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Fit-Friendly Worksite – Gold Level RecipientFounded 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 AppalachianTrail. 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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Please follow the application instructions specific to each of the positions below. For more information about the College, visit our web site at http://www.muhlenberg.edu.

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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ADVANCEMENT  

  • Associate Director, Annual Giving (Job #1620)- Reporting to the Assistant VP, Annual Giving & Advancement Services, the Associate Director is responsible for raising funds from alumni and other donors in support of the current operations of the College. The Associate Director is responsible for sustaining, stewarding and growing participation and giving from the College’s annual donors who have the potential for leadership and major gifts. This position supports the strategy developed in conjunction with the Assistant VP and the Annual Giving team, including the development and implementation of a peer-to-peer solicitation volunteer program, reunion and class giving, as well as affinity and religious-based fund-raising. Experience with face-to-face solicitation is preferred, as the Associate Director will maintain a portfolio of 250 prospects capable of making a leadership gift and will be expected to complete 15-18 prospect visits per month.

    A bachelor's degree is required, as is experience (three to five years) in annual giving. The successful candidate will have the ability to work in a self-directed fashion while serving as a member of a highly collaborative development team. Muhlenberg College offers an excellent benefit package, including tuition scholarship plans for dependents after two years of service. Click here for full job description.

    If you find that your background and experience have prepared you for this position, apply by emailing a single pdf including your cover letter, resume and names/contact information for three references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu. Please be sure that the subject line of your email includes both your last name and "Job #1620." Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

  • Director, Employer Engagement (Job #1653)- Muhlenberg College Career Center seeks a Director of Employer Engagement, responsible for developing and implementing a strategy for external employer and industry partnerships as well as expanding creative opportunities for employers to engage with students and the Muhlenberg community. This position manages all employer activity including, but not limited to, on-campus recruiting, job posting processes and procedures, employer relationship management system, and employer events. The successful candidate will utilize all of these relationships to assist in attaining concurrent goals of strengthening employer and industry partnerships to create powerful outcomes for Muhlenberg students and alumni.

    Required qualifications include a Master’s Degree in higher education, business, education or related field; and 5 to 8 years of relevant experience in career services, employer relations, higher education, recruiting or related field. Demonstrated ability to create and implement employer relations strategy for a career services operation and experience with Symplicity career services platform preferred. To view the full job description Click here for full job description.

    To apply, email your letter of interest, resume and names and contact information for three references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu. Be sure to include both your last name and Job #1653 in the subject line of your email. Candidate review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, apply by September 8, 2016. E.OE.

  • Interim Associate Director, Communication (Job #1658) - This is an interim position (leave replacement) beginning approximately October 24 and running 15 weeks. The Interim Associate Director will manage planning and implementation of communication initiatives within the Advancement Office’s communication and stewardship programs and provide assistance as assigned by the Director of Communication. Responsibilities include designing images and templates for email and web copy, managing Advancement's social media outlets daily, uploading news stories to website and social media, preparing analytics documents monthly, and producing written copy to augment the communication agenda. The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree, preferably in the liberal arts; experience in web maintenance and management of social media platforms; excellent writing skills; thorough knowledge of desktop software applications; and unwavering attention to detail and deadlines.
    Click here for full job description including qualifications required.

    To apply, email your cover letter addressing your interest in and qualifications for the position, your resume, and names and contact information for three references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu. Be sure to include both “Job #1658” and your last name in the “Subject” line of your email. Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.

BIOLOGY

  • Assistant Professor, Biologist -  Muhlenberg College Biology Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2017. We are seeking candidates who are strongly committed to undergraduate teaching and research in a liberal arts college environment.  Teaching responsibilities include an upper-level microbiology course and an upper-level course supporting the biology major or a related interdisciplinary major (e.g., biochemistry, environmental science, or public health). The successful candidate will also contribute to at least one of the following: our introductory biology sequence, a first-year seminar, a non-majors interdisciplinary cluster course, or a human difference & global engagement course. Muhlenberg College is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education. For additional information about Muhlenberg's commitment to diversity and inclusion, applicants can find the latest updates to the College's Diversity Strategic Plan at this link: http://www.muhlenberg.edu/main/aboutus/president/initiatives/diversityatmuhlenberg/

    Qualifications include: a Ph.D., a record of excellent teaching, and an active research program that can involve undergraduate students. Post-doctoral research or similar experience expected. We are especially interested in applications from candidates with experience in emerging areas of study such as the microbiome, host-microbe interactions, pathogenesis mechanisms, or microbial evolution and ecology. Muhlenberg is a highly selective liberal arts college located in southeastern PA within commuting distance of the New York City and Philadelphia areas.

    Applicants should submit electronic copies of a letter of application that includes an explanation of how the candidate will contribute to Muhlenberg's efforts to become a more diverse and inclusive community, 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 microbiologist@muhlenberg.edu.

    Chair of the search is Dr. Marten Edwards, Biology Department, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA 18104.  For detailed application information visit http://www.muhlenberg.edu/main/academics/biology/microbiologist  Review of applications will begin October 3, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.  

CAMPUS SAFETY

  • Dispatcher, Part-time (Job #1649) - Department of Campus Safety/Police seeks a part-time dispatcher for the 12:00 a.m. - 8 a.m. shift, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.  Responsibilities include prioritizing calls and dispatching officers accordingly, keeping complete and accurate logs of a variety of activities,  monitoring computer systems (CCTV, card key system), monitoring police and fire calls on scanner, answering calls to the main College phone number, and transferring calls as appropriate. Click here for full job description.

    To apply, email a cover letter, resume and names/contact info of three references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu, noting both Job #1649  and your last name in the "Subject" line of your email.  For best consideration, apply by August 22, 2016.

HISTORY

  • Assistant Professor, History (tenure-track)- The History Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Chinese History to begin in August 2017. The ideal candidate will also be able to teach Japanese History at the survey level. We expect this hire to contribute to the growth and development of our Asian Studies Program as well as the College’s Human Diversity and Global Engagement general academic requirement. All members of the History Department teach topical Introduction to History courses as well as upper-level courses in their field. Department faculty frequently teach First-Year Seminars and our linked integrative learning Cluster courses. History courses also are significant contributions to the College’s Humanities requirement.

    We seek applicants who are excellent and innovative teachers with both a strong commitment to teaching in a Liberal Arts environment and an active research program. Ph.D. must be in hand by time of appointment. An equal opportunity employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Applicants should address how they will contribute to Muhlenberg’s efforts to become a more diverse and inclusive community in their cover letter. For additional information about Muhlenberg's commitment to diversity and inclusion, applicants can find the latest updates to the College's Diversity Strategic Plan at this link: http://www.muhlenberg.edu/main/aboutus/president/initiatives/diversityatmuhlenberg/

    Applicants should submit a cover letter addressed to Dr. Mark Stein, Chair of the History Department; a C.V.; a statement of teaching philosophy; and evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level as a single pdf file to: historysearch@muhlenberg.edu. Please also arrange for graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation to be sent electronically. Application deadline is October 30, 2016. Please indicate if you will be available for interviews at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in Denver in January 2017

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Systems Analyst (Job #1645) - Office of Information Technology seeks to fill a full-time Systems Analyst position. The qualified candidate will be self-motivated and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Responsibilities include capturing business needs and system requirements through collaborative end-user discussions, and designing, developing and documenting systems for use by the various administrative and academic departments in a project-oriented, team environment.

    Qualifications: Relevant experience in an enterprise environment, preferably in higher education, for a minimum of four years. Experience writing and maintaining applications that interface with SQL Server and other database management systems. Applicant should possess a solid understanding of Transact SQL, Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services/Reporting Services and Visual Basic.  Linux experience a plus. Must have demonstrated ability to stay aware of the latest technologies and trends.  Click here for full job description.

    For best consideration, apply by August 31, 2016, by emailing cover letter, resume and names/contact information of three references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu, Please include both your last name and "Job #1645” in the Subject line of your email. Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. E.O.E.

 
OFFICE OF DISABILITY SERVICES

  • Office Manager/Testing Coordinator (Job #1655)- Full-time Staff Associate (non-exempt) position, 1740 budgeted hours per year. The Office Manager/Testing Coordinator, under the supervision of the Director and staff of the Office of Disability Services (ODS), will perform and manage all office-related tasks, coordinate and manage all components of the Accommodated Testing process, provide support for research and data collection, and perform other duties as assigned. Click here for full job description. Starting salary is $17.50 - $20.00 per hour, depending upon educational background and experience.

    After reviewing the full job description, if you find that your background and experience have prepared you for this position, apply by emailing a single pdf including your cover letter, resume and names/contact information for three references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu. Please be sure that the subject line of your email includes both your last name and "Job #1655." Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. **We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION & ATHLETICS

  • Life Guard – PT - 3-4 mornings per week 6-9am;occasional afternoons. Additional hours may be available during college breaks. Must have current Lifeguard certification including CPR, First Aid and AED. $12/ hour. Contact Corey Goff via email:  cgoff@muhlenberg.edu (no phone calls please).
     

PLANT OPERATIONS

  • Grounds Manager (Job #1647)- Immediate opening at Muhlenberg College for Grounds Manager, a full-time, exempt position. The Grounds Manager oversees and coordinates the work of a grounds crew of 12+ individuals responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the campus grounds, athletic fields, and College vehicles. Associate's or Bachelor's degree in horticulture, landscape architecture, park management, business administration, or other related field required. The successful candidate will have at least five years of experience managing grounds for a large institutional facility, golf course or municipal park, including experience with snow and ice removal. Experience on a college campus is a plus. Salary of $55 - $65K depending upon background and experience. Click here for full job description.

    To apply, email jobs@muhlenberg.edu, noting both Job #1647 and your last name in the "Subject" line of the email. Attach your resume, cover letter addressing how your background meets the qualifications for the position, and the names/contact information for three references who can address your ability to perform the job. Apply by August 12, 2016 for best consideration. E.O.E.    We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

PRESIDENT'S OFFICE

  • Senior Administrative Assistant (Job #1656) – Experienced administrative assistant sought for executive level support. The senior administrative assistant, working in conjunction with the Executive Secretary, provides comprehensive administrative and secretarial support to the President of the College and the Board of Trustees. This individual is heavily involved in planning, organizing and assisting with special events, and provides primary administrative support for the College’s Program Reviews. The senior administrative assistant will be tasked with coordinating the President’s Office’s use of creative resources (e.g., Web development, graphic design, music, A/V, video production, voice-overs, etc.) as well. A professional, positive, and welcoming demeanor is essential as this individual interacts with both internal constituents and external contacts on a regular basis. Experience multi-tasking and providing administrative support in an executive office is required; strong proofreading and editing skills are essential. Click here for full job description including qualifications required. Starting salary commensurate with background and experience.

    To apply, email your cover letter addressing your interest in and qualifications for the position, your resume, and names and contact information for three references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu. Be sure to include both “Job #1656” and your last name in the “Subject” line of your email. Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. For best consideration, apply by September 30, 2016. Anticipated start date is no later than December 1, 2016.

PROVOST

  • Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs 

    Muhlenberg College located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, seeks a Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (“Provost”). Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg is a selective residential, undergraduate, coeducational, private liberal arts college. The institution enrolls approximately 2,200 full-time students in its traditional undergraduate program and nearly 200 additional adult learners in the Wescoe School of Continuing Education. With an endowment of approximately $237 million and annual budget of approximately $130 million, the College is known for its academic rigor, faculty who are committed to their students, and a close sense of community.

    As the chief academic officer of the College, the Provost reports to the President and is a key member of the President’s administrative cabinet. The Provost’s team includes the Dean of the Wescoe School; the Dean of the College for Academic Life; the Dean of Global Education; the Dean of Institutional Assessment and Academic Planning; the College Registrar; the Director of Trexler Library; the Associate Dean of Digital Learning; the Associate Dean of Diversity Initiatives; the heads of 19 academic departments (encompassing 170 full-time faculty); and the Directors of three centers and institutes, and three honors programs.

    This is an opportune moment for Muhlenberg. Over the past decade, the College has been on an upward trajectory—strengthening the academic quality of its student body, increasing its number of applicants, wrapping up its most successful capital campaign, enhancing both student and faculty diversity, and completing many capital construction projects. The new Provost will work with the President, senior colleagues, the faculty and the entire College community to further the impact and reputation of the institution.

    Muhlenberg seeks a strategic thinker who will champion all aspects of the educational enterprise at the College. He or she will enhance academic rigor, nurture the scholarly activities of faculty, foster creativity in the curriculum, shape the long-range academic strategic plan for the College, and strengthen Muhlenberg’s identity, diversity and reputation. The Provost will allocate resources to support existing core programs and pave the way for new ones that will help Muhlenberg to thrive.

    The successful candidate will have a record of proven and effective academic and administrative leadership. He or she will also possess a collaborative, communicative leadership style; administrative, budgetary, and management skills; a demonstrated commitment to diversity; an understanding of effective program assessment; and knowledge of academic technologies. An earned doctorate or other terminal degree is required, as is a record of scholarship and teaching commensurate with appointment as a full professor.

    Inquiries, nominations, and/or applications (including a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest) should be directed in confidence to: Anita Tien, Vice President and Randi Alberry, Associate, Isaacson, Miller at www.imsearch.com/5772.  ‌

    

SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY DEPARTMENT

  • The Department of Sociology & Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Anthropology (rank open) to begin August 2017. The department seeks applicants who are theoretically grounded and empirically engaged in cultural anthropology. Areas of teaching and/or research that would complement existing faculty include, but are not limited to, medical anthropology, gender and sexuality studies, economic anthropology, critical race and ethnicity and sustainability. Candidates with an ability to contribute to campus-wide general education and interdisciplinary programs are especially welcome.

    The department expects applicants to be actively engaged in research and publication; however, 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 teach and advise, show promise of continuing scholarship, and demonstrate an ability to work collegially and cooperatively in a combined anthropology and sociology department. While the rank is open, candidates seeking appointment at the associate level must have a teaching and publication record appropriate to a tenured position.

    Candidates should submit a cover letter that includes teaching and research interests and explains how these will contribute to the diversity of the academic community, curriculum vitae, sample teaching materials with evidence of teaching excellence, graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references. Please send complete application packages to SocAnthJob@muhlenberg.edu. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please submit materials before Oct. 14th.

    Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg College is an independent, coeducational residential college of liberal arts and sciences located in eastern Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City. An equal opportunity employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education. For additional information about Muhlenberg's commitment to diversity and inclusion, applicants can find the latest updates to the College's Diversity Strategic Plan at this link: http://www.muhlenberg.edu/main/aboutus.

TREXLER LIBRARY

  • Library Technology and Digital Experiences Librarian - (Job #1625) - Muhlenberg College seeks a dynamic, collegial, and enthusiastic librarian to manage and shape library technology and digital experiences through discovery, access, and information services for Trexler Library. An ALA-accredited Master's degree in library or information science, or an appropriate graduate-level degree in a computer and/or information technology field is required. Responsibilities include managing technologies that support all library functions and services; web and digital collections development; support and integration of existing and emerging library technology interfaces; and access services. Trexler Library staff also focuses on excellent customer service and a commitment to collaboration across the campus community. Depending on candidate qualifications, this position may also have supervisory responsibilities. This is an excellent opportunity for a tech-savvy librarian who is excited about sharing their expertise to enhance teaching and learning at a small, liberal arts college. Click here for full job description.

    Starting salary of $57-$65K depending upon background and experience. To apply, send letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 3 references (preferably as a single pdf) to jobs@muhlenberg.edu. Please include both your last name and Job # in the "Subject" line of your email. For best consideration, please apply by August 22, 2016. Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is late September.

      

WESCOE SCHOOL

  • Administrative Assistant (Job #1657) - Staff associate opening supporting the Wescoe School of Muhlenberg College. The position is full-time (36 hours/week) year-round, for a total of 1,872 annual hours.  The incumbent interacts with Wescoe faculty, staff and continuing education students on a regular basis.  Excellent time management, multi-tasking and organization skills required.  A minimum of three years of secretarial/administrative assistant experience and excellent computer skills required. Working knowledge of  Capstone student information system and course registration process preferred.  Click here for full job descriptionincluding qualifications required.

    Starting rate of $16.00 - $19.00 per hour, depending upon background and experience.  Muhlenberg  offers excellent benefits, including eligibility to tuition programs for employees and dependents after  two years of service. To apply, email your cover letter, resume and names and contact  information for  three references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu.  Please be sure to note “Job #1657” and your last name in the  subject line of the  email.   Application deadline is September 23, 2016.  Anticipated start date is early November 2016.   

Human resources

An equal opportunity employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education.  For additional information about Muhlenberg's commitment to diversity and inclusion, applicants can visit the ‌College's Diversity Strategic Plan‌.

Last updated: September 23, 2016