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Effective February 19, 2015

Blackburn College, a private, undergraduate, coeducational institution with a unique student-managed Work Program, seeks applicants for the following positions. Application guidelines can be found at the bottom of the page.

Provost

Full-Time
Blackburn College seeks an outstanding leader as its next Provost. Blackburn, one of the seven federally-recognized Work Colleges, has a long-standing commitment to access and affordably. Having raised enrollment 7% in just the past year, the College seeks to continue growing by capitalizing on its access mission, exclusive focus on undergraduate liberal arts, and its distinct, student-managed Work Program.

Charged with leadership of the academic program and many key institutional initiatives, the Provost is an integral member of the campus community. Priorities for the position include curricular innovation, student success and retention, and continued development of the Work Program towards career development focus.

Nominations, confidential expressions of interest, and applications are welcome at hr@blackburn.edu. Blackburn values diversity in its work force. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. A complete position profile and additional information are available here.

Athletic Director

Full-Time
Blackburn College seeks an exceptional and innovative professional for the position of Director of Athletics. The successful candidate will be responsible for working from a student development perspective to lead coaches in building an exciting and innovative model for NCAA Division III athletics.

Requirements: Master’s degree, demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to NCAA Division III philosophy, successful experience with college student learning and development programming, and substantive knowledge and skills in planning, budget, professional development and team building for all staff.

Application materials should be sent to hr@blackburn.edu. Blackburn values diversity in its work force. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. A complete position profile and additional information are available here.

Professor of Spanish

Full-Time
To begin fall 2015. Candidate must have a Ph.D. in Spanish (ABD may be considered) and be fluent. The successful candidate will be a language specialist and literature generalist (Spain and Latin America) who can teach the department’s varied offerings: beginning, intermediate, and advanced Spanish; applied linguistics; culture and civilization; topics in literature. Experience in Spanish education or ESL certification a plus.

In addition to teaching, the candidate will be expected to place and supervise majors in study abroad programs in Spanish speaking countries and continue mentorship of the Spanish club, Spanish newsletter, and campus language day. Interested candidates may also continue an established transnational colloquium. Willingness to collaborate with other departments is a plus.

Professor of Biology

Full-Time
Seeking an outstanding field biologist to fill a tenure-track position beginning in the Fall 2015 semester. We invite applications from individuals with interests in any area of ecology and environmental studies. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with students outside the classroom in both the field and laboratory as part of our student managed work program. Duties include teaching Ecology, Field Biology, Animal Physiology, and Environmental courses in the candidate’s area of interest, plus other duties as assigned.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences or closely related fields, an exceptional application of effective teaching/mentoring skills, a record of hands-on field research, and excellent communication skills. Prior college-level teaching experience preferred.

Professor of Business and Economics

Full-Time
Seeking a generalist for the term beginning Fall, 2015 to teach a range of courses including: introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics, business statistics, corporate finance, money and banking, economic labor, government business and public policy, and other upper level courses in related business areas. Applicants must have earned a P.h.D. in Business and/or Economics or a closely related field; ABD’s with degree completion dates no later than August 2015 are also invited to apply. Applicants must have demonstrated commitments to undergraduate teaching and advising, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the service-oriented mission of the College.

Professor of Computer Science

Full-Time
Seeking applications for a tenure-track position in Computer Science beginning Fall 2015. The position involves teaching a variety of undergraduate computer science courses in an ACM/IEEE-compliant curriculum. Small classes, required student research, and the nation’s only student-managed work program provide opportunities to mentor undergraduates in a variety of contexts.

While field of specialization is open, applicants with teaching interest in Software Engineering, Platform Based Development, Intelligent Systems, HCI, or Information Management are especially encouraged to apply. Highly desirable qualifications include: Ph.D. in computer science, strong interest in teaching and student research, and ability to teach classes in software engineering, web development, and information systems. The normal teaching load is three or four courses each semester.

Development Officer

Full-Time
Reporting to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, the Development Officer has primary responsibility for the direct cultivation and solicitation of a defined group (regional and national) of donors and donor prospects for gifts in support of capital, annual and other college programs. BA/BS degree; excellent verbal, written, and listening communication skills; strong time management skills; and ability/willingness to travel (nationally) at least 60% of the time is required. Minimum of two years development or transferrable experience with preference to experience in a higher education setting and familiarity with database programs preferred.

Part Time Economics Professor

Part Time
Blackburn College invites applications for the Spring 2015 Semester for part time faculty to teach courses in Economics. A master’s degree is required in the discipline or closely related field. Previous experience teaching in higher education is preferred. Application guidelines can be found at the bottom of the page.

Part Time Instructors

Part time faculty for the following Spring 2015 classes:

Animal Physiology
Sets and Props

A master’s degree is required in the discipline or closely related field. Previous experience teaching in higher education is preferred.

Part Time Faculty Opportunities

Instructors needed in all areas including:

Business & Economics
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Education
English & Communications
Environmental Studies
Political Science
Organizational Leadership
Mathematics
Spanish

A master’s degree is required in the discipline or closely related field. Previous experience teaching in higher education is preferred.

Send resume, cover letter, and the names/addresses/phone numbers of three current references to Human Resources, Blackburn College, 700 College Avenue, Ludlum 209, Carlinville, IL 62626, or hr@blackburn.edu. No phone calls or walk ins. EOE.