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Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg College is a highly selective, coeducational, residential college of liberal arts and sciences located in eastern Pennsylvania's picturesque Lehigh Valley.  The campus is about one hour north of Philadelphia, 90 minutes west of New York City and in close proximity to the Appalachian Trail. The College currently enrolls more than 2,200 full-time day students and has enjoyed steadily increasing selectivity and student quality.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to valuing and enhancing diversity and encourages applications from individuals who can contribute to the diversity of our community. 

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Economics beginning in the Fall of 2015. ABDs are welcome to apply, but candidates are expected to complete a PhD in Economics by the time of appointment. The Department seeks a teacher/scholar with a commitment to students in and out of the classroom. Teaching load of three courses per semester includes Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics and upper-level courses in the candidate’s field(s) of interest. Professional activity, including active scholarship and participation in College governance are required of all full-time faculty members. The successful candidate must combine teaching excellence with a strong commitment to Muhlenberg's General Education Curriculum, including diversity and global engagement, along with an intellectually compelling research agenda. Applications should include: a letter summarizing qualifications, curriculum vitae, a job-market paper, three letters of reference, graduate transcripts, teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching excellence. Submit above materials via JOE on the American Economic Association website. The application deadline is November 30, but review may begin as applications are received. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged. Candidates must hold valid authorization to work in the U.S. E.O.E.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor - The Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Muhlenberg College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Anthropology at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2015. We are seeking a broadly trained cultural anthropologist to support and complement our curriculum in anthropology, with topical specializations in one or more of the following areas: transnationalism and globalization; race, ethnicity, and indigeneity; and, economic life. Preference will be given to applicants with an international focus (any geographic area other than Latin America is welcome), and who can contribute to the College’s interdisciplinary programs.

While the department expects applicants to be actively engaged in research and publication, its primary commitment is to quality undergraduate education. Applicants must, therefore, demonstrate effective and innovative teaching and a strong commitment to the goals of a liberal arts education. Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. in anthropology, exhibit an ability to advise and teach, show promise of continuing scholarship, and demonstrate an ability to work collegially and cooperatively in a combined anthropology and sociology department. Candidates will teach introductory courses in cultural anthropology, anthropological theory and/or ethnographic methods as well as topical courses in their area of expertise. Successful candidates will also be expected to contribute to the College’s general education program, particularly with regards to the College’s human diversity and global engagement requirement.

Candidates should submit a cover letter that includes teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, sample teaching materials with evidence of teaching excellence, graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references. Please send complete application packages (preferably as a single PDF) to by November 14th, 2014.

Muhlenberg College is an equal opportunity employer and offers benefits to same sex domestic partners of employees. We encourage applications from candidates that can contribute to the diversity of our campus.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor-The Biology Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Microbiology beginning Fall 2015. We are seeking candidates who are strongly committed to teaching and research in a small liberal arts college environment. Teaching responsibilities include an upper-level microbiology course and an upper-level course supporting the biology major or interdisciplinary curricula (e.g. biochemistry, environmental science, or public health). The candidate will also contribute to at least one of: the core BIO 150-152 sequence or a component of the College's new general education program, a non-majors interdisciplinary "cluster" course or a human difference & global engagement course. The position will be housed in our new science facility that offers state-of-the art teaching and research laboratory spaces. Qualifications include: a Ph.D., a record of excellent teaching, and an active research program that can involve students. Post-doctoral research preferred. Possible areas of expertise include microbial genetics or physiology, infectious disease, and microbial ecology.

Muhlenberg is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the scenic Lehigh Valley of southeastern PA, an easy drive to Philadelphia and New York City. Applicant should submit electronic copies of his/her letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, evidence of teaching excellence, and sample publications. These and three confidential letters of reference must be sent to Chair of the search is Dr. Marten Edwards, Biology Department, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA 18104. Review of applications will begin October 3, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

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Tenure-track position in Physical Chemistry beginning in August 2015. The successful candidate must be committed to undergraduate teaching and research. Teaching responsibilities include: physical chemistry lecture and lab, an advanced course in area of expertise, help with the General Chemistry program, or courses that fulfill general education requirements. A productive research program involving undergraduates is expected. PhD is required. Evidence of teaching excellence is strongly preferred. Please submit: CV, cover letter, teaching philosophy, statement of research plans, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Bruce Anderson, Chair of Chemistry at Review of applications will begin on October 15th. E.O.E.

Director of Communication and Donor Relations
(SEARCH CLOSED)- Reporting to the Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, the Director of Communication and Donor Relations is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive communication and stewardship plan, including donor-related development events. The director will research, write, design, and produce donor-oriented publications, including video presentations, PowerPoint presentations, newsletters, brochures, volunteer guides, case statements and solicitation materials. Bachelor’s degree and public relations and/or marketing experience required. Previous communications experience in a fund raising environment required, preferably in higher education. Campaign communications experience a plus. Excellent command of language, and superior oral and written communications skills are necessary.

Starting salary is $65,000 - $75,000, depending upon background and experience. For details of the position and qualifications required click here.

To apply, email a letter of application, resume and names/contact information for three references to Be sure to include both your name and Job #1412 in the subject line of the email.    E.O.E. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Senior Associate Director, Communication and Donor Relations - Half-time professional position, assisting with planning and implementation of the Development and Alumni Relations Office’s communication and stewardship programs. This includes donor-related development events and outreach efforts, such as gift acknowledgments and donor plaques. Responsibilities include preparing endowment reports and assisting with development communication efforts including case statements, appeals and the annual Philanthropy Report. Bachelor's degree required. Strong writing skills and ability to tailor communications to a variety of audiences essential. Experience in fund raising communication and donor relations for non-profits preferred. This is a 6-month trial of a job-sharing arrangement. Starting salary is $22,000 - $24,500, depending upon background and experience.

Please review attached job description for full details of the position and required qualifications. To apply, email cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for at least three references to, referencing Job #1414. Candidate review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. E.O.E. Click here for full job description.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science seeks to fill the Truman Koehler Professorship. This is an endowed chair established in 1989, which was occupied by Dr. William Dunham from 1992 - 2014. An applicant must have a Ph.D. in mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics and hold the rank of Associate Professor or higher. We seek a distinguished teacher as evidenced by recognition both at and beyond their own institution. Furthermore, he or she should be a scholar and leader within their discipline having national visibility and significant, high quality publications. Our department has ten tenure-track lines divided between mathematics and computer science. Like all Muhlenberg faculty members, the Koehler Professor must be committed to the values of a small, liberal arts college. This individual should also display the enthusiasm for mathematics or statistics that characterized the 45-year career of its namesake, Truman L. Koehler (1902 – 1989), whose work led to an “exaltation of the discipline of mathematics.” Furthermore, the scholarly achievements of the Koehler Professor should appeal to a broad audience of mathematicians or statisticians, as befits a scholar from the liberal arts arena. In order to meet these high expectations, the Koehler Professor will have a reduced teaching load of two courses per semester. Additional information about the Koehler Chair can be found on our web site at

Submit materials via the website Include (1) a cover letter explaining your interest in the Koehler Chair, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) a statement of scholarly interests, (5) a statement of vision for the Koehler Professorship, and (6) four letters of recommendation, at least two of which address teaching and two of which address scholarship. Completed applications received by November 1, 2014 will be given full consideration. If you have any questions, please contact Traci Hilbert at

Tenure-track, Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2015. Our curriculum emphasizes the relationships between communication, democracy, and social justice, and seeks to integrate theory and practice. It provides students with a critical approach to the analysis of media forms, institutions, practices, and effects. We seek a generalist with a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts environment. Areas of specialization are open, but expertise in the sociology of media, the political economy and social impact of digital media, and / or global media studies will complement current departmental initiatives. The new colleague must be able to teach major requirements such as Media and Society, Documentary Research and / or Media Theory and Methods, and other elective courses in their area of expertise. The successful candidate must combine teaching excellence with a strong commitment to Muhlenberg's general education curriculum, including diversity and global engagement, along with an intellectually compelling research agenda. Three courses per semester load. More information is available on the department website: Ph.D. preferred; exceptional ABDs considered.

To apply, candidates should email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references as a single PDF file to Dr. Jeff Pooley, Associate Professor and Chair of Media and Communication, at Application review begins on October 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Muhlenberg College is a highly selective liberal arts college of 2200 students with a strong tradition of excellence in undergraduate teaching. Muhlenberg is located in Allentown, PA, about 50 miles north of Philadelphia and 90 miles west of Manhattan.

Tenure-track, Associate Professor & Chair-The Music Department seeks an outstanding teacher who is a music theorist and has department chair experience for a tenure-track position at the rank of Associate Professor. The ideal candidate would be able to teach in all areas of the music theory sequence including Diatonic and Chromatic Harmony, Ear Training, Keyboard Harmony, Form and Analysis, and Post-Tonal Techniques. Other areas of theory and composition might include Arranging, Songwriting, contemporary and classical composition, and/or music technology. Some part of this position will allow for the creation of new courses of the candidate’s choice. The normal teaching load for a department chair is 2 courses per semester. Evidence of a record of collegial and collaborative leadership, and innovative ideas in curricular design are sought.

A successful record as a teacher-scholar is expected. Muhlenberg is a community that prizes strong student-faculty and inter-departmental collaboration. Candidates should address their knowledge of and experience within a high-quality residential liberal arts setting. Doctorate required. Please email cover letter, C.V., one-page statement of teaching philosophy, one-page statement of leadership philosophy, and three letters of reference to Dr. Douglas Ovens, Professor and Chair of the Music Department, Application deadline is October 15, 2014.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Social Psychology - The Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Social Psychology to begin Fall 2015. Muhlenberg College is committed to hiring and supporting faculty who can contribute to our development of a culturally diverse community through their teaching, scholarship, and service. The successful candidate will be student centered and strongly committed to teaching and research in a small liberal arts college environment. Candidates with expertise in one or more of the following are preferred: diversity-related teaching and research, emotion, health psychology, interpersonal communication. Preferred candidates will also have demonstrated excellence in teaching statistics. Teaching load is three courses per semester and may include courses in social psychology, statistics, personality, research methods, courses within the candidate’s area of expertise, and courses that contribute to the College’s General Academic Goals. Qualifications include: a Ph.D. (or ABD) in Social Psychology, evidence of excellent teaching, and an active research program that will involve undergraduates.

For more information about the department visit: Review of materials will begin immediately. For best consideration, apply before October 1. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Mark Sciutto, Department of Psychology, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown, PA 18104-5586. Electronic submissions can be sent to Applicants are encouraged to combine materials into a single PDF file (references may be sent separately).   An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Custodian – PT 8 hours Saturdays, 8 hours Sundays during College academic year. Cleaning dorms, office space, showers, restrooms, and high traffic floor areas. Floor care experience helpful. Apply to: Muhlenberg College, HR Office, Job # 1319, 2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18104. EOE.

Carpenter (Job #1419)– Full-time. Provide carpentry services to all College property, some basic knowledge of other trades helpful. Experience using various power and hand tools associated with the carpentry trade. High School diploma/GED plus 2 yrs. Technical/vocational or job related experience required. Benefits package includes tuition plans for family members after 2 yrs of service. Starting salary of $18 -$19.75/hr. depending upon background and experience. To apply, send an email referencing Job# 1419, attaching cover letter, resume and names/contact information of three references to Click here for job description. E.O.E.

Groundskeeper (Job #1420) - Full-time, year-round position. Primary responsibilities include grounds upkeep, moving and set-up of furniture, repair and preventive maintenance of grounds department equipment, and removal of snow and ice. Ability to lift 50+ pounds, clean driving record and valid driver’s license and satisfactory background check required. One year of experience required, 2 years of landscaping or horticulture preferred. Experience with skid steer loader, front end loaders and chainsaw a plus. Starting salary $11.75/hour. Click here for printable employment application or email resume to As an alternative, mail resume (or apply in person) to Muhlenberg College, HR Office - Job #1420, 2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18104.  Click here for full job description.      E.O.E.

Building Monitor - This is a Part-time position, scheduled for 11 PM to 3 AM; 2-3 nights during the academic year. The Building Monitor greets campus visitors, interacts with and assists faculty, staff and students, and provides a security presence during the late night operations of Seegers Union, the College's student union building. The position includes working with computer systems operating the card access, fire alarms, CCTV and ID computer. Experience in security and/or customer service is preferred. First Aid/CPR/AED certification preferred. Ability to lift 50 pounds of weight, climb steps and walk uneven terrain is required. Must be computer literate, and willing and able to learn new systems and functions. Starting pay rate is $10 per hour. To apply, send your cover letter, resume and names/contact information for three references in an email to The subject line of your email should note "Building Monitor" and your full name. Click here for full job description. E.O.E.


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Muhlenberg College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from candidates who are committed to valuing and enhancing the diversity of its community.

August 26, 2014