Antioch College invites applications for a six-month visiting cooperative education instructor position that is immediately available at its historic campus in Yellow Springs, Ohio. For more than 90 years, a critical component of the Antioch College education model has been our Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program, established by former President Arthur E. Morgan. The program expands the boundaries of the liberal arts learning environment by developing employment opportunities in supervised employment settings where students learn on the job while also receiving compensation for their efforts. Students complete four or five terms of full-time work in local, national and international settings. The adjunct cooperative education instructor facilitates student placements, instructs courses, and contributes to the implementation and assessment of these twelve-week work experiences as outlined in the Antioch College Curriculum Catalog.
As a member of the Co-op faculty, the cooperative education instructor maintains cooperative relationships with employers; assists in the placement of students in co-op jobs; and instructs the Work Portfolio courses taken by students during their Co-op terms. Please refer to the Antioch College Curriculum Catalog for a full description of these courses. The visiting instructor may also be asked to contribute to Co-op preparation courses implemented on-campus prior to placement. They will provide support for students before, during and after their field experiences; document the program’s achievements in order to ensure proper reporting; and contribute to supplemental program activities.
Daily responsibilities include cultivating employment opportunities in a wide range of fields, advising students on job placement procedures; teaching employment-related skills; facilitating student contact with employers and managing job application processes; ensuring timely communications with a variety of stakeholders; working to improve employer effectiveness with co-op students; and working collaboratively and effectively with the rest of the faculty to meet the objectives of the curriculum. The visiting faculty member may be asked to contribute to the development of grant proposals and attend meetings with alumni and other stakeholders as required.
Qualifications: A terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed.D. or MFA) is preferred although candidates may hold at least a master’s degree with three years of directly related experience and a substantial knowledge of experiential education. College-level experience with cooperative education, service learning or other experiential education programming; public speaking skills; familiarity with and commitment to the liberal arts higher education environment; as well as demonstrated achievements within one or more of the above mentioned fields of particular relevance to the College are also preferred. Candidates should possess solid organizational skills, be computer literate, have the ability to adapt themselves to new software packages and on-line teaching interfaces, be willing to carry out a variety of administrative tasks, and be able to meet a broad range of responsibilities. Adaptability, resourcefulness, a sense of humor and strong communication skills will also be necessary.
Antioch College is dedicated to the pursuit of inclusive excellence and diversity. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups. In order to elevate the potential of students to bridge cultural and national divides, the college offers second language instruction—at times even when students are engaged in jobs off campus. Students who qualify will be able to take advantage of the opportunity to work, study, or volunteer internationally in a country where their second language capability will be put to substantial use. Therefore, in order to support the College’s position that second language acquisition is important for future student success, we seek candidates who are conversant in French, Japanese or Spanish.
This position is currently defined as fulltime, six-month visiting position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Antioch College sponsorship. Interested parties should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and unofficial transcripts electronically as PDF attachments to email@example.com. Official transcripts will be required of finalists. Electronic submission of all materials is strongly preferred. If necessary, hard copies may be mailed to the Cooperative Education Faculty Search c/o Nancy Wilburn, Antioch College, One Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. The deadline to submit materials is January 3, 2014.
Antioch College is a small, innovative liberal arts institution located on a historical campus in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Antioch has an inspiring mission and a proud history of educating leaders and contributors to our society, including Nobel Prize winners, Macarthur “genius" award winners, Fulbright Scholars, Rhodes Scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance throughout the world. Antioch’s curriculum links experiential and classroom learning and a low student-faculty ratio provides our students personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching. Antioch College is an equal opportunity employer; the college offers individuals employment, advancement opportunities, and benefits in a harassment-free environment on the basis of merit, qualifications and competency to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation or covered veteran status. Candidates who can contribute to Antioch’s commitment to diversity and its evolving multilingual culture are encouraged to apply. Please visit our website at www.antiochcollege.org.