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Faculty Positions

Instructor of Composition and Rhetoric

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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.  

Qualifications: 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 and a list of three references with complete contact information should be submitted using the Apply Now link above. Additionally, submit a sample syllabus and unofficial transcripts to: Carolyn Ward, Office of Human Resources, Lees-McRae College, P.O. Box 128, Banner Elk, NC, 28604-0128 or electronically to wardc@lmc.edu. AA/EOE 

Assistant Professor of Sport Administration

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The Business Administration Program at Lees-McRae College is seeking to fill an assistant professor faculty position in Sport Administration beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year. This position will also serve as the Program Chair for Sport Administration within the Division of Business Administration.

Qualifications: Potential candidates must possess a Ph.D. degree in the field of Sport Administration/Management or Business Administration with 21 hours graduate hours in sport administration/management. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate courses in introductory, intermediate and advanced sport administration-based courses. Flexibility in delivery method (seated and online) is a plus. Other responsibilities include program management, student advising, scholarship and professional development, and service to the college and public. Preference is given to candidates with sport administration and/or business work experience and/or academic leadership experience. Experience with internships, service-learning, and on-line programs is desired.

Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and three names of references with contact information using the Apply Now link above. Additionally, submit a statement of teaching philosophy and a sample syllabus to: Carolyn Ward, Office of Human Resources, Lees-McRae College, P.O. Box 128, Banner Elk, NC, 28604-0128 or electronically to wardc@lmc.edu. AA/EOE 

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 wardc@lmc.edu. 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

Head Women's Lacrosse Coach

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Lees-McRae College is accepting resumes for the position of Head Women’s Lacrosse coach. This position will be filled immediately. Responsibilities include but not limited to the operation and administration of the program in accordance with the policies, procedures and by-laws of Lees-McRae College, Conference Carolinas, the LMC Athletic Department, and NCAA Division II.

Duties consist of recruiting, budget development and fiscal management, practice planning, scheduling, travel arrangements, fund raising and promotion of the team with alumni, the campus and community. Applicants must possess experience in coaching or participation in sport coaching.  Multiple years of teaching/instructional/recruiting/playing or coaching is preferred.  Bachelor’s Degree preferred. 

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

Admissions Specialist

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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 VP of Enrollment Management 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. To apply, submit letter of interest, resume and a list of three professional references using the Apply Now link above. AA/EOE

Director of Communications

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Lees-McRae College is currently seeking a motivated individual with strategic communication skills for the position of Director of Communications.  Reporting to the VP of Enrollment Management and Communications, this position is responsible for presenting a consistent, distinctive and positive image to the College's constituencies while also keeping the public informed of the programs and opportunities at Lees-McRae College through publications, media relations, and advertising. The Director of Communications also provides daily guidance and strategic leadership to the Design Manager and Digital Marketing Coordinator and is very involved with all areas of the campus community. 

Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Communications, English, Writing, Graphic Design, Marketing or similar program and at least two years of strategic communications experience. Knowledge and/or experience in writing, editing, photography, graphic design (Creative Suite 4 or newer), web design and crisis communication is preferred. 

Applicants for this position should submit a letter of interest, 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 this 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.