Employment

At LaGrange College, you'll find faculty and staff committed to providing the very best educational experience. But more than that, you'll find a caring and supportive community.

If you'd like to join our family, browse the current open positions below.

LaGrange College does not discriminate against any applicant or student on the basis of race, age, sex, religion, national origin,  disability or veteran status.


Faculty Appointment, Exercise Science

LaGrange College announces an opening in the Department of Exercise Science. Candidates whose credentials include significant experience may also be considered for the position of Department Chair. This is a full-time, tenure-track position (rank open) with a start date of 1 August 2014, and will involve the teaching of a wide range of courses leading to the BS degree in Exercise Science (with concentrations in allied health and fitness/wellness). Candidates should have the ability to teach biomechanics, physiology of exercise, exercise assessment and prescription, as well as health-related courses in the general education curriculum and a shared responsibility for the introductory course for the majors. The LaGrange College program in Exercise Science, in only its second year, is the fastest growing major on campus. The degree program in Exercise Science has a strong infrastructure and dedicated institutional support. Candidates must hold the doctoral degree in Exercise Science or a related discipline by the start date, though highly qualified ABD candidates will be considered. Candidates who wish to be considered for the position of Department Chair will be able to demonstrate strong entrepreneurial skills to continue the development and growth of a young program, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and be able to interact effectively with a diverse group of students, staff, faculty, alumni, donors, industry partners, and community. Please submit electronically a letter of interest, a current CV, and the names of at least three professional references to the Senior Director of Human Resources, Dawn Coker (dcoker@lagrange.edu).

The job profile document is intended to be generic in nature.  It is not intended to specify all duties and responsibilities of any particular position.  Additional job functions and the need to work a flexible work schedule may vary based on specific requirements of the department and the College.


Director of Student Involvement & Service

LaGrange College seeks to hire a Director of Student Involvement Services. Reporting to the Associate Provost and Dean of Student Engagement, the Director of Student Involvement & Service position is a key member of the senior leadership team for the Division of Student Engagement.  A new addition to Student Engagement, this position works with the Dean to provide primary leadership for the College's co-curricular learning program.  Specifically, this position will partner with the Dean to create a comprehensive plan that provides targeted opportunities for student involvement in extracurricular activities which complement in-class learning, foster interpersonal development, and encourage greater commitment to the College.  This position will supervise two professional housing staff members with collateral assignments in the student involvement area (to be determined based on the strengths of the successful candidate), the unit's student employee program, as well as graduate assistant support.  Overall, the Director of Student Involvement & Service position maintains primary leadership or supervisory responsibility for the following areas of the co-curricular learning program: (a) Greek life, (b) Orientation, (c) student organizations, (d) community service, (e) leadership development, and (f) SGA programming.

This is an ideal position for seasoned or relatively new professionals seeking to expand and diversify their skills; energetic and motivated candidates are encouraged to apply for this unique opportunity.  The Director of Student Involvement & Service role is a 12-month position that includes a competitive salary and excellent benefit package.  LaGrange College, the oldest private institution in Georgia founded in 1831, is a vibrant, student-centered liberal arts institution located in beautiful LaGrange, Georgia (45 minutes South of the Atlanta International Airport and within an hour of Auburn, Alabama).

Additional Job Duties:

  • Arrange and manage the annual student involvement fair.
  • Supervise student volunteer and paid student staff, when available; manage the selection as well as training for these student volunteers and employees.
  • Serve as a College conduct officer investigating and adjudicating allegations of student and organizational misconduct in an educational manner that encourages the personal development of the student.
  • Provide leadership and direction for all assessment functions within the Office including periodic assessments to measure how the Office is meeting the needs of students and achieving its educational mission.
  • Assist the Dean in providing Office budgetary oversight and forecasting.
  • Assist the Dean in revising existing policies and developing new policies pertaining to the Office as needed.
  • Participate in the Division's emergency on-call duty rotation as needed.
  • Serve on various College committees and/or task forces as requested.
  • As with all Division of Student Engagement employees, the Director of Student Involvement & Service is expected to engage in continual professional development by maintaining a knowledge of current literature, trends, and best practices in student affairs/higher education administration as well as conducting themselves in a professional manner that promotes the mission of the Division of Student Engagement and the College.

Minimum Qualifications
Either a Bachelor's degree and three years of direct professional student activities experience - or - Master's degree in higher education, student affairs, public administration, counseling, law, or related field from an accredited institution and zero years of professional experience.  Previous advising and/or significant leadership roles in collegiate student organizations, leadership development organizations, community service initiatives, and/or Greek-letter organizations required.  Previous experience organizing large-scale public events and previous experience w ith orientation programs preferred.   Membership as well as prior leadership positions in an IFC, NPC, or NPHC organization is also preferred.  This position requires significant evening and weekend work. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Commitment to the mission of church affiliated liberal arts institutions like LaGrange College.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work evening and weekend hours.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of diversity, inclusion, and social justice in the collegiate setting.
  • Proven record of being able to utilize effective time management, organization, prioritization, and attention to detail while performing multiple duties, often under stress.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, interpersonal, written, as well as oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and execute complex events.
  • Experience advising or prior significant leadership roles in student organizations, student leadership development programs, community service initiatives, SGA, or Greek-letter organizations.
  • Ability to foster relationships across campus and build collaborative programs with faculty.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with current technology and social networking platforms to advertise programs that reach the student body.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the connection between student affairs and the educational mission of the College.
  • Proven record of innovative and strategic thinking as well as a passion for building and adapting programs to meet the changing needs of today's students.

To apply electronically, please submit a letter of application and curriculum vita to khuddleston@lagrange.edu , or you may apply by mail:

Human Resources Office
LaGrange College
601 Broad Street
Campus Mail Box 422
LaGrange, Georgia 30240


Faculty Appointment, Director of Choral Ensembles

LaGrange College announces an opening for a Director of Choral Ensembles, assistant or associate professor, tenure-track, with a start date of 1 August 2014. Rank to be based on credentials and experience. Preference will be given to candidates holding the DMA. Duties will include coordinating and directing the LaGrange College choral music program, teaching undergraduate courses in conducting and in other areas based on experience and preparation, energetically recruiting students, working with the Offices of the Chaplain/Spiritual Life and Church Relations to coordinate performances in regional United Methodist Churches, and participating in service to the department, college, and community.

Please submit a letter of interest addressing relevant experience, CV, all academic transcripts (unofficial), philosophy of teaching statement, list of five references (with addresses, email, and phone information), an example of live, unedited performance (in the best possible format) as an ensemble conductor – from within the last three years – to Karley Huddleston ( khuddleston@lagrange.edu ), Human Resources Specialist, LaGrange College, 601 Broad Street, LaGrange, GA 30240.

The job profile document is intended to be generic in nature. It is not intended to specify all duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Additional job functions and the need to work a flexible work schedule may vary based on specific requirements of the department and the College.


Faculty Appointment, Educational Technology

LaGrange College seeks an instructor for a 12-month, non-tenured track position in its Education Department. The successful candidate will teach educational technology courses for PK-12 learners in the initial certification programs. This faculty member will also teach courses aligned with the edTPA assessment, supervise interns in clinical teaching experiences and assist the Chair of the Department with building school partnerships. This individual will also hold the post of Director of the Learn2Serve Summer Camp. The three-week Learn2Serve Summer Camp is an academically oriented community service experience for 4th to 8th grade children. Responsibilities include recruiting camp teachers and staff, program development, marketing, and admissions.

Qualifications: Applicants must have at least 3 years of PK-12 teaching experience and hold a current teaching certificate. Candidates must have at least one year of experience preparing PK-12 educators to seamlessly integrate the latest technology into PK-12 classroom teaching. Experience as a cooperating classroom teacher and/or as a field supervisor is preferred. Knowledge of teacher performance assessments, such as the edTPA, is desirable. An advanced degree in educational technology, curriculum and instruction or a related field is required.

Please submit electronically a letter of application, a current CV, and three letters of reference to Karley Huddleston ( khuddleston@lagrange.edu ), Human Resources Specialist. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Head Women's Soccer Coach

LaGrange College transforms the lives of its students and its communities. The oldest private college in Georgia, LaGrange seeks to hire Head Coach of Women's Soccer.

The Head Coach of women's soccer is responsible for initiating various aspects of the program, such as recruiting, scheduling opponents, and training squad members. The Head Coach of women's soccer is required to abide by the rules and regulations established by LaGrange College, the USA South Conference, and the NCAA. This is a full-time position. LaGrange College is a member of the NCAA at the Division III level of play.
Essential Duties:

  • Recruit, train, and coach members of the women's soccer program
  • Coordinate the development and promotion of the women's soccer program
  • Generate additional funds for support of the program through the Panther Club
  • Organize and schedule practice sessions
  • Attend department meetings, clinics, and other professional activities to improve coaching performance
  • Oversee the women's soccer program budget
  • Plan the end of season banquet
  • Represent LaGrange College and the women's soccer program in a professional manner.

Secondary Duties:

    Perform any other related duties as assigned by the Athletic Director

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree required, master's degree preferred. A strong commitment to the Student-Athlete concept and a working knowledge of the NCAA rules and regulations is required. Three to five years collegiate coaching experience including effective leadership, communication, coaching and recruiting skills is preferred.

Organizational Relationships:
The Head Coach Women's Soccer reports to the Athletic Director and is a member of the Athletic Department.

To Apply:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply electronically, please submit a cover letter, resume and include contact information for three references to Karley Huddleston, Human Resources Specialist at khuddleston@lagrange.edu .

The job profile document is intended to be generic in nature. It is not intended to specify all duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Additional job functions and the need to work a flexible work schedule may vary based on specific requirements of the department and the College.


Faculty Appointment, Technical Director in the Theatre Department

LaGrange College seeks to hire a tenure-track Technical Director beginning Fall, 2014. Duties include teaching two technical theatre classes per semester, serving as technical director for all Theatre Arts and Musical Theatre productions, with opportunities to serve as the scenic and/or lighting designer for 2-4 shows each year. Production duties are considered in course load distribution. Duties include mentoring student designers, and supervising work-study and practicum students in the construction and installation of all scenic elements. The Technical Director will serve as the facilities manager for Price Theater, coordinating a production schedule and budgets to serve all productions and class performances. Applicant must have thorough knowledge of stage lighting systems, theatrical construction techniques, scenic painting, rigging, and safety procedures. MFA required. Strong energetic leader, good communicator and collaborator invested in growing new Musical Theatre program and actively recruiting and mentoring technical theatre students.

To Apply, applicants must send a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, sample syllabi (if available), contact information for three references, and digital portfolio and/or link to portfolio website, including drafting samples, production photos, examples of budgeting and production calendars.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send all application material to Dawn Coker, Sr. Director of Human Resources, at dcoker@lagrange.edu

Located one hour south of Atlanta, LaGrange is a four-year liberal arts and sciences college offering 54 academic, pre-professional and professional programs. Home to 1,000 students and affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the College is ranked in the top 10 and as one of three "up- and- coming" schools among Southern comprehensive colleges by U.S. News and World Report.

LaGrange College is an equal opportunity employer.
Satisfactory completion of a background screen is required.
Learn more about the community of LaGrange at http://www.lagrangechamber.com .


Assistant Professor in Sociology

LaGrange College seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in sociology, beginning August 2014.

Qualifications/Requirements include a PhD in sociology; doctoral candidates (ABD) will be considered only if the doctoral degree will be completed by the time of appointment. Candidates should show promise of being an effective undergraduate teacher and advisor for students majoring or minoring in Sociology. Candidates are expected to work closely with other disciplines and programs. Primary teaching responsibilities will include survey courses in introductory sociology, stratification, quantitative methodology, and other courses in the candidate's area of expertise. Proficiency in quantitative methodology (SPSS or STATA) required. Candidates will be expected to add to the current on-line offerings. Normal teaching load for tenure-track faculty is 12 hours per semester. Area of specialization is open but preference will be given to candidates with interests in quantitative methodology and applied sociology.

To Apply:
Please submit materials electronically to Dawn Coker , Senior Director of Human Resources. Materials should include a letter of application addressing criteria listed above, a current CV, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

LaGrange College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.


Assistant/Associate Professor in the Education Department

LaGrange College seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant/associate professor of Education, to begin August 2014, primarily in the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and the Educational Specialist advanced degree programs.

Qualifications/Requirements include a Doctorate in Education in curriculum, pedagogy, teacher leadership, or any related area; accomplishment in educational research, preferably PK-12 teaching;  experience teaching in a PK-12 classroom; experience as an instructional and/or teacher leader; and experience with curriculum design, mentoring teachers, peer coaching, community relations, organizational change, and school advocacy.

To Apply:
Candidates should apply electronically via email with a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a statement of educational philosophy, and names and contacts of three professional references to: khuddleston@lagrange.edu .

Located one hour south of Atlanta, LaGrange College is a four-year liberal arts and sciences college offering 54 academic, pre-professional and professional programs.  Home to 1,000 students and affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the College is ranked in the top 10 and as one of three "up- and- coming" schools among Southern comprehensive colleges by U.S. News and World Report .

  LaGrange College is an equal opportunity employer.
Satisfactory completion of a background screen is required.
Learn more about the community of LaGrange at http://www.lagrangechamber.com/ .

A distinctive place

A distinctive placeFor more than 175 years, the LaGrange College mission has been to challenge students’ minds and inspire their souls.  Founded in 1831 as a women’s academy, LaGrange is the oldest private college in Georgia, and throughout its history, the college has retained close ties with the United Methodist Church.

Located about 65 miles southwest of Atlanta, the college inhabits a beautiful, immaculately maintained campus of more than 125 acres situated on the highest geographical point in the city of LaGrange. The beauty of the surrounding region is also impressive, highlighted by West Point Lake, a 25,000 acre reservoir created by the Chattahoochee River, with 525 miles of shoreline.

The most recent building on the campus is the Frank and Laura Lewis Library, a LEED-certified building that opened early in 2009. The new library’s expanded capacity includes new technologies with unlimited access to global digital sources, 24-hour spaces equipped specifically for undergraduate research, writing and tutorial centers, and greatly expanded collection space.

A discussion about the LaGrange campus is not complete without including the historic city of LaGrange (pop. 30,000). The city’s charming downtown features quaint shops, diverse local restaurants and a 10-screen movie theater.

The college has intentionally extended, through word and action, its concern for the larger community.  A new Servant Scholars program sends students to live and serve in downtown LaGrange. Participants share in challenging coursework and in-depth assignments—including an extended community service project. They live in the Broad Street Apartments, midway between campus and downtown.