FACULTY POSITIONS

Faculty appointments begin in August, except where noted otherwise. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will remain open until filled, unless noted otherwise in the description below.  All candidates must provide evidence of ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate level and have a commitment to liberal arts education. Ferrum College offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life, STD/LTD insurances, paid holidays, personal and sick leave and vacation; and a 403(b) retirement plan. A letter of application including curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching, a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of scholarship and research, copies of graduate transcripts,and at least three recent letters of recommendation should be sent to Human Resources, Ferrum College, P.O. Box 1000, Ferrum, VA 24088 or complete email applications can be sent as PDF or Word file attachments to resumes@ferrum.edu.

Background check required.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

faculty openings

Open Positions

Computer Information Systems - Assistant/Associate Professor

Posted 01/09/18

The School of Social Sciences and Professional Studies at Ferrum College invites applicants for an Assistant/Associate professor, tenure track position in the Computer Information Systems (CIS) program beginning in August 2018.  The successful candidate will be expected to have a PhD in Computer Information Systems or a related field, with expertise or experience in Programming and Cybersecurity.  TEACHING:  The successful candidate will teach courses in Cybersecurity, C++, Java, Data Structures, and Visual Basic as well as other core courses in the CIS curriculum.  Candidates should have a demonstrated record of college teaching experience.  SCHOLARSHIP:  The successful candidate will provide evidence of scholarship, publication, and/or presentation activity through appropriate professional venues and involvement in scholarly projects with faculty and students.  SERVICE:  Ferrum College faculty participate in College, School, Program, and disciplinary leadership.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will remain open until filled.  All candidates must provide evidence of ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate level and have a commitment to liberal arts education. Ferrum College offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life, STD/LTD insurances, paid holidays, personal and sick leave and vacation; and a 403(b) retirement plan. A letter of application including curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching, a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of scholarship and research, copies of graduate transcripts, and at least three recent letters of recommendation should be sent to Human Resources, Ferrum College, P.O. Box 1000, Ferrum, VA 24088 or complete email applications can be sent as PDF or Word file attachments to resumes@ferrum.edu.   Background check required.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Assistant Professor of Spanish & Coordinator of the Spanish Program Full-time, Tenure Track

Posted 12/4/17

The School of Arts and Humanities at Ferrum College is seeking an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Coordinator of the Spanish Program, beginning in the fall of 2018. This is a tenure-track position with area of specialization open. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish required. Preference will be given to candidates who have a Ph.D. in Spanish at the time of application. A demonstrated record of successful teaching at the undergraduate level is essential, as is evidence of scholarly engagement. Candidates should have knowledge and experience in the use of communicative second language acquisition methodologies, instructional technology, assessment methods, and curriculum design.

Responsibilities:

TEACHING: The faculty member will teach courses at all undergraduate levels of Spanish language, cultures, and literatures.  All candidates must provide evidence of ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate level and possess a commitment to a robust liberal arts education.  SCHOLARSHIP: A successful candidate will provide evidence of ongoing scholarship and engagement with the broader academic community.  SERVICE: As a potential Ferrum College faculty member, the candidate should be committed to mentoring and advising students, and will work to promote the Spanish program on and off campus.  All Ferrum College faculty serve on campus-wide committees.  RECRUITMENT: The Coordinator of the Spanish Program will be expected to promote and actively recruit for the Spanish Program through on- and off-campus activities.

A comprehensive review of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until filled, unless noted otherwise in the description below.  Ferrum College offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, life, STD/LTD insurances, paid holidays, and a 403(b) retirement plan.

Applicants should submit the following:

  • Letter of application
  • Current curriculum vitae, including evidence of teaching
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of scholarship and research
  • Copies of graduate transcripts
  • Three recent letters of recommendation

Electronic submissions (PDF or Word file attachments) may be emailed to resumes@ferrum.edu.

Complete applications may be sent to:

Office of Human Resources
Ferrum College
P.O. Box 1000
Ferrum, VA  24088

Please Note: A background check is required.

Director of the Marching Band - Assistant Professor of Music Full-time, Non-tenure track

Posted 11/21/17

Join a vibrant, diverse campus community in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Ferrum College’s Department of Music invites applicants for the position of Director of the Panthers Marching Band, the Sound of Panther Pride. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 2018.

This is a unique moment in the history of Ferrum College.  In Fall 2018, Ferrum College joins the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) and will launch its first marching band program in over 50 years.  The Director of the Marching Band will have the opportunity to create, build, and lead a dynamic marching band program, recruiting talented students from the region, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and across the nation.

Responsibilities

TEACHING: The successful candidate will teach supporting courses within the Department of Music, which may include applied lessons (wind, brass, or percussion instruments) and small instrumental ensembles.  Other courses may include Music Appreciation, Music Fundamentals, Music History, or Harmony and Musicianship.  It is expected that the candidate be a collaborative leader with experience within a high school or college athletics band program, demonstrate excellence in show design, and possess a high level of artistry as a wind band conductor.  The chosen candidate must work effectively and collaboratively with colleagues within the Department of Music, the Athletics Department, and across the College.  The candidate is expected to have excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.  All candidates must provide evidence of ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate level and possess a commitment to a robust liberal arts education.  SCHOLARSHIP: The successful candidate will provide evidence of scholarship, and/or performance activity through appropriate professional venues, and be willing to engage in scholarly projects with faculty and students.  Our faculty serve as mentors and advisors to our students and, therefore, maintain memberships in professional organizations, such as Virginia Music Educators Association or the Midwest Clinic, and represent the College at regional, state, and national band festivals and national-level conferences.  SERVICE: The Director of the Marching Band will dynamically contribute to the growth of the undergraduate Department of Music and be a visible and active representative of the College to external constituencies.  The Director will serve on various committees within the School of Arts and Humanities, as well as those campus-wide. The candidate will be a collaborative leader in all administrative and recruitment aspects of the Ferrum College Panthers Marching Band.  RECRUITMENT: The Director of the Marching Band will be expected to promote and actively recruit for the marching band through on and off campus activities.  Expectations for recruitment/travel activities and teaching will be equally divided.

Qualifications

The candidate must have completed a master’s degree in Music; DMA or Ph.D. desirable. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to lead, motivate, and teach undergraduate students.  Extensive experience and success as a recruiter and as a marching band director is especially valued. A demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence, performance, and professional growth is expected.  Experience creating effective field drill, and music arranging skills, preferred.

This is a nine-month appointment with additional summer stipend.

Screening of applications begins December 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.  Ferrum College offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, life, STD/LTD insurances, paid holidays, and a 403(b) retirement plan.  Candidates should submit the following:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae, including evidence of teaching
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of scholarship and/or research
  • Copies of graduate transcripts
  • Three recent letters of recommendation
  • Link to YouTube/Vimeo channel containing videos of a performance of a complete marching band halftime show which the candidate designed and taught

Complete applications may be sent to:

Office of Human Resources
Attn: Director of the Marching Band Search
Ferrum College
P.O. Box 1000
Ferrum, VA 24088

Electronic submissions (PDF or Word file attachments) may be emailed to resumes@ferrum.edu

Please Note: A background check is required.

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Musical Theatre Full-time, Non-tenure-track

Posted 10/27/17

The School of Arts and Humanities at Ferrum College is currently seeking candidates for a non-tenure- track Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Musical Theatre, beginning August 2018.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach a variety of courses for both majors and non-majors, such as Musical Theatre Performance, Theatre History, Auditions Techniques, Voice and Diction, and Dance Styles of Musical Theatre.  The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of the Meisner technique, Viewpoints, or other acting methodologies.  A demonstrated record of college teaching experience and professional performing experience is highly desirable.

Responsibilities:  TEACHING:  The dynamic faculty member will teach major and non-major courses, Performance Theory, Dance Techniques, and Direct/Choreograph in our mainstage season.  Our faculty serve as mentors and advisors to our students and maintain memberships in professional organizations such as SDC or AFA.  All candidates must provide evidence of ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate level and possess a commitment to a robust liberal arts education. SCHOLARSHIP:  A successful candidate will provide evidence of scholarship, publication, presentation, and/or performance activity through appropriate professional venues and involvement in scholarly projects with faculty and students.  SERVICE:  Our faculty fulfill leadership roles on the campus and as active members of the professional community by mentoring students for professional auditions and by participating in recruitment-related activities at professional conferences such as the VTA or SETC.

A comprehensive review of applications will begin immediately, and will remain open until filled, unless noted otherwise in the description below.  Ferrum College offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, life, STD/LTD insurances, paid holidays, and a 403(b) retirement plan.  A letter of application, including curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of scholarship and research, copies of graduate transcripts, and at least three recent letters of recommendation should be sent to the following: Office of Human Resources, Ferrum College, PO Box 1000, Ferrum, VA  24088

Electronic submissions (PDF or Word file attachments) may be emailed to resumes@ferrum.edu Please Note: A background check is required.