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Executive-in-Residence in Entrepreneurship

Birmingham-Southern College seeks candidates for the McCain Executive-in-Residence in Entrepreneurship beginning Fall 2016. The College seeks an exceptional candidate committed to its philosophy of liberal education. Candidates should hold a master's degree. The College seeks an individual who will provide innovative and energetic teaching and who has extensive experience as an entrepreneur. Teaching responsibilities will include three classes per year. BSC is especially interested in qualified candidates who embrace the mission of the College and the Business Department, contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community, and promote ethical decision making.

The McCain Executive-in-Residence in Entrepreneurship will be a true partner with the Business Department, BSC, and the Birmingham-area business community. In particular, the McCain Executive-In-Residence in Entrepreneurship will focus on fostering entrepreneurial thinking among BSC students. The incumbent will collaborate with the Assistant Director of Internships and others within the Krulak Institute to develop, promote, and implement new and innovative student internship opportunities. In addition, the incumbent will be asked to work to facilitate unique learning opportunities for BSC students to be engaged in entrepreneurship activities across disciplines. He or she will have responsibility for working with the Grants Administrator and the Office of Institutional Advancement to seek funded consulting projects involving the McCain Executive-In-Residence in Entrepreneurship and BSC students.

Birmingham-Southern College 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.

Birmingham-Southern College is located just minutes from downtown Birmingham, the largest city in Alabama. Birmingham is 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.

Qualified applicants should submit a single PDF file with a letter of application describing areas of interest and expertise, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references by email to rlester@bsc.edu. Applications must be submitted electronically. Application review begins immediately and continues until the position is successfully filled.

BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify. EOE.


Library Director

Birmingham-Southern College seeks a creative, collaborative, and forward-thinking individual to serve as Director of the C.A. Rush Learning Center / N.E. Miles Library. The Library Director is responsible for providing leadership in support of the intellectual and creative needs of the college community, particularly with regard to information access, use, creation, and preservation. The Director will develop a vision for the Library in a liberal arts context and, together with library faculty and staff, continue to move library services successfully into the future. This individual is responsible for the library budget (including funds from the endowment, gifts, and grants) and for coordinating library acquisitions and collection development. He or she will work with faculty colleagues and with departments across campus to enhance and promote library services, collections, and facilities. The Library Director is responsible for the assessment of library services and for the development of library policies and procedures. Additional responsibilities include academic advising, service on College committees, and participation in scholarly activities as outlined in the library's departmental scholarship guidelines.

The Library Director leads a team of five additional professional librarians and four library staff members.

The Director holds a 12-month tenure-track faculty position, reports directly to the Provost of the College, and is a member of the Provost's Cabinet. An ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent degree and at least five years of experience (including supervisory experience) are required.

The Charles Andrew Rush Learning Center / N.E. Miles Library is a center for scholarship on the BSC campus. In support of the educational mission and values of Birmingham-Southern College, the Library is committed to providing access to high quality information resources, to educating its patrons, and to offering a space that is conducive to study, research and learning. The library is a member of several state, regional, and national cooperatives and networks, including the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, Associated Colleges of the South, and LYRASIS. Library collections include over 275,000 titles and 120 online databases, made accessible through the OCLC Worldshare Management System and the EBSCO Discovery System. Professional librarians provide a variety of instruction and information services to help students develop sound research techniques and information literacy skills. The Library offers a range of teaching and learning environments, including a blended learning classroom, a library instruction lab, a learning technology center, an auditorium, and numerous seminar rooms and individual study carrels. Excellent interlibrary loan service is available to students and faculty

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

The College is located just minutes from downtown Birmingham, the largest city in Alabama. Birmingham is 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.

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 immediately; preferred start date is August 2016. Questions about the position should be sent to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Megan Gibbons (mgibbons@bsc.edu). Application materials should be sent electronically to Dr. Gibbons at the same email address.

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 EOE.


Research Librarian and Director of Academic Resource Center Tutoring

Birmingham-Southern College seeks a creative and dedicated library professional to fill the position of Research Librarian and Director of the Academic Resource Center (ARC). This 9-month faculty position is responsible for supporting academic research for students and faculty utilizing both print and electronic resources. Supporting research includes instruction and reference service, creation of library guides, collection development, and serving as a liaison to academic departments.  This position is also responsible for the supervision of the ARC peer-tutoring program, which includes hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating peer tutors; maintaining the TutorTrac management system; and participating in assessment of the tutoring program. Additional responsibilities include academic advising and service on College committees. 

This position reports to the library director and works a Sunday through Thursday, 1:30 to 10:00 p.m. schedule (with some flexibility). An MLIS from an ALA-accredited program is required, as is relevant experience in an academic setting and familiarity with library resources and instruction techniques.  Strong interpersonal, communication, and collaborative skills and a commitment to student success are also desired.

The Charles Andrew Rush Learning Center / N.E. Miles Library is a center for scholarship on the BSC campus. In support of the educational mission and values of Birmingham-Southern College, the Library is committed to providing access to high quality information resources, to educating its patrons, and to offering a space that is conducive to study, research and learning. The library is a member of several state, regional, and national cooperatives and networks. Professional librarians provide a variety of instruction and information services to help students develop sound research techniques and information literacy skills. The Library offers a range of teaching and learning environments, including a blended learning classroom, a library instruction lab, a learning technology center, an auditorium, and numerous seminar rooms and individual study carrels.

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

The College is located just minutes from downtown Birmingham, the largest city in Alabama. Birmingham is leading hub for banking and medical research and is a vibrant center for arts, ntertainment, 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.

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 immediately; preferred start date is August 2016. Questions about the position should be sent to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Alan Litsey (alitsey@bsc.edu). Application materials should be sent electronically to Dr. Litsey at the same email address.

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 EOE.