The Administrative Assistant (AA) is a critical member of the Counseling Service team as the first person to respond to students, faculty, staff, parents, concerned friends, and off-campus professionals seeking assistance from the office. The AA directly responds to requests for crisis intervention, counseling appointments, consultation, resources and information. The AA has a role in managing most dimensions of the Counseling program, including the electronic client record system. The position requires strong interpersonal and organizational skills, excellent judgment, the ability to remain calm and professional in stressful situations, maintenance of strict confidentiality, and the ability to work closely with several professional staff.
Reporting to the Vice President and Dean for Student Life, the Assistant Dean is an essential position in the life of the college where they will lead the ongoing development of new student transition programs, including orientation. The assistant dean provides leadership to the student conduct system with a focus on individual and community responsibility and student learning, and will develop a restorative justice alternative dispute resolution process. Working closely with campus colleagues and stakeholders, the assistant dean will contribute to developing effective, educational outreach initiatives related to student rights and responsibilities.
Security officers provide for the safety and security of people and property on the Luther campus. Officers perform multiple tasks including random patrol of building and grounds on foot and by vehicle to deter and detect criminal activity and other conduct issues with an emphasis on prevention. Officers investigate criminal activity, maintain order, secure buildings, and respond to emergency and routine calls for service, all in an attempt to create a safe secure environment conducive to learning. Good communication, problem solving and customer service skills are essential for this position.
Responsible for updating demographic information for our constituents, entering all deposited student applications and their parent information, managing the Online Alumni Directory with Information Technology Services, assisting with alumni event registrations and Homecoming, scanning constituent information, and answering the phone.
This is a non-tenure track, one-year position with the possibility of renewal up to a term of three years.
BEGINNING DATE: Late August 2017
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D./Th.D. preferred at time of appointment; exceptional ABDs will be considered (Instructor rank). Teaching experience required. Specialization may be in Hebrew Bible or New Testament; an emphasis on postcolonial, race-related, or gender-related approaches is welcomed. The successful candidate will have enthusiasm to teach introductory biblical studies courses and other undergraduate courses in biblical studies and religion. We are seeking a candidate who enriches our current faculty’s interests and expertise and who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Full-time teaching load is three courses fall term, one course January term, and three courses spring term. Teach five sections of introductory biblical studies plus two additional courses designed according to interest and college need. Active engagement in scholarship and advising also expected.
STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY: Luther College is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths or experiences that will contribute to this goal.
APPLICATION INFORMATION: Review of applications begins February 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants’ dossiers will include:
INQUIRIES: Inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. Robert Shedinger, Chair, Biblical Studies Search Committee, Luther College, 700 College Drive, Decorah, Iowa, 52101; telephone: 563-387-1276; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about the college is available by visiting the college website, www.luther.edu. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to email@example.com.
RELIGION DEPARTMENT: The Department of Religion has 11 full-time equivalent faculty and offers a major and minor. The College requires all students to complete one course in biblical studies and a second course in religion. Normal class size is twenty-five students.
The director will lead, administer, and evaluate Luther’s planned giving program, securing philanthropic support for key institutional priorities through bequest intentions, charitable gift annuities, trusts, and other gift planning vehicles. As part of this effort, the director will serve as a philanthropic advisor to potential donors and work alongside colleagues (primarily major & planned gift officers) to craft creative giving options tailored to the individual circumstances of each donor.
A one-year, non-tenure track replacement position, with possibility of renewal for a second year.
BEGINNING DATE: Late August 2017.
QUALIFICATIONS: PhD by August 2017 required; Area of Specialization: History of Philosophy; Area of Competence: Open. The enthusiasm for and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching is essential.
RESPONSIBILITIES: A seven course teaching load spread over the fall, January, and spring terms (3-1-3); teaching to include core courses in Ancient and Early Modern Philosophy. Active participation expected in the Department of Philosophy which has 2.5 FTE faculty supporting major and minor study in philosophy.
APPLICATION INFORMATION: Review of applications begins January 6, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Skype or phone interviews will be scheduled after February 1, 2017. Applicants’ dossiers will include:
INQUIRIES: Inquiries about the position may be directed to Storm Bailey, Chair, Philosophy Search Committee, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, 52101; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about the college is available by visiting the college website, www.luther.edu. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to email@example.com.
The Dean for Institutional Equity and Inclusion re-visions the work of the former position of Executive Director of the Diversity Center. As Chief Diversity Officer, this individual serves as a member of the senior administrative leadership of the college as a key leader and voice on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion across the college. The College seeks candidates whose education, perspectives, and experience enable them to promote a culture of inclusion, and develop and implement institutional strategies and initiatives to sustain and advance the college as a diverse and welcoming community. This is a 12-month administrative position.
The responsibilities listed in this Position Profile highlight the scope of work that the College is excited about initiating. Priorities and critical partnerships for developing and executing these strategies will be identified during the final stages of the interview process and the new Dean’s onboarding process.
The College will begin reviewing resumes and cover letters on October 15, 2016; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The tentative start date for this position is June 1, 2017.
The Dean will report to the President and serve as a member of the President’s senior leadership team (Cabinet), working closely with key colleagues to promote equity and inclusion in every aspect of the academic, residential, and professional life of the College. The College’s Diversity Center will report to this position.