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Faculty Positions

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

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

Director of Compliance

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The Director of Compliance will be responsible for the eligibility, rules certification, and compliance of student-athletes and coaches in the 19 varsity sports offered at Lees-McRae College.  Reporting to Conference Carolinas and the NCAA are vital responsibilities of this position.

A Bachelor’s degree and knowledge of college athletics, eligibility, financial aid, etc., is required. Experience either coaching or participation in sport administration with emphasis in media, marketing, and sports statistics is necessary; as well as, knowledge in rules, regulation and legislation.  The successful candidate will have a strong working knowledge of NCAA rules; demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal; effective organizational and computer skills; the ability to work effectively with external and internal constituents; experience using database management systems and other common office computer applications; the capability of working both independently and as a team member; the demonstrated ability to handle confidential information with discretion; and reading comprehension.


  • The Compliance Officer will be responsible for overseeing compliance rules education programs and interpretations associated with the assigned NCAA bylaws and will monitor the following areas: •Financial Aid (NCAA Bylaw 15) by overseeing individual team scholarship limits, individual student-athlete scholarship limits, and eligibility to receive athletic aid. •Academic Eligibility (NCAA Bylaw 14) by overseeing student initial eligibility, progress toward degree, communication with NCAA Eligibility Center, and transfer eligibility. •Recruiting (NCAA Bylaw 13) by overseeing all coaches recruiting materials, use of recruiting funds, coordination of National Letter in Intent information and process, tryouts, camps, and clinics. •Award and Benefits under the provisions of NCAA Bylaw 16. Playing/Practice Seasons (NCAA Bylaw 17) and championships/postseason (NCAA Bylaw 18) for all intercollegiate sports...

Additional Obligations

  • The Coordinator will also prepare and maintain NCAA Squad lists, process violations and waivers assist with NCAA surveys, disseminate new legislation associated with assigned NCAA Bylaws to coaches and staff, and assist in the preparation and production of educational materials, reports, handbooks, and compliance manuals for coaches, staff, and student-athletes. This position will also serve as the liaison to coaches, faculty, staff, and student-athletes.

Application: Please submit resume, cover letter and list of three professional references using the Apply Now link above. Position open until suitable candidate is located.  AA/EOE 


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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.


Director of Counseling Services

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Lees-McRae College seeks a part-time Director of Counseling Services to provide services to students, staff and faculty.  The successful candidate will be an experienced professional who is passionate about the health and well-being of students; capable of assuming a leadership role in ongoing campus efforts to promote health and wellness; reduce high-risk behaviors among students; and strengthen campus crisis intervention and emergency response.  The position is 12-months, 20 hours per week.

The Director is responsible for the leadership of the Counseling Center including providing individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, consultation, outreach programs and prevention strategies.  In addition, the Director will supervise counseling interns and peer educator program, and be responsible for budgeting, planning, and policy development.  The Director works collaboratively with other units within the Division of Student Development.

The successful candidate must possess a master’s degree in psychology, counseling, or social work; be a Licensed Professional Counselor as recognized by the North Caroline Board of Licensed Professional Counselors; and have at least two years’ experience as a licensed counselor and experience in dealing with students with disabilities.

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

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.