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Faculty Positions

Ecologist/Wildlife Biologist

Lees-McRae College invites applicants for an Ecologist/Wildlife Biologist beginning August, 2014. Duties include teaching courses for students in Lees-McRae’s distinctive Wildlife Biology Program, as well as helping to manage and operate the Elk Valley Nature Preserve.  Qualifications include a PhD or ABD with an interest in wildlife and teaching.  Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, and three names of references with contact information to: Wildlife Biology 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

Assistant Professor/Instructor of Teacher Education

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, copy of graduate transcripts and names and contact information of three professional references 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

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, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, and three names of references with contact information 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 

Assistant or Associate Professor of Nursing and Allied Health

Assistant or Associate Professor within the Division of Nursing and Allied Health, specifically the Nursing Department.  The nursing professor will be a fulltime faculty member who assists the Director of Nursing in the development and continuous program quality improvement of the BSN program both on and off campus. This includes student recruitment, advising, curriculum development, program evaluation and revision, and other matters that support the mission of the College and the Division of Nursing and Allied Health.

Key Job Accountabilities:


  • Assumes responsibility for classroom and clinical instruction
  • Serves as an academic advisor as assigned by the Director of Nursing
  • Maintains a minimum # of office hours, based on the college catalog at the time, per week
  • Utilizes appropriate modes of educational delivery Assists in the development and ongoing evaluation of the nursing curriculum
  • Maintains knowledge in the discipline
  • Elicits student feedback through course evaluation and focus group discussion in order to improve effectiveness


  • Engages in scholarly, creative activities that promote professional growth
  • Participates in continuing education workshops that enhance teaching/professional competence
  • Applies research findings as well as existing knowledge for evidence-based practice for self and student


  • Assists in new program development and evaluation
  • Participates in accreditation process (SACS, CCNE)
  • Serves on Division of Nursing Advisory Board and other Nursing and College committees
  • Participates in service activities in the division, college, profession, and community
  • Participates in student recruitment activities

Qualifications: A terminal degree in nursing from an accredited institution and coursework in education to meet the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON) requirements. A minimum of three years teaching experience. Demonstrated ability in teaching. Evidence of ability in at least one of the following: research or professional service to the college and/or the public. Willingness to participate in institutional affairs. Must hold unencumbered RN license in North Carolina or compact state. A minimum of three years’ experience in direct patient care.

Interested individuals should electronically submit a cover letter highlighting successful teaching and curriculum development experiences, curriculum vitae (CV), teaching philosophy, college transcripts, and names of three professional references with contact information to: Carolyn Ward, Director HR, AA/EOE

Adjunct Economics Faculty

The Business Administration Program at Lees-McRae College is seeking an adjunct faculty position in Economics beginning in the Spring 2013.

Qualifications: Potential candidates should possess a Masters or Ph.D. in the field of business with emphasis in economics. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate courses in introductory, intermediate and managerial economics; statistics; and finance.

Method of Application: Cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, a Sample Syllabus, and a list of three references with complete contact information should be sent electronically to Tammy Franklin, Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs at AA/EOE

Adjunct Instructor-Nursing

This position is responsible for instruction of seated and online classes in the RN to BSN Program and the creation and implementation of an online version of courses within the curriculum. This position reports to the Director of the RN to BSN Program. This position has the potential to become full-time based upon expansion of Lees-McRae College’s Extended Campus BSN program.

Key Responsibilities

Online Program Development:

  • Translates existing coursework for RN to BSN classes into an online format
  • Works with LMC IT Services to ensure that all courses are accessible and functional in an online format
  • Communicates with students regarding  issues and requirements for completing online classes
  • Acts as liaison between students and LMC IT staff
  • Assists other Instructors in the RN to BSN Program in developing online teaching competencies

Instructional Function: Provides instruction for both seated and online classes as assigned by the Director of the RN to BSN Completion Program.

Advising Function:

  • Assists the Director of the RN to BSN Program in coordinating with the Director of Extended Campus and Registrar’s Office each semester to register extended campus students in appropriate courses
  • Assists students in understanding requirements for graduation from program
  • Returns calls and emails from students in a timely manner
  • Assists students in accessing  and utilizing WebAdvisor, NCLIVE and Sakai

Reporting Function: Reports student grades within the prescribed time and format

Key Requirements:
  • Masters or doctoral degree in nursing.
  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina or in the Nurse Licensure Compact with multistate practice privileges

Deadline for applications: This position is open until filled.

Please send applications to Martha Hartley, Lees-McRae College, PO Box 128 Banner Elk, NC 28604 or via email at AA/EOE

Adjunct Faculty (multiple positions)

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: Cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and a list of three references with complete contact information should be sent electronically to Tammy Franklin, Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs at AA/EOE

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Staff Positions

Director of Career Services

Lees-McRae College seeks applicants for the position of Director of Career Services.  This position is responsible for the planning, organization, implementation and evaluation of career services programs that focus on student needs. The individual will work with academic divisions to conduct programs and bring in speakers to meet the specific career needs of students; develop, implement and evaluate campus wide career programs including the study-abroad fair, graduate school fair, leadership retreat, career symposium and formal dinner and fashion show; conduct individual appointments with students including career explorations, personality type testing, skills/interests inventories, resume and cover letter assistance and other services as needed; contact and bring business representatives to campus to meet with and interview students; maintain and update regularly social media accounts including Facebook account for career services; maintain and publicize internship opportunities; as well as additional identified needs.

Minimum qualifications include Bachelor’s degree in Business, Education, or Human Services or a related field; or Masters degree in Counseling, Career Counseling, or related field in higher education with outstanding community relations experience.  3+ years in career services or counseling with a focus on career counseling in a college or university setting or extensive experience in community or corporate relations.  Excellent interpersonal, entrepreneurial, event planning, and technical skills; detail oriented; ability to work independently and collaboratively. Submit letter of interest, resume, and a listing of three professional references to Carolyn Ward, Director Human Resources, PO Box 128, Banner Elk, NC 28604 or  AA/EOE

Admissions Specialist

Lees-McRae College Office of Enrollment Management seeks enthusiastic, organized and thorough individuals for the position of Admissions Specialist.  This position 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, send letter of interest, resume and a list of three professional references to Carolyn Ward, Director of Human Resources, Lees-McRae College, PO Box 128, Banner Elk, NC 28604.  AA/EOE

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

Regional Coordinator

Lees-McRae College seeks applicants for the position of Regional Coordinator in our Extended Campus Program at Surry Community College.  This position is a primary representative of Lees-McRae College and is responsible for promoting, recruiting, retaining and providing student support and program services in the extended campus programs.  This position is also responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with transfer advisors and related personnel at assigned community colleges and for the recruitment of transfer students to Lees-McRae College.  Position requirements include excellent communication, management, organizational, networking, and public relations skills; accurate record organization; ability to use WebAdvisor and Sakai with a working knowledge of TaskStream; and travel on a regular basis to areas with 100 miles.  Three years similar work experience, experience working in higher education and in the admissions area, and a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field are required.  Knowledge of NC public schools, the field of early childhood education, nursing, human services, and/or law enforcement preferred.  

Submit letter of application, resume, and a list of three professional references to Lees-McRae College, Carolyn Ward, Director Human Resources, PO Box 128, Banner Elk, NC 28604 or  AA/EOE

Computer Technician

Lees-McRae College is currently accepting applications for a Computer Technician.  This position will work closely with the technology team to provide support to the Lees-McRae College community. Responsibilities will include but not limited to:  maintain, organize, and repair hardware and software networks and equipment; technical support on-site or via phone or email response to Help Desk tickets; perform preventative maintenance and documentation procedures; install, operate, and maintain network services, routers, concentrators, hubs, switches, modems, and other network devices; assist with imaging, relocation and setup of networked computers; maintain IT inventory; and install or repair Windows or Macintosh computers with standardized applications and networking software, diagnosing and solving problems that develop.  Qualifications:  Two year degree in computer science; previous experience installing and supporting local area networks and workstations; and excellent communication skills.   Submit letter of interest, resume, and names and contact information of three professional references to  AA/EOE

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