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The Principia employs more than 500 professionals who support our Early Learning Center and PreK–12 School in St. Louis, Missouri, and our four-year liberal arts college in Elsah, Illinois, in addition to a variety of opportunities for adult lifelong learning. Each employee has a unique role and makes a significant contribution to serving Principia’s purpose and mission, as an educational institution grounded in the teachings of Christian Science.

At Principia, we are dedicated to creating an inclusive and globally engaged community. Principia strives to promote cultural diversity and multicultural understanding, and create campuses where individuals of all backgrounds feel accepted and supported. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the enrichment of our diverse community.

Why Work at Principia

At Principia, you are part of an engaging academic community doing the important work of preparing students to be tomorrow’s exceptional leaders, thinkers, and changemakers.

Principia invests in its employees in a variety of ways, including ongoing training and professional development opportunities.

Along with competitive salaries and excellent benefits, employment at Principia includes the unique advantage of a professional workplace embedded in a family-friendly environment.

Both campuses are surrounded by diverse and unique communities from picturesque towns alongside the Mississippi River to the vibrant, urban city of St. Louis. Employees and their families can take advantage of national and state parks in both Missouri and Illinois, various outdoor activities, farmers’ markets and local events, as well as St. Louis’ world class museums, theaters, professional sports teams, music venues, and more.

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Please contact Human Resources at either 314.514.3148 (St. Louis–pre-K–12 campus) or 618.374.5202 (Illinois–College campus) if you have questions or need assistance.

Principia is currently seeking applicants for the following positions:

St. Louis, Missouri, Campus:

Elsah, Illinois, Campus:


St. Louis, Missouri, Campus:

Christian Science Nurse - Weekends
- Part-time, school-year position starting as soon as possible
Summary: On-call (and within 30-minute response time) for CS nursing calls for Principia School students from 8:00 am Saturday to 11:00 pm Sunday each weekend during the School weeks and August sports camp. Present and on-campus during all Principia athletic, social, and active student events. Provides professional oversight of all Christian Science nursing cases and care facilities when on shift. Partners with Student Health Care team on a variety of student care situations. Stays within the Scope of Services for Christian Science Nurse as maintained by The Mother Church.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Active (or pending within one year) membership in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of The First Church of Christ, Scientist
• Christian Science class instruction
• Journal-listing as a Christian Science nurse
• Graduation from a Christian Science Nurses’ Training Program
• Experience in CS Nursing at a summer camp
• Proficient in computer applications: Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Google Docs
• Able to move freely about on foot across a variety of surfaces, including athletic fields, in order to respond immediately to care needs in different locations on campus
• Able to lift and carry 50 pounds for short distances
• Able to stay overnight in Campus House Saturday if needed
• Able to respond to calls within 30 minutes during work hours
Applications currently being accepted.
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Early Learning Center Summer Teaching Assistant
- Full-time, Summer position (see dates, hours in description)
Summary: Helps provide a welcoming and nurturing learning environment for infants and toddlers where children can explore creative learning experiences; interacts with the students and helps engage them in new activities. Summer position: May 30 – July 28; Hours: 8:15 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. (Childcare program closed July 3 – July 14)
Non-benefit position

Minimum Qualifications:

● Willingness to turn readily to God for guidance
● Experience caring for children under the age of three
● Demonstrate support of Principia’s mission and philosophy by promoting a positive image of the school at all times
● Must be 18 years of age or older

Applications currently being accepted.
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Head Varsity Girls’ Volleyball Coach
- seasonal position for fall 2023
Principia is seeking a Head Coach for the Girls' Volleyball program. Please see the job description with the essential duties, standards for excellency, and minimum qualifications to see if this is a good match for you! If your experience doesn't align perfectly with all the qualifications but you are excited about this role, go ahead and apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other positions. Applications currently being accepted.
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HVAC Technician
- Full-time, 12-month position starting as soon as possible
Summary: Requires journeyman-level skills in HVAC and Energy Management Systems (Andover); primary responsibilities include, but not limited to, troubleshooting, repairing, performing preventative maintenance, configuring and advising on new installations of HVAC systems; works closely with mechanical/electrical/plumbing trades and performs repairs on other mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems as needed. Full-time.

Work Performed: Essential Duties*
• Uses approved industry techniques for troubleshooting, repairing, performing preventative maintenance, installing new HVAC systems and utilizing Andover control system per industry standards and codes
• Responsible for completing preventive maintenance as assigned and scheduled
• Works closely with mechanical/electrical/plumbing trades and assists as needed
• Proactively monitors and adjusts HVAC systems as dictated by program, weather conditions and energy management policy
• Troubleshooting, repairing, preventative maintenance, and installation of other mechanical/electrical/plumbing systems
• Capable of safely and professionally operating trade-related equipment and tools
• Ability to work in and around high voltage electrical distribution systems
• Responsible for the cleaning, painting and general housekeeping of spaces assigned to the engineers including pump rooms, boiler rooms, air handler rooms, storage areas, engineers’ shop spaces and assigned vehicle
• Follows and adheres to industry safety standards, OSHA standards and Principia safety policies
• Performs on-call duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
• Minimum three years experience working in HVAC maintenance field and/or technical certificate with proven successful record
• Universal EPA refrigerant certification required
• Boiler License or EPA certification is a plus.
• Must pass physical with no physical limitations on bending, stooping, climbing, walking and lifting
• Current infraction-free driver’s license required
• Must work directly and amiably with coworkers and customers
• Self-motivated and able to work alone without supervision
• Effective computer proficiency using Microsoft Office suite
• Strong written and oral communication skills in English
• Working knowledge of Andover Energy Management systems is preferable & EcoStruxure is a plus
• Britely/Asset Essentials Work Order system used for work order management and preventative maintenance is a plus

Environmental Demands:
• Physical Requirements –
o Must be able to individually lift a minimum of 50 lbs and be able to, with assistance, move and transport materials and equipment weighing in excess of 200 lbs
o Must be able to work in confined spaces requiring bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, reaching, pushing, pulling, and be able to work from ladders, scaffolding, or elevated equipment
• Work Environment –
o Electrician’s work covers the full spectrum of buildings and activities, including educational facilities, labs, dormitories, and offices, as well as shop, power generation and heating/cooling facilities
o Work can be out of doors in high heat and humidity or below freezing temperatures
Applications currently being accepted.
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Major Gift Officer
- Full-time, 12-month position starting as soon as possible
Summary: As an organization grounded on the teachings of Christian Science, underlying all that we do is a commitment to recognizing individuals’ limitless potential and boundless opportunity, and caring for our people. We’re here to serve and better the world through a different approach to education that helps each student uncover their full potential by fostering their intellectual, social, moral, physical, and spiritual growth in a vibrant, nurturing atmosphere. As part of a team of philanthropic advisors, you are key to realizing Principia’s vision by matching philanthropic goals of alumni and supporters with the organization’s funding priorities. The ideal candidate is a proven fundraiser, strategic thinker, highly effective communicator, and skilled relationship-builder. A successful advisor is a results-oriented self-starter with a record of securing five and six-figure gifts through well-designed and implemented strategies. You will manage and develop a qualified portfolio of 100+ donors, foundations, and corporations capable of giving five to six-figure gifts. This position requires extensive overnight travel to meet with donors. Ideally, the position is located in the St. Louis, MO area but a remote location will be considered for someone with previous experience and knowledge of the Principia community.

Minimum Qualifications:
Active (or pending within one year of hire date) membership in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of The First Church of Christ, Scientist Applications currently being accepted.
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Marketing Photographer
- Full-time, 12-month position starting as soon as possible
The Marketing Photographer works as a key member of the Shared Services Marketing team to produce compelling and impactful photography that captures the spirit of Principia students and educators in action, illustrating the Principia story through a lens of visual authenticity. Full-time, 12-month position.
Minimum Qualifications:
• Active (or pending) membership in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of The First Church of Christ, Scientist
• Demonstrated exceptional skill in capturing and editing still photographic images in both candid and staged settings; Portfolio required
• Expert proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Lightroom, Photoshop (with excellent retouching skills), and Premiere Pro on a Mac platform

Applications currently being accepted.
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Marketing Writer / Editor
- Full-time, 12-month position starting as soon as possible
Summary: The Principia is searching for a versatile writer and editor to produce a variety of content, ranging from promotional copy to journalistic reporting. This person will be responsible for writing web content, brochure and marketing collateral copy, advertising copy, and news articles for Principia School, Principia College, and alumni publications, including the Principia Purpose and Principia News. Full-time, 12-month position. Remote work opportunity considered.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Active (or pending within one year of hire date) membership in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of The First Church of Christ, Scientist
• A minimum of five or more years’ experience working in a marketing or communications role
• Exemplary writing skills; excellent proofing and copyediting skills; thorough knowledge of English language, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage


Applications currently being accepted.
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Middle School Language Arts Teacher
- Full-time, school-year position starting August 2023
Principia is growing! We are seeking a teacher of Language Arts for sixth, seventh and eighth graders who uses a variety of teaching methods to meet students’ needs and mentors students as their teacher and character educator. Applications currently being accepted.
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Middle School Learning Engagement Center (LEC) Teacher
- Full-time, school-year position starting August 2023
Principia is growing! We are seeking a teacher who will provide an environment to accelerate student progress in reading, writing, mathematics and executive functioning skills through structured support and interventions. This teacher will also differentiate instruction to scaffold student learning and model strategies to teach for deep understanding. Applications currently being accepted.
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Middle School Math Teacher
- Full-time, school-year position starting August 2023
Principia is growing! We are seeking a mathematics teacher for sixth, seventh and eighth graders who uses a variety of teaching methods to meet students’ needs and mentors students as their teacher and character educator. Applications currently being accepted.
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Middle School Science / Integrated Studies Teacher
- Full-time, school-year position starting August 2023
Principia is growing! We are seeking a Science teacher for sixth, seventh and eighth graders through the Integrated Studies program who uses a variety of teaching methods to meet students’ needs and mentors students as their teacher and character educator. Applications currently being accepted.
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Middle School Social Studies/Integrated Studies Teacher
- Full-time, school-year position starting August 2023
Principia is growing! We are seeking a teacher of Social Studies for sixth, seventh and eighth graders through the Integrated Studies Program who uses a variety of teaching methods to meet students’ needs and mentors students as their teacher and character educator. Applications currently being accepted.
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On-Call Staff (Needed Especially: On-Call Security)
- Part-time, on-call position, as needed
Summary: On-call support is needed in various departments across both campuses. Departments in need include Upper School Dorms, Early Learning Center, Campus Security (St. Louis and Elsah), Christian Science Nursing (Campus House and Cox Cottage), and Telecommunications.

Minimum Qualifications:
Active (or pending) membership in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of The First Church of Christ, Scientist
Christian Science class instruction preferred but not required
*This description includes some, but not all, of the activities, responsibilities, and minimum qualifications assigned to this position.

Applications currently being accepted. This position is not eligible for relocation benefits.
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School Marketing Coordinator
- Full-time, 12-month position starting as soon as possible
Summary: Principia seeks an enthusiastic, diligent and detailed-oriented Marketing Coordinator to join the School Marketing & Communications (MARCOM) team. This position will work with the marketing staff who drive compelling and engaging marketing and communication efforts aimed at our target audiences. Primary duties include supporting the school’s marketing and communications efforts, coordinating projects, and helping to develop content all in support of the institutions and school’s goals.

Responsible for coordinating and guiding the school’s MARCOM projects with internal constituents and teams from start to finish; provide support to internal and external constituents, including monitoring project timelines and communications, tracking and reporting on status updates, assisting with quality assurance, managing the School’s email communications process, and providing support to the MARCOM team on various tasks, projects, and programs. Research and support marketing and communication opportunities, as well as monitor marketing trends and opportunities for innovation.

Gather information about the School’s activities, events, and accomplishments and write creative, branded, and coordinated content for a variety of mediums that aligns with strategic priorities and tells the Principia story in an engaging and compelling way.

Minimum Qualifications:
● Active (or pending) membership in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of The First Church of Christ, Scientist
● Proven 2-4 years of experience in related fields

Applications currently being accepted.
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School Marketing Manager
- Full-time, 12-month position starting as soon as possible
Summary: Principia is seeking an experienced marketing professional to partner with the School’s MarCom Director to develop and implement compelling and engaging marketing and communications efforts in support of the School’s objectives and needs.

This talented team player will help manage and implement the School’s social media marketing and public relations, develop and implement effective strategies while building engagement with a variety of audiences and platforms, create engaging and informative content for social media platforms and compelling public relations efforts, and manage digital advertising campaigns.

The School Marketing Manager will also help ensure that Principia School’s website is accurate and integrated with other marketing initiatives and work strategically across multiple media, including social, video, websites, email, and more, in support of recruitment, alumni engagement, fundraising, and reputation-building priorities on multiple platforms/media. This role is responsible for coordinating and implementing the team’s gathering of information about School activities, events, and accomplishments, and writing creative, branded, and coordinated content that aligns with strategic priorities and highlights the Principia story.

Minimum Qualifications:
● Active (or pending) membership in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of The First Church of Christ, Scientist
● At least two to four years of experience in related fields
● Experience developing and implementing effective social media strategies
● Must be an enthusiastic consumer of social media and have experience with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, and other platforms

Applications currently being accepted.
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Seasonal Assistant Coach (any sport)
- Part-time, seasonal position, as needed
Summary: Assists in management of intercollegiate program at the College or secondary program at the School; fosters students' character growth and sense of completeness; demonstrates care for each student.

Minimum Qualifications:
Active (or pending) membership in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of The First Church of Christ, Scientist. Christian Science class instruction preferred but not required; willingness to turn readily to God for guidance; demonstrated knowledge and support of Principia's policies; bachelor's degree; School only: group coaching, teaching, and/or other instructional experience; College only: master's degree preferred and 3-5 years' progressive collegiate coaching experience preferred; will consider recent experience at high school, amateur, or professional levels. *This description includes some, but not all, of the activities and responsibilities assigned to this position.

Applications currently being accepted. This position is not eligible for relocation benefits.
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Senior Digital Graphic Designer
- Full-time, 12-month position, starting as soon as possible
Summary:
Provides visual design support for Principia’s Shared Services Marketing Department that is professional, engaging, and adheres to Principia's visual brand; handles a variety of design projects, including web, email, print, promotional materials, and signage; works closely with the Creative Director and other creative team members to develop design solutions that address client needs. Full-time, 12-month position. Remote work opportunity considered.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Active (or pending within one year of hire date) membership in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of The First Church of Christ, Scientist
• Five or more years design experience across multiple disciplines, including advertising, corporate identity and branding, event promotion, interactive design, as well as fundraising and direct/digital marketing
o Must submit a design portfolio with print and digital samples
• Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud; particularly InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator



Applications currently being accepted.
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Senior Recruiter
- Full-time, 12-month position starting as soon as possible
Principia is seeking an experienced and driven Senior Recruiter to take our talent acquisition strategy and processes to the next level. You will bring energy and passion to overseeing Principia’s global recruiting efforts.

You’ll be an instrumental part of shaping the future of Principia by developing a recruiting strategy and practice that identifies and attracts the best talent to join Principia during an exciting time of growth and progress.

Role Requirements:

Active (or pending) membership in the First Church of Christ, Scientist and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of the First Church of Christ, Scientist Applications currently being accepted.
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Substitute Teachers--Pre-K through Upper School
- On-call, part-time opportunities available immediately
Summary: Supervise students and presents lesson plans prepared by lead teacher; work individually and in small groups with students; act as classroom teacher if lead teacher is away; in Preschool and Lower School, substitutes normally take the role of teaching assistant.

Minimum Qualifications:
Active (or pending) membership in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of The First Church of Christ, Scientist. Christian Science class instruction preferred but not required; bachelor's degree (education degree or certification preferred); classroom experience; ability to work well with children and adults; willingness to turn readily to God for guidance. This description includes some, but not all, of the activities and responsibilities assigned to this position.

Applications currently being accepted. This position is not eligible for relocation benefits.
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Upper School Faculty, Social Studies
- Full-time, school-year position starting '23-'24 school year
Summary: Has the passion and skillset to invoke student interest and ownership, incorporates real-life situations where appropriate, and demonstrates an awareness of the needs of the 21st-century learner. Actively engages in professional learning opportunities as an individual and with colleagues. Uses a variety of teaching methods to teach for understanding, ensuring students are effectively applying their knowledge and skills; teaches Social Studies for Upper School with an ability and interest in teaching history, possibly including business management, entrepreneurial studies, and economics; mentors students as their teacher, character educator, and advisor. Full-time, school-year (39 weeks) position.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Active (or pending) membership in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of The First Church of Christ, Scientist
• Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred (in Education, History or related field)
• Documented experience teaching high school students
• Ability to teach a range of Social Studies, including US Government, American History, and parallel World History events; preferred ability to teach, entrepreneurial studies, and economics as well

Applications currently being accepted.
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Upper School Faculty, Spanish
- Full-time, school-year position starting '23-'24 school year
Principia's Upper School Spanish teachers use a variety of teaching methods to effectively explain and demonstrate language concepts and culture in accordance with the school’s curriculum; lead classes and teach primarily in the target language; proficient in upper-level Spanish skills. Applications currently being accepted.
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Elsah, Illinois, Campus:

Academic Success Coordinator
- Full-time, 12-month position beginning as soon as possible.
Summary: Utilizes professional knowledge and skills to assess and address the diverse needs of Principia College students. Designs, implements, oversees, and evaluates student programming that supports accessibility to learning. Works closely with the Faculty Development Director to support faculty programming related to student accessibility to learning. Coordinates academic accessibility services for students by partnering with students to identify barriers to learning and implement plans for access. Assists Admissions Committee by informally assessing identified applicants’ educational needs and making recommendations about necessary resources and supports. Advises new students about Principia’s academic requirements and campus resources.

Minimum Qualifications:
Active (or pending) membership in the First Church of Christ, Scientist and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of the First Church of Christ, Scientist; Christian Science class instruction preferred, but not required; Master’s Degree in related field (education, social work, psychology, etc.); Two years classroom teaching experience; Ability to work with a range of students and skill levels; Understands pedagogy of college-level teaching; Previous experience working with college-aged students and faculty preferred; Competence with software including MS Office and database applications

* The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. Applications currently being accepted.
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Admissions CRM Specialist
- Full-time, 12-month position beginning as soon as possible
Position Summary: The Admissions CRM Specialist serves as the functional lead for the Slate CRM system and will provide technical development and data management of recruiting efforts and application cycles.

Minimum Qualifications:
Active (or pending) membership in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of The First Church of Christ, Scientist; Christian Science Class Instruction preferred, but not required; Bachelor’s degree: Master’s degree preferred; Excellent technology skills: Knowledge of, or aptitude and motivation to learn, the student information systems Banner and Slate CRM; document imaging software; and Microsoft Office; Demonstrated ability to lead multiple functions in support of institutional objectives; Outstanding organizational, communications, including oral, written, and interpersonal skills, and managerial skills required; Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

* The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. Additionally, they do not establish a contract for employment. Applications currently being accepted.
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Campus Security Officer
- Full-time, 12-month position beginning as soon as possible.
Summary of responsibilities: This position serves the Principia community, guests and the visiting public through upholding Principia’s standard of safety and security, while prayerfully and metaphysically supporting campus safety and security. The Security Officer is responsible for providing a security presence and monitoring traffic, events, and the activities of people on campus, while attending and maintaining professional training and standards in accordance with departmental requirements. It is the duty of this position to respond to and assist the Principia community, visiting public and/or the police with security matters and/or emergencies. The ideal candidate should express good judgment, is detail oriented, respects and maintains confidentiality, and displays a strong sense of principle and integrity, along with a high comfort level working with a diverse campus population and having frequent public contact.

Minimum Qualifications:
Active (or pending) membership in the First Church of Christ, Scientist and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of the First Church of Christ, Scientist; Christian Science class instruction preferred, but not required; Must have a valid driver’s license; Ability to pass police/agency background security check and to pass police/security professional training course(s); Working background in Security, preferred

* The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. Additionally, they do not establish a contract for employment. Applications currently being accepted.
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Christian Science Nurse
- Full-time, 37 week position beginning as soon as possible.
Summary: Provides compassionate and skilled Christian Science nursing care for young children, college students, staff, and other members of the Principia community; is respectful of others perspectives and experiences, listens considerately, and demonstrates a capacity to learn.

Minimum Qualifications:
Meets the requirements of Article VIII, Section 31, “Christian Science Nurse,” in the Church Manual of The Mother Church; Christian Science Class Instruction from an authorized teacher of Christian Science; Active Christian Science Mother Church (First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, MA) and branch church membership; Completion of a substantial Christian Science nurses training program; Current Christian Science nurse advertisement in The Christian Science Journal; Has a sound and substantial practice in a private duty, visiting service, or camp setting as a Christian Science nurse

* The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.
Applications currently being accepted.
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Collections and Instruction Librarian
- Full-time, 10-month position beginning as soon as possible
Summary: This individual will work collaboratively as a team member to maintain excellence in library collections, services, and programs. This position will provide guidance regarding development, assessment, management, and promotion of user-centered, holistic collections to meet the current and emerging information needs of the Principia College community. They will participate in the library's delivery of research and course-related instructional services as needed. They will serve as liaison to selected academic disciplines and develop subject-focused research LibGuides. The ideal candidate will express grace, a sense of humor, a love of teaching, and a commitment to continuous professional development.

Minimum Qualifications:
Active (or pending) membership in the First Church of Christ, Scientist and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of the First Church of Christ, Scientist; Christian Science class instruction preferred, but not required; MLS from an ALA accredited program; Commitment to continuous improvement in instructional methodology; Demonstrated teaching ability with high school, college, and/or adult learners; At least three years’ experience in a library setting (academic library experience preferred); Knowledge of the principles of cataloging, subject analysis, and classification (Library of Congress preferred); Familiarity with subscription databases (e.g. EBSCOHost, JSTOR, ProQuest, etc.); Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint); Facility with the following software or equivalents: library management (ExLibris Alma), web development (Springshare LibGuides), and authentication (OpenAthens)

*This description includes most but not necessarily all, of the activities and responsibilities currently assigned to this position; however, other duties and responsibilities may also be included or some removed. Applications currently being accepted.
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College Faculty (Visiting)
- Temporary, Part-time and Full-time opportunities
We welcome applications for any Principia-offered academic programs not currently posted, to assist academic programs on a part-time, temporary basis, as needed. Submitting a resume and application for a visiting/ancillary faculty post does not guarantee employment. Principia is seeking to review talent for temporary current needs and in anticipation of future temporary needs and program offerings. Minimum Qualifications: Active (or pending) membership in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of The First Church of Christ, Scientist; Christian Science class instruction preferred but not required; willingness to turn readily to God for guidance; master's degree required, terminal degree, preferred; Demonstrated successful experience working with and motivating learners from diverse backgrounds, and diverse learning abilities in a classroom setting.

Applications currently being accepted.
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College Faculty: Business Administration (Open Rank)
- Full-time, 9-month position beginning fall 2023.
Summary: Inspire and educate students from around the world with your professional expertise and business-related experience. Teach 18-21 semester hours per academic year in a stimulating, face-to-face campus setting. Applicants new to teaching have access to new faculty resources provided by the college and external training reimbursement may be requested.

Minimum Qualifications:
Active (or pending) membership in the First Church of Christ, Scientist and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of the First Church of Christ, Scientist; Christian Science class instruction preferred, but not required; MBA or master’s degree in business or related area; Ph.D. or DBA preferred; Willingness to be an academic generalist who can teach multiple areas within the discipline; Ability to work with a range of students and skill levels; Classroom teaching experience or work with college-aged students preferred

* The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. Applications currently being accepted.
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College Faculty: Mathematics (Open Rank)
- Full-time, 9-month position beginning fall 2023
Summary: Teaches 18-21 semester hours per academic year, typically this is 6-7 three-semester hour courses, including both general education courses and courses that support the mathematics degree programs. Additional duties include advising students, on-going professional development, serving on campus-wide committees, contributing in scholarly ways, assessment of academic programs, supporting Principia activities, and promoting Christian Science-based character education in accord with Principia’s mission as outlined in Education at The Principia.

Minimum Qualifications:
Active (or pending) membership in the First Church of Christ, Scientist and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of the First Church of Christ, Scientist; Christian Science class instruction preferred, but not required; Master’s Degree in Mathematics, Statistics, or closely related field, Ph.D. preferred; or tested experience; Willingness to be an academic generalist who can teach multiple areas within the discipline; Ability to work with a range of students and skill levels; Classroom teaching experience or work with college-aged students preferred

* The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. Applications currently being accepted.
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College Faculty: Music (Open Rank)
- Full-time, 9-month position beginning fall 2023.
Summary: Teaches a full course load in Music, including courses in the Music Theory sequence. Teaches other general education music courses as needed to enrich the liberal arts music curriculum. Serves as an active character educator in accord with Principia’s mission.

Qualifications:
Active (or pending) membership in the First Church of Christ, Scientist and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of the First Church of Christ, Scientist; Christian Science class instruction preferred, but not required; Proven professional experience and/or college teaching experience in areas such as music theory, composition, contemporary musical styles, and Non-Western music; Ability to inspire and sustain student interest in both introductory and advanced coursework; ability to work with a broad range of skill levels within the scope of Principia’s BA liberal arts program; Master of Music (MM) Required, Doctorate preferred in music or related field, or bachelor’s degree and exceptional professional experience; Piano proficiency and/or performance experience preferred.

*This description includes most, but not necessarily all of the activities and responsibilities assigned to this position. Applications currently being accepted.
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College Faculty: Sociology & Anthropology (Open Rank)
- Full-time, 9-month position beginning Fall 2023
Summary: Teaches 18-21 semester hours per academic year, typically this is 6-7 three-semester hour courses. These courses include general education courses like Introduction to Global Sociology and Race & Ethnicity, the senior capstone course, and additional courses at all levels in an open area of specialization. Additional duties include advising students, on-going professional development, serving on campus-wide committees, contributing in scholarly ways, assessment of academic programs, supporting Principia activities, and promoting Christian Science-based character education in accord with Principia’s mission as outlined in Education at The Principia.

Minimum Qualifications:
Active (or pending) membership in the First Church of Christ, Scientist and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of the First Church of Christ, Scientist; Christian Science class instruction preferred, but not required; Master’s Degree in Sociology or related field; Ph.D. in Sociology or related field preferred; Willingness to be an academic generalist who is able to teach multiple areas within the discipline; Ability to work with a range of students and skill levels; Classroom teaching experience or work with college-aged students preferred

Applications
* The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. Applications currently being accepted.
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College Faculty: Sports Studies (Open Rank)
- Full-time, 9-month position beginning Fall 2023
Summary: Teaches 18-21 semester hours per academic year, typically this is 6-7 three-semester hour courses, including general education courses and sports studies. Additional duties include advising students, on-going professional development, serving on campus-wide committees, contributing in scholarly ways, assessment of academic programs, supporting Principia activities, and promoting Christian Science-based character education in accord with Principia’s mission as outlined in Education at The Principia.

Minimum Qualifications:
Active (or pending) membership in the First Church of Christ, Scientist and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of the First Church of Christ, Scientist; Christian Science class instruction preferred but not required; Master’s Degree in the field of sport studies, exercise science, sport management, physical education, or health and well-being; PhD preferred; Willingness to be an academic generalist who is able to teach multiple areas within the discipline; Ability to work with a range of students and skill levels; Classroom teaching experience or work with college-aged students preferred

* The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. Applications currently being accepted.
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College Faculty: Theatre (Open Rank)
- Part-time, 9-month position beginning Fall 2023
Summary: Part-time Theatre faculty that teaches from the viewpoint of the liberal arts for the purpose of inspiring an artistic understanding of, and appreciation for, the performing arts. Teaching responsibilities may include all levels of Acting curriculum, Directing, and Theatre Practicum (as Director).
Additional duties include program specific projects (i.e. working with Department in the development of a summer performing arts camp or summer repertory theatre program), supporting Principia activities, and promoting Christian Science-based character education in accord with Principia’s mission as outlined in Education at The Principia.

Minimum Qualifications:
Active (or pending) membership in the First Church of Christ, Scientist and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of the First Church of Christ, Scientist; Christian Science class instruction preferred, but not required; MA or MFA Degree in Theatre or related performing arts field preferred; consideration given for significant professional experience – see related Tested Experience Document for qualifications; Ability to work with a range of students and skill levels; Classroom teaching experience or work with college-aged students preferred; Willingness to be an academic generalist who is able to teach multiple areas within the discipline.

Applications due February 1, 2023.
* The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. Applications currently being accepted.
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Dining Services Assistant Catering Manager
- Full-time, Benefits Position beginning as soon as possible
Summary: Works with Catering to prepare all catering projects, and assists with BoH. Individual needs to maintain a positive outlook and demeanor while working. Individual should be able to communicate effectively with other members of the staff and with the management team

Minimum Qualifications:
Food Service experience necessary; Experience working with young adults; Needs to be able to calculate recipe conversions

Special Requirements:
Food Service Sanitation certificate (within 6 mos of hire); Become Van certified; Work extra hours during special events; Must be able to work Evenings, Weekends, Overtime, and Holidays as events dictate.

This description includes most, but not necessarily, all of the activities and responsibilities currently assigned to this position. The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. Additionally, they do not establish a contract for employment.

Please call or email for an appointment: 618-374-5237, lauren.cornthwaite@principia.edu Applications currently being accepted.
For an application and job description, e-mail Human Resources - Elsah at hr-elsah@principia.edu or call 800.277.4648 ext. 2846 or 618.374.5202 from outside of the U.S. and Canada. If you know individuals who may be interested in this position, please tell them about it.
 
Dining Services Catering Manager
- Full-time, 12-month position beginning as soon as possible.
SUMMARY: This position serves the college campus by fulfilling all its catering needs. The position also supports the management team in their daily operation.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or at least two years relevant experience; Active (or pending) membership in the First Church of Christ, Scientist and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of the First Church of Christ, Scientist; Christian Science class instruction preferred, but not required; Valid driver’s license to drive Principia vehicles; ServSafe Food Protection Manager certification within 6 months of hire (Principia provides training); working knowledge of contemporary computer software, including database experience, and ability to learn new software; Ability to lift up to 50 pounds; Ability to spend majority of workday on feet

*The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. Additionally, they do not establish a contract for employment.
Applications currently being accepted.
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Dining Services Cook
- Full-time, Full-Benefits Position beginning as soon as possible.
Prepare food for all regular meals, as well as catered events, in safe and sanitary way, while maintaining a positive outlook and demeanor. The cook needs to be able to communicate effectively with other members of the staff and with the managers.

Minimum Qualifications:
Food Service and cooking experience; Minimal Knife skills; Mathematical computation skills; Ability to communicate effectively with other members of the staff and with the managers; Willingness to grow and learn new and innovative techniques related to the culinary arts

Special Requirements preferred:
Ability to work weekends, overtime and holidays; Ability to stand for long periods; Ability to lift bulk products; Ability to obtain an Illinois Food Sanitation Certificate

This description includes most, but not necessarily all of the activities and responsibilities currently assigned to this position. The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. Additionally, they do not establish a contract for employment.

Please call or email for an appointment: 618-374-5237, lauren.cornthwaite@principia.edu Applications currently being accepted.
For an application and job description, e-mail Human Resources - Elsah at hr-elsah@principia.edu or call 800.277.4648 ext. 2846 or 618.374.5202 from outside of the U.S. and Canada. If you know individuals who may be interested in this position, please tell them about it.
 
Dining Services Principia College Store Manager
- Full-time, 12-month position beginning as soon as possible.
SUMMARY: Responsible for every aspect of the day-to-day supervision of store operations including sales, staffing, customer service and ensuring the right product mix is in place, appropriately priced and merchandised in order to maximize College Store’s sales.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or at least two years relevant experience; Active (or pending) membership in the First Church of Christ, Scientist and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of the First Church of Christ, Scientist; Christian Science class instruction preferred, but not required; Valid driver’s license to drive Principia vehicles; ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification within 6 months of hire (Principia provides training); Working knowledge of contemporary computer software, including database experience, and ability to learn new software; Ability to lift up to 50 pounds; Ability to spend majority of workday on feet

*The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. Additionally, they do not establish a contract for employment. Applications currently being accepted.
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Event Support Manager-Media Services
- Full-time, 12-month position beginning as soon as possible.
Summary:The Event Support Manager provides technical support for a wide range of campus events from official ceremonies and high profile guest speakers to individual student capstone presentations. The person in this position must have the technical knowledge, professional experience, and managerial skills to run the extensive and varied event support operation at the college. This includes knowing how to select, set up, operate, normalize, maintain, transport, store, retire, and upgrade the department’s million dollar plus inventory of audio, video presentation, streaming, performance lighting, and associated equipment. It includes hiring, training, scheduling, and managing others in the performance of those tasks. It includes being a resource for students, staff, and faculty who need this kind of technical assistance in their individual or departmental operations.

Minimum Qualifications:
Active (or pending) membership in the First Church of Christ, Scientist and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of the First Church of Christ, Scientist; Christian Science class instruction preferred, but not required; Formal training and/or commensurate, recent experience in such related disciplines as electronics, sound engineering, stage lighting, and computer technology; Strong knowledge and experience with high quality sound pickup and audio recording equipment; fundamental understanding of electronic and acoustic theory as it pertains to audio circuitry, signal levels, impedance, hall acoustics, and feedback; “good ear” for sound quality; Demonstrated skill with lighting design, set-up, and light board programming

*The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. Additionally, they do not establish a contract for employment. Applications currently being accepted.
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Financial Aid Counselor
- Full-time, 12-month position beginning as soon as possible.
Summary: The Financial Aid Counselor reports directly to management within the Office of Financial Aid at Principia College. This position performs an integral role in providing superior customer service to all internal and external stakeholders. The counselor role conducts evaluations to assess financial need and aid eligibility for undergraduate students and families. This position is also the initial contact for students and families who may have questions, need to drop off documents, inquire about the status of their financial aid, or any other general inquiries. In addition to these duties, this position is responsible for electronic loan certification and disbursement of loan amounts for crediting to student accounts.

Minimum Qualifications: Active Christian Science Mother Church and local branch church membership; Christian Science class instruction preferred, but not required; Bachelor’s degree in related field; 1-3 years’ experience in financial aid or providing customer service in an office setting; Proficient user and experience with MS Word, Excel and Outlook
Preferred Qualifications: Data analytics background; Experience in higher education; Familiarity with Banner financial aid awarding system; Knowledge of federal and state regulations regarding government funded assistance

* The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. Additionally, they do not establish a contract for employment.
Applications currently being accepted.
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Health Records Assistant/Driver
- Full or Part-Time Temporary, through the end of May
The Health Assistant helps students access their healthcare of choice and maintains all medical records; reports to the Assistant Dean of Students for Student Success and Engagement.

30-40 hours per week, Holidays & Some Academic Breaks Off
Background check, Valid DL, Physical, & Drug Screening required for hire

To apply, candidates should email a cover letter to lauren.cornthwaite@principia.edu
Applications currently being accepted.
For an application and job description, e-mail Human Resources - Elsah at hr-elsah@principia.edu or call 800.277.4648 ext. 2846 or 618.374.5202 from outside of the U.S. and Canada. If you know individuals who may be interested in this position, please tell them about it.
 
On-Call Staff
- Part-time, on-call positions, as needed
Summary: Please use this application for Graduate Assistant, Post-Graduate Teaching Intern, or On-call positions. On-Call support is needed in various departments across both campuses. Departments in need include Early Learning Center, Campus Security (St. Louis and Elsah), Christian Science Nursing (Campus House and Cox Cottage), Telecommunications.

Minimum Qualifications:
Active (or pending) membership in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of The First Church of Christ, Scientist; Christian Science class instruction preferred but not required.

*This description includes some, but not all, of the activities, responsibilities and minimum qualifications assigned to this position.

Applications currently being accepted.
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Performing Arts Office Manager and Floating Administrative Support
- Full-time, 12-month position beginning as soon as possible.
Summary: Supports and performs administrative duties for both the Music and Theatre/Dance departments, such as preparing agendas and attending department meetings and taking notes, scheduling venues/spaces and vehicle usage, organizing and coordinating venues, equipment arrangements, ticketing and publicity for various events, tracking and coordinating studio lessons, supervising student employees, and more. This is a great opportunity for someone who loves the performing arts and who is an organized self-starter.

This position can be 10 or 12-months, depending on the desires of the person holding it. The position will mainly serve Music/Theatre/Dance (10 months). For the 12-month contract, the position would serve as a Floating Administrative position between semesters.

Minimum Qualifications:
Active (or pending) membership in the First Church of Christ, Scientist and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of the First Church of Christ, Scientist; Christian Science class instruction preferred, but not required; Strong working knowledge of computer applications including Word, Excel, e-mail, Internet, Outlook, online social platforms, and online calendars. Knowledge of Publisher is helpful; Ability to understand and work with interactive data bases (Banner); Ability to work with accounting procedures, sales and marketing concepts preferred; Good organizational and event planning skills; Willingness to embrace the spirit of Education at the Principia - “a whole man” concept of education - to nurture and develop Christian character, and to abide by the Purpose and Policies of the Principia

*The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. Additionally, they do not establish a contract for employment.
Applications currently being accepted. Applications currently being accepted.
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Registrar
- Full-time, 12-month position beginning as soon as possible.
Summary: Interprets and enforces policy of the institution and external agencies; provides oversight and administration of academic and student policies as they pertain to student records and academic information; serves as the FERPA officer for the college; provides and verifies the accuracy of data for internal and external requests for information; supervises the process of transfer credit; counsels and advises students, faculty, and staff on advising and other academic issues; certifies students for graduation; oversees registration; ensures the integrity, accuracy, and security of all student academic records and records of the academic program; provides leadership, management, and supervision of the personnel and systems related to the Registrar’s Office; conducts research in academic records for use in institutional decision-making; full-time, 12-month, hands-on position.

Minimum Qualifications:
Active (or pending) membership in the First Church of Christ, Scientist and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of the First Church of Christ, Scientist; Christian Science class instruction preferred, but not required; Master’s degree or equivalent experience required; Strong verbal and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively in a closely integrated team; Demonstrated management and leadership skills; Strong analytical thinking skills; Strong computer and database skills or demonstrated ability to master complex software and relational database concepts and structures; Ability to work constructively with students, faculty, staff, and parents; Demonstrated accuracy, efficiency, initiative, and follow-through; Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive situations with grace and discretion

* The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. Additionally, they do not establish a contract for employment. Applications currently being accepted.
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Seasonal Assistant Coach (any sport)
- Part-time, seasonal position based on need
Summary:
Assists in management of intercollegiate program at the College or secondary program at the School; fosters students’ character growth and sense of completeness; demonstrates care for each student.

Minimum Qualifications:
Active (or pending) membership in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of The First Church of Christ, Scientist; Christian Science class instruction preferred but not required; willingness to turn readily to God for guidance; demonstrated knowledge and support of Principia's policies; bachelor’s degree; School only: group coaching, teaching, and/or other instructional experience; College only: master's degree preferred and 3-5 years' progressive collegiate coaching experience preferred; will consider recent experience at high school, amateur, or professional levels. *This description includes some, but not all, of the activities and responsibilities assigned to this position.

Applications currently being accepted.
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Senior Security Officer
- full-time, 12 month position beginning as soon as possible.
Summary of responsibilities: This position serves the Principia community, guests, and the visiting public through upholding Principia’s standard of safety and security. The Security Officer is responsible for providing a security presence and monitoring traffic, events, and the activities of people on campus, while attending and maintaining professional training and standards in accordance with departmental requirements. It is the duty of this position to respond to and assist the Principia community, visiting public and/or the police with security matters and/or emergencies. The ideal candidate needs 3-5 plus years of progressive and certified experience in law enforcement, fire protection or the US military, with an emphasis on training others in those fields. The candidate should express good judgment, is detail oriented, respects and maintains confidentiality, and displays a strong sense of principle and integrity, along with a high comfort level working with a diverse campus population and having frequent public contact. Provide training to Campus Security Staff in areas of experience including but not limited to; First Aid, emergency response, active shooter, traffic control, report writing, tactical communications, mental health response or drug/alcohol abuse recognition.

Minimum Qualifications:
3-5 years of a certified background in law enforcement, fire protection or US military; This experience includes certification in training others for emergency response or other related fields, with trainer certification preferred.; Ability to become proficient in all Campus Security related systems, including electronic locks, keycards and video surveillance; Must have a valid driver’s license; Ability to pass police/agency background security check and to pass police/security professional training course(s); Pay would be based on certified experience and training, to meet the above listed qualifications

* The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. Additionally, they do not establish a contract for employment. Applications currently being accepted.
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Visiting Faculty:Business Administration (one-year appointment)
- Full-time, One-year appointment
Summary: Inspire and educate students from around the world with your professional expertise and business-related experience. Teach 18-21 semester hours per academic year in a stimulating, face-to-face campus setting. Applicants new to teaching have access to new faculty resources provided by the college and external training reimbursement may be requested.

Minimum Qualifications:
Active (or pending) membership in the First Church of Christ, Scientist and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of the First Church of Christ, Scientist; Christian Science class instruction preferred, but not required; MBA or master’s degree in business or related area; Ph.D. or DBA preferred. Willingness to be an academic generalist who can teach multiple areas within the discipline; Ability to work with a range of students and skill levels; Classroom teaching experience or work with college-aged students preferred

* The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. Applications currently being accepted.
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