Blue Mountain College Employment Opportunities

Faculty Employment Application

FULL-TIME FACULTY POSITIONS


Faculty Position in Criminal Justice

Blue Mountain College seeks to fill a full-time faculty position for the Program Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Program in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences beginning August 2021.

Teaching responsibilities: Thirty credit hours of teaching per year (15 in the fall and 15 in the spring). These include a wide range of courses in Criminal Justice and related coursework.

Other responsibilities: These include but are not limited to advising students in a growing discipline, mentoring students, and participating in department, and/or college-level committee work at the College.

Qualifications: PhD in Criminal Justice or related field is preferred; prior teaching experience at the college level is preferred; knowledge of the field, and ability to use technology to enhance student learning; ability to interface with local schools, churches, or business to arrange for senior projects, internships, and other mutually beneficial activities.

Other qualifications: An active Christian faith as evidenced by a personal commitment to Christ and service to the church and community and a willingness to integrate faith and learning. Successful teaching experience, strong communication skills, and a commitment to higher education.

Required application documents: Qualified applicants should include a cover letter which addresses the candidate's qualifications as they pertain to teaching responsibilities, a curriculum vitae which includes the email addresses and phone numbers of three references, and copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts. (Official transcripts will be required prior to employment.)

TO APPLY:   Please submit a completed BMC employment application along with CV, transcripts copies and evidence of quality teaching performance to Dr. Sharon Enzor, P.O. Box 160, Blue Mountain, MS 38610. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.


English Faculty

Founded in 1873 as a Christian liberal arts college and affiliated since 1920 with the Mississippi Baptist Convention, Blue Mountain College seeks applications for Assistant or Associate Professor with a specialty in English Education or Creative, Professional, or Technical Writing.  The starting date for this position is Fall 2021.

RESPONSIBILITIES:   Teach a variety of courses, including freshman composition and courses related to the faculty member’s area of expertise. Serve as the sponsor of The Beacon, the BMC campus newspaper or The Mountain Breeze, the campus literary journal. Advise students on an individual, sometimes confidential, basis.  This includes course selection and scheduling, academic problems, projects, assignments, career advisement, and co-curricular activities. Perform College service duties, especially involving membership on committees. Assist with program assessment through providing essential data to the department chair, attending departmental meetings to review and discuss assessment data, and assessing senior projects. Maintain knowledge of current trends in the discipline through scholarly activity and professional development.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:   Possession of one of the following degrees: (1) An MFA in Creative or Professional Writing, (2) Ph.D. with specialization in Creative Writing, Technical Communication, Professional Writing, or English Education (3) A Ph.D. in English with a significant publication history in creative writing (3) An M.A. in English or M.Ed. in English Education with current teaching licensure and a commitment to complete a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or English Education within a ten year time frame; Previous teaching experience as a graduate assistant, part-time instructor, or full-time faculty member with an established pattern of high-quality instruction; Strong written and interpersonal skills; An active Christian faith as evidenced by a personal commitment to Christ and service to the church and community and a willingness to integrate faith and learning. The department will give special consideration to applicants with two or more of the qualifications listed below: An established publication history of creative works; Experience sponsoring student publications; At least six hours of coursework in rhetoric and composition, including coursework in teaching college composition; and Two or more years of full-time high school teaching experience in the public-school system.

SALARIES & BENEFITS:  Competitive salary commensurate with experience, benefits including medical and life insurance for employees, retirement plan with match and tuition discounts to BMC for employees and their dependents.

TO APPLY:   Please submit a completed BMC employment application along with CV, transcripts copies and evidence of quality teaching performance to Dr. Sharon Enzor, P.O. Box 160, Blue Mountain, MS 38610. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

 

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITIONS

There are no adjunct faculty positions available at this time.

FULL-TIME STAFF POSITIONS
 

Administrative Assistant to the Provost and Vice President

Founded in 1873 as a Christian liberal arts college and affiliated since 1920 with the Mississippi Baptist Convention, Blue Mountain College seeks applications and nominations for an administrative assistant to the Provost and Vice President. The administrative assistant handles student, faculty, and administrative matters as directed, provides secretarial support to the office of the Provost, and carries out responsibilities necessary for the smooth functioning of the office.

Qualifications include the following: respects and maintains confidentiality; enthusiasm for clerical tasks; highly developed organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; higher education degree and experience highly desired; ability to type letters, reports, memoranda, records, forms, and other materials from straight copy, rough drafts, or oral instructions, including materials of a confidential nature; ability to use office machines; ability to operate a computer work station to record information and generate lists, reports, and other materials; utilize word processing and other software as required; ability to interact in a pleasant way both orally and in writing with administrators, faculty, students, and the public; ability to communicate well, verbally and written; memory for and attention to details; and ability to work in high demand, multi-task environment.

Interested individuals should submit a Cover Letter, Resume, and completed Application for Employment to Dr. Sharon Enzor, senzor@bmc.edu. Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. All documents must be submitted by May 15, 2021.
 

Resident Director (Men's Residence Hall)

POSITION SUMMARY: The Resident Director, under the supervision of the Dean of Students, is responsible for facilitating the College philosophy in the residence hall. The Resident Director assists individual residents in developing their personal, academic and social skills through educational and social programming, in role modeling; in providing resource and referral information, and in developing community living. This is based on consideration for others and the regulations and policies set forth by Blue Mountain College. Resident Directors are required to live in the residence hall to which they are assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintain a high level of student contact and visibility;
  • Serve as a resource/referral of information concerning college life;
  • Provide referral for residents with academic, career, or personal concerns;
  • Support and enforce residence hall and college policies and procedures;
  • Make discipline referrals consistent with policies and procedures of Blue Mountain College; maintain a proactive approach to damage and discipline;
  • Maintain office records (i.e. check-in/out forms, room changes, withdrawal forms, requests for repairs, student charges, etc.);
  • Conduct room inspections, collective damage investigation, work repair checks, and public area inventories;
  • Issue and maintain control of all keys;
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings with the Dean of Students;
  • Supervise student resident assistants and schedule office hours during the week and weekends;
  • Open and close residence hall during all breaks and at the beginning and end of each semester;
  • Communicate regularly with housekeeping/physical plant personnel reporting routine and special housekeeping/maintenance needs to the appropriate office(s);
  • Complete monthly payroll forms for work-study personnel;
  • Assist in room inspection and make special inspections prior to closing for breaks to ensure proper health, safety, and maintenance conditions of each residence hall room;
  • Assess effectiveness of resident life in the residence hall and promote innovative changes with the approval of the Dean of Students;
  • Participate in an annual Performance Appraisal with the Dean of Students;
  • If requested, supervise students who are obligated to remain in a residence hall during short breaks due to athletics, student teaching, etc.;
  • Serve on College Committees as assigned;
  • Lives a lifestyle congruent with the mission of the college both on and off campus;
  • Perform all other duties and responsibilities which may be assigned by the Dean of Students; or appropriate member of the President’s Cabinet.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree;
  • Demonstrate personal, academic and social skills;
  • Ability to supervise, train, and evaluate work-study students;
  • Interact with students and plan residence hall activities;
  • Relate well to the student population and serve as a role model;
  • Show evidence of supervision and management skills;
  • Ability to work with staff and administration;
  • Supports the philosophy and educational mission of the college.

REPORTS TO: Dean of Students
FSLA STATUS: Part of 12-month responsibilities; exempt
Revised: March 29, 2021; July 08, 2019; April 12, 2013; January 05, 2011; September 23, 2008; August 1, 2006; July 1, 2003

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and completed Blue Mountain College Staff application to Mr. Philip Ritchey, Dean of Students pritchey@bmc.edu or mail to Mr. Ritchey, PO Box 160, Blue Mountain MS 38610.

Applications will be accepted until May 15, 2021.


PART-TIME STAFF POSITIONS

There are no part-time staff positions available at this time.

STAFF APPLICATION