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Coker University is currently seeking applicants for the following positions:

Coker University is seeking qualified applicants for the founding Dean of Nursing position beginning July 1, 2020, to help establish a new bachelor’s degree program in nursing.  This is a full-time, 12-month tenure-track position with competitive salary and benefits reporting to the Provost and Dean of Faculty.  

The University is seeking an individual who is dedicated to developing meaningful, collegial working relationships with students, faculty, and staff across campus; eager to contribute his/her interests and ideas for new and innovative courses and programs; and committed to actively contributing to Coker’s mission.   The incumbent will be expected to lead the process of curriculum development and accreditation in their first year, prior to the formal launch of the program.

Purpose: The dean of nursing will provide collaborative leadership and strategic vision to establish the bachelor’s degree in nursing program. With a commitment to the mission of the student-centered university, the dean of nursing is expected to effectively understand and communicate the value of nursing within a liberal arts university to internal and external audiences.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Serve as academic administrator for the nursing program:
    • Establish and oversee the undergraduate nursing curriculum and future program reviews in collaboration with faculty. 
    • Ensure that undergraduate policies are implemented fairly and in a manner that is consistent with their intent; review and act on requests for exceptions to policies and regulations.
    • Oversee and manage course scheduling in collaboration with other deans and the registrar to ensure a balance of robust course offerings while ensuring efficient rotation and course times.
    • Monitor the academic progress of first-year students and students on academic probation; consult student data to find trends and address the needs of all students throughout their coursework.
    • Oversee academic advising and collaborate with student success coaches.
    • Oversee and support the assessment of student learning outcomes.
    • Monitor the timely completion of required University reports to include: verification rosters, submission of grades, student-athlete success reports, and EARS reports as needed.
    • Manage budgetary expenses.
  • Advance Coker’s educational mission and core values through the undergraduate nursing program and serve as an advocate for learners at all levels and in all delivery models; have knowledge of and advocate for student success, counseling, advising, tutoring, and other learning support services.
  • Provide collegial and dynamic leadership for the faculty, staff, students in the nursing program; establish and maintain effective professional relationships with faculty, staff, students, and future alumni.
  • Support the recruitment and assignment of faculty based on required competencies; advocate for faculty and facilitate professional development of the faculty; complete faculty evaluations; foster multidisciplinary teaching, research, and service in the nursing program and with the other academic programs.
  • Support the efforts for recruitment of students by collaborating with the vice president for enrollment management, being knowledgeable of and working on recruitment goals and initiatives, and serving on related committees/task forces.
  • Support the efforts for retention of students by collaborating with the vice president for student affairs and provost, being aware of and working on retention data and initiatives, and serving on related committees/task forces.
  • Provide leadership, in collaboration with the Office of Advancement, to attract external funding from federal agencies, corporations, foundations, and interested donors to support the nursing program; provide visibility within the community, cultivating professional relationships with local business partners and community leaders.
  • Collaboratively plan and develop appropriate policies for the nursing program.
  • Collaboratively engage in the shared governance of the University.
  • Foster collaboration among the deans.
  • Work collaboratively with the provost and leadership team in academic affairs.
  • Form collaborative relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Support the efforts of strategic planning to reach University goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Faculty in the nursing program

Required qualifications include:

  • Earned doctorate in a discipline represented in the field of nursing
  • At least three years experience in higher education with demonstrated examples of leadership
  • Ability to successfully manage accrediting requirements and Board of Nursing requirements 
  • Experience working with competing priorities and multiple time-sensitive projects
  • Ability to make effective decisions and take independent action
  • Strong listening, speaking, and writing skills to communicate with a variety of constituencies inside and outside the University

To apply, please upload a current curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and contact information for three references to  resumes.nursing.dean@coker.edu.  

Coker University readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

Coker University, in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, marital status, veterans or military status, or against individuals with disabilities, or other legally protected classifications in the areas of employment, admission, financial aid or access to educational or extracurricular programs, activities or facilities.

The Coker University School of Visual and Performing Arts seeks a three-dimensional artist and professor to join its Art Program for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Art beginning August 2020. 

The faculty in all SVPA programs (Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre) are practicing professionals in their chosen disciplines. The Art Program is comprised of three full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty that teach approximately 45 majors. We are a NASAD accredited program, offering B.A. and B.F.A degree options. The B.A. is in Art with concentrations in Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography, and Art Education. The B.F.A. degree is in Studio Art. 

The primary responsibilities of the position include: 

  1. Teaching Sculpture courses (including assemblage, carving, installation, and performance)
  2. Teaching Ceramics courses (including hand building, wheel throwing, and sculptural 

    applications)

  1. Teaching foundation level courses (such as 3D Design and 2D Design) 
  2. Some teaching outside the dedicated studio area (e.g., art appreciation, art history); teaching to a comprehensive and rigorous undergraduate curriculum that includes in-seat and online instruction
  3. Assisting in the oversight of studio facilities and/or additional service responsibilities, especially the Woodshop and Ceramics Studio
  4. Advising/mentoring students to succeed professionally 
  5. Collaborating in the development and assessment of the art curriculum 
  6. Serving on Program and University committees
  7. Other responsibilities as defined by the University

The Art Program in the School of Visual and Performing Arts is seeking an individual who is motivated, collaborative, and inclusive, with a strong desire to lead our 3D area. The ideal candidate must be passionate about teaching; dedicated to developing meaningful, collegial working relationships with students, faculty, and staff across campus; eager to contribute his/her interests and ideas for new and innovative courses and programs; dedicated to helping build cross-disciplinary connections with other programs; and committed to actively contributing to Coker University’s mission. The ideal candidate should have proven experience working with all levels of undergraduate students and should be comfortable teaching majors and non-majors.  Opportunities to teach study abroad courses are also available. 

Required Qualifications include an earned MFA in Sculpture, Ceramics, or related area. 

Preferred Qualifications include at least two years of teaching experience at the university/college level; experience as a practicing artist with a developing reputation and a record of professional, creative and/or scholarly achievement; an understanding of and an ability to teach contemporary theoretical and historical concepts in art; and the ability to contribute through teaching and/or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the academic community. Experience in Art Methods is a plus. 

This is a full-time, 9-month position with competitive salary and benefits. The successful candidate will report to the Dean of the School of Visual and Performing Arts. 

To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, portfolio of 20 examples of students’ work with descriptions, professional portfolio of 20 works with evidence of conceptual development, copies of academic transcripts, and complete contact information for three professional references to art.resumes.2019@coker.edu and complete the Coker University Employment Application. Portfolio materials (student and professional) should be uploaded as PDF, JPEG, PowerPoint slideshow or a website link. Review of application materials will begin immediately.

Coker University readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

Coker University, in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, marital status, veterans or military status, or against individuals with disabilities, or other legally protected classifications in the areas of employment, admission, financial aid or access to educational or extracurricular programs, activities or facilities.

 

The Coker University Department of Humanities and Social Sciences is seeking qualified applicants for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Criminology beginning no later than August, 2020. The primary responsibilities of the position include:

  • teaching assignments at the undergraduate level and graduate level in the College’s Master of Science in Criminal and Social Justice Policy program;
  • teaching assignments that may include the main campus, satellite campuses, and online instruction; 
  • advising/mentoring students; 
  • serving on Department and University committees;
  • and other responsibilities as defined by the University.

The Department is seeking an individual who is passionate about teaching; dedicated to developing meaningful, collegial working relationships with students, faculty, and staff across campus; eager to contribute his/her interests and ideas for new and innovative courses and programs; and committed to actively contributing to Coker University’s mission. 

Preferred qualifications include an earned doctorate in Criminology, Sociology, or a closely related field; ABD will be considered.  Preferred areas of expertise include: crime and policy, deviance, juvenile delinquency, and policing. The interest and ability to engage in scholarly activities is required.

This is a full-time, 9-month position with competitive salary and benefits. The successful candidate will report to the Dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences.

To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, copies of transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the  successful candidate), and complete contact information for three professional references to resumes.crim@coker.edu and complete the Coker University Employment Application .  Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Coker University readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

Coker University, in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, marital status, veterans or military status, or against individuals with disabilities, or other legally protected classifications in the areas of employment, admission, financial aid or access to educational or extracurricular programs, activities or facilities.

CLASSIFICATION: ADJUNCT FACULTY STATUS: PART TIME (EXEMPT)
LOCATION: HARTSVILLE, REMOTE / ONLINE
DEPARTMENT/OFFICE: COMMUNICATION, LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND RELIGION

Coker University’s Department of Language, Literature, Communication, and Religion invites applicants to apply for positions as Adjunct Faculty in English (first-year composition), Communication (public speaking), Spanish (first-year instruction), and Religion (introductory surveys). Primary responsibilities include:

  • organizing and presenting subject matter in a meaningful way to achieve intended learning outcomes for students that may include the main campus, satellite campuses, and online instruction;
  • evaluating student progress;
  • recording student grades and attendance in WebAdvisor;
  • and other duties as assigned by the department chair or program coordinator.

Applicants should be  passionate about teaching; dedicated to developing meaningful, collegial working relationships with students, faculty, and staff across campus; eager to contribute his/her interests and ideas for new and innovative courses and programs; and committed to actively contributing to Coker University’s mission.

The ideal candidate will have experience teaching introductory college-level classes in the respective field of study. A post-undergraduate degree in the relevant discipline from an accredited institution is preferred.

To apply,  send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to resumes.llcradjunct@coker.edu. Official transcripts will be required but may be submitted later in the process.

CLASSIFICATION: ADJUNCT FACULTY STATUS:PART TIME (EXEMPT)
LOCATION: HARTSVILLE
DEPARTMENT/OFFICE: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

The Coker University Department of Business Administration is seeking qualified applicants for part-time, adjunct teaching assignments in its Bachelor of Arts Business Administration and Bachelor of Science Business Management programs. Specific areas of expertise are needed in Finance, Marketing, Economics, Accounting, Management, and Law. The incumbent will be expected to teach a comprehensive and rigorous undergraduate curriculum on the main campus in Hartsville South Carolina and satellite campuses (Florence, Marion, Cheraw and Columbia, South Carolina). This is not a remote position.

Successful candidates should hold a terminal degree in Management, Marketing, Sports/Athletic Management or a closely related field, have significant professional experience, as well as demonstrably capable of effective teaching and accomplishment of student learning outcomes via traditional and online delivery.  

To apply, please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this time), and statement of teaching philosophy to resumes.businessadmin@coker.edu. Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.  

CLASSIFICATION: ADJUNCT FACULTY STATUS: PART TIME (EXEMPT)
LOCATION: HARTSVILLE
DEPARTMENT/OFFICE: COMMUNICATION, LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND RELIGION

Coker University’s Department of Language, Literature and Communication invites applicants to apply for the position Adjunct Faculty for the Spanish program. Primary responsibilities include:

  • organizing and presenting subject matter in a meaningful way to achieve intended learning outcomes for students that may include the main campus, satellite campuses, and online instruction
  • evaluating student progress
  • recording student grades and attendance in WebAdvisor
  • other duties as assigned by the language program coordinator.

Applicants should be  passionate about teaching; dedicated to developing meaningful, collegial working relationships with students, faculty, and staff across campus; eager to contribute his/her interests and ideas for new and innovative courses and programs; and committed to actively contributing to Coker University’s mission.

The ideal candidate will be able to teach introductory Spanish language courses at the 100 level using a communicative approach.

A master’s degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited institution is required, and doctorate and/or prior teaching experience in a collegiate or K-12 setting are preferred.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to resumes.language@coker.edu. Official transcripts will be required but may be submitted later in the process.

Coker University readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

Coker University, in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, marital status, veterans or military status, or against individuals with disabilities, or other legally protected classifications in the areas of employment, admission, financial aid or access to educational or extracurricular programs, activities or facilities.