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

Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Southwestern College is seeking an Assistant Professor of Computer Science to begin Fall, 2014. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science; ABD not considered. Candidates should demonstrate ability to teach the variety of lower and upper division courses typical of undergraduate programs, and to advise both traditional and international students. Expertise in teaching programming for the web, Javascript, C++ and C# 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 maintain current knowledge in the subject matter and assist in the ongoing development and implementation of a comprehensive computer science curriculum. The appointment is for a nine-month term and is renewable annually.

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.


Math Instructor

Southwestern College is seeking a full-time mathematics instructor to join the institution beginning August 14, 2014. The appointment is for a nine-month term and is renewable annually. The responsibilities of the position include teaching developmental and introductory college mathematics courses. The normal teaching load is three courses (two preparations) per semester. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the candidate will also be responsible for assisting in the establishment and management of a Quantitative Literacy Center, organizing and ensuring training for student tutors, holding regular office hours, and participating in other department and college related activities.

Required Qualifications: Master’s Degree in a mathematics or education related field. The successful candidate will have experience at either high school or post-secondary level with a proven track record.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter that describes their interest in, and their qualifications for the position, a 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.


Visiting Professor of Chemistry

Southwestern College invites applications for a position in chemistry to begin Fall of 2014. The appointment is for a nine-month term, August 2014  - May 2015. Applicants with a completed Ph.D. are preferred. Candidates should be able to contribute to the general and organic chemistry sequences, teach an advanced course dependent upon the candidate’s expertise, and participate in the college’s general education curriculum.  A commitment to undergraduate teaching is required and participation in undergraduate research is welcomed. Southwestern has a modern science facility with new instrumentation and excellent classrooms and labs.

Winfield is a community of 12,000 in the tallgrass prairie region near metropolitan Wichita. For additional community information, visit www.winfieldks.org

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  To apply, please send current vita, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three (3) letters of reference, a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness to Ms. Lonnie Boyd, Director of Human Resources, Southwestern College, 100 College St., 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 Political Science

Status:  Candidates selected for interviews have been notified.

Southwestern College is seeking an Assistant Professor of Political Science with a specialty in American government. Responsibilities include: teaching up to four courses per semester with an active research and outreach agenda (some graduate teaching may be available); advise students who are preparing for careers in legal fields; conduct scholarly work; and participate in service activity. Areas of specialization for teaching will include: American foreign policy, Western political theory, bureaucracy, diplomacy, American political thought, federalism and intergovernmental relations, and legal studies. The successful candidate must demonstrate a willingness and ability to implement strategies for civic engagement in and out of the classroom. The position requires a Ph.D. in political science (ABD will not be considered).

This is a tenure track position. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please send letter of application, CV, transcripts, and three 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.


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.


Assistant Professor of Music
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Teacher Education Faculty Position
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Assistant Professor of Music
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ESL Coordinator
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Assistant Professor of Accounting
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Administrator and Staff Positions

Main Campus Academic Dean

Overview
Under the direction of the Academic Vice President, the Main Campus Academic Dean provides leadership for the operation of campus based academic programs.  This includes making recommendations to the Academic Vice President concerning both strategic and operational matters and providing active daily guidance and supervision for the main campus academic unit. 

Areas of responsibility include: collaborating with faculty in curriculum development and review; academic outcomes assessment; development and implementation of academic policies; development and maintenance of articulation and other agreements with other educational institutions; hiring and evaluation of affiliate faculty members; scheduling of courses and faculty and other duties as assigned by the Academic Vice President. 

Key liaison roles will include interactions with the personnel from the department of information technology, the office of the registrar, the business office and human resources office, the office of institutional research, the Associate Vice President for Retention and Student Success, and the Vice President for Main Campus enrollment management.

Position Leadership Responsibilities:

  • With the Academic Vice President, provide vision and strategic direction to main campus academic programs.
  • Oversee the academic affairs components of Main Campus operations.
  • Work collaboratively with the Academic Vice President to facilitate institution-wide academic initiatives.
  • Provide leadership for effective decision making through the main campus governance system.
  • Participate in meetings of the College Academic Planning Council. 
  • Provide counsel to the President and members of the Administrative Council and Board of Trustees concerning the evolving educational needs of traditional, transfer and international students.
  • Coordinate with the Academic Vice President on budget preparation and the monitoring of budgets for the MC academic unit.
  • Evaluate and recommend to the Academic Vice President policy proposals and procedures concerning the operation of the Main Campus.
  • Oversee accreditation as it relates to Main Campus Academic programming
  • Maintain effective and cooperative relationships with faculty and administration in Professional Studies.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Academic Vice President.

Position Operational Responsibilities:
Learner Issues

  • Oversee the course/faculty assessment process. 
  • Resolve learner issues (e.g., grade appeals, course substitutions, issues of plagiarism). 
  • Participate in student events and activities.
  • Ensure compliance with academic policies as codified in the Main Campus catalog (e.g., academic suspensions). 
  • Provide leadership for commencement related academic issues affecting the Main Campus (e.g., honors, Order of the Mound, graduate hooding ceremony) and participate actively in commencement ceremony.

Faculty Issues

  • Collaborate with Registrar to maintain a schedule of classes.
  • Work with Associate VP of Retention and Student Success to maintain and periodically update four year plans for academic majors. 
  • Provide leadership concerning academic policies and expectations of faculty members in collaboration with the administrative team.
  • Initiate and facilitate faculty development workshops for on-ground and online faculty members.
  • Resolve faculty issues.
  • Initiate and support development activities and opportunities for faculty members.
  • Work collaboratively to prepare and distribute a newsletter and/or other faculty communication tools (e.g., faculty website) on a regular basis in collaboration with the administrative team.
  • Work with the faculty governance system to schedule and execute a faculty appreciation event/activity.
  • Oversee preparation of affiliate faculty contracts.

Curricular Issues

  • Provide leadership relating to all areas of academic quality, integrity and rigor of courses/majors/programs in concert with both the main campus faculty and the administrative team. 
  • Work collaboratively with the Academic Vice President, the Vice President for Enrollment Management, and others to identify new curricular areas of interest for learners and employers (e.g., majors, certificates, employer-based learning opportunities). 
  • Facilitate the development of new curriculum.
  • Initiate and facilitate review of currently offered majors/programs in a timely fashion to include appropriate main campus faculty members.
  • Oversee the academic assessment program and incorporate data collection outcomes in curricular reform decisions through feedback loops providing an overall plan for growth and relevance.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success in classroom teaching and a record of progressive responsibility in a liberal arts context.
  • College level administrative experience preferred. 
  • Excellent computer skills including the use of software within the Microsoft office suite.  Willingness to be trained on the college’s administrative computing system (SCT PowerCampus).
  • Ability to travel. 
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams in solving complex problems, setting priorities, and implementing programs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing educational opportunity to learners using a variety of strategies and delivery modalities.
  • Interpersonal and professional skills necessary to develop and maintain strong working relationships with a variety of on-campus and off-campus groups, organizations and individuals. 
  • Doctorate required 

To apply, submit a letter of application, detailed resume and complete 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 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.


Professional Studies Academic Dean – Professional Studies (Wichita, KS)

Under the direction of the Academic Vice President, the Professional Studies Academic Dean provides leadership for the operation of Professional Studies academic programs.  This includes making recommendations to the Academic Vice President concerning both strategic and operational matters and providing active daily guidance and supervision for the PS academic unit. 

Areas of responsibility include: curriculum development and review; academic outcomes assessment; development and implementation of academic policies; development and maintenance of articulation and other agreements with other educational institutions; hiring and evaluation of affiliate and lead faculty members; scheduling of courses and faculty; supervision and evaluation of lead faculty, faculty program directors, PS academic administrators, and affiliate faculty members; and other duties as assigned by the Academic Vice President. 

Key liaison roles will include interactions with the personnel from the department of information technology, the office of the registrar, the business office and human resources office, the office of institutional research, the vice president for Professional Studies enrollment management.

Position Leadership Responsibilities

  • With the Academic Vice President, provide vision and strategic direction to Professional Studies academic programs.
  • Oversee the academic affairs components of Professional Studies operations.     
  • Work collaboratively with the Academic Vice President to facilitate institution-wide academic initiatives. 
  • Provide leadership for effective decision making in the Professional Studies Curriculum Council and the Professional Studies Academic Affairs Council.
  • Participate in meetings of the College Academic Planning Council.
  • Provide leadership in advancing and expanding learning opportunities to include additional teaching locations and distance learning opportunities.    
  • Develop and assist in the marketing of special topics courses, certificate programs, licensure programs and degree-completion programs designed for career advancement.
  • Provide counsel to the President and members of the Administrative Council and Board of Trustees concerning the evolving educational needs of adult learners and military personnel.   
  • Coordinate with the Academic Vice President on budget preparation and the monitoring of budgets for the PS academic unit. 
  • Evaluate and recommend to the Academic Vice President policy proposals and procedures concerning the operation of Professional Studies.
  • Oversee accreditation as it relates to Professional Studies Academic programming
  • Maintain effective and cooperative relationships with faculty and administration on the college’s main campus.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Academic Vice President. 

Position Operational Responsibilities:

Learner Issues

  • Oversee the course/faculty assessment process. 
  • Resolve learner issues (e.g., grade appeals, course substitutions, issues of plagiarism) involving affiliate faculty when appropriate. 
  • Participate in learner events and activities.
  • Initiate review of academic progress of PS and online learners (e.g., academic suspensions). 
  • Provide leadership for commencement related academic issues affecting Professional Studies (e.g., honors, Order of the Mound, graduate hooding ceremony) and participate actively in commencement ceremony.

Faculty Issues

  • Develop and maintain an online and classroom-based schedule of classes.   
  • Develop procedures to interview, hire, and evaluate classroom-based and online faculty members based on best practice models in a geographically dispersed organizational/teaching structure.
  • Maintain and periodically update the Course/Credential Templates. 
  • Provide leadership concerning academic policies and expectations of faculty members in collaboration with the administrative team.
  • Initiate and facilitate faculty development workshops for ongound and online faculty members.
  • Resolve affiliate faculty issues.
  • Initiate faculty mentoring and training activities for faculty members.
  • Work collaboratively to prepare and distribute a newsletter and/or other faculty communication tools (e.g., faculty website) on a regular basis in collaboration with the administrative team.
  • Schedule and oversee a faculty appreciation event/activity.
  • Develop teaching load policies in collaboration with the administrative team and adhere to said policies when determining teaching assignments.
  • Oversee preparation of onground and online affiliate faculty contracts, master textbook list, updating of the catalog/literature and other work completed by the Academic Program Representative.
  • Oversee and evaluate lead faculty members.

Curricular Issues

  • Provide leadership relating to all areas of academic quality, integrity and rigor of courses/majors/programs in concert with the administrative team. 
  • Work collaboratively with the Academic Vice President, the Vice President for Professional Studies Enrollment Management, and others to identify new curricular areas of interest for learners and employers (e.g., majors, certificates, employer-based learning opportunities). 
  • Facilitate the development of new curriculum.  
  • Initiate and facilitate review of currently offered majors/programs in a timely fashion to include appropriate affiliate and main campus faculty members.
  • Maintain and enhance academic course modules for each course and initiate new models for maintaining high standards of academic excellence.
  • Oversee the academic assessment program for onground and online programs and incorporate data collection outcomes in curricular reform decisions through feedback loops providing an overall plan for growth and relevance.
  • Prepare agendas/electronic information packets for distribution prior to meetings of the Professional Studies Curriculum Council and the Professional Studies Academic Affairs Council.  

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Proven track record (5+ years) of meeting the educational needs of adult learners.
  • College level teaching experience preferred.
  • College level administrative experience preferred. 
  • Excellent computer skills including the use of software within the Microsoft office suite.  Willingness to be trained on the college’s administrative computing system (SCT PowerCampus).
  • Ability to travel. 
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours.
  • Experience in strategic planning and market-needs analysis related to adult and professional studies programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams in solving complex problems, setting priorities, and implementing programs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing educational opportunity to learners using a variety of strategies and delivery modalities.
  • Interpersonal and professional skills necessary to develop and maintain strong working relationships with a variety of on-campus and off-campus groups, organizations and individuals. 
  • Master’s degree required, doctorate preferred.

To apply, submit a letter of application, detailed resume and complete 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 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.


Assistant Director of Residence Life

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Assistant Director of Residence Life position at Southwestern College carries responsibility for assisting in the administration of a comprehensive Residence Life program for approximately 400 students in 4 residence halls and 4 residential apartment complexes.  This is a twelve-month, live-on position that reports to the Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life.  This position requires working some nights and weekends.

The primary responsibilities are:

  • Supervise 4 resident directors and 3 apartment managers.
  • Assist in recruitment, selection, training, and evaluation of residence hall staff.
  • Develop residential programming curriculum and lead residential programming initiatives.
  • Organize hall staff duty calendar, serving as the primary contact for the on-call staff member and assisting with crisis response.
  • Serve as a student conduct hearing officer.
  • Lead hall directors and apartment managers in monthly health and safety inspections. 
  • Organize returning student, new student, and transfer student online housing sign-up processes.
  • Assist with new student orientation programs.
  • Lead assessment of departmental programs.
  • Supervise the Warren Apartments (housing approximately 75 juniors and seniors).
  • Other duties as assigned by Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Student Personnel Services, Higher Education Administration, or related field.
  • Two years of residence hall staff supervisory experience.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Leadership and effective teamwork.
  • Interpersonal skills relating to people in general, particularly young adults.
  • Knowledge of the developmental issues of college-aged students.

Compensation:
The Assistant Director Position is a full-time, twelve month, live-on position with competitive compensation, benefits, and retirement plan.  In addition, the position has a 2 bedroom 1 ½ bath townhouse that includes kitchen (refrigerator and electric range) cable, internet, utilities, and access to the complimentary laundry facilities.

To apply, submit a cover letter addressing the requirements of the position, resume, and complete contact information for three professional references to: Ms. Lonnie Boyd, Director of Human Resources, 100 College St., Winfield, KS 67156 or 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.


Staff Accountant

Southwestern College seeks a highly-organized and detail-oriented person to fill the position of Staff Accountant for the Finance Office. This position will report to the Vice President for Finance.  The successful candidate must have exceptional customer service skills and the ability to assist with all aspects of the accounting process. This position requires 2+ years of progressive accounting experience.  A four year degree is required; a degree in Accounting is preferred.

The qualified candidate will be able to perform the following major functions:

  • Accounting
  • General ledger analysis
  • Budgeting

Position responsibilities will include the following:

  • Day to day general accounting.
  • Preparation & review of reconciliations of general ledger account balances
  • Participation in the month end close process ensuring that all entries are prepared and recorded in a timely manner
  • Assistance with budgeting, forecasting, and financial statement preparation
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Applications are due by Friday May 2, 2014 and should include a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references. Applications will be reviewed immediately and the position will remain open until filled.  The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check.  Please send materials to Ms. Lonnie Boyd, Director of Human Resources, Southwestern College, 100 College Ave., Winfield, KS  67156 or HumanResources@sckans.edu.  Southwestern College is an EEO/AA employer. 


Faculty Assistant for Education Division

Southwestern College seeks a highly-organized, motivated, and detail-oriented person to fill the position of Faculty Assistant for the Education Division. The position requires well-honed customer service skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. The Faculty Assistant will report to the Dean of Education and will support and facilitate the projects and processes of the Education Division, plus certain extra-divisional duties.  Some college education preferred. This is a 12-month, non-exempt hourly position, with a beginning hourly wage of $8.25/hr. 

A qualified candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Willingness to take initiative;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge of computers and general software including, but not limited to: Microsoft Office (i.e. word, excel, outlook, PowerPoint), multi-line telephones, internet, and email;
  • Excellent organizational strategies and high attention to detail

Position responsibilities will include the following:

  • Providing support and assistance in divisional student admission and recruitment efforts;
  • Facilitation and coordination of all aspects of student teaching including: scheduling, processing background checks, certification, testing, licensing, etc.;
  • Management of division budget;
  • Purchasing of division materials (including, but not limited to: office supplies, classroom equipment and supplies, travel arrangements, books, etc.);
  • Communication between faculty, other staff members, business office, financial aid and the registrar;
  • Any other requested assistance from faculty and/or administration

Applications are due by Friday April 25, 2014 and should include a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references. Applications will be reviewed immediately and the position will remain open until filled.  The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check.  Please send materials to Ms. Lonnie Boyd, Director of Human Resources, Southwestern College, 100 College Ave., Winfield, KS  67156 or HumanResources@sckans.edu.  Southwestern College is an EEO/AA employer. 


Residence Hall Director

Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas invites applications for a Residence Hall Director position.  This part time, live-in position carries responsibility for administering a comprehensive Residence Life program in a hall of approximately 100 male students.  This position requires working some nights and weekends.

This position reports to the Assistant Dean of Students.  The primary responsibilities are:

Student Development:

  • Promote an atmosphere conducive to the academic pursuits and personal development of students.
  • Supervise Resident Assistants in coordinating hall programming that meets educational objectives.

Safety:

  • Promote and enforce a secure environment within the residence hall.
  • Enforce Southwestern College policies and regulations, as well as, advise, discipline, and counsel individual students, making referrals when needed.
  • Perform student conduct hearings, for residence hall policy violations.

Administrative Duties:

  • Complete RD weekly reports; compile RA weekly reports and duty logs.
  • Maintain occupancy reports, room inventory paperwork, and residents’ keys.
  • Manage the hall’s programming budget.

Meetings and In-service:

  • Conduct a weekly staff meeting with Resident Assistant staff.
  • Attend monthly Resident Director/Apartment Manager staff meetings and monthly all-staff in-services.

Duty:

  • Apartment managers and resident directors share weekly on-call rotations, which occur about every 2-3 months for each staff member.  On-call responsibilities include responding to phone calls, emergency situations, and weekend rounds in the residence halls.
  • Coordinate RA duty nights and weekends in the residence hall. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree required. 
  • Leadership, supervision, and interpersonal skills relating to people in general, particularly young adults
  • Preference will be given to applicants with prior residence life and residence life leadership experience.  Preference will also be given to applicants demonstrating a working knowledge of student development.

Compensation Package:
Stipend of $6,400  for 10 months (August 1st - May 31st), $1,400 meal plan, benefits, retirement plan, and a 3 bedroom 2 bath apartment that includes kitchen (refrigerator and electric range) cable, internet, utilities, and access to the complimentary laundry facilities.

To apply, submit a cover letter addressing the requirements of the position, resume, and complete contact information for three professional references to: Ms. Lonnie Boyd, Director of Human Resources, 100 College St., Winfield, KS 67156 or 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.


MBA Program Director

Position Description
The Business Division at Southwestern College invites applications for Director of the On-ground 5th Year MBA Program to commence August 2014.  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.

Southwestern College is an intellectually rich community.  It is nationally ranked as one of the best colleges and is cited as one of the top 20 institutions in the United States to deliver educational services to the U.S. Air Force.  Students on campus enjoy direct interaction with faculty members in a safe residential campus that is enhanced by Dell mobile technology.  The college excels in arts and athletics with 29 consecutive championship wins for Cross Country (long distance running) and recognition by the Kennedy Center in Theater Arts.  Founded in 1885, Southwestern College educates over 2,000 students both on ground
and online.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide course coverage in MBA-level courses suited to the applicant’s field
  • Manage and maintain MBA curriculum to ensure continued relevance to the world of business, including exploring new degree tracks and specialized courses
  • Manage MBA course staffing by developing and maintaining a qualified pool of affiliate instructors
  • Recruit domestic and international students into the MBA program
  • 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

Qualifications:

  • D.B.A. or Ph.D. in business-related field preferred
  • Demonstrated international travel and student recruitment experience
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence
  • Demonstrated success in student recruitment and advising of both domestic and international students
  • A minimum of three years of professional and/or teaching experience
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment
  • Interest in living in rural Kansas
  • Ability to perform the above duties

Rank/Salary

  • Candidates holding a D.B.A., Ph.D., or J.D. with four years of prior full-time teaching experience may apply for the rank of Associate Professor.
  • 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.

To apply, submit a letter of application addressing interest and qualifications for the position, CV or resume, transcripts (copies accepted) and complete 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 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.


Director for Discipleship Southwestern

Responsibilities:  Leadership of the Discipleship Southwestern service-learning team which requires close work with students, faculty and staff relative to faith formation of emerging adults as well as service on the church relations committee and the service-learning council for the support and coordination of shared goals.  This position will work closely with the college’s Office of Admission to market Discipleship Southwestern and meet student recruitment goals for the Discipleship service-learning team and the Christian Discipleship studies minor. The Director will build and sustain relationships with area youth ministers, camp directors, campus ministers as well as the Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church and other church organizations. The Director will also support academic instruction on relevant subject matter in collaboration with faculty and academic departments to support the general curriculum and college vision.

Special qualifications: Candidates must be able to demonstrate a theological foundation in the principles and practices of Christian discipleship.  Candidates must possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, strong organizational skills, the ability to manage multiple priorities, and the willingness to work and communicate effectively with diverse populations and as a team. 

Experience: Candidates are expected to have a faithful Christian witness and an appreciation for the Wesleyan theological tradition. Candidates must possess program planning, event planning, travel planning and mentoring skills with a minimum of one to three years of relevant experience in a setting committed to Christian faith formation. Previous experience with fiscal management and a proficiency in the utilization of social media is strongly preferred.

Education: Masters of Divinity or Masters of Arts in Christian Education, Practical Theology, Youth Ministry, Biblical Studies or Theological Studies or related field required. 

Core competencies: Faith Formation, Planning, Mentoring, Communication
Additional information about Discipleship Southwestern can be found at http://www.sckans.edu/activities/discipleship

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.


Technical Director for the TOMARI Theatrical Arts and Technologies Center

Southwestern College is seeking an individual to manage the TOMARI Theatrical Arts and Technologies Center.  Responsibilities include the maintenance of the space as a quality teaching facility, maintenance of the security of the technical center and its equipment, and training and supervision of student workers. This is a 9-month, non-exempt position which will run mid-August thru mid-May. 

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Southwestern College Theatre faculty and students to:
  • Oversee the maintenance and organization of the technical center including the physical space and long term, short term, and consumable equipment.
  • Oversee the usage of technical center equipment outside of the center.
  • Oversee the security of the technical center and all equipment.
  • Supervise the work of student technicians to ensure that they follow best safety practices.  First aide certification and environmental and hazard compliance training preferred. 
  • Assist in the mentoring of student costume, sound, lights, props, and scenic designers and technicians.

To apply, submit a letter of application, detailed resume and complete 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. 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.


Director of Campus Life

Status: Candidates selected for interviews have been notified

Job Summary
The Director of Campus Life is responsible for providing a creative and student-centered atmosphere across campus and within the student center.  Programming is critical in developing student involvement and increasing student retention.  The successful candidate is a student advocate and oversees the advisors to student organizations, in particular Student Government Association and Student Activity Association.  They will also coordinate new student orientation, homecoming and other campus events.  The Director of Campus life is directly responsible to the Associate Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students and will assist in the administrative responsibilities of the Student Life department.

Job Duties

  • Coordinate student activities and campus programming
  • Oversee the Office of Campus Life
  • Administrative liaison to Student Foundation, SGA and Greek Life
  • Plan new student orientation
  • Organize Homecoming and Family Weekend
  • Other duties as assigned by Associate Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • At least 3 years of related experience in higher education
  • Effective interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to develop a rapport with students, faculty and staff
  • Self-motivated, goal-oriented and willing to work irregular hours including evenings and weekends
  • Highly developed organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Basic competency with Microsoft Office
  • Effective oral and written communication skills

To apply, submit a letter of application, detailed resume and complete 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 (submissions may be either electronic or on paper).  Applications accepted until position is filled.  The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check. Southwestern College is an AA/EOE employer.


Network Support Specialist

The Network Support Specialist will assist staff, faculty and students with the campus data network, internet-related resources, infrastructure issues and related software maintenance and support.    This position is a FT, year-round position that will report to the Director of IT Infrastructure. 

Essential Functions

  • Provides primary support to staff, faculty and students for account related issues
  • Provides primary support for troubleshooting and diagnosing infrastructure related issues
  • Provides primary support for routine infrastructure related tasks
  • Provides additional support for administration of infrastructure related resources
  • Researches emerging technologies to streamline processes
  • Consults with outside vendors on issues related to infrastructure and related matters
  • Provides primary support for purchasing of infrastructure related hardware and software
  • Performs other work as assigned by the Director of IT Infrastructure

Competencies

  • Customer Service – Responds promptly to customer requests for service and assistance; meets commitments
  • Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; conserves organizational resources
  • Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; monitors work to ensure quality
  • Quantity – Meets productivity standards; completes work in a timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works efficiently

Job Specifications

Skill
Active learning, complex problem solving, critical thinking, active listening, troubleshooting, service oriented, quality control analysis, written comprehension, verbal expression

Education/Experience
Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) or equivalent from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge
Mathematics, Design, Programming Languages, Customer and Personal Service, Education and Training

To apply, submit a letter of application, detailed resume and complete 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. 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.


Assistant Volleyball Coach
Duties for the position include assisting head coach in all aspects of the SC Volleyball program (practices, recruiting, conditioning, etc.). Collegiate playing and/or coaching experience preferred. Good character and communication skills, the ability to be self-motivated and proven leadership skills are essential. Bachelor's degree required. Position compensated with graduate study tuition grant, on-campus housing, coaching and meal stipend.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Send application materials to Donnie Wallace, Head Volleyball Coach, Southwestern College, 100 College Street, Winfield, KS 67156. E-mail: dwal41@gmail.com.  The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check. Southwestern College is an EEO/AA employer.


Little Builders Preschool Afternoon Lead Teacher

Southwestern College seeks candidates for the part-time (under 20 hrs/week) position of afternoon lead teacher for the Little Builder classroom of the SC Learning Center. Candidates selected for this position will be responsible for the care and supervision of the preschool students in the program. He/she will be directly responsible for working closely with assistant teachers to ensure that continuity of care is maintained throughout the preschooler’s entire day at the Center.

Job requirements:

  • 1 year of teaching experience in licensed centers or preschools, or one year of supervised practicum in licensed centers or preschools;
  • Or seven to nine semester hours of academic credit or equivalent training in child development or early childhood education and three months teaching experience in licensed centers or preschools, or one year of supervised practicum in licensed centers or preschools;
  • Or a child development associate credential.

Qualifications:
The individual selected for this position must be at least 18 years of age and have a strong desire to work with children. Successful candidates must have a warm, nurturing, and friendly personality, be sensitive to the feelings and needs of others, be able to relate well with children and be willing to fulfill his/her responsibilities in accordance with the Center’s philosophy. Because childcare requires a team approach, individuals must have a mature attitude that allows him/her to communicate effectively, problem solve and anticipate the needs of his/her fellow workers. An educational background in early childhood is required.

To apply, submit a cover letter addressing the requirements of the position, resume, and complete contact information for three professional references to: Ms. Lonnie Boyd, Director of Human Resources, 100 College St., Winfield, KS 67156 or HumanResources@sckans.edu by March 14, 2014. 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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