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Faculty Positions

Voice Instructor/Music Director of Musical Theater Production

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The Division of Creative and Fine Arts is seeking an adjunct position for an applied voice instructor and music director, beginning August 2014. The adjunct faculty will teach weekly voice lessons and master classes for students enrolled in the Musical Theatre programs. In addition, the voice instructor will music direct two main stage musicals. Coordinating music presentations for selected campus events will be needed. Qualifications:  Master of Music in Vocal Performance or equivalent teaching or performing experience in the musical theatre genre.  Knowledge of musical theatre belting technique and basic piano skills would be a plus.

Submission: Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and references using the Apply Now link above. Additionally, submit unofficial transcripts by e-mail to or by post to: Voice Instructor, Creative and Fine Arts, c/o Carolyn Ward, Office of Human Resources, Lees-McRae College, P.O. Box 128, Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604-0128.

Interviews will begin immediately. All qualified candidates, including women and minorities, are encouraged to apply.  AA/EOE.

Adjunct Backpacking Instructor

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Requirements for the position include Wilderness First Responder Certification, CPR, and First Aid Certification. This is a 3 semester hour course that must meet for 45 hours. Bachelors’ degree required, Master’s degree preferred.

This course provides students with an exciting "hands-on" opportunity to learn about and experience a variety of outdoor adventure skills and activities related to backpacking, hiking, and camping. These skills include map and compass use, backpacking equipment selection and use, assembling personal back country first aid kits, learning about environmental hazards, the 10 essentials to carry in the back country and outdoor leadership skills. The class involves two backpacking trips.

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

Adjunct Swim Instructor

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Requirements for this position include WSI Certification, CPR and First Aid Certification. A successful candidate must have strong communication skills. Bachelors’ degree required, Master’s degree preferred. This job involves teaching a 1 hour credit swim class that must meet 15 clock hours. The class will be held during the Fall Semester 2014.

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

History Lecturer

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Lees-McRae College invites applicants for a full-time lecturer position in History. A successful candidate will have the flexibility to offer introductory courses in World History, as well as upper-level history courses in the candidate’s area of expertise that support the program’s two tracks in American and European history. Other responsibilities include student advising, scholarship, professional development and service to the college. A Ph.D. in History is preferred, although a master’s degree will be considered. A commitment to teaching in this discipline is required.

Method of Application: Cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and a list of three references with complete contact information should be submitted using the Apply Now link above. Additionally, please send a Sample Syllabus electronically to Carolyn Ward, Director Human Resources, at

Review of application begins upon receipt of applications. Closing date June 30, 2014 or until position is filled. AA/EOE

Assistant Professor/Instructor of Teacher Education

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Lees-McRae College invites applicants for a full-time position in the College’s Teacher Education program beginning Fall, 2014.


  • Doctoral degree in education preferred, with current licensure in Elementary Ed and/or K-12 Reading. 
  • Must have strong literacy background.
  • Minimum of five years public school teaching experience in K-12 setting and licensure or eligibility for licensure in North Carolina.
  • Teaching experience in higher education with an ability to teach literacy courses as well as a variety of undergraduate theory and methods courses. 
  • A willingness to travel to a variety of teaching sites in Western North Carolina.
  • A willingness to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, administration and public schools.

Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three professional references using the Apply Now link above. Additionally, submit a copy of graduate transcripts to:  Elementary Education Search Committee, c/o Carolyn Ward, Office of Human Resources, Lees-McRae College, PO Box 128, Banner Elk, NC 28604-0128 or electronically to The position will remain open until filled. We seek a diverse faculty. Women and minority applications are strongly encouraged.  AA/EOE

Criminal Justice Assistant Professor

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Lees-McRae College invites applicants for an Assistant Professor position in Criminal Justice beginning August, 2014.  We seek a scholar with broad interests who can teach a variety of undergraduate courses, including Criminology, Judicial Process, Research Methods, Criminal Law, and Global Crime and Terrorism.  Some of the teaching load for this position will be off-campus (including online courses), with a growing non-traditional student body. 

Preference will be given to applicants who have completed the Ph.D. in criminal justice or criminology by July, 2014. For this position, those individuals with a J.D. degree need not apply. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.  

Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and three names of references with contact information using the Apply Now link above. Additionally, submit a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence and copy of graduate transcripts to: Criminal Justice Search Committee, c/o Carolyn Ward, Office of Human Resources, Lees-McRae College, P.O. Box 128, Banner Elk, NC, 28604-0128 or electronically to AA/EOE 

Adjunct Faculty (multiple positions)

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Division: Office of Academic Affairs

Reports to: Vice President of Academic Affairs 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 above. AA/EOE

Instructor/Clinical Coordinator/Athletic Trainer 

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Position: Lees-McRae College invites applications for an Instructor/Clinical Coordinator/Athletic Trainer, beginning in August 2014. This is a 10 month (August to May) appointment with the possibility of renewal. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: coordinating and assessing clinical education assignments and affiliated sites, assigning athletic training students to clinical experiences to ensure progression, academic advising, evidence-based instruction, recruitment of athletic training students, preceptor training and evaluation and maintaining yearly CAATE required documentation regarding clinical education.

Teaching responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Introduction to Athletic Training, Therapeutic Modalities, Therapeutic Exercise, Senior Field Experience and Senior Research. 

Clinical support may be required in the college’s athletic department. This would include assisting in the daily function of the athletic training clinic, provide athletic training services to athletes as assigned, maintain medical records on SportsWare, supervising athletic training students and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Masters Degree in Athletic Training or a related field.  BOC certification and NC Athletic Training License or eligible is required.  Previous clinical experience, supervision of athletic training students and teaching is preferred.

Submission: Interested individuals should electronically submit a letter of application, vita, and names/contact information of three references using the Apply Now link above. If needed, the application may be mailed to: Carolyn Ward, Human Resource Director, Lees-McRae College, 191 Main Street, Banner Elk, NC 28604.                                                        

Applications accepted until position is filled.                                                                                

Lees-McRae College (NCAA Division II) is a member of Conference Carolinas fielding 17 athletic teams.  Please see for information on athletics and for information on the accredited Athletic Training Education Program. AA/EOE.  

Electronic Resources and Discovery Librarian 

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Position Summary
The James H. Carson Library of Lees-McRae College is seeking a dynamic, student-focused individual for the position of Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian. The Electronic Resources Librarian will provide leadership and vision for researching, selecting and making available electronic resources for the college’s diverse populations in the on-campus, extended site and online programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Instructing students, faculty & staff in the use of the online resources including developing web-based and print instructional aids, and other materials as needed.
  • Serve as the liaison between the library and the web developer in the Office of Communications to see that the library web pages are kept up-to-date.
  • Scheduling and teaching of bibliographic instruction classes for on-campus, extended site and online learners are also part of this position.
  • Evening and weekend reference work will be required.

Required Qualifications

  • Master of Library Science (MLS or MLIS) from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Two years of professional experience working in a library setting or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of electronic resources including link resolver software, integrated discovery services and interfaces.
  • Knowledge of emerging technology standards for libraries.
  • Ability to provide training and instruction in various physical and online settings.
  • Ability to work collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated strong customer service focus and a proactive approach to problem-solving.

Salary: commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes TIAA-CREF, medical and dental.

Interested persons should electronically submit a cover letter highlighting their experience and qualifications, a curriculum vitae (CV) or resume, and names of three professional references with phone and email contact information using the Apply Now link above. Priority consideration will be given to applicants submitting the required documents by June 30, 2014. However, the position will remain open until filled.  AA/EOE

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Staff Positions

Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach

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Duties: The head coach is responsible for all aspects of the Women’s Lacrosse program, including recruitment of qualified student-athletes; practice and game preparation; budget management and fund-raising; scheduling; and the overall administration of a Division II Women’s Lacrosse program in accordance with Conference Carolinas, Lees-McRae College and NCAA rules and regulations.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree and previous college coaching experience preferred, as well as, multiple years of teaching/instructional/recruiting/playing or coaching. This is a full-time 10-month position with competitive wage and benefits. The application process will begin immediately. Applications will be considered until position is filled.

Application: Please submit resume, cover letter and list of three professional references using the Apply Now link agove.  AA/EOE

Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

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Lees-McRae College is accepting applications for an Assistant Women's Soccer Coach. Responsibilities include assisting the Head Coach in coaching, recruitment and retention of quality student-athletes; alumni relations; NCAA compliance; travel coordination; equipment management, & other administrative duties. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; previous coaching and/or playing experience; working knowledge of NCAA rules & regulations; excellent interpersonal, oral, written, and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:  USSF/NSCAA Licenses, GK coaching experience. 

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, & three professional references using the Apply Now link above. Review of applications begins immediately. AA/EOE

Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

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Lees-McRae College (NCAA Division II), member of the Conference Carolina, invites applications and nominations for the full-time, 10-month position of Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach.

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree preferred; previous collegiate athletics, AAU, high school, intercollegiate athletics experience as a basketball student-athlete or coach; multiple years of teaching/instructional/recruiting/playing or coaching preferred.

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 a cover letter, resume and names/contact information of three references using the Apply Now link above.  AA/EOE

Assistant Men's and Women's Volleyball Coach

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Lees-McRae College is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Men’s & Women’s Volleyball Coach. Duties consist of assisting the head coach in the administration of all phases of the volleyball program including meeting program objectives, recruiting student athletes, taking measures to promote students’ academic success, and a commitment to NCAA compliance.  Administrative duties will be assigned by the Director of Athletics.  Additional duties include coaching, recruiting, scheduling, scouting, video breakdown, academic counseling, camps/clinics, and game/practice management.

Candidates must possess a personal commitment to the mission of Lees-McRae College; knowledge and experience in coaching volleyball; excellent oral and written skills; a commitment to detail; knowledge of NCAA rules and compliance; ability to work effectively in a team environment; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; proven detail oriented and results driven; and ability to be creative, innovative, resourceful, frugal and adaptive to change.  At least one year experience coaching or playing in the sport of volleyball and a college degree is required.

Applicants for position should submit a cover letter, resume and names/contact information of three references using the Apply Now link above.  AA/EOE

Security Officer (Part-Time)

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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 above or by mail to: Carolyn Ward, Director Human Resources, Lees-McRae College, PO Box 128, Banner Elk, NC 28604. Position open until suitable candidate is located.  AA/EOE  

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Lees-McRae College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.