Positions Part 2

Concordia University, River Forest, Ill., seeks applicants for the following three positions:

Teacher Education Department.  Rank commensurate with qualification and experience.  Applicants should have expertise in two or more of the following areas:  early childhood, curriculum and instruction, English as a second language (bilingual education), reading, elementary science/math, or special education.  The calendar year for the two-year position is from July 1 through June 30, 2008.  Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, maintaining an active program of scholarship including presentations and publications, and participating in service and community activities.

Qualified candidates should have an earned doctorate or be near completion of a doctorate in teacher education, curriculum and instruction or a closely related field; have a solid record of teaching and involvement in P-12 settings; and must be committed to Lutheran education and values congruent with The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.

Interested persons should submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, and three letters of references to Dr. Kalani Beyer, Teacher Education Department, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta Street, River Forest, IL 60305; fax: (708) 209-3176; telephone: (708) 209-3492.

Theatre.  Position begins in the 2006-07 academic year.  Responsibilities include teaching basic and advanced theatre-related courses, as well as the speech communication course; act as technical director for the theatre productions; direct one theatre production a year; and perform other duties in the department, depending upon interests and expertise of candidate.

Candidates must have college teaching experience, be committed to teaching excellence, have at least a master’s degree, with a commitment to a terminal degree in theatre (Ph.D. in theatre or enrollment in a doctoral program preferred), and be able to support the mission of the university as a Lutheran Christian institution based in the liberal arts.

Interested persons should submit a resume, transcripts, and three letters of references to Dr. Eunice R. Eifert, Chair, Department of Art, Communication, and Theatre, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta Street, River Forest, IL 60305; telephone: (708) 209-3094; or e-mail vitae to crfeiferter@cuchicago.edu.

Assistant professor in Political Science in the Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy.  Position begins in the 2006 fall semester.  The primary teaching responsibilities will be in international relations and law, though various courses dealing with other topics in American government, politics, and interdisciplinary studies may also be assigned.  Holders of M.A. or J.D. considered; Ph.D. in Political Science or timely progress toward one after appointment is required.

Application deadline is March 1.  Send a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and three letters of support to Dr. Gary Wenzel, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta Street, River Forest, IL 60305.

Concordia University does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex or age.  As an institution of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, however, and to the extent allowed by law, Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religious affiliation.

Concordia University, Irvine, Calif., seeks applicants for a full-time faculty position in Library Services.  This position is responsible for selection, acquisition, accessibility, and maintenance of library materials, electronic databases, and equipment that support Concordia’s academic programs and campus community needs.  The director supervises professional and support staff, including both regular and student employees, ensuring provision of appropriate training in searching for information, operating library equipment and other regular library functions (e.g., circulation, re-shelving, inventory).  To be considered, a candidate must be a member of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, possess a master’s degree in library science, and have at least five (5) years of successful experience in library service.  In addition, effective communication skills with a wide range of users, excellent organizational skills, and a highly developed ability to use regular office computer applications, as well as applications and databases specific to library operations, must be demonstrated.

Applicants should submit letter of interest, resume, and application to Interim Chief Academic Officer, Concordia University, 1530 Concordia West, Irvine, CA 92612-3299; E-mail: kenneth.mangels@cui.edu.  Applications may be found at /wp-content/uploads/2005/12/faculty_employment.pdf.

Concordia University, Portland, Ore., seeks applicants to fill the following positions:

Composition and communications faculty positions. These two positions begin July 1. Responsibilities are to teach introductory and advanced composition courses. The composition position involves directing the Writing Center, developing writing across the curriculum, and advising a literary magazine. Earned doctorate in rhetoric or composition, communications, or related field is required (ABD candidates with strong experience will be considered). E-mail to request full job description. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, as well as three letters of reference. Nominations, application, inquiries, and materials should be sent to Dr. Charles Kunert, Dean, College of Theology, Arts, & Sciences, Concordia University, 2811 NE Holman, Portland, OR 97211-6099; fax: (503) 280-8519; or E-mail: ckunert@cu-portland.edu.

Director of Christian Ministries position in the College of Education. Responsibilities are to develop and provide administrative oversight of all professional church work programs in the College of Education; teach in the DCE curriculum; promote and support Lutheran educational ministries throughout the Pacific Northwest; and assist in the recruitment of director of Christian Education and Lutheran teacher candidates.
Qualifications include:

  • LCMS (synodically trained), with commitment to the Christian faith and membership in an LCMS congregation;

  • minimum

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