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Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of German 2016-17

To begin Fall, 2016. Ph.D. preferred, but ABDs will be considered. This position is a one-year visiting position with the possibility of renewal. We invite applications from generalists with interests and experience in teaching language, literature, and culture at all undergraduate levels of our proficiency-oriented program and whose specialty areas may also contribute to other programs of the College (e.g., gender and women's studies, film studies, religious studies, etc.). The normal teaching load is two courses per ten week trimester. Experience in working with diverse populations of students and ability to teach successfully in a multicultural environment preferred.

Please send the following materials as one PDF document: (1) letter of application, (2) CV and (3) unofficial graduate transcript to Professor Todd Heidt at germansearch@knox.edu. Please include "German VAP Search" in the subject of the email. Three letters of recommendation should be forwarded directly by recommenders via email to germansearch@knox.edu as well. For full consideration, please submit all materials by April 22.

Knox College is an independent, top-100 national liberal arts college. Founded in 1837 in Galesburg, Illinois, Knox enrolls 1,420 students from 48 states and more than 51 countries. Our students have a strong passion for and commitment to intellectual community and experiential education. In keeping with our 178-year commitment to equal rights, we particularly welcome applications from women and members of other under-represented groups. For more information on Knox, visit our Web site at https://www.knox.edu.


Visiting Assistant Professor -Greek

The Department of Classics at Knox College invites applications for a one year, two thirds time appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor with specialization in Greek language, literature, and culture for the 2016-17 academic year. The successful candidate will be able to teach Greek language at all levels, as well as courses in classical literature and culture in translation. Ability to teach visual and material culture will be especially welcome. The appointment may be increased to full time if the successful candidate can offer courses that contribute to Africana Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, Art History, or other programs. Knox College offers three academic terms per year, with a teaching load of two courses per term.

We seek a creative, energetic undergraduate teacher. Previous experience teaching Greek is essential. Both PhDs and ABDs will be considered. Compensation is pro-rated based on a full-time faculty salary and the position includes benefits.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, transcript (unofficial is acceptable), a statement of teaching philosophy with course syllabi, one chapter-length sample of scholarly work, and three letters of reference. Submit applications and supporting material to Professor Lawrence Breitborde at classicssearch@knox.edu. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 28 until the position is filled.

Knox College is an independent, top-100 national liberal arts college. Founded in 1837 in Galesburg, Illinois, Knox enrolls 1,420 students from 48 states and more than 51 countries. Our students have a strong passion for and commitment to intellectual community and experiential education. In keeping with our 178-year commitment to equal rights, we particularly welcome applications from women and members of other under-represented groups. For more information on Knox, visit our Web site at https://www.knox.edu.


Sabbatical Replacement Position, Chemistry

Knox College a selective, private liberal arts college in western Illinois with a strong record of undergraduate research and well-equipped research facilities http://www.knox.edu invites applications for 5/6ths time sabbatical replacement position in Chemistry. The position begins September 1, 2016. The successful candidate will be able to contribute to both the organic and general chemistry curriculum; other teaching assignments are possible based on candidate experience and specialty. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation sent directly to Search committee Chair at chemistrysearch@knox.edu. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by April 10, 2016.

Knox College is an independent, top-100 national liberal arts college that enrolls 1,420 undergraduate students. Knox is a vibrant and creative community with a campus population of remarkable diversity that includes students from across the U.S. and more than 51 countries, significant representation of first-generation college students, and substantial cultural and racial-ethnic diversity. Students have a strong commitment to intellectual and experiential education. In keeping with our 178-year commitment to equity and access, we particularly welcome applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Knox College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.


Sabbatical Replacement Position, Biochemistry

Knox College a selective, private liberal arts college in western Illinois with a strong record of undergraduate research and well-equipped research facilities http://www.knox.edu invites applications for a 5/6ths time sabbatical replacement position in Biochemistry. The position begins September 1, 2016. The successful candidate will be able to teach undergraduate level Biochemistry courses as well as a cell biology course; other teaching assignments are possible based on candidate experience and specialty. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation sent directly to Search committee Chair at biochemistrysearch@knox.edu. Review of applications will begin April 7, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

Knox College is an independent, top-100 national liberal arts college that enrolls 1,420 undergraduate students. Knox is a vibrant and creative community with a campus population of remarkable diversity that includes students from across the U.S. and more than 51 countries, significant representation of first-generation college students, and substantial cultural and racial-ethnic diversity. Students have a strong commitment to intellectual and experiential education. In keeping with our 178-year commitment to equity and access, we particularly welcome applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Knox College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.


History of East Asia
Department of History

The Department of History at Knox College invites applications for a one-year replacement appointment at the rank of visiting assistant professor / instructor effective September 1, 2016, with specialization in the field of Japanese history, with an ability to teach other courses on East Asian cultures. PhD expected, but ABDs will be considered. Candidates should have experience in or commitment to working with diverse populations of students. Review of applications will begin on March 11, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

The successful candidate will teach introductory courses in East Asian civilizations, intermediate courses in Japanese history, and possibly an upper-level research course based upon the candidate's area of expertise. Other teaching responsibilities will depend upon the candidate's specialties. Candidates should be able to support our Japanese study abroad programs.

This position is part of the global approach to history that is a core principle of the department. It also makes a vital contribution to our commitment to interdisciplinary cooperation, allowing the department to maintain connections with other campus programs and departments, particularly the programs in Asian Studies and International Studies.

Knox College, established in 1837, is an independent, highly selective liberal arts institution with a diverse student body and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. In keeping with the college's 178-year commitment to equal rights, Knox actively encourages women and members of other underrepresented groups to apply. Interested applicants should apply electronically by submitting a PDF of their letter of application, C.V., evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as course evaluations, and two examples of syllabi to eastasianhistorysearch@knox.edu. Applicants should also have three letters of recommendation (or corresponding placement dossier) sent to the same address. Those unable to send electronic versions may send printed copies to:

Japanese History Search
Attn. Catherine Denial
Knox College
2 East South St, K-74
Galesburg, IL 61401


Interim Director of The Knox Jazz Ensemble

The Knox College Music Department invites applications for a one-year, ½ time position as Interim Director of The Knox Jazz Ensemble. Responsibilities include:

  • direction of one large jazz ensemble including auditions, student leadership assignments and student development within the large ensemble (including programming and concert planning), and four concerts over the academic year
  • close collaborative work with the Jazz Program director in programming and artistic decisions related to the fall residency and spring jazz festival (including collaborative work and program development with guest artists)
  • conducting student auditions for large and small jazz ensembles and assignment of performers to the 7-9 small ensembles in the jazz program
  • conducting prospective student auditions
  • assignment to additional jazz directing and coaching opportunities as needed by the department and in consultation with the candidate (including but not limited to small ensemble direction and private lesson instruction)

The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience as a director of both large and small jazz ensembles and performance. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to fostering an inclusive artistic learning environment, must have outstanding professional collaborative, communication, and organizational skills, and must demonstrate the pedagogical flexibility to develop jazz ensemble and improvisation skills with a diverse student population, including majors, non-majors, and student musicians new to the genre of jazz. A master's degree in music or professional performance equivalent is required; DMA (or ABD) preferred. The position is open to any instrument specialization.

Period of Appointment: September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2017

Applications should include a cover letter, CV or resumé (including list of references with contact information), and three letters of reference. Performance and directing video/audio recordings may be requested. Please send materials to jazzsearch@knox.edu.

Review of applications will begin March 18, 2016 and will continue until position is filled.

Knox College is an independent, top-100 national liberal arts college. The College is a vibrant and creative community with a campus population of remarkable diversity that includes students from across the U.S. and more than 51 countries, significant representation of first-generation college students, and substantial cultural and racial-ethnic diversity. Students have a strong commitment to intellectual and experiential education. In keeping with our 178-year commitment to equity and access, we particularly welcome applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Knox College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.


Artist in Residence 

Mission
The Knox College Artist in Residence program began in 2009 with support from (Galesburg-based) Dick Blick Art Materials. The primary mission of the program is to enrich the educational experience of students through exposure to artists whose perspectives, sensibilities, or ways of working are not represented by regular faculty or curricula. An additional goal is to benefit the wider community through educational or creative opportunities, or to engage community constituents as potential participants in collaborative and community-based projects. Although the focus is not exclusively on community involvement, artists interested in engaging diverse communities are encouraged to apply.

Terms and Expectations
We are currently seeking applicants for Fall Term 2016—Sept. 1 - Dec. 2. Applicants should hold an MFA or record of equivalent professional achievement.

Resident Artists receive a stipend and are provided with accommodations and spacious studio. Non-teaching resident artists will be expected to spend a minimum of 5 days per week on site, and to be available 3-5 hours per week for advanced student critiques or informal interaction with students.

Additional compensation may be available to artists interested in designing and teaching a course relevant to their expertise. We are particularly looking for someone interested in teaching an introductory printmaking class for fall 2016. Teaching resident artists will spend an additional 5 hrs/wk in class, with additional informal time.

In each case, residents will be expected to produce a project or body of work, will be given a solo show and asked to donate one work produced during the residency to the college.

Benefits for the Artist

  • Stipend (and potential teaching compensation)
  • An opportunity for relatively undivided creative time in a quiet setting.
  • An opportunity to work with, or otherwise engage community members.
  • Potential teaching experience in a small, vital liberal arts college.
  • Great students, stimulating department.
  • Easy availability of materials through the Blick warehouse/discount store.
  • Great studio and gallery space in our off-campus alternative space.
  • Solo exhibit

Applications should include:

  • A letter of interest describing potential benefits for students, the community, and your own professional/creative growth.
  • CV
  • 15 jpegs or website link.
  • Contact info for two references.

Review of applications will begin April 1, 2016.
Email to: artistresidence@knox.edu or mail to: Jennifer Lazarz attn: Mark Holmes, Chair, Dept of Art and Art History, Knox College, 2 E. South St, Galesburg, IL, 61401.

To learn about Knox College https://www.knox.edu; See also https://www.knox.edu/employment-at-knox; or Knox Art Department http://departments.knox.edu/artdept/index.html

Knox College is an independent, top-100 national liberal arts college. The College is a vibrant and creative community with a campus population of remarkable diversity that includes students from across the U.S. and more than 51 countries, significant representation of first-generation college students, and substantial cultural and racial-ethnic diversity. Students have a strong commitment to intellectual and experiential education. In keeping with our 178-year commitment to equity and access, we particularly welcome applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Knox College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.


Visiting Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Knox College invites applications for a 2-year visiting position in the Department of Computer Science at the rank of Assistant Professor/Instructor beginning September 1, 2016.

Computer Science at Knox is a dynamic, growing program, with an orientation towards combining rigorous foundations with experiential education, student research, and collaboration with other departments. Our students engage in a very high level of undergraduate research, internship projects, and application development with faculty; roughly 20% of our majors were involved in on-campus summer research projects last summer and most graduating majors complete software projects with real clients from the community or college. Last year, the department helped create StartUp Term, a new immersive term that combines business, entrepreneurship, and computer science. We are also very active in the SIGCSE community and have shifted many of our courses to use Peer Instruction, a research-based active learning pedagogy.

Knox College is a highly-selective residential liberal arts college with roughly 1,400 students, located in Galesburg, IL. We have a long-standing mission of providing access to first-generation and low income students. We have a diverse student body, including 25% domestic students from underrepresented minorities and 12% international students. Computer Science is an increasingly prominent department, with roughly 100 students taking our CS 1 course each of the last several years. The department is actively striving to reflect the diversity of our institution; currently, our majors are 26% underrepresented minorities and 29% women.

Position

Ph.D. preferred; master's degree or equivalent experience required. The successful candidate should be able to teach a broad spectrum of courses across the ACM/IEEE CS curriculum.

Typical course load is two courses per trimester. Candidates in all areas of specialization are welcome, but we are especially interested in candidates with specializations in HCI and software development. Interest in leading undergraduate student/faculty research is highly desirable, as is an interest in interdisciplinary collaborations. We also encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

The Department and Knox College are committed to helping the person in this position develop as a teacher and scholar. They will have full access to faculty development opportunities at Knox, including conference travel support and an internal proposal process to secure funding for research projects.

Application Instructions
Candidates should send applications electronically as one or more PDF files:
• A cover letter that addresses your interests, qualifications and experience.
• A curriculum vitae.
• A statement of teaching philosophy, including a brief discussion about their approach to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body.
• A statement of research interests.

Three letters of recommendation should be sent separately as PDFs by the recommenders.

Materials should be sent to: cssearch@knox.edu

Review of applications will begin March 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

For additional information, contact the Chair of Computer Science, David Bunde at dbunde@knox.edu.

Knox College is an independent, top-100 national liberal arts college. The College is a vibrant and creative community with a campus population of remarkable diversity that includes students from across the U.S. and more than 51 countries, significant representation of first-generation college students, and substantial cultural and racial-ethnic diversity. Students have a strong commitment to intellectual and experiential education. In keeping with our 178-year commitment to equity and access, we particularly welcome applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Knox College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.


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 Kim Schrader

Knox College

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