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  • Department of Communication Studies - tenure-track position

    (Posted September 26, 2019)

    Department of Communication 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, generalist position in Communication Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2020. 

    The successful candidate will be a dynamic and collaborative colleague with experience working with a diverse student population, who can teach in one or more of the following areas: small group communication, persuasion/strategic communication, political communication, rhetorical criticism, and/or intersectional gender communication. Our new colleague 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, experience teaching Women and Gender Studies is an advantage. 

    Required qualifications: Ph.D. in Communication Studies; professional experience related to persuasion and strategic communication 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.

    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 October 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 Chemistry - tenure-track position

    (Posted June, 6 2019)

    Monmouth College
    Monmouth, Illinois
    May 3, 2019  

    Department of Chemistry – Biochemistry tenure-track position

    Monmouth College, a private, liberal arts college located in western Illinois, announces a new tenure-track position in Biochemistry. Required: a PhD in Biochemistry or related field (completion by August 2020) with experience in neuroscience, broadly defined. The candidate will be expected to contribute to a new major in Neuroscience, along with a new tenure line in the Biology Department and current faculty within the Psychology Department. 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. Include "Biochemistry Neuroscience Search" in the subject line of the e-mail. Questions can be directed to Michael Prinsell.  Review begins September 16, 2019 and continues until filled.

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

    (Posted August, 8 2019)

    Monmouth College
    Monmouth, Illinois
    August 5, 2019

    Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science             

    Monmouth College, a selective, private, residential liberal arts college in Illinois invites applications for a tenure-track position in Computer Science within the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, to begin August 2020. We are particularly interested in candidates in human computer interaction, machine learning, database systems, or security and privacy but welcome applicants with a background in other areas of research. The candidate must have or expect to have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field by the position’s start date. Strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research in a liberal arts setting is essential. Candidates must show enthusiasm for interdisciplinary teaching and for participating in general education, including Monmouth’s Integrated Studies Curriculum. The successful candidate in Computer Science will teach the full range of courses in our Computer Science program, advise students, assist in directing the senior research experience for our majors, and will have the opportunity to contribute to our new programming in Data Science. Teaching load averages three courses per semester with two semesters per academic year.

     Our organization 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. 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. The College’s mission statement can be found here: https://ou.monmouthcollege.edu/about/mission-statement.aspx

     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. Formal evaluation of applications will begin November 12, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. More information can be found at www.monmouthcollege.edu.

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  • Department of History - tenure-track position

    (Posted August, 8 2019)

    Monmouth College
    Monmouth, Illinois
    August 6, 2019

    Department of History

    Monmouth College, a private liberal arts college located in western Illinois, invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of History, with a focus on United States History. The appointment is to begin August 2020.

     We seek applicants whose research and teaching adopt a comparative and/or global approach to United States History. While all areas of specialization will be considered, we are especially interested in candidates whose work intersects with the histories of underrepresented and marginalized groups in the United States, including African American Studies, Gender and Women’s History, and American Indian Studies. Candidates who can contribute to our department’s public history track are encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in History (with completion date of August 1, 2020 or before) is required.

     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. The College’s mission statement can be found here: https://ou.monmouthcollege.edu/about/mission-statement.aspx

     Candidates must be fully committed to liberal arts education and to excellence in teaching and student advising. Successful candidates will be able to teach the U.S history survey sequence, history seminars, upper-level research courses, and general education courses offered in Monmouth College’s Integrated Studies Program. (https://ou.monmouthcollege.edu/academics/integrated-studies/)

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

    Applications must be submitted electronically to facultysearch@monmouthcollege.edu. Please include: 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching philosophy; 5) a contribution to diversity statement that includes a discussion of how you approach diversity in the classroom; and 6) a list of three references. 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 letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2019. Please note that late applications will not be considered.

    For further information or questions, please contact Amy de Farias, Search Committee Chair and Chair of the History Department at: adefarias@monmouthcollege.edu

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  • Department of Psychology - tenure-track position

    (Posted September, 9 2019)

    Monmouth College
    Monmouth, Illinois
    September 9, 2019

    Monmouth College, a private liberal arts college and member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, seeks applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Psychology at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2020 in the area of Clinical/Counseling Psychology. Requirements include a doctoral degree and a commitment to undergraduate liberal arts teaching; however, a master’s degree with professional counseling experience will be considered. Licensure is preferred, but not required. 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. Ability to teach research methods and/or statistics is recommended. Expectations include excellence in teaching with a 3-3 load, student advising, and supervision of student 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. The College’s mission statement can be found here: https://ou.monmouthcollege.edu/about/mission-statement.aspx

    Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of student evaluations, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Marsha Dopheide, Chair of Psychology Search, Monmouth College, by email to facultysearch@monmouthcollege.edu. For full consideration, applications should be received before October 7, 2019.

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  • Department of Biology - tenure-track position

    (Posted July, 1 2019)

    Monmouth College
    Monmouth, Illinois
    July 1, 2019

     Department of Biology – Neurobiology 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 2020) 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. The College’s mission statement can be found here: https://ou.monmouthcollege.edu/about/mission-statement.aspx

    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: Ken Cramer by e-mail to facultysearch@monmouthcollege.edu.  Include “Neurobiology Search” in the subject line of the e-mail.  Review of applications begins Sept. 16, 2019 and continues until filled.

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