Lenoir-Rhyne University opens the Asheville Center for Graduate Studies in August 2012. The Center will be located in a state-of-the-art facility near the heart of one of the nation’s most beautiful and prosperous cities. It will provide students from across the region affordable, quality graduate education emphasizing professional preparation through excellent teaching and mentoring. Over the next several years, the University intends to develop multiple graduate and/or professional programs through the Center.
The College of Education and Human Services seeks applications for a non-tenure track, continuing appointment at the Assistant Professor rank to teach and coordinate its new Master of Arts program in Community College Administration. Appointment is based in Asheville and begins August 2012. The position will teach graduate courses and carry an 18 hour teaching load each year (nine hours per term) while handling light program coordination duties, including recruiting and mentoring graduate students and supervising research-based internship activities in concert with the Dean of Graduate Programs on the main Hickory campus. The program will include coursework related to administration, leadership, student support services, adult education, assessment and student success in community colleges. A terminal degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) by time of hire from an accredited institution in community college administration, education or leadership or a closely related field is required. As the significant portion of this program will be delivered through online formats, evidence of exemplary teaching experience utilizing online and other non-traditional pedagogies is required. Preferred candidates will have previous graduate level teaching experience in community college or higher education administration or leadership, and a minimum of three years experience working in the administration of community colleges, educational agencies, and/or post-secondary education. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to grow enrollments for this new endeavor and will display a commitment and capacity for teaching excellence, student mentorship, and scholarly engagement.
To complete the online application, candidates are directed to: http://hr.lr.edu/employment/faculty
While completing the application, candidates will be prompted to submit a Letter of Application, a Curriculum Vitae (including the names and addresses of three references), and a Statement of Teaching Philosophy. The application letter should discuss specifically how one’s professional experiences and perspectives relate to the needs of the position and of Lenoir-Rhyne University. (The University’s mission, vision, values, and common learning goals may be reviewed at: http://www.lr.edu/visitors/mission-and-vision-statements.) The search committee will begin reviewing applications January 23, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Any questions regarding the position or the search process should be submitted electronically to Dr. Paul Knott, chair of the search committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private comprehensive liberal arts institution founded in 1891, with its main campus located in Hickory, North Carolina, a town of over 40,000. Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lenoir-Rhyne is about an hour drive from Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and/or Asheville. By combining the liberal arts with professional studies, the University joins a rich foundation in the arts, humanities, social sciences, languages, religion, and natural sciences with approximately sixty undergraduate majors, as well as several master’s degree programs. With record enrollments each of the last three years, the institution now enrolls over 1850 students, and it intends to continue managed enrollment growth over the coming years as it expands upon its mission. In pursuit of the development of the whole person, Lenoir-Rhyne University seeks to liberate mind and spirit, clarify personal faith, foster physical wholeness, build a sense of community, and promote responsible leadership for service in the world. Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Lenoir-Rhyne promotes a diverse campus open to people from all religious backgrounds. It is an EOE/AA employer under all applicable civil rights laws. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.