Human Resources

Employment Opportunities

Employment at Hillsdale College brings with it excellent working conditions, an outstanding benefits package and participation in a high educational mission.

Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of French

Hillsdale College seeks an Assistant Professor in French to commence August 2015. Full-time tenure-track position.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of the appointment.  Generalists desired with demonstrated excellence in teaching language and literature at all undergraduate levels, native or near-native proficiency in French and English, and evidence of scholarly potential.  An interest in study abroad is a plus.  All courses are taught in the target language.

Hillsdale College is a selective, independent, four-year liberal arts college. Hillsdale has traditionally upheld two concepts: academic excellence and institutional independence. Applicants should familiarize themselves with the College’s Mission Statement and address in their cover letter their interest and ability to teach in light of its principles.

Send application, vita, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), three letters of recommendation to Dr. Marie-Claire Morellec, Professor, French Department, Hillsdale C., Hillsdale, MI. 49242. For consideration in time for interviews at the MLA conference, applications must be received no later than December 1. EOE.

Hillsdale College Tenure Track Faculty Position

Applications are invited for a tenure track assistant professor position which starts August 2015.  A commitment to teaching of undergraduate non-majors and physics majors is essential.  A Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field is required.

Hillsdale College, is a private, well-endowed, co-educational, liberal arts school of 1450 students.  It is located on a 200 acre site in a beautiful, small Michigan town.  The physics department is well equipped and has 19,000 sq. ft. of floor space.  Salary is competitive with similar schools. 

Candidates should also submit statements on their teaching philosophy, plans for undergraduate research, and professional goals.  Applicants should familiarize themselves with the College’s Mission Statement (http://www.hillsdale.edu/about/history/mission.asp) and include in their letters a detailed response to the mission, addressing their interest and ability to teach in light of its commitments.  Copies of college and graduate school transcripts should be submitted. Three letters of reference are required. Electronic submissions welcome.  More information can be found at:  http://www.hillsdale.edu/hr/jobs.   

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.  Send application materials to Mrs. Cindy Hoard, Science Division Secretary, Hillsdale College, 33 E. College St., Hillsdale, MI 49242, choard@hillsdale.edu, (517) 437-7341 X2390, Fax (517) 607-2252.  Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Kenneth Hayes, Physics Dept. Chair, khayes@hillsdale.edu, 517-607-2385. 

Hillsdale College Politics Faculty Position

The Department of Politics & The Van Andel Graduate School of Statesmanship at Hillsdale College invite application for a tenure-track faculty position (rank open), beginning August, 2015. Teaching responsibilities will primarily be in Political Philosophy (specialization open), so candidates should have a strong backround in that area. Additional teaching specialties are welcome, including American Thought/Politics and International Relations (or comparative politics or American Foreign Policy). Applicants should be aware that their teaching responsibilities will range from an introductory core course for freshmen and sophomores to gradaute level classes. Since the Department services a graduate program, candidates will also need to have a record of scholarly publication.

Hillsdale College is a small (1400 students) independent college of liberal arts, dedicated to excellence in teaching & advising students. Applicants should familiarize themselves with the College's mission statement. The College considers itself a trustee of man’s intellectual and spiritual inheritance from the Judeo-Christian faith and Greco-Roman philosophy, a heritage finding its clearest expression in the American experiment of self-government under law.

Complete applications will include: (a) letter of application, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) transcripts, (d) three up-to-date letters of recommendation, (e) a statement of teaching & research interests & (f) samples of writings/publications. Within the statement of teaching & research interests there should be detailed response to the College’s Mission Statement that includes a discussion of the candidate’s ability to teach in the light of its commitments. For a copy of the Mission Statement, and further information on the graduate program, visit www.hillsdale.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send all application materials by e-mail or land mail to Dr. Mickey Craig, Chairman, Department of Politics, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI 49242. E-mail submissions may be addressed to mcraig@hillsdale.edu. Salary Competitive. PhD required. EOE.

Biochemistry Position at Hillsdale College

The Chemistry Department at Hillsdale College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in biochemistry. The position starts August 2015 and requires passionate commitment to teaching and research at the undergraduate level. Hillsdale is a thriving, collegial, ACS-approved department with outstanding students and facilities. Each year we graduate 15-25 majors in chemistry and biochemistry. We seek an enthusiastic colleague to join in teaching expanding courses in biochemistry and related areas. The ideal applicant will also have strengths and experience in analytical or physical chemistry so as to be able to teach a foundational course in one of those branches of chemistry in addition to all levels of undergraduate biochemistry. The new faculty member is also likely to share in teaching either general chemistry or the liberal arts core chemistry course. Research area is open but must be suitable for undergraduate participation. Ph.D. required. Applications must be received by Dec. 1, 2014 and include cover letter, response to college Mission Statement (see below), CV, teaching experience and philosophy, research proposal, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Submissions may be electronic (PDF) to mnussbaum@hillsdale.edu or by mail to Dr. Mark Nussbaum, Chemistry Dept. Chair, Hillsdale College, 33 E. College St., Hillsdale, MI 49242 (USA). For additional information see the chemistry web page at http://www.hillsdale.edu/academics/majors/chemistry.asp or contact Dr. Nussbaum at (517) 607-2612 or via e-mail.

Hillsdale College, founded in 1844, is a selective, independent, four-year liberal arts college of 1,400 students. Hillsdale has traditionally upheld two concepts: academic excellence and institutional independence. Applicants should familiarize themselves with the college’s Mission Statement (http://www.hillsdale.edu/about/history/mission.asp) and include in their letter a response to the mission, addressing their interest and ability to teach in light of its commitments. EOE

One Tenure-Track Position Available in Mathematics

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in mathematics or applied mathematics at the assistant professor level beginning in August 2015.

Candidates for this position are required to have a Ph. D. in mathematics by the time of appointment and to be willing to teach various undergraduate mathematics courses.

Candidates must also have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduate mathematics.  Duties for this position include teaching three courses per semester at all levels of undergraduate mathematics.  The Department offers majors in both mathematics and computational mathematics and graduates approximately 15 majors per year.   

Hillsdale College, founded in 1844, is an independent, coeducational, four-year liberal arts college of 1,400 students.  Hillsdale has traditionally upheld two concepts:  academic excellence and institutional independence.  Applicants should familiarize themselves with the College’s Mission Statement (http://www.hillsdale.edu/about/history/mission.asp) and include in their application a response to the mission, addressing their interest and ability to teach in view of its commitments.

Candidates should apply electronically at http://www.mathjobs.org.  Complete applications include a personal statement addressing the applicant’s teaching philosophy, qualifications for the position, and a response to the College’s Mission Statement; a research statement; curriculum vitae; graduate transcript; a short summary of teaching evaluations; and at least three letters of recommendation.

For any additional information, contact Sam Webster via e-mail at swebster@hillsdale.edu.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled or closed.  We will be interviewing candidates at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio in January.  EOE

Staff Positions

Gift and Estate Planning Aide

This person will interact with current and potential donors and must have a pleasant and professional manner on the phone and in person. Experience in a law office or tax firm is desirable but not required.

Qualifications include excellent computer/word processing and secretarial skills. Applicants must possess above-average writing, grammar and proofreading skills. Must be organized, possess an excellent work ethic, a positive attitude, work with minimum supervision, and meet deadlines. Must be able to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.

Email cover letter, resume and three references to employment@hillsdale.edu

Web Developer

Responsibilities include administering College web presence, infrastructure, server (IIS); maintain, develop, and implement enhancements to the current web site; create and maintain links between web applications and core systems. Develop a strategy to work with all College offices and departments, to promote the College’s message to provide our constituents with accurate, timely, web based content and services

Characteristics: Problem solving, organization, work with minimal supervision, teamwork, adapt and support change.  In depth working knowledge of HTML, ASP, ASP.NET, CSS, Photoshop, VB Script, Java, JavaScript, CMS, Windows Server, IIS, (Apache Tomcat), web-enabled DB environments, performance monitoring, web use/ tracking & reporting.

A Bachelor's degree and two or more years of related experience and/or training are needed or an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
Email cover letter, resume and three references to employment@hillsdale.edu or mail to Hillsdale College, Hiring Coordinator, 33 E. College Street, Hillsdale, MI 49242.

Part Time Jobs (no benefits)

Dow Center Hotel Guest Services Team Member

Responsibilities include housekeeping in guest rooms, meeting rooms, public areas, and restrooms as well as conference room set-ups, laundry, and front desk operations.

Must provide excellent customer service and perform job duties with attention to detail, speed, and accuracy and be a self-motivator who is able to follow directions thoroughly. Individual must be able to work flexible start/stop times, including weekends, based on occupancy and customer needs.

Dow Center Hotel Weekend Night Auditor

Hours for this night position are Saturday and Sunday 11:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. Primary duties are to analyze and process the daily work of the hotel and conference center while handling front desk operations. Basic office skills, an understanding of general math, experience using a computer along with bookkeeping/accounting a must.

This person must provide excellent customer service, be able to multi-task, perform job duties with attention to detail, speed and accuracy and be a self-motivator who is able to follow directions thoroughly. The person also must be a team player and able to help in other guest services and housekeeping areas as needed. Individual must be able to work flexible start/stop times, including weekends, based on occupancy and customer needs.

Please email cover letter, resume, and three references to employment@hillsdale.edu or mail to Hillsdale College, 33 E. College Street, Hillsdale Michigan 49242 and indicate which position you are interested in.

Cook

This part-time position with benefits requires meal planning, grocery shopping, and preparing lunch and dinner five days a week during the school year for approximately 40 people. Must have ability to work well with the house director in coordinating meals and events. Required qualifications include a high school diploma and two years’ experience in complete meal preparation; or an equivalent combination of education and training sufficient to perform the job.

Email résumé and three references to employment@hillsdale.edu or mail to Hillsdale College, Attn: Hiring Coordinator, 33 E. College, Hillsdale, Michigan 49242.

Hillsdale College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).