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Mail Room/Print Shop

Posted January 13, 2017

This position shall be responsible for preforming routine activities and duties related to the operation and support of the College Mailroom and Print Shop.  This is a full-time, 12 month, non-exempt staff position.

Receive, sort, and meter of incoming and outgoing mail; Deliver packages and mail to assigned departments daily, including driving golf cart to make deliveries around campus; Receive, log and send email confirmations for packages to faculty, staff, and students; Prepare and maintain postage, printing, and package spreadsheets in Excel; Maintain supply levels for Mailroom and Print Shop and reorder as needed; Procure and distribute office supplies for faculty and staff on a weekly basis.  In addition, perform various printing/copying/binding duties for faculty and staff, including emergency job requests; Create and implement accountability system for printing/copying/binding.


High school graduate or equivalent plus related experience, preferably in a college setting.  Qualified candidates will possess excellent customer service, written, and organizational skills.  Candidates must be able to multitask in a fast pace work environment and must be thorough and efficient in completing tasks on-time and accurately.  Technical skills include intermediate knowledge of Microsoft (Word and Excel).  The ability to lift up to 50 pounds and work in a multicultural environment is essential. 

How to Apply
Candidates should submit cover letter, resume, salary requirements and three letters of reference to Pam Hasan at phasan@ursuline.edu. Deadline for application is January 23, 2017.

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Vice President for Academic Affairs

Posted December 21, 2016


Ursuline College seeks a committed, visionary, experienced leader to serve as Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA).  As the chief academic officer of the College, the VPAA reports directly to the President and serves on President’s Council.  With responsibility for developing and maintaining the College’s standards of academic excellence, the VPAA oversees all faculty, academic programs, academic accreditation's, and academic budgets.

The following report directly to the VPAA:
•    The Deans of the Schools of Arts & Sciences; Nursing; Graduate and Professional Studies
•    The Directors of Besse Library, Wasmer Art Gallery, IT, Academic Services, Ursuline Studies Program core curriculum (USP),  Ursuline College Adult Program (UCAP)
•    Academic Affairs office staff

Information about Ursuline College

The Mission of Ursuline College is to offer holistic education that transforms students for service, leadership and professional excellence by providing undergraduate and graduate programs that foster lifelong learning and personal wisdom in an environment characterized by a Catholic and Ursuline heritage, women-centered learning, values-based curricula, and inclusive, global perspective.

Ursuline College was established in Cleveland in 1871 by Ursuline Sisters who had come from France 20 years earlier to establish Catholic schools. As the first Catholic women’s college in Ohio and one of the first in the United States, Ursuline, with an enrollment of 1,150 students, is now the single women-focused college in the state.

Diversity is an essential element of the College’s Catholic and Ursuline heritage. Nearly 33% of its undergraduate students are persons of color, and approximately 37% are the first in their family to attend college. Some 39% of Ursuline students are of non-traditional age.  Nearly 50% are eligible for federal Pell Grants, and 31% are from families whose income is below the federal poverty level.

Under an academic structure with three Schools and the Ursuline College Adult Program (UCAP), the College offers 30 undergraduate majors anchored in a well-established core curriculum, the Ursuline Studies Program (USP).  At the graduate level, it offers Master’s degrees in 10 programs, plus a Doctor of Nursing Practice, which was inaugurated in 2009.  The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and by accrediting bodies in business, education, nursing, and art therapy.   The College hosts eleven athletics teams in NCAA Division II and a wide range of student activities as opportunities for student development and leadership. 

In colleague-ship with faculty and administrators, the VPAA advances the mission and strategic plan of the College.


•    Leading innovation and excellence in academic programming
•    Formulating programs and policies to improve student academic resources, services, and activities
•    Championing access, diversity, and cultural competence on an inclusive campus
•    Inspiring faculty with high standards of teaching, advising, service, and scholarship
•    Enhancing faculty development opportunities
•    Fostering collegiality and effective communication within and among all areas, with clear expectations for accountability
•    Proactively developing external partnerships to promote the College’s academic goals, student recruitment, and fund-raising

•    Leading academic budget planning to optimize revenues and contain expenses
•    Coordinating faculty recruitment, appointments, and inculturation
•    Reviewing faculty performance and making recommendations for promotion, tenure, and, when needed, dismissal
•    Handling student academic complaints in accord with College policies
•    Performing other duties as needed to accomplish the College’s goals

•    Aligning academic resources with the strategic plan of the College
•    Implementing high-impact practices in teaching and learning to improve student success, retention, and graduation
•    Establishing and meeting quantitative metrics for continuous quality improvement in all academic areas
•    Overseeing accreditation processes for relevant accrediting bodies
•    In partnership with the College’s compliance officer, assuring adherence to all state and federal regulations

The Vice President for Academic Affairs is a full-time, 12-month position.  The position carries faculty status and is non-tenured.  The VPAA is expected to begin on 1 July 2017.

•    Earned doctorate, Ph.D. preferred, in a discipline represented at the College or a closely related field
•    Substantial record of leadership in an academic administrative position at the level of dean or above
•    Appropriate record of distinguished teaching, scholarship, and service
•    Demonstrated experience with pathways to student success
•    Evidence of mission-based commitment to diversity and inclusion
•    Successful record of fund-raising and external partnership development

How to Apply
Applications, to be submitted electronically, should include a c.v., a letter of interest that addresses the responsibilities and requirements above, and the names and contact information for three references.  No references will be contacted without the express permission of the applicant.  Formal review of applications will begin on 1 February 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions and applications should be directed to Kelli Knaus, Director of Human Resources at kknaus@ursuline.edu.

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Faculty, English

Posted December 21, 2016


The College is accepting applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, renewable position serving the English Department in the School of Arts and Sciences for the 2017–2018 academic year.  The contract position will run from August 15, 2017-June 15, 2018.

The primary instructional responsibility for this position is teaching two English courses and two freshman composition courses (total of twelve credit hours) per semester.  Teaching responsibilities in the English department will cover a wide range of undergraduate courses, from the one hundred through the four-hundred level, which include American, European, and world literature.

For this position, a Ph.D. in English is preferred.  Candidates must give evidence of successful teaching experience, particularly in the areas of literature, composition, and on-line learning. In addition, candidates must possess the ability to work within an inclusive community. A commitment to the mission of the College as a Catholic, women-focused institution of higher learning is essential.

How to Apply
Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Paula Fruehling, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Arts and Sciences, Ursuline College 2550 Lander Road, Pepper Pike, OH 44124.  E-mail address: pfruehling@ursuline.edu.  Deadline for application is January 31, 2017.

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Faculty, Part-Time, Undergraduate Art Therapy Program

Posted December 21, 2017

The College is accepting applications for a Pro-Rata (part time) Faculty position serving the Art Therapy Program in the School of Arts and Sciences for the 2017–2018 academic year.  The contract position will run from August 15, 2017-June 15, 2018.

The responsibilities for the position include
o    Teaching assigned courses on the following topics:  Introduction to Art Therapy, Art Therapy Applications, Media and Methods, Introduction to Fiber Art Therapy, Imagery and Meaning, and Field Placement.  Position requires teaching a total of 12 credits per academic year.
o    Advising students.
o    Campus committee support.
o    Assisting with curriculum development, program assessment, marketing and recruiting.


The qualified candidate will possess a minimum master’s degree in art therapy and current ATR credentials. ATR-BC or ATCS credentials are preferred.  PhD or equivalent is preferred.  Relevant clinical experience (minimum 7 years) and teaching experience at the undergraduate level (minimum 2 years) are both required.

Candidates must have excellent communication skills, mature judgement, and demonstrated success working within an inclusive community.  A commitment to the mission of the College as a Catholic, women-focused institution of higher learning is essential.

How to Apply
Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 current professional references to Paula Fruehling, Administrative Assistant for the School of Arts and Sciences, Ursuline College, 2550 Lander Road, Pepper Pike, OH  44124.  Application materials may be submitted via email to pfruehling@ursuline.edu.  Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2017.

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