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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: Administration

  • The Associate Vice President and Executive Director will create strategies for innovative career development for students from all backgrounds, majors, and disciplines; cultivate dynamic relationships with prospective and current employers; and oversee operation of a new, centralized, and world-class career center.
  • Carthage College seeks an accomplished and collaborative intellectual leader to serve as its next Provost and Chief Academic Officer. The next provost will join Carthage at an exciting moment and build on the institution’s singular record of success.


Current Openings: Faculty

  • The Psychological Science Dept. at Carthage College invites applications for a two-year Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellowship, with a research focus in perception or cognition. The successful candidate will teach two courses each semester (e.g., Introduction to Psychological Science, Sensation and Perception, Cognitive Psychology, Research Methods and Statistics, or upper-level courses in his/her area of expertise).
  • The Chemistry Department at Carthage College invites applications for a full-time two-year visiting appointment starting in Aug. 2018. The successful candidate will teach in the introductory chemistry curriculum for science majors and non-majors. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in chemistry or an M.S. in chemistry with post-secondary teaching experience and a strong commitment to excellent teaching.
  • 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.
  • The Management and Marketing Department at Carthage College invites applications for a Lecturer in Management. This is a non-tenure track, one year contract position. The contract begins Aug. 2018 and ends June 1, 2019.
  • Carthage College is seeking to hire a full-time faculty member in the Computer Science Department who is committed to quality CS education and supporting students from underserved groups.
  • The Carthage College Biology Department invites applications for part-time biology instructors. Instructors are needed to teach lecture and/or laboratory sections of Introductory Biology, Genetics and Anatomy and Physiology during the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Following a period of unprecedented growth in part-time undergraduate and graduate enrollment, Carthage seeks qualified adjunct instructors with special interest and talent in teaching post-traditional students.


Current Openings: Staff

  • Carthage College seeks an Administrative Assistant to provide administrative and operational support to the faculty and students from the Nursing Department and Social Work Department, as well as their respective degree programs. This part-time position supports two directors who will have joint responsibility in developing and advising the individual in his/her position.
  • Carthage College, home to one of the premier NCAA Division III athletic programs in the United States, invites applications for head coach of the women’s soccer team. The Head Coach will lead and direct all aspects of the competitive intercollegiate sport to include coaching and teaching effective strategy, technique and training, recruitment of qualified student-athletes, and teaching and/or carrying out assigned administrative responsibilities within the Intercollegiate Athletics department.
  • Carthage College invites applicants for the Director of Public Security. This role plans, organizes, directs, evaluates, and reports on all personnel and operations involved in public safety, traffic, and parking functions at the College and its satellite facilities. The Director of Public Safety acts as the College’s liaison with and builds constructive relationships with all local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. This position reports the Division of Student Affairs and requires frequent interaction with the Carthage students, faculty, staff, and guest community.
  • Carthage College invites applications for joining our award-winning Communications team as a Recruitment Marketing Manager. This position designs strategic marketing plans to support the recruitment and admissions cycle of the College. This work is done in close collaboration with the Office of Admissions, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies.
  • Carthage College seeks a Director of Planned Giving. This position directs and manages the planned giving program for Carthage in the Office of Institutional Advancement. The Director of Planned Giving has primary responsibility for gifts of estates, trusts, and various other financial vehicles that reflect financial planning and deferred giving opportunities, especially those at the major gift level.
  • Carthage College, home to one of the premier NCAA Division III athletic programs in the United States, seeks a dynamic Assistant Director of Athletics to build on our successful, resource-rich program. The successful candidate will bring to Carthage’s state-of-the-art athletic facilities exceptional leadership and management skills, competitive drive, and clear passion for the value of collegiate athletics in a student-athlete’s education.
  • Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, a member of the NCAA Division III and a member of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW), invites applicants for the position of Women’s Soccer Graduate Assistant Coach with an emphasis in goalkeeping. This is a 10-month appointment, which includes a stipend and tuition remission for two consecutive years.
  • Carthage College seeks a Transfer Coordinator for the Office of the Registrar. Under the direction of the Registrar, the Transfer Coordinator is responsible for reviewing external course credit as it relates to Carthage courses and the official Carthage College transcript.
  • Carthage College seeks a Director of the Carthage Fund to take responsibility for the strategic execution and management of The Carthage Fund, a comprehensive, integrated, annual fund program. The Director employs a data-driven approach to plan and execute an annual program that results in ever-increasing sustainable financial support for Carthage College, increased alumni donations, and volunteer involvement.
  • Carthage College seeks a Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations to increase the College’s visibility among regional, state, and national private foundations, businesses, corporations, and government associated funding entities. The Director actively engages in working to establish long-term partnerships and strengthen existing relationships with the corporate and foundation sector, as well as other key communities, which result in funding for the immediate and long-term goals of the College.
  • Carthage College seeks a Web Content Specialist to join our award-winning communications and marketing team. The ideal candidate will know how to write for a variety of audiences, and edit to ensure accuracy and flawless presentation. This person will approach all assignments with keen attention to detail, a collaborative spirit, and a great eye for design.
  • The Health and Counseling Center at Carthage College seeks a full-time Counselor. This is an 11-month position. The Counselor provides short-term personal mental health counseling to undergraduate students. This position also provides consultation, education, and outreach to the entire campus community (e.g., students, faculty, staff, parents of students).
  • Carthage College invites ongoing applications for the Environmental Services Technician position. The EVS Technician is responsible for maintaining the College and ancillary buildings in a sanitary, attractive, and safe environment.


  • Quick Facts

    • Carthage is named a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review (2018), a designation given to only 25 percent of four-year schools.

    • Scheduled to open in fall 2018, a new residential tower will offer suite-style housing and two floors of shared campus spaces for gaming, cooking, group meetings, or quiet studying. Learn more about The Tower

    • 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 wins, a burrito, or a sub. A new option, Carthage Cash, even covers some off-campus meals.

    • 96% of Carthage alumni report that they have secured a job or are continuing their studies six months after graduation. Visit Career Services.

    • 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. 95% 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. 

    • As a freshman in the highly selective Honors Program, learn how to gain expertise in anything from music to forest ecology. After that, tackle a contemporary social, economic, or political problem. If you like, you can live on an Honors-only floor of a Carthage residence hall. 

    • In 2016, 2017 and 2018, Carthage was named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

    • Things look new at Carthage because they are. Our athletic and recreation center, student union, computer labs, audiovisual production suite, and numerous residence halls have all been constructed or newly renovated in the last 10 years. Our new science center caps it off.

    • Carthage offers majors, minors and concentrations in more than 50 areas of study, from archaeology to athletic training, neuroscience 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 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 our students receive financial aid, a hefty chunk of which is scholarships and grants — including $1.25 million annually from the Presidential Scholarship Competition and numerous Merit Scholarships. 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,” says biology and neuroscience major Ann O’Leary.

    • Carthage awards up to 30 Presidential Scholarships each year, which range from 75% tuition up to full tuition, room, and board. 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 the Carthage core.

    • With a student-faculty ratio of 12:1, 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 120 student organizations on campus, from Amnesty International to Chemistry Club, to Frisbee and Latin Belly Dancing. 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.

    • Imagine presenting your original research at an international conference — as an undergraduate. Carthage is dedicated to undergraduate research. Learn more about current opportunities.

    • 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 No. 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 …