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Adjunct Professor Communication-Advertising
Posted July 10,2019

Position Available
The School of Visual and Communication Arts is seeking a part-time adjunct Assistant Professor of Communication.

Appointment Date
August 2019

Responsibilities
Responsibilities will include teaching introductory and upper-division Communication Courses.

Qualifications
Minimum requirements: Master’s Degree in Communications or related field and relevant work experience in strategic communications (Advertising) including social media, mobile and digital content creation, publication and evaluation. Qualified candidates will be expected to apply dynamic teaching methods to current course offerings and will develop curriculum in digital content strategies. Ideal candidates will have a strong background in visual storytelling, digital competencies and high-level involvement in content creation, design, tactics, campaign deployment, measurement, and the full multi-channel media expertise. 

The School of Visual and Communication Arts is a growing academic collective, creating award-winning projects and fostering strong reciprocal relationships with the Kansas City community. Currently the Communication department offers studies in Advertising and Public Relations, Film and Digital Media, Healthcare Communications, and Sports Communications. The successful candidate will work with these disciplines and our Art and Design programs.

Salary
Competitive Salary

Benefits
N/A

Application Information
Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and three letters of reference to:  academicemployment@avila.edu.  Avila University is not currently sponsoring or transferring H1B visas.  Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on an unrestricted basis.

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, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veterans status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Adjunct Biology Faculty
Posted July 9,2019

Position Available
Adjunct Biology Faculty

Appointment Date
Fall 2019

Responsibilities
Avila University is looking for adjunct faculty who are able to teach one or more of the following courses:

  • General Biology Lab

  • Microbiology Lab

Qualifications
Master’s degree in biology or a related field with teaching experience preferred. A minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in biology is required.

Salary
Competitive salary

Benefits
N/A 

Application Information
Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and contact information for three professional references to: academicemployment@avila.edu.  Avila University is not currently sponsoring or transferring H1B visas.  Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on an unrestricted basis.

Additional questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. Chad Cooley, Chair of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences (chad.cooley@avila.edu).

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, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veterans status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Adjunct Chemistry Faculty
Posted July 9,2019

Position Available
Adjunct Chemistry Faculty

Appointment Date
Fall 2019

Responsibilities
Teach courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, and/or biochemistry. Avila University is looking for adjunct faculty who are able to teach one or more of the following courses:

  • General Chemistry Lecture

  • General Chemistry Lab

  • Organic Chemistry Lab

  • Biochemistry Lab

Qualifications
Master’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry or a related field with teaching experience preferred. A minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in chemistry or biochemistry is required.

Salary
Competitive salary

Benefits
N/A

Application Information
Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and contact information for three professional references to: academicemployment@avila.edu.  Avila University is not currently sponsoring or transferring H1B visas.  Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on an unrestricted basis.

Additional questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. Chad Cooley, Chair of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences (chad.cooley@avila.edu).

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, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veterans status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Staff

Dean of the College of Professional Schools
Posted August 20,2019

Position Available
Avila University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Professional Schools.  Preferred start for this position is January 1, 2020 or as negotiated with the successful candidate.

Opportunity Overview
The Dean serves as the academic and administrative leader of the College of Professional Schools to advocate for the mission, purpose, and support of the programs of the College, including business, education, communication and art.  The College is organized in three Schools (School of Business, School of Education, and the School of Visual and Communication Arts), each with an operational chair reporting to the Dean, and the Avila Institute for Professional Studies (adult and online formats of discipline programs from across the university).   The College is one of three colleges of the university, including the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the College of Science and Health. 

This position reports directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and works collaboratively with the deans and senior administrators across the institution to provide effective leadership.  The Dean exercises responsibility over all internal and external activities impacting the College, implementation of the various School strategic plans, and financial management of the College budget lines.  The Dean should market the College effectively to enhance enrollment, and develop and maintain partnerships with external business and education associates that further the strategic directions of the College in line with the strategic direction of the University. In collaboration with the Office of Advancement and the Office of Academic Affairs, he/she will work to identify priorities, to secure philanthropic support for teaching, research, program development, professional development, facilities (maintaining and developing), scholarships, and other needs. 

Responsibilities
Academic Leadership and Management:

  • In collaboration with the Chairs, oversee budgets and financial projections, maintain effective academic advising, and facilitate the ongoing evaluation of curricula for the College’s various programs. Additionally the Dean will ensure compliance with the accreditation and licensure requirements and regulations for college programs.

  • Promote shared governance within the College and foster transparency in decision-making and respect for opinions and voices.

  • Foster collaboration between the Schools and the Institute within the College

  • Collaborate with other deans to achieve the academic mission of the University and work across disciplines to create and/or sustain programs. Additionally, he/she will demonstrate team building and exercise creativity, vision, and an entrepreneurial spirit in achieving goals.

Faculty and Staff Support and Oversight:

  • Promote excellence in teaching, research and scholarship, and engaged service.

  • Ensure faculty receive mentoring and have opportunities for leadership, scholarship, and professional development.

  • Provide oversight and support of faculty with regard to recruitment/hiring, reappointment, tenure, and promotion and tenure.

  • Provide oversight and management of staff in all programs.

External Partnerships and Support:

  • Build partnerships in the external community working collaboratively with regional education, business, and communication/art organizations.

  • Play a major leadership role in procuring resources for the College’s current and future programs

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes
The successful applicant will have an earned doctoral degree or terminal degree from an accredited university in a discipline represented in one of the three Schools in the College of Professional Schools (business, education, communication or art). 

He/she will have a record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and research that warrants appointment as an associate or full professor. Previous successful administrative leadership, including management of budgets, personnel, curriculum, innovative teaching, and leadership of undergraduate, graduate, adult and online programs is preferred.  This is a 12-month position with faculty status and rank.

This position calls for an individual who will support the mission and values of Avila University and embody these in the operation and leadership of the College.  The strong candidate will have the ability to foster collegiality and cooperation with the faculty. He/she will also have a record of successful collaboration within the business and education community as well as experience in resource development. Specific qualifications include familiarity with best practices in enhancing student success, retention, persistence, and graduation. The well-qualified candidate will have an understanding of both undergraduate and graduate education, including professional degree programs in the College.  Experience with institutional and program accreditation and licensure is needed. The College will welcome a Dean who has a commitment to educational quality and to developing and implementing innovative academic programming that delivers traditional, off-site, virtual and partnered initiatives. 

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 tuition remission for employee and dependents, sick leave, retirement benefits, health, dental, vision, life and disability insurances.

Application Information
Application materials should include a cover letter addressing the leadership agenda and qualifications/characteristics listed in the position profile, a current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Submit application materials to academicemployment@avila.edu.  A background check will be required as part of the application process.

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 average enrollment of 1800 students.  Avila offers a broad range of undergraduate programs and Master’s 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.

Head Softball Coach
Posted August 9,2019

Position Available
Head Softball Coach

Appointment Date
Appointment for the full range of duties will begin no later than September 15, 2019.

Responsibilities
The head coach will direct all aspects of the softball program including, but not limited to, recruiting, scheduling, practice and game management, budget management, fundraising, compliance with NAIA, Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference and University rules, and promoting the academic and athletic development of student-athletes.

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree, required. Master degree, preferred. NAIA and/or private, value-based University experience 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

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, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veterans status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Circulation Manager
Posted August 6,2019

Position Available
Circulation Manager

Appointment Date
Position available immediately – Open until filled

Responsibilities
Main responsibilities include the following:

  • Coordinates all circulation activities including the promotion and maintenance of books, reserves, journals, closed stacks, newspapers, and laptops. Responsible for training, scheduling, and supervising: student staff, graduate assistants and part time evening library personnel.  This position will Implement and update student and staff procedures working collaboratively with the library team as well as gather statistics and data for the end of year report.

  • Collects fines and coordinates reporting with the Business Office.

  • Supervises check-in and shelving of print materials.

  • Participates as a member of the library team and contributes to the development of departmental goals objectives, policies, procedures, and service standards. Participates as a member of the Kansas City Access Committee and MOBIUS Access Groups.

  • Assists patrons with questions and queries; provides information regarding library system policies and procedures. Database instruction to students, staff and faculty in formal and informal settings.

Qualifications

  • Experience: 5 years of progressive experience in a library setting.

  • Prefer:  Cataloging Experience

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.

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 (email preferred) 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, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

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.

Part Time Assistant Track Coach
Posted July 26,2019

Position Available
Part Time Assistant Track Coach – 2 openings

Appointment Date
August 1, 2019

Responsibilities
The Assistant Coach of Cross Country and Track & Field is responsible for assisting with the management, coaching and oversight of all phases of the program.  Ability to lift 25 to 50 lbs.  Driving is required.

Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science or closely related field is preferred.
High School & College competitive experience is preferred.

Salary
Competitive

Benefits
N/A

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, 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, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veterans status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

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