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Employment At SC

The college’s annual security and fire safety report is available here. It contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as crime prevention, fire safety, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. If you would like to receive a paper copy of the report, please e-mail your request to Keith.McLaughlin@sckans.edu or call 620-229-6190.

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

Faculty Positions Administrator & Staff Positions

 

Faculty Positions


 

Director of Student Media and Assistant/Associate Professor of Journalism

The Division of Communication, Computer Science and English at Southwestern College seeks a versatile colleague for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor with teaching and scholarly or creative interests in journalism and/or digital storytelling. The appointment begins August 2021.

The main responsibility of the successful candidate is to develop and cultivate a vision for a successful convergent journalism program that fits within a liberal arts perspective as well as the interdisciplinary nature of the division, and serves the larger academic vision and mission of the college. The communication department is committed to preparing our students for careers in communication by creating an educational environment that values diverse people and their ideas. Our new colleague will be expected to teach undergraduate courses for both journalism and communication majors to prepare them to communicate with a variety of audiences. Likely courses will include:

  • media writing
  • editing and design
  • digital/visual storytelling, including photography
  • media law and ethics
  • oral communication
  • other courses within the candidate’s area of expertise

Additional responsibilities:

  • advise the online news site and the campus radio and television station
  • consult with the division chair on the operation the equipment room
  • work collaboratively within the division and across the campus to create innovative academic opportunities.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in mass communication, English, or digital media preferred
  • Significant professional experience a plus
  • Master’s degree in communication or journalism required
  • additional experience in creative writing is an advantage
  • demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching
  • active pursuit of scholarly research and professional development opportunities
  • ability to incorporate relevant experiences into instruction
  • strong verbal and written communication skills 

To fulfill our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of identity. We seek candidates who can effectively mentor underrepresented minority students

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For most favorable consideration, applications should be submitted by March 31, 2021.  To apply, please submit a cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for teaching at Southwestern College, including interest in specific courses mentioned in the responsibilities along with:

  1. Curriculum Vitae or résumé
  2. Three letters of reference
  3. Transcripts (copies accepted).  Official transcripts are required at the time of appointment.

Send all materials to:

Ms. Lonnie Boyd
Director of Human Resources
Southwestern College
100 College Street
Winfield, Kansas 67156
Phone: 620-229-6136
Email:  HumanResources@sckans.edu

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.


Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Science

The Division of Communication, Computer Science and English at Southwestern College invites applications for a tenure-track position in computer science starting August 2021. The computer science program at Southwestern College is in transition, which provides a significant opportunity for the successful candidate. Applicants who have a vision for the future of undergraduate computer science education, particularly in the context of the liberal arts perspective, are encouraged to apply.

The main responsibility of the successful candidate is to develop and cultivate a vision for a successful computer science program that fits within the interdisciplinary nature of the division, and serves the larger academic vision and mission of the college. The successful candidate will be able to teach undergraduates in some of the following areas:

  • algorithms
  • software engineering
  • computer architecture
  • computational theory
  • databases
  • operating systems and programming languages
  • digital arts and design
  • computer game theory and game development

Additional responsibilities 

  • advise computer science majors
  • coordinate eSports team and related academic clubs
  • work collaboratively within the division and across the campus to create innovative academic opportunities.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science (or ABD with confirmed date of completion) preferred
  • Master’s degree in computer science required
  • demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching
  • active pursuit of scholarly research and professional development opportunities
  • ability to incorporate relevant experiences into instruction
  • strong verbal and written communication skills

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For most favorable consideration, applications should be submitted by March 31, 2021. To apply, please submit a cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for teaching at Southwestern College, including interest in specific courses mentioned in the responsibilities along with:

  1. Curriculum Vitae or résumé
  2. Three letters of reference
  3. 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
Phone: 620-229-6136
Email: HumanResources@sckans.edu

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.


Affiliate Faculty - Professional Studies

 

Southwestern College – Professional Studies, committed to quality education for adult learners, is seeking motivated working professionals to serve as Affiliate Faculty, providing instruction for both undergraduate and graduate level courses.  The College’s Affiliate Faculty are experienced professionals who are able to integrate content knowledge and practical experience for the benefit of our adult learners. Southwestern College Professional Studies offers courses in an accelerated format primarily in an online modality. 

For further information regarding the disciplines and subject areas for which applications are being accepted, please review Becoming a Southwestern College – Professional Studies Affiliate Faculty Member.


Filled/Closed Faculty Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Marketing and Management
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • English Department Adjunct
  • Math Instructor
  • Director of Enactus/Instructor of Business

Administrator and Staff Positions

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs (AVPAA)

Southwestern College (SC) announces a search to fill the position of Associate VPAA (Assoc VPAA) on the College’s main campus. The new Assoc VPAA will join an academic leadership team designed to build on the academic strength and creative style of SC’s liberal arts-centered program.

Reporting to Southwestern’s VPAA & Dean of the College, Dr. Ross Peterson-Veatch, and with an expected start date of early summer 2021, the new Assoc VPAA will be asked to coordinate and facilitate critical administrative needs of the main campus in Winfield, while embracing and enriching the mission and identity of the College.

The new Assoc VPAA will step into a role that includes many administrative and operational responsibilities that require extensive cooperation and collaboration with several campus offices currently supporting the academic program.

In addition to the care for detail needed in managing this strong administrative network, the Assoc VPAA will be encouraged to demonstrate leadership, creativity, and strategic thinking by working with the VPAA and the faculty on substantive issues of enrichment for the academic program. 

View the full search profile (PDF)


Academic Success Coach – Professional Studies (Wichita)

Reports To:  Associate Vice President for Professional Studies

Position Overview
The Academic Success Coach (ASC) is on the front lines of learner engagement, success and persistence.  The ASC 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.  The ASC is responsible for helping move learners 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 Information Systems, Programming, Salesforce, CRM or Secondary Education Licensure

To apply, submit cover letter, resume and the complete contact information for three (3) professional references to Ms. Lonnie Boyd, Director of Human Resources, 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.


Athletic Trainer

Southwestern College is currently seeking applicants for a full-time athletic trainer.  This position is on a 10-month contract that runs from August 1st – May 31st.  Southwestern College, an NAIA institution and member of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC), is a private comprehensive college with an enrollment of about 1,700 students.  With a main campus in Winfield, Kansas, it also offers degree completion programs at off-campus sites and online.  It is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and more information about the college is available at www.sckans.edu.

Reports To

  • Director of Athletics
  • Head Athletic Trainer

Supervises

  • Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer(s)
  • Pre-AT Students

Job Summary
The athletic trainer will work alongside the other licensed staff athletic trainers as well as under the supervision of the Head Athletic Trainer.  The AT will supervise in the care of over 500 student-athletes at Southwestern College.  Duties include, but are not limited to:

Primary Responsibilities

  • Injury prevention and care, injury assessment and evaluation, referrals, treatment and rehabilitation, counseling and education, and scheduling of medical coverage
  • Supervision and education of graduate assistant athletic trainer(s) and Pre-AT students
  • Daily athletic training facility operations
  • Working with doctors and other allied healthcare professionals to deliver care to our student-athletes
  • Recordkeeping, documentation, and administrative duties as assigned
  • Communication our of policies to student-athletes and coaches
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics and/or Head Athletic Trainer

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree; master’s degree preferred
  • BOC certification required
  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer/First Aid certification required
  • Eligible for licensure by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts
  • Experience within an ATEP program preferred
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact with a variety of athletes, coaches, and the public in the higher educational setting

Application Procedure

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references.  For references – please include their current place of employment, contact info (email/phone #), and a brief description of your professional relationship with each person.

Lock Schnelle, MS, LAT, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer
Southwestern College
100 College Street
Winfield, KS 67156
(620) 229-6070
Lock.Schnelle@sckans.edu

Screening will begin immediately and continue until a candidate has been selected.  Finalists must submit to a criminal background check.  Southwestern College is an EOE & AA employer.


Athletic Training Graduate Assistant

Southwestern College is currently seeking applicants for a graduate assistant athletic trainer.  This position is on a 10-month contract that runs Aug. 1st – May 31st.  Southwestern College, an NAIA institution and member of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC), is a private comprehensive college with an enrollment of about 1,700 students.  With a main campus in Winfield, Kansas, it also offers degree completion programs at off-campus sites as well as online.  It is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and for more information about the college, please visit www.sckans.edu.

Reports To: Head Athletic Trainer

Supervises: Pre-AT Students

Job Summary

The graduate assistant athletic trainer works under the supervision of the licensed staff athletic trainers and provides support in the care of over 525 student-athletes at Southwestern College.  Duties include, but are not limited to:

Primary Responsibilities

  • Injury prevention and care, injury assessment and evaluation, referrals, treatment and rehabilitation, counseling and education
  • Supervision and education of the Pre-AT students
  • Daily athletic training facility operations
  • Working with doctors and other allied healthcare professionals to deliver care to our student-athletes
  • Recordkeeping, documentation, and administrative duties as assigned
  • Communication of our policies to student-athletes, coaches, and/or parents
  • Other duties as assigned by the licensed staff athletic trainers

Position includes

  • Full tuition waiver – approx. $22,000 value (http://www.sckans.edu/graduate/)
  • On-campus housing
  • Meal stipend ($200 per semester)
  • $5,500 stipend
  • Licensure and membership fees
  • Medical Services – to be determined

Required Qualifications

  • Acceptance into Southwestern College’s graduate program
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • BOC certification
  • Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) certification required
  • Eligible for licensure by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts
  • Experience within an ATEP program preferred
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact with a variety of athletes, coaches, and the public in the higher educational setting

Application Procedure
Please submit cover letter, resume, references, and 2 letters of recommendation to:

Lock Schnelle, MS, LAT, ATC, GTS
Head Athletic Trainer
Southwestern College
100 College Street
Winfield, KS 67156
(620) 229-6070
Lock.Schnelle@sckans.edu

Screening will begin immediately and continue until a candidate has been selected.  Finalists must submit to a criminal background check.  Southwestern College is an EOE & AA employer.


Graduate Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach

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


Public Safety Officer (Part-Time)

Basic Function
To ensure the safety and security of all persons and property on the Southwestern College campus.

Perform the duties and responsibilities of this role at all times in a fashion that supports the College’s commitment to creating an inclusive college of academic excellence where a variety of people and perspectives are welcome, and to providing an environment where people from all races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, sexual orientations and backgrounds may succeed.

Shifts will vary. Successful candidate will be available for all shifts, including many nights and weekends. Hourly rate $10.   

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Understands and follows all campus security, safety and emergency procedures.
  • Maintains familiarity and positive working relationships with all members of the campus community.
  • Works closely with Student Affairs (Dean of Students, Assistant/Associate Dean, Hall Directors, Resident Assistants) to respond to student incidents and emergencies.
  • Notifies Director of Safety & Security and Student Affairs administrators on emergency situations as needed.
  • Maintains positive working relationships with all emergency services to include police, fire and EMS.
  • On-scene liaison between the city/county emergency services.
  • Reviews, understands, and passes on any information pertinent to departmental daily operations via the General Information Shift Log.
  • Responds to all calls for service and emergencies (medical & fire), provides escorts, and responsible for the locking and unlocking of buildings in a timely manner. 
  • Provides regular foot patrols of the interior and exterior of campus buildings and monitors the campus grounds and roadways. Makes mobile patrols of the campus (ie: golf cart, security vehicle) as needed.
  • Responsible for the completion of all incident reports and/or any written information pertaining to events that occur during shift.
  • Monitors all parking areas and enforces traffic and parking regulations as needed.
  • Enforces Southwestern College rules and regulations.
  • Reports security, safety, health and fire hazard issues to the appropriate personnel.
  • Participates in Safety and Security/Student Affairs training on procedure, protocol and response to incidents.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Director of  Safety and Security.

Minimum Qualifications
Position requires a high school diploma or GED. A valid driver’s license with a good driving record, and being able to pass a background check. Position requires excellent interpersonal, customer service and written and oral communication skills. Must be available to work a flexible schedule.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference given to those with a college degree in a related field. Experience in college or university campus security preferred.

Preference will be given to qualified candidates who also demonstrate success in recruiting, retaining, mentoring and / or actively engaging with under-represented and underserved populations both in the workplace and in the broader community.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be physically fit as work requires walking, climbing stairs and working in varying weather conditions, etc.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. unassisted

Application Information
Review of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until filled. To apply, please send resume 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

Southwestern is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political affiliation. The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check.


FIlled/Closed Administrator & Staff Positions

  • Director of Career Services
  • Faculty Assistant
  • Men’s Soccer Graduate Assistant
  • Head Cheerleading and Competitive Dance Coach
  • Admission Counselor
  • Sports Information Graduate Assistant
  • Men’s and Women’s Golf Graduate Assistant
  • Institute for Discipleship Office Administrator

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination in education, including sexual harassment.  Southwestern College acknowledges its obligation under Title IX and is committed to complying with all Title IX requirements.  The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the college’s compliance with Title IX, including the school’s grievance procedures for resolving Title IX associated complaints:

Title IX Coordinator
Lonnie Boyd
Director of Human Resources
100 College Street
Winfield, KS 67156
620-229-6136
lonnie.boyd@sckans.edu

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