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Employment Opportunities at Avila University

Avila University is a Catholic University sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, dedicated to the liberal arts and the professional areas.  Avila offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate degrees. Avila has great benefit packages for its employees.

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Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in the recruitment of applicants, employment opportunities, or general employment practices on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All positions require authorization to work in the United States without additional employer sponsorship on an unrestricted basis. Avila does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status.

 


Faculty Positions

Philosophy & Religious Studies Instructors [Posted 04/11/2015]
Clinical and Laboratory Adjunct Instructors [Posted 04/06/2015]
Radiologic Science Clinical Coordinator [Posted 03/28/2015]
Adjunct Instructor for Nutrition Course, School of Nursing and School of Science and Health [Posted 03/12/2015]
Intensive Language and Culture Program (ESL) Adjunct Instructors [Posted 02/27/2015]
Biology Instructor [Posted 9/12/2014]

Staff Positions

Office Manager for the Law/Justice Studies and Social Work Departments [Posted 04/15/2015]
Admission Representative [Posted 04/02/2015]
Marketing Manager [Posted 2/5/2015]

Graduate Assistants

Graduate Assistant for Cross Country/Track and Field (full-time) [Posted 04/16/2015]


 

 

Position Available   Philosophy & Religious Studies Instructors Posted 4/11/15
Appointment Date  

Potential openings in the 2015-16 academic year

Responsibilities  

The Department of Religious Studies & Philosophy at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri, invites applications for our pool of adjunct instructors.  We are especially looking for individuals qualified to teach introductory courses in Religious Studies and Philosophy.  All courses are 3 credit hours and fulfill core curriculum requirements for all students. 

Qualifications  

The successful candidate must hold a Master’s degree in Philosophy or Religious Studies or a closely related field. Prior teaching experience is preferred.

Salary  

Competitive salary.

Benefits  

N/E

Application
Information
 

Send (1) curriculum vitae and (2) cover letter describing your relevant experience and how you would approach teaching introductory courses to:  Martin.Shuster@Avila.edu or mail to:
Dr. Martin Shuster
Chair of Religious Studies and Philosophy
Avila University 
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64145-1698


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Position Available   Clinical and Laboratory Adjunct Instructors Posted 4/06/15
Appointment Date  

Fall Semester 2015

Responsibilities  

Clinical adjunct instructors with senior level students in the following placements:
• adult med/surg (12 hour days),
• pediatrics (10 hour days), or
• mother/baby (10 hour days).

Lab instructors (Will consider hiring for more than one lab):
• Health Assessment. M 1-2:50; F 8-9:50; 10-11:50; 1-2:50.
• Foundations (Skills). M 8-9:50; 10:30-12:20; W 8-9:50.

Qualifications  

Master’s degree in nursing preferred or current enrollment in Master’s program. Current clinical competency required. Placements primarily on Tuesday and/or Thursdays. Missouri nursing license required.

Salary  

Competitive salary.

Benefits  

N/E

Application
Information
 

Send cover letter and résumé to employment@avila.edua or mail to:
Office of Human Resources
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64145-1698

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Position Available   Radiologic Science Clinical Coordinator Posted 3/28/15
Appointment Date  

August 2015

Responsibilities  

Avila University is seeking applicants for a Clinical Coordinator position in its Radiologic Science Program. This is a full-time, tenure track position at the Instructor Level.

Avila University is a Catholic university sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and teaches students to be advocates for social justice, regardless of their profession or academic field. The university is committed to educating students as global citizens capable of engaging across social and cultural boundaries .

Qualifications  

The applicant must have: a Master’s Degree, two years clinical experience in radiography, a minimum of one year of experience as an instructor in a JRCERT accredited program and current registration in radiography by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Demonstrated proficiency in curriculum development, supervision, evaluation, instruction, evaluation and academic advising is also needed.

Salary  

Competitive salary.

Benefits  

This is a full time faculty position, eligible for the usual and customary benefits. Avila University’s comprehensive benefit package includes a generous holiday schedule, tuition remission for employee and dependents, vacation and sick leave, retirement benefits, health & dental insurance.

Application
Information
 

Review of applications will begin on April 13th and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and three letters of reference to: AcademicEmployment@avila.edu

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Position Available   Adjunct Instructor for Nutrition Course, School of Nursing and School of Science and Health Posted 03/12/15
Appointment Date  

Fall 2015

Responsibilities  

Summary of Job Duties

  • Teach nutrition theory which includes classroom teaching, making assignments, and evaluating student learning
  • Fall semester class time TR 9:00 am - 10:15 am, preferable
  • Nutrition is taught both fall and spring semesters
Qualifications  

Minimum Requirements (education, experience, special skills, etc.):

  • Master’s prepared
  • Degree in nutrition, dietetics, or related field
  • Professional experience

Preferred Qualifications (for rank consideration):

  • Doctorate (PhD or DNP)
  • Teaching experience, preferably at the baccalaureate level
Salary  

Competitive salary

Benefits  

N/E

Application
Information
 

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to employment@avila.edu (email preferred) or mail to:
Marie Joan Harris, CSJ, Ph.D.
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145-1698

 

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Position Available   Intensive Language and Culture Program (ESL) Adjunct Instructors Posted 02/27/15
Appointment Date  

August 2015

Responsibilities  

The School of Education at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri, invites applications for adjunct ESL Instructors. Faculty members could teach a minimum of 3 credit hours (1 class) up to a maximum of 9 credit hours (3 classes) per semester in a pre-academic program.

Avila University is a Catholic University sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and teaches students to be advocates for social justice, regardless of their profession or academic field. The university is committed to educating students as global citizens, capable of engaging across social and cultural boundaries.

Qualifications  

The successful candidate must hold a master’s degree in the field of TESOL or a closely related area such as English or Linguistics. Experience teaching ESL to an adult audience would also be preferable. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong pedagogical skills using a multitude of instructional delivery modes including technology. S/he must possess effective interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills.

Salary  

Competitive salary

Benefits  

N/E

Application
Information
 

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and unofficial copies of transcripts to employment@avila.edu or mail to:
Office of Human Resources
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145-1698

 

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Position Available   Biology Instructor Posted 09/12/14
Appointment Date  

January 2015

Responsibilities  

The Department of Biology at Avila University is seeking qualified applicants for part-time appointments at the adjunct instructor level to begin January 2015. Teaching responsibilities will likely include a microbiology lecture and laboratory section, an environmental science lecture and laboratory, and a general biology laboratory section. 

Qualifications  

Candidates should have a graduate degree in biology or a closely related field from an accredited university/college and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching.

Salary  

Competitive salary.

Benefits  

N/E

Application
Information
 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send electronically a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and a list of references to: marie.harris@avila.edu or
Marie Joan Harris, CSJ, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145

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Position Available   Office Manager for the Law/Justice Studies and Social Work Departments housed within College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Posted 04/15/15
Appointment Date  

August 2, 2015
Hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, August through May; June & July off.

Responsibilities  

Responsible for general office functions including supporting the faculty and adjunct faculty with all administrative and clerical duties such as: course schedule data entry, compile payroll data, maintain Social Work databases, process course evaluations, update Social Science webpages as needed, assist with payment of bills, order department supplies, interact with faculty/staff/students, coordinate and assist with department special events, assist faculty with classroom and presentation materials, and schedule, train and supervise work study students.

Qualifications  

Experience: One year clerical experience in a similar office environment required. Experience in an academic setting preferred.

This position requires a thorough knowledge of modern office practices, Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.

Secretarial and administrative duties require strong communication, organizational and computer/technology skills. Must demonstrate a genuine interest in welcoming, working with, and helping others. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Salary  

Competitive salary

Benefits  

This is a full time staff position, eligible for the usual and customary benefits. Avila University’s comprehensive benefit package includes a generous holiday schedule, tuition remission for employee and dependents, vacation and sick leave, retirement benefits, health & dental insurance.

Application
Information
 

Send cover letter and résumé to employment@avila.edu or mail to:
Office of Human Resources
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145-1698

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Position Available   Admission Representative Posted 04/02/15
Appointment Date  

Open until filled

Responsibilities  

The Admission Representative manages a recruitment program targeted at prospective college students in a specified geographic region. This individual represents Avila University at college fairs, high school visits and recruiting events on campus. The Admission Representative also assists with and/or coordinates project work and event planning for prospective students and families. The position requires extensive travel, phoning and correspondence to maintain the external contacts necessary to reach enrollment goals. Frequent evening and some weekend work required.

Qualifications  

The ideal candidate will have earned a Bachelor’s degree, possess strong interpersonal skills, have a team-oriented work approach and be a capable writer and public speaker.

Salary  

Competitive salary

Benefits  

This is a full time staff position, eligible for the usual and customary benefits. Avila University’s comprehensive benefit package includes a generous holiday schedule, tuition remission for employee and dependents, vacation and sick leave, retirement benefits, health & dental insurance.

Application
Information
 

Send cover letter and résumé to employment@avila.edu or mail to:
Office of Human Resources
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145-1698

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Position Available   Marketing Manager Posted 2/5/15
Appointment Date  

Position Available Immediately

Responsibilities  

The Marketing Manager supports the university’s integrated marketing and communications plan with the following activities and others as assigned:

  • Research, Develops Strategy, Creates, Executes, Manages, Tracks & Measures, Reports
    - External Marketing Campaign Support
    - University Social Media Strategy Plan
    - Program Marketing Campaigns
  • University Internal Communications
  • Public Relations – Directs or supports multiple public relations functions
  • Promotions – Creates, manages or assists with university promotions and events
  • Publications – Leads or assists with university publications including writing and editing
  • Uses digital tools (including Google Analytics) to deliver effective communications and marketing
  • Maintains competitive analysis tools
  • Manages staff, vendors, partners and other resources to maximize the university’s outcomes
  • Uses marketing, advertising and communication fundamentals and expertise to exceed objectives

Adheres to budget responsibilities. Works independently and collaboratively. Keeps updated with marketing and communications industry best practices through learning interactions, professional journals, attending professional development lectures and other avenues.

Qualifications  

Skills, abilities and personal characteristics:
Organized, intelligent enthusiasm, positive role model, excellent written, verbal and presentation skills, creative, analytical, and value-driven. Possess the ability to prioritize and maximize resources, uses contemporary technology and Microsoft Suite.

Education and Experience:

  • BA in Marketing, Communications, Business, Advertising or other relevant degree
  • 5-7 years of marketing experience
  • Experience managing marketing and communications projects and professionals
  • Demonstrated success and career path of increasing responsibility
Salary  

Competitive salary

Benefits  

This is a full time staff position, eligible for the usual and customary benefits. Avila University’s comprehensive benefit package includes a generous holiday schedule, tuition remission for employee and dependents, vacation and sick leave, retirement benefits, health and dental insurance.

Application
Information
 

Send cover letter and résumé to employment@avila.edu (email preferred) or mail to:
Office of Human Resources
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145

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Position Available   Graduate Assistant for Cross Country/Track and Field (full-time) Posted 04/17/15
Appointment Date  

Appointment for the full range of duties will begin August 1, 2015. However, appointment for purposes of working with head coach must occur immediately.

Responsibilities  

Graduate Assistant will act as a full time assistant with hours ranging up to or exceeding 40 hours/week depending on season. Will be involved with all aspects of the distance program (Cross Country/Track and Field) including practice, office duties, strength and conditioning, travel and budget, recruiting, etc. GA will work in conjunction with the head coach to help build the student-athlete athletically as well as academically.

Qualifications  

Bachelor’s degree, required. Long-distance experience preferred but not required. NAIA and/or private, value-based experience preferred.

Salary  

18 graduate level credit hours/year and stipend

Application
Information
 

Send cover letter and résumé to employment@avila.edu (email preferred) or mail to:
Office of Human Resources
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145

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