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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 Finance and Administrative Services (CFO)
[Posted 12/22/14]


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Education (Methods and Assessment) [Posted 12/15/2014]
Assistant or Associate Professor of Education (TESL-International Education) [Posted 12/15/2014]
Nursing Instructor [Posted 12/15/2014]
Biology Instructor [Posted 9/12/2014]
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]
Clinical Instructors – Adjunct [Posted 11/13/2014]
Religious Studies Instructor [Posted 11/21/2014]

Staff Positions

Learning Architect [Posted 12/23/2014]


Vice President Finance and Administrative Services (CFO)

Posted 12/22/2014

Avila University (www.Avila.edu) seeks a collaborative, forward-thinking and strategic leader to serve as Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services / Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Reporting to the President, and a member of the President’s executive team, the CFO will provide executive level direction and management oversight for the following functions: financial planning and analysis, budgeting, accounting and business operations, financial reporting, internal controls and compliance, investment oversight and treasury functions, debt management, student accounts, human resources, risk management and insurance, space planning and construction, facilities and grounds operations, purchasing and contracts, mail services, bookstore operations, food service and other auxiliary enterprises.

The CFO serves as the President's chief advisor with respect to financial matters and helps shape the Board of Trustees’ understanding of the nature and measurements associated with successful financial performance. He or she will also collaborate with university leaders and other stakeholders to advance academic and university success. Working with the executive team, the successful candidate will engender deeper financial acumen, ownership of the budget components, and collaboratively engage team members in the shaping of the University’s financial plans. He or she will serve in a critical leadership role as the institution continues to develop an ambitious strategic plan guided by a set of initiatives built on the University's strengths. The CFO will bring new insights and creative ideas to help lead a university with very good financial performance to levels of greatness.

Recent financial milestones include:

  • Total operating revenue has increased from $23.6 million in fiscal year 2010 to $27.4 million in fiscal year 2014; 

  • The University has completed year four of its seven-year, $43 million Centennial Campaign; a comprehensive fundraising endeavor that includes funding for scholarships, programs, capital improvements and endowment;

  • The Strategic Plan for the University is currently under revision while a multi-year master plan is developed simultaneously.  

A demonstrated commitment to student success is foundational for the successful candidate, while inspiring the staff, and working collaboratively with the President and leadership team to fulfill the University's mission while developing and successfully deploying the strategic plan. The ideal candidate will drive performance of certain key metrics.

     

Required qualifications, skills and accomplishments:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Master’s preferred) and/or a CPA

  • Ten or more years of progressive, directly-related experience, preferably but not exclusively in higher education finance and business affairs

  • Demonstrated success in developing and implementing strategic plans

  • Good evaluative judgment

  • A history of developing and implementing effective solutions for business challenges

  • Strong technical, analytical, and communication skills

  • Desire and ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively and have an understanding of, and commitment to, private higher education

     

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 to be recognized as a university of 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.” Offering a wealth of attractions, the striking landscape includes wide boulevards, beautiful parks, fantastic architecture, including more than 200 fountains. The city’s diverse opportunities include world-class museums, a vibrant arts scene, superb shopping and great blues and jazz clubs. Kansas is a wonderful place to visit and a great place to work.

 

Credo Higher Education

 

Avila University has engaged Credo, a comprehensive higher education consulting firm, to conduct this search under the leadership of Bill Fahrner, Chief Operating Officer/Owner. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter describing their interest in, and qualifications for this specific position, a resume or curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses (including email) and telephone numbers of at least five professional references. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential.

All nominations and applications should be mailed electronically to bfahrner@credohighered.com.

A review of information submitted will begin immediately.

 
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   Assistant or Associate Professor of Education (Methods and Assessment) Posted 12/19/14
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 with expertise in methods and assessment. The faculty member will teach 12 hours per semester in undergraduate and graduate education programs, supervise student teachers, advise education students and participate in activities and committees of the School of Education and the university.

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 candidates must possess a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in the field of education, have experience teaching education courses at the university level, hold a current state teaching license or ability to obtain a Kansas and/or Missouri state teaching license and have experience as a teacher in K-12 schools. The successful candidates must possess strong pedagogical skills using a multitude of instructional delivery modes including technology and have training and preparation in educational assessment.

The successful candidate will preferably have experience with children/youth at both elementary and secondary levels and experience teaching in a content area such as math or science. The preferred candidate will have prior experience with program accreditation processes.

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

Application
Information
 

Review of applications will begin January 5, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and 3 professional letters of references 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

The Community:  

Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities


Avila University is a Catholic University sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, dedicated to the liberal arts and the professional areas, with an enrollment of 1800 students. Avila offers a broad range of undergraduate programs and Master degrees in Psychology, Education, and Business.

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   Assistant or Associate Professor of Education (TESL-International Education) Posted 12/19/14
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 with expertise in TESL/ESL, international education, child/youth development, and related areas within education. This faculty member will teach 12 hours per semester in undergraduate and graduate education programs, advise students, and participate in activities and committees of the School of Education and the University.

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 candidate must possess a Ph.D. or Ed.D. The ideal candidate will have strong professional experiences and teaching capabilities in fields such as a) ELL/TESL; b) international education; c) formal and informal education; d) educational policy in a global environment; e) cultural sensitivity, awareness, and competence; f) whole-person development; g) comparative education. These fields illustrate but do not limit the domains within which the faculty member may teach.

The ideal candidate will have professional working experience abroad as well as experience with global populations in the national education context. We seek a colleague who will bring a multidisciplinary and holistic perspective. We welcome applicants from diverse candidates as we seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual and academic environment.

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

Application
Information
 

Review of applications will begin January 19, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and 3 professional letters of references 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

The Community:  

Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities


Avila University is a Catholic University sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, dedicated to the liberal arts and the professional areas, with an enrollment of 1800 students. Avila offers a broad range of undergraduate programs and Master degrees in Psychology, Education, and Business.

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   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   Nursing Instructor Posted 12/15/14
Appointment Date  

January 8, 2015

Responsibilities  

Adjunct Faculty to teach Population Based Nursing Concepts to RN to BSN students in a face-to-face environment on the Avila University campus. This is a 3 credit hour course which will meet on Thursday evenings, 6:00 - 10:00 pm from January 8th through February 26th.

Qualifications  

Minimum qualifications include:

1. Master's degree in nursing
2. Current or past clinical expertise in population health, community health, hospice/home health, or other community based settings.
3. Prior classroom teaching experience preferred.
4. Knowledge of or willingness to learn Canvas LMS or similar computer classroom management system.

Salary  

Competitive salary.

Benefits  

N/E

Application
Information
 

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

The Community:  

Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities


Avila University is a Catholic University sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, dedicated to the liberal arts and the professional areas, with an enrollment of 1800 students. Avila offers a broad range of undergraduate programs and Master degrees in Psychology, Education, and Business.

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   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   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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Position Available   Learning Architect Posted 12/23/14
Appointment Date  

February, 2015

Responsibilities  

The Learning Architect works directly with the Director of the Center for Transformational Learning to support the improvement of teaching and learning on campus and online. The Learning Architect is responsible for overseeing the planning, conducting of analysis, design, and development of learning products (e.g., academic learning venues) through close collaboration with faculty and staff. The Learning Architect is the subject matter expert in digital product design, on campus courses and learning theories. In addition he/she works closely with the Director of the Center for Transformational Learning to support institutional approval of learning materials, informal learning (e.g. demonstration labs, instructional methods and strategies collection and dissemination, and learning communities), and knowledge sharing systems.

Qualifications  

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:
Minimum of Master’s Degree in Education, Instructional Design, or related field; Doctorate Degree preferred

EXPERIENCE:
At least 3 years experience working in a field of instructional design or related area. Working in an institution of higher education is preferred.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES:
Strong understanding of learning theory, curriculum design, and using software to design learning products.
Strong communication skills
Strong writing skills
Ability to be creative and innovative in designing solutions
Strong technical skills

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 applications will begin January 15, 2015 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

The Community:  

Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities


Avila University is a Catholic University sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, dedicated to the liberal arts and the professional areas, with an enrollment of 1800 students. Avila offers a broad range of undergraduate programs and Master degrees in Psychology, Education, and Business.

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   Clinical Instructors – Adjunct positions available in inpatient settings for:
  • Junior level medical/surgical nursing  – Tuesdays or Thursdays
  • Junior level mental health nursing - Thursdays
  • Senior level ICU  – Tuesdays or Thursdays
Posted 11/12/14
Appointment Date  

January 2015 (spring semester); specific dates vary dependent on clinical assignment

Responsibilities  

Responsibility varies depending on faculty or preceptor supervised experience. Major responsibilities include:

  1. Assume responsibility for assigning, supervising, and evaluating student’s clinical learning. 
    1. Supervise student learning during their clinical experience.
    2. Coordinate clinical assignments with course content.
    3. Select appropriate clinical assignment to fulfill course objectives and behaviors.  Articulate student assignments, objectives, and behaviors.  Articulate student assignments with agency personnel.
    4. Evaluate and grade required clinical assignments.
  2. Prepare a written evaluation of student’s achievement in clinical performance using the form provided.
  3. Motivate students to think and critically analyze client care.
  4. Serve as a professional role model for students during their clinical experience.
  5. Assume responsibility for orientation to assigned health agency.
  6. Participate in agency orientation and evaluation in relation to course objectives and student learning needs.
  7. Be available for student counseling and guidance.
Qualifications  

Minimum qualifications include:

  1. Master’s degree in nursing (RN/BSN if enrolled in master’s program; must have taken or be available to take the Clinical Faculty Academy on January 6 & 7, 2015).
  2.   Holds a current undisciplined professional nurse license in Missouri and Kansas as appropriate for teaching assignment.
  3. Approved by State Board of Nursing prior to appointment.
  4. Current clinical expertise in mental health, medical/surgical nursing and/or critical care.
Salary  

Competitive salary

Benefits  

N/E

Application
Information
 

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.
Send letter of application to include the interest and talents you would bring to a clinical instructor position, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to employment@avila.edu .  For further questions contact:
Janet Reagor, Ph.D.  816-501-3682

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Position Available   Religious Studies Instructor Posted 11/21/14
Appointment Date  

Spring 2015

Responsibilities  

The Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri, invites applications for adjunct instructors to teach Catholicism in Spring 2015.  This course is 3 credit hours and fulfills core curriculum requirements for all students. 

Qualifications  

The successful candidate must hold a Master’s degree in 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 the course 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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