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Faculty Positions

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    Instructor of Composition and Rhetoric

    Lees-McRae College invites applicants for a full-time position in Composition and Rhetoric. The successful candidate will teach primarily freshman composition/rhetoric courses and advanced writing courses. Other responsibilities include student advising, scholarship, professional development and service to the college.  

    Qualification: A Ph.D. in the field of composition/rhetoric or a Master of Fine Arts in writing is required. A commitment to teaching in this discipline is required.

    Method of Application: Cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, a sample syllabus, unofficial transcripts, and a list of three references with complete contact information should be sent electronically to Carolyn Ward, director of human resources, using the Apply Now link below.

    Review of application begins upon receipt of applications. Closing date April 15, 2017.

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    Assistant Professor of Sport Management/Program Coordinator

    The School of Business and Management at Lees-McRae College is seeking to fill an assistant professor faculty position in Sport Management beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year. This position will also serve as the Program Coordinator for Sport Management within the School of Business and Management.

    The Program Coordinator will provide oversight to the following:

    • Sport Management Degree
    • Sport Management Minor
    • Athletic Coaching Minor
    • Cycling Studies Minor
    • Lifetime Health and Fitness core curriculum courses

    Other responsibilities include student advising, scholarship and professional development, and service to the college and community.

    Qualifications

    Potential candidates preferably possess a terminal degree in the field of Sport Administration/Management or Business Administration with 21 hours graduate hours in sport administration/management. Professional experience in the sport management field is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate courses in introductory, intermediate and advanced sport management-based courses. Preference given to candidates with sport management and/or business work experience and/or academic leadership experience. Experience with internships, service learning, and program management desired.

    Method of Application

    Interested Applicants should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample syllabus, teaching philosophy and a list of three references with complete contact information using the Apply Now link below. Applications accepted until March 31, 2017. AA/EOE

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    Assistant Professor of Communication Arts & Design

    Lees-McRae College is accepting applications for an assistant professor in Communication Arts and Design starting Fall 2017. An MFA or MA and prior teaching experience is preferred.

    Responsibilities include teaching all levels of Web Design and Digital Video Production.

    The ability to teach in one or more areas based on expertise including Art History, Digital Design, or Studio Art is a plus. Additional responsibilities will include maintaining digital studios, advising CMAD majors and minors, mentoring seniors as preparation for their Senior Omega projects, and participating in college service and institutional citizenship.

    Applicants should have current experience in Adobe Creative Cloud Applications and maintain current practices in their related field. 

    The Communication Arts and Design Studios include 25 iMac computers all using Adobe Creative Cloud, 10+ Digital SLR cameras for students to checkout, lighting studio, workroom with library resources and printers, and an art studio.

    Interested Applicants should include a cover letter, current teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae/resume. 10 images of personal work and 10 images of student work (if available). Still images, video, and website links can be used. Also include 3 current references with names and contact information (phone number and email address). 

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    Adjunct Athletic Training Instructor

    Lees-McRae College is accepting applications for Athletic Training adjunct positions. Adjunct faculty for Athletic Training are hired to provide quality learning experiences to students in the accredited Athletic Training Program. Individuals teaching in this program must meet the general criteria for all Lees-McRae College adjunct faculty as well as faculty qualifications required by CAATE (Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education), the accrediting body.

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    Minimum Degree: Master’s degree in Athletic Training or related field. Educational background and work experience which meets the standards of the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges and Lees-McRae College required.

    Candidates must have current national certification and good standing with the Board of Certification, eligible for attaining/maintaining North Carolina State licensure, and experience teaching within a CAATE accredited Athletic Training Program.

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    Outdoor Recreation Management Adjunct Faculty

    Lees-McRae College is accepting applications for multiple adjunct positions in the Outdoor Recreation Management program. Adjunct faculties are hired to provide quality learning experiences to traditional, on-campus students. Adjunct faculties are needed for the following disciplines:

    • Hiking & Backpacking
    • Rafting
    • Canoeing & Kayaking (flatwater & whitewater)
    • Mountain Biking
    • Skiing/Snowboarding
    • Fly Fishing
    • Challenge Course/Zip Line/Aerial Park

    Skills Required: Technical skill proficiency, teaching experience, course and syllabi development, current pedagogical knowledge and practices, MS Office, cooperative and active learning strategies, writing for learning, communication skill (verbal, written and interpersonal), and problem-solving. 

    Master’s degree required. Educational background and work experience which meets the standards of the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges and Lees-McRae College required.

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    Application Deadline: Ongoing; Interviews will begin immediately.

    Start Date: Varies depending on course rotation schedule and enrollment demands.

    To apply: Submit a letter of interest, resume, and a list of three professional references with complete contact information using the Apply Now link below. AA/EOE

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    Program Director Health and Wellness Sciences/Instructor or Assistant Professor

    Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC is accepting applications for a Director of Health and Wellness Sciences/Instructor or Assistant Professor. The full-time leadership position will be responsible for the daily operation, organization, general effectiveness, and supervision of the Health and Wellness Sciences Program.  In addition, the Director must demonstrate strong leadership skills and a commitment to developing quality academic programming.  Strategic planning, curriculum development, and internship placement work for the program is required.   This position reports to the Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences and the Provost/Dean of Faculty.

    Qualifications:

    - Ph.D. from an accredited college or university, which includes course work and teaching experience in health and wellness sciences, physiology, exercise science, or other advanced degree that supplements expertise and competency in Health and Wellness Sciences. Masters degree required.

    - A minimum of three years of experience in an administrative position. 

    - A minimum of two years of experience teaching in a college or university setting.

    - Excellent oral and written communication skills.

    - Highly organized, and detail-oriented, with the ability to consistently multi-task.

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    Submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and a list of three references with complete contact information using the Apply Now link below. AA/EOE

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    Director of the Hart Simulation Center/Instructor or Assistant Professor

    Lees-McRae College seeks an individual for the position of Director of the Hart Simulation Center/Instructor or Assistant Professor. This position is responsible for creating a shared multi-year programmatic vision in coordination with key stakeholders and for planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating simulation-based learning across the continuum from standardized patients through low, mid, and high-fidelity simulators. Primary responsibilities include management of the simulation center, coordination of simulation activities across programs and departments, teaching duties related to academic credentials, faculty development, and future planning, marketing, and guiding use. This position reports to the Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences and the Provost/Dean of Faculty.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in education, health professions, or a related field. Preferred: Doctorate in education, health professions, or a related field.
    • A minimum of three years of experience in an administrative position. 
    • A minimum of three years of teaching experience.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Highly organized, and detail-oriented, with the ability to consistently multi-task.

    Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three professional references using the Apply Now link below.  AA/EOE

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    Adjunct Faculty (multiple positions)

    Division: Office of Academic Affairs

    Reports to: Provost and Dean of Faculty

    Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC is accepting applications for multiple adjunct positions. Adjunct faculties are hired to provide quality learning experiences to traditional students as well as adult learners, depending on the program for which candidates are hired.

    Positions Available: Adjunct faculties are needed for the following disciplines:

    • Business Management and Accounting
    • Development Education
    • Foreign Language: French and Chinese
    • Humanities: General Arts and Humanities courses, Literature (American and British)
    • Performing Arts: Acting, Voice and appreciation courses (Theater & Performing Arts); Dance; Costume Designer/Builder
    • Physical Education
    • Rhetoric I and II (English Composition and Public Speaking)
    • Science: Anatomy and Physiology, Environmental Biology, Human Biology and Wildlife Biology
    • Social Science: Psychology and Sociology
    • Sport Administration

    General Responsibilities: The categories listed below constitute the expectations for the adjunct faculty member. These responsibilities will be assessed utilizing student evaluations, classroom observations by thesupervisor, and the supervisor’s formative and summative evaluations. Specifically, the adjunct will:

    1. Participate in an orientation program provided by the College and/or division.
    2. Develop course syllabi according to the standards provided;
    3. Distribute and review the course syllabus in the first week of classes.
    4. Utilize current pedagogical methods that foster active and engaged learning;
    5. Remain abreast of standards and ongoing developments and practices in the assigned academic program or department;
    6. Remain abreast of developments and practices his/her professional content area(s);
    7. Follow the course or academic program standards as prescribed by the area to which he/she is assigned;
    8. Acquire materials and supplies to deliver quality instruction, and be prompt and accurate in the recording and reporting of mid-term and final grades.

    Skills Required: Course and syllabi development, current pedagogical knowledge and practices, MS Office, cooperative and active learning strategies, writing for learning, communication skill (verbal, written and interpersonal), and problem-solving.

    Minimum Degree: Ph.D. in specified field preferred. Master’s degree in specified field considered with a minimal of 18 graduate credit hours in each area taught. Educational background and work experience which meets the standards of the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges and Lees-McRae College required.

    Application Deadline: Ongoing; Interviews will begin immediately.

    Start Date: Varies depending on course rotation schedule and enrollment demands

    Method of Application: Submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and a list of three references with complete contact information using the Apply Now link below. AA/EOE

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Staff Positions

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    Grounds Worker

    Lees-McRae College seeks applicants for a position on our Grounds Crew. The position will be full-time, with benefits. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit resume and contact information for three professional references using the Apply Now link below.  AA/EOE

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    Assistant Women's Basketball Coach

    Lees-McRae College (NCAA Division II), member of the Conference Carolina, invites applications and nominations for the full-time, 10-month position of assistant women’s basketball coach.

    Qualifications
    Bachelors degree (required); previous collegiate athletics, AAU, high school, intercollegiate athletics experience as a basketball student-athlete or coach.

    Responsibilities
    The position requires a commitment to the recruitment and development of academically and athletically qualified student-athletes as well as the student-athletes’ academic progress and degree completion.

    The successful candidate will assist with the coordination of practices, travel arrangements, coordination of recruiting efforts, game-management, individual skill development, fund-raising/public relations activities, game preparation and scouting as well as other duties assigned by the head coach. Must have a commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of Lees-McRae College, Conference Carolinas, and the NCAA.

    Applicants for position should submit application via the Apply Now link below. The position will remain open until filled. Lees-McRae College is an equal opportunity employer.

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    Part-time Pitching Coach

    Lees-McRae College seeks applicants for the position of Part-time Pitching Coach. The successful candidate will assist the head coach in all aspects of their respective program, specifically pitching, as well as including assisting daily coaching and planning practices, scouting and game preparation and recruiting qualified student athletes to the program. Primary responsibilities will include: Instructing and coaching student-athletes, emphasizing fundamentals, skills development, conditioning, game preparation, strategy, and safety practices, with a specific emphasis on pitching; implementing instructional techniques; integrating innovative technology; emphasizing academics as a priority; and maintaining complete knowledge and compliance of rules and regulations governing intercollegiate athletics while working within the department’s rules, regulations, and policies. Playing or coaching experience is required, as well as a Bachelor’s degree.

    Submit applications using the Apply Now button below.  AA/EOE  

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    Security Officer (Part-time)

    Lees-McRae College seeks applicants for a Part-Time Security Officer. This position strives to maintain a safe and secure environment for the students, employees, and visitors of the College through systematic monitoring of the campus grounds and buildings. Major duties include: Patrolling, checking for fire and safety hazards, performing traffic duty including issuing parking citations, assisting in evacuation of buildings, investigating unusual activities and preparing reports and logs as required.  Qualifications include: High school diploma, good criminal background, valid NC driver’s license, computer skills, ability to tactfully enforce rules and regulations. Security and/or law enforcement experience preferred. Evening, weekends, and holiday shifts involved. 

    Applications, including three professional references, may be submitted using the Apply Now link below. Position open until suitable candidate is located.  AA/EOE  

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    Bus Driver

    Drivers who hold a Class B Commercial Driver’s License are needed to assist with transporting the collegiate athletic teams to various locations. If you are interested, please contact Tanya McGee at mcgeet@lmc.edu for more information.
For additional information about benefits for employees at Lees-McRae College, please email Renae Pittman, assistant director of human resources, at pittmant@lmc.edu.