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Assistant Professor in Creative and Applied Computing

Birmingham-Southern College invites applications for a tenure track appointment as Assistant Professor in our new Creative and Applied Computing program effective February, 2017. BSC’s planned Creative and Applied Computing (CAC) major, in development for launch fall 2017, will bring the best of our liberal arts educational traditions together with practical core skills required for technology-proficient professionals of the twenty-first century. Our vision is to provide CAC students with the skills of liberal education they will need in the working world - analytical acuity, outstanding communication abilities, critical thinking, and creativity - and technical skills that can be applied to solving problems. In the workplace of the future, having conceptual awareness and practical facility with technology will continue to grow in importance. Our program will position BSC graduates with an understanding not only of the fundamentals of coding but also an informed appreciation for how technological change intersects with legal, ethical, business, scientific, social, and cultural domains, and the background to envision and champion new applications.

The successful candidate will have an aptitude for and interest in participating in the collaborative development of this new program. Candidates should have an advanced degree in computer science or a related discipline, broad scholarly interests, and the creative vision to help us to imagine our new degree program. Responsibilities will include helping to craft and launch the new program in creative and applied computing, ability to offer foundational courses in computing, and collaborating to create new courses. The faculty teaching load at Birmingham-Southern College is three courses each term and an intensive course in the January Exploration term.

The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and to the liberal arts; the College seeks applicants who show a genuine passion for teaching and scholarly inquiry. Questions concerning the new program and the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Peter Van Zandt at pvanzand@bsc.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; application review will begin October 24. Send cover letter, CV, copy of graduate transcripts, and names/contact information for three references to cacsearch@bsc.edu.

Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) is a selective residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1300 undergraduate students. BSC is included in Pope's Colleges that Change Lives and is a sheltering institution for Phi Beta Kappa. The College's curriculum is based on close faculty-student interaction in teaching, advising, and research. For more on the College's faculty, students, educational mission, and national reputation, visit www.bsc.edu.

Birmingham-Southern College is located just minutes from downtown Birmingham, the largest city in Alabama. Birmingham is a leading hub for banking and medical research and is a vibrant center for arts, entertainment, commerce, and recreational activities. There are six higher education institutions within a short commute, a symphony, a ballet, the largest art museum in the Southeast, and annual art, music, and film festivals.

BSC is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research, and service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify.


Assistant Professor of Economics

Birmingham-Southern College seeks candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate economics courses for one tenure-track position beginning August 2017. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory economics courses and upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Passion to teach econometrics and at least two subject areas related to behavioral, health, environmental, resource, labor, or education economics is required.

The teaching load is 3-1-3 including an interim term in January. During January, professors offer unique, innovative, experiential, and/or travel courses.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in economics or a closely related field by August 2017. In addition to service to the College and dedication to sustaining and enhancing a rigorous economics curriculum, preferred candidates will be able to contribute to at least two additional established and/or emerging programs: Global and Comparative Studies, Urban Environmental Studies, Human Rights and Conflict Studies, Public Health, Poverty Studies, Creative and Applied Computing, Gender and Women Studies, and Media and Film Studies.

Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) is a selective residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,300 undergraduate students. BSC is included in Pope’s Colleges that Change Lives and is a sheltering institution for Phi Beta Kappa. The College’s curriculum is based on close faculty-student interaction in teaching, advising, and research. For more on the College’s faculty, students, educational mission, and national reputation, visit www.bsc.edu.

Birmingham-Southern College is located just minutes from downtown Birmingham, the largest city in Alabama and a leading hub for banking and medical research in the Southeast. There are six higher education institutions; a symphony; a ballet; the largest art museum in the Southeast; and numerous opportunities for outdoor adventure and recreational activities.

Review of applicants will begin immediately. Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, copies of graduate transcripts, and three recommendation letters. Email applications are preferred at econsearch@bsc.edu.

BSC is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the economics program and Birmingham-Southern College. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify EOE.


Assistant Professor of English

Birmingham-Southern College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in medieval literature and culture (or medievalism) at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of English. The position will begin August 2017.

BSC is committed to finding a teacher/scholar who, while proficient in Middle English literature, including Chaucer, will bring a new and diverse perspective to medieval studies. A successful candidate might contribute to the College in a number of ways: engaging students in medievalisms from the twelfth to the twenty-first century; developing courses on the Middle Eastern influences on medieval European culture; and/or participating in new programs such as Creative and Applied Computing, whether through digital scholarship, gaming, or technology-based pedagogies. Additionally, a successful candidate would be able to create upper-level courses that emphasize the development of literary traditions over time.

Commitment to undergraduate teaching and research in the liberal arts tradition is essential. Teaching load is 3-1-3, including a non-traditional January term project of the professor’s own creation. Ph.D. in Literature with a specialization in medieval studies is required. Eligible candidates must have received their Ph.D. by time of employment.

BSC is located just minutes from downtown Birmingham, the largest city in Alabama and a leading hub for banking and medical research in the Southeast. There are six institutions of higher education within a short commute. The community sponsors a symphony, ballet, opera, and several museums as well as annual art, music, and film festivals. There are numerous opportunities for outdoor activities within the city limits, and Birmingham is also within an easy day’s drive of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Great Smoky Mountains, and the Gulf of Mexico.

To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and three reference letters via Interfolio. Review will begin October 24, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Questions should be sent to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Tynes Cowan, at tcowan@bsc.edu.

Applications submitted via mail should be sent to:
Tynes Cowan
Chair, Department of English
Birmingham-Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Road, Box 549028
Birmingham

BSC is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify.


Assistant Professor of Library Science, Electronic Resources and Research Librarian

Birmingham-Southern College invites applications for the position of Electronic Resources and Research Librarian.  This 12-month non-tenure-track faculty position bears responsibility for the implementation and maintenance of library technology platforms and for ensuring timely and reliable access to holdings via the library’s Discovery tools.  The Library currently uses OCLC WMS as its integrated library system and EBSCO Discovery Service, and maintains LibGuides.  In collaboration with other librarians, the person in this position will also support academic research for students and faculty by participating in instruction and reference, the creation of library guides, and collection development activities. Additional responsibilities include academic advising and service on College committees.

The successful applicant will have a strong desire to be an active member of the Birmingham-Southern faculty; relevant professional experience in an academic setting; experience with electronic library systems management, as well as technology-assisted delivery of information services; and excellent interpersonal, communication, and collaborative skills.  An ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent degree is required by the time of appointment.

Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) is a selective residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1300 undergraduate students.  Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, BSC is included in Pope’s Colleges that Change Lives and is a sheltering institution for Phi Beta Kappa.  The College’s curriculum is based on close faculty-student interaction in teaching, advising, and research.  For more on the College’s faculty, students, educational mission, and national reputation, visit www.bsc.edu.

Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable), and names and contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016; preferred start date is February 2017. Questions about the position and electronic applications should be sent to the chair of the search committee, Nancy Colyar at libsearch@bsc.edu.

BSC is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research, and service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify.


Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Birmingham-Southern College invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professors in Mathematics beginning fall 2017. The area of specialty is open for both, though preference for one position will be given to those in applied fields. Candidates who are able to contribute to our new Creative and Applied Computing program are especially welcomed.

Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) is a selective residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1300 undergraduate students. BSC is included in Pope’s Colleges that Change Lives and is a sheltering institution for Phi Beta Kappa. The College’s curriculum is based on close faculty-student interaction in teaching, advising, and research. For more on the College’s faculty, students, educational mission, and national reputation, visit www.bsc.edu.

BSC is located just minutes from downtown Birmingham, the largest city in Alabama and a leading hub for banking and medical research in the Southeast. There are six institutions of higher education within a short commute. The community sponsors a symphony, ballet, opera, and several museums as well as annual art, music, and film festivals. There are numerous opportunities for outdoor activities within the city limits, and Birmingham is also within an easy day’s drive of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Great Smoky Mountains, and the Gulf of Mexico. 

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in mathematics or a closely related field by August 2017. Providing an outstanding undergraduate education is the primary mission of the College, and applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. The typical teaching load is 3-1-3. The successful candidate will also be expected to engage in continued scholarly activity appropriate to a faculty member at a liberal arts college. All faculty are expected to participate fully in the life of the department and College through activities such as academic advising and committee service. 

Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, copy of graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (two of which should address teaching) through MathJobs.org. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Jeffrey Barton at math@bsc.edu. Screening of applications will begin December 1, 2016. Preliminary interviews will be held at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, and candidates are asked to indicate their availability for such an interview. 

BSC is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify.


Assistant Professor of Media and Film Studies

Birmingham-Southern College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in our interdisciplinary program in media and film studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will begin August 2017.

BSC is committed to finding a teacher/scholar with the vision and expertise to lead and develop an interdisciplinary program in media theory, analysis, history, and production. The successful applicant will be conversant with interdisciplinary connections between the media studies and other disciplines and will be expected to contribute to the College’s curricula in a number of ways, including offering courses in general education, collaborating in interdisciplinary initiatives with colleagues across the disciplines, and participating in new programs such as Creative and Applied Computing. Completion of a Ph.D. in media and film studies or in a related field is required before August 2017.

Commitment to the success of all of our students through undergraduate teaching and collaborative research in the liberal arts tradition is essential. Teaching load is 3-1-3, including a non-traditional January term project of the professor’s own creation.

Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) is a selective residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1300 undergraduate students. BSC is included in Pope's Colleges that Change Lives and is a sheltering institution for Phi Beta Kappa. The College's curriculum is based on close faculty-student interaction in teaching, advising, and research. For more on the College's faculty, students, educational mission, and national reputation, visit www.bsc.edu.

BSC is located just minutes from downtown Birmingham, the largest city in Alabama and a leading hub for banking and medical research in the Southeast. There are six institutions of higher education within a short commute. The community sponsors a symphony, ballet, opera, and several museums as well as annual art, music, and film festivals. There are numerous opportunities for outdoor activities within the city limits, and Birmingham is also within an easy day’s drive of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Great Smoky Mountains, and the Gulf of Mexico.

Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information for three references electronically to Dr. Susan K. Hagen, shagen@bsc.edu. Review of applications will begin 1 December 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

BSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research, and service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify.


Assistant Professor of Political Science

Birmingham-Southern College seeks candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate courses for two tenure-track positions beginning August 2017.  Broadly-trained candidates with strong quantitative methodological and/or GIS skills are preferred.  Subfield and regional specialization are open, as are areas of scholarly focus.  Passion to teach at least three of the following courses is required: American Government/Politics, Public Policy, Statistics, Research Methodology, Women in Politics, Comparative or American Political Behavior, and/or Introduction to Global and Comparative Studies.

The teaching load is 3-1-3 including an interim term in January. During January, professors offer unique, innovative, experiential, and/or travel courses.  
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in political science or a closely related field by August 2017.  In addition to service to the College and dedication to sustaining and enhancing a rigorous political science curriculum, preferred candidates will be able to contribute to at least two additional established and/or emerging programs: Global and Comparative Studies, Urban Environmental Studies, Human Rights and Conflict Studies, Public Health, Poverty Studies, Creative and Applied Computing, Gender and Women Studies, and Media and Film Studies.

Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) is a selective residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,300 undergraduate students. BSC is included in Pope’s Colleges that Change Lives and is a sheltering institution for Phi Beta Kappa. The College’s curriculum is based on close faculty-student interaction in teaching, advising, and research. For more on the College’s faculty, students, educational mission, and national reputation, visit www.bsc.edu.

Birmingham-Southern College, located just minutes from downtown Birmingham, is the largest city in Alabama and a leading hub for banking and medical research in the Southeast. There are six higher education institutions; a symphony; a ballet; the largest art museum in the Southeast; and numerous opportunities for outdoor adventure and recreational activities.

Review of applicants will begin immediately. Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, copies of graduate transcripts, and contact information for three professional references. Email applications are preferred at pssearch@bsc.edu.

BSC is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of Birmingham-Southern College. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify.


Instructor of Classics

Birmingham-Southern College invites applications for an instructor in Classics to begin Fall 2017. Applicants must have an earned doctoral degree or be ABD in Classics or Latin, or a closely related field. Teaching load is three courses per semester plus one January Exploration term course and must include offerings in Latin language and Greek and Roman civilization. The successful candidate will understand and uphold the academic rigor of the Classics minor at BSC and will have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and to the liberal arts. The College seeks applicants who show a genuine passion for teaching and proven success in the classroom.

Candidates whose teaching and/or research interests focus on the relation of traditionally understudied populations, races, religions, or sexualities to the ancient Mediterranean world are especially encouraged to apply, as are those able to contribute to the College’s interdisciplinary programs (Gender and Women’s Studies, Human Rights and Social Conflict, and Urban and Environmental Studies) or who have experience in the digital humanities.

Birmingham-Southern College is committed to building a diverse community and desires to model inclusivity in all areas of College life. The College particularly invites applications from minorities and those who are similarly committed to diversity as it contributes to excellence in teaching and learning.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; review of applications will begin on November 15, 2016. Send cover letter, CV, copy of graduate transcripts, and names/contact information for three references to classicssearch@bsc.edu. Questions should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Tim Smith, at tsmith@bsc.edu.

Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) is a selective residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1300 undergraduate students. BSC is included in Pope's Colleges that Change Lives and is a sheltering institution for Phi Beta Kappa. The College's curriculum is based on close faculty-student interaction in teaching, advising, and research. For more on the College's faculty, students, educational mission, and national reputation, visit www.bsc.edu.

Birmingham-Southern College is located just minutes from downtown Birmingham, the largest city in Alabama. Birmingham is a leading hub for banking and medical research and is a vibrant center for arts, entertainment, commerce, and recreational activities. There are six higher education institutions within a short commute, a symphony, a ballet, the largest art museum in the Southeast, and annual art, music, and film festivals.

BSC is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify.


Instructor in Media and Film Studies

The Media and Film Studies Program at Birmingham-Southern College seeks an instructor for our interdisciplinary major in film and media studies, beginning August 2017. The successful applicant will be expected to teach a variety of video production and media studies classes, including introductory courses in media analysis and history, as well as video production courses on the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the College in a number of ways, including offering courses in general education, collaborating in interdisciplinary initiatives with colleagues across the disciplines, and participating in new programs such as Creative and Applied Computing. Commitment to undergraduate teaching and research in the liberal arts tradition is essential. Teaching load is 3-1-3, including a non-traditional January term project of the professor’s own creation.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D., an M.F.A, or significant broadly-based professional experience in media production. Preference will be given to applicants with previous teaching experience and experience in producing for film and television.

Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) is a selective residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1300 undergraduate students. BSC is included in Pope's Colleges that Change Lives and is a sheltering institution for Phi Beta Kappa. The College's curriculum is based on close faculty-student interaction in teaching, advising, and research. For more on the College's faculty, students, educational mission, and national reputation, visit www.bsc.edu.

Birmingham-Southern College is located just minutes from downtown Birmingham, the largest city in Alabama. Birmingham is a leading hub for banking and medical research and is a vibrant center for arts, entertainment, commerce, and recreational activities. There are six higher education institutions within a short commute, a symphony, a ballet, the largest art museum in the Southeast, and annual art, music, and film festivals.

Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and  names and contact information for three references electronically to Dr. Susan K. Hagen, shagen@bsc.edu.  Review of applications will begin 1 December 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

BSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research, and service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify.