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  • Department of Education Studies - Tenure-Track

    (posted February 10, 2015)

    The Monmouth College department of Educational Studies seeks a full-time, tenure-track assistant/associate level professor in an Educational Generalist position in the teacher education program. The position will commence August 2015.

    Monmouth College offers a comprehensive liberal arts experience in a Midwest setting. Immersion in a distinctive general education curriculum develops competence and confidence to pursue advanced study or a profession, while an emphasis on learning beyond the classroom fosters leadership skills, practical experience, and social responsibility. The Educational Studies department currently works with 200 candidates in the elementary and secondary licensure programs. More information about the college can be found at www.monmouthcollege.edu.

    Responsibilities will include teaching in several of the following: content-area literacy, educational foundations, secondary math methods, secondary English methods, social science methods, foreign language methods, multiculturalism, educational technology, and/or ELL. The successful candidate must be committed to excellence in teaching, be adept at using instructional technology, and be willing to collaborate with the community and area schools to form productive partnerships.

    Tenure track faculty serve on faculty committees, advise undergraduate students, supervise field experiences, participate in faculty governance, and teach in the college’s general education curriculum. The successful candidate must demonstrate a record of excellent teaching, potential for academic scholarship, and a commitment to service in the department and college.

    The successful candidate must have earned a Ph.D. in Education, Curriculum Studies or other closely related field. In addition to exemplary teaching skills, he or she must also demonstrate effective written, interpersonal, and communication skills.

    Preference will be given to candidates with two or more years of full-time teaching experience in a classroom setting and the willingness to teach a variety of courses required for teacher licensure.

    To apply, please submit a letter of application, resume, current teaching evaluations, sample of recent scholarly work, teaching philosophy and names and contact information of three references who can speak to your qualifications. Review of complete applications will begin February 13th. Please send all materials electronically to facultysearch@monmouthcollege.edu .

    Monmouth College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

    EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement

  • Department of Art

    (posted December 1, 2014)

    The Art Department of Monmouth College, a private liberal arts college and member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track position with a primary focus in Ceramics beginning August 2015.

    Located in the welcoming community of Monmouth, Illinois, the college is a member of the prestigious Associated Colleges of the Midwest. The college has invested 120 million dollars into campus facilities in the last 12 years and this year Money Magazine ranked Monmouth 14th out of 665 “Best Colleges” in the Most Affordable Private Colleges category and 15th in “Colleges That Add the Most Value” category.

    We seek a colleague who is collaborative and versatile – willing to teach multiple studio areas including darkroom photography, design, and art history, and willing to contribute to Monmouth’s Integrated Studies program. An MFA is required. Ideal candidates will have three-years of college-level teaching beyond TA, an established personal and professional practice of making and exhibiting art, and a commitment to a liberal arts teaching environment. Candidates must show enthusiasm for interdisciplinary teaching and for participating in general education, including Monmouth’s Integrated Studies Curriculum.

    To apply, submit a cover letter, cv, transcripts, artist statement, teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and other teaching materials, three letters of reference, 20 images of artworks, and 20 images of student work. You may submit all materials via email (images can be assembled into 2 pdf files, or include a link to the images on the web) to facultysearch@monmouthcollege.edu. Review of applications will begin January 19th, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

    Monmouth College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

    EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement

  • Department of History

    (posted November 25, 2014)

    Monmouth College, a private liberal arts college and member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, seeks applications for an entry-level, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of History to begin August 2015, in Asian History. Requirements include a passion for teaching, a strong commitment to the liberal arts, and a doctoral degree in hand by the time of appointment. We are looking for a scholar to complement our existing areas of specialization, who takes a transnational approach to linkages between peoples and regions, and who has the ability and desire to teach courses outside Asia, including thematic classes without a specific geographic focus.

    The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses in our unique History curriculum as well as general education offerings in Monmouth’s innovative Integrated Studies program. Evidence of teaching excellence and/or potential must be addressed in letters of recommendation. Expectations include outstanding teaching, student advising, supervision of student research, collegial involvement in the Department, and enthusiastic engagement in the life of the College. All Monmouth faculty are required to maintain an active program of professional growth and scholarly activity.

    Email letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of student evaluations, a copy of graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Stacy Cordery, Chair of History Search, Monmouth College, at facultysearch@monmouthcollege.edu. For full consideration, applications should be received before January 10, 2015.

    Monmouth College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

    EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement

  • Department of Communication Studies

    (posted November 25, 2014)

    Monmouth College, a selective, private residential liberal arts college in western Illinois and founding member of the consortium of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM), announces a tenure-track position (open rank) in Communication Studies beginning August 2015.

    The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to teach core courses in the Public Relations major, including Introduction to Public Relations, Media Writing, and the Public Relations Capstone, direct student internships, and contribute to the dynamic and collaborative culture of the department and College. Our new colleague will also be responsible for teaching the basic public speaking course, which emphasizes civic engagement.

    Required qualifications: Ph.D. in Communication Studies, Public Relations, or related discipline. Master’s level candidates with substantial professional experience in a communication related discipline may be considered for appointment. The successful candidate will be committed to undergraduate teaching excellence, scholarship, academic advising, and the College’s liberal arts mission. Candidates must show enthusiasm for interdisciplinary teaching and for participating in general education, including Monmouth’s Integrated Studies Curriculum.

    Ideal candidates will take a rhetorical approach to Public Relations that emphasizes civic engagement. Professional experience working in Public Relations or Journalism will be considered an advantage.

    Send letter of application that addresses relevant teaching experience, scholarly potential, and ability to contribute to a dynamic and collaborative department, Curriculum Vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to: Trudi Peterson, Chair, Department of Communication Studies, Monmouth College by e-mail to: facultysearch@monmouthcollege.edu. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

    Monmouth College is a nationally-ranked private liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 1,300 students. Monmouth offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in 34 majors. Founded in 1853, it is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). It is located in Monmouth, Illinois, a small, friendly community located approximately one hour from both Peoria and the Quad Cities. The college has invested 120 million dollars into campus facilities in the last 12 years and this year Money Magazine ranked Monmouth College 14th out of 665 “Best Colleges” in the Most Affordable Private Colleges category and 15th in “Colleges That Add the Most Value” category.

    Monmouth College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

    EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement

  • Department of Physics

    (posted October 20, 2014)

    Monmouth College invites applications for a temporary, full-time, one-year leave replacement position in the Physics Department beginning in January 2015. Subfield open and applications from both theorists and experimentalists are welcome. Ph.D. by time of arrival required. The successful candidate will be committed to undergraduate teaching excellence, scholarly activity, and Monmouth’s liberal arts mission. Normal teaching load is 6 courses per year.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, including teaching interests, names and contact information of three references, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts to: Christopher Fasano, Chair, Physics Search Committee, Monmouth College, 700 East Broadway, Monmouth, IL 61462 by e-mail to facultysearch@monmouthcollege.edu.

    Monmouth College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

    EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement

  • Department of Political Economy & Commerce - Food Security Initiative

    (posted October 14, 2014)

    Monmouth College, a selective, private, residential liberal arts college with 1300 students, is conducting a tenure-track search in Economics (open rank) to support the Economics curriculum and an innovative and interdisciplinary program in Food Security. Possible disciplinary specialties would include: AG Econ, Public Policy, Environmental Economics, International Economics and Development Economics that serve as the foundation of courses related to the production, distribution, regulation and marketing of food.

    The Monmouth Food Security Initiative approaches food security from an interdisciplinary focus including the scientific, anthropological, ethical, economic, and political aspects of Food Security locally and globally. The successful applicants will help create an innovative model for liberal arts education by fostering the integration of knowledge in service of the important issues facing our world. Monmouth’s curricular focus on integrated learning is reinforced by a modern academic building that was designed to foster interactions across disciplines.

    Located in the welcoming community of Monmouth, Illinois, the college is a member of the prestigious Associated Colleges of the Midwest. Following the adoption and implementation of a groundbreaking interdisciplinary general education curriculum and the continuation of a bold strategic plan, the college is now prepared to move confidently forward as an innovator among liberal arts colleges in the use of coordinated hiring for programmatic initiatives, the first one devoted to Food Security. The college has invested 120 Million dollars into campus facilities in the last 12 years and this year Money Magazine ranked Monmouth 14th out of 665 “Best Colleges” in the Most Affordable Private Colleges category and 15th in “College That Add the Most Value” category.

    The successful candidate will be committed to undergraduate teaching excellence, to teaching and research focused upon food security, scholarship, academic advising, and the College’s liberal arts mission. Candidates must show enthusiasm for interdisciplinary teaching and for participating in general education, including Monmouth’s Integrated Studies Curriculum.

    Review of applications will begin in mid-November and continue until position is filled. Plans include interviews at the AEA meetings in early January. Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation by e-mail to: Dr. David Timmerman, Dean of the Faculty, Monmouth College at facultysearch@monmouthcollege.edu.

    Monmouth College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

    EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement

Monmouth College EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement

Monmouth College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women and minority candidates. Monmouth does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, military service, marital status, sexual orientation or other factors as prohibited by law in its employment policies.

The Title IX Coordinator at Monmouth College is Jacquelyn Condon, Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students (Rm. No. 123, Poling Hall, Tel. No. 309-457-2114).

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