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  • Department of Accounting Tenure-Track Position

    Posted(January 6, 2020)

    Department of Accounting

    Monmouth College, a selective, private, residential liberal arts college in Illinois, invites applications for a tenure track position in its Accounting Department. Learn more about the Accounting Department.  

    The ideal candidate will be an excellent classroom teacher who embraces the values of a liberal arts education and who can teach a diverse set of accounting courses including federal tax, contribute to the college’s highly successful Volunteer Income Tax program, and participate in the college’s Integrated Studies general education curriculum.  Minimum requirements for the position are a Masters degree with appropriate certification (e.g.: CPA, CMA, or CIA) and industry experience. The successful candidate will be hired at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level, depending upon qualification and experience.

    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 titled “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 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges for National Liberal Arts Colleges, is ranked 84th in the national liberal arts category by Washington Monthly, and was recognized in the top 5% of U.S. Colleges by College Factual for colleges that provide value for students. View the College's mission statement

    Review of applications will begin on February 6, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please send by email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts of undergraduate and graduate coursework, a statement of teaching philosophy (including how you will engage a diverse student population in the classroom and in your advising/mentoring), a statement of professional interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Frank Gersich, Chair, Accounting Search, by e-mail to: facultysearch@monmouthcollege.edu.

    Monmouth College EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement

  • Department of Physics and Engineering - Electrical Engineering Tenure-Track Position

    (Posted November 1, 2019)

    Department of Physics and Engineering

    Monmouth College, a selective, private, residential liberal arts college in Illinois invites applications for a tenure-track position in Electrical Engineering to help us continue to write a new chapter in our tradition of educating students.

    In keeping with our liberal arts mission, we seek to educate engineers broadly—producing engineering graduates who are outstanding technical problem solvers, who understand culture and context, and who can communicate their ideas clearly. We refer to this approach as "renaissance engineering"—producing engineers who are renaissance people. Our new faculty member, working in our newly expanded Department of Physics and Engineering will help build an ABET accredited program offering a B.S.E. with tracks in Mechanical, Electrical, and Chemical Engineering. We seek an Assistant/Associate/Professor of Electrical Engineering (any sub-field, PhD by time of arrival). We believe that this is an excellent opportunity for an engineering professor to help shape and build an innovative program in a creative way. Our new professor will have deep interests in teaching and will continue to develop professionally in ways that support undergraduate students. We are particularly interested in increasing participation and success in engineering by underrepresented groups. Post-doctoral and/or teaching and/or industry experience is a plus. Rank negotiable. Limited startup funds available.

    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 titled "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 U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges for National Liberal Arts Colleges, is ranked 70th out of 240 schools in the "National Universities – Liberal Arts" category by Washington Monthly, and was recognized in the top 5% of U.S. Colleges by College Factual for colleges that provide value for students. View the College's mission statement

    Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2020 and proceed until the positions are filled. To apply, please send by email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, (which includes a discussion of diversity, inclusion, and increasing the participation and success of underrepresented groups in engineering), a statement of research/professional development interests, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Christopher Fasano, Chair, Department of Physics and Engineering, Monmouth College by e-mail to: facultysearch@monmouthcollege.edu

    EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement

  • Department of Political Economy and Commerce - Tenure-Track Position

    (Posted September 26, 2019)

    Department of Political Economy and Commerce

    Monmouth College, a selective, private, residential liberal arts college in Illinois invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant or associate professor position in economics, with preference for expertise in International Economics, Development Economics, Macroeconomics, and/or similar field to begin August 2020. The ideal candidate will be an excellent teacher who enjoys teaching a range of economics courses and integrating knowledge from a variety of disciplinary perspectives in a liberal arts environment.  A willingness to use learner-centered pedagogy and teach interdisciplinary general education courses is a plus. Ph.D. preferred but willing to consider other appropriate academic and professional qualifications.

     Our business and economics department has a strong track record of graduating top U.S. business leaders, such as the current President of Morningstar. We have a strong, dedicated faculty who combine sound academic backgrounds, extensive hands-on business and economics, management and government experience, quantitative skills, law, and leadership to provide a quality education. We are fortunate to work with exceptional colleagues in an equally successful Accounting Department. Our distinctive liberal arts approach and quality teaching have been rewarded with high levels of student satisfaction and made the business and economics department the college’s largest program.

    To apply, please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation via email to: Dr. Wendine Bolon, Chair, PEC Search Committee, Monmouth College, at facultysearch@monmouthcollege.edu.   For full consideration, applications must be received by November 22, 2019.

    EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement

  • Department of Classics - Part-time Classicist

    (Posted March 29, 2019)

    Department of Classics -- PART-TIME CLASSICIST 

    Monmouth College, a selective liberal arts college, announces a one-year, part-time position in Classics for the academic year 2019-2020. Teaching responsibilities, subject to enrollment, will include teaching two full-semester courses in the fall (Latin I and Mythology: The Trojan War and Its Aftermath), one full-semester course in the spring (Latin II), and consecutive half-semester courses in the spring (Medical Terminology and Scientific Terminology). The position requires an M.A. in Classics or a related field and notable teaching experience. Preference will be given to those who have either earned a Ph.D. or who are close to it, and who can provide evidence of teaching excellence.

     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 to facultysearch@monmouthcollege.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately after the position is opened and will continue until position is filled, with April 23 our anticipated closing date for applications. Dr. Simmons (rsimmons@monmouthcollege.edu), Dr. Adrienne Hagen (amhagen@monmouthcollege.edu), and Dr. Alana Newman (anewman@monmouthcollege.edu) will be happy to answer questions about the position via e-mail or at the CAMWS meeting in Lincoln, NE, where they will be from April 4-6.

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  • Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science - tenure-track position

    (Posted August, 8 2019)
    (Revised March 29, 2020)

    Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science          

    Monmouth College invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track position in Computer Science to begin August 2020. We are looking for candidates that are interested in teaching in all parts of our computer science curriculum and that wish to help us grow and shape that curriculum for the future. Candidates from any research area within the realm of Computer Science are encouraged to apply. The candidate must have or expect to have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field by the position’s start date. Formal evaluation of applications will begin April 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. 

    Monmouth College is a selective, private, residential liberal arts college in Monmouth, Illinois.  The department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science offers majors and minors in computer science, mathematics, and data science. A full teaching load at Monmouth College averages three courses per semester with two semesters per academic year. Competitive candidates will exhibit strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research in a liberal arts setting, including enthusiasm for interdisciplinary teaching and for participating in Monmouth’s general education curriculum. In addition to teaching the full range of courses in our Computer Science program, the successful candidate will advise students, assist in directing the senior research experience for our majors, and will have the opportunity to contribute to our new Data Science program. 

    Our institution is committed to creating equitable and inclusive work environments to support the success of the full range of employees. We are committed to hiring and retaining a racially diverse, culturally competent group of faculty, staff, and administration.  We believe that employees who feel valued and respected will create policies, programs, practices, and services to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of our increasingly diverse student population, and we encourage candidates to apply who have demonstrated capacity to create inclusive work environments and work effectively on increasingly diverse teams. 

    Located in the welcoming community of Monmouth, Illinois, the college is a member of the prestigious Associated Colleges of the Midwest.  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 titled “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 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges for National Liberal Arts Colleges, is ranked 70th out of 240 schools in the “National Universities – Liberal Arts” category by Washington Monthly, and was recognized in the top 5%  of U.S. Colleges by College Factual for colleges that provide value for students. View the College’s mission statement. 

    Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of effective teaching, a statement about your research and your research philosophy electronically to Dr. Logan Mayfield care of facultysearch@monmouthcollege.edu. Submit all materials as PDF documents. Letters of recommendation should be sent separately by the recommender. More information can be found at www.monmouthcollege.edu.

     EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement

  • Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - one-year, non-renewable replacement position
    (Posted March, 10 2020)

    Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures 

    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, non-renewable replacement position Visiting Assistant Professor to teach Spanish courses at all levels, with a possible course in Monmouth College’s Integrated Studies Program, beginning in August 2020. Area of specialization is open, but experience teaching Spanish for specific purposes is highly desirable. The candidate will be committed to undergraduate teaching excellence and our liberal arts mission. Candidates should have Ph.D. in hand by August 2020. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English is required. 

    Send via email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and evidence of teaching excellence before March 31st to Keith Schaefer, MLLC Search Chair, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Monmouth College at facultysearch@monmouthcollege.edu. Letters of reference are not required at this time. Once the search committee has determined the short list of candidates, the search committee chair will request them. 

    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 titled “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 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges for National Liberal Arts Colleges, is ranked 70th out of 240 schools in the “National Universities – Liberal Arts” category by Washington Monthly, and was recognized in the top 5% of U.S. Colleges by College Factual for colleges that provide value for students. View the College’s mission statement

    The MLLC Department is committed to hiring and retaining a racially diverse and culturally competent group of faculty. We support candidates whose teaching/research addresses the diversity of the Spanish-speaking world and our increasingly diverse student population. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment on campus. We encourage candidates who have demonstrated a capacity to create courses, events, and conduct research that supports this commitment to apply. 

    EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement

  • Department of Communication Studies - Tenure-Track Position
    (Posted March, 29 2020)

    Department of Communications Studies

    Monmouth College, a residential liberal arts college and founding member of the consortium of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM), announces a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Strategic Communication/Public Relations beginning August 2020.  

    The successful candidate will be a dynamic and collaborative colleague with experience working with a diverse student population, who can teach Introduction to Public Relations, Media and PR Writing, Mass Media & Modern Society, and the Public Relations Capstone. Ability to teach in one or more of the following areas is advantageous: Introduction to Journalism, Research Methods, Persuasion, Argumentation, Multi-Media Production and/or Layout and Design. Our new colleague, like all members of the department, will also be responsible for teaching the basic public speaking course, which emphasizes civic engagement, with opportunities to teach in other areas of expertise and in the college’s innovative general education program. 

    Required qualifications: Ph.D. in Communication Studies or related discipline (ABD strongly considered); professional experience related to strategic communication, public relations, and/or journalism is advantageous. Typical teaching load is 3 courses per semester. 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.

    The Communication Studies Department at Monmouth College values and affirms diversity. As such, we strive to expose students to diverse people, ideas and cultures in order to facilitate deeper intellectual inquiry, encourage critical thinking, enhance empathy and develop competent and ethical communication skills. Embracing diversity is a necessary condition for preparing our graduates to be civically engaged individuals who are able to succeed in a diverse world.

    Send a 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 April 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

    EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement

  • Department of English - Visiting Two-year 
    (Posted March, 29 2020)

    Department of English 

    Monmouth College, a private liberal arts college located in western Illinois, invites applications for a two-year appointment at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of English. The appointment is to begin August 2020.  

    We seek applicants whose teaching and research prepare them to teach first-year composition and courses in British literature. Expertise in Rhetoric and Composition is also welcome. We are interested as well in candidates whose work engages with the literatures of historically underrepresented writers. A Ph.D. in English is expected. 

    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 titled “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 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges for National Liberal Arts Colleges, is ranked 70th out of 240 schools in the “National Universities – Liberal Arts” category by Washington Monthly, and was recognized in the top 5% of U.S. Colleges by College Factual for colleges that provide value for students. View the College’s mission statement

    Candidates must be committed to liberal arts education and to excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will teach a 3-3 load that will include up to two sections a semester of first-year Composition & Argument, along with an introductory literature, survey, or upper-division elective in British/Anglophone literature. Candidates may also contribute to the general education courses offered in Monmouth College’s Integrated Studies Program

    The English Department at Monmouth College is particularly interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusivity of our community through teaching and service. 

    Applications must be submitted electronically to facultysearch@monmouthcollege.edu.  Please include:  1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of teaching philosophy; 4) a contribution to diversity statement that includes a discussion of how you approach diversity in the classroom; and 5) a list of three references. Letters of reference are not required at this time. Candidates may also include a statement of research if they choose, but that is not required. Once the search committee has determined the short list of candidates, the search committee chair will request letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.  

    For further information or questions, please contact Prof. David Wright, Search Committee Chair and Chair of the English Department at: dcwright@monmouthcollege.edu

    EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement 

  • Department of Communications Studies - One-Year 
    (Posted March, 30 2020)

    Department of Communications Studies 

    Monmouth College, a residential liberal arts college in western Illinois and founding member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) consortium, announces a temporary, one-year sabbatical replacement position for a generalist in Communication Studies. The appointment, at the rank of Instructor, begins in August of 2020.   

    The successful candidate will be a dynamic and collaborative colleague with experience working with a diverse student population, who will teach sections of the basic communication course (public speaking with an emphasis on civic engagement) required of all students at the college and central to the college’s innovative Communication Across the Curriculum program. 

    Required qualifications: M.A. in Communication and prior experience teaching at the collegiate level. Typical teaching load is 3 courses per semester. The successful candidate will be committed to undergraduate teaching excellence, scholarship, and the College’s liberal arts mission.   

    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 immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement 

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