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Assistant Professor of Accounting

Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) seeks candidates for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor of Accounting beginning fall 2016. The College seeks an exceptional candidate committed to its philosophy of liberal education regardless of fields of specialization in Accounting. Candidates should hold a doctorate in Accounting or expect to complete their degree by August, 2016. The college seeks an individual who will provide innovative and energetic teaching and who has a publication record in peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidate must be committed to excellence in teaching, ongoing research which can involve undergraduates, continued development of the accounting major, contributions to interdisciplinary programs, supporting the Business Administration major, and participation in the general education curriculum. Teaching responsibilities will include three classes per term and an intensive course during January. BSC 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.

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.

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 and teaching experience, curriculum vitae, summary of teaching evaluations, copies of graduate transcripts, and the names and contact information for three references by email to business@bsc.edu. Applications must be submitted electronically.

Application review begins immediately and continues until the position is successfully filled.

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 EOE.


Assistant Professor of Biology - Cell/Molecular

Birmingham-Southern College, a selective residential liberal arts college, is pleased to announce a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Biology, with a specialization in CELL/MOLECULAR BIOLOGY beginning fall 2016.

Candidates should be committed to excellence in teaching and development of a research program involving undergraduates. Ph.D. required; postdoctoral and teaching experience preferred. Teaching responsibilities include introductory courses in cell/molecular biology and genetics; senior seminar; general education courses; and electives in area(s) of expertise, preferably immunology, neurobiology, developmental biology, microbiology, or environmental toxicology. The teaching load is three courses per term (lecture and/or lab), plus a January course.

With enrollment at over 1300 students, BSC is featured in 40 Colleges that Change Lives and is a sheltering institution for Phi Beta Kappa. Close faculty-student interaction in teaching, advising, and research is at the core of our mission. For more about BSC visit www.bsc.edu.

BSC is five minutes from downtown Birmingham, the largest city in Alabama and a leading center for biomedical research in the Southeast. The city is home to six higher education institutions and the community sponsors a symphony, ballet, opera, many museums, and art/music/film festivals.

Applications (digital preferred) must include a letter of application (clarify you are applying for the CELL/MOLECULAR opening), a curriculum vitae, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and copies of recent publications. Three letters of recommendation are required and should be sent by their authors. Review of applications will begin November 9, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. All materials should be sent to:

Dr. Scot Duncan
sduncan@bsc.edu
Chair, Department of Biology
Birmingham-Southern College
Box 549022
Birmingham, AL 35254

BSC is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our academic community. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify EOE.


Assistant Professor of Biology - Physiology

Birmingham-Southern College, a selective residential liberal arts college, is pleased to announce a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Biology, with a specialization in PHYSIOLOGY beginning fall 2016.

Candidates should be committed to excellence in teaching and development of a research program involving undergraduates. Ph.D. required; postdoctoral and teaching experience preferred. Teaching responsibilities include introductory courses in organismal biology; physiology; senior seminar; general education courses; and electives in area(s) of expertise, preferably immunology, neurobiology, developmental biology, or environmental toxicology. The teaching load is three courses per term (lecture and/or lab), plus a January course.

With enrollment at over 1300 students, BSC is featured in 40 Colleges that Change Lives and is a sheltering institution for Phi Beta Kappa. Close faculty-student interaction in teaching, advising, and research is at the core of our mission. For more about BSC visit www.bsc.edu.

BSC is five minutes from downtown Birmingham, the largest city in Alabama and a leading center for biomedical research in the Southeast. The city is home to six higher education institutions and the community sponsors a symphony, ballet, opera, many museums, and art/music/film festivals.

Applications (digital preferred) must include a letter of application (clarify you are applying for the PHYSIOLOGY opening), a curriculum vitae, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and copies of recent publications. Three letters of recommendation are required and should be sent by their authors. Review of applications will begin November 9, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. All materials should be sent to:

Dr. Scot Duncan
sduncan@bsc.edu
Chair, Department of Biology
Birmingham-Southern College
Box 549022
Birmingham, AL 35254

BSC is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our academic community. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify EOE.


Assistant Professor in Clinical or Counseling Psychology

Birmingham-Southern College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Psychology with a specialization in Clinical or Counseling Psychology to begin fall 2016. Candidates should be committed to excellence in teaching and to the development of a research program involving undergraduates. Candidates should be able to teach a broad array of undergraduate courses commensurate with a liberal arts curriculum, including Psychological Disorders and other courses within their area of expertise. The teaching load is three courses per term (lecture and/or lab) during the academic year, plus a January course. Course responsibilities often include multiple sections of the same course, and current average class sizes in the Psychology department are 25 students or fewer. The January Exploration Term is designed to enhance BSC's liberal arts education through specialized seminars, internships, service-learning, research, and study travel. Excellent teaching and research facilities are available to support a variety of faculty/student collaborations. Additional responsibilities include student advising and active service to the department and College.

Birmingham-Southern College and the Psychology department are committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and to enriching the diversity of its faculty. We enthusiastically invite applications from members of underrepresented groups in academia.

Birmingham-Southern College is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in 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 EOE

The successful candidate will join a highly supportive, collegial department with five full-time psychologists in support of one of the largest majors at the College. Birmingham-Southern College is a selective four-year liberal arts college consistently recognized for its academic quality. The College currently enrolls approximately 1,300 undergraduate students, is included in Pope's 40 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, which is the largest city in Alabama and a leading hub for banking and medical research in the Southeast. There are six higher institutions of higher education within a short commute. The community sponsors a symphony, ballet, opera, the largest art museum in the Southeast, and annual art, music, and film festivals. Birmingham tops Zagat's list of "America's Next Hot Food Cities" and is listed as one of "America's Most Affordable Cities in 2015" by Forbes. 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.

Review of credentials will begin on January 19, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology or counseling psychology from an APA accredited program. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship. Applicants should send a single PDF including letter of application addressing the candidate's experience and interest in teaching and conducting research in a demanding liberal arts environment, curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research interest statement addressing plans for on-going and future research, evidence of teaching excellence, sample syllabi, and unofficial graduate transcripts. Three letters of recommendation are required and should be sent by their authors to the e-mail address below. Materials should be sent to Shane Pitts, Ph.D., Psychology Search Committee Chair, at PYsearch@bsc.edu. Questions about this position may be sent to Shane Pitts at spitts@bsc.edu.

Birmingham-Southern College is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in 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 EOE


Assistant Professor of Education

Birmingham-Southern College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Education to begin August 2016. A Ph.D. or Ed.D. and at least 3 years of prior teaching experience in P-12 schools are required. College/university teaching experience is preferred.

The successful teacher/scholar will have an avid interest in pedagogical development, a robust research agenda, and a desire to be an active and engaged citizen of the Birmingham-Southern community as well as a contributing and collegial member of the Education Department.  The teaching load is three classes per semester and one course during January. The candidate will be expected to teach integration of the arts across the spectrum of the P-12 curriculum. Other teaching responsibilities could include some combination of the following: introduction to education, exploratory teaching, human growth and development, educational psychology, content specific pedagogy methods classes, and supervision of interns. The position also includes the opportunity to work alongside BSC students as they complete their senior Capstone research projects. The ability to contribute to other interdisciplinary programs of the College is also highly desirable.

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.

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 higher education institutions within a short commute.  The community sponsors a symphony, ballet, opera, and several museums as well as annual art, music, and film festivals.  Numerous opportunities for outdoor adventure activities also exist close by.

Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable), a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and at least three professional reference letters. The committee will begin screening applications in late October 2015. Application materials should be sent electronically to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Kelly Russell, at krussell@bsc.edu. If there are questions about the position, Dr. Russell can also be reached at (205) 226-4808.

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. The Department recognizes the benefit of interactions with teacher candidates, professors, and peers from diverse ethnic, racial, gender, and socioeconomic groups in professional education courses on campus and in schools. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify EOE.


Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Birmingham-Southern College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Mathematics beginning fall 2016.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in mathematics or a closely related field by August 2016. 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, and the successful candidate will also be expected to engage in continued scholarly activity appropriate to a faculty position at a liberal arts college. All faculty members are expected to participate fully in the life of the department and College through activities such as academic advising and committee service.

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 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, 2015. 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 EOE.


Assistant Professor of Sociology

Birmingham-Southern College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology to join the Department of Political Science, Economics, and Sociology beginning in fall 2016. We seek candidates who can contribute to our strengths in environmental and pre-health education. We are especially interested in candidates who are able to support and assist in the development of an undergraduate public health program. Other substantive areas are open but might include social stratification/mobility, gender/sexuality, racial/ethnic inequality, or globalization/global issues. Candidates should also have a strong interest in teaching Introduction to Sociology and in contributing to our general education curriculum. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to the College's interdisciplinary programs--Global and Comparative Studies, Urban Environmental Studies, Human Rights and Conflict Studies, and Gender and Women's Studies. A PhD in Sociology is required by the time of appointment.

Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) is a selective residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,300 undergraduate students. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, BSC is included in Pope's 40 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.

The teaching load is 3-1-3. BSC offers a January Exploration Term designed to enhance BSC's liberal arts education through specialized seminars, internships, service-learning, research, and study travel. 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 higher education institutions within a short commute. The community sponsors a symphony, ballet, opera, and several museums as well as annual art, music, and film festivals. Birmingham tops Zagat's list of "America's Next Hot Food Cities" and is listed as one of "America's Most Affordable Cities in 2015" by Forbes.

Interested candidates should include a letter of application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio including teaching philosophy and student evaluations, statement of research, graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable), and three letters of reference. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2015.

Inquiries regarding this position may be sent to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Vincent Gawronski at vgawrons@bsc.edu. Applications must be submitted electronically at socsearch@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 academic community. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify EOE.


Electronic Resources and Research Librarian

Birmingham-Southern College invites applications for the position of Electronic Resources and Research Librarian. This 12-month 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 a library website and 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 and web design, 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 November 16; preferred start date is February 2016.

Questions about the position should be sent to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Charlotte Ford, cford@bsc.edu. Application materials should be sent electronically to cford@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 EOE.


Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Christian Theology and/or Christian Ethics

The Religion Department at Birmingham-Southern College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Christian Theology and/or Christian Ethics to begin August 2016. The teaching load is three classes per semester and an intensive course during January. Special attention will be given to candidates who research and teach in the areas of African-American religious traditions and theologies. Ability to contribute to other interdisciplinary programs of the College is also highly desirable. The successful teacher/scholar will have an avid interest in pedagogical development, a robust research agenda, and a desire to be an active and engaged citizen of the Birmingham-Southern community as well as a contributing and collegial member of the Religion Department. ABD candidates are welcome, though candidates who have received their Ph.D. by time of employment are preferred.

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.

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 higher education institutions within a short commute. The community sponsors a symphony, ballet, opera, and several museums as well as annual art, music, and film festivals. Numerous opportunities for outdoor adventure activities also exist close by.

Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable), a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and at least three professional reference letters. The committee will begin screening applications in late October 2015. Initial interviews will be conducted at the American Academy of Religion conference in Atlanta in November 2015. Questions about this position should be sent to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Amy Cottrill, at acottril@bsc.edu. Application materials should be sent electronically to religionsearch@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 EOE.


Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Hinduism, Buddhism, or Islam

The Religion Department at Birmingham-Southern College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Religion in the area of Hinduism, Buddhism, or Islam to begin August 201 6. The teaching load is three classes per semester and an intensive course during January. Ability to teach a survey of Asian Religions and contribute to other interdisciplinary programs of the College is highly desirable. The successful teacher/scholar will have an avid interest in pedagogical development, a robust research agenda, and a desire to be an active and engaged citizen of the Birmingham-Southern community as well as a contributing and collegial member of the Religion Department. ABD candidates are welcome, though candidates who have received their Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a related field by time of employment are preferred.

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.

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 higher education institutions within a short commute. The community sponsors a symphony, ballet, opera, and several museums as well as annual art, music, and film festivals.  Numerous opportunities for outdoor adventure activities also exist close by.

Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable), a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and at least three professional reference letters. The committee will begin screening applications in late October 2015. Initial interviews will be conducted at the American Academy of Religion conference in Atlanta in November 2015.

Questions about this position should be sent to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Amy Cottrill, at acottril@bsc.edu. Application materials should be sent electronically to religionsearch2@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 EOE.