Applications should be submitted to Dr. Cheryl D. Clark, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Louisiana College, 1140 College Drive, P.O, Box 567, Pineville, LA, 71359 or email information to cheryl.clark@lacollege.edu.

The review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.


Psychology: The Division of Human of Human Behavior is seeking to fill a full-time tenure-track position in Psychology to begin August 1, 2017. The qualified applicant should hold a Ph.D. in any field of psychology. The applicant should be able to teach any of the major courses in the psychology degree, as well as, Introduction to Psychology as part of the central core curriculum. Applicants will need to demonstrate teaching competency in Psychology. Rank and salary commensurate with education and experience. 

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.” 

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 D. Clark, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Louisiana College, 1140 College Drive, P.O, Box 567, Pineville, LA, 71359 or email information to cheryl.clark@lacollege.edu.

The review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.


Master of Social Work Program Director: Division of Human Behavior is seeking applicants for a  tenure-track position to begin Fall 2017. Rank and salary commensurate with experience. Successful applicant will be expected to teaching 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).

Applicants will need to 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.

Successful applicant will develop and implement the MSW program; provide leadership in the completions of CSWE accreditation; direct the administrative aspects of the MSW program; lead recruitment and retention efforts; and lead 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
DSW or Ph.D. in Social Work preferred; Ph.D. in related field considered.
Minimum five (5) years post MSW clinical experience.
MSW from CSWE accredited program.
Hold a LCSW license in the state of Louisiana (LMSW may be considered) and be in good standing OR must be eligible for licensing in the state of Louisiana and obtain this license prior to start of employment.
Familiarity with CSWE accreditation process and latest curriculum policy statement.
Expertise/experience in healthcare and/or behavioral health areas a plus.
Must demonstrate leadership skills, administrative experience in academia, good communication, writing, and computer skills.

To apply for this position, please submit the following:
A Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Louisiana College Application & Christian World View (See Employment Forms tab above right)
Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts
Three References with addresses and telephone numbers.

Applications should be submitted to Dr. Cheryl D. Clark, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Louisiana College, 1140 College Drive, P.O, Box 567, Pineville, LA, 71359 or email information to cheryl.clark@lacollege.edu.

The review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.


 

The Division of Human Behavior is seeking applicants to serve as a MSW Field Director.  The position is a tenure-track position to begin Fall 2017. Rank and salary commensurate with experience.  Successful applicant will be expected to teaching in at least one or more 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).

Position
Applicants will need to 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.

Successful applicant will oversee Field Practicum and Field Seminar courses.  Will assist MSW Program Director with school’s recruitment and retention efforts; liaison with field practicum sites; student placement in practicum; field administrative duties; development of field sites; assist in student advising and program assessment; assist in curriculum development; assist with completion of CSWE accreditation process as pertains to the field component; teach at least two courses per semester in the program.

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 from CSWE accredited Program                                         
Minimum five (5) years post MSW clinical experience
MSW from CSWE accredited programHold a LCSW license in the state of Louisiana (LMSW may be considered) and be in good standing OR must be eligible for licensing in the state of Louisiana and obtain this license prior to start of employment
Must be familiar with CSWE accreditation process, especially as relates to field component
Expertise/experience in healthcare and/or behavioral health areas a plus
Evidence of successful teaching in social work at undergraduate and/or graduate level.                                


To apply for this position, please submit the following:
A Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Louisiana College Application & Christian World View (See Employment Forms tab above right)
Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts
Three References with addresses and telephone numbers.

Applications should be submitted to Dr. Cheryl D. Clark, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Louisiana College, 1140 College Drive, P.O, Box 567, Pineville, LA, 71359 or email information to cheryl.clark@lacollege.edu.

The review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.


 

Master of Social Work Program is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position to begin Fall 2017. Rank and salary commensurate with experience. The successful applicant 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 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 (LMSW or 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 post MSW clinical experience preferred
Hold a PhD in social work or related field OR an ABD candidate would be considered if completed prior to start date of employment
Evidence of knowledge or ability in teaching quantitative and/or qualitative research methods as well as mixed methods
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 Research courses as well as one of the following areas:  HBSE, Social Work Practice, Social Welfare Policy
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 the following:
A Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Louisiana College Application & Christian World View (See Employment Forms tab above right)
Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts
Three References with addresses and telephone numbers.

Applications should be submitted to Dr. Cheryl D. Clark, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Louisiana College, 1140 College Drive, P.O, Box 567, Pineville, LA, 71359 or email information to cheryl.clark@lacollege.edu.

 

The review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.

 


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