Faculty Openings at MU


Position: Assistant Professor of Education

Job Responsibilities and Duties: The Assistant Professor of Education is engaged in the development and teaching of undergraduate education courses, particularly those focused on special education and high ability.  As a full-time, tenure track teaching position in a forward thinking Teacher Education program, responsibilities include curriculum development of special education courses and other education courses aligned with the Indiana teaching standards.  Additionally, the Assistant Professor of Education will interact daily with undergraduate students as the department continues its tradition of graduating well-prepared people for the breadth of the field of education; teach special education, high ability, and general education courses in the accredited undergraduate teacher preparation program; and realign the special education courses with the teaching standards required for accreditation.  Holds the responsibility of advising, collaborating on department projects such as workshops, researching with undergraduate students, and participating in grants.

Essential Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities

  • Teach twenty-four semester hours per academic year (may include other functions in addition to teaching, such as administrative responsibilities or clinical assignments), including the development of course syllabi, assessing student learning and maintaining the university’s course management system
  • Collaborate with department and campus-wide colleagues on interdisciplinary projects
  • Redesign and implement Manchester University Department of Education courses in mild intervention, specifically courses in the foundation of exceptional learners, the identification of students with exceptionalities including high ability, and the instruction of students with exceptionalities including high ability.
  • Participate in recruitment efforts including meeting with prospective students and their families and participating in all recruiting events
  • Engage in grant work or research with undergraduate students
  • Participate in co-curricular activities and organizations, as appropriate
  • Maintain professional effectiveness which includes, but is not limited to, the following dispositions:  intellectual integrity; professionalism; active interest in scholarship; cooperation in all phases of the academic program; incorporation of current best practices in teaching including the integration of technology; and above all, a vital interest in student learning
  • Work in a professional, collegial and team-oriented manner with the University community
  • Comply with Manchester University policies and procedures outlined in the Faculty Manual
  • Attend department or campus evening or weekend events such as guest speakers or workshop opportunities for students
  • Actively recruit prospective students
  • Provide academic advising to undergraduate students
  • Maintain office hours, as appropriate
  • Be willing to supervise student teachers in the field or work with interns, if appropriate

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education with special education focus preferred.  Advanced ABDs will be considered.  
  • Teaching experience sufficient to enable the candidate to redesign and teach courses leading to Indiana teacher licensure in special education
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate, residential, liberal arts education

General Information: Manchester University is an independent, liberal arts university with a campus in North Manchester, Ind., where approximately 1,300 students choose from at least 60 areas of undergraduate study, two master's programs and 19 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Our second campus in Fort Wayne is home to the Manchester University College of Pharmacy, where graduates are awarded the Pharm.D. Doctoral degree.

Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing respect for ethnic, cultural and religious pluralism and an international consciousness. Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. As an institution rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester University values learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity, and community.

Work Schedule: Onsite classes are generally scheduled between 8 AM and 5 PM.  Some classes, seminars, laboratories, events and/or meetings may be scheduled in the evening or on the weekend. Because of its close interaction and availability to students, the Education Department expects a full-time presence on campus of all of its faculty and staff members.

What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment committed to graduating persons of ability and conviction. We are consistently ranked as an Honor Roll Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

To Apply: We desire a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Submit transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a CV, teaching philosophy, and evidence of effective teaching to:

Preferred method of application:

http://www.manchester.edu/ohr/apply/faculty

Please direct letters of recommendation to:

hr@manchester.edu

or

Human Resources

Manchester University

604 E. College Avenue

North Manchester, IN 46962

Please direct any questions about the position to Prof. Heather Schilling, Department Chair and Director of Teacher Education (haschilling@manchester.edu) and any questions regarding application materials/search details to hr@manchester.edu

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.


 

Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Accounting and Business

Manchester University is accepting faculty applications for a full-time teaching position with additional responsibilities related to the academic program, reporting through the chair of the Department of Accounting and Business to the Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs; one-year appointment, renewable depending on staffing needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Teaching, twenty-four semester hours per academic year, primarily undergraduate courses, with at least one non-degree continuing education course
  • Working in a professional and team-oriented manner with faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Meeting assigned classes regularly, beginning and ending class sessions as scheduled
  • Advising students and supporting students’ personal and professional development
  • Directing and attending non-class activities including those related to the Accounting and Business Club
  • Developing course syllabi and teaching plans
  • Designing new courses, as necessary
  • Assessing student learning
  • Participating in faculty governance, including attending meetings—full faculty, division, department, and committee—and fulfilling attendant responsibilities
  • Maintaining office hours and working one-on-one and in small groups with students, as appropriate
  • Engaging in scholarly work to ensure the incumbent remains current in the field

Qualifications:

  • MBA (or closely related master’s degree) from a fully accredited institution
  • Demonstrated business experience outside academe
  • Commitment to undergraduate, residential, liberal arts education
  • Teaching experience preferred but not required
  • Knowledge and experience sufficient to enable the candidate to develop and teach marketing, management, computer applications, and personal finance courses
  • Ability to deliver course content and to assist students in understanding course content
  • Ability to evaluate student writing and to provide effective feedback
  • Ability to work cooperatively with faculty colleagues, in the best interests of the students
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with students, faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Ability to adapt to changing teaching and learning environments and content-delivery methods
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities, meet deadlines, and respond to students’ legitimate needs in a timely manner
  • Ability and willingness to work with students of all skill levels and academic backgrounds
  • Ability and willingness to perform clerical work for oneself, as necessary

Work Schedule:  Most classes, meetings, and office hours are scheduled during the typical work day; however, there are some evening and weekend responsibilities.  Most classes will be taught on the North Manchester campus.

What We Offer: Manchester University offers a competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment.

To Apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please submit a faculty application, cover letter, including a discussion of how the candidate believes that business concepts can best be taught at the undergraduate level, curriculum vitae, official transcripts, and contact information for at least three professional references to:

Preferred method of application:  http://www.manchester.edu/ohr/apply/faculty/

Office of Human Resources
Manchester University
604 E College Ave.
North Manchester, IN 46962

Questions? krjohnson@manchester.edu

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who will further diversify our faculty are warmly welcome.

 


 

Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish

Department: Modern Languages

Job Responsibilities and Duties: The Department of Modern Languages invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, beginning fall 2015.  This is a one-year appointment, full-time teaching position with additional responsibilities related to the academic program, reporting through the department chair to the Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs.

Essential Functions

  • Teaching all levels of Spanish language and literature (Peninsular and Latin American), including courses for general education
  • Maintain professional effectiveness, which include but are not limited to, high quality of scholarship; intellectual integrity; professional currency; cooperation of all phases of the academic program; openness to learn about and adopt improved methods of teaching; and above all, a vital interest in student learning.
  • Meeting assigned classes at the scheduled locations and for the scheduled durations
  • Directing and attending non-class activities, as appropriate
  • Participating in faculty governance, including attending meetings—full faculty, division, department, and committee—and fulfilling attendant responsibilities
  • Developing course syllabi
  • Administering examinations and assessing student learning
  • Working in a professional, collegial and team-oriented manner with the College community
  • Maintaining compliance with policies and procedures in the Faculty Manual

Qualifications:

  • PhD preferred; ABD considered
  • Native or near-native proficiency in both Spanish and English
  • Strong teaching record, including experience teaching language cycle for secondary or university level.
  • Experience abroad in Spanish-speaking areas.
  • Experience with computer applications appropriate to language instruction.
  • Commitment to undergraduate liber arts education
  • Familiarity with ACTFL proficiency standards
  • Interest in one or more of the following areas:
    • Online instruction
    • Indigenous or minority cultures
    • Spanish for special purposes
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Effective organizational and administrative skills
  • Ability to deliver course content and to assist students in understanding course content
  • Ability to evaluate student writing and to provide effective feedback
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with students, faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Ability to adapt to changing teaching and learning environments and content-delivery methods
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, in the best interests of the students
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities, meet deadlines, and respond to students’ legitimate needs in a timely manner
  • Ability and willingness to work with students of all skill levels and academic backgrounds
  • Ability and willingness to perform clerical work for oneself, as necessary
  • Proficient in spoken and written English
  • Basic computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail and internet use

General Information: Manchester University is an independent, liberal arts university with a campus in North Manchester, Ind., where approximately 1,300 students choose from at least 60 areas of undergraduate study, two master's programs and 21 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Our second campus in Fort Wayne is home to the Manchester University College of Pharmacy, where graduates are awarded the Pharm.D. Doctoral degree.

Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing respect for ethnic, cultural and religious pluralism and an international consciousness. Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. As an institution rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester University values learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity, and community.

Work Schedule: Onsite classes are generally schedule between 8 AM and 5 PM.  Some classes, laboratories, events and/or meetings may be scheduled in the evening or on weekends. 

What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment committed to graduating persons of ability and conviction. We are consistently ranked as an Honor Roll Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

To Apply: We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Submit cover letter, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a CV, teaching philosophy, a syllabus for a recently taught course, and evidence of effective teaching to:

Preferred method of application: http://www.manchester.edu/ohr/apply/faculty/

Letters of recommendation may be sent to:

Human Resources
Manchester University
604 E College Ave.
North Manchester, IN 46962

Or e-mailed to: krjohnson@manchester.edu

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.

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