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There are 7 positions currently open at Catawba:

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(Updated 11/21/14)

Assistant Professor, Analytical Chemistry

Catawba College's Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin in August, 2015. It is preferred that applicants for this position hold a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry; ABD will be considered.

The primary responsibility of this position will be to teach lecture and laboratory courses in Analytical Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis, General Chemistry, and general education level Forensic Science.  Candidates able to teach Inorganic Chemistry in addition to the Analytical sequence are especially encouraged to apply.  The College maintains research and educational laboratories equipped with IR, NMR, GC/MS, HPLC, ICP, UV-Vis, Fluorescence, STM/AFM, and SEM instruments.  Preference will be given to those candidates interested in teaching in interdisciplinary programs such as the First Year Seminar and Honors Programs.

Catawba’s mission is to “provide an education rich in personal attention that blends the knowledge and competencies of liberal studies with career preparation.”  In fulfilling its mission, Catawba focuses its educational philosophy on a liberal education, which entails a broad range of knowledge, intellectual and practical skills, and individual and social responsibility fostered and developed in all academic programs, including general education and majors from the freshman to senior years. The college emphasizes an interactive, engaging, and in-depth approach to teaching (4-4 course load); candidates will have a demonstrated record of classroom excellence, with a commitment to scholarship, advising and service. 

How to Apply:
Applications will only be accepted electronically and should include the following as a single PDF file: (1) cover letter, (2) CV, (3) statement of teaching philosophy & experience, (4) research proposal, (5) unofficial copies of transcripts, and (6) contact information for three references. Electronic applications and inquiries should be sent to Dr. Carol Ann Miderski, chemdept@catawba.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and the priority deadline is November 15, 2014. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. The College strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Catawba College is an equal opportunity employer.
 



Associate or Full Professor, Artist/Scholar, Generalist, Theatre Arts Department


The Department of Theatre Arts at Catawba College seeks a mid-career, theatre generalist to fill a full-time, tenure track faculty appointment beginning August 2015.  We desire an artist/scholar who specializes in the teaching of performance with a proven track record in directing all genres (including musicals). Additionally, we hope to engage a colleague who is highly collaborative, interested in curricular innovation, and who possesses proven leadership skills.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have an earned terminal degree in the discipline, 10+ years of experience in higher education, and expertise in one or more of these additional specialty areas: Voice and Speech (Linklater, Lessac, or other), Theatre History/Theory/ Criticism, Music Directing, New Play Development, Theatre Arts Education, Opportunities to participate in the College’s honors and first-year seminar programs are also available.  

About Our Program:
Catawba College’s nationally recognized Theatre Arts program offers BA, BFA, and BS degrees in the discipline. We cultivate practitioners well versed in their craft, but also well-rounded artists who are ethical, curious, flexible thinkers, collaborators, and creators. We believe that the best artistic work comes from accepting challenges, seeking self-improvement, and striving for collaboration over competition. For a more in-depth profile, please visit www.catawba.edu/theatre.

About Catawba:
Catawba College is a private, coeducational, residential, primarily undergraduate institution located in the Piedmont of North Carolina. We provide an education focused on an institutional philosophy of a liberal education, including a broad range of knowledge, intellectual and practical skills, and individual and social responsibility fostered and developed in all academic programs, including general education and majors, and from the freshman to senior years. The college’s mission is to provide “students an education rich in personal attention that blends the knowledge and competencies of liberal studies with career preparation” and to enable “students to reach their highest potential while becoming responsible citizens.”  Learn more at www.catawba.edu

To Apply:
Please e-mail a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy and professional goals, a list of references with contact information, and three current letters of recommendation to: lfslate@catawba.eduReview of applications will begin immediately. First consideration will be given to candidates whose complete applications are received by December 1, 2014.

Catawba College is an equal opportunity employer.



Chair, Nursing Program


Description: 
 
Catawba College invites applications for the chair of its inaugural nursing program. The chair will provide innovative and dynamic leadership to develop a nursing initiative, beginning with the RN-to-BSN program, that blends the knowledge and competencies of liberal studies with career preparation. Future opportunities to expand offerings in this area are expected. 

Catawba College provides an education that focuses on an institutional philosophy of a liberal education, which entails a broad range of knowledge, intellectual and practical skills, and individual and social responsibility fostered and developed in all academic programs, including general education and majors, and from the freshman to senior years. 

The college’s mission is to provide “students an education rich in personal attention that blends the knowledge and competencies of liberal studies with career preparation” and to enable “students to reach their highest potential while becoming responsible citizens.”  Further information on the college can be found at: www.catawba.edu

In creating and overseeing the development of the nursing initiative, Catawba seeks a leader who can utilize the principles of a recent American Association of Colleges of Nursing report on the essentials of baccalaureate education for professional nursing practice, which advocates a base of “liberal education” to provide the distinguishing cornerstone for the study and practice of professional nursing.

Located in Salisbury, N.C., and only forty minutes from Charlotte and Winston-Salem/Greensboro, Catawba College is seeking to partner with private hospitals and the Department of Veterans Affairs’ W. G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center in creating a nursing program. 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Nursing, Doctorate preferred.
  • Licensure as Registered Nurse in  the State of North Carolina
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and nursing education administration.
  • Knowledge of the North Carolina Board of Nursing rules, regulations, and educational standards.
  • Knowledge of the accreditation standards of the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the curriculum for the nursing program.
  • Prepare course schedules, and arrange for clinical experiences for students
  • Manage budget and personnel
  • Develop clinical partnerships with local and regional health care providers.
  • Assist in community outreach and fundraising
  • Assist in recruitment of students into the program
  • Provide excellence in teaching and advisement of students
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate faculty in nursing
  • Ensure that the program meets accreditation standards and prepare reports required by accrediting agency.
  • Develop a strategic plan (consistent with the College’s Strategic Plan) for growth and advancement of the Nursing program and addition of new degree programs.

Applications will only be accepted electronically and should include the following as a single PDF file: (1) cover letter that describes qualifications to serve as the founding chair of the Nursing Program, (2) CV/resume, (3) statement of philosophy of nursing education, and (4) contact information for three professional references.   Electronic applications and inquiries should be sent to Dr. Constance Rogers-Lowery clowery@catawba.edu.  Review of application will begin immediately and the priority deadline is October 1, 2014.  Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.  The College strongly encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups.

Catawba College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Dean, Ketner School of Business


Description:

Catawba College seeks a dynamic and energetic leader to serve as the Dean of the Ralph Ketner School of Business and, for highly qualified individuals, to serve as the Elias A. and Rose B. Saleeby Endowed Professor.

The college's mission is to provide "students an education rich in personal attention that blends the knowledge and competencies of liberal studies with career preparation" and to enable "students to reach their highest potential while becoming responsible citizens." In carrying out this mission, Catawba focuses on an institutional philosophy of a liberal education, which entails a broad range of knowledge, intellectual and practical skills, and individual and social responsibility fostered and developed in all academic programs, including general education and majors, and from the freshman to senior years.

As its mission, Catawba's Ketner School of Business prepares traditional and nontraditional students for successful personal, business, and professional careers by blending a strong foundation in the liberal arts with the highest quality business education and to build upon the College's values by providing an environment where students can develop into business and professional leaders of the highest moral character.

The Ketner School has ten full-time faculty, four part-time and adjunct faculty, and over 130 students who have declared majors housed in the School.

The Dean will be charged with leading the faculty and staff of The Ketner School in a manner that provides students with a quality education, faculty and staff with appropriate and satisfying career experiences, all the while maintaining the desired academic integrity.

Requirements:

  • Significant experience in business education.
  • Demonstrated successful leadership and strong management abilities, including a track record of collaboration and consensus building.
  • A record of success in developing relationships, both internal and external, in an academic or professional setting.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to articulate a clear and strategic vision to multiple constituencies.
  • Strong commitment to the value of teaching; an earned doctorate or record of significant success in business.

Compensation:
Compensation will be commensurate with experience, which includes a competitive base salary, benefits, and relocation assistance.

The college is located in Salisbury, NC, in the heart of the North Carolina piedmont and 45 minutes from either Charlotte or Winston-Salem via I-85.

More Information:

For more information, please contact:

Kenneth D. Carrick, Jr., President
Coleman Lew + Associates, Inc.
Executive Search Consultants
326 West Tenth Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
E-mail: CCDean@colemanlew.com
Phone: (704) 377-0362 (office)

Catawba College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Financial Aid Office Assistant / Work-Study Coordinator

Summary:
Provide a variety of duties under the supervision of the Director of Financial Aid and administrative staff in support of general office activities.  Must possess a general working knowledge of financial aid policies as well as federal and state regulations for financial aid.

Work Performed:
Serve as department receptionist.  Position requires administrative duties such as incoming/outgoing mail processing, screen telephone incoming calls, office voice mail monitoring, office email account monitoring, and office supply monitoring/ordering.  Tracking all student/parent financial aid required documents in the Banner system.

Coordinates Catawba’s Federal Work-Study and Campus Employment programs by posting/monitoring available on-campus jobs, making job assignments, collecting any required forms, and processing certain Banner payroll information to the Business Office.  Serve as a liaison between students and work supervisors.  Maintain and enforce the Policies and Procedures of the work-study program at Catawba.  Conduct policies and procedures training sessions for students and supervisors.  Responsible for Federal Work-Study reporting and maintaining all relevant data in Banner.  Position is expected to closely monitor Federal Work-Study earnings for students as well as College spendings after each monthly payroll. 

Provide financial aid counseling and/or answer inquiries from various sources to include College applicants, current students, parents, and high school counselors.  Occasional evening and weekend work for recruitment events as well as Preview Day and Orientation for new students. 

Coordinate, provide, and track all federally required loan exit interviews.

Supervise Financial Aid student workers.  Maintain student financial aid files and organize long-term storage operations for student aid files as required by Federal and State regulations.

All other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications and Skills:
Bachelor’s degree required.  Knowledge of federal/state financial aid regulations and programs.  1-3 years of financial aid experience preferred.  Ability to work occasional nights and/or weekend hours.  Knowledge of computer based applications such as: Banner/Cognos, and Microsoft Office suite required (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).  Position requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills, customer service skills, ability to work in a team environment, counsel students and parents on financial aid/student account matters, and occasional lifting of office supplies or equipment up to 30-40 lbs.

How To Apply:
To apply, please send an electronic copy of your resume and cover letter to Melissa Barnette at mbarnett@catawba.edu.  

Catawba College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 



Reference/Instruction Librarian, Corriher-Linn-Black Library

The Corriher-Linn-Black Library of Catawba College seeks a highly-motivated

Reference and Instruction Librarian with strong interpersonal and teaching skills and a demonstrated commitment to superior customer service.

The successful candidate will: 

  • Provide and manage reference services
  • Oversee and coordinate the library’s campus information literacy program
  • Contribute to web-based subject research guides
  • Develop collaborative ongoing relationships with faculty, students and staff to support teaching, learning and research
  • Serve on faculty committees
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the director

The position is a full-time, 12 month, non-tenure track faculty appointment reporting to the Director of the Library. Some evening and weekend work may be required.


Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-Accredited Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science
  • Exceptional teaching skills with a focus on information literacy
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems
  • Familiarity with electronic information resources
  • Excellent oral, written and personal communication skills

Preferred:

  • Post-MLS experience in an academic library
  • Experience with OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services
  • Experience with Subjects Plus and HTML
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing exceptional customer service to students, faculty, and staff

Located in Salisbury, North Carolina, Catawba College is committed to providing students an education rich in personal attention that blends the knowledge and competency of liberal studies with career preparation. 

Salary and rank commensurate with experience. Benefits include vacation, sick leave, excellent insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement options, and educational privileges.

 

Application Process:
Send a letter of application, resume or vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to:

Steve McKinzie, Corriher-Linn-Black Library
Catawba College
2300 W Innes St
Salisbury, NC 28144

Or e-mail to: smckinzi@catawba.edu
(subject line: Reference and Instruction Librarian)

Review of candidates will begin on October 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Catawba College is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer.



  Senior Programmer/Analyst, Development Office

Catawba College seeks a highly-motivated and experienced programmer/analyst with strong interpersonal and technical skills to assist this business area in successful use of a wide-range of enterprise technologies employed to achieve desired business results.

The successful candidate will: 

  • Extend and configure vendor solutions to meet business needs, including: develop/modify data entry forms, data tables/views, reports, data processing scripts, and batch jobs; extract data from and import data into systems; create/manage communications from systems; build interfaces between systems
  • Provide software support to all Development Office personnel using the enterprise system and related software; this includes answering questions, resolving software issues/problems, writing documentation, and doing training
  • Provide expert knowledge of the data structures and functionality of systems
  • Oversee the department’s data  integrity efforts; write scripts to identify/correct data  integrity issues; document data integrity standards and procedures
  • Communicate regularly, both verbally and in writing, with users and management, regarding the status of technology issues, work requests and projects
  • Develop and maintain technical and end-user systems documentation
    • Analyze new and changing business needs and identify technology solutions to address these needs
    • Understand and follow proper change management procedures in all development work

This position is a full-time, year-round appointment, jointly reporting to the Vice-President of Development and the Chief Information Officer. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.


D
esired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of programming experience in an enterprise environment, preferably in Higher Education
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Outstanding customer service skills and work ethic
    • Problem solving skills, and the ability to think creatively to identify solutions to business challenges
    • Current knowledge of enterprise systems and related software packages in Higher Education
    • Experience with relational database management systems and reporting tools, especially Oracle and MySQL
  • Experience with:
    • Banner Advancement and Advancement Self-Service
    • Banner Operational Data Store (ODS)
    • Cognos Query and Report Studio
    • Cognos Framework Manager
  • Relevant programming experience, including proficiency with SQL, PL/SQL, and several scripting languages (especially Linux shell scripts, PHP, JavaScript, VBScript, Ruby, Groovy)
  • Knowledge of the Linux and Windows operating systems and the Microsoft Office applications, especially more advanced features of Excel (such as macros and pivot tables) and Word (such as mail merge)
  • Working familiarity with web-page design languages and tools (e.g. HTML5, CSS3, responsive design)

Salary commensurate with skills and experience. Benefits include vacation, sick leave, insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement options, and educational privileges.

The College is located in historic Salisbury, North Carolina, a city of 33,000, about 45 minutes from Charlotte and Greensboro. Catawba College, founded in 1851, is committed to providing students an education rich in personal attention that blends the knowledge and competency of liberal studies with career preparation.


More Information:

 


Application Process:
Send the Catawba employment application, letter of interest, resume, and list of references to: Joanna Jasper, Chief Information Officer at jljasper@catawba.edu

Review of candidates will begin on November 24, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Catawba College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 


Catawba College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.