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EMS Program Chair/Faculty

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Emergency Medical Services Program Chair/Faculty

Vincennes University, a comprehensive community college, is seeking applicants for the position of Emergency Medical Services Program Chair. This is a 9-month, non tenure track position beginning, August 15, 2016. In addition to experience in teaching, the successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in a health-related field is required, but will consider a Bachelor’s degree in any field combined with the required experience indicated below (degree must be from a regionally accredited institution of higher education that is recognized by the US Dept. of Education)

• Master’s degree or higher in a health-related field preferred or a Master’s or higher degree in any field preferred; RN is a plus

• Primary Instructor certification required

• Minimum of 5 years of medical or allied health education, training, and experience

• Knowledge of current national curricula, accreditation and registration, as well as requirements for state certification or licensure

• Field experience in the delivery of out-of-hospital emergency care

• Excellent organizational, communication, and problem solving skills

• Comfortable in a lecture teaching situation, in addition to a hands-on, clinical teaching situation; online teaching experience a plus

• Responsibility for administration, organization, and supervision of the academic and clinical aspects of the program, including appropriate preceptor orientation/training

• Prior program and/or course assessment experience a plus

The ideal candidate will be energetic and will have a desire to build a strong Emergency Medical Services program. In addition to teaching, the person hired will be primarily responsible for maintaining EMS accreditation and will be responsible for program assessment. This person will participate in departmental, divisional, and university committee work, and will participate in recruitment and retention activities. This individual will be able to articulate an appreciation of a comprehensive and open-door community college.

Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with the credentials of the candidate.

VU is committed to diversity in the college community.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Vincennes University, Human Resources, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591 or email to jobs@vinu.edu. Deadline for application is May 13, 2016. Interviews may be held concurrently with the advertising period.

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Assistant Professor of English

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Assistant Professor of English

The Department of English at Vincennes University is seeking applicants to fill the position of Assistant Professor of English. Primary responsibilities include teaching college-level and developmental composition, service on departmental and university-wide committees, departmental and university-wide assessment, academic advising, and other university service. The primary responsibility of VU faculty is instruction. The full-time load is 15 hours (five courses) per semester, along with academic advising. Faculty must be able to work closely with a diverse student body of various levels of college preparation. Applicants should be student-centered and willing to help students learn both inside and outside the classroom. The successful candidate must be willing to cooperate with department and University personnel to assess and improve learning, with a commitment to enhance department goals and the University mission.

Minimum Qualifications

• Applicants should possess a minimum of a Master’s degree in English or related field.

• Two years’ experience teaching at the college level.

• Experience teaching developmental composition.

• Strong written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications/Skills

• Master’s degree or Ph.D. in English with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition.

• Experience and a commitment to teaching college-level and developmental composition, particularly in a corequisite model.

• Experience with student advising.

• Experience teaching non-traditional and diverse populations.

• Commitment to working with a wide range of learning styles and skill levels.

• Ability to collaborate with colleagues.

Contingent upon approval.

VU is committed to diversity in the college community.

Interested persons should submit a letter of application, a brief philosophy of education, college transcripts, and resume with the names and contact information for three references to jobs@vinu.edu or to

Vincennes University Office of Human Resources 1002 North First Street Vincennes, IN 47591

Deadline for application is May 4, 2016. Interviews may be held concurrently with the advertising period.

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Assistant Professor of Communication/Journalism

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Assistant Professor of Communication/Program Chair Journalism

Vincennes University is an Indiana public institution of higher education with campuses in the southwestern Indiana communities of Vincennes, Jasper, Fort Branch and additional sites such as Indianapolis. Located on the banks of the scenic Wabash River in Indiana's first city, the Vincennes Campus is near sites such as the home of U.S. President William Henry Harrison and the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, and just an hour away from Indiana's third largest city, Evansville. The Vincennes Campus has six residence halls and a diverse collegiate atmosphere featuring major arts, athletic, and recreational facilities that attract students from 28 other states and 30 countries.

In addition to associate degree and certificate programs, VU also offers select bachelor’s degree programs, with accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. VU offers challenging work opportunities, a full range of employee benefits including a comprehensive health plan, paid leave, and a retirement plan. Founded in 1801, VU is Indiana's first college and is the only college in the nation founded by an individual who would later become President of the United States. More information is available at www.vinu.edu.

Position summary

The Communication Department of the College of Social Science, Performing Arts, and Communication at Vincennes University is seeking applicants to fill a Communication faculty member position at the Assistant Professor rank with a specialization in Journalism. The person hired to fill this position would assume the responsibilities and title of Program Chair of Journalism. Teaching responsibilities include courses in journalism, media law, mass communication, news gathering and storytelling, print and multimedia journalism, and speech. The successful candidate will work with students to print The Trailblazer, the student newspaper. This is a full time faculty, non-tenure track position, reporting to the Chair of the Communication Department.

Job Requirements/Experience Required

• A Master’s Degree in Journalism, Multimedia Journalism, Communication or related discipline which qualifies the new hire to teach Journalism and basic speech classes is required.

• Two years of demonstrated success in effective teaching at the collegiate level.

• Experience teaching students in print journalism and/or serving as a media advisor for a print journalism outlet. • Knowledge in professional layout and design required. Knowledge of InDesign preferred.

• Ability to teach courses in journalism, media law, mass communication, news gathering and storytelling, print and multimedia journalism, and speech is required.

• Ability to teach additional courses that support the Communication Department will be perceived as a plus, these courses include: Public Relations, Introduction to Advertising, Business and Professional Communication, News Writing and Producing, Introduction to Audio Production, Introduction to Video Production, Oral Interpretation of Literature, Voice & Articulation, Communication Studies, Group Communication.

• Knowledge or experience in assessment methods is a plus.

• Experience with academic advising is preferred.

• All candidates interviewed will be required to provide a teaching demonstration.

Skills/Abilities

• Candidates should demonstrate a mastery of their specific discipline and a deep commitment to fostering student success.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills required.

• Ability to work with a variety of learning styles and skill levels.

• Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.

Primary responsibilities

• Teach five undergraduate communication courses per semester

• Develop curriculum and instructional materials

• Work with students of varied backgrounds

• Evaluate student performance and assign grades

• Serve as an academic advisor and participate in related student success activities

• Engage in assessment of student learning

• Participate in the development and implementation of assessment of learning outcomes at the course, program, college, and university levels

• Serve on college committees and accept special assignments related to the academic community

• Maintain seven on-campus office hours per week

• Perform other related duties as assigned by the Chair of the Communication Department or the Dean of the College

VU's Promise

• A focus on premier learning and successful educational experiences for our students • Cultural opportunities and community services in a diverse, student-centered, collegiate atmosphere • Small class sizes • Professional work environment • Talented and committed co-workers • Competitive compensation & benefits plan

Salary Range

$40,000 - $44,000

VU is committed to diversity in the college community.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Vincennes University, Human Resources, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591 or email to jobs@vinu.edu. Deadline for application is April 15, 2016. Interviews may be held concurrently with the advertising period.

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