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Faculty Openings

Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Literature

The English Department at Knox College invites applications for a two-year contract, with the possibility of extension, for a Visiting Assistant Professor in early modern literature with strong interest in Shakespeare. Secondary fields are desirable, and PhD must be in hand or near completion. The successful candidate will be committed to teaching in a highly selective liberal arts college attracting a diverse, international student body.

Founded in 1837 in Galesburg, Illinois, Knox College enrolls 1,400 students from 48 states and 51 countries who have a strong passion for and commitment to intellectual community and experiential education. In keeping with a 177-year commitment to equal rights, we particularly welcome applications from women and members of other under-represented groups.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi or teaching portfolio, writing sample, and three letters of reference to english-search-user@knox.edu, Department of English, Knox College, Galesburg IL 61401. Review of applications begins April 11, 2014.


Assistant Professor of Economics

The Knox College Department of Economics invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning fall 2014. Knox College is an independent, selective liberal arts institution with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. We are seeking candidates with teaching and research interests in international economics and economic development. Familiarity with multiple paradigms is a plus as the Department is methodologically diverse. Teaching responsibilities may also include introductory and intermediate level macroeconomics, as well as contributing to the general liberal arts curriculum.

Successful candidates will have a sincere interest in quality undergraduate teaching at an institution that values and affirms diverse experiences. Candidates should have a desire to maintain an active research program. The teaching load is two courses in each of three 10 week terms. A Ph.D. at the time of appointment is preferred but ABD candidates will be considered.

Founded in 1837 in Galesburg, Illinois, Knox College enrolls 1,400 students from 48 states and 51 countries who have a strong passion for and commitment to intellectual community and experiential education. In keeping with a 177-year commitment to equal rights, we particularly welcome applications from women and members of other under-represented groups.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled with applications completed by December 10 receiving priority for interviews to be conducted at the ASSA meetings in Philadelphia, PA, January 3rd - 5th 2014.

To apply, please visit interfolio to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, sample of written work, statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (for example, teaching evaluations or sample assignments). Arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted.


 Assistant Professor of Physics

Knox College invites application for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor to start September, 2014. Candidates should have, or be near completion of a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field, and have enthusiasm for teaching all levels of undergraduate Physics and directing undergraduate research; field open.

Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, statements about their teaching and research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Professor Thomas Moses, Physics Department, Knox College, Galesburg, IL 61401. The selection process will begin on December 1 and continue until the position is filled. The Physics Department is committed to and has a strong record in encouraging students from underrepresented groups, particularly women, to pursue a major in physics, and applications from women and members of other underrepresented groups are especially welcome.

Knox College is a highly selective, independent liberal arts college with a student body of 1400 and a three-member Physics Department. Founded in 1837 in Galesburg, Illinois, Knox College enrolls students from 48 states and 51 countries who have a strong passion for and commitment to intellectual community and experiential education. Knox College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


Assistant Professor of Education--Generalist

Knox College seeks a tenure-track, assistant professor of Educational Studies, beginning Fall 2014; the position is for an education generalist. Candidates should have experience or expertise in working with diverse communities of learners. The Educational Studies Department offers certification program in 20 areas. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses (2/2/2 load), supervision of student teachers, advising education majors, and participating in the preparation of reports for program accreditation.

Certification and three years of teaching experience in a K-12 environment are required. A doctorate in an appropriate field is preferred; ABDs will be considered.

Review of applications begins November 15 and will continue until positions is filled. To apply, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names of three references and a sample of current research to: Edsearch2013-2014-user@knox.edu. Questions may be directed to Mrs. Peggy Danielson, 309-341-7510.

Knox is an independent, selective liberal arts institution with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Dedicated from its earliest years to offering a college education to people of color and to women, Knox currently enjoys one of the most diverse student bodies and faculty for a college of its size in the country. 29% of Knox students are first-generation college students, 34% come from low-income backgrounds, 25% are U.S. students of color, and 9% are international students.

In keeping with our 177-year commitment to equal rights, Knox College particularly welcomes applications from women and members of other under-represented groups. For more information on Knox, visit our website.


Assistant Professor of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Knox College is seeking to fill a tenure-track position beginning Fall 2014. Candidates should have expertise in clinical/counseling, abnormal, and/or developmental psychology. A Ph.D. at the time of appointment is preferred but ABD candidates will be considered.

Successful candidates will have a sincere interest in quality undergraduate teaching at an institution that values and affirms diverse experiences. Also, candidates should have a desire to maintain an active research program. The position involves a six-course teaching load that includes courses in areas of expertise, supervision of undergraduate research projects, and contributions to introductory psychology or the statistics/research methods sequence. The salary and start-up funds for the position are competitive; laboratory space is available. The department maintains a collegial environment and we have academically strong students, many of whom pursue graduate study; see the department's website for more information.

Review of applications begins December 1 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please send curriculum vitae, no more than three reprints of published research, statement on teaching, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Frank McAndrew, Department of Psychology, Knox College, Galesburg, IL 61401-4999.

Founded in 1837 in Galesburg, Illinois, Knox College enrolls 1,400 students from 48 states and 51 countries who have a strong passion for and commitment to intellectual community and experiential education. In keeping with a 177-year commitment to equal rights, we particularly welcome applications from women and members of other under-represented groups.


Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of sociology to begin fall 2014; teaching load is six courses. The Anthropology and Sociology Department offers a joint major that emphasizes the complementarities of the two disciplines and that culminates in faculty-supervised student research. Knox is an independent, selective liberal arts institution with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Dedicated from its earliest years to offering a college education to people of color and to women, Knox currently enjoys one of the most diverse student bodies and faculty for a college of its size in the country. 29% of Knox students are first-generation college students, 34% come from low-income backgrounds, 25% are U.S. students of color, and 9% are international students.

Qualifications
Ph.D. in sociology preferred; ABD considered. Research and teaching interests are open, but we will give preference to sociologists with experience teaching both qualitative and quantitative methods, and/or who have used mixed methods in their own research. The strongest applicants will be those that expand rather than duplicate the strengths of our existing faculty.

Please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching ability (to include teaching evaluations and sample syllabi for existing or future courses), a description of research interests, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Gabrielle Raley. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by October 1, 2013. Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

 

EOE/AA/Nondiscrimination Statement
In keeping with its commitment to equal rights since it was founded in 1837, Knox College particularly welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation or affectional preference, age, marital status, disability or other irrelevant factors in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics or any of its educational policies and programs.

Questions and comments regarding this policy should be addressed to Title IX Coordinator Lori Schroeder or Affirmative Action Officer/Deputy Title IX Coordinator Gina Zindt at Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, 61401-4999.