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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.

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Administrative Assistant to Computer Science and Mathematics

The Administrative Assistant to the Computer Science and Mathematics Departments must have the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality, an ability to handle complex responsibilities in a dynamic work setting, evidence of effective oral and written communication, excellent interpersonal skills, sincere regard and interest in the success of students and colleagues. 

Minimum Qualifications
Some experience in an office setting is required, preferably in an educational environment. 

Essential Job Knowledge and Skills

  • Principles and practices of office management and records maintenance
  • Modern office practices, procedures, and equipment
  • Computer operating systems and software involving word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software 
  • English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary
  • Work with Facebook and other social media sites.

Examples of Daily Responsibilities
  • Keep track of majors and minors and distribute information to specific subsets—for example, send out info from The Space to rising juniors or contact on behalf of the registrar’s office the seniors who have not yet filed for graduation.
  • Help to clear majors for graduation.
  • Keep minutes from department meetings and remind faculty members about their action items.
  • Collect syllabi and other materials needed for accreditation.
  • Help organize social occasions (reserve rooms, set up refreshments, email invitations, track number planning to attend).
  • Make copies and scans.
  • Help with travel arrangements and reporting expenses
  • Keep track of faculty class schedules and office hours to help students connect with faculty.
  • Help with schedules for campus visits during faculty searches.
  • Coordinate student workers/math tutors.
  • Follow up with students who attend Scholars Day interest meetings.
  • Coordinate CS Lab use by COMAP contest participants over a long weekend with Campus Safety.
  • Help to make sure that paperwork gets done and contracts for adjuncts get signed and submitted.
  • Help organize applications during a position search.

Compensation and Benefits
This position is paid on an hourly basis, not to exceed fifteen hours per week. Ideally, work hours would be on a regular schedule for four or five days a week—for example, 8:30-11:30 each morning or Monday, Wednesday, Friday mornings and Tuesday, Thursday afternoons.
The position does not include benefits.

To Apply
Email a letter of interest, resume, and the names and addresses of three references to Tracey Southers, Assistant to the Office of the Provost, at SouthersTL@wofford.edu. Review of applications by the chairs will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

                        



Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for Information Services

Wofford College, established in 1854, is a four-year, residential liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, S.C. It offers 25 major fields of study to a student body of 1,650 undergraduates. Nationally known for the strength of its academic program, outstanding faculty, study abroad participation and successful graduates, Wofford is home to one of the nation’s 283 Phi Beta Kappa chapters. The college community enjoys Greek Life as well as 19 NCAA Division I athletics teams.

The Opportunity:

The Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for Information Services (CIO) is an enthusiastically collaborative, creative and visionary leader with a clear understanding of and passion for the mission of the residential liberal arts college. This leader will work with the campus community to craft and implement a vision for information and communication technologies that ensures Wofford College achieves its goals and objectives.

Wofford’s next CIO will lead the entire campus community toward a shared vision of information technology services. The CIO will lead a team that supports faculty, students and staff in their technology needs. S/he will be responsible for acquiring and supporting academic and administrative applications as well as developing and supporting infrastructure services, including networking, servers, storage, copying and printing, telecommunications and web services.

The CIO will report directly to the Provost and will work closely with other senior leaders, faculty, staff and students. The CIO leads a Technology Services team of 15 staff members and approximately 15 student workers and effectively manages an annual budget of approximately $2.3 million and a renewal and replacement budget of approximately $850,000.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develop a strategic vision for technology in close collaboration with the campus community that supports and enhances the mission of Wofford College
  • Deliver, together with the Information Technology team, a suite of excellent academic, co-curricular and administrative technologies, voice communication services, web infrastructure, networking, and print and copy services appropriate to a liberal arts setting
  • Guarantee close alignment of the goals, resources and activities of the Technology Services team with the academic mission and vision of Wofford College
  • Provide ongoing, quality technology support for Wofford College faculty, students and staff
  • Put special emphasis upon services and resources that enhance teaching, learning, digital scholarship and research
  • Work closely with the Information Technology Advisory Committee and with user groups to develop sound policy recommendations and investment decisions related to technology
  • Identify and implement secure, reliable, integrated, effective, user-friendly and affordable solutions
  • Organize and develop a professional staff that provides outstanding service to the Wofford College community
  • Cultivate positive relationships with external vendors and peer institutions to enhance the technical services and capabilities of Wofford College


Candidate Profile:
Wofford’s next CIO will be an experienced IT professional with no fewer than five years of successful managerial experience at the senior level. Wofford seeks candidates with superior communication and managerial skills, alongside a clear sense of the IT requirements of a top liberal arts teaching and learning community. This includes the technology needs of students and faculty, staff and alumni, as well as key administrative functions (registration, institutional research, etc.). The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards and an understanding and appreciation of Wofford’s mission and commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science or closely related field is required. A graduate degree in one of these areas is highly desirable.

In addition, the ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:

  • Technology Expertise and Quality Orientation
  • Passion for innovative technology and an understanding of current trends
  • Understanding of academic technology needs
  • Desire and ability to engage the campus community in continuing exploration and discussion of information technology
  • Understanding of complex administrative systems and data analytics
  • Expertise with user support services and disaster recovery/business continuity
  • A strong commitment to providing user-oriented service


Leadership Qualities:

  • Senior-level managerial experience in strategic planning for technology 
  • The ability to develop, mentor and supervise a professional technical staff 
  • The ability to understand and balance a diverse range of client needs 
  • The ability to forge collaborations that cost-effectively support teaching, learning and scholarship in a manner consistent with the college’s mission and goals
  • Strong administrative, project management and budget management skills 
  • Proven ability to mentor and develop leadership management abilities among team members and the ability to attract, retain and develop strong team members


Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, paired with careful listening ability
  • The ability to communicate effectively and in layman’s terms with various constituencies, including students, faculty, staff, cabinet, trustees, alumni and other stakeholders
  • Self-reliance and the ability to handle conflict, foster understanding and advance ideas 
  • The ability to identify and articulate priorities, alongside the ability to know when to act with a sense of urgency and when to be patient
  • The ability to analyze problems and identify creative solutions


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.

To learn more about Wofford, explore wofford.edu.

Application materials may be submitted to: WoffordCIOSearch@wofford.edu.

Application materials must be submitted no later than July 20, 2016.

  



Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

This is a one-year position as a full-time non-renewable Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology to begin in the fall of 2016. The position became available in mid-May when one of our faculty members accepted a position as a dean at another institution.

Candidates must be ABD or hold the doctorate in biology or a related area. We seek candidates who have a passion for teaching undergraduates.

We will conduct a nationwide search in the fall of 2016 for a tenure-track position. The person who fills this one-year, non-renewable position is welcome to apply for the tenure-track position.

Biology is the largest academic department at Wofford with 210 declared majors. We graduated 60 seniors in May of 2016, many with double majors and many who have studied abroad for a semester. There are 12 dedicated, full-time biologists, all holding Ph.D. degrees. Ten are tenured, and two tenure-track assistant professors were hired in the fall of 2015. The Department of Biology occupies two floors in the Roger Milliken Science Center, which is shared with the Departments of Chemistry, Psychology and Physics. The college’s Environmental Studies Program is located in an adjacent building. Colleagues from all of these departments will befriend and mentor the successful candidate. The college is known for its strong biology program. Our graduates comprise a disproportionately large percentage of those admitted to the three medical schools and the dental school in South Carolina. Our innovative first-year biology sequence has received widespread acclaim and a number of awards. While research is an important aspect of a student’s experience, Wofford primarily is a teaching institution. We have no graduate programs; professors are responsible for courses and their labs. We have a full-time biology laboratory coordinator to assist with first-year courses, and upper-level undergraduates serve as lab assistants and peer tutors. Learn more about the Department of Biology at www.wofford.edu/biology/ 

The Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology will teach two sections of the eight sections of BIO 150, Biological Inquiry, with two labs. This course, designed for first-year students, is the first course for students in the biology major. We have no separate course for non-biology majors. About half the students take this course to satisfy the college’s general education science requirement. The 24 to 28 students in each section have the same professor for lecture and lab.

You will collaborate with four professors (Drs. David Kusher, Lori Cruze, Charles Smith and Doug Rayner) who have revised and improved this course annually since its creation seven years ago. The five faculty members, laboratory coordinator and a cadre of eight laboratory assistants work collaboratively, so the visiting professor will have significant support in all aspects of this course. The entire team meets to coordinate every Friday. The modular laboratory experience is common to all sections. The first modules emphasize animal and plant diversity and lead to students designing an experiment in which they will assay competition between two species of mold. They are expected to collect data, apply statistical analysis to their data and create graphs and figure captions. In the second major lab module, students may choose from among several contemporary issues such as climate change, vaccines, environmental disturbances, etc. Working in teams of four, they will research and present on their chosen topics. In the last module, they will use PCR to look for evidence of genetic modification in common food items. Since presentation and team-work skills are valuable to all students regardless of academic major, the faculty of BIO 150 help their students become competent in oral presentation.

Those who teach Bio 150 for the first time benefit tremendously from “sitting in” on the lecture sections and lab of an experienced colleague. For example, you probably will want to sit in on a Monday lab as preparation for your two labs later in the week. Your colleagues vary in terms of how they organize class meetings and how much they expect their students to use online resources provided with the textbook. If you are an inexperienced teacher interested in pedagogy, you’ll find Wofford to be a great place to learn about teaching and learning.

In the spring of 2017, you will be entirely responsible for an anatomy course enrolling approximately 50 junior and senior biology majors with two labs sections and two lecture sessions of 25 students each. Over the years, we have modified this course to meet the requirements for those students who aspire to veterinary schools (which expect a comparative anatomy course) as well as those interested in physical and occupational therapy for which a human anatomy course is necessary. The vast majority of students in this course are highly motivated and aspire to these careers or more commonly medicine or dentistry. Most will have completed BIO 342 Human Physiology with lab.  Ideally our visiting assistant professor could offer a human and comparative anatomy course with lab, but we will be quite pleased with someone who can expertly teach either a human anatomy or a comparative anatomy course with lab. You will have access to all course materials from previous years, including access to last year’s Moodle site.

We do not have facilities for human cadavers, but we do have a dedicated lab space extensively remodeled to minimize fumes and odors emanating from preserved specimens. You will need to be competent and confident to run this course with little collaboration. However, one or two students who recently have completed will serve as your laboratory assistants and should be excellent resources.

During the month of January, faculty and students concentrate on a single study project. These projects are designed to move beyond traditional classroom courses and teaching methods and to encourage innovative, experiential learning. Projects are graded on an honors/pass/fail basis, which allows students to explore projects in which they have interest but not necessarily a full background, without risking their GPA. Students annually enroll in on-campus projects, internships, service learning and travel/study projects. Students also may propose independent study projects.

You will not be expected to offer or participate in an Interim 2017 project, although you might find it exciting and enlightening to collaborate on a project that already has been approved. You may, however, choose to spend January preparing for the anatomy course that begins in early February.  A candidate interested in honing teaching skills will quickly discover that Wofford College provides remarkable opportunities to do so. Learn more about the biology faculty at www.wofford.edu/biology/meetTheFaculty/.

You will be hired for one year as a full-time, non-renewable Visiting Assistant Professor at a salary that reflects this responsibility and our expectations. We emphasize that this is not an adjunct position. The compensation should be competitive.

Pre-session workshops for faculty occur Sept. 1-2. Classes begin on Sept. 5, but you would need to coordinate with your Bio 150 colleagues well in advance. They have many resources shared in a DropBox folder and on their individual course Moodle sites, which they would make available. You could move into your office as early as July 1. Graduation is in mid-May.

The Visiting Assistant Professor in Biology must work collaboratively in the teaching of Bio 150 and its laboratory experiences. You are expected to be available during regular office hours and via email to assist your students. You will not have committee assignments nor academic advisees nor is there any expectation of research either individually or in collaboration with our students outside of the courses for which you are responsible. You will be encouraged but not required to attend and contribute to meetings of the Department of Biology, which are scheduled twice each semester.

How do I apply?

All applications should include the following materials: a letter of application, a statement addressing the candidate’s teaching philosophy (which should include an articulation of interest in, and understanding of, working at a residential, liberal arts college), curriculum vitae, names and phone numbers of three professional references, and graduate transcripts. Applicants are welcome to include supplementary evidence of teaching effectiveness and published articles.

Submit all materials, ordered as above, electronically as one pdf file to biologysearch@wofford.edu.

Who should I contact?

Dr. G.R. Davis
Dr. and Mrs. Larry Hearn McCalla Professor of Biology and Chair
429 North Church Street
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303
davisg@wofford.edu
Office phone: 864-597-4621