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Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

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The Division of Science and Mathematics at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC, seeks to fill the position of Assistant Professor of Mathematics beginning with the Fall Semester, August 2016. Ph.D. preferred; Master’s degree in Mathematics or Mathematics Education will be given full consideration. Teaching responsibilities will include College Algebra, Statistics and Pre-Calculus. There will be opportunities to teach upper level courses in the Minor.

Submit a cover letter and vitae with contact information for at least three professional references using the Apply Now link above.  AA/EOE 

Assistant Professor of Communication Arts & Design

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Lees-McRae College is accepting applications for an assistant professor in Communication Arts and Design starting August 2016. MFA in Studio Art, Design, or related discipline and prior teaching experience is preferred.

Responsibilities include teaching all levels of Web Design, Digital Photography, Professional Writing, and 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 design, studio art or 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 submit a letter of interest, current teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae/resume, 15 images of personal art work and 15 images of student artwork (if available), and contact information for three professional references using the Apply Now link above.  AA/EOE 

Assistant Professor of Outdoor Wilderness Recreation Management/Director of BB&T Leadership Initiative

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The Division of Business Administration at Lees-McRae is pleased to announce an opening for the position of assistant professor of outdoor wilderness and recreation management (OWR) beginning in the 2016-17 academic year. The position will also work to coordinate a campus-wide initiative that will expose students to leadership development through curriculum, extracurricular programming, and career preparation. The leadership initiative is funded through a multiyear grant from BB&T.   

The BB&T Leadership Initiative is a newly-forming and funded opportunity that will allow our campus to place emphasis on leadership skills and training for our students, staff and faculty.

The OWR program is also a new program at the college and seeks to foster the next generation of outdoor recreation leaders.  The program incorporates skills courses in backpacking, skiing/snowboarding, kayaking, and other recreational activities.  The core sequence for the major and minor are focused on skills required for developing these programs safely, effectively, and with an eye towards sustainability.   

Potential candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Outdoor Recreation Management, Leadership, or a closely-related field from a regionally-accredited college or university by August 2016.  Candidates should demonstrate effective and professional communication and instructional ability to a diverse population of students.  Other responsibilities will include program coordination, curriculum development, student advising, scholarship and professional development, and service to the college and community.  Preference will be given to candidates with a background in one or more of the following: first-responder certification, leadership development, aquatics center management and experience teaching at the college level. 

Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position is filled.  Candidates should submit a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, proof of relative certifications, contact information for three professional references, and graduate program transcripts using the Apply Now link above.  AA/EOE

Director of the Hart Simulation Center/Instructor or Assistant Professor

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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 above.  AA/EOE

Adjunct Clinical Nursing Instructor - Obstetrics/Pediatrics

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Reports to: Director of the Prelicensure Program and the Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences

Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC is accepting applications for multiple clinical adjunct positions for the Family-Centered Care course. Adjunct clinical faculty is hired to provide quality-learning experiences to prelicensure nursing students. Our clinical ratios are one faculty per eight (1:8) students.

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

  1. Participate in an orientation program provided by the College and/or Division. 

  2. Review with assigned students the clinical learning objectives in the first week of classes/clinical. 

  3. Utilize current pedagogical methods that foster active and engaged learning. 

  4. Remain abreast of standards and ongoing developments and practice in Obstetrics/Pediatrics.
  5. Remain abreast of developments and practices his/her professional content area(s). 

  6. Follow the course or academic program standards as prescribed by the area to which he/she is assigned.
  7. Serve in the role as a liaison between the nursing school and the clinical facility. 

  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. 
  9. Direct and assess clinical experiences in a variety of clinical settings based on subject matter expertise.

Skills Required: Current pedagogical knowledge and practices, MS Office, cooperative and active learning strategies, writing for learning, communication skills (verbal, written and interpersonal), and problem-solving.

Minimum Degree: Ph.D. or DNP preferred. Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master’s degree in Nursing with demonstrated practice expertise in Obstetrics/Pediatrics. Educational background and work experience that meets the standards of the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges, the North Carolina State Board of Nursing, and Lees-McRae College required.

Application Deadline: Ongoing; Interviews will begin immediately. 
Start Date: August 2016

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 Clinical Nursing Instructor - Community Health

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Reports to: Director of the Prelicensure Program and the Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences

Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC is accepting applications for multiple clinical adjunct positions for the Community/Population Centered Care course. Adjunct clinical faculty is hired to provide quality-learning experiences to prelicensure nursing students. Our clinical ratios are one faculty per eight (1:8) students.

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

  1. Participate in an orientation program provided by the College and/or Division. 

  2. Review with assigned students the clinical learning objectives in the first week of classes/clinical. 

  3. Utilize current pedagogical methods that foster active and engaged learning. 

  4. Remain abreast of standards and ongoing developments and practice in Community Health.
  5. Remain abreast of developments and practices his/her professional content area(s). 

  6. Follow the course or academic program standards as prescribed by the area to which he/she is assigned.
  7. Serve in the role as a liaison between the nursing school and the clinical facility. 

  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. 
  9. Direct and assess clinical experiences in a variety of clinical settings based on subject matter expertise.

Skills Required: Current pedagogical knowledge and practices, MS Office, cooperative and active learning strategies, writing for learning, communication skills (verbal, written and interpersonal), and problem-solving.

Minimum Degree: Ph.D. or DNP preferred. Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master’s degree in Nursing with demonstrated practice expertise in Community Health. Educational background and work experience that meets the standards of the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges, the North Carolina State Board of Nursing, and Lees-McRae College required.

Application Deadline: Ongoing; Interviews will begin immediately. 
Start Date: August 2016

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 Clinical Nursing Instructor - Medical/Surgical

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Reports to: Director of the Prelicensure Program and the Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences

Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC is accepting applications for multiple clinical adjunct positions for the Patient-Centered Care Course. Adjunct clinical faculty is hired to provide quality-learning experiences to prelicensure nursing students. Our clinical ratios are one faculty per eight (1:8) students.

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

  1. Participate in an orientation program provided by the College and/or Division. 

  2. Review with assigned students the clinical learning objectives in the first week of classes/clinical. 

  3. Utilize current pedagogical methods that foster active and engaged learning. 

  4. Remain abreast of standards and ongoing developments and practice in Medical/Surgical Nursing.
  5. Remain abreast of developments and practices his/her professional content area(s). 

  6. Follow the course or academic program standards as prescribed by the area to which he/she is assigned.
  7. Serve in the role as a liaison between the nursing school and the clinical facility. 

  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. 
  9. Direct and assess clinical experiences in a variety of clinical settings based on subject matter expertise.

Skills Required: Current pedagogical knowledge and practices, MS Office, cooperative and active learning strategies, writing for learning, communication skills (verbal, written and interpersonal), and problem-solving.

Minimum Degree: Ph.D. or DNP preferred. Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master’s degree in Nursing with demonstrated practice expertise in Medical/Surgical Nursing. Educational background and work experience that meets the standards of the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges, the North Carolina State Board of Nursing, and Lees-McRae College required.

Application Deadline: Ongoing; Interviews will begin immediately. 
Start Date: August 2016

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 Instructor of Mathematics

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The Division of Science and Mathematics at Lees-McRae College seeks an adjunct instructor in mathematics for spring semester starting January 2016. Ph.D. preferred; Master’s degree in Mathematics or Mathematics Education will be given full consideration. Teaching responsibilities will include College Algebra and Statistics.

Submit a cover letter and vitae with at least three references to Carolyn Ward, director of human resources, at wardc@lmc.edu or by using the Apply Now link above. AA/EOE

Assistant Professor of Performing Arts

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The Performing Arts Department, housed in the Creative and Fine Arts Division at Lees-McRae College, desires an appropriate candidate to fill an Assistant Professor of Performing Arts position beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year. 

Qualifications: MFA or PhD required; ability to teach courses in acting (multiple levels and styles) and directing, as well as serve as a director for one or two main stage productions each year. Skills and abilities outside of these areas are desirable including ability to teach management courses, children’s theatre, solo and ensemble devising, playwriting, and improvisational skills. 9-month position; teaching and directing 24 credit hours per year, typically 12/12.

Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabus, unofficial transcripts and three names of references with contact information using the Apply Now link above. 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

Content Manager 

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Lees-McRae College seeks a motivated individual with writing, editing, and strategic communication skills for the position of Content Manager. The position works within the Department of Marketing & Communications to ensure the dissemination of a consistent, distinct and positive image through engaging content. The position conducts interviews, gathers information, reviews research, and collaborates with various constituents to produce content for use in external marketing and internal communications.

Strong candidates will possess a bachelor's degree or higher in communications, writing, journalism, English, or equivalent and have at least two years of experience in the field. Exceptional copy writing and editing skills are required and experience in project management is preferred.

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

Assistant Men's Soccer Coach 

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Lees-McRae College seeks an Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach. Duties consist of assisting in the running of a NCAA Division II men’s soccer program, recruiting, scheduling, budget management, traveling, player development, maintenance of team’s social media pages, community service and fundraising efforts; as well as, all additional aspects pertaining to the rules of Lees-McRae College, Conference Carolinas, and the NCAA.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of the role of athletics at a quality college as well as the ability to communicate that knowledge. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, written and oral, are a necessity. Requirements include knowledge and experience in coaching men’s soccer, knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations, detail oriented and results driven. Additional responsibilities could be assigned depending on experience. Bachelor’s degree required, and at least one-years’ experience coaching or playing in the sport of soccer. Ten month appointment.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references using the Apply Now link above. AA/EOE

Women's Cycling Part-time Assistant Coach

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Lees-McRae College is seeking applicants for the position of Part-time Women’s Cycling Assistant Coach. Duties consist of assisting the management of a collegiate cycling program, recruiting, traveling, rider development and all aspects pertaining to the rules of Lees-McRae College and the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference. 

Experience either coaching, instructional, recruiting, playing, or coaching preferred. The successful candidate will have an understanding of the role of cycling at a quality college as well as the ability to communicate that knowledge. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Strong interpersonal skills, USA Cycling certification, and demonstrated leadership experience are required. Additional responsibilities could be assigned depending on educational background and experience. Ten month appointment. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references using the Apply Now link above. AA/EOE

Admissions Specialist

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The Lees-McRae College Office of Enrollment Management seeks enthusiastic, organized and thorough individuals for the position of Admissions Specialist. This position reports directly to the Director of Admissions and is responsible for ensuring an excellent experience for all students, educators, parents and visitors to the college.

Additional responsibilities include building relationships with high schools and community colleges throughout assigned territories and conducting visits to generate interest and applications. Travels extensively and communicates regularly with students, guidance counselors, teachers and parents to keep Lees-McRae College top of mind. Candidates must possess effective planning skills and be articulate, professional, and innovative at all times.

Minimum qualifications include bachelor’s degree, valid NC driver’s license and computer skills. Evening and weekend work will be required.  

Candidates should submit letters of interest, application or resume and list of three professional references using the Apply Now link above.  AA/EOE

Vice President of Enrollment Management

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Lees-McRae College seeks an exceptional individual to serve as Vice President of Enrollment Management. This individual will serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet and report directly to the President. The main focus of the VPEM is to provide the leadership, direction and supervision necessary to develop and implement long and short-term strategies that will ensure continued enrollment growth and maintain approved discount rate and net revenue goals. The VPEM supervises the operations of Admissions and Financial Aid, ensuring compliance with institutional, state, regional and federal guidelines and regulations for all enrollment management areas. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: developing and managing comprehensive enrollment management and financial aid relations, as well as overseeing the daily operations of these offices; managing the budgets of these areas; and serving or leading committees as directed by the President; and other duties as assigned.

Requirements: Candidate must have a personal commitment to the mission of Lees-McRae College. He/she must be an articulate, confident professional with excellent verbal and communications skills. Candidate must have excellent leadership and supervisory experience, and organizational and computer skills. He/she must be a proven motivator and have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. The ability to work nights/weekends and travel is a necessity. Candidate must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in business, or related field, and a minimum of five years’ experience in enrollment management, preferably in a private college/university environment. Experience in establishing and successfully implementing goals, including extended campus and online recruiting, is required.

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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 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  

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.

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Assistant Professor of Mathematics