Announcements and Cancellations

Class Cancellations:

All classes with Dr. David Camp are cancelled for today, October 27, 2015.

Other Announcements:

Effective November 12, 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.

Vice President for Finance and Administration

Full Time
Blackburn College invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA). The VPFA is a key member of the President’s leadership team, contributing to overall institutional strategy and operations. The Leadership Team consist of the Provost, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Vice President and Dean of Student Life and the Director of Marketing and Public Relations. This individual will lead and direct the budget process and will provide administrative support and advice to the Finance and Audit Committees of the Board of Trustees. The VPFA will supervise four directors and has responsibility for the Business Office, Physical Plant, Financial Aid and Auxiliary Operations. There are 20 full-time staff members in these areas. Reporting to the President, the VPFA will join the Blackburn College community on or before January 1, 2016.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience in financial administration and management. Candidates with experience in higher education and who demonstrate an understanding of the distinctive nature of the financial operation of a student managed Work College with an evolving mix of liberal arts and professional programs are encouraged to apply; however, candidates from other areas of financial management will be given full consideration. The new VP for Finance and Administration will have a proven track record of strategic decision-making and leadership as well as knowledge of facilities planning and management; Human Resources; debt management and budget development and management. A collaborative person of integrity with the ability to communicate with the Board, colleagues across the college, and external constituents is critical. Preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s degree in a related field and/or a CPA.

A complete profile of the position and additional information are available here.

The Vice President for Finance and Administration search process will involve continual review of applicants until the position is filled.  For full consideration applications should be complete by September 18, 2015; however, applications will be received and considered until the position is filled.  Applications must include a letter of interest, resume and five professional references with email and telephone numbers (references will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant). Applications and nominations should be sent electronically (MS Word preferred) to:

The search is being assisted by:

Oscar C. Page, Ph.D. Senior Consultant

AGB Search


Elementary Education

Full time, tenure track; Fall 2016

Primary responsibilities will include teaching elementary level teacher preparation courses, including beginning and advanced reading methods, and other teacher education courses as needed by the unit.  The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching, be adept in the use of instructional technology, and be familiar with Illinois teacher learning standards.

Required qualifications include Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction or another closely related field, demonstrated excellence in college teaching, have experience with the edTPA, and at least 3 years’ experience teaching in grades 1-6.

Send CV, letter of application, teaching philosophy, a work sample (such as a course syllabus), and unofficial transcripts to address below.  Position will remain open until filled; for full consideration, please submit application materials by December 4, 2015.

Adjunct Faculty Positions

Interested in becoming a part of the Blackburn Community as an adjunct faculty member, but currently there are no openings in your field? Let Human Resources know by submitting your information to be considered for future openings. Use our Adjunct Faculty Interest Form to let us know your area(s) of expertise and interest. Your information will be shared with Department Chairs who have open adjunct faculty positions in the area(s) in which you are qualified to teach.

Send resume, cover letter, and the names/addresses/phone numbers of three current references to Human Resources, Blackburn College, 700 College Avenue, Ludlum 215, Carlinville, IL 62626, or No phone calls or walk ins. Applicants must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States. Blackburn College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from underrepresented classes.