Belmont Abbey College Human Resources

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Human Resources Department
Belmont Abbey College
100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Rd.
Belmont, NC 28012

Mission Statement of Belmont Abbey College
Our mission is to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences so that in all things God may be glorified. In this endeavor, we are guided by the Catholic intellectual tradition and the Benedictine spirit of prayer and learning. Exemplifying Benedictine hospitality, we welcome a diverse body of students and provide them with an education that will enable them to lead lives of integrity, to succeed professionally, to become responsible citizens, and to be a blessing to themselves and to others.

Located ten minutes west of Charlotte, North Carolina, Belmont Abbey College is an extraordinary Catholic, Benedictine and Liberal Arts institution. The College, which is more than 130 years old, is known for its dedicated faculty, their excellent teaching, the personal attention that students receive, and a friendly atmosphere both inside and outside of the classroom. There is a Benedictine monastery on campus, as well as a minor basilica. In keeping with the monks’ age-old tradition of hospitality, the College community welcomes newcomers and works together for the benefit of our students–aiming to exemplify the aspiration that our College motto encapsulates: That in all things God may be glorified.

Current Job Postings

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Title
Department
Type
Status
Start Date
Vice President of Academic AffairsAdministrationFull-timeOpenJuly 2015
Director of Counseling ServicesWellnessFull-timeOpenJanuary 2015
Assistant ProfessorFaculty - BiologyFull-timeOpenFall 2015
English Department AdjunctsFaculty - EnglishPart-timeOpenSpring 2015
Visiting Assistant ProfessorFaculty - HistoryPart-timeOpenSpring 2015
Chair, Sport Management Department/Director, Motorsports Management ProgramFaculty - Sport/MotorsportsFull-timeOpenFall 2014
Assistant Men's Lacrosse CoachAthleticsFull-timeOpenFall 2014

ADMINISTRATION

Vice President for Academic Affairs – July 2015

Responsibilities and Qualifications
Belmont Abbey College is seeking a Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) and Dean of the Faculty to begin July 1, 2015. This position, which reports directly to the President of the College, requires an earned doctorate, evidence of outstanding teaching ability and the ability to effectively administrate. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in many fields, collegial, hard-working and well organized. The candidate must also have the ability and desire to articulate the College’s mission and the importance of a liberal arts education in the context of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.

The VPAA is responsible for integrating Pope Saint John Paul II’s apostolic constitution, Ex Corde Ecclesiae, into all aspects of the academy. He or she will be able to work well with a variety of administrators, faculty, staff, and students; develop and implement new academic programs, and incorporate the use of new technology and delivery formats into the educational offerings.

The VPAA leads 160 full- and part-time Faculty; oversees the academic programs for approximately 1,600 traditional and adult students on three campuses; manages the faculty, staff, budget, and programs of all academic departments. Working to enhance and improve student achievement, the VPAA helps the President and Board of Trustees develop strategic academic goals and collaborates with the faculty to advance them. He or she reinforces the College’s identity and perpetuates its vision and mission through hiring, academic programing, faculty development, and student enrichment. Operational duties include supervising the Offices of Academic Affairs, Institutional Research, Academic Assistance, First-Year Symposium, Internships and Career Services, the Office of the Registrar, Library Services, the Honors Institute, and the Thomas More Scholars Program. The VPAA ensures compliance with all Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) accreditation requirements; collaborates with the President, Board, and College Relations on fund-raising initiatives; works with Admissions to achieve the College’s recruitment and retention goals; and represents the College to diverse internal and external audiences. The VPAA also interviews all full- and part-time faculty members and makes recommendations to the President concerning all academic hires.

Application Procedures
Interested parties should send a letter of application, a vita, an official copy of their graduate school transcripts, and the names and contact information for three references to:

Ms. Cheryl Trotter
Director of Human Resources
Belmont Abbey College
cheryltrotter@bac.edu
100 Belmont-Mt Holly Rd.
Belmont, NC 28012

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Director of Counseling Services – January 2015

Responsibilities and Qualifications
The Director of Counseling Services will provide vision, leadership and direct counseling services to the students of Belmont Abbey College through: supervision of the Counseling Center, providing individual and group therapy to students, crisis management leadership, and continual programmatic endeavors designed to improve the health and well-being of students on both the main campus and Sacred Heart campus. The Director along with Counseling Center staff coordinates with individuals from Health Services, Academic Resource Office, Residence Life, Campus Ministry, and Career Services to address the success of the Abbey community in mind, body, and spirit.

In addition to the personal characteristics already described, the incumbent supports, embraces, and instills the habit of excellence and virtue to foster the vision of Belmont Abbey College as a Benedictine institution that finds glory in the true, the beautiful, and the good.  The incumbent will consistently demonstrate skills, attitudes, and stable disposition of character to support the richness of our Catholic and Benedictine identity while fostering the development of mind, body, and spirit in our students, our staff, and the greater community. Additional qualifications include:

  • Current North Carolina state license in social work, counseling or other mental health field
  • Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or a related field
  • Minimum of two years of experience in mental health counseling
  • Experience, certificate and/or licensure in substance counseling
  • Experience working with adolescents and young adults or in a college or school health setting preferred
  • Experience and desire to plan, execute and evaluate mental health campaigns and education programs.
  • Must be supportive of Catholic views on health care and cannot dispense treatment advice that  counters Catholic teaching
  • Knowledge of student and community development is required
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

The work environment is an office setting which requires on call and flexible work hours with the ability to travel occasionally to attend required training and continuing education.

Application Procedures
Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and contact info for three references to Cheryl Trotter at cheryltrotter@bac.edu.

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Assistant Professor

Responsibilities and Qualifications
Belmont Abbey College invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Biology to begin in fall 2015. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biology or a related discipline and be able to teach General Biology, courses in their specific and related disciplines, and laboratories in those courses. The teaching load is twelve (12) credit hours per semester plus laboratory sections. The successful candidate may be required to periodically teach a course in the evening Adult Degree Program as well as courses during the day. Belmont Abbey is an undergraduate college with a primary mission of teaching and the candidate must demonstrate teaching excellence. In addition to teaching, academic advising, service to the College and community, continuing scholarly activity in the form of participation in professional organizations and some student related research with limited resources is required. The ability to teach vertebrate physiology and vertebrate biology is a plus.

Application Procedures
Please send a letter of application, vita, and the names and contact information of three references familiar with the candidate’s teaching and scholarly activity to:

Dr. Michael McLeod
Chair, Biology Department
Belmont Abbey College
mikemcleod@bac.edu
100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Road
Belmont, NC 28012

English Department Adjuncts

Responsibilities and Qualifications
Belmont Abbey College invites applications for adjuncts to teach first-year writing and sophomore survey literature classes in our Adult Degree Program both at our main campus and at our Charlotte Catholic campus. These are evening classes, taught from 6:00-8:00 pm and 8:15-10:15pm, in two short 8-week sessions. Applicants must have a Master’s degree in English. Candidates must also have experience teaching similar courses at the college-level.

Communications Essentials (the college’s basic writing course) and Rhetoric, Logic, Grammar, and Writing I and II (the college’s first-year writing sequence) focus on acquiring the communication skills needed to be well educated, on learning classical rhetorical approaches, on mastering grammar and Standard English, on developing critical thinking skills in practical contexts, and on improving information literacy skills. Through assigned class readings, students will learn to appreciate the best that has been written in the liberal arts tradition of the West as they also learn to connect those great ideas to the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.

EN 211 and EN 212 are the two core curriculum literature courses required of Belmont Abbey College students. EN 211 exposes students to the great literary classics of western literature in the ancient/classical world, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. EN 212 exposes students to the great literary classics of western literature in the Enlightenment (Neoclassical), Romantic, Victorian, and early to mid-20th century literary periods. The broad objective of the core curriculum of Belmont Abbey College is to introduce students to the Catholic intellectual tradition and the Benedictine influence within this tradition, and the specific objectives of EN 211 and EN 212 are to offer students an in-depth opportunity to read, discuss, write about, and appreciate selected texts of the western literary canon.

Application Procedures
A review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates should send a Curriculum Vita to Dr. Angela Miss, Chair of the English Department and Director of Rhetoric and Writing, English Department, at angelamiss@bac.edu. Electronic submission is preferred, but candidates may also mail materials to: Dr. Angela Miss, English Department, 100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Rd, Belmont NC 28012. Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts.

Visiting Assistant Professor

Responsibilities and Qualifications
Belmont Abbey College invites applications for a one semester replacement position as Visiting Assistant Professor for the Spring of 2015.  The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching three sections of the second half of the Western Civilization survey course that is part of the college’s core curriculum. The applicant should also have the qualifications to teach one upper-level course in ancient history.

Ph.D. must be in hand by January 1, 2015, the time of the appointment.  Candidates should demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching, a willingness to be active in service to the college and community, and support for the college’s mission and vision.

Application Procedures
To assure full consideration, please submit—both via email and by post—a letter of application, c.v., sample syllabi, and the coordinates of three references, by May 2, 2014 to:

Troy Feay
Chair, Department of History Faculty Search Committee
Belmont Abbey College
100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Rd.
Belmont, NC 28012
troyfeay@bac.edu

Chair, Sport Management Department/Director, Motorsports Management Program

Responsibilities and Qualifications
Belmont Abbey College is seeking a Chair of the Sport Management Department and Director of the Motorsports Management Program, to begin August 1, 2014.  This position, which works closely with the Chair of the Business Department and reports to the Division Chair for Professional Studies and to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, requires a doctorate in Sport Management, at least three years’ experience in the field, and a proven record of outstanding teaching.  Ideally, the applicant will also have had experience serving in an administrative capacity.  In addition to teaching three courses per semester, he or she will run the two departments, supervise part- and full-time faculty, and advise majors and minors.  The successful applicant will also recruit adjunct professors and work regularly with the Motorsports Advisory Board to identify internships for our Motorsport students and funding opportunities for the program.  The ideal candidate will be collegial, hard working, well organized, and able to multi-task. He or she must also have the ability to articulate the importance of a liberal arts education and be enthusiastic about teaching and learning in the context of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.  He or she will also be able to manage a small budget effectively and have a good sense of humor.  Active support of the College’s mission and the ability and desire to mentor students and junior faculty effectively are required.

Application Procedures
Interested candidates should send a letter of application, a vita, unofficial copies of their graduate school transcripts, and the names and contact information for three references to:

Dr.  Gary Scott
Chair, Department of Business
Belmont Abbey College
100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Road
Belmont, NC  28012
garyscott@bac.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach

Responsibilities and Qualifications
Belmont Abbey College, an NCAA Division II institution and member of the Conference Carolinas, is seeking an Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach.  This position is a full-time, twelve-month position.  The minimum qualifications for this position include a Bachelor’s Degree as well as previous experience in the sport of Lacrosse, preferably coaching at the collegiate level.  Preference will be given to those candidates who can demonstrate a vision in the recruitment of student-athletes that fits well with the institution’s mission and character as a distinctively Catholic and Benedictine college that views sport as a means of developing virtue.

The incumbent will assist the head coach in all aspects of a collegiate Men’s Lacrosse program, including, but not limited to, recruitment of qualified student-athletes, monitoring academic progress toward degree, budgeting, scheduling, competition and practice preparation, individual and team development, facility maintenance, fundraising, and community activity.  The incumbent must fulfill these duties while adhering to all rules, guidelines, and principles as set forth by the NCAA, Conference Carolinas, and Belmont Abbey College.

Candidates must wholeheartedly embrace the unique mission of the college to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences so that in all things God may be glorified.  It is necessary that the incumbent support, embrace, and instill the habit of excellence and virtue to foster the vision of Belmont Abbey College as a Benedictine institution that finds glory in the true, the beautiful, and the good.  The incumbent will consistently demonstrate skills, attitudes, and stable disposition of character to support the richness of our Catholic and Benedictine identity while fostering the development of mind, body, and spirit in our students, our staff, and the greater community.  In addition candidates must have a sincere appreciation and acceptance of our faithfully Catholic approach to education and an understanding of Pope Saint John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae.

Application Procedures
To be considered for this position, interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, statement of understanding of the College’s mission, and contact information for at least three references.
Mr. Christopher Barrett
Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach
Belmont Abbey College
christopherbarrett@bac.edu
100 Belmont-Mt Holly Rd.
Belmont, NC 28012