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Wofford College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any legally protected status.

FACULTY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: May be viewed on the academic department website and by contacting the Office of the Provost at 864-597-4020.

HOUSEKEEPING, GROUNDS, MAINTENANCE EMPLOYMENT: Contact the Physical Plant Office at 864-597-4380. Applications may be obtained from the Physical Plant office located in the Cummings Street Administration Building.

FOOD SERVICE EMPLOYMENT: Contact Aramark Food Services at 597-4250. Applications may be obtained from Aramark Food Services in the Burwell Building.  Listed below.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please follow application procedures in the announcement. Wofford College does not maintain an open resume/application file. Resumes and applications are accepted in response to published vacancy announcements only. Download the application for employment.

Thank you for your interest in employment with Wofford College. We invite you to periodically view this webpage for employment opportunities. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, selection committees and hiring officials may be unable to send receipt of resume acknowledgements to applicants.

Nothing communicated on this webpage creates or binds the college to any contractual rights under state law. 

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Information Management Programmer/Analyst

Full Time position with competitive benefits package
OPEN:  January 28, 2015
CLOSE: Until filled or an adequate number of qualified resumes are received

The Office of Information Management seeks a web developer to assist with Website creation, web application programming utilizing ASP.net and SQL server databases, and report creation utilizing Oracle and Microsoft SQL.

The programmer/analyst will:

  • create websites from Graphic designs using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • develop and maintain web applications using Microsoft .NET
  • assist in the implementation and maintenance of an institutional portal
  • create and maintain informational reports via SQL for all areas of the college

The following software and skills will be used on a regular basis:

  • HTML / CSS / JavaScript creation 
  • Visual Studio.Net (using VB.Net and a MS SQL database)
  • SQL Developer (to write SQL and PL/SQL against an Oracle database) 
  • Crystal Reports (experience a plus)
  • Ellucian Banner higher education administrative software (experience a plus)


QUALIFICATIONS: A strong programming background and problem solving ability is essential. A bachelor's degree in Computer science or related major is required for this position. Experience creating web pages via HTML and CSS, expertise in designing and implementing web applications, expertise in analyzing and interpreting complex data sets, and the ability to easily acquire new skills are crucial. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in a higher education setting. Candidates must be comfortable working with administrators, faculty, and staff from a wide variety of departments. Excellent oral and written communication skills are imperative for this position.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Send letter of application, resume, and names and phone numbers of three references to: Franklin Pettit, Director of Information Management, Wofford College, 429 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303-3663. Email applications to: imjob@wofford.edu.

 


Director of Library Research, Education, and Outreach Services

Wofford College seeks an innovative and forward-thinking individual to join our team as we transform the Sandor Teszler Library into a vibrant academic commons. The person in this position will be responsible for advancing methods through which the library can connect with students, faculty, and staff, while also facilitating connections among those groups in the context of the library and academic commons. While the successful candidate will have considerable flexibility to implement ideas and programs, we especially welcome candidates who will design and implement new plans for outreach, marketing, and library assessment that are appropriate for Wofford’s liberal arts environment.

We are seeking a candidate who will be at ease in a collaborative working environment in which flexibility, communication, and cooperation form the foundation. Verbal and written communication skills are fundamental to this position, as is the ability to maintain strong interpersonal relations with a diverse array of individuals. Creativity and a user-centered mindset will be needed to ensure that the library’s outward facing services are successfully promoted to, and easily accessed by, the Wofford community.

Primary duties include:

  • Facilitates collaborative endeavors with faculty, especially in the incorporation of the principles of information literacy into the curriculum
  • Leads and plays an active role in the development of an academic department liaison program
  • Advances student engagement with the library
  • Coordinates library outreach and marketing services
  • Contributes to the development and deployment of library assessment activities, specifically in the areas of reference, instruction, and outreach
  • Steers the overarching direction of reference and research services, which are provided through a variety of methods
  • Provides strategic guidance for the coordination of a multi-faceted instruction program, in collaboration with our Instruction Coordinator
  • Provides oversight of circulation and reserve activities

Other duties include:
  • Contributes to collection development activities
  • Assists in designing flexible, innovative, and student-focused spaces in the library
  • Teaches courses for students of all levels in the instruction program
  • Participates in the provision of reference services, potentially including some evening or weekend work
  • Supervises, mentors, and evaluates library faculty and staff

Requirements for this position include:
  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • At least three years of experience with increasing responsibility in academic libraries
  • Two or more years of supervisory experience
  • User-focused service philosophy
  • Demonstrable success with outreach and marketing library services
  • Experience with assessing library services
  • Experience providing research services and instruction in an academic library environment
  • Experience with and knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies

Preferred qualifications include:
  • Subject masters degree, preferably in an area not already represented among the library staff
  • Experience with digital liberal arts programs and activities
  • Prior experience in a liberal arts college library


This is a new position reporting to the Dean of the Library with supervisory responsibility of permanent and student staff.

The Library
Wofford's Sandor Teszler Library is home to 12 full-time and four part-time staff members, including seven faculty librarians and archivists. Wofford's library has recently completed a partial renovation of the main level, allowing it to better facilitate student learning and collaboration. The library maintains an active instruction program, and the reference desk is staffed by library faculty approximately 55 hours a week. The institution uses the Summon discovery service, providing students and faculty with access to over 500 million electronic books, journals, and other resources. The library also houses the college’s special collections, fine arts collection, and archives, including the historic records of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three references to libraryvacancy@wofford.edu.


Provost

Wofford College, a nationally ranked residential liberal arts college in Spartanburg, South Carolina, announces a search for a provost. The college seeks a leader who will provide visionary academic and institutional leadership. The new provost will join Wofford at an exciting time in the life of the college as the president, faculty and staff shape important implementation plans for a new Strategic Vision. 

For more information about this position, including requirements and a timeline for application, please visit http://www.wofford.edu/provostSearch/


Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies – Fall 2016

The Environmental Studies Department at Wofford College, a four-year undergraduate Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts institution in Spartanburg, South Carolina, invites applications for a new tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in sustainability studies, earth systems science, environmental science, environmental studies, or a related field, awarded by September 2016 when the position begins. The successful candidate must be a dynamic teacher with demonstrated experience and enthusiasm for interdisciplinary teaching and sustainability research. He or she will actively engage in the department’s valued tradition of field studies and experiential education. The ideal candidate will also embrace the collaborative spirit that characterizes the college.

Teaching commitments will include interdisciplinary courses at all levels, an introductory science course with an experiential field/laboratory component, and topical courses in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise. The candidate will also involve students in their own research, and mentor a range of senior capstone projects that reflect the diverse interests of environmental studies students. The teaching load includes 2-3 courses each semester and a 4-week January focused-study Interim term.

A principal responsibility of this position will be to help lead a significant new sustainability initiative at the college. The successful candidate will use quantitative expertise to help analyze and improve the sustainability of campus operations (e.g. energy, food systems, waste streams, landscape evolution). Demonstrated ability to engage students in those activities will be a distinct advantage in the selection process.

Our Environmental Studies Department provides the foundation for students to address the complex environmental problems of their generation, recognizing that approaches from the humanities and arts, natural sciences and social sciences are all needed for effective local, regional and global change. Field experiences foster the wonder and love for natural environments that motivate our students’ personal and professional choices. Environmental Studies BA and BS graduates have entered the fields of conservation, law, business, energy, land and resource management, environmental science, and engineering, among others. Please visit our website, www.wofford.edu/environmentalstudies, to learn more about our program, the Goodall Center for Environmental Studies, and the Milliken Sustainability Initiative at Wofford College.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy, along with the names and contact information for three references, to the address below.  Review of applications will begin immediately; applications received by January 15, 2016 will be guaranteed full consideration. Please email all application materials, as attachments, to ENVS-search@wofford.edu.


Assistant Professor of Studio Art

The Department of Art and Art History at Wofford College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in studio art with specializations in teaching foundations courses, drawing, and painting. The department seeks a dynamic artist active in art and pedagogy who can help develop a growing studio arts program at a liberal arts college. Teaching experience at the college or university level is essential. Wofford College welcomes applicants with diverse cultural, ethnic, and national perspectives.

Responsibilities:
The Department of Art and Art History at Wofford College presently offers a minor in studio art and a concentration in studio art for art history majors. Within the college’s well-established art history program, majors often choose to take studio courses in addition to their art history coursework. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to work with studio minors, majors in the department, and students fulfilling fine arts-related distribution requirements. The teaching course load at Wofford is 3-1-3, which includes teaching an innovative January term course in which students concentrate on a single project. Additional duties include advising students, service to the college, committee work, development of the studio arts curriculum, and overseeing students engaged in capstone projects.

Qualifications:
MFA degree in Studio Art. Two years teaching experience at the college or university level after earning the MFA preferred, with experience teaching drawing and painting foundations courses. Knowledge of diverse techniques, approaches, and practices pertaining both to artmaking and teaching is essential. The candidate must be able to teach courses in a studio setting to non-majors.

Studio and Arts Facilities:
Wofford is presently building a new arts center and developing its studio arts program. The Rosalind S. Richardson Center for the Arts will become home to academic programs in theatre arts, visual arts, and art history. The 65,000-square-foot building will feature large areas of glass connecting the interior to the outdoors, filling art studios with natural light and creating a sense of transparency and openness between spaces and across an outdoor sculpture garden. The building will be energy efficient and will feature studio offices for arts faculty and new studio classrooms for 2-D and 3-D media. For more information, visit http://www.wofford.edu/constructionupdates/RSRCA/.

Application Materials:
Materials should be mailed to the selection committee and postmarked no later than November 20, 2015. Please submit the following 1) a letter of application, 2) a CV, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) up to 20 images in digital format representing your creative work, 5) up to 20 images in digital format of student work created under your supervision, 6) three letters of recommendation.

The selection committee will choose candidates to interview at the CAA Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Wofford College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any legally protected status.

Applications must be submitted by mail or carrier.

Please send applications to:
Studio Art Selection Committee
Department of Art and Art History
Wofford College
429 N Church St
Spartanburg, SC 29303


Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach

This is a full-time position with benefits.

Duties include but are not limited to: preparing budget; organizing and conducts practice sessions; recruiting student-athletes; preparing inventory of supplies and equipment; reporting on needs and maintenance of facilities and equipment to the Athletic Director, working with the Assistant Athletic Director to order equipment; attending professional meetings, clinics, workshops, etc.; working with the Sports Information Director regarding team pictures, publicity, and newsletters; working with the Athletic Director on scheduling; recommending athletes for awards; furnishing NCAA information regarding team roster, eligibility, coaching staff limitations, etc. to the Associate Athletic Director; maintaining a thorough knowledge of NCAA, Southern Conference, and institutional rules and complies accordingly; responsible for organizing team travel; responsible for developing training rules and conduct of athletes; responsible for other details or any other assignment by the Athletic Director. In addition, the head coach will participate in fundraising activities through the Terrier Club and other College activities.

A bachelor’s degree is required and three to five years of coaching experience is preferred.

TO APPLY: Applicants should forward a cover letter, resume, and references to:
Elizabeth Rabb, Associate Athletics Director
Wofford College
429 North Church Street
Spartanburg, SC  29303
email: rabbew@wofford.edu 

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


Campus Post Office Clerk/Administrative Housekeeper - Post Office 

 
This is a full-time position with benefits.

Wofford College is seeking candidates for the position of Campus Post Office Clerk/Administrative Housekeeper.  This position reports to the Campus Post Office Manager.   Hours Monday-Friday are 7:00am-4:00pm. 

This position is a split position, working approximately 40% of the time in the campus post office and the remaining time on the housekeeping crew at the College.

In the post office, the position is expected to: 

  • Ensure that all incoming campus mail and packages are distributed to departments and CPO's according to Campus Delivery Schedule.
  • Prepare outgoing mail in a timely manner with a minimum of supervision.
  • Work efficiently and treat all students, faculty, and staff with courtesy and respect.
Members of the housekeeping crew are responsible for maintaining: 
  • Classrooms/Labs
  • Break Rooms
  • Restrooms
  • Hallways/Common Areas
  • Building Entrances
  • Elevators
Essential Job Duties: 
  • Distribution and boxing of mail.
  • Accepting and scanning packages from various carriers and notifying recipients.
  • Preparing outgoing mail and packages.
  • Conduct window operations efficiently and courteously.
  • Meeting schedule of campus mail delivery.
  • Forwarding of mail.
  • Cleaning men's/women's restrooms, including: emptying trash and cleaning sinks, floors, walls, soap dispensers, trash cans, and stalls
  • Cleaning classroom/lab space, including: cleaning all desks/tables/chairs, blackboards, and door handles, as well as sweeping/mopping/vacuuming floors
  • Cleaning hallways, lobbies and common areas, including: sweeping/mopping/vacuuming floors and cleaning water fountains, door handles and furniture
  • Cleaning elevators, including: cleaning doors, walls and tracks and sweeping/mopping/vacuuming floors
  • Cleaning stairwells and building entrances, including: Cleaning doors, baseboards, handles/railings, and any glass surfaces; removing flyers or other materials from doors;cleaning corners and door frames of cobwebs; sweeping/mopping.vacuuming stairs and entryway areas.
Nonessential Job Duties:
  • Interacting with students, faculty, and staff
  • Maintaining stamp stock and control of cash
  • Ensuring equipment is operating properly
  • Maintaining adequate supply of trays, labels, labels, and other equipment
Essential/required skills, knowledge and experience:
 
High school diploma or equivalent is required. Knowledge of basic knowledge of postal rates and regulations; and of other carriers such as Fed Ex, UPS, and DHL.  Basic computer skills. Intermediate knowledge of Wofford College polices.    Skill and intermediate ability to communicate with others in person and by telephone.  Intermediate ability to prioritize tasks.  Intermediate ability to follow directions and work with minimal supervision.  Ability to clean areas thoroughly and efficiently.  Basic computer skills and working knowledge of other office equipment.  

This position requires extended periods of standing, stooping, bending and lifting; and often involves exposure to ink, dust and dirt.

TO APPLY: All applicants must complete an employment application to be considered and mail or deliver to Physical Plant to the attention of Mr. William Littlefield/Cumming Street Administration Building/640 Cumming Street/Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303.