Open Positions – Faculty

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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

Director of Bands and Program Coordinator of Music
Assistant/Associate Professor of Music - Instrumental (Full-time, Non-tenure Track)

Posted:  December 22, 2020

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 Bands and Program Coordinator of Music. This is full-time, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor will begin May or June 2021. In Fall 2018, Ferrum College joined the NCAA Division III, Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) and launched the instrumental music program including a marching band, brass ensemble, and a wind ensemble. In addition to the music minor, Ferrum College launched a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree with two tracks in music business and performance (brass, winds, percussion, voice, piano, and Appalachian Folk Instruments) in August 2019. The Director of Bands and Program Coordinator of Music will have the opportunity to build and lead a dynamic music and marching band program and recruit 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 Theory, or Music History. 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 ideal 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 Bands 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 Sciences, as well as those campus-wide. The candidate will be a collaborative leader in all administrative and recruitment aspects of the Music Department and the Ferrum College Panthers Marching Band. RECRUITMENT: The Director of Bands 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 DMA or PhD. 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 9-month appointment with additional summer stipend for ongoing recruitment activities. Screening of applications begins January 15, 2021 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 recommendations
  • 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 Bands 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.

About the College

Founded in 1913, Ferrum College provides lifelong learning and outstanding career and graduate school preparation in a setting of rich natural beauty. A four-year, private, co-educational, liberal arts college related to the United Methodist Church, Ferrum offers nationally recognized bachelor’s degree programs ranging from business and environmental science to teacher education and criminal justice, campus-wide wireless Internet, small classes, and a dedicated faculty. Surrounded by mountains, lakes, rivers, state parks, and numerous small towns brimming with regional heritage, Ferrum College is located in southwest Virginia approximately 35 miles south of Roanoke, VA and 75 miles north of Greensboro, NC. The area boasts a wide variety of venues for outdoor recreation and cultural enrichment.

Ferrum College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with all federal, state and local laws, it is the policy of the College not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, or other aspects of employment.

Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor of Marketing (Non-Tenure Track)

Posted:  December 22, 2020

Ferrum College is seeking applications for the non-tenure track faculty position of Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor of Business in the marketing discipline beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year. The successful applicant will be a dynamic, student-focused teacher who is capable of growing the discipline of business in marketing infused with analytics (marketing, marketing research, retail management, professional selling, advertising, etc.) and possess a Ph.D., D.B.A., or M.B.A. with a specialization in marketing, marketing analytics, or related business disciplines. Relevant professional experience is a plus. Preference will be given to the candidate who demonstrates an ability to interact with diverse audiences and who are able to incorporate innovative, inclusive pedagogies and technology into their teaching. Given the breadth of programs in the business administration department at Ferrum College, the preferred candidate will be effective in teaching across multiple disciplines. This position offers the opportunity to develop new courses and move the program into other areas of interest such as social media advertising, leadership in marketing, and other areas of marketing. The successful candidate is expected to engage in community activities with local organizations, serve on division and college committees, advise and mentor students, and engage in curricular review and ongoing professional development.

A letter of application, curriculum vitae, including evidence of teaching or philosophy, copies of graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to Human Resources,Ferrum College, P.O. Box 1000, Ferrum, VA 24088 or emailed to resumes@ferrum.edu.

Please Note: A background check is required.

Ferrum College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with all federal, state and local laws, it is the policy of the College not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, or other aspects of employment.

Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology (Non-Tenure Track)

Posted:  December 22, 2020

Ferrum College is seeking applications for the tenure-track faculty position of Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year. The successful applicant will possess Ph.D. in biology focusing on microbiology, molecular biology and/or genetics and will teach cellular and molecular biology courses at all levels and advise students in biology and the pre-professional health sciences. Experience in online instruction and course development and supervision of undergraduate student research is preferred. Salary and rank will depend on qualifications and experience.

A letter of application, curriculum vitae, including evidence of teaching or philosophy, copies of graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to Human Resources,Ferrum College, P.O. Box 1000, Ferrum, VA 24088 or emailed to resumes@ferrum.edu.

Please Note: A background check is required.

Ferrum College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with all federal, state and local laws, it is the policy of the College not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, or other aspects of employment.

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education (Tenure-Track)

Posted:  December 22, 2020

Duties of the position include: teaching courses in Teacher Education (4/4 load); advising teacher education students; contributing to the leadership and programmatic oversight of the Teacher Education program, including national accreditation and program development; supervising field-based experiences for students in the Teacher Education program; collaborating with area agencies and/or schools; actively serving the college and surrounding community and conducting scholarly work related to the field of Teacher Education within the framework of the Boyer model of scholarship.

Minimum qualifications include:

  •  Ph.D. in an education-related field.
  • Experience and demonstrated success in teaching 21st Century literacies, including digital literacies and multimodal literacies, and methodology courses at the undergraduate level.
  • Continuing contract status in a public school setting and current collegiate professional license.
  • Expertise in educational pedagogy with emphasis in Elementary Education, PK-6.
  • Demonstrated experience with Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) requirements.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with inclusive and culturally responsive pedagogy and practice.
  • Demonstrated success teaching in face to face and hybrid course delivery format.

A letter of application, curriculum vitae, including evidence of teaching or philosophy, copies of graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to Human Resources, Ferrum College, P.O. Box 1000, Ferrum, VA 24088 or emailed to resumes@ferrum.edu. Background check required.

Ferrum College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with all federal, state and local laws, it is the policy of the College not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, or other aspects of employment.

Assistant Professor of Nursing (Tenure-Track)

Posted:  December 22, 2020

NURSING FACULTY – 9-month

Ferrum College seeks a full-time, tenure track teaching and clinical faculty for baccalaureate nursing program. The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to teaching and/or supervising clinical experiences for undergraduate, pre-licensure nursing students.

Qualifications:

  • MSN required, PhD or DNP preferred.
  • Current active and unrestricted Registered Nursing (RN) licensure in the state of Virginia or multistate licensure privilege
  • At least 2 years of direct client care experience as an RN
  • Prior experience in nursing education including mental health nursing preferred

Responsibilities:

Provide high quality nursing instruction in classroom, lab, and clinical settings grounded in the liberal arts. Applicants must have a strong commitment to teaching and/or supervising clinical experiences for undergraduate, pre-licensure nursing students. Successful candidates will participate in advising, program responsibilities, and collaboration across the college as well as commit to mentoring nursing students to practice nursing in a model of high-quality, safe, patient-centered care.

Resumes should be sent to Human Resources, Ferrum College, P.O. Box 1000, Ferrum, VA 24088 or emailed to resumes@ferrum.edu. Background check required.

Ferrum College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with all federal, state and local laws, it is the policy of the College not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, or other aspects of employment.

Adjunct Instructor Positions

Posted:  on-going search

Ferrum College is seeking qualified applicants for Adjunct Instructor positions as student needs are identified. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will remain open until filled. A Master’s degree and at least 18 graduate hours in the discipline of instruction are required except under extraordinary circumstances. All candidates must provide evidence of ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate level and have a commitment to liberal arts education. Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae with names and contact information for references, and transcriptions to resumes@ferrum.edu or Ferrum College, Human Resources, P.O. Box 1000, Ferrum, VA. Background check is required for all positions. More information about the College can be found at www.ferrum.edu.

Adjunct Instructor positions of higher education available at Ferrum College:

General Biology

General Chemistry

Human Anatomy and Physiology

Mathematics

Nursing

Psychology

Also accepting applications for qualified applicants for online* Adjunct Instructors in all academic areas.”

*All online adjunct and full-time instructors will be required to complete Ferrum College’s Online Teaching Certificate Course prior to teaching at the institution.”

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.