Open Positions – Faculty

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Open Positions – Faculty2020-01-24T16:03:10+00:00

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 Theatre Music (Non-tenure track)

Posted: 1/24/2020

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 a full-time, non-tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 2020.

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 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 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 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 Ph.D. 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 immediately, 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 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 and Educator. 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.

Three-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

Posted:  1/23/2020

The Department of Psychology invites applications from candidates who have a strong background in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, Industrial-Organizational, Health, Sport, Social, Personality, or Multicultural Psychology.  A Ph.D. or  Master’s Degree in one of these or related areas of Psychology is required at the time of appointment.  Candidates must show a commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising.  The candidate will be expected to teach a variety of courses in the psychology curriculum, advise students and serve on committees.  Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated quality teaching at the undergraduate level.

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 and encourages qualified candidates from all demographic groups to apply.

Online Adjunct Instructors in Psychology (Online Graduate Program)

Posted:  1/20/2020

Ferrum College seeks to appoint a pool of applicants for the 2020-2021 academic year for online adjunct teaching positions in Psychology. This pool will be accessed only when an opening arises. Credentials will remain active once the application is submitted. Adjuncts are hired to teach on a course-by-course, semester basis as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Psychology.
  • Ability to teach graduate level coursework in Research Methods, Applied Statistics, Ethics, Multicultural and/or Personality Psychology.
  • Teaching/training experience in a post-secondary institution.
  • Strong oral presentation and communication skills required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • More than 5 years of relevant field experience in Psychology.
  • Experience teaching in a higher education setting.
  • Teaching experience in graduate-level instruction.
  • Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systems.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:
Completed email applications including curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, and contact information for at least three references should be sent as PDF or Word file attachments to resumes@ferrum.edu. Background check required. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.

Ferrum College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified candidates from all demographic groups to apply.

Online Adjunct Instructor in Teacher Education Graduate Program (Online Graduate Instruction)

Posted:  1/20/2020

Ferrum College seeks to appoint a pool of applicants for the 2020-2021 academic year for online adjunct teaching positions in Teacher Education. This pool will be accessed only when an opening arises. Credentials will remain active once the application is submitted.

Required Qualifications:

Earned Doctorate in Education or related discipline such as Curriculum and Instruction, Learning Design and Technology, or related field.

  • Ability to teach graduate level coursework in Research Design, Educational Assessment, Curriculum Design, Educational Coaching, Learning Technologies, and Educational Leadership.
  • Strong oral presentation and communication skills required.
  • Evidence of teaching excellence, advanced knowledge and/or experience in the field of Education.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of teaching experience in a PK-12 setting.
  • Experience teaching in a higher education setting.
  • Experience with inclusive and culturally responsive pedagogy and practice.
  • Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Experience teaching in graduate-instruction.
  • Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systems.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:
Completed email applications including curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, and contact information for at least three references should be sent as PDF or Word file attachments to resumes@ferrum.edu. Background check required. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.

Ferrum College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified candidates from all demographic groups to apply.

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

Posted:  1/14/2020

Ferrum College is seeking applications for the non-tenure track faculty position of Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology beginning in the 2020-2021 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.

To apply for this position, submit cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of scholarship interests, graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application) and three letters of reference by e-mail to resumes@ferrum.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  A background check will be required.

Ferrum College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified candidates from all demographic groups to apply.

Adjunct Instructor Positions

Posted:  12/11/19

Ferrum College is seeking qualified applicants for Adjunct Instructor positions as student needs are identified. Appointments will begin in January or August 2020. 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

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Assistant Professor of Social Work (Tenure-Track)

Posted:  12/2/19

The Ferrum College Social Work program invites applications from candidates who have a strong background in Social Work for an Assistant/Associate Professor position/Field Coordinator. A Ph.D. (preferred) or MSW and 2-years post-degree experience is required at the time of appointment. Expertise in macro-level practice preferred.

Candidates must show a commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising. The candidate will be expected to teach a variety of courses in the Social Work curriculum, advise students, coordinate and supervise field placements, serve on committees and engage in research. Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated quality teaching at the undergraduate level and have an understanding of CSWE accreditation requirements.

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.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Theatre Arts (Tenure-Track)

Posted:  11/14/19

Assistant/Associate Professor of Theatre Arts (Tenure-Track)

The Department of Theatre Arts at Ferrum College is seeking applications for the tenure-track faculty position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Musical Theatre and Theatre Arts. Start date is negotiable but prior to the start of the 2020-2021 academic year. The successful applicant will teach all levels of theatre and musical theatre performance and will also direct, music direct, or choreograph productions for the department. Additional expertise in related areas (particularly, diverse genres and styles as applied to theatre and musical theatre) is desirable. Professional experience in children’s theatre and technical expertise in stagecraft, sound and lighting, and movement and choreography are preferred. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability and willingness to collaborate with Theatre Arts program faculty in the development of a curriculum that builds on a strong existing foundation and responds effectively to the artistic needs of an ever-changing profession. The department is interested in candidates whose teaching, creative activity, and/or professional experience will contribute to the understanding of diversity and equity, or which addresses questions of interest to historically underrepresented or underserved communities. Willingness to travel for program promotion and recruitment is required.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree preferred, Bachelor’s degree with significant current professional experience at the highest level required
  • Demonstrated ability to direct and/or music direct or choreograph professional-quality musicals
  • Demonstrated teaching, creative activity, and/or professional experience that will contribute to the understanding of diversity and equity, or which addresses questions of interest to historically under-represented or underserved communities is strongly desired
  • University-level or professional-level teaching experience preferred

Job Specific Qualifications

  • Ability and willingness to collaborate with Theatre Arts program faculty in the development of a curriculum that builds on a strong existing foundation and responds effectively to the artistic needs of an ever-changing profession
  • Ability and willingness to collaborate with faculty in all programs (B.F.A. Acting, B.F.A.  Musical Theatre, B.A. Acting, B.F.A. Technical Theatre) in the ongoing life of a top-quality pre-professional theatre program
  • Demonstrated teaching, creative activity, and/or professional experience that will contribute to the understanding of diversity and equity, or which addresses questions of interest to historically under-represented or underserved communities is strongly desired
  • Expertise in diverse musical genres and styles as applied to contemporary musical theatre is desired

Responsibilities

  • Teach all levels of theatre and/or musical theatre performance classes as assigned and based on expertise
  • Direct, music direct, or choreograph department productions
  • Serve as academic advisor
  • Based on expertise, teach additional topics (e.g.  directing, musical theatre history, new works, musical theatre writing, dance, acting, period performance)
  • Engage in inclusive pedagogy
  • Engage in continued professional creative work and/or research
  • Participate in service and committee work for Department, Visual and Performing Arts Division, and Ferrum College

To apply for this position, submit cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are accepted at time of application), and three references to:  resumes@ferrum.edu or mail to Ferrum College, Human Resources, PO Box 1000, Ferrum, VA  24088.  Background check is required.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.