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Founded in 1906, Louisiana College is a private, Baptist, coeducation college of liberal arts and sciences with selected professional programs, located in Pineville, La., and governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Louisiana Baptist Convention. It has an enrollment of about 1,000 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.


Faculty Positions (full-time)

Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing

The Assistant/Associate Professor Professor of Nursing is responsible for the day-to-day activities of a course (i.e. grades, schedules, syllabi, calendars, etc.) as well as lecture/classroom theoretical content with practical learning experiences in clinical supervision. Position is tenure track with salary and rank based on candidate’s qualifications. Candidate must demonstrate a vital Christian faith and integrate Christian faith with teaching and learning. Position to begin August 2015.

Responsibilities:
  • Teaches one or more subjects within prescribed curriculum using a variety of teaching methodologies to facilitate and engage students in the learning process.
  • Embraces and integrates the Christian mission and vision of LC, the nursing program mission and philosophy, student learning outcomes, the curriculum model and clinical expectations.
  • Facilitates student application of theory to clinical.
  • Communicates effectively utilizing professional techniques with clinical agency representatives, staff, faculty, and students.
  • Identifies and immediately communicates problem areas/clinical areas of concern to lead faculty and recommends changes and solutions as appropriate.
  • Provides weekly or as needed communication with School of Nursing leadership concerning student progress including successes, identified needs, clinical issues, suggestions, and professional learning needs.
  • Demonstrates quality nursing care, problem solving skills, effective use of resources, collaboration with other health professionals and professional standards as outlined by the School of Nursing.
  • Adheres to and enforces the policies and procedures of Louisiana College, the School of Nursing, and the clinical facility assigned.
  • Cooperates with college administration.
  • Remains current with new trends and development in his/her field of expertise.
  • Participates in faculty development and professional organizations: research, scholarly projects, and publications.
  • Must maintain the equivalent of a four-course load (12 credit hours).
Duties related to the School of Nursing:
  • Plans learning experiences (i.e. classroom activities, pre/post conferences, and clinical assignments for student supervision, evaluation and feedback conferences).
  • Prepares written evaluation materials (i.e. syllabi, tests, handouts, etc.) for submission and duplication in a timely manner.
  • Manages schedule to ensure regular and prompt attendance at all required course activities, college committees, and faculty meetings.
  • Plans and schedules teaching and clinical/lab activities for curriculum courses and teaching. 
  • Effectively demonstrates excellence in classroom teaching.
  • Stimulates class discussions and student participation.
  • Creates an atmosphere that fosters critical thinking.
  • Compiles, administers, and grades examinations in a timely manner.
  • Adheres to college policies in grading and posting of grades
  • Controls and monitors ongoing instructional activities and systems in order to maintain adherence of prescribed standards and student evaluation.
  • Holds students accountable for the acquired competency in their performance, and assists students in re-mediation to acquire and maintain competence.
  • Motivates students through instructional and counseling activities toward high levels of contribution to the discipline.
  • Conducts conferences with students concerning academic and clinical competence and progress.
  • Records and maintains data for student records, grades, accreditation, and school studies (i.e. test item banks, course evaluation portfolio, annual course reports, etc.).
  • Coordinates and manages the course implementation in consultation with members of the teach team.
  • Participates in scholarship through teaching, application, and the integration, and discovery of knowledge.
  • Participates in recruitment and retention programs.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Must be familiar with word processing software and have a basic understanding of computers and their application in an academic setting.
  • Ability to motivate students to excel.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to teach through a variety of mechanisms to effectively instruct students.  
  • Clinical experience in Med-Surg preferred.
Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in nursing required; earned or pursuing doctorate in nursing or terminal degree preferred. Med-Surg specialty preferred. Two or more years of teaching in higher education preferred and/or relevant nursing experience. Current unencumbered registered nurse (RN) licensure for professional practice with the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.

License:

Must be eligible for licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Louisiana. Must not have adverse findings on criminal background check.

Applicants should click on the application link and Christian worldview link  and  complete  to fill out application materials. In addition, prospective candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, teaching evaluations (if available), and the names and addresses of three references to: Dr. Cheryl Clark, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Louisiana College, P.O. Box 567, Pineville, LA 71359 or email information to: academicaffairs@lacollege.edu.


Division of Natural Sciences / Mathematics
Full-time, tenure-track faculty position to begin August 1, 2016.

Applicants must demonstrate teaching competencies in courses that will include Engineering plus a second area, either Mathematics or Chemistry. The position also requires that the faculty member be available for advising of students and have a willingness to serve on college committees. Faculty development through scholarship activities including travel and research with undergraduates is strongly encouraged and funding is available through an endowment.

The successful candidate will acknowledge a life calling to liberal arts education at a Christ-Centered College with a mission that seeks “to provide a liberal arts education characterized by devotion to the preeminence of the Lord Jesus, allegiance to the authority of the Holy Scriptures, dedication to academic excellence for the glory of God, and commitment to change the world for Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Louisiana College is a private, Baptist, coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences with selected professional programs, located in Pineville, Louisiana. The College was founded in 1906 and is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Louisiana Baptist Convention. It has an enrollment of about 1,100 students and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Qualifications
PhD in Engineering, with graduate training preferred which qualifies the candidate to teach either Chemistry or Mathematics coursework.  The candidate should demonstrate a life calling to liberal arts education at a Christ-centered college.

To apply for this position, please submit:
1. A cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
4. Christian worldview

Candidates should also arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation.

Inquiries should be made to:
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Louisiana College
1140 College Drive
P. O. Box 567
Pineville, LA 71359

E-mail information to: academicaffairs@lacollege.edu

Applicants should click on the application link and Christian worldview link and complete to fill out application materials. In addition, prospective candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, teaching evaluations (if available), and the names and addresses of three references to: Dr. Cheryl Clark, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Louisiana College, P.O. Box 567, Pineville, LA 71359 or email information to: academicaffairs@lacollege.edu 


Assistant Professor, Media & Communication

Louisiana College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to serve in the school’s Division of Media and Communication beginning August 2016. Preference will be given to candidates possessing strong academic and teaching credentials.

We are looking for a faculty member who has experience in convergence journalism, production and editing. Candidates with experience or interest in teaching communication theory and research, organizational communication, and/or sports media are a plus.  Teaching load is 12 hours each semester, with optional summer teaching available. The successful candidate will also serve as adviser to LC’s award-winning debate team and student media adviser.

Louisiana College faculty traditionally teach four courses a semester, engage in meaningful scholarship within the instructor’s chosen discipline, advise students and serve on school committees as assigned. LC emphasizes academic excellence in a caring Christian community.

A Ph.D. in mass communication or related field from a nationally accredited institution is preferred at the time of appointment. Teaching experience in higher education preferred. Candidates with a master’s degree and significant professional experience will be considered. Candidates must demonstrate a vital Christian faith and integrate the Christian faith with teaching and learning.

Louisiana College is a private, Baptist, coeducation college of liberal arts and sciences with selected professional programs, located in Pineville, LA. The College was founded in 1906 and is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Louisiana Baptist Convention. It has an enrollment of about 1,000 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Applicants should click on the application link and Christian worldview link and complete all application materials. In addition, prospective candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, teaching evaluations (if available), and the names and contact information for three references to: Dr. Cheryl Clark, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Louisiana College, P.O. Box 567, Pineville, LA 71359 or email information to: academicaffairs@lacollege.edu.


Adjunct Positions

The Division of Media and Communication is recruiting for adjunct faculty to teach Communication Studies and/or Convergence Media courses on an as-needed basis.  Adjunct instructors will be responsible for teaching up to two courses per quarter including: Public Speaking, Business and Organizational Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Communication, and other courses in the discipline. Convergence Media courses include Editing, News Writing, or other basic courses.

A Ph.D. in communication or closely related field is preferred. A minimum of a master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in the discipline is required. Teaching experience in higher education with demonstrated commitment to active learning and innovative teaching preferred. Candidates must demonstrate a vital Christian faith and integrate the Christian faith with teaching and learning.

Louisiana College is a private, Baptist, coeducation college of liberal arts and sciences with selected professional programs, located in Pineville, LA. The College was founded in 1906 and is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Louisiana Baptist Convention. It has an enrollment of about 1,000 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Applicants should click on the application link and Christian worldview link and complete all application materials. In addition, prospective candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, teaching evaluations (if available), and the names and contact information for three references to: Dr. Cheryl Clark, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Louisiana College, P.O. Box 567, Pineville, LA 71359 or email information to:academicaffairs@lacollege.edu.