Effective February 7, 2019
Professor of English (First Year Writing)
Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Professor of English, with primary duties teaching First Year Writing and overseeing the First Year Experience program.
The final candidate will be joining the Blackburn community at an exciting time of growth and change, with a new president who is enthusiastic about strengthening student success, particularly in conjunction with First Year Writing and First Year Experience. therefore, candidates must be passionate about working with first year students and diverse populations.
Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Composition/Rhetoric or English, demonstrated excellence in teaching First-Year Writing, and commitment to working with first year populations with diverse levels of preparation and engagement. Experience working in peer-tutor writing centers and/or First Year Experience programs is preferred.
Please send a letter of application addressing the above qualifications and expectations, CV, teaching statement that includes an explanation of what diversity means to you, why it is important, and how diversity informs your teaching, and contact information for three to five references to: Human Resources, 700 College Ave., Ludlum 215, Carlinville, IL 62626 or email@example.com.
Position begins August 1, 2019. For full consideration, please submit application materials by midnight on Thursday, Feb. 28th. The successful applicant must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States; Employment-based immigration sponsorship is not offered for this position.
Professor of Computer Science
Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Area of specialization is open. Highly desirable qualifications include a Ph.D. in computer science or related field
(Master’s degree minimum) and a strong interest in teaching and student engagement. The normal teaching load is
three or four courses each semester. Scholarship or other creative pursuits are encouraged and supported.
Blackburn’s unique work program enables the department to hire bright, motivated students to work as teaching
assistants, graders, and student researchers. Additionally, all seniors participate in a yearlong, research-based
capstone overseen by department faculty.
- Applicants should send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
- A letter of interest discussing how your research or professional experience will contribute to a small
- A statement of teaching philosophy, which should address what diversity means for you and why it is
- A curriculum vitae
- Contact information for at least three professional references, with at least one reference able to speak to your
Applicants should be legally permitted to work in the United States; Blackburn is not able to sponsor faculty visas.
While review of application materials will begin on February 20, 2019, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The successful applicant must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States. Blackburn College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering, cultivating, and sustaining a culture that reflects the United States’ diversity. As such we particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups such as women, people of color, LGBTQ+, and those with disabilities.
Bus Driver Position
Tasks include transporting college students, faculty, and staff to college related events. Some travel may require an overnight stay and/or travelling out of state. Applicants must be available for daytime and evening travel to include weekends. Requires appropriate driver’s license certifications to operate a 25 and 46 passenger bus.
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 email@example.com. 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 all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
Blackburn seeks to build an inclusive faculty and administration that can engage the interests of a diverse student population. We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and sustaining a culture that reflects the diversity of our country, and as such we particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups such as women, people of color, LGBTQ+, veterans, and those with disabilities.
Blackburn’s Community Values and Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
Blackburn College embraces diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, gender identity, culture, nationality, age, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity, religious affiliation or lack thereof, and the many other attributes that contribute towards the cultural richness of our campus community.
We value our diverse identities that help our relationships flourish and our community thrive. In doing so, we are committed to:
- Seeking understanding across difference
- Resisting the pervasiveness of racism and others forms of discrimination
- Emulating respect, compassion, and integrity in our relationships with each other;
- Prioritizing marginalized people’s safety
- Recognizing that hostility, stereotyping, and/or disparaging remarks towards any identity, even when not directed at specific individuals, creates a hostile environment which undermines our community’s integrity and the liberal arts.
Blackburn College is committed to building our awareness of diversity through workshops, training sessions and other learning opportunities that help us create a safe and inclusive environment for everyone. Disruptive, condescending, or harassing behavior that compromises any learning opportunity is a violation of Blackburn’s community standards. It is also expected that Blackburn community members (staff and faculty) will not propagate racist or discriminatory views in teaching, learning, or working relationship as it compromises the integrity and credibility of our community.
To be consistent with our conviction for diversity and inclusion, every Blackburn College employee is responsible for upholding these community standards for the merit of our institution. Your employment at the college constitutes your agreement to these community standards.