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

2 Academic Positions

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry), Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics (Mathematics)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry)
Department of Chemistry

Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time one-year position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry to begin September 1, 2015.

Minimum Required Qualifications: We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in teaching. A commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential; in their application candidates should discuss their commitment to teaching a student-centered undergraduate chemistry curriculum in a liberal arts environment.

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: The teaching load will be seven course equivalents. Primary teaching responsibilities will include: 100-level organic chemistry lecture and associated labs, 200-level biochemistry laboratories, 100-level Principles of Chemistry laboratories, and a possible January Term experiential course determined by candidate and appropriate to the candidate’s expertise.

Application and Institution Information: Electronic application is required; email application materials as PDFs to chem-search@gustavus.edu. The application materials must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, undergraduate and graduate 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. Scott Bur, Search Committee Chair
Department of Chemistry
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. Scott Bur at 507-933-7320 or chem-search@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin on July 2, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to complete application files received by July 2, 2015.

The Gustavus Department of Chemistry graduates approximately 30 majors each year. The Department prepares students for continuing education in post-graduate professional programs in chemistry, environmental or health-related fields. Students are engaged in research experiences both within and outside of classes.

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

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics (Mathematics)
Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics

Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a one-year position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics to begin September 1, 2015.

Minimum Required Qualifications: We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level.

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: Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses in mathematics at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum and contributing to courses in general education. The teaching load for this position is three courses in fall semester 2015 and two courses in spring semester 2016.

Application and Institution Information: Electronic application is required; email application materials as PDFs to hvidsten@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) via www.MathJobs.org. At least one of the letters of recommendation should specifically address teaching. The cover letter and letters of recommendation should be addressed to:

Dr. Mike Hvidsten, Chair
Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics
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. Mike Hvidsten at hvidsten@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately 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

6 Administrative Positions

Admission Counselor/Assistant Dean of Admission, Director of Government, Foundation and Corporate Relations, Director of Media Relations and Internal Communications, Director of the Diversity Center, Information Systems Development and Support Specialist, Study Away Program Coordinator

Admission Counselor/Assistant Dean of Admission
Admission

Gustavus Adolphus College seeks an admission counselor/assistant dean of admission.  As a professional member of the Admission Office, this position will assist in the recruitment and selection of new students for the College.  This position will actively recruit new students through personal contact via phone, email and in person; will be expected to assist the department in giving special attention to recruiting a diverse student population; represent Gustavus Adolphus College at college fairs, high school visits and other on and off campus events (day, evening and weekend) as part of the recruitment effort; travel will be a major part of the counselor’s duties; generate and evaluate applications for admission; engage with students and families during campus visits; and assist prospective students with the admission and financial aid processes both in individual and group settings.

Applicants should have a Bachelor's Degree, excellent communication, organizational and technology skills; high energy and accountability, ability to articulate the value of a liberal arts education; a genuine interest in working with diverse populations; must have a positive and optimistic attitude, be dedicated, good humored and willing to work beyond an 8:00 to 5:00 work schedule to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. Assistant Dean level candidates should have a minimum of three years of related experience in college admission or a related field.  Admission Counselor candidates would benefit from previous experience as a college admission tour guide or intern.  Fluency in a second language (Hmong or Spanish) is highly desirable.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and names and telephone numbers of three professional references to Human Resources, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082.  Applications may be submitted electronically to humanresources@gustavus.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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

Director of the Diversity Center
Dean of Students

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for the position of Director of the Diversity Center.

Primary Objectives: The 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 Director of the Diversity Center plays a pivotal leadership 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 serve as a campus advocate, informal counselor and liaison for underrepresented student populations;
  • To advise and support the Building Bridges Conference co-chairs and planning committee;
  • 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 serve as a member of various campus-wide committees including but not limited to DEIC (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee) and bias incident response team;
  • 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 perform all functions of a department head including budget management, supervision, assessment, strategic planning/goal setting, and reporting;
  • To oversee all Diversity Center operations, services, and collaborative programs.

Qualifications, Required:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Demonstrated skill in developing programs for promoting multicultural understanding within an educational, business or non-profit setting.
  • Strong leadership abilities and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • A high degree of energy, creativity and integrity.
  • A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated success in working with culturally diverse populations.

·         The ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with students and their families, faculty, staff and others.

Preferred:

·         Three to five years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience working with diverse populations in higher education.

·         A mature understanding of issues and trends in higher education programs which focus on the retention needs of underrepresented student groups.

·         An understanding of identity development theory as it relates to the systemic and institutional factors that support the recruitment and retention of students.

  • A demonstrated familiarity with liberal arts education within a residential setting.

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 one-page essay articulating your philosophy regarding the role of a diversity center at a liberal arts college, 3) a resume, and 4) contact information for four professional references with the subject line “Application for 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.

Information Systems Development and Support Specialist
GTS

Gustavus Adolphus College is seeking an Information Systems Development and Support Specialist who will assist the campus in the support, configuration, and implementation of computing resources as they relate our campus enterprise resource planning (ERP) system (Ellucian Colleague).  This position will provide support, problem solve, evaluate and implement solutions for administrative applications and databases. 

Candidates should have outstanding customer service skills. Experience with Ellucian Colleague, Unidata, and UNIX is desirable. Bachelor’s degree is preferred. This is a full time position with competitive salary and benefits.  Flexible start date.

Please submit letter of application, resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to: Human Resources, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN 56082.  Applications may be submitted electronically to humanresources@gustavus.edu.   Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Study Away Program Coordinator
Center for International and Cultural Education

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time Study Away Program Coordinator to join a four-person team at the Center for International and Cultural Education (CICE). The CICE is the college’s main international and intercultural programming office and handles international student and scholar services, study away programming (international and domestic), international visitors, intercultural faculty development, and intercultural learning on and off campus.

The coordinator will assume primary responsibility for managing a robust and growing suite of study away programs, including Gustavus flagship semester programs in Malaysia, India, and Sweden; exchange programs; short-term, faculty-led study away programs; consortium programs; and a healthy list of sponsored, third-party programs.

The coordinator will manage the day-to-day activities of program administration: maintaining strong relationships with campus departments and program partners; coordinating advising for prospective student participants; providing support for program participants pre-departure, during programs, and upon re-entry; coordinating program outreach and publicity; spearheading efforts to make programs more accessible, to diversify program participation, and to build upon the program suite’s existing strengths in sustainability studies, social justice studies, and learning-through-service; creating student program budgets and liaising with Financial Aid; assisting in course articulation and liaising with the Registrar; and participating in efforts to improve curriculum integration of study away programming and to enhance intercultural learning opportunities on the campus.

Required: Master’s degree (or a bachelor’s degree plus three or more years of relevant experience that addresses most or all of the job functions listed above). Candidate must be able to create and maintain positive relationships with a broad array of CICE constituents, including faculty, staff, students, students’ family members, and program partners. Flexibility, resourcefulness, organizational skills, excellence in oral and written communication, and initiative in both individual and team projects will be necessary. International/intercultural experience (experience living, working, volunteering, or studying in international and/or intercultural settings) is essential. The coordinator will also need advising experience and must be proficient in the use of both databases and Microsoft software.  Preferred: A master's degree in international education (or a closely related field).

Experience in the field of international education and a working knowledge of Terra Dotta's Studio Abroad software and the Adobe creative software are also preferred. Additional desirable qualifications include: facility in one or more languages other than English (Hmong and Spanish are highly desirable); knowledge of current best practices in study-away programming; familiarity with the liberal-arts college context and the context of post-secondary education outside of the U.S.; experience supervising volunteers or employees; and experience in project, program, and/or budget management.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references to: Human Resources, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082. Applications may be submitted electronically to humanresources@gustavus.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The position begins on or about August 17, 2015.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2500 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. The College actively seeks applications from candidates who represent populations underrepresented in the field of international education.

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3 Support Staff Positions

Custodial Staff, Dining Service Staff, Operating Engineer

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 Custodians            two positions – 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

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

Bakery – 4pm-8pm, Mon-Fri, weekends as needed 20 hpw/52 wpy  Grade 3 

AM Cashier – 6am-2:30pm, weekend rotation 40 hpw/40 wpy Grade 3

Courtyard Cafe – 6:45am-3:15pm Mon-Fri, weekends as needed 40 hpw/40 wpy Grade 4

Deli – 8am-4:30pm Mon-Fri, weekends as needed 40 hpw/52 wpy Grade 3

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

Supervisor – hours vary, weekend rotation 40 hpw/52wpy Grade 5

PM Dishroom – 11:30am-8pm, Mon-Fri weekends as needed 40 hpw/52wpy Grade 2

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 above.  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

Operating Engineer
Physical Plant

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time position of Operating Engineer.  The Operating Engineer operates and maintains campus boilers and steam distribution systems, chillers and chilled water distribution systems, and Building Management Systems.  Also, operates and maintains the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in all college facilities. 

Qualifications required: a high school diploma or equivalent, three years HVAC and boiler operating experience, and Minnesota Operating Engineer, 1st Class C, License.  Prefer a graduate of vocational-technical college HVAC program and three years of experience in directing the work of others.

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