This position is for a full time department chairperson in the department of Equine Studies
The position begins in August 2021. SMWC has the only equine program in Indiana to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in equine studies, and one of approximately 20 equestrian colleges in the U.S. to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in equine studies. The college is looking for a visionary leader to capitalize on the equine industry in Indiana and neighboring states and the need for more academic offerings in equine and/or large animals.
Department Chair responsibilities include, but are not limited to: program planning, developing, and implementing department goals; programmatic and staffing review, course scheduling, budgetary oversight, promotion of collegiality, assurance of distribution of departmental responsibilities and faculty involvement in college service, and resolution of student and employee concerns where possible.
This position also includes a 10-month, tenure-track, faculty role. In the faculty role, responsibilities include undergraduate equine science including nutrition, health, lameness, reproduction, genetics, selection, and exercise science which support departmental majors and minors. Additional responsibilities include advising students, mentoring undergraduate research, and general service to the college.
Rank and salary are commensurate with experience. The 24-credit hour contract load includes one course release per term for chair responsibilities.
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is committed to higher education in the tradition of the liberal arts and places special emphasis on preparing students for leadership roles in a diverse and global society. The College offers campus-based and online undergraduate degree programs and graduate programs. SMWC is located on a beautiful campus near Terre Haute, Indiana. Additional information on the college and all academic programs may be found at www.smwc.edu.
Review of applications will begin immediately with interviews to begin in January and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates are to submit the following when applying: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references.
Terminal degree in Equine Science, Biology, or Veterinary Science by August 2021
Familiarity with relevant equine science equipment and technology
Commitment to teaching excellence and to the mission of a liberal arts college
A strong work ethic with commitment to continuous improvement
Familiarity with computers and instructional technology