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  • Department of Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures – Tenure Track

     The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Monmouth College invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Spanish to teach a wide range of language, literature, and culture courses, beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year. Candidates should have a specialization in contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture.  Experience teaching creative writing, Spanish for heritage speakers, and film and an ability to contribute to related departments is also highly desirable. The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses including introductory and general education courses, including Monmouth’s Integrated Studies curriculum, as well as courses in the specialty area. For more information about Integrated Studies at Monmouth

     We seek a dynamic, collaborative educator with a commitment to undergraduate teaching excellence, scholarship, and our liberal arts mission. A Ph.D. in hand by start date is required.  Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English is required. The normal teaching load is three courses per semester. A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting is essential.  

     Monmouth College is participating in the ACM-Big Ten Academic Alliance Faculty Fellows Program for a Diverse Professoriate funded by the Mellon Foundation; candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in higher education and with doctoral degrees from Big Ten institutions are especially encouraged to apply.

    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 mission statement

    To apply, please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence, and contact information for three references (candidates selected for interviews will be asked to send letters of recommendation when contacted) via email to: Frank Gersich, Monmouth College, at facultysearch@monmouthcollege.edu. Review of applications will begin on January 10th, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

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  • Department of Physics and Engineering - tenure-track position

     

    Monmouth College, a selective, private, residential liberal arts college in Illinois invites applications for a tenure-track position in engineering to help us start 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 with current faculty, will build an ABET accredited program with tracks in Mechanical, Electrical, and Chemical Engineering.  For our first engineering professor, we seek a Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (PhD by time of arrival).  Rank negotiable.  This first engineering professor will help us design and build curriculum and help us hire two additional engineering professors to support our three engineering tracks. We believe that this is an excellent opportunity for an engineering professor to help shape and build a new, 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.  Post-doctoral and/or teaching experience is a plus.  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 mission statement

    Review of materials begins January 7 and continues until the position is filled. To apply, please send by email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, course evaluations, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Christopher Fasano, Chair, Department of Physics and Engineering, Monmouth College at facultysearch@monmouthcollege.edu.

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  • Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty

    Monmouth College, a private, selective, residential undergraduate liberal arts college, located in Monmouth, Illinois, seeks nominations and applications for Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) and Dean of the Faculty. The new VPAA and Dean is to assume office no later than Summer 2019.

    Established in 1853, Monmouth is home to approximately 1,000 students, drawn from 31 states and 24 countries. Some 31 percent are domestic students of color, and over 40 percent first generation. One of the most distinctive characteristics of Monmouth College is its commitment to being a place of high opportunity and high achievement. Through a very generous program of student financial aid and scholarships, Monmouth seeks to ensure that any bright and motivated student may participate in this experience regardless of family financial circumstances. At the same time, Monmouth seeks to maintain and enhance a rigorous and innovative experience in what it calls the liberating arts and sciences.

    Monmouth College is located less than four hours from Chicago and St. Louis, in West Central Illinois, with approximately 9,500 residents. The communities of Galesburg, Peoria, Macomb, Burlington, and the Quad Cities, which all offer a variety of historical sites, shopping, restaurants, and arts and festivals, are all within an hour’s drive. Alternatively, Chicago is easily accessible by local Amtrak service. The majority of College faculty and staff choose to reside in Monmouth, many just blocks from the campus.

    The VPAA and Dean serves as a part of President Clarence Wyatt’s senior leadership team and will work with the Board of Trustees, president, fellow administrators, faculty, and staff to help shepherd the College into a new era. This is an exciting time to join the Monmouth College community—the College is well under way in implementing a new strategic plan and is in the early stages of an intensive fundraising campaign aimed primarily at significantly increasing the College’s endowment. It will be important for the new VPAA and Dean to inspire academic excellence amongst faculty and students by providing visionary leadership that promotes innovation, engagement, and diversity for the College community. For additional information about the College, community, and the qualifications sought in the next VPAA and Dean, please see the full search prospectus.

    The College is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter addressing the qualifications and expectations listed within the profile, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with full contact information and a note indicating the nature of your working relationship with each. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to MonmouthVPAADEAN@academic-search.com. The position is open until filled but only applications received by November 5, 2018, can be assured full consideration. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Jay Lemons or Andrea Cowsert.

  • Department of Theatre - 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 Theatre at the rank of Assistant Professor.

    Departmental responsibilities include teaching classes in acting, directing, dramaturgy, and stage management, as well as directing one mainstage production per year. The successful candidate will also show enthusiasm for interdisciplinary teaching and for participating in general education, including the College's Integrated Studies Curriculum. Position effective August 2019. Terminal degree (M.F.A. or Ph.D.) preferred, ABD considered.

    A member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Monmouth College is a selective, private, residential liberal arts college located in the welcoming, West-Central Illinois community of Monmouth. 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 moving 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.

    For fullest consideration, candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and copies of graduate transcripts. Send these materials to Prof. Douglas Rankin, Theatre Search, Monmouth College, by email. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018, and will continue until position is filled.

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  • Department of Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science - 2 tenure-track positions

    Monmouth College, a selective, private, residential liberal arts college in Illinois invites applications for two tenure-track positions within the department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, to begin August 2019. We are looking for dynamic, flexible scholars and educators, one in Statistics and one in Computer Science, to help develop and deliver a new academic program in Data Science as well as our existing programs in Mathematics and Computer Science. The successful candidate in Computer Science will contribute to the new Data Science program, teach the full range of courses in our Computer Science program, be involved in advising students, and assist in directing the senior research experience for our majors. The successful candidate in Statistics will also contribute to the new Data Science program, advise students, and help direct students in the senior research experience for our majors. Candidates must show enthusiasm for interdisciplinary teaching and for participating in general education, including Monmouth’s Integrated Studies Curriculum. Teaching load averages three courses per semester with two semesters per academic year.

    The candidates must have or expect to have a Ph.D. in Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field by the position’s start date. Strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting is essential. Candidates from all areas of study in computing and statistics are welcome, but we especially invite applicants with a background that is complementary to the field of Data Science and a commitment to and interest in undergraduate research.

    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 vita, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of effective teaching, a statement about your research and your research philosophy, and three letters of reference electronically to Dr. Logan Mayfield by email. Submit all materials as PDF documents. Letters of recommendation should be sent separately by the recommender. Formal evaluation of applications will begin November 12, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

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  • Department of Chemistry - tenure-track position

    Monmouth College, a private, liberal arts college located in western Illinois, announces a new tenure-track position in Chemistry. The new chemist will contribute to a new major in Neuroscience, along with a new tenure line in the Biology Department and current faculty within the Psychology Department. Required: a PhD in any area of chemistry (completion by August 2019) with experience in neuroscience and interest in developing courses that will support a neuroscience major. Teaching duties will include a foundational chemistry class (such as general chemistry) and advanced courses in the area of the candidate’s specialty (such as biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, bioanalytical chemistry, pharmacology, or neurotoxicology) that contribute to the chemistry, biochemistry, and neuroscience majors. The candidate will be expected to establish a research program compatible with an undergraduate liberal arts environment with projects related to neuroscience.

    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 Monmouth College Chemistry Department is an ACS approved department, has an endowed summer research program, and has an endowment that allows faculty and students to travel annually to national meetings. The department currently graduates on average 12 chemistry and biochemistry majors per year. Chemistry Department website.

    Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, research plans, and list of 3 professional references to: Michael Prinsell, Chair Chemistry Search by email. Include "Neuroscience Chemistry Search" in the subject line of the e-mail. Review begins October 22, 2018 and continues until filled.

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  • Department of Sociology & Anthropology - tenure-track position

    Monmouth College, a private, residential liberal arts college in Illinois invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Sociology beginning fall 2019.

    Area of specialization is flexible, with opportunities to teach courses of the candidate’s choosing; however, the successful candidate should be able to teach an introductory-level course (e.g., Social Problems), a general course in Research Methods (including both quantitative and qualitative methods) and a course in Criminology. In addition, the successful candidate may be asked to teach a course in the college’s Integrated Studies program. Candidates should exhibit enthusiasm for Monmouth College’s liberal arts mission for undergraduate teaching. A PhD in Sociology at the time of application is desired but ABDs will be considered.

    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.

    Monmouth College is participating in the ACM-Big Ten Academic Alliance Faculty Fellows Program for a Diverse Professoriate funded by the Mellon Foundation; candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in higher education and with doctoral degrees from "Big Ten" institutions are especially encouraged to apply.

    Priority will be given to applications received by October 20, 2018. To apply, please send by email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, course evaluations, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Judi Kessler, Chair, Department of Sociology-Anthropology, Monmouth College, by email.

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  • 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, 2019, in the area of Exercise Science.

    Requirements include a doctoral degree in exercise science or related field and a commitment to undergraduate liberal arts teaching. ABD’s will be considered if they are projected to complete a doctoral degree by August 2019. The successful candidate will be able to teach a variety of courses such as exercise physiology, anatomy, strength and conditioning, or health. They will also teach in Monmouth College’s Integrated Studies curriculum. Expectations include excellence in teaching with a 3-3 load (equivalent to 24 semester hours per year), student advising, and supervision of student research. The ability to include real-world application in teaching, help develop experiential learning opportunities, and enthusiasm to contribute to a growing department are valued.

    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, copies of student evaluations, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Sean Schumm, Chair of Kinesiology Search, Monmouth College, by email. For full consideration, applications must be received by October 15, 2018.

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  • Department of Biology - tenure-track position

    Monmouth College, a private liberal arts college located in western Illinois, seeks applications for a tenure-track position in neurobiology within the Department of Biology. The neurobiologist hired will contribute to the development of a new Neuroscience major, in collaboration with colleagues in the Chemistry and Psychology Departments. A Ph.D. (completion by August 2019) in neurobiology, biology or another relevant field is required. Teaching duties will include a course in neurobiology, advanced courses in areas of the candidate’s specialty (e.g. cell biology, immunology, developmental biology, molecular biology), and teaching within Monmouth College’s Integrated Studies program. The candidate will be expected to establish an active research program geared toward mentoring undergraduates in neuroscience research.

    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 Monmouth College Biology Department embraces the goals articulated in Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education, and is committed to providing authentic research experiences to all its students. We are particularly interested in candidates who employ innovative and evidence-based teaching strategies to promote active learning in the classroom and to integrate research with teaching.

    Send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research plans, and a list of 3 professional references to: James Godde, by email. Include "Neurobiology Search" in the subject line of the email. Review of applications begins October 15, 2018 and continues until filled.

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Monmouth College EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement

Monmouth College is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups.

Monmouth College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, military service, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy or other factors as prohibited by law.

Monmouth College admits students of any race, religion, color, sex, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to Monmouth students.

Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College’s Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator identified below. The Coordinator will be available to meet with or talk to students, staff, and faculty regarding issues relating to Title IX and this policy.

Stephanie Kinkaid
Title IX Coordinator
Room 21, Poling Hall (lower level)
(309) 457-2272
titleix@monmouthcollege.edu

Michelle Merritt
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Associate Dean of Students
Room 126, Poling Hall (main level)
(309) 457-2114
titleix@monmouthcollege.edu

Any inquiries regarding Title VI or the College’s Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation should be directed to the Title VI Coordinator identified below. The Coordinator will be available to meet with or talk to students, staff, and faculty regarding issues relating to Title VI and this policy.

Stephanie Kinkaid
Title VI Coordinator
Room 21, Poling Hall (lower level)
(309) 457-2272
titlevi@monmouthcollege.edu

Individuals may also contact the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights for additional information.

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education-Chicago Office
500 W Madison St., Suite 1475
Chicago, IL 60661-4544
(312) 730-1560
ocr@ed.gov

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