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Employment At SC

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

 

 

Faculty Positions

 

Professional Studies Center for Corporate Learning Instructors

Southwestern College Professional Studies is committed to serving our business and industry partnerships with corporate training and talent development through our Center for Corporate Learning.  The Center for Corporate Learning is seeking talented and experienced professionals who understand the business environment and can transfer knowledge, skills and abilities, integrate content knowledge and practical experience in a dynamic workplace setting.  Delivery of training will take place primarily at the business partner location, but may include classroom or online training.  Successful candidates will have experience in the following areas:  facilitating corporate training or adjunct faculty experience in college environment, designing and developing training programs, exceptional platform skills, as well as documented industry certifications in their area of expertise. Candidates must possess a minimum of Bachelors’ degree in the following areas: 

Disciplines needed

  • Business Administration, Business Management or Organizational Development
  • Organizational Management or Organizational Behavior
  • Leadership, Communications or Human Resources
  • Operations Management, Project Management, Six Sigma/Lean, Supply Chain Management

Industry Certifications:  Project Management, Human Resources, Leadership Coaching, Six Sigma, Talent Learning and Development certifications.

Areas of interest are:  Customer Service, Decision Making & Problem Solving, Conflict Management, Supervisory Development, Team Building & Group Dynamics, Talent Development, Communications, Cultural Sensitivity and Awareness, Diversity in the Workplace.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, industry certifications and complete contact information for three professional references to:  Denise Sherman, Center for Corporate Learning, 100 College Street, Winfield Kansas, 67156.  Email: denise.sherman@sckans.edu.  Review of successful candidates will begin immediately for contracted positions.  Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.  Southwestern College is an AA/EOE 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 (Position has been filled.)

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 (Position has been filled.)

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 Computer Science

Southwestern College is seeking an Assistant Professor of Computer Science to begin August, 2015. The successful candidate will hold a Masters in Computer Science, Ph.D. preferred. 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.


Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

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Assistant Professor of Early Childhood/Special Education

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Math Instructor

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Assistant Professor of Music

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Visiting Professor of Chemistry

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Assistant Professor of Political Science

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Administrator and Staff Positions

 

Director of Education Operations

Division of Teacher Education

Reporting directly to the Dean of Teacher Education, the Director of Education Operations is charged with ensuring the flow of the Teacher Education Unit. This includes overseeing both administrative and clerical support. The Director is an administrative linchpin for faculty members and may be called upon to assist in course preparation which may include, but is not limited to, obtaining desk copies and adopting textbooks, making travel arrangements, preparing expense reports, and managing the Teacher Education Program hotline system.

The Director must be familiar with all aspects of Teacher Education and be prepared to assist students and faculty regarding classes, registration, approvals, textbooks, etc. Additionally, the Director is responsible for collecting Assessment data and maintaining education specific databases and tracking data using a variety of systems (LiveText, Excel, Word, and the Power Campus system) especially as it relates to accreditation and regulatory bodies.

The Director is responsible for the coordination and submission of all teaching contract and payment requests associated with affiliate faculty.  This will include compiling instructor and course data specific to both on-ground and online programs using Excel and PowerCampus. 

The Director will facilitate placement for all education learners, both field and observations.  Additionally, the Director assists the Student Teaching Coordinator(s) by gathering materials and placements of Student Teachers and distributing documentation to KSDE, the Student Teacher, and the school district or principal of the Cooperating Teacher.

It is expected that the Director will coordinate and attend all program chair meetings and TEC meetings and maintain departmental meeting minutes.  As such the Director Is versed in the essential qualifications for Teacher Licensure, Praxis tests, transfer articulations, the Education Handbook and Catalog, and Education Major Credentials.   So too the Director oversees the licensing officer responsibilities and will complete program approval process for new licensure programs.

The Director is charged with oversight of sensitive information and must handle confidential matters with tact, discretion and in compliance with FERPA regulations.  The Director oversees both graduate assistants and student workers. Other duties as assigned by the Dean.

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.


Admissions Counselor - Professional Studies (Wichita, KS)

Reports to: Vice President for Enrollment Management

Position Description
Recruit and enroll undergraduate, graduate and special topics learners into Professional Studies programs by engaging in a highly interactive communication process to build relationships with businesses and community college personnel and to move newly recruited learners through a decision process to the point of enrollment.

Responsibilities

  • Actively seek and recruit undergraduate, graduate, community college transfer students, and special topics learners into PS programs each session (8 sessions a year).
  • Utilize SCT PowerCampus and processes to measure the effectiveness of recruitment initiatives relative to the generation and conversion of inquiries.
  • Provide industry/organization/institutions/education personnel/community colleges/school districts the necessary information about PS programs to recruit new learners for undergraduate, graduate, and special topic training opportunities.
  • Actively work to implement effective strategies to increase the college’s new student prospect strategies assisting with the development and deployment of marketing plans, strategies, and tactics (e.g., placement of literature at key locations, assisting with mailings).
  • In collaboration with the Manager of Organizational Partnerships, work on follow-up visits to companies, organizations, and school districts, participating in education fairs, transfer student advising days, and other recruitment events as directed by the Enrollment Manager.
  • At the direction of the Enrollment Manager, organize and conduct environmental scanning and needs assessments to include collecting and analyzing “customer” and competitor profiles/demographic information.
  • Increase “visibility” of Southwestern College Professional Studies at meetings, conferences, fairs, expositions and/or professional organizations and generate leads for growth. Serve on committees as appropriate.
  • Work with community colleges to increase transfer students through advising days/education fairs/and other recruitment opportunities.
  • Monitor community college planning calendars including presentations, events and advertising opportunities.
  • Advise prospective learners with regards to entrance requirements and conduct an initial transcript analysis. 
  • Actively seek ways to improve the recruitment process to help ensure the increase in identification and conversion of new learner populations and training opportunities.
  • Provide reports to the Enrollment Manager showing all recruitment activities, outcomes, and follow-up procedures used to increase inquiries, conversion of new prospects, and training opportunities.
  • Maintain confidentiality of student information and records.

 Collaboration 

  • Work to meet and/or exceed all new learner and enrollment goals.
  • Facilitate meetings or receptions for industries/organizations, learner groups or faculty members.
  • Ensure college policies are being enforced by having a thorough knowledge of all academic and operational policies.
  • Work closely with all Professional Studies staff members 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 to the general public, campus offices, faculty members, learners and other staff members. 
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications Needed

  • Excellent computer skills are required including use of software within the Microsoft Office Suite and a willingness to be trained on the college’s SCT software packages is required.
  • Ability to work well with a variety of people, possess a high degree of personal accountability, and able to work in some high stress situations is a must.
  • Must have sales experience.
  • This position requires a great deal of multitasking, strong organizational skills and the ability to work in a fast-pace environment.
  • Ability to develop and use systematic communication techniques and follow-up communications for data reporting (e.g., following up on telephone calls, walk-ins, emails, and business connections).
  • Must be “customer” service and quality focused and be able to work well with faculty, administrators in PS and on the main campus, and students. Must be a self starter ready to meet and/or exceed goals.
  • Some travel will be required for this position including evening, overnight, and weekend work.
  • Baccalaureate degree required.   

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


Academic Success Coach – Professional Studies (Wichita, KS)

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

Preferred

  • Background in early childhood, elementary education, or teacher licensure.

To apply, submit cover letter, resume and the complete contact information for three (3) professional references to HumanResources@sckans.edu.  Only electronic submissions will be considered.  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.


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