Employment Opportunities

 

Executive Assistant to the Vice President and Dean of the College

Hiram College invites applications for an Executive Assistant to the Vice President and Dean of the College.  The successful candidate will be able to work in a dynamic environment and will possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication and technical skills with a strong attention to detail.  An ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population, including faculty, staff, students, trustees, and external contacts is necessary.  The responsibilities of this position are quite varied and require the ability to work independently and simultaneously on a variety of projects, to handle material of a sensitive and confidential nature, and to oversee the work of others.  Excellent computer skills and a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office are required.  A working knowledge of one or more database software packages, especially SCT Banner, is highly desirable.  Five years of full-time professional work experience, or three or more years of related administrative support experience, is preferred. A bachelor’s degree is required; an excellent benefits package is included.  Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and the names and phone numbers of three professional references electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. (posted 12/11/2014)

Visiting Assistant Professor, Classical Studies

Hiram College invites applications for a visiting full-time assistant professor in Classical Studies beginning August 2015. The College seeks a dynamic colleague to re-create curriculum in Classical Studies after a decade lapse. Preferred candidates would have a Ph.D. in Classical Studies, but perhaps in other disciplines with appropriate expertise and experience. Candidates who are A.B.D. may be considered for appointment as visiting instructor.

Hiram’s faculty sees classical studies as central to our mission as a liberal arts college and its reestablishment is broadly supported throughout the College. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty throughout the humanities, fine arts, and social sciences. The position must contribute to Hiram’s distinctive and robust first year writing program and the College’s core curriculum, and will also have the opportunity to offer interdisciplinary, or even study away courses. The ability to engage students in the study of classics in translation is essential to this position. Expertise and experience in teaching language courses in Latin is expected, though the opportunity to teach beyond the introductory level in language courses will depend upon demand. Ability to teach language courses in Greek would be desirable, though it is uncertain that Greek will be reestablished within the term of the appointment.

This position is limited to a three year appointment, but with the hope that a subsequent position will be opened in the future, dependent on funding and established need. The successful candidate will be expected to teach six courses each year in Hiram's unique 12-week/3-week semester plan (two courses during each 12-week and one during the 3-week). There will be some departmental service work and expectations of regular participation in the life of the college.

We ask applicants to speak directly in their application to their fit (with regard to experience, interests, and potential contributions) to the position as described.  Please send letter of application, C.V., and a teaching portfolio which demonstrates commitment to and success in undergraduate teaching (including sample syllabi, peer and student evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy), a writing sample and letters of recommendation, electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Review of applications will begin January 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. We hope to schedule video-interviews early in 2015 and bring finalists to campus soon thereafter. (posted 12/11/2014)

Admission Counselor/Assistant/Associate Director

Hiram College invites applications for two (2) positions in the Office of Admission to be filled at the Admission Counselor level or, for those with sufficient admission experience, at the level of Assistant Director or Associate Director of Admission.  Hiram College, established in 1850 as the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute, is a nationally respected private residential liberal arts college located 30 miles from Cleveland in the historic Western Reserve region of Ohio.  At Hiram, close student-faculty interaction and innovation is routine.  The College’s distinctive academic calendar, the Hiram Plan, offers students the opportunity each semester for a 3-week intensive course, study abroad/away program, internship or research experience.  Admission officers are responsible for enrolling an academically capable and multifaceted freshman class.  As such they must possess superior interpersonal and public speaking skills; writing ability; strong analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills; and organizational talent, including the ability to manage time, prioritize work, and adeptly switch focus on multiple tasks.  The ability to work as part of a team and the confidence to work independently is expected.  High energy and a strong work ethic are essential; creative initiative, a sense of humor and the ability to work with diverse individuals and a variety of constituents are valued.  Demonstrated success in recruiting and a deep understanding and appreciation of a liberal arts environment are distinct bonuses.  Career interest and full-time work experience in admission or related areas is preferred.  In addition to general counseling duties, the position requires involvement in and coordination of ongoing admission programs and projects; assignments will depend on the needs of the office and the talents of the individual.  Candidates must be able to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, and be willing to travel.  Required by starting date: Bachelor's degree and driver’s license.  Interested individuals should send a letter of interest, resume, and the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with "Admission Officer Search Committee Chairperson" in the subject line.  Title and salary will be based upon skills and experience.  Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled without further notice. (posted 9/3/2014)

 

Hiram College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Excellence Through Diversity.

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