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Careers at Carthage

Carthage is a great place to advance your career. The 80-acre campus is located on the Lake Michigan shore in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Milwaukee and Chicago.

Within a one-hour drive of this safe suburban environment, you’ll find an abundance of superb cultural and entertainment experiences, including museums, theatre, opera, professional sports, fine dining, exotic cuisine, and world-class shopping.


Current Openings: Faculty

  • The Department of Mathematics at Carthage College invites applications for an adjunct appointment starting August 2021. The candidate must be able to teach elementary statistics and have a desire to teach other general education mathematics courses.
  • Carthage College seeks an engineer educator with broad industry experience and academic expertise in curriculum and program development to serve as the architect of a new undergraduate engineering program. These programs will build on Carthage’s multi-disciplinary strengths in the sciences and on a re-invigorated commitment to entrepreneurship education.
  • The Department of Chemistry at Carthage College invites applications for a full-time one-year appointment starting August 2021. The candidate must be able to teach general and physical chemistry. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Chemistry and a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and supporting a diverse student population.

  • The Biology Department at Carthage College invites applications for a three-year non-renewable, non-tenure-track Visiting Assistant Professor position in Biology with a focus on Genetics and Cellular Biology starting August 2021
  • Carthage College seeks an energetic, creative, and visionary leader to serve as the Founding Dean of the School of Business and Economics. The School will be a new academic division at the College, and the Founding Dean will be charged with bringing the departments of Accounting and Finance, Economics, and Management and Marketing together in synergistic ways while establishing a strong vision for future endeavors of faculty, staff, and students.
  • The Accounting and Finance Department at Carthage College is seeking qualified candidates for an Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance starting in Fall 2021.
  • Due to the success and expansion of the nursing program at Carthage College, we are seeking qualified Clinical Instructors in all areas of specialization.  Clinical Instructors are responsible for assisting undergraduate Nursing students to successfully meet their clinical objectives by planning, coordinating, and implementing student-centered, clinical instruction in the psychomotor skills lab, simulation laboratories, and affiliated clinical organizations, and by providing formative and summative evaluations of the students’ performance.


Current Openings: Staff

  • The Director of Leadership & Annual Giving is responsible for the strategic management and execution of The Carthage Fund, a comprehensive, integrated, annual fund program, as well as the management of the leadership annual giving donor pool. The Director plans and executes an annual program that results in ever increasing sustainable financial support for Carthage College, increased alumni donations, and volunteer involvement. The Director oversees all broad-based fundraising initiatives including direct mail, crowdfunding, phonathon, and social media applications. The Director manages all student related fundraising efforts, such as the Senior Class Gift Programs, student crowdfunding campaigns, and the organization and activities of the Student Alumni Association.

  • The Director of Stewardship and Communications works within the Office of Institutional Advancement (IA) to plan and execute the College’s donor engagement and stewardship programs and communications. The director also assists with college-wide events and with written communication produced for The Carthage Fund and other projects as directed by the AVP.

  • Under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement and the Associate Director of Annual Giving & Donor Relations, the Administrative Assistant & Phonathon Coordinator performs vital administration tasks in a highly organized and professional manner and provides an initial point of contact for the Advancement office. Must handle multiple projects simultaneously, be attentive to detail, and be proficient in goal setting for and motivation of student phonathon callers. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, telephone work, processing of invoices, overseeing departmental mailings, filing, and event support, and hiring and managing all student employees. Also assists all members of the office with all current or top priority assignments.

  • The accountant is responsible for basic accounting functions, reconciling accounts, and assistance with projects. 

  • The Assistant Registrar, reporting to the college Registrar will have primary functions of overseeing two professional New Student Registration Specialists, graduation processing, and managing the degree audit portion of our student information system. The Assistant Registrar will work closely with the college Registrar to complete tasks related to the academic calendar. The Assistant Registrar must demonstrate excellent customer service skills, the ability to collaborate across constituency groups, work in a fast-paced environment, and embrace the use of technology.

  • The Health and Counseling Center at Carthage College seeks a full-time Counselor. The Counselor provides short-term personal mental health counseling to undergraduate students. The Counselor also provides consultation, education, and outreach to the entire campus community (e.g. students, faculty, staff, and parents of students).

  • This position provides administrative support to the Division of Natural and Social Sciences, departments and faculty, as well as grant efforts through our Office of Sponsored Programs.  They work professionally and effectively with faculty, students, and campus administrators, as well as with a variety of publics that relate to the activities of the division or sponsored programs.  On a daily basis, the Administrative Assistant exercises independent judgment in responding to multiple demands, prioritizing tasks, and responding to internal and external constituencies.  The effective coordination and supervision of student employees assigned to divisions is an occasional component of this position.

  • The Hall Director is expected to work closely with other College personnel to address the social, developmental, and academic needs of our students. The Hall Director is also expected to play a major role in the operation of the institution by assisting the Assistant Director and Director of Residential Life in various housing administration and operation tasks, as well as participate in several collateral projects within the Division of Students Affairs.
  • The Visual Storyteller is responsible for creating visual stories that captivate and inspire our various audiences and amplify strategic messages across marketing platforms in memorable and innovative ways. The Visual Storyteller will create content for the Carthage College website, social media platforms, advertising campaigns, email communications, College meetings/presentations, and other media as needs arise.
  • The Director of Residential Life oversees housing and residence life operations, serving as a leadership team member for the Division of Student Affairs. The Director of Residential Life also provides services relating to other aspects of residential life, including student conduct, Title IX compliance, on-call response, and student success.

  • The Administrative Assistant is responsible for assisting the Director of Residential Life in administrative matters relating to the overall management of the Office of Residential Life. The Administrative Assistant serves as a primary customer service point for students, families and guests, and has a collaborative and interactive relationship with College staff and faculty.
  • The Carthage College Theatre Department invites applications for an Artist in Residence for the Theatre of Inclusion Program. This is a one-year renewable benefits-eligible position that will begin Fall 2021. The Artist in Residence will be a member of the award-winning Carthage Theatre department and will teach courses for theatre and music theatre students as well as the general student population at Carthage.
  • The Department of Music at Carthage College seeks a music theatre voice specialist for a full-time, benefits-eligible, ongoing contract position as Assistant Professor of Music. The ideal candidate will hold an appropriate terminal degree for the field of music theatre voice, and should have a professional profile through performance and/or other professional activities. Keyboard skills sufficient to support instruction are required
  • The Carthage College Theatre Department invites applications for an Artist in Residence for the Theatre of Inclusion Program. This is a one-year renewable benefits-eligible position that will begin Fall 2021. The Artist in Residence will be a member of the award-winning Carthage Theatre department and will teach courses for theatre and music theatre students as well as the general student population at Carthage. The Artist in Residence will teach a variety of courses such as Acting, Theatre for Children, A Survey of African American Theatre, and other courses depending on the candidate’s expertise and the needs of the College. The successful candidate will also direct a mainstage or studio production as part of the Carthage Theatre season. As a member of the Theatre Department, the artist-in-residence will be expected to assist with the shared responsibility of recruitment and audition events.

  • The Director of Major Giving will work closely with colleagues across the College to develop and implement key fundraising strategies and activities. This position will develop tailored strategies to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward top donors and prospects, leading to significant major and planned gifts in support of the College’s highest fundraising priorities.

    The position is responsible for developing philanthropic connections through engagement, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects with the goals of maintaining the gift stream from an assigned portfolio as well as building a major gifts pipeline by identifying and activating donor new relationships.
  • The Student Success Advisor provides specialized retention outreach and support services within the Center for Student Success to facilitate Carthage students’ successful transition to the College and ongoing academic success and persistence through graduation. Center for Student Success staff work closely with other college personnel to holistically address the academic, developmental, and social needs of students, with particular focus on supporting underrepresented/under-served student populations
  • This position is responsible for maintaining day-to-day plumbing and fire protection services for the College campus buildings.

  • Performs manual labor tasks and related work to clean and sanitize public buildings, offices, athletic facilities, and college resident halls.  Serves as a dependable and flexible team member to support departmental objectives and meet productivity and quality standards.


  • Quick Facts

    • Carthage is named a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review (2021), a designation given to only 25 percent of four-year schools.

    • The Tower, Carthage’s newest residence hall, provides some of the best views on campus — if not in the Midwest! In addition to #carthageviews of the lake from seven stories up, residents enjoy suite-style living and two floors of shared campus spaces for gaming, cooking, group meetings, or quiet studying. Learn more about all housing options.

    • You’re going to need brain fuel. Grab a morning coffee and a snack and Starbucks or Einstein Bros. Bagels. Later, meet friends at “The Caf,” where the specials change daily but the staples are constant, or swing through “The Stu” for wings, a burrito, or a sub. A new option, Carthage Cash, even covers some off-campus meals.

    • More than 90% of Carthage alumni report that they have secured a job or are continuing their studies six months after graduation. Visit The Aspire Center.

    • 91% of employers say critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills matter more than your major when it comes to career success. Learn more about how the liberal arts prepare you for a successful career.

    • Lots of schools wear the four-year label. Carthage stands behind it. More than 90% of Carthage graduates earn their degrees in four years. Learn more

    • Oscars. Emmys. Tonys. Golden Globes. The playwrights we’ve brought in have them. Each year, the Carthage Theatre Department commissions an original script by a renowned playwright for its New Play Initiative. Carthage students then work with the writer to stage it. 

    • Carthage has ranked as a top Fulbright producer for four of the past five years. Read about Carthage Fulbright winners.

    • Things look new at Carthage because they are. Our science center, student union, athletic and recreation center, and numerous residence halls have all been constructed or newly renovated in the last 15 years.

    • Carthage offers majors, minors, and concentrations in more than 50 areas of study, from marketing to neuroscience, nursing to music theatre.

    • Our Summer Undergraduate Research Experience offers select students a research budget, one-on-one mentoring with a professor, and 10 weeks of analyzing, deciphering — and getting paid.

    • So the lake is kind of a focal point, but there’s a lot more to love about our campus — like the fact that our more than 80-acre campus is also an arboretum and wildlife sanctuary. Focused on keeping campus lush forever, we plant between 50 and 75 new trees every year from a variety of species.

    • Carthage was founded in 1847. That’s more than 170 years of leaders, makers, and go-getters going out and going forth. Read more about Carthage’s rich history.

    • More than 90 percent of students receive financial aid. Carthage awards more than $20 million in scholarship and grant assistance. That includes $5.5 million in competitive scholarships in business, mathematics, science, languages, the fine arts, leadership, and overall academic strength. Learn what’s available.

    • Abraham Lincoln was an early Trustee of the College, and U.S. Secretary of State John Hay was a Carthage alum. The two still have a proud place on our campus. Spend some time with them in our Sesquicentennial Plaza. On warm days you’ll find professors leading their classes here.

    • Come to Carthage; hear yourself think — think … think …
      Legend has it that Sesquicentennial Plaza holds a perfect echo. Just stand with both your feet on the “1847,” face Straz, and start talking. “You’re the only one who can hear you, but you’ll be crystal clear,” promises English and theatre alumna Mikaley Osley.

    • Our Great Lake provides Carthage students with some amazing views. Think classes on the beach, lake views from the lab, and sunrises from your dorm room. “I love waking up in the morning with the sun shining off the lake. Nothing compares to the view in the morning,” recalls biology and neuroscience major Ann O’Leary.

    • Carthage awards up to 35 Presidential Scholarships each year, which range from $22,000 up to full tuition. Learn more.

    • For a full decade, NASA has selected Carthage students to conduct research aboard its zero-gravity aircraft. Lately, the stakes have risen. A team of underclassmen is grinding to prepare a tiny but powerful Earth-imaging satellite for launch to the International Space Station. Learn more about the space sciences at Carthage

    • Carthage is the only college or university in the Midwest where every freshman takes a full-year sequence of foundational texts of the Western intellectual tradition. Learn about Intellectual Foundations.

    • With a student-faculty ratio of 13:1, your professors will know who you are. They will also know who you want to be — and how to get you there. Meet our faculty.

    • There are more than 130 student organizations on campus, from Amnesty International to Fencing to Frisbee, Chem Club to Stand Up Comedy. See how easy it is to get involved.

    • True story: There are more than 27 art galleries, a dozen museums, and nine theatres within 25 miles of Carthage. Some highlights: The nationally recognized Racine Art Museum, the world-renowned Art Institute of Chicago, and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Learn more about our location.

    • What’s better than one professor? Two professors. What’s better than two professors? Two professors from totally different fields teaching a single class. There’s debate. Discussion. Differing perspectives. This is where the magic happens. That’s why every student takes a Carthage Symposium.

    • You can’t hide here — not with only 17 other students in the classroom with you. That’s going to be rough some mornings. But later, when you’re able to argue your point of view thoughtfully, express your opinions succinctly, and meet challenges head-on, without fear … Yep, you’ll thank us.

    • Carthage is ranked in the Top 5 in the country for student participation in short-term study abroad. Every J-Term, hundreds of students travel all over the world on faculty-led study tours. Imagine a month in Sweden, Rome, Cuba, Senegal, India, Japan …