Title: Associate Dean of Students (Psychologist)
Date: January 19, 2017
Department: Student Life

Bridgewater College is seeking a dynamic and collaborative mental health professional with a depth and breadth of experience in holistic health initiatives. Reporting to the Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, and working with a team of wellness, health, and mental health professionals, the Associate Dean of Students will serve as a member of the Student Life leadership team, and have primary responsibility for developing a culture of integrative wellness and direct oversight of the College’s Counseling Services. In addition to supervising the College Counselor, the Associate Dean is responsible for both health and wellness services, supervising the Director for Health Services, and a reimagined Wellness program, led by the Wellness Education Director. Duties may require occasional evening and weekend availability on campus and require ability to respond to urgent situations by phone or email on evenings and weekends.

Education & Experience

  • Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Work or Counseling and Guidance from an APA-accredited program and hold valid clinical licensure as a psychologist, or be licensed eligible in the state of Virginia by the state Board of Psychology. The Associate Dean must meet APA criteria to supervise doctoral students.
  • Credentialing as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia required within six months of hire, in order to maintain and supervise a growing master’s training program; licensure date may be subject to negotiation but continued employment is contingent upon obtaining the LPC.
  • Experience working with the college student population and higher education, preferably at a liberal arts, residential institution.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing best practices in college health and wellness.
  • Prior administrative and supervisory experience.

Skills & Abilities

  • A high level of personal and professional integrity, strong sense of ethics, and respect for privacy and confidentiality.
  • Effectively manage and appropriately triage crises.
  • Analytical skills to research and analyze data and information from a variety of sources to make sound recommendations and decisions.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, written communication, and public speaking skills and ability to lead group discussions.
  • Set priorities to achieve objectives and to manage multiple, diverse assignments/projects.

General Information

Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia and has an educational philosophy of developing the whole person and equipping students to become leaders with a strong sense of personal accountability and civic responsibility. The College offers 63 majors and minors, 29 concentrations and emphases, pre-professional programs, dual degree programs, teacher education and certification, and its first graduate program in athletic training.  Bridgewater’s growing enrollment includes students from 30 states and eight countries. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, and sponsors 22 intercollegiate athletic teams and an equestrian team that competes in the IHSA.

The beautiful and vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater in the midst of the Shenandoah Valley. It is conveniently situated to provide easy access to both Washington D.C. and Richmond, each only two hours away. The area is a desirable locale for people who enjoy sports and outdoor activities. An excellent school system, a healthy business environment, the state's lowest crime rate, and the natural beauty of the region draw many graduates back to the area. The College enjoys tremendous support from the local community.

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Application

Please complete our online application and attach a cover letter, resume and include the names and contact information (email and mobile phone) for three references. 

Deadline  

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.


Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider, committed to employing a diverse faculty and staff, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups.

 

Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Economics and Business Administration (Specialization in Finance, Business Administration, and Information Systems)
Date: January 4, 2017
Department: Economics and Business Administration

The Department of Economics and Business Administration seeks a full-time tenure-track Assistant of Associate Professor of Economics and Business Administration beginning August 2017.

Successful candidates will be an ABD candidate at minimum, however, a Ph.D. or D.B.A. in a business related field is strongly preferred. We seek candidates with specialization in areas of Finance, Business Administration, and Information Systems. Candidates with practical business experience or past teaching experience will be preferred.  The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses in the field of business administration such as Principles of Finance, Management Science, Principles of Information Systems, and Strategic Management.

Mission

Bridgewater College is a residential liberal arts college of almost 1900 students with a vibrant core curriculum and a growing focus on undergraduate research. The College emphasizes creativity and innovation in pedagogy and research.  Successful faculty members are dedicated to advising and mentoring students, contributing to campus-wide faculty initiatives, and maintaining an active research agenda. Bridgewater seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our commitment to liberal learning, and so application materials should address how you might contribute to the College’s liberal arts mission or ways that this mission informs your vocation as teacher and scholar.

General Information

Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia and has an educational philosophy of developing the whole person and equipping students to become leaders with a strong sense of personal accountability and civic responsibility. The College offers 63 majors and minors, 29 concentrations and emphases, pre-professional programs, dual degree programs, teacher education and certification, and its first graduate program in athletic training.  Bridgewater’s growing enrollment includes students from 30 states and eight countries. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, and sponsors 22 intercollegiate athletic teams and an equestrian team that competes in the IHSA.

The beautiful and vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater in the midst of the Shenandoah Valley. It is conveniently situated to provide easy access to both Washington D.C. and Richmond, each only two hours away. The area is a desirable locale for people who enjoy sports and outdoor activities. An excellent school system, a healthy business environment, the state's lowest crime rate, and the natural beauty of the region draw many graduates back to the area. The College enjoys tremendous support from the local community.

For Additional Information

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Application

Please complete our online application and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Three letters of recommendation should be forwarded to Courtney Ritchie, administrative assistant to the provost and vice president for academic affairs, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Deadline  

To receive full consideration, application materials should be received by February 15, 2017.


Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider, committed to employing a diverse faculty and staff, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups.

 

R. Jeff Postans '79

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Jeff Postans came to Bridgewater College thinking he would major in biology and pursue a career in forestry. He left with a degree in business administration and friendships he would treasure for a lifetime. “I felt that I was part of the community. The interaction with the professors and staff at Bridgewater was extremely important to me. Having a wide variety of classes also helped me to appreciate and, to some degree, be able to talk about a variety of subjects,” Postans said.

For the past 36 years, Postans has been employed with the Virginia Department of Taxation. He is now a Senior Auditor, managing a team of five auditors in the Southside area of Virginia. He is also active in his community and his church, Farmville United Methodist Church. He is the chair of the Board of Directors and the Mission Coordinator for the Wesleyan Campus Ministry that is active at Longwood University and Hampden-Sydney College.

Postans is also actively involved as a Bridgewater College alumnus. He is currently the secretary of the BC Alumni Association and has organized several tailgate events at away football games. “Coming back on campus has always been like coming home to me. Just to walk around and relive the sights and sounds of my time here is fabulous. There are times that I will think back and get teary eyed when all the memories come rushing in.”

Title: Assistant Professor of English
Date: December 22, 2016
Department: English

The Department of English seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with expertise in writing beginning August 2017.

Mission

Bridgewater College is a residential liberal arts college of almost 1900 students with a vibrant core curriculum and a growing focus on undergraduate research. The College emphasizes creativity and innovation in pedagogy and research. Successful faculty members are dedicated to advising and mentoring students, contributing to campus-wide faculty initiatives, and maintaining an active research agenda. Bridgewater seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our commitment to liberal learning, and so application materials should address how you might contribute to the College’s liberal arts mission or ways that this mission informs your vocation as teacher and scholar.

Job Summary

Responsibilities include teaching composition and upper-level writing courses and may include the development of new courses or programs in persuasive writing, writing for the web, collaborative writing, and professional writing, etc.

Qualifications

Qualified applicants will have completed all course work towards Ph.D. with exception of Dissertation (ABD), Ph.D. completed by August 1, 2017 is preferred. Previous experience and/or course work in Professional Writing, Writing and Rhetoric, English, writing across the curriculum, writing with technology preferred.

General Information

Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia and has an educational philosophy of developing the whole person and equipping students to become leaders with a strong sense of personal accountability and civic responsibility. The College offers 63 majors and minors, 29 concentrations and emphases, pre-professional programs, dual degree programs, teacher education and certification, and its first graduate program in athletic training. Bridgewater’s growing enrolment includes students from 30 states and eight countries. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, and sponsors 22 intercollegiate athletic teams and an equestrian team that competes in the IHSA.

The beautiful and vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater in the midst of the Shenandoah Valley. It is conveniently situated to provide easy access to both Washington D.C. and Richmond, each only two hours away. The area is a desirable locale for people who enjoy sports and outdoor activities. An excellent school system, a healthy business environment, the state's lowest crime rate, and the natural beauty of the region draw many graduates back to the area. The College enjoys tremendous support from the local community.

For Additional Information

Contact Jeff Pierson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Application

Please complete our online application and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Three letters of recommendation should be forwarded to Courtney Ritchie, administrative assistant to the provost and vice president for academic affairs, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Deadline  

To receive full consideration, application materials should be received by February 1, 2017.


Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider, committed to employing a diverse faculty and staff, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups.

 

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