Employment Opportunities

Faculty Opportunities:

Assistant Professor of Sociology

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Randolph-Macon College invites applications for an Assistant Professor position to begin in Fall semester 2018. Area of specialty is open but an emphasis in public health and/or medical sociology is preferred. Successful candidates will be prepared to teach Sociological Theory as well as courses in their area of interest with the possibility of teaching in the Women’s Studies Program and/or the Black Studies Program. The successful applicant will demonstrate excellence in and commitment to student-centered teaching in the liberal arts tradition. Ph.D. (or A.B.D.) required and teaching experience preferred. Randolph-Macon is a selective, residential liberal arts college located in the beautiful Virginia Piedmont in Ashland, Virginia, 15 miles north of Richmond and 90 miles south of Washington, DC.

Review of applications will begin on August 12, 2017, at the American Sociological Association annual meeting. Applications are due by September 1, 2017. Qualified candidates should electronically submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, description of teaching experience, syllabi, and a summary of student evaluations), a research agenda, a diversity statement (describing how you incorporate diversity into your teaching, research, and/or service) and contact information for three references to Ms. Sabrina Granderson (SabrinaGranderson@rmc.edu), subject line Sociology Search. Please submit as one attachment titled with the candidate’s last name and first initial. For specific inquiries about the position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Denise Bissler (dbissler@rmc.edu).  Randolph-Macon College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Randolph-Macon’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we actively welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

 

Assistant Professor of Psychology

The Psychology Department at Randolph-Macon College invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position to begin in Fall semester 2018.  Applicants must hold an advanced degree in psychology at the time of appointment.  Area of specialty is open; an emphasis in developmental, community, or health psychology is preferred.  Teaching experience is also preferred.  Successful candidates will be prepared to teach Research Methods as well as courses in their area of interest at introductory and upper levels. Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating a potential to build an engaging undergraduate research program.  Randolph-Macon is a selective, residential liberal arts college located in the beautiful Virginia piedmont in Ashland, Virginia, 15 miles north of Richmond and 90 miles south of Washington, DC.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  Qualified candidates should submit electronically a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests and future research plans, a diversity statement (describing how your background prepares you to incorporate diversity in your teaching, research, and/or service), and contact information for three individuals who can serve as references to Ms. Barbara Wirth (bwirth@rmc.edu), subject line Psychology Search. Please submit as one attachment titled with the candidate’s last name and first initial. For specific inquiries about the position, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Kristen Klaaren (kklaaren@rmc.edu).  Randolph-Macon College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Randolph-Macon’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we actively welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

 

Tenure Track - Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies

The Asian Studies Program at Randolph-Macon College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies, to begin in the Fall semester of 2018. Teaching duties include a 3-1-3 teaching load in the areas of first-year Japanese, conversational Japanese, Japanese reading and composition, and/or other areas of the candidate’s expertise and interest.  

Japanese is a vibrant area of study at Randolph-Macon. Japanese Studies was approved as a new minor program in 2017, precipitating the creation of a new tenure line to enhance course offerings beyond the intermediate level. Since 2012 the College has received substantial grant support from U.S.-Japan Council TOMODACHI Initiative, the Japan Foundation, the Association of Asian Studies, and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, enabling robust travel and development opportunities for students and faculty alike. Randolph-Macon is also proud to host the Virginia Governor’s Japanese Language Academy, a residential summer program for high-school students competitively chosen from across the state.

Randolph-Macon College is a selective, co-educational, residential liberal arts and sciences institution of 1,500 students, located in the beautiful Virginia Piedmont region, fifteen miles north of Richmond. We value diversity, and are committed to building a community which welcomes all persons regardless of race, gender, disability, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or gender expression. 

The successful applicant will have 1) a Ph.D. in hand or very near completion; 2) native or near-native proficiency in English and Japanese; 3) a demonstrated passion for undergraduate education; 4) the promise of a strong scholarly agenda; and 5) a commitment to fostering diversity and cross-cultural understanding. 

To apply, please send only the following materials to mimicarter@rmc.edu :  1) a two- to three-page cover letter, incorporating statements on teaching, scholarship, and service; (2) CV; and 3) three letters of reference, at least one of which must discuss candidate’s teaching.  Review of candidates will begin on 11/1; questions may be directed to search committee chair Todd Munson, at tmunson@rmc.edu

 

Tenure Track - Assistant Professor of Classics

Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia seeks candidates for a tenure-track appointment in the Department of Classics at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning September 2018.  Ph.D. in hand by that date and evidence of teaching excellence are strongly preferred.  

Randolph-Macon is a selective, residential liberal arts college located in the beautiful Virginia Piedmont in Ashland, Virginia, 15 miles north of Richmond and 90 miles south of Washington, DC. The successful applicant will have an understanding for a coeducational, collegial, undergraduate, liberal arts environment. The annual seven course teaching load (3-1-3) will require the ability to teach: 1. Greek and Roman History 2. Greek and/or Latin at all levels, and 3. other general education classics and/or history courses in translation. Areas of specialization are open, but the candidate must be prepared to respond to the needs of both the departmental and general education programs. 

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and statement of research interests in one PDF document via email to Prof. Elizabeth A. Fisher c/o Ms. Mimi Carter at mimicarter@rmc.edu. In addition, please send or have sent up-to-date transcripts and three current letters of recommendation. Information about the Classics Department can be found at: http://www.rmc.edu/departments/classics. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. 

Randolph-Macon College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Randolph-Macon’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we actively welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

 

Tenure Track - Assistant Professor of Communication Studies.

Randolph-Macon College is seeking a faculty member to anchor the human communication offerings in a communication studies department that equally emphasizes rhetoric, mass communication, and human communication.

A Ph.D. in communication at time of appointment is required.

The successful candidate should be a specialist in interpersonal communication with the appropriate preparation to teach advanced undergraduate courses in relational communication, family communication, intercultural communication, and qualitative research methods. The successful candidate might also be called upon to teach courses in conflict communication and health communication.

All full-time faculty in the department also participate in the teaching of Introduction to Communication Studies; Principles of Public Communication; Interpersonal & Small Group Communication; Communication Theory; and Senior Seminar in Communication Studies and in advising communication studies majors.

The normal full-time faculty teaching load is 20-22 semester hours per academic year. In practical terms, this means the successful candidate can anticipate teaching three courses per semester (18 hours) as well as team-teaching COMM 201 with two colleagues in both semesters (2 hours—the course’s 3 hours distributed 1-1-1 among the team-teaching faculty in both semesters).

Communication Studies is still a relatively new major at Randolph-Macon College. Approved by the Faculty in 2010, Communication Studies is now one of the most popular majors at the college. It enrolls a wide range of students with varied career interests, including some who successfully undertake and present research at undergraduate research conferences and professional meetings. The department’s academic program won the 2016 Rex Mix Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education awarded by NCA’s Undergraduate College & University Section.

Randolph-Macon College stresses excellence in undergraduate teaching. There is also an expectation that faculty be professionally active and offer service to the institution, and the Department of Communication Studies is proud of its record in both areas.

Randolph-Macon College is a selective residential liberal arts college growing to an enrollment of 1,500 students. It has been located since 1870 in Ashland, Virginia,  15 miles North of downtown Richmond and 90 miles South of Washington, D.C.

Randolph-Macon College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Randolph-Macon’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we actively welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

All applicants should submit (1) a letter of application, (2) their curriculum vitae, (3) three letters of recommendation, and (4) a diversity statement in response to the following prompt: “How do your experience and career aspirations contribute to the College’s goal of excellence through diversity?” 

These materials should be sent, ideally in a single file, to administrative assistant Mimi Carter at mimicarter@rmc.edu. Clearly indicate that the application is for the communication studies position.

Application deadline is October 20. Semi-finalists will be interviewed at the National Communication Association meeting in Dallas. Semi-finalists will be asked to submit (1) a teaching philosophy statement, (2) a research philosophy statement, and (3) evidence of successful teaching before or at the interview. Finalists will be asked to submit a writing sample.

 

 

Staff Opportunities:

Trades Assistant

Randolph-Macon College seeks applications for a Trades Assistant.  Duties include assisting trades technicians and supporting Special Events.  High school diploma or GED equivalent, a valid Virginia drivers license, and the ability to lift up to 50 pounds required.  Minimum of one year work experience in one or more basic building trades to include carpentry, electrical, painting, plumbing and mechanical trades. Paid on-call duty required on a rotating basis with other personnel.

Excellent benefits package including health, dental, retirement and tuition remission. To apply, send letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references all in one attachment to: Sharon Jackson, Director of Human Resources, utilizing this link: http://bit.ly/rmcth or complete an application M-F from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Human Resources, Peele Hall, 204 Henry Street, Ashland, VA 23005. 

Randolph-Macon College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students.  We welcome applications from members of underrepresented populations.  The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.