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There are 8 positions currently open at Catawba:

Stay tuned and check back often for other opportunities!

 

(Updated 2/20/18)
 
 
 

Assistant/Associate Professor of Exercise Science

Exercise Science: Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Exercise Science, Fall 2018.  Catawba College and the Department of Sport and Health Sciences is seeking a dynamic person to provide instruction for a rapidly growing exercise science program.  The positon will also require advising exercise science majors, coordinating internships and experiential learning, and curriculum maintenance.  Doctoral degree required.

The successful candidate must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to quality teaching, a strong promise for scholarly activity and professional service, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  The successful candidate will be expected to incorporate active learning strategies and effectively use instructional technology to support classroom instruction.  The candidate will be expected to provide ongoing academic advising and serve a diverse student population.  Evidence of research in the field of exercise science is highly desirable.  The candidate will be required to remain current with new trends and developments in the field and to promote the scholarship of teaching and learning through attendance at conferences, courses, seminars, and/or workshops, maintain office hours to assist and advise students, participate in campus committees, and engage in the academic life of the College.

Catawba College provides an education focused 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 and 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.

To Apply
Consideration will be given to completed applications until the position is filled.  Completed applications must include: a letter of interest, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three professional references.  Send to exercisescience@catawba.edu

Catawba College is an equal opportunity employer.  As such, the College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status unless allowed by law and deemed necessary to the operation of the College.  The College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing non-discrimination. 

  
 

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre

Position Description:
Full-time, Nine month, Tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre  

The Department of Theatre Arts at Catawba College seeks an exceptional professional with a primary specialization in musical theatre dance styles and choreography. The Department is particularly interested in recruiting an artist/scholar with a strong commitment to professional-level training in a vibrant undergraduate program with a heavy focus on the liberal arts.

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be able to take on varied responsibilities as the program demands, and we encourage applications from qualified candidates with a range of interests in this discipline. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to: teaching technique in ballet/jazz/tap and musical theatre styles, heading a collaborative student class-based Dance Ensemble, a dance minor, and choreographing productions. Extensive knowledge of musical theatre repertoire, a knowledge of current trends in the professional industry, and the skills required to work within those trends are essential to this position.

The candidate will choreograph at least one major musical per year, as well as supervise musical and dance performances by student musical theatre/dance ensembles.  Other instructional duties include coaching of students on musical theatre auditions, and advising. Other opportunities reflective of candidate’s expertise are possible. An active role in recruitment for the theatre program, participation in the larger College Community, and service on campus committees are required. 

Qualifications:
M.F.A. in Theatre, Dance, or other applicable degree.  At least two years of full-time teaching of musical theatre dance on the college/university level or in professional dance settings.  Technical skills necessary to teach multiple styles from the classical and contemporary Broadway repertoire. Understanding of musical theatre training, including acting and dance. Professional experience as a musical theatre choreographer and/or dancer. Evidence of commitment to collaboration, diversity, and excellence in the arts and higher education.

Catawba College’s nationally recognized Theatre Arts program offers BA, BFA, and BS degrees in the discipline. Our mission is to cultivate the growth of well-rounded artist/scholars who are accomplished leaders and theatre-makers who value creativity and collaboration as a way of understanding and connecting with the world. For a more in-depth profile, please visit www.catawba.edu/theatre.

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.”  Further information can be found at: www.catawba.edu

 

To Apply
Please e-mail a letter of application; CV; statement of teaching philosophy; a statement describing experiences with and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness; a list of three references with contact information to: lfslate@catawba.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately. First consideration will be given to candidates whose complete applications are received by March 1, 2018. Catawba College is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Catawba College is an equal opportunity employer.  As such, the College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status unless allowed by law and deemed necessary to the operation of the College.  The College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing non-discrimination. 

  
 

Assistant Swimming Coach

Catawba College (NCAA Division II) is seeking an immediate part-time Assistant Swimming Coach for the Men’s and Women’s Teams.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Head Coach in planning, coaching, and instructing practices in compliance with the College and NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Provide appropriate leadership, direction and supervision relevant to the academic progress and personal development of student-athletes.
  • Assist in the recruitment and retention of academically and athletically qualified prospective student-athletes.
  • Strong knowledge of Meet Manager and Team Manager software. Assist with meet set-up and meet operations
  • Lifeguard, CPR and AED certification must be current
  • Coordinate travel and meal planning
  • Other duties assigned by the Head Coach

Qualifications
Bachelor's degree and at least 2 years coaching experience requested. The candidate must have leadership experience and a demonstrated knowledge of innovative coaching strategies and techniques.

To Apply
Send a letter of interest, resume, and list of references to Michael Sever, Head Swimming Coach, at masever15@catawba.edu

 

Catawba College is an equal opportunity employer.  As such, the College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status unless allowed by law and deemed necessary to the operation of the College.  The College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing non-discrimination. 

  
 


Coordinator of Club Sports

Full-Time, Salaried Non-Exempt, 10 month position

Objective:
The purpose of this position is to recruit new students to the college who intend to participate in eSports and club sports as well as coordinate and oversee the efforts of these student-led clubs.

Essential Functions:

  • Recruit and develop student club sport athletes, including meeting goals of recruiting 12 new students per year
  • Responsible for eSports and monitoring academic development of players
  • Manage eSport schedule for each game within the leagues and schedule an eSport tournament on campus each year among current students for the purposes of recruitment
  • Oversee facility maintenance, including building and maintaining the gaming equipment, and equipment checkout for the eSports Gaming Lab
  • Develop the opportunities of other club sports on campus, including but not limited to Quidditch, Ultimate Frisbee, Cornhole, etc.
  • Responsible for promoting the club sports program by updating the website, producing a club sports brochure, creating and maintaining a club sports calendar/handbook, and dispersing information to the students, faculty, and staff of the university.
  • Establish and maintain memberships for all organizations pertaining to the Catawba-sanctioned intercollegiate clubs
  • Create and maintain handbook with guidelines and requirements for all clubs
  • Responsible for the recruitment, training, scheduling, supervision, and evaluation of all club coaches.
  • Responsible for scheduling an orientation session at the beginning of each semester and in-service training sessions periodically throughout each semester for all student staff.
  • Responsible for developing and enforcing all club sports policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for purchasing, maintaining, and keeping an accurate inventory of all program equipment.
  • Oversee the risk management program for the Club Sports Program and all related activities held on campus.
  • Oversee the club sports budgets.
  • Serve as professional advisor for all clubs.
  • Communicate regularly with the Dean of Students by providing updates of current programs, services, facilities, and operating budgets.

 

Job Standards:
Bachelor’s Degree preferred. 


Job Location:
 
Office of Student Affairs


Equipment Used:

Computers, printers, copiers, paper folding machines, phone, and Microsoft Office Software.


Critical Skills/Expertise:

Able to build and maintain computers. Applicants should be proficient with Microsoft Office software. Applicants should also possess strong interpersonal, conflict resolution, and communication skills as well as have the ability to communicate across various cultures. Candidates should be comfortable working with and managing student employees. Two years of experience in campus recreation (intramural sports) or a related field preferred. Up-to-date CPR/First Aid/AED Certifications preferred. A valid driver’s license.


To Apply
Please send your resume and application to Dr. Forrest Anderson - banderso@catawba.edu.

Catawba College is an equal opportunity employer.  As such, the College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status unless allowed by law and deemed necessary to the operation of the College.  The College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing non-discrimination. 

  
 



Director of Human Resources and Legal Counsel

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:  Direct report to the Executive Vice President and CFO

DESCRIPTION:
We are seeking an experienced individual to serve Catawba College as the Director of Human Resources to head our Human Resources efforts. We are looking for a candidate with a strong background in employment law to help the College address immediate needs to establish and strengthen policies and procedures and oversee our Title IX efforts. With the right candidate role could expand to encompass broader legal matters and General Counsel responsibilities.   The successful candidate will manage all operational and legal activities supporting the HR organization.  This person will also ensure that all human resources operations are managed effectively and will be responsible for developing HR strategies and providing sound advice to the Administration and Trustees of the College. The candidate will oversee all compliance efforts to identify risk, initiate appropriate mitigations and ensure that the College meets legal and accreditation standards.

We are looking for an individual who is an experienced professional with deep knowledge of all matters concerning Human Resources management.  This person must be able to directly manage a small team, but also possess strong communication and leadership skills to support and direct the entire College in HR matters.  The individual will need to work with broad constituencies to implement needed improvements on HR governance, College governance, employee performance management and Title IX compliance.


QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree required and 8 To 10 years of experience gained through increasingly responsible management positions with a functioning HR Office.  A  HR Generalist background is a plus.  Higher Education Institution experience is also a plus as is experience with Banner HR and Banner Payroll.

Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university with at least 5 years of compliance and legal experience as an in-house legal counsel.  Must be licensed to practice law in North Carolina.  Initially provide a broad legal support for HR related activities for the College with opportunities to expand the role to incorporate all in-house legal counsel support.

Experience with Title IX is also a plus.

Must possess strong and effective planning, organizational and leadership skills along with problem solving skills.  Must be detail oriented, flexible, and able to prioritize multiple projects.  Must have strong verbal and written communication skills and be able to effectively interface with students, faculty, staff and Trustees. 

Lead College efforts with local, regional and national HR organizations such as CUPA-HR and NCICU.

Ability and willingness to achieve excellent results with minimum supervision.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:
The key responsibilities of the Human Resources role are:

  1. Establish and oversee all employee related policies and procedures ensuring operational effectiveness and compliance with relevant local, state and federal requirements such as OSHA, ERISA, ADA, Wage and Hour, etc.
  2. Supervises the staff of the Human Resources Office.
  3. Support and lead in hiring, termination and performance management practices for the College.  Draft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to protect the College’s full legal rights.
  4. Provides coaching, direction and acts as a resource to research and answer any questions pertaining to salary, benefits, personnel, and employment/personnel issues for employees and managers.  Assists with problem identification and resolution.
  5. Selects, recommends, and negotiates with insurance carriers to provide the broadest spectrum of employee benefits and the most reasonable cost to the College.  Selects and coordinates the use of outside consultants, legal counsel, etc. for issues pertaining to human resources.
  6. Establish wage and salary structures, pay policies, performance appraisal programs, employee benefit programs and services.  Oversees the management and analysis of salary, compensation, and merit increase systems according to College policies.  Administers the annual staff performance appraisal process.  Administers wage and salary policies while ensuring competitive rates of pay and competitive benefits.  Participate in annual wage and benefits surveys through CUPA-HR.
  7. Participates in the development and implementation of in-house management training programs that address the college's changing needs (i.e. Interviewing Skills, Sexual Harassment Training, OSHA Training, etc.)
  8. Participates as a member of the management team involved in planning and strategizing projects, policies and systems that impact the college as a whole.
  9. Provides leadership and direction to develop and refine Human Resource Policies and Procedures.  Helps direct the college's strategies for overall team development.
  10. Establish college programs and/or policies that will:
    • Deliver recognition and appreciation;
    • Solve employee problems;
    • Protect employees from harassment and humiliation;
    • Solicit input on employment and business matters;
    • Provide employment and business related information;
    • Ensure consistency where situations are similar;
    • Accommodate special circumstances as appropriate;
    • Ensure due process in terms of performance management; and,
    • Treat all employees with respect and dignity.
  11. Establish HR as a strategic resource for the administration, the department heads and for supervisors for coordinating grievance procedures, resolving employee relations issues, and maintaining consistent applications of code of conduct or corrective discipline procedures.
  12. Supervises employee welfare plans such as retirement, life insurance, disability plans, leave of absence, health care, and other Section 125 benefits.
  13. Engages in Community relations and represents the College to the public. Become a member of, and participate in, CUPA-HR chapter in NC, the Southern Region CUPA-HR and also with the national CUPA-HR organization.
  14. Performs other related duties and assignments as assigned by the Executive Vice President and CFO.
  15. Maintains knowledge higher education trends and employment legislation and ensures the College’s compliance.

 

To Apply
To apply, please send one PDF compiled document to lfarmer@catawba.edu with the following information: (1) cover letter expressing interest and reviewing qualifications (2) list of three references, none of whom will be contacted without the candidate’s permission, and (3) CV. Review of applications will begin immediately.  In order to ensure full consideration, please submit materials no later than Friday, January 5, 2018.

Catawba College is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status, unless allowed by law and deemed necessary to the operation of the College. The College complies with all federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination.

 


 

Executive & Recruitment Assistant, Environment & Sustainability Department 

JOB OBJECTIVE:
The purpose of this position is to assist the Department  of Environment  and Sustainability and Chair in day-to-day  support  initiatives, with a special eye to the recruitment of new students  (70% departmental/30% recruitment support) as well as public outreach for the Department. Responsibilities include assisting  management, oversight,  and procedures for Departmental and Chair support,  providing  an additional public face for the Department, plus assisting the Chair and professional  Admissions  staff with scheduling and coordinating Chair recruitment  visits (incorporating  communications and coordination of recruitment activities with the EGAP coordinator  in the Office of Admissions, and planning and executing recruitment events associated  with all Environment and Sustainability programs). 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Plan, schedule, and coordinate  often-complex  calendars using independent problem-solving and logistical acumen
  • Act on behalf of the Chair in determining  administrative  priorities  in support of a dynamic and rapidly-growing Department with multiple ongoing activities  as well as forward-facing recruitment and development efforts
  • Respond  to inquiries for a wide range of stakeholders, including  students, faculty, fellow staff members,  administrators, and supporters
  • Serve as primary liaison between  the Department and Chair as needed to other Departments, Schools, and Stakeholders for the development and execution  of events and programs  both on- and off-campus.
  • Compose correspondence and support documents for Departmental and Chair business, travel, reporting,  purchasing/reimbursement, events, and programs
  • Prioritize,  draft, and disseminate public outreach and social media content for promotion of the Department, its activities, students,  and achievements
  • Manage  multiple projects and programs simultaneously; charting,  planning, predicting, tracking,  and reporting on progress,  achievements,  and objectives
  • Perform  and assist in administrative tasks across a broad range of projects and initiatives
  • Independently plan travel for faculty to meet with prospective  students including making all necessary  arrangements  (i.e rental car and hotel reservations) and appropriate follow-up prior to and post visit.
  • Coordinate opportunities  for the faculty to engage with prospective students within the community and primary recruitment  market in coordination with the Chair as well as the Admissions Department,  such as guest lecturing and/or assembly  presentations.
  • Plan and execute on campus event(s)  including but not limited to the purpose of
  • recruiting  prospective Environment  and Sustainability  students; may be done in conjunction with existing events through the Center for the Environment.
  • Support the planning and execution  of scholarship competitions.
  • Oversee the collection of scholarship  applications from prospective students.
  • Utilize the Admissions CRM system (Recruit) to review student information and record correspondence with students.
  • Meet regularly with institutional  collaborative-recruitment coordinator  from the Office of
  • Admissions.
  • Provide, represent, and report to the Chair on all accounting,  financial and otherwise, related to the department  budget, donations, gifts, scholarships, applications, and their dispositions related, but not limited to, the Department, stakeholders, student engagement and recruitment,  faculty and staff activities and performance
  • Supervise other staff and work-study  assistants as needed
  • Ability to work some evenings or weekends as needed
  • Perform additional duties and needed or required by the Department  and/or Chair

JOB STANDARDS:
Bachelor's Degree Required.  Master's Degree in a communication-, scientific-,  or environment-related discipline preferred.

JOB LOCATION:  
Department  of Environment  and Sustainability, Catawba College, Salisbury, NC, 28144


EQUIPMENT USED:
Computers,  printers, copiers, scanners, paper folding machines, phone, Microsoft Office and Admissions/Enrollment software.


CRITICAL  SKILLS/EXPERTISE:
Knowledge of Academic Departmental  and Admissions processes,  procedures, and systems. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; working knowledge of Admissions CRM preferred. Organizational, problem-solving  and communication  skills.

Self-starter and able to work independently. Ability to work collaboratively with co-workers and student assistants. 2 years of Executive Assistant or College Admissions  experience preferred.


To Apply
Please send resume and application to ljdollar17@catawba.edu.

Catawba College is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status, unless allowed by law and deemed necessary to the operation of the College. The College complies with all federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination.

 


 

 

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (Human Biology Speciality)

The Department of Biology at Catawba College invites applications for a full time, nine-month academic appointment as a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialty in Human Biology to begin in August, 2018. Areas of specialized training and research interests in human biology may include but are not limited to, reproduction, biomechanics, nutrition, growth and development, epidemiology, medicine, immunology, human disease, and human anatomy.

Job Duties:

  1. teaching non-majors and majors biology classes including, anatomy and physiology, comparative anatomy, nutrition, and other courses based on the applicant’s area of specialization. Teaching load is a 4:4, equivalent to four lectures or lab sections per semester;
  2. leading pre-med and pre-health advising for the Department of Biology;
  3. mentoring students in an active undergraduate research program;
  4. collaboration with students, fellow faculty, and administrators in a collaborative liberal arts learning environment. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the College's first year seminar experience and the Honors Program and will be dedicated to teaching excellence.

Job Requirements:
Hold a PhD in a relevant field, equivalent terminal degree, or ABD. Post-doctoral research or college teaching experience preferred.

Catawba College is a small college with a liberal arts foundation located in Salisbury, NC, approximately 45 minutes from Charlotte and Greensboro-Winston Salem.  Catawba College is only 30 minutes away from the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC where opportunities exist for research collaboration in health related fields including, human health and performance, drug discovery, and metabolomics. The sciences are on the move at Catawba College with the formation of a Department of Environment and Sustainability and a recently approved Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The Biology Department is among the fastest growing at the College, and provides a dynamic and collegial work environment, with an emphasis on experiential and service learning.  


To Apply
Applications should be submitted as single PDF file via email and include:

  1. cover letter,
  2. CV,
  3. statement of teaching philosophy & experience,
  4. statement of research interests including how undergraduates can be incorporated into a small college research program,
  5. unofficial copy of transcript for terminal degree, and
  6. contact information for at least three references, to Larry Farmer Director of Human Resources, lfarmer@catawba.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.  In order to ensure full consideration, please submit materials no later than Wed, February 28, 2018. 

Catawba College is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status unless allowed by law and deemed necessary to the operation of the College. The College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing non-discrimination.

 


 

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of GIS, Remote Sensing, and Conservation

Description
The newly-formed, generously-funded, and rapidly-developing Department of Environment & Sustainability at Catawba College seeks to add a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of GIS and Remote Sensing to their dynamic, collegial, and progressive faculty cohort. This will be a full-time, nine-month faculty appointment beginning in August, 2018. Responsibilities include teaching in the Department’s emerging GIS program, introductory courses on Air-, Water-, and/or Land-related environmental science, and special topics courses in the applicant’s additional areas of strength or interest.

The successful candidate with have promising track records in undergraduate teaching, their own active research programs and peer-reviewed publications, student-centered directed study and mentorship, and teamwork as a part of a close-knit academic program. Teaching requirements will be a combination of 4 lecture or lab sections per semester, in addition to independent studies and mentorship on an ad hoc basis.

Responsibilities
Departmental responsibilities will include collaborating on the final stages of creating a formal interdisciplinary GIS certificate program, new course development, student advising, and being a point of contact for interested student recruits, among others. College-level responsibilities generally expect participation on 1-2 academic committees on a rolling basis.

Candidates with strength in GIS and remote sensing, with particular interest in (but not limited to) a combination of: environmental impact assessment, land cover change, global biodiversity databases, droning, urban planning, programming, biodiversity conservation, and/or climate monitoring, are particularly encouraged to apply. PhD required (final stage ABD accepted).

Catawba College is a small college with a liberal arts foundation located in Salisbury, NC, approximately 45 minutes from Charlotte and Greensboro-Winston Salem. We offer a 3-2 BS/MEM collaboration with Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, diverse study abroad opportunities, generous scholarship support for undergraduate Environment & Sustainability majors, as well as excellent departmental support to augment faculty teaching and research development.

To Apply
Applications should be submitted as a single PDF file via email and include: (1) cover letter, (2) CV, (3) statement of teaching philosophy & experience, (4) statement of research interests including how undergraduates can be incorporated into a small college research program, (5) unofficial copy of transcripts for terminal degrees, and (6) contact information for at least three references, to Larry Farmer, Director of Human Resources, lfarmer@catawba.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. In order to ensure full consideration, please submit materials no later than Wednesday, February 28, 2018. 

Catawba College is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status, unless allowed by law and deemed necessary to the operation of the College. The College complies with all federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination.

 

 


 

 Catawba College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.