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Southwestern College is accepting applications for the following position(s) until filled:

 

 

Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor for Information Technology and Business Analytics

Starting Date:  August of 2015

Position Description

The Business Division at Southwestern College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  The Business Division offers a collegial environment, a robust undergraduate curriculum in a student-centered environment, a diverse student population, and an on-campus accelerated MBA program.

Founded in 1885, Southwestern College is ranked as a Top Tier regional university in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report. Its online programs for undergraduates were recently ranked in the top thirty in the United States.  The college serves over 2,000 students in ground and online programs for undergraduate and graduate students.  Students on the residential campus in Winfield enjoy direct interaction with faculty members that is enhanced by the use by all faculty and students of college-issued laptops on a campus with ubiquitous wireless technology.  The college’s excellent programs in service learning, the performing arts, and athletics, create a vibrant and participatory campus life. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Customary teaching load is 3 courses per semester (9 semester hours) in undergraduate and MBA-level business courses
  • Courses may include:  Computer Literacy, Management Information Systems, Principles of Marketing, Principles of Management, and Business Strategy Capstone
  • Candidates should have the capability to teach in some of the following areas: advanced e-commerce technology, enterprise systems, social media, health care IT, management of IT, IT project management, advanced networking and business analytics
  • Candidates should have experience with state-of-the art IS software such as IBM, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, Adobe, and Cisco technologies, among others
  • Departmental duties include advising students, participating in department and campus-wide committees, collaborating with faculty on Business Division programs; and service to the campus and community
  • Maintain professional currency in the IS field by participating in scholarly and/or creative activities and professional development to maintain professional certifications

Qualifications

  • Successful candidates will have a doctorate in Information Technology/Systems, Business Intelligence, or Business Analytics.  Qualified, business or IS-related Master degrees considered.
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence
  • A minimum of three years of professional IS experience
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment
  • Interest in living in south-central Kansas

Rank/Salary

  • This position offers a competitive salary with opportunities to supplement the salary with summer courses/workshops and distance education.  Southwestern College offers an excellent benefit package.

Completed applications must include the following:

  1. Letter of application addressing interest and qualifications for positions including interest in specific courses mentioned in the responsibilities
  2. Curriculum Vitae or résumé
  3. Name, address, email address, and phone number of at least three references who can address the candidate’s qualifications for the positions.
  4. Transcripts (copies accepted).  Official transcripts are required at time of appointment.

Send all materials to:

Ms. Lonnie Boyd
Director of Human Resources
Southwestern College
100 College Street
Winfield, Kansas 67156
Email:  HumanResources@sckans.edu

First review of completed applications will begin on February 1, 2015.  In compliance with the Immigration Control Act of 1986, candidates for positions must provide proof of eligibility to work before an offer of employment can be made final.  The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check. Southwestern College is an EEO/AA employer.


Assistant Professor of Early Childhood/Special Education

Southwestern College is seeking an Assistant Professor in Early Childhood/Special Education. The Early Childhood Education program is a licensure program, preparing future educators for an Kansas Early Childhood Comprehensive teaching license, licensing educators from birth through grade three.  This license also prepares candidates to be licensed in special education.  Within the City of Winfield, the Education Division oversees a lab school, called the Southwestern Learning Center (SLC).  We seek a practicing educator with significant work experience in a childhood setting.  The successful candidate will interface with teachers, support personnel, school administrators and parents.  A professional background that overlaps with special education placements and individualized education plans is desired.  A terminal degree in Early Childhood, or another similar area, is necessary for immediate placement.  The successful candidate will be required to obtain and maintain a Professional License in Early Childhood/Special Education in Kansas.  Application materials should provide strong evidence that showcases the candidate’s ability to foster and maintain partnerships with parents, educators, and students.  This is an Assistant Professor, non-tenure track position.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please send curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and three (3) letters of recommendation to Dr. Cameron Carlson, Dean of Teacher Education, Southwestern College, 100 College Street, Winfield, KS 67156. E-mail: Cameron.Carlson@sckans.edu.  The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check. Southwestern College is an EEO/AA employer.


Clinical Faculty for the Education Division (pending funding)

Southwestern College is actively seeking clinical faculty for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Clinical faculty will live in Kansas and work from the Wichita or Winfield campus.  New faculty will join a collaborative team of successful educators.  We actively seek candidates who can prefer collaboration over cooperation.  Multi-talented, licensed professors model learning with professionals and future professionals.  All positions will be filled pending available funding.  All positions require a terminal degree (Ed.D. or Ph.D.) from a regionally accredited university. 

Elementary Education with an Emphasis in Math and Science

The Elementary Education program at Southwestern College continues to provide future educators with rich learning experiences.  At Southwestern, students learn in classrooms and in the field.  As students progress through the program, they are paired with practicing educators who help students put theory into practice.  The Elementary Education program delivers classes online and on-ground.  Through partnerships, we place student teachers in remote areas of the state that would not otherwise have field placements.  A terminal degree in Elementary Education, Curriculum & Instruction, or similar area is sought.  Significant professional experience as a licensed, practicing educator in an elementary setting is required.  Incorporation of math and/or science into PK-12 curricula with significant emphasis in assessment is desired. The successful candidate will be required to obtain and maintain a Professional License in Elementary Education in Kansas.  Application materials should provide strong evidence showcases the candidate’s ability to foster and maintain partnerships with parents, educators, and students

Curriculum & Instruction – Technology Education and Assessment

The Curriculum & Instruction program at Southwestern College prepares practicing educators to achieve contemporary knowledge and refine teaching skills to meet the changing demands for today’s classroom teacher.  The program offers a core curriculum (curriculum & assessment) and one of potentially four areas of emphasis.  Currently, these include ESOL and Early Childhood education.  Areas of emphasis in School Improvement Planning and Technology Integration Leadership are projected to launch in 2015-16.  The successful candidate is expected to have successfully integrated technologies into classrooms and/or leading school/district improvement initiatives. A terminal degree in Curriculum & Instruction, Instructional Technology, and/or Educational Leadership (with practical experience in technology leadership or skills assessment) is desired.  The successful candidate will be required to obtain and maintain a Professional License in one or more of the licensed areas Southwestern College prepares educators.  Application materials should provide strong evidence that showcases the candidate’s ability to foster and maintain partnerships with parents, educators, and students.  This position is also expected to assist with faculty professional development related to student engagement through technology integration.    

Educational Leadership – Principal and/or Teacher Leadership Preparation and School Improvement

Southwestern College’s Educational Doctorate prepares educators to assume positions of responsibility within school districts.  Offering advanced licenses in teacher, building, and teacher leadership, candidates bridge emerging scholarship with leadership development.  In this program, candidates are expected to lead initiatives to improve the experiences of PK-12 students and families.  This position will lead program development in principal or teacher leader programs.  This position will conduct onsite evaluations of principal and teacher leader candidates.  This position will also serve on dissertation committees, maintain and develop relationships with building principals and superintendents, and maintain relevancy in contemporary educational trends.  This position will be a cross-appointment with the Curriculum & Instruction program.  The successful candidate will be required to obtain and maintain a Professional License in one or more of the licensed areas Southwestern College prepares educational leaders.  Application materials should provide strong evidence that showcases the candidate’s ability to foster and maintain partnerships with school leaders, educators, and students.

To apply for one of the clinical faculty positions in education, please send curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and three (3) letters of recommendation to Dr. Cameron Carlson, Dean of Teacher Education, Southwestern College, 100 College Street, Winfield, KS 67156. E-mail: Cameron.Carlson@sckans.edu. The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check. Southwestern College is an EEO/AA employer.


Assistant Professor of Psychology

Southwestern College is seeking an assistant professor of psychology to begin in the Fall of 2015. The successful candidate will be a generalist with a PhD in an area of applied psychology (we will accept ABD with PhD by May 2015). Applicants must be qualified and willing to teach a variety of courses in the psychology major. Candidates also illustrating strengths in mentoring, including research, practicum/internship guidance, and preparation for graduate school will receive special consideration. This is a 9 month, tenure track position.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please send curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and three (3) letters of recommendation to Ms. Lonnie Boyd, Director of Human Resources Southwestern College, 100 College Street, Winfield, KS 67156. E-mail: HumanResources@sckans.edu.  The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check. Southwestern College is an EEO/AA employer.


Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Southwestern College is seeking an Assistant Professor of Computer Science to begin immediately, or at the latest, August, 2015. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach the variety of lower and upper division courses typical of undergraduate programs, serve as our single full-time computer science faculty member with assistance from adjuncts, and advise both traditional and a growing number of international students.  Expertise in teaching programming is essential. Candidates should also illustrate strengths in mentoring, including practicum/internship guidance, job placement for undergraduates, and preparation for graduate studies. The successful candidate will be expected to assist in the ongoing development and implementation of a comprehensive computer science curriculum. This is a 9 month renewable non-tenure track position.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please send curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and three (3) letters of recommendation to Ms. Lonnie Boyd, Director of Human Resources Southwestern College, 100 College Street, Winfield, KS 67156. E-mail: HumanResources@sckans.edu.   The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check. Southwestern College is an EEO/AA employer.


Special Education Affiliate Faculty

Southwestern College is receiving applications for affiliate faculty to assist in the delivery of its special education in low incident disabilities (functional) program. Specific expertise sought in the following areas: introduction to characteristics, behavioral assessment and management strategies, assessment methods and progress monitoring, and transitions (K-12). Preferred candidates would provide evidence of significant successful licensed teaching experience, a terminal degree, and a passion to prepare educators to serve students with low incidence disabilities.

To apply, submit a letter of application, detailed resume, evidence of teaching licensure and contact information for three (3) professional references to: Ms. Lonnie Boyd, Director of Human Resources, 100 College St., Winfield, KS, 67156 or email HumanResources@sckans.edu. Applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt. The successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal background check. Southwestern College is an AA/EOE employer.


Affiliate Faculty - Professional Studies

Southwestern College Professional Studies, committed to quality education for adult learners, is seeking motivated self-starters to serve as Affiliate Faculty, providing instruction for both undergraduate and graduate level courses at the Wichita, KS campus and Online. There is an additional need for Affiliate Faculty to assist with the development of new courses. The College Affiliate Faculty is a group of experienced professionals who are able to integrate content knowledge and practical experience in the classroom. Southwestern College Professional Studies offers courses in an accelerated format during evening classes and in an online format. The successful candidates will possess a masters degree in a discipline listed below, at least five years of working experience in the discipline; prior teaching experience with adults (preferred); knowledge of adult learning principles; and passion about higher education and dedication to student success.

Disciplines needed:

  • CPAs
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Rural Health Administrators and Professionals
  • Organizational Leadership (PhD preferred)
  • Management (DBA preferred)
  • Religion (PhD preferred)

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to: prospectivefaculty@sckans.edu - please include “Affiliate Faculty” in the subject line. Only electronic submissions will be considered. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and will be required to satisfactorily complete new faculty training. Southwestern College is an EEO/AA employer.


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Administrator and Staff Positions

Graduate Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

Duties for position include assisting head coach in all aspects of the program (practices, recruiting, conditioning, etc.).  Collegiate playing and/or coaching experience preferred.  Goalkeeping experience encouraged not required.  Good character & communication skills, self-motivated, and leadership skills are essential.  Bachelor’s degree required.  Position compensated with graduate studies, housing, coaching & meal stipend.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and complete contact information for three professional references to: Joe Wood, Head Women’s Soccer Coach, 100 College Street, Winfield, KS 67156. E-mail: joe.wood@sckans.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check. Southwestern College is an AA/EOE employer.


Academic Success Coach – Professional Studies (Wichita, KS)

Reports To:  Director of Learner Support and Academic Success

Position Overview
As an Academic Success Coach you will be on the front lines of learner engagement, success and persistence.  You will interact with PS learners, both current and prospective, on a daily basis and will be the catalyst that moves them towards greater academic and personal success.  You will be responsible for helping them move through their academic program(s) in the most efficient and successful way possible, all while keeping their ultimate educational and life goals in mind.  Duties will include, but not be limited to:

Success Coaching

  • Engage in regularly scheduled, proactive outreach during each session to your entire list of active learners via the following methods in order of preference 1) Telephone or In Person, 2) Email, 3) Other commonly used and readily available mediums (IM, Collaborate, Blackboard Shells, Discussion Boards, etc…) according to Academic Success Coaches best practices manual.
  • Facilitate delivery of success tools and resources for learners using the above outreach criteria.
  • Collaborate with other members of the Academic Success Coaching team, Professional Studies personnel and campus personnel as needed.
  • Engage in personal and professional development pertaining to learner success, persistence and graduation.
  • Track and report on personal outreach activity and persistence results each session.
  • Exceed learner expectations and positively impact on learner survey results (e.g., end of course evaluations, alumni survey, National Survey of Student Engagement).

Academic Advising

  • Assist learners with major selection, scheduling, transfer credit, course selection and degree planning.
  • Counsel learners as to all academic and operational policies and procedures and adhere to FERPA guidelines.
  • Perform operational duties as necessary including data entry, learner file management, special learner requests, and application for graduation following institutional procedures and policies.
  • Assist with the enrollment management activities each session realizing all Professional Studies enrollment goals.
  • Maintain the accuracy and integrity of learner records and files as well as the institutional database.
  • Actively review learner records as needed to monitor progress, identify problems, and evaluate degree checks to assist learners in obtaining educational goals with special attention to learner enrollment, success, satisfaction and persistence.
  • Serve as a learner advocate while maintaining institutional policy.
  • Maintain communication with assigned advisees to mitigate stop-out situations and retain learners to assist them in obtaining educational goals.
  • Engage advising best practices and continuous improvement strategies.
  • Actively solicit referrals from current learners and provide lead information to Admissions Counselors for follow-up.
  • Work collaboratively with other staff members to provide a full range of learner services (e.g., direct learners to Financial Aid Assistant if applicable). 
  • Provide insights/perspectives into the generation/acquisition of relevant e-mail lists and/or mailing lists for ongoing direct communication initiatives. 

Collaboration 

  • Ensure college policies are being enforced by having a thorough knowledge of all academic and operational policies. 
  • Work closely with all Professional Studies staff and main campus support offices (e.g., Registrar, Financial Aid) in order to facilitate learner services and to ensure all center functions are being conducted and goals are being attained. 
  • Serve on college and/or Professional Studies committees as appropriate.
  • Provide a professional, collegial atmosphere when representing Professional Studies or Southwestern College as a whole to the general public, campus offices, faculty members, learners and other staff members.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree

To apply, submit cover letter, resume and the complete contact information for three (3) professional references to HumanResources@sckans.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check. Southwestern College is an EEO/AA employer.


Assistant Track & Field Coach

Southwestern College (member the KCAC and NAIA), located in Winfield, KS seeks a full time assistant coach for our highly-successful Track & Field program. This position will assist the head coach with various aspects of program administration and work specifically with the Field Events (throws, jumps and vault).  The assistant coach will be responsible for all facets of the development, training and recruitment of Field Event athletes for both the men’s and women’s programs.  A strong, well-rounded knowledge of all Field Events and previous coaching / recruiting experience at the collegiate level is preferred.

Candidates must have strong organizational and communication skills, be highly-motivated and attentive to details, have the ability to lead and work independently as well as within a team environment, and the ability to provide effective leadership to student athletes to encourage both successful academic development and competitive performance.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until filled. To apply, please send cover letter, CV and complete contact information for three (3) professional references to Ms. Lonnie Boyd, Director of Human Resources Southwestern College, 100 College Street, Winfield, KS 67156. E-mail: HumanResources@sckans.edu.  The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check. Southwestern College is an EEO/AA employer.


Campus Minister

Southwestern College is seeking a full time Campus Minister to begin July 2015. The successful candidate will be an ordained United Methodist deacon or elder. Candidates with commensurate academic credentials who have made significant progress toward ordination will also be considered. Candidates must be qualified and have experience in leading and directing ministerial teams, providing pastoral care and oversight, developing relationships with faith entities beyond the college, facilitating student-led worship experiences, and working in a team environment with colleagues. This is a 12-month position that reports to the President and Chair of the Social Sciences Division. Candidates with experience and exhibiting strengths in teaching college level, practical ministry courses will be given special consideration.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversight for weekly Chapel
  • Pastoral care and oversight for the faith community at large
  • Teaching- supervises student practicums and/or internships in local churches and church agencies for  all REL/PHIL majors and minors, teach religion courses as needed and support the division general education efforts
  • Recruitment and Retention- support efforts initiated by Discipleship, Worship Outreach, and Philosophy & Religion
  • Church Relations-chair the committee, develop relationships with area churches and the Great Plains Annual Conference, represent the college in the connectional system of the United Methodist Church
  • Supervise the Director of Worship Outreach
  • Development of ministry opportunities and care beyond the chapel, Discipleship, and Worship Outreach community
  • Support and advise Campus Council on Ministries (an SGA recognized organization)- alternative spring break trip, and student-led campus faith groups
  • Help persons of other faiths make connections to resources to help meet their spiritual needs
  • Ceremonial Duties and requests for religion presence from other areas of the institution
  • Participant in the work of the Social Sciences Division

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please send curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and three (3) letters of recommendation to Ms. Lonnie Boyd, Director of Human Resources Southwestern College, 100 College Street, Winfield, KS 67156. E-mail: HumanResources@sckans.edu.  The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check. Southwestern College is an EEO/AA employer.


Director of Institutional Research and Reporting

The Director of Institutional Research and Reporting reports to the President and Provost and is responsible for producing information to advance the college’s educational policy, administrative decisions, strategic planning, and assessment activities.  Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, data collection and analysis, completion of federal- and state-mandated reports, accreditor-mandated reports, and preparation and analysis of data in support of planning, strategic decision-making, enrollment management, program assessment, and academic outcomes assessment.

The Director is responsible for:  internal and external reporting of data; dissemination, presentation, and archiving of data; ensuring data integrity and consistency of reporting; and developing and maintaining assessment and institutional effectiveness processes with a focus on continuous quality improvement.  The Director works with offices across the college to support their data collection and reporting needs; developing and administering surveys and interpreting results; collecting, analyzing, and interpreting institutional data.

Essential Functions

  • Create and maintain processes for conducting institutional research
  • With the Provost and Academic Deans, develop and implement academic/learning outcomes research and reporting plans
  • Create, maintain, and produce on a regular schedule standardized reports needed by the administration
  • Produce specialized reports in response to requests, prioritizing requests and deadlines
  • Comply with government (state and federal) reporting requirements (e.g., IPEDS), and track and support compliance reporting by other offices (e.g., Title IX, Clery Act crime statistics)
  • Comply with reporting requirements of the Higher Learning Commission and support research and reporting needs of academic programs with specialized accreditation
  • Provide support for preparation of AQIP Systems Portfolios and other AQIP-related reports
  • Assist development of measures of institutional effectiveness for AQIP and other purposes
  • Provide data for external surveys (e.g., US News and World Report, Petersons)
  • Assist in maintaining system data accurateness
  • Train college employees to assist their development of reporting skills
  • Coordinate with IT in further development and implementation of Data Warehouse project

Key Committee and Liaison Roles

  • Member of Enrollment Management Team
  • Member of Planning Council
  • Member of PowerCampus Users Group (PCUG)
  • Liaison with Provost’s cabinet as necessary
  • Liaison with Main Campus Academic Dean, Professional Studies Academic Dean, Professional Studies Director of Assessment and Reporting as required
  • Liaison with Administrative Council (group) and its members as required
  • Liaison with IT staff charged with data warehousing and reporting support as required

Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline (business, social science, or other field with significant focus on quantitative data analysis) with three to five years of direct experience with institutional research, or five to seven years of related, transferable experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to establish productive, cooperative relationships across the college 
  • Knowledge of, or ability to quickly master, SCT PowerCampus administrative software
  • Personal computer expertise including, but not limited to, relational database, statistical analysis, spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation graphics. 

To apply, submit a cover letter addressing the requirements of the position, resume, and complete contact information for three (3) professional references to: Ms. Lonnie Boyd, Director of Human Resources, 100 College Street, Winfield, KS 67156. Email: HumanResources@sckans.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check. Southwestern College is an AA/EOE employer.


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