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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.


Vice President Academic Affairs
[Posted 9/5/14]


Faculty Positions

Biology Instructor [Posted 9/12/2014]
Assistant or Associate Professor of Education  [Posted 9/29/2014]
Full-time Faculty Member, School of Nursing  [Posted 9/30/2014]
Adjunct Instructor for Nutrition Course, School of Nursing and School of Science and Health  [Posted 10/13/2014]
Intensive Language and Culture Program (ESL) Adjunct Instructors  [Posted 10/13/2014]
Assistant Professor of Chemistry  [Posted 10/13/2014]
Assistant Professor of English or Rhetoric [Posted 10/24/2014]

Staff Positions

Safety Officer [Posted 09/12/2014]
Director of Graduate Education [Posted 09/16/2014]
Office Manager [Posted 10/1/2014]
Accounts Receivable Specialist [Posted 10/13/2014]
School of Education Placement Coordinator for Clinical & Field-Based Experiences [Posted 10/13/2014]
Associate Vice President for Information Services [Posted 10/13/2014]


Vice President Academic Affairs

Posted 9/5/2014

A rewarding opportunity for the right candidate looking to bring their proven track record of strategic leadership and collaboration to the role of Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) at Avila University (www.Avila.edu).  The VPAA will report directly to the President and will be responsible for all programs and people focused on academic excellence, working collaboratively to build a strong and vibrant student learning for all Avila students (at the undergraduate, graduate, adult, and part time levels), including curricula, co-curricula, and service learning.

The successful candidate will serve in a critical leadership role as the institution continues to develop an ambitious strategic plan guided by a set of initiatives that build on the University's strengths.  S/He will lead efforts to: continually advance high quality instruction and learning; develop new academic programs; build upon strong student retention and student academic support; provide ongoing support for faculty as teacher-scholars; foster a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff dedicated to advancing the institution's mission, vision, and core values; and strengthen the culture of philanthropy during the current Centennial campaign.

Required qualifications, skills and accomplishments

  • Doctoral degree or other terminal degree from an accredited College or University 

  • Significant successful administrative experience

  • A distinguished record as a teacher and scholar 

  • Experience in the development and administration of curriculum, budget, personnel, academic governance, and academic planning 

  • A practical and intellectual commitment to higher education 

  • An understanding of and strong commitment to the mission of the University
     

Position responsibilities (include, but not limited to):

  • Provides university-wide leadership in achieving academic goals and objectives by creating the climate, organizational structure, and leadership teams that encourage all members of the university community to contribute positively and productively to departmental, college, and university goals.

  • Collaborates with other members of the President's Cabinet to determine, establish, and implement policy for the University.

  • Leads academic strategic planning initiatives, implementation, and assessment.

  • Provides entrepreneurial and visionary leadership for the growth and development of the University's academic and outreach programs.

  • Oversees academic program review and accreditation as well as resulting improvement efforts.

  • Forecasts and controls expenditures by projecting needs, justifying requests and aligning them with institution strategic priorities, and allocating funds, in accordance with the strategic plan.

  • Maintains a visible profile both on campus and with external constituencies; engages actively with the faculty, student, and staff communities.

  • Promotes the diversity of the faculty, staff, and student body.

  • Advances successful development and fund-raising activities.

  • Develops and maintains productive relationships with external constituencies, government agencies, corporate partners, alumni, donors, trustees, advisory board members, and other stakeholders.
     

About Avila University

 

Avila University, a Catholic University sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, is a values-based community of learning providing liberal arts, professional, undergraduate and graduate education to prepare students for responsible lifelong contributions to the global community. With over 60 undergraduate majors and concentrations and 5 graduate programs, Avila has grown as a university with academic excellence, transformational learning and inspirational leadership.

     

About Kansas City, MO

 

Kansas City, situated within 250 miles of both the population and geographic centers of the country, is often called, “the Heart of America.”  Kansas City offers a wealth of attractions.  The striking landscape includes wide boulevards, beautiful parks, fantastic architecture and more than 200 fountains. The city’s diversions include world-class museums, a vibrant arts scene, superb shopping and great blues and jazz clubs.  Consider this your quick primer to everything that is unique to this Heartland metropolis.

 
Avila University is being assisted by the partners of Hyatt - Fennell. Submit nominations and applications via email to Avila@hyatt-fennell.com. For inquiries, please contact Cheryl Hyatt at 724-242-0476 or email chyatt@hyatt-fennell.com. Applications include a focused letter of interest, a current résumé/cv, and complete contact information for five professional references. Application deadline is October 15, 2014 All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential.

Hyatt

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.
     
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Position Available   Safety Officer
Part time as needed; must be able to rotate all shifts for vacations and University events. Security patrols are 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Posted 09/12/14
Appointment Date  

Position available immediately

Responsibilities  

The Safety Officer will have a passion for serving students, faculty and staff and integrity in ensuring a safe campus environment.  Major responsibilities include patrolling facility or man post as instructed and serve as a general security presence and visible deterrent to crime and campus policy violations; detect suspicious activities and watch for criminal acts or campus policy violations at or near assigned post which may be a threat to the property, students or employees on campus; Report all incidents, accidents or medical emergencies; Respond to emergencies, such as medical issues and community threats such as fire alarms and by following emergency response procedures.

Qualifications  

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older and authorized to work in the United States
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED, or at least 10 years of verifiable employment history
  • Knowledge of crime prevention, liability and risk management as they apply to the safety and security fields, in particular to the needs of a university setting.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing for the purpose of public interaction and report writing and an interest in being in collaborative service to a university community.
  • Personable and friendly demeanor along with the skills necessary to relate well with all types of people.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to be licensed as a private security officer prescribed by local and state laws. 
  • Neat and professional appearance along with the ability to maintain a punctual timeliness in reporting to assigned/scheduled duty.
  • Position requires clear and accurate reporting (written and verbal), sitting and standing for long periods of time, lifting and maneuvering barricades, walking and, during an emergency situation, may require running.
  • First Aid and CPR certification courses may be required.

Preferred Requirements (in addition to above)

  • Experience in security, preferably in a University/College environment.
  • Experience with a working understanding of fire codes or hazardous materials.
  • EMT training also a plus. 
Salary  

Competitive salary.

Benefits  

N/E

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, Missouri 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, Missouri 64145

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Position Available   Director of Graduate Education Posted 09/16/14
Appointment Date  

August 2015

Responsibilities  

The Director of Graduate Education oversees the Graduate Teacher Certification Program and the Masters Programs in the School of Education.  The Director of Graduate Education provides leadership to enhance growth along with providing oversight to curricular, faculty, and operational needs in connection with these programs. 

Qualifications  

Required:

  • Hold a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education
  • Experience teaching in a School of Education at the university level
  • Experience as a teacher or administrator in K-12 education
  • Experience with state and national accreditation processes
  • Experience with multiple K-12 districts

Preferred:

  • A current state teaching license or ability to obtain a Missouri state teaching license
Experience advising university students.
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
 

Review of candidates will begin October 8 and continue until the position is filled.
Send cover letter and résumé to employment@avila.edu or mail to:
Office of Human Resources
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64145-1698

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Position Available   Assistant or Associate Professor of Education  Posted 09/29/14
Appointment Date  

August, 2015

Responsibilities  

The School of Education at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Education.  The faculty member will teach 12 hours per semester in undergraduate and graduate programs, supervise student teachers, advise teacher education candidates and participate in activities and committees of the School of Education and the university.  Summer teaching possibilities are also possible.

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 Ph.D. or Ed.D. in the field of education with an emphasis in group and individual assessment and Educational Psychology, have experience teaching in a School of Education at the university level, hold a current state teaching license or have the ability to obtain a Kansas and/or Missouri state teaching license, and have experience as a school psychologist and/or teacher in K-12 education.  The candidate will preferably have experience and expertise with education on the international/global front.  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 collaborative skills and the ability to work collaboratively with K-12 school professionals.

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, sick leave, retirement benefits, health & dental insurance.

Application
Information
 

Review of applications will begin October 20, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of transcripts and 3 professional letters of references to AcademicEmployment@avila.edu or mail to:
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   Full-time Faculty Member, School of Nursing
Rank commensurate with experience  
Posted 09/30/14
Appointment Date  

January 2015

Responsibilities  

Summary of Job Duties

    • Teach both theory and clinical practicum in specialty nursing area which includes assigning, supervising, and evaluating student learning.
    • Motivate students to think, to question, and to critically analyze.
    • Develop, implement, and evaluate the nursing program.
    • Maintain regulatory and accrediting policies and guidelines.
    • Participate in selection of appropriate health agencies for student clinical learning.
    • Serve as a student advisor.
    • Participate in various university committees, nursing committees, and events.
    • Participate in faculty meetings.
Other assignments as directed.
Qualifications  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate (PhD or DNP)
  • Teaching experience, preferably at the baccalaureate level
  • Mother/Baby, Adult medical/surgical/telemetry, Mental Health, or informatics competence
  • Experience with simulation

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

  • Master’s prepared RN eligible for licensure in Kansas and Missouri (must be approved by board prior to appointment)
  • Competence in clinical area of nursing responsibility   (see above)
Salary  

Competitive salary.

Benefits  

This is a full time tenure track 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
 

Application review begins October 13, 2014. Send letter of application (include an essay—no longer than two pages—about your teaching philosophy, what “professional” nursing means to you, your interests in and talents you would bring), , and curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to AcademicEmployment@avila.edu (email preferred) or mail to:
Marie Joan Harris, CSJ, Ph.D.
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64145-1698

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Position Available   Office Manager Posted 10/1/14
Appointment Date  

October 15, 2014

Responsibilities  

Primary duties include department course scheduling data entry and payroll data input, textbook entry, maintaining psychology databases, interacting with students, proctoring exams, coordinating and assisting with department special events, providing primary support and assistance to college and departmental faculty and staff.  This position is located in the Department of Psychology and housed within College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

Qualifications  

This position requires a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel and basic proficiency with Microsoft Access.  Secretarial and administrative duties require strong communication, organizational and computer/technology skills.  Must demonstrate a genuine interest in welcoming, working with, and helping others.  One year previous office management experience required.  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, Missouri 64145-1698

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Position Available   Accounts Receivable Specialist Posted 10/13/14
Appointment Date  

Position available immediately

Responsibilities  

Avila University is seeking a responsible, detail-orientated individual to join its Business Office team. This high contact position requires excellent customer service and communication skills. The Accounts Receivable Specialist is responsible for timely and accurate student billing and collections for the MBA and Advantage degree completion programs. This position will also prepare the daily bank deposits and handle customer inquiries in the office and via telephone.

Qualifications  

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office software, possess excellent computer skills and thrive in an open and busy environment. Some college level coursework and at least 3 years of previous accounts receivable experience required. Experience with working in a university business office preferred. Knowledge of Jenzabar software a plus.

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, Missouri 64145-1698

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Position Available   School of Education Placement Coordinator for Clinical & Field-Based Experiences Posted 10/13/14
Appointment Date  

January 2015

Responsibilities  

Major responsibilities include:

  • Managing and placing future and current teacher candidates (student teachers) and interns.
  • Managing and placing future and current students in all field-based courses.
  • Organizing and coordinating the Teacher Career Fairs.
  • Alumni Communications, Longitudinal Research, and Data Analysis.
  • Assisting in maintaining our K-12 partnership database.
  • Managing forms and maintaining files.
  • Interfacing and communicating with both internal and external constituents. 
Qualifications  

Education & Skills-Based Qualifications include:

  • A bachelor’s degree in education or a closely related field.
  • Strong orientation to detail.
  • Excellent computer and data base maintenance skills.
  • Knowledge of Adobe, Excel, and Microsoft Word.
  • Excellent constituent service skills.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • A willingness to collaborate with multiple offices across campus. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and task follow-through.
  • Ability to work independently and complete self-directed tasks.
  • A professional demeanor and comfort with meeting the public.
  • Care, concern, and compassion for others.

Preferred Qualifications include:
Knowledge of Jenzabar, Canvas, Access

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
 

Review of candidates will begin October 24 and continue until the position is filled. 
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, Missouri 64145-1698

 

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Position Available   Associate Vice President for Information Services Posted 10/13/14
Appointment Date  

Position available immediately

Responsibilities  

The Associate Vice President for Information Services is responsible for assisting the Vice President of Information Services in the managements and strategic initiatives of the Information Technology Department.  This person is directly responsible for supervisory oversight of the Services Delivery team and the Information Management Team.  The Associate Vice President also supports in the strategic planning functions and the evaluation functions of the IT Services area.

Qualifications  

Minimum Requirements

Education: 
Master’s Degree

Experience:  
More than 5 years

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, Missouri 64145-1698

 

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Position Available   Adjunct Instructor for Nutrition Course, School of Nursing and School of Science and Health Posted 10/13/14
Appointment Date  

January 2015

Responsibilities  

Summary of Job Duties

    • Teach nutrition theory which includes classroom teaching, making assignments, and evaluating student learning.
    • Spring semester class time T,TH/2-3:15 p.m. preferable
    • Fall semester class time negotiable
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 AcademicEmployment@avila.edu (email preferred) or mail to:
Marie Joan Harris, CSJ, Ph.D.
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64145-1698

 

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Position Available   Intensive Language and Culture Program (ESL) Adjunct Instructors Posted 10/13/14
Appointment Date  

January 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, Missouri 64145-1698

 

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Position Available   Assistant Professor of Chemistry Posted 10/13/14
Appointment Date  

August 2015

Responsibilities  

Avila University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry appointment to begin August, 2015. We are looking for a broadly trained chemist with the ability to teach General Chemistry, Bioanalytical Chemistry and a one semester Physical Chemistry for Life Science students. In addition, the faculty member will develop an undergraduate research program, direct the General Chemistry Labs, help to implement a new Biochemistry major and oversee the Instrumentation Laboratory.

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  

A Ph.D. in analytical or bioanalytical chemistry, a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service to the campus community and a strong interest in the Biochemical Sciences is required.

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, sick leave, retirement benefits, health & dental insurance.

Application
Information
 

Review of applications will begin on October 29, 2014 and 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 (email preferred) or mail to:
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   Assistant Professor of English or Rhetoric Posted 10/24/14
Appointment Date  

August 13, 2015

Responsibilities  

The successful candidate will have a commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal-arts environment and a record of excellent teaching and scholarly engagement.  Responsibilities include teaching at all levels, contributing to the ongoing development of the English curriculum, and interdisciplinary contributions to the core curriculum.  Successful applicants should be able to contribute to broader conversations about the future of teaching and scholarship within the humanities. Candidates with an interest in digital media and transnational literature beyond the U.K. are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Qualifications  

Ph.D. in English or Rhetoric required by date of appointment.

Sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Avila University is committed to teaching students to be advocates for social justice, regardless of their professional and academic field. We are committed to educating our students as global citizens, capable of engaging across social and cultural boundaries.
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, sick leave, retirement benefits, health & dental insurance.

Application
Information
 

Screening of applications will begin November 15, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.
Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract, and three letters of recommendation, at least one of which should be from a colleague who has directly observed your teaching.   Electronic submissions encouraged.   Send to: Academicemployment@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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