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Faculty Positions

Business Administration Faculty - Assistant Professor

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The Business Administration Program at Lees-McRae College is seeking to fill an assistant professor faculty position in Business Administration beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year. This position may also serve in the role of Division Chair.

Qualifications: Potential candidates must possess a Ph.D. degree in the field of Business with emphasis in one of the following:  Management, Accounting, International Business or Economics. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate courses in introductory, intermediate and advanced management-based courses. Flexibility in delivery method (seated and online) is required. Other responsibilities include student advising, scholarship and professional development, and service to the college and public. Preference is given to candidates with business work experience and/or academic leadership experience. Interest/experience with internships, service-learning, and on-line programs is desired.

Method of Application: Cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, a Sample Syllabus, and a list of three references with complete contact information should be sent submitted 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

Criminal Justice Assistant Professor

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Lees-McRae College invites applicants for an Assistant Professor position in Criminal Justice beginning August 2015.  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

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Staff Positions

Vice President of Advancement

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Lees-McRae College seeks an exceptional individual to serve as its Vice President of Advancement.  Working closely with the President, the Vice President will provide leadership and service to advance the financial growth and stability of the College.  He/she will establish development strategies and provide leadership and oversight in all fundraising and alumni/parent relations.  The VP will oversee all Advancement personnel, including the Director for Annual Giving and Alumni Relations, Director for Advancement Services, and Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, developing and managing comprehensive fundraising and alumni/parent relations, as well as overseeing the daily operations of these offices; implementing fundraising and marketing strategies; managing a prospect and donor portfolio; developing and overseeing grant proposals; overseeing and supporting all fundraising initiatives; managing annual operating budgets for development and alumni/parent relations; and serving as the staff liaison to the Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Requirements: personal commitment to the mission of Lees-McRae College; people-oriented and ability to relate to people of diverse backgrounds and abilities; excellent oral and written communications skills; ability to work effectively in a team environment; proven leadership qualities; manage multiple projects simultaneously; detail oriented and results driven; ability to work nights/weekends and travel.  Candidate must have a minimum of ten years’ experience in fundraising with a minimum of two years leading a comprehensive advancement division, preferably in higher education; and a bachelor’s degree in non-profit management, business, communications, or related field.

Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit letters of interest, application or resume, and list of three professional references by using the Apply Now link above.


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Lees-McRae College seeks an exceptional individual to serve as Provost.  Working closely with the President and faculty, the Provost will oversee academic operations of the College.  The Provost will be responsible for supervision of all faculty members, Associate Provost, Registrar, and Academic Affairs personnel.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to,  a leadership role and working cooperatively with the faculty in operations of academic programs and establishing curriculum; monitoring and assisting in the selection, evaluation, promotion and reappointment of faculty including schedules and teaching load; working with faculty, division chairs, the Chief Financial Officer, and the President in the development and administration of the academic budget; evaluating operations and preparing annual effectiveness reports; and participating in institutional strategic planning.

Requirements include experienced college administration individual with substantial relevant leadership and management experience, preferably in private higher education; familiarity with the issues affecting higher education and understanding of the role of the administration in the guidance of the institution; high standards of professional ethics and integrity; evidence of professional and scholarly achievement; strong interpersonal skills; excellent written and oral communication; interpersonal and strategic leadership skills; and a strong work ethic. Earned Doctorate from an accredited institution required. 

Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit letters of interest, application or resume, and list of three professional references by using the Apply Now link above.


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. Position open until suitable candidate is located.  AA/EOE  

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