Available Positions

Faculty Positions

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    Assistant Professor: School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences (3 Vacancies)

    Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor

    Vacancies: 

    • Assistant Professor of Wildlife Biology, Vertebrate Zoologist
    • Assistant Professor of Biology
    • Assistant Professor of Wildlife Biology, Plant Ecologist   

    The School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences at Lees-McRae College invites applications for the positions of Assistant Professor of Wildlife Biology, Vertebrate Zoologist, Assistant Professor of Biology, and Assistant Professor of Wildlife Biology, Plant Ecologist. These are permanent, full-time positions to begin August 2020. At the time of hire, the successful applicant must have completed a PhD in related discipline. 

    Assistant Professor of Wildlife Biology, Vertebrate Zoologist: The new hire will be required to teach one or all of the following: ornithology, mammalogy, herpetology, field biology, animal behavior, invertebrate zoology, and introductory ecology and evolution courses and associated labs. In addition, the new hire will be expected to develop upper-level courses directly related to the individual’s academic discipline and must be able to integrate research into undergraduate education. The new hire will be part of the Wildlife Biology major, an ecology-based program with an emphasis on fieldwork.

    Assistant Professor of Biology: The new hire will be required to teach one or all of the following: introductory biology for majors, microbiology, cell biology, genetics and any associated labs. In addition, the new hire will be expected to develop upper-level courses directly related to the individual’s academic discipline and must be able to integrate research into undergraduate education.

    Assistant Professor of Wildlife Biology, Plant Ecologist: The new hire will be required to teach one or all of the following: general botany, field botany, general ecology, conservation biology and introductory ecology and evolution courses and associated labs. Ability to teach both plant and animal-related courses and content desirable. In addition, the new hire will be expected to develop upper-level courses directly related to the individual’s academic discipline and must be able to integrate research into undergraduate education. The new hire will be part of the Wildlife Biology major, an ecology-based program with an emphasis on fieldwork.

    Lees-McRae is a small, four-year, liberal arts college, serving Appalachia and the Southeastern United States. The college is located in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern North Carolina. Banner Elk is nestled between two popular ski areas and is within a short drive of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Appalachian Trail, and area cycling, hiking, and climbing. The college also owns and maintains the Elk Valley Preserve and Field Station.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Assistant Professor of Wildlife Biology, Vertebrate Zoologist: A terminal degree in the field of ecology, vertebrate zoology, or a related discipline is required (PhD preferred). ABD at the time of application will be considered. Teaching experience desired.

    Assistant Professor of Biology: A terminal degree in the fields of molecular biology, microbiology, cell biology, or a related discipline is required (PhD preferred). ABD at the time of application will be considered. Teaching experience desired.

    Assistant Professor of Wildlife Biology, Plant Ecologist: A terminal degree in the field of ecology, botany, or a related discipline is required (PhD preferred). ABD at the time of application will be considered. Teaching experience desired.

    To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and the names of three references with contact information at the Apply Now link below.

    Any questions regarding the application process, please contact Tammy Franklin at franklin@lmc.edu.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

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    Adjunct Faculty (Multiple Positions)

    Division: Office of Academic Affairs

    Reports to: Provost 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 below. AA/EOE

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Staff Positions

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    Associate Head Track and Field Coach

    Working with the head coach, responsible for all facets of running a successful men's and women's track and field program competing at the NCAA Division II level and as a member of Conference Carolinas. Responsibilities include coaching several event groups within the track and field programs, coordinating recruiting student-athletes across all events as well as retaining them.

    Other Functions: 

    • Sport administrative duties including recruiting coordination, meet management, eligibility monitoring, alumni relations, equipment orders, and other sport administrative responsibilities.
    • Develop and implement training plans for several track and field event groups.
    • Coach student-athletes in competition and make coaching decisions in training and at meets.
    • With the rest of the coaching staff develop team culture.
    • Advise student-athletes and connect them with appropriate resources as needed.
    • Responsible for coordinating a recruiting effort that requires contact with hundreds of prospects annually and with a goal of matriculating at least 15 new student-athletes each year.
    • Responsible for coaching event specific athletes first hand and assisting with area groups.
    • Other duties as assigned

    Responsibilities:

    • Recruiting – phone calls, schedule on campus visits, traveling off campus to identify recruits
    • Academic Support – monitoring study hall and classes
    • Review and submit all monthly credit card statements into an operating budget spreadsheet
    • Reconcile team travel expenses for track & field teams
    • Guide Student Athletes in admission process
    • Lead fundraising and camps/clinic efforts
    • Driving Team vans to practice and competition
    • Coaching  responsibilities when assigned by the head coach
    • Other projects and other responsibilities as assigned by the Head Cross Country/ Track & Field Coach
    • Data entry using Microsoft Excel

    Additional Duties/Responsibilities

    • Manages and monitors assigned budget within college guidelines, policies, and procedures.
    • Schedules inter-collegiate games during season and off-season within NCAA Division II, Conference Carolinas, as well as college policies and procedures.
    • Adheres to NCAA policies and regulations and is able to articulate those to student-athletes, recruits, parents, and media.
    • Adheres to Lees-McRae College and Athletic Department policies and procedures
    • Organizes pre-game and post-game arrangements, for example, equipment, facilities, officials, game/bench personnel, etc.
    • Arranges practices and practice schedule within department, college and NCAA policies.
    • Coaches the team during games and practices in an atmosphere of respect for all persons and acknowledges the values and mission of the college along with Conference Carolinas, Body, Mind and Soul narrative.
    • Functions as a team member within Athletic Department

    Position Requirements:

    • 3-5 years of intercollegiate athletic experience
    • Previous coaching experience
    • Valid driver's license required
    • Bachelor’s degree, Preferred: Master’s Degree
    • Candidate must be self-motivated and demonstrate strong organizational skills
    • Experience in track & field
    • Strong competency with Microsoft Office Products (particularly Excel) along with outstanding communication skills to all demographics.

    Lees-McRae College does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs or activities on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. Employees agree to abide by all applicable rules, regulation and legislation of Lees-McRae College, the Conference, and the NCAA. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.

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    Campus Security Officer (Part-Time)

    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.

    Essential Functions

    • Provide excellent customer service through proactive interaction with the staff, students, guests, and visitors.
    • Patrol campus property on foot and by vehicle to identify hazardous conditions, take corrective measures to reduce or eliminate hazards to persons or college property.
    • Respond to calls for service in a timely manner. Monitor police and fire department radio channels and emergency phone lines.
    • Respond to emergency situations providing basic first aid, and alerting additional police or emergency personnel, as appropriate.
    • Lock and unlock buildings at specified times, provide crowd control at special events as required.
    • Prepare written reports, collect evidence, and gather victim/witness statements of criminal acts or violations of College policy.
    • Perform traffic control duties including issuing parking citations and motorist assistance.
    • Other duties as assigned

    Competencies

    1. Ethical Conduct.
    2. Stress Management/Composure.
    3. Teamwork orientation.
    4. Thoroughness.

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    Work Environment
    Work in various environments including adverse outdoor conditions such as cold, snow, ice rain or heat.

    Physical Demands
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    • Stand or walk constantly (for up to 12 hours) on various surfaces.
    • Run, Climb stairs and ladders.
    • Occasionally lift or carry up to 50 pounds
    • Ability to stay calm in stressful or emergency situations

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
    This is a part-time, non-exempt position.

    Travel
    No travel is expected for this position.

    Required Education and Experience

    1. High school diploma or GED
    2. Clear criminal background check
    3. Valid NC driver’s license
    4. Neat and professional appearance
    5. Computer skills (Microsoft Word/Excel)
    6. Ability to tactfully enforce rules and regulations by using independent judgment within established guidelines.
    7. Security and/or law enforcement experience
    8. Ability to regularly work rotating evening, weekend, and holiday shifts as required.
    9. Ability to work overtime as required.

    Preferred Education and Experience

    1. Associates degree in Criminal justice or related field
    2. Prior Law Enforcement or Security training
    3. CPR, First-Aid, AED Training/Certification

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications
    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

    Continuous alertness to detail required while setting priorities and following up on assignments.

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    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. 

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For additional information about benefits for employees at Lees-McRae College, please email Mary Furst, director of human resources and benefits administration, at furstm@lmc.edu.