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Director of Admissions, Baldwin City Campus | Posted Nov. 8, 2019

Baker University is seeking qualified candidates for the Director of Admissions at Baker University’s flagship campus in Baldwin City, Kansas.

The Director of Admissions is a highly visible representative of the university and will lead efforts to recruit undergraduate and transfer students to the Baldwin City campus and the School of Nursing in Topeka. The Director will work with the Vice President of Enrollment to develop a strategic recruiting plan.  The Director helps enact a vision for both the strategic and conceptual elements of recruiting (i.e., timing and formats for communication to potential students) and the logistical elements in realizing this vision (e.g., college fair visits, high school visits).  The Director of Admissions serves on the Enrollment Leadership Team and is a key advisor to the Vice President for Enrollment Management. The Director serves as the principal communicator to students and parents and supervises all members of the admissions staff assigned to this campus. 

Qualified candidates will have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, master’s preferred
  • Minimum of 3 year’s experience in university enrollment leadership and management role required; knowledge of effective enrollment management in a private, liberal arts environment preferred
  • Demonstrate professional success in, and an in-depth understanding of, the admission fields for students in both traditional and nontraditional programs
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to relate to colleagues, college students, and parents
  • Exceptional leadership skills
  • Knowledge of marketing techniques, social networking, and media formats is preferred
  • Prior experience in using a database system is preferred
  • Availability for a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends
  • Prior experience in supervising recruiters and office staff preferred
  • Charismatic, engaging, passionate, goal-oriented professional who possesses strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to think innovatively and analytically while also collaborating well with others

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Baker University, Human Resources Department, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006, or employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Adjunct Instructor in Marketing | Posted Nov. 6, 2019

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for adjunct Instructor(s) in marketing. The candidates filling this position may teach classes online or at our Overland Park campus.

Baker University requires that you have completed a terminal degree to teach at the graduate level. A minimum of a master’s degree is required to teach at the undergraduate level. Also required is knowledge of specialized content: At least 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching content area are required.

Additional requirements include the following:

  • Strong interpersonal skills: enthusiasm for teaching, caring for students, patience with students and diverse populations
  • Willingness to participate in professional development and continuing education

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Terminal degree
  • Professional experience in discipline
  • Experience teaching adult and accelerated courses
  • Experience working with a learning management system

Applicants should complete teaching application and submit resume at https://bakeruniversity.formstack.com/forms/spgs_teaching_application. An official transcript will be required from the final candidate. If possible, please submit copies of unofficial transcripts with application. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an equal opportunity employer

Adjunct Instructor in Economics | Posted Nov. 6, 2019

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for Adjunct Instructor(s) in Economics. The candidate(s) filling this position may teach classes online and/or on ground at our Overland Park campus.

Baker University requires that you have completed a terminal degree to teach at the graduate level and a master’s degree to teach at the undergraduate level. Also required is knowledge of specialized content. At least 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching content area are required.

Additional requirements include the following:

  • Strong interpersonal skills: enthusiasm for teaching, caring for students, patience with students and diverse populations
  • Willingness to participate in professional development and continuing education

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Terminal degree
  • Professional experience in discipline
  • Experience teaching adult and accelerated courses
  • Experience working with a learning management system

Applicants should complete the teaching application and submit resume at https://bakeruniversity.formstack.com/forms/spgs_teaching_application. An official transcript will be required from the final candidate. If possible, please submit copies of unofficial transcripts with application. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Adjunct Instructor in Business Analytics | Posted Nov. 6, 2019

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for Adjunct Instructor(s) in Business Analytics. The candidate(s) filling this position may teach classes online and/or on ground at our Overland Park campus.

Baker University requires that you have completed a terminal degree to teach at the graduate level and a master’s degree to teach at the undergraduate level. Also required is knowledge of specialized content. At least 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching content area are required.

Additional requirements include the following:

  • Strong interpersonal skills: enthusiasm for teaching, caring for students, patience with students and diverse populations
  • Willingness to participate in professional development and continuing education

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Terminal degree
  • Professional experience in discipline
  • Experience teaching adult and accelerated courses
  • Experience working with a learning management system

Applicants should complete the teaching application and submit resume at https://bakeruniversity.formstack.com/forms/spgs_teaching_application. An official transcript will be required from the final candidate. If possible, please submit copies of unofficial transcripts with application. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Marketing and Enrollment Analyst | Posted Oct. 29, 2019

Baker University seeks a Marketing and Enrollment Analyst within the Office of Marketing and Communications who will be responsible for building and communicating all marketing and enrollment “funnel” reporting for all four schools, including but not limited to marketing campaign reporting (i.e., email results), paid and nonpaid lead reporting, and lead conversions or effectiveness across the lead-to-enrollment lifecycle.

This position is also responsible for all list generation, ad hoc email deploys, and building all email nurture paths in the CRM/Marketing Automation platform Campus Nexus.

This position will be located at Baker’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies in Overland Park, KS, but will be part of a university-wide team, requiring occasional meetings and travel to Baldwin City, KS, as well as other university locations.

Qualified candidates will have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • 2-3 year’s experience in a fast-paced marketing and/or administrative environment
  • Prior experience in a higher education setting (preferred)
  • 2-3 year’s experience using a database or CRM system
  • Advanced level of Microsoft Excel (preferred)
  • Experience producing and presenting reports
  • Strong interpersonal skills, being able to relate to fellow colleagues
  • Ability to think innovatively and focus on solutions
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Self-motivation and willingness to jump in and help team with projects

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Baker University, Human Resources Department, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006, or employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Student Accounts Specialist | Posted Sept. 30, 2019

The Student Accounts Specialist’s primary functions are to maintain student financial records; provide professional, timely, and accurate student contact and correspondence; organize payment plans and monitor accounts that have an outstanding balance; record payments and process receipts; oversee collections procedures for current student accounts; scan and link student records;  and provide assistance to other student accounts specialists and student accounts supervisor.

The requirements for this position are graduation from high school, experience with general office procedures, knowledge of basic accounting guidelines, ability to operate a 10-key calculator, ability to work under the pressure of deadlines, ability to work as a team member, ability to maintain confidentiality, ability to accept supervision, ability to communicate well, both orally and written.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Baker University, Human Resources Department, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006, or employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Part-Time Campus Safety Officer | Posted Sept. 30, 2019

The part-time Campus Safety Officer is responsible for ensuring each building and the general campus has a safe and clean environment. He or she is responsible for working with city police when necessary to keep Baker’s property protected and with the student development staff as needed. He or she records the daily or nightly routine and reports problems listed on the security report form. This position will fill gaps in 24/7 coverage and may be called in on short notice.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Baker University, Human Resources Department, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006, or employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant Professor of Sports Administration | Posted Sept. 12, 2019

Baker University’s Department of Business and Economics (hereafter Department) seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of sports administration, beginning August 2020.  A strong candidate will have teaching expertise in multiple fields such as sports management, sports leadership, sports marketing, finance, and sports law. Of particular interest is a candidate with strong quantitative skills and familiarity with sports applications using social media and digital marketing. The teaching load is 4/4. A passion for undergraduate teaching and an appreciation for the role of the sports administration curriculum in a liberal arts setting is also essential. Strong candidates will show evidence of providing effective support and guidance for students pursuing internships, and display an eagerness to actively engage with the Kansas City–area sports community. 

Founded by a Methodist bishop in 1858, Baker is the oldest university in Kansas. The Department is part of the University’s College of Arts and Sciences, located in Baldwin City, Kansas. The Department offers majors in accounting, business, economics, international business, and sports administration. 

This position is tenure track and at the assistant professor rank. Eligible candidates will be considered based on their (1) teaching experience and (2) demonstrated ability to foster student engagement and success. This position requires a master’s-level degree in sports administration with a minor or concentration in business, or a master’s-level degree in a business-related discipline. A doctoral degree is preferred. 

A description of the sports administration program is available at www.bakeru.edu/sports-administration.

Applications including cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement of teaching philosophy, and names with contact information for three references should be sent to employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe PDF formats. Queries may be sent to Dr. Judith Smrha, Chair of the Business and Economics Department and Search Committee Chair (jsmrha@bakeru.edu). Review of application materials will begin November 1. EOE.

Custodial Position – Full Time | Posted Aug. 29, 2019

The custodian will be trained in a variety of duties including general cleaning and sanitation of bath areas; general floor care and cleaning, both carpeted and hard-surface floors; operating and maintaining mechanical and electrical equipment used in floor maintenance; collecting and removing all trash from public and service areas; moving furniture, appliances, and supplies in and out of residence halls as directed; and setting up equipment and furniture for special programs.

If you are looking for a rewarding and dynamic career look no farther than Baker University. Baker offers great benefits to employees with paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement program, medical and dental insurance as well as life insurance. Baker University also offers educational opportunities for eligible employees. Baker is a great place to work!

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and list of three references to Baker University, Human Resource Department, and PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS. 66006 or electronically at employment@wildcat.bakerU.edu.  Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Paper applications can be obtained at 618 Eighth Street, Office #4.  Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Custodial Position – Part Time | Posted Aug. 26, 2019

The part-time custodian will be trained in a variety of duties including general cleaning and sanitation of bath areas; general floor care and cleaning, both carpeted and hard-surface floors; operating and maintaining mechanical and electrical equipment used in floor maintenance; collecting and removing all trash from public and service areas; moving furniture, appliances, and supplies in and out of residence halls as directed; and setting up equipment and furniture for special programs.

If you are looking for a rewarding and dynamic career look no farther than Baker University. Baker offers great benefits to employees with paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement program, medical and dental insurance as well as life insurance. Baker University also offers educational opportunities for eligible employees. Baker is a great place to work!

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and list of three references to Baker University, Human Resource Department, and PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS. 66006 or electronically at employment@wildcat.bakerU.edu.  Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Paper applications can be obtained at 618 Eighth Street, Office #4.  Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant Professor of Public Relations | Posted Aug. 26, 2019

Baker University’s Department of Mass Media invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Public Relations, beginning August 2020. The successful candidate will have expertise in mass media with an emphasis in public relations. A passion for undergraduate teaching and an appreciation for the role of the mass media curriculum in a liberal arts setting is also essential. In addition to leading the public relations track the successful candidate will contribute to the department’s core curriculum.

The department’s mass media program, a regional leader in online student media, is home to award-winning student-operated journalism and broadcasting programs, as well as a public relations emphasis that underscores hands-on experiences for students. The major is structured around tracks in digital media, public relations, and sports communication.

Candidates with professional PR experience and doctorate in hand by August 2020 preferred; ABD and MA/MS considered. Application will include cover letter, separate statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three academic or professional references. Candidates should submit materials to the Human Resources Department, Baker University, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006 or by email at employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe PDF formats. Direct questions to Dr. Joe Watson, Professor of Mass Media and Chair of the Department of Mass Media and Visual Arts, at Joe.Watson@bakeru.edu. EOE.

Mealman Endowed Chair of Business Leadership and Innovation | Posted July 12, 2019

Baker University’s Department of Business and Economics (hereafter department) seeks applications and nominations for the William Everett and Mary Ellen Mealman Endowed Chair of Business Leadership and Innovation. Mr. Mealman is a Baker graduate and chairman of the board of PBI/Gordon Corp. Founded by a Methodist bishop in 1858, Baker is the oldest university in Kansas. The department is part of the university’s College of Arts and Sciences, located in Baldwin City, Kansas. The department offers majors in accounting, business, economics, international business, and sports administration. 

This position may be tenure-track and full-professor rank. Eligible candidates will be considered based on their (1) demonstrated appreciation for business leadership and innovation, (2) ongoing research and/or consulting concerning the business community, and (3) teaching experience.  A doctoral degree in a business-related discipline is preferred. 

The position’s responsibilities include (1) actively engage with the greater Kansas City business community in meaningful ways that promote the interests of students, department, and university; (2) teach courses that demonstrate the importance of business leadership and innovation; (3) coordinate with the university’s Office of Development in producing an annual event that celebrates business leadership and innovation with awards given to leaders in the business community and students; and (4) develop relationships with potential donors that will advance the department’s (and indeed the university’s) mission and academic reputation.   

Applications including cover letter (including salary expectations), resume, and names with contact information for five references should be sent to employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe PDF formats. Queries may be sent to Prof Lowell Jacobsen, Search Committee Chair (LJacobsen@bakeru.edu). Review of applications will continue until position is filled for the academic year commencing August 2020.  EOE

To complete the application process, submit the applicant data record.

Jobs at Baker University

Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and hires only the highest caliber of faculty, administrators and support staff. Baker University offers its employees an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental, life insurance, a retirement plan and a generous tuition benefit for full-time employees. See links at left for a complete list of Baker University job openings.

It is the policy of Baker University to afford equal opportunity for all persons without distinction or discrimination because of an individual’s race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law, while making every reasonable effort to comply with the discipline of the United Methodist Church.

Teaching Opportunities | School of Professional & Graduate Studies

The Support of Dynamic Part-Time Faculty Enables Us to . . .

  • Provide instruction that is relevant, current and application based
  • Contribute to the development and competency of diverse students in the community
  • Serve students in more locations

Areas of Instruction

  • Business and Management
  • General Education
  • Leadership
  • Liberal Arts

Delivered Online & at Our Overland Park Campus

To complete the application process, submit the applicant data record.

Teaching Requirements

The process for selecting SPGS faculty involves several development levels in identifying qualified faculty members and assessing their diverse areas of skill. The process begins by examining academic credentials and reviewing relevant experience.

Each prospective faculty member must submit an application and corresponding documents (including official transcripts, resumes and application form). Applications are screened continuously by the SPGS Learning Services department.

Based on a review of credentials, a potential candidate may be invited to participate in Baker Academy, the SPGS selection process for new instructors. The following criteria are used in determining which candidates are invited to participate in the Baker Academy:

Required

  • Master’s degree
  • Terminal degree to teach at the graduate level
  • Knowledge of specialized content: at least 18 graduate credit hours in content area
  • Strong interpersonal skills: enthusiasm for teaching, caring for students, patience with students and diverse populations
  • Willingness to participate in professional development and continuing education

Preferred

  • Terminal degree
  • Professional experience in content area
  • Experience teaching adult and accelerated courses
  • Experience working with a learning management system

The identification of applicants invited to participate in Baker Academy is also determined based on SPGS instructional needs. Learning Services staff will review potential candidates’ official transcripts, resumes, and application forms with SPGS instructional needs in mind.

Faculty selection procedures are structured to assess a candidate’s ability to effectively facilitate student learning. Candidates must also demonstrate technical proficiency when using Baker University’s learning management system, Moodle.

Baker Academy

The Baker Academy prepares potential adjunct faculty to become quality online and blended course instructors for Baker University. It also gives Baker administrators an opportunity to get to know potential adjunct instructors in order to determine their fit with Baker University. The Academy covers Baker’s standards regarding expectations for course delivery, video use, and best practices in online and blended teaching and learning.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in the online classroom, review standards and expectations for course delivery, become familiar with Baker’s best practices and standards rubrics, and view a variety of videos explaining the specifics of Moodle.

Baker Academy Goals

The academy will accomplish the following:

  • Introduce participants to Baker’s standards and expectations for online and blended instruction
  • Expose participants to the environment of an online classroom, which will cover communication, technology, scenarios, grades, feedback, assessments and creations
  • Provide participants with best practices and standards for online and blended instruction
  • Provide participants with a variety of videos explaining the specifics of Moodle
  • Explain the importance of module consistency with reference to the four steps involving the metacognitive process

Baker Academy Overview

Baker Academy sessions are scheduled throughout the year. Upon completion of this selection process, candidates will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate effective communication
  • Describe their communication plan and approach
  • Identify Moodle’s formats for communicating with students
  • Incorporate imagery into a class shell
  • Bring outside resources into a class shell
  • Demonstrate an understanding of best practices in online and blended teaching and learning
  • Implement strategies for working with students
  • Use Moodle in providing feedback to students on assignments
  • Develop content for the week following the metacognitive process for each module

Candidates will begin Baker Academy by completing two weeks of online training in best practice instructional strategies. After these two weeks, candidates will demonstrate instructional strategies in a face-to-face presentation. Upon successful completion of weeks one, two and three, selected candidates will be invited to complete week four of Baker Academy. Week four will consist of a weeklong online orientation to Baker University. This orientation will focus on policies, procedures, resources, and Baker University history.

Selection of Current Faculty for Other Modalities

If current faculty members are interested in teaching in a new modality, faculty should contact the assistant director of Learning Services. The assistant director of Learning Services will review the faculty member’s teaching experience and past student and peer evaluations. Selected faculty candidates will then be invited to participate in a selection process and a course observation experience.

Once all steps of faculty review are completed, selected faculty members are eligible to be offered teaching opportunities in the appropriate modality on a course-by-course basis as needed for Baker’s various programs.

Teaching Opportunities | School of Education Graduate Programs

Teaching Opportunities

Baker University’s School of Education continually seeks qualified professionals to teach in our graduate programs. Adjunct professors for these programs must hold at least a master’s degree and be able to offer first-hand professional knowledge relevant to the course. Explore opportunities for teaching highly motivated educators.

To complete the application process, submit the applicant data record.

CONTACT US

Human Resources
PO Box 65
Baldwin City, KS 66006
employment@wildcat.bakerU.edu

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