Employment Opportunities

As an Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy and practice of Gustavus Adolphus College to provide equal employment opportunities for all. EEO Employer/Disabled/Vet

5 Academic Positions

Assistant Professor of Biology (Cell Biology), Assistant Professor of Economics and Management (Finance and Business Economics), Assistant Professor of Economics and Management (Macroeconomics and Statistics), Assistant Professor of Health and Exercise Science (Health and Sport Psychology), Assistant Professor of Psychological Science (Clinical)

Assistant Professor of Biology (Cell Biology)
Department of Biology

Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology to begin September 1, 2016. We prepare students for post-graduate professional and graduate programs and careers in biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, environmental and health-related fields. For information about the department, see: www.gustavus.edu/biology/.

Minimum Required Qualifications: We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate in Cell Biology or related field, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. Candidates must demonstrate experience with and excellence in teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment. A commitment to advising and mentoring undergraduate research students is essential.

Preferred Qualifications: We prefer candidates with post-doctoral experience and who will use our imaging facilities (www.gustavus.edu/biology/facilities.php). We seek applicants who will complement our commitment to students and faculty from diverse cultural groups, and will diversify the expertise and experiences represented in the department. Faculty are encouraged to apply for extramural funding. We welcome interest in contributing to our Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major.

Major/Essential Functions: Primary teaching responsibilities will include a semester course required for the major (Cell and Molecular Biology and occasionally Principles of Biology) and associated labs, and upper-level Cell Biology with lab. Additional teaching responsibilities may include courses contributing to general education, such as First Term Seminar, Biology for non-majors, or a January term course involving experiential learning. The successful candidate must provide students with training in cell culture techniques through course lab or research experience. Gustavus faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

Application and Institution Information: Electronic application is required; email (PDF files) the letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy reflecting alignment with the liberal arts and research plans (describe a research program involving undergraduates), undergraduate and graduate transcripts (scanned copies acceptable), and three confidential letters of professional recommendation (sent directly from the reference or letter service) to biology-search@gustavus.edu. Address letters to:

Dr. Margaret Bloch-Qazi, Chair
Department of Biology
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 W College Ave
Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498

Application information is also available at www.gustavus.edu/jobs. For more details, visit the College’s website at www.gustavus.edu/provost/newfaculty/ or contact Dr. Bloch-Qazi at biology-search@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, complete applications must be received by October 14, 2015.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2400 students. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to excellence through diversity with a special emphasis on global engagement and service. Additionally, we strive to be a community supportive of all kinds of individuals and families. As an Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy and practice of Gustavus Adolphus College to provide equal employment opportunities for all. EOE Employer/Disabled/Vet

Assistant Professor of Economics and Management (Finance and Business Economics)
Department of Economics and Management

Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and Management to begin September 1, 2016.

Minimum Required Qualifications: We seek candidates who have an earned Ph.D., but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status with an expected completion date of August 2016. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and maintain an active scholarly research agenda appropriate for a college emphasizing undergraduate education. A commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising is essential.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants with significant experience and a strong interest in any combination of Business Finance, Managerial Finance, Investments, Operations Management, and Entrepreneurship. Other areas of expertise related to Business Economics will also be considered. We are interested in applicants who will complement our commitment to students and faculty from diverse cultural groups, and who will diversify the expertise and experiences represented in the department.

Major/Essential Functions: The course load for the position will be 6 courses. Primary teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate introductory- and advanced-level economics. Gustavus faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. The requirements for tenure at Gustavus Adolphus College include 1) excellence in teaching, 2) an emerging pattern of scholarly and professional activities, 3) an emerging pattern of college service, and 4) sympathy with the mission of the college.

Application and Institution Information: Electronic application is required; email application materials as PDFs to buseconsearch@gustavus.edu. The application materials must include a letter of application (please indicate in your application letter which areas you are qualified and interested in teaching), curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, job market paper, transcripts (scanned copies acceptable), and three confidential letters of professional recommendation (sent directly from the reference or letter service). The cover letter and letters of recommendation should be addressed to:

Business Economics and Finance Search
Economics and Management Department
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 W College Ave
Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498

Application information is also available at www.gustavus.edu/jobs. For more details, visit the College’s website at www.gustavus.edu/provost/newfaculty/ or contact buseconsearch@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 19, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Economics and Management offers majors in Management, Economics, and Accounting in the context of a liberal arts education. The current strategic plan emphasizes the development of analytical skills for strategic decision making. We are committed to preparing our students for lives of ethical leadership and service.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2400 students. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to excellence through diversity with a special emphasis on global engagement and service. Additionally, we strive to be a community supportive of all kinds of individuals and families. As an Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy and practice of Gustavus Adolphus College to provide equal employment opportunities for all. EOE Employer/Disabled/Vet

Assistant Professor of Economics and Management (Macroeconomics and Statistics)
Department of Economics and Management

Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and Management to begin September 1, 2016.

Minimum Required Qualifications: We seek candidates who have an earned Ph.D., but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status with an expected completion date of August 2016. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and maintain an active scholarly research agenda appropriate for a college emphasizing undergraduate education. A commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising is essential.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants with significant experience and a strong interest in any combination of Money and Banking, International Trade and Finance, Development, and Statistics. We are interested in applicants who will complement our commitment to students and faculty from diverse cultural groups, and who will diversify the expertise and experiences represented in the department.

Major/Essential Functions: The course load for the position will be 6 courses. Primary teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate introductory- and advanced-level economics as well as macroeconomics at the principles and intermediate levels. Gustavus faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. The requirements for tenure at Gustavus Adolphus College include 1) excellence in teaching, 2) an emerging pattern of scholarly and professional activities, 3) an emerging pattern of college service, and 4) sympathy with the mission of the college.

Application and Institution Information: Electronic application is required; email application materials as PDFs to macrosearch@gustavus.edu. The application materials must include a letter of application (please indicate in your application letter which areas you are qualified and interested in teaching), curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, job market paper, transcripts (scanned copies acceptable), and three confidential letters of professional recommendation (sent directly from the reference or letter service). The cover letter and letters of recommendation should be addressed to:

Macroeconomics Search
Economics and Management Department
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 W College Ave
Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498

Application information is also available at www.gustavus.edu/jobs. For more details, visit the College’s website at www.gustavus.edu/provost/newfaculty/ or contact macrosearch@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 19, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Economics and Management offers majors in Management, Economics, and Accounting in the context of a liberal arts education. The current strategic plan emphasizes the development of analytical skills for strategic decision making. We are committed to preparing our students for lives of ethical leadership and service.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2400 students. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to excellence through diversity with a special emphasis on global engagement and service. Additionally, we strive to be a community supportive of all kinds of individuals and families. As an Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy and practice of Gustavus Adolphus College to provide equal employment opportunities for all. EOE Employer/Disabled/Vet

Assistant Professor of Health and Exercise Science (Health and Sport Psychology)
Department of Health and Exercise Science

Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science to begin September 1, 2016.

Minimum Required Qualifications: We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate in Psychology, Public Health, or a related field, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. The successful candidate will have prior experience in college-level teaching and research in the fields of psychology or public health. Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising is essential, as the successful candidate will work closely with students interested in various health professions.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with a background in lifespan development or health behavior. We are interested in applicants who will complement our commitment to students and faculty from diverse cultural groups, and who will diversify the expertise and experiences represented in the department.

Major/Essential Functions: The course load for the position will be 6 course equivalents. Primary teaching responsibilities will include Lifespan Psychology (birth to death), Health Behavior (or other courses related to the Public Health minor), Foundations of Coaching (or other courses related to the Coaching minor), and contributions to general education. The candidate may teach a one-month experiential course taught in January as part of the regular teaching load. Gustavus faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

Application and Institution Information: Electronic application is required; email application materials as PDFs to abanks@gustavus.edu. The application materials must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, transcripts (scanned copies acceptable), and three confidential letters of professional recommendation (sent directly from the reference or letter service). The cover letter and letters of recommendation should be addressed to:

Dr. Aaron L. Banks, Chair
Health and Exercise Science Department
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 W College Ave
Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498

Application information is also available at www.gustavus.edu/jobs. For more details, visit the College’s website at www.gustavus.edu/provost/newfaculty/ or contact Dr. Aaron Banks at 507-933-7616 or abanks@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be asked to submit syllabi, publications, and student evaluations.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2400 students. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to excellence through diversity with a special emphasis on global engagement and service. Additionally, we strive to be a community supportive of all kinds of individuals and families. As an Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy and practice of Gustavus Adolphus College to provide equal employment opportunities for all. EOE Employer/Disabled/Vet

Assistant Professor of Psychological Science (Clinical)
Department of Psychological Science

Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological Science to begin September 1, 2016.

Minimum Required Qualifications: We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate in psychology with any specialization in clinical, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching, advising, and research collaboration with undergraduates.

Preferred Qualifications: We are interested in applicants who will complement our commitment to students and faculty from diverse cultural groups, and who will diversify the expertise and experiences represented in the department.

Major/Essential Functions: Teaching responsibilities will likely include Abnormal Psychology, Personality, an upper level seminar in the candidate’s specialty area, as well as core courses such as General Psychology or Psychological Research Methods. Gustavus faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

Application and Institution Information: Electronic application is required; email application materials as PDFs to clinicalhire@gustavus.edu. The application materials must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, transcripts (scanned copies acceptable), and three confidential letters of professional recommendation (sent directly from the reference or letter service). The cover letter and letters of recommendation should be addressed to:

Dr. Marie Walker, Chair
Psychological Science Department
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 W College Ave
Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498

The Department of Psychological Science (www.gustavus.edu/psychology/) is housed in the newly-opened Beck Academic Hall (www.gustavus.edu/projects/beckhall/) with dedicated lab facilities to support teaching and research.

Application information is also available at www.gustavus.edu/jobs. For more details, visit the College’s website at www.gustavus.edu/provost/newfaculty/ or contact Dr. Marie Walker at clinicalhire@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2400 students. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to excellence through diversity with a special emphasis on global engagement and service. Additionally, we strive to be a community supportive of all kinds of individuals and families. As an Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy and practice of Gustavus Adolphus College to provide equal employment opportunities for all. EOE Employer/Disabled/Vet

3 Administrative Positions

Assistant Director of the Diversity Center, Director of Government, Foundation and Corporate Relations, Director of Media Relations and Internal Communications

Assistant Director of the Diversity Center
Diversity Center

Primary Objectives: The Assistant Director provides a welcoming environment for underrepresented students and assists the College in meeting its goal for being a community of persons from diverse backgrounds who respect and affirm the dignity of all people. In collaboration with others, the Assistant Director of the Diversity Center plays a key role in the development and implementation of campus initiatives that work to:

-        invite all students, faculty, and staff to communicate across lines of race, ethnicity, sex, religion, gender, class, sexual orientation, and other social identities;

-        cultivate a campus environment that supports and promotes diverse perspectives as valuable elements of a liberal arts education and of life-long learning;

-        heighten cultural awareness, an appreciation of diversity, promote inclusion and multicultural understanding;

-        promote a campus culture that affirms and capitalizes upon the culturally diverse backgrounds and experiences of its students, faculty and staff;

-        facilitate multicultural interaction and learning among students, staff, and faculty.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • To provide a welcoming environment for racially underrepresented students, orienting them to the culture of the institution and assisting them with their adjustment to college life;
  • To serve as a campus advocate, informal counselor and liaison for underrepresented student populations;
  • In partnership with the Director, to advise and support the Building Bridges Conference co-chairs and planning committee;
  • In partnership with the Director, to advise and support the Diversity Leadership Council, an umbrella organization for 15+ diverse student groups on campus;
  • To support efforts of the Division of Student Life (orientation, campus activities, residential life, campus safety, counseling & health service) to develop culturally responsive services that are inclusive and effective in meeting the changing needs of a diverse student population;
  • To provide diversity-focused training for various groups of student staff including orientation leaders (Gustie Greeters), residential life paraprofessionals (Collegiate Fellows), and peer educators (Peer Assistants);
  • To develop and implement programs and initiatives that help all members of the campus community grow in civility, mutual respect and understanding;
  • To support the daily operation of the Diversity Center, managing on-site activities and supervising student employees;
  • In the absence of the Director, provide leadership for the Diversity Center including backup membership on the Student Assistance Team and other committees.
  • Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred, with related experience working with diverse populations in higher education.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity; a mature understanding of needs and trends in higher education programs which focus on the retention needs of underrepresented groups.
  • Experience planning, implementing, and assessing programs/events and working with student organizations
  • Detail orientation, solid organizational skills, proven ability to multitask, demonstrated ability to meet and prioritize deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to train, coach, and otherwise teach individuals as well as groups.
  • Ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with students and their families, faculty, staff, and others.

This position is contracted for 10.5 months annually, 1.5 months off during the summer. Some evening and weekend hours are an integral part of this position.  Responsibilities may also include occasional travel with students to conferences and trainings.

To apply for the position please send via email 1) a letter of application, 2) a resume, and 3) contact information for three professional references with the subject line “Application for Assistant Director of the Diversity Center” to: dos@gustavus.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.  Please direct questions to Megan Ruble, 507-933-7526, dos@gustavus.edu.

Director of Government, Foundation and Corporate Relations
Advancement

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full time Director of Government, Foundation and Corporate Relations in the Advancement Office. This person will develop and implement a comprehensive campus-wide program to secure external grants and contracts from government agencies, private foundations and corporations in support of institutional priorities.

Bachelor's degree is required, advanced degree preferred with a minimum of five years seeking and securing government grants.  Experience in strategic short- and long-term planning; strong writing and editing skills; experience in writing proposals; excellent financial, organizational, communication, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills; ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality; and must be able to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed.

Please submit letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to humanresources@gustavus.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Director of Media Relations and Internal Communications
Marketing and Communication

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for the position of Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication. The individual in this position is charged with developing and writing news and feature stories for the College’s website, as well as crafting press releases on behalf of various constituents of the College. He or she serves as the primary representative for Gustavus Adolphus College in working with media representatives and will help raise the visibility, reputation, and image of the College by promoting its programs, events, and people through unpaid media placements. This person is also responsible for internal communication, including the all-College weekly staff newsletter and announcements to the campus community via memos from College leadership.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, writing, public relations, or related field; three years’ experience in journalism or public relations, preferably in a higher education environment; ability to understand and work effectively within the Gustavus community; evidence of strong research, interviewing, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills; able to work both independently and as part of a team; demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and to organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously; able to maintain confidentiality; working knowledge of current applicable technologies including InDesign publishing software, Wordpress, all major social media platforms, and photography; ability to work evenings and weekends as needed; and a demonstrated understanding and commitment to the mission of a church-related liberal arts college.  Strong knowledge of and relationship with media in Minnesota preferred, as well as specialty media, including education, science, and religion journalists.

Please send letter of application, resume, five writing samples, and contact information for three professional references to: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communications Search, % Human Resources, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082 or email humanresources@gustavus.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled

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4 Support Staff Positions

Administrative Assistant, Christ Chapel Wedding Host, Custodial Staff, Dining Service Staff

Administrative Assistant
Office of the Chaplains and Office of Church Relations

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for the part-time position of Administrative Assistant in the Office of the Chaplains and Office of Church Relations.  This position is scheduled 20 hours per week for 52.  The Administrative Assistant provides office and hospitality support for two departments, the Office of the Chaplains and the Office of Church Relations, by managing the implementation of Christ Chapel ministries, multifaith programs and interfaith initiatives, providing office management support, and contributing to positive collaborative relationships.

Responsibilities: include but are not limited to: creating and managing print and digital communication, producing weekly worship bulletins, ordering supplies, answering phones and greeting visitors, training and supporting student employees in the offices, scheduling and coordinating people and events, and representing the office at programs and events.

Qualifications: high school degree or equivalent; organized and detail-oriented;  efficient and hard-working; excellent design and communication skills; experience working with Microsoft Office, Google Docs and other computer applications InDesign and Web content management system experience, preferred; and knowledge and interest in diverse expressions and practices of spiritual and religious life

To receive an application form and a detailed description, call (507) 933-7304 or you may download an application from our website at www.gustavus.edu/humanresources/employment Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Grade 5          

Christ Chapel Wedding Host
Office of the Chaplains

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for the position of Christ Chapel Wedding Host.  This is a part-time, on call position based on wedding reservations.  The Wedding Host provides hospitality and support to people getting married in Christ Chapel by preparing the space and hosting wedding rehearsals and wedding ceremonies.

Responsibilities: include but are not limited to: communicating with couples and key people in the wedding parties before wedding rehearsals, preparing Christ Chapel for wedding weekends, hosting wedding rehearsals and wedding ceremonies, ensuring that all wedding policies are followed, and working with event services to provide amplification and audio recording.

Qualifications: high school degree or equivalent; organized and detail-oriented; responsible and mature; personable, warm and friendly; and must be available on weekends.

To receive an application form and a detailed description, call (507) 933-7304 or you may download an application from our website at www.gustavus.edu/humanresources/employment Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Custodial Staff
Custodial

The Custodial Department at Gustavus Adolphus College has the following positions available:

Heavy Duty/Custodian         one position – 5 am-1 pm Thursday, Friday, Monday and 6 am- 2 pm Saturday & Sunday

Heavy Duty/Custodian         one positon – 5 am-1 pm Monday-Friday

Part-time Custodian              one position – 6 am-10 am Saturday & Sunday 

Candidates for these positions must be reliable, adaptable, have good work attendance and be able to work with minimal supervision. 

To receive an application form, call (507) 933-7304 or you may download an application above. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

Heavy Duty Grade 4

Custodian Grade 2

Dining Service Staff
Dining Service

The Dining Service at Gustavus Adolphus College has the following positions available:

PM Cook – 12:00-8:30pm, Mon-Fri weekend rotation 40 hpw/52 wpy Grade 3

PM Marketplace Pizzeria Temp Postion – 11:30am-8pm, Mon-Fri weekend rotation 40 hpw Grade 3

These positions require a high school diploma or equivalent and 1 year of related work experience.  To receive an application form, call the Department of Human Resources (507) 933-7304 or you may download an application from our website: www.gustavus.edu/humanresources/employment/  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.