Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - one-year, part-time position
The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Monmouth College, a private liberal arts college in west central Illinois, invites applications for a one-year, Visiting Assistant Professor to teach Spanish courses at all levels, with a possible course in Monmouth College’s Integrated Studies Program, beginning in August 2017. The successful candidate will be a specialist in Latin American literature and culture and will be committed to undergraduate teaching excellence and our liberal arts mission. Candidates should have Ph.D. in hand by August 2017. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English is required. The normal teaching load is 3 courses per semester.
Send via email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching excellence to: Zachary Erwin, Chair, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Monmouth College. Position open until filled.
Department of Classics - one-year, part-time position
Monmouth College, a liberal arts college and member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, announces a one-year, part-time position in Classics, primarily archaeology, for the academic year 2017-2018. Teaching responsibilities, subject to enrollment, will include teaching several half-semester archaeology classes, one half-semester mythology class, and an archaeological lab course. The specific half-semester courses, which allow for considerable flexibility in content, are the following.
In the fall semester, the courses to be taught are
- Roman Archaeology: Romulus to Caesar
- Roman Archaeology: Caesar to Constantine
- Mythology: Goddesses and Heroines
In the spring semester, the courses are
- Archaeology: Civilization
- Archaeology: Clash of Civilizations
- Archaeology: Gender and Sexuality
Additional teaching responsibilities each semester include a partial-credit archaeological lab course based on the Monmouth College North American Artifact Collection. The position requires an M.A. in classical archaeology and evidence of teaching excellence; preference will be given to those who have either earned a Ph.D. or who are close to it, and those who have experience with New World archaeology, as well as classical. For more information about the Classics Department and ways that other courses similar to the ones scheduled have been taught, see the Classics Department Website.
For fullest consideration, candidates should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a graduate transcript (a copy or an unofficial version is perfectly acceptable), and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three people who could provide letters of recommendation if asked. Send these materials, addressed to Dr. Robert Holschuh Simmons, Chair, Classics Search, Monmouth College, by e-mail. Review of applications will begin immediately after the position is opened and will continue until position is filled.
Department of Music - tenure-track position
Monmouth College, a selective, private, residential liberal arts college in Illinois invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Music for Director of Instrumental Activities beginning July 2017.
The successful candidate will direct the Monmouth Winds, will work closely with directors of the other Monmouth College instrumental ensembles, and will be expected to lead the department instrumental recruiting activities. The candidate will be a woodwind or brass player and will teach applied lessons. Depending on the candidate’s areas of interest and expertise, other assignments might include teaching courses in music education, directing the Monmouth Jazz Band, or directing the Fighting Scots Marching Band. Candidates must show enthusiasm for interdisciplinary teaching and for participating in general education, including Monmouth's Integrated Studies Curriculum.
Required: Ph.D, D.M.A., or other appropriate terminal degree is required for a tenure-track appointment and rank as assistant professor. Preference will be given to candidates with substantial professional experience in wind ensemble direction. A commitment to the liberal arts and an appreciation for the small college learning environment is essential.
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 entitled "Think Anew, Act Anew," the college is now prepared to move confidently forward as an innovator among liberal arts colleges. The college has invested $120 Million into campus facilities since 2002 and this year Money Magazine ranked Monmouth 28th out of 736 "Best Colleges" in the Most Affordable Private Colleges category. The Princeton Review named Monmouth a "Best in the Midwest" in its 2015 Best Colleges Survey.
Send letter of application, resume and the names and telephone numbers of three references to: Tim Pahel, Chair, Music Search Committee, Monmouth College by email. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Department of Kinesiology - tenure-track position
Monmouth College, a selective, private, residential liberal arts college in Illinois invites applications for a tenure-track position within the Department of Kinesiology at the Assistant/Associate Professor level to begin August, 2017, in the area of Exercise Science and Health.
Requirements include a doctoral degree in exercise physiology or related field and a commitment to undergraduate liberal arts teaching. The successful candidate will be able to teach courses in exercise physiology, anatomy, and health, including courses in their specialty area. They will also teach in Monmouth College's Integrated Studies curriculum. They may contribute to the development of a new interdisciplinary Global Public Health program along with the Department of Psychology and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures as well. A background in health or public health is valued. Expectations include excellence in teaching, student advising, and supervision of student research. Candidates must show enthusiasm for interdisciplinary teaching and for participating in the general education program.
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 entitled "Think Anew, Act Anew," the college is now prepared to move confidently forward as an innovator among liberal arts colleges. Monmouth is again in the top tier of the US News ranking for National Liberal Arts Colleges, was just ranked 77 out of 239 national liberal arts colleges by Washington Monthly, and was recognized in the top 5% of US Colleges by College Factual for colleges that provide value for students.
Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of student evaluations, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Sean Schumm, Chair of Kinesiology Search, Monmouth College, by email. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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