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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

  • 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.
  • 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.  

  • Carthage College seeks a dedicated and experienced undergraduate educator to teach students in a newly created Engineering Science major. The appointment for the successful candidate will be within the Department of Physics & Astronomy, the home department of the Engineering Science major. Duties for this faculty position will initially include teaching and developing curriculum for a project-based introductory Engineering Design course as well as core courses in materials and statics. In subsequent years, the educator in this role will likely also be responsible for teaching a senior Design Capstone course. An ability to teach and develop an Electronics curriculum would be desirable but not essential.
  • The Accounting and Finance Department at Carthage College is seeking qualified candidates for an Assistant Professor in Finance starting Fall 2021. The position will be a multi-year renewable contract. The individual will be expected to teach undergraduate Finance courses, both required and elective, and should have significant investment banking or other work experience in financial services with Wall Street firms and/or similar financial institutions. Courses will include but not be limited to, Corporate Finance, Security Analysis and Portfolio Management, Trading in the Financial Markets, Derivatives, and Fixed Income Analysis. Ability to teach Financial Accounting is not required but is a plus
  • The Biology Department at Carthage College invites applications for a three-year renewable, non-tenure track position in Biology with a focus on Anatomy and Physiology starting August 2022. The successful candidate will teach courses in Anatomy and Physiology for pre-health students. Applicants are required to have a PhD in Biology with a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching.
  • Carthage College seeks to hire a faculty colleague in the Computer Science department who is committed to quality CS education and supporting students from underserved groups. The department is focused on the success of our increasingly diverse student population in computer sciences as a discipline, as well as supporting computer and informational science education as part of the college’s strong interdisciplinary environment.
  • The Mathematics Department at Carthage College is seeking qualified candidates for an Assistant Professor in Mathematics starting Fall 2022. The position will be a multi-year renewable contract. The individual will be expected to teach undergraduate Mathematics courses, both required and elective, and will be encouraged to engage in undergraduate research projects. 

  • The Carthage College Department of Psychological Science invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in clinical, counseling, health, or community psychology. The successful candidate will oversee our undergraduate fieldwork experience, maintaining connections with established field sites, identifying new candidate placement sites, and mentoring students in their field-based senior thesis projects. They will teach courses in their area of expertise and in abnormal psychology.

  • The Modern Languages Department at Carthage College seeks a teacher/scholar for a full-time, 3-year renewable contract position as Assistant Professor of French and Spanish beginning August 2022. Required qualifications: Superior level in both French and Spanish, doctorate or ABD from an accredited college or university, as well as a demonstrated commitment in the areas of Francophone and Hispanic Culture with a strong interest in language teaching. Preference will be given to specialists in non-European cultures, such as Francophone Africa or Caribbean Studies.
  • The Department of Art at Carthage College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Animation, Imaging (Photography), and Studio Art Foundations to begin in Fall 2022. An M.F.A. and an active exhibition record are required for this position. Reflecting the mission of the Department of Art, applicants will share a dedication to the service of a diverse and equitable community, literacy in a contemporary visual culture, critical accomplishment in art production and exhibition, and a commitment to the development of innovative curricular models supporting studio art foundations, the Department of Art, and the Photography, Film and New Media program.
  • The Department of Music at Carthage College seeks an Assistant/Associate Professor of Music (full-time, tenure track) beginning in August 2022. This individual will serve as Director of Choral Activities and direct the Carthage Choir, the flagship choral ensemble of the College.
  • The Department of Chemistry at Carthage College invites applications for a full-time, renewable three-year appointment starting August 2022. The successful candidate will teach general chemistry courses and occasionally, organic chemistry. Candidates from all specialties are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will also provide creative direction for our General Chemistry Laboratory program. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or M.S. in Chemistry or Chemical Education and a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and supporting a diverse student population.
  • The Department of Communication and Digital Media seeks a full time contract appointment in digital film and new media production beginning Fall 2022. We seek a candidate with demonstrated academic experience as well as professional experience in screen media.
  • Carthage College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor rank in NEUROSCIENCE to begin August 2022. We seek a colleague with broad research interests who can bring new expertise to the department. Applicants should expect to teach introductory neuroscience courses and advanced courses in their area of expertise with labs within the major, as well as contribute to staffing experimental design and senior thesis courses. The successful applicant will be expected to establish a research program that provides high-value research experience to Carthage undergraduates. Exceptional applicants across all neuroscience disciplines will be considered. However, individuals with expertise in microscopy and using rodent model systems are of particular interest. The ability and motivation to collaborate with other faculty members will be highly valued.

  • 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 Equity and Inclusion (DEI) will work directly with the Vice President of College Culture for Inclusion (VPCCI) on key strategic initiatives as defined in the Carthage College 2020-2023 Strategic Plan and the Anti-Racism Plan of Action. The DEI will ensure the development and implementation of proactive and integrative strategies and practices that lead to a more inclusive student and work culture. A person successful in this role will have a broad base of knowledge and experience pertaining to diversity, equity and inclusion, will possess dynamic tools for continuous innovation and learning, and will support student affinity groups so that genuine inclusiveness is reflected in campus life, the programs carried out, and the relationships and partnerships in which we engage.
  • Under the direction of the Associate Dean of Students in conjunction with the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director of Health and Counseling Services is a generalist psychologist/counselor and manager for the Health and Counseling Center Staff (which includes an Office Manager, Counselor and Campus Nurse). The Director is responsible for providing administrative oversight and direction for health and counseling services, provides direct service counseling, prevention and outreach programming, and consultation and collaboration on service delivery. They are responsible for ensuring high-quality, efficient, cost-effective, and coordinated health care for the undergraduate student community, which allows students to resolve or manage health related concerns so that they can attain their academic and broad educational goals. The Director of Health and Counseling Services with assistance from the Office Manager and Campus Nurse is also responsible for the effective management of threats to public health in coordination with public health authorities. The Health and Counseling Center contracts with a third party to provide direct clinical health services to students, including the provision of a Campus Nurse. The third party serves as Medical Director and provides direct supervision of clinical services, approval of order set, and quality assurance.
  • The Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs provides leadership for the development and administration of externally funded grants, contracts, and related functions in support of the College’s strategic priorities, mission, and institutional values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. With a high level of independence and autonomy, the Director is responsible for the successful identification, cultivation, collaborative conceptualization, solicitation, and stewarding of a wide range of grant proposals and reports submitted on behalf of the College and PIs to relevant government agencies and other funders.
  • The Assistant Director of Public Safety is responsible for providing outstanding leadership and support in the development and implementation of a comprehensive safety and prevention program to support the College’s mission, vision, and strategic goals. The Assistant Director will assume a leadership role in the Office of Public Safety. The Assistant Director of Public Safety will be the second in charge of the Office of Public Safety. The position reports directly to the Director of Public Safety, and will assume leadership in the Director’s absence. The position requires significant management and administrative support to the Director, while primarily assigned to evenings and weekends.
  • The Laboratory Technician - Fossil Preparator is a Short-Term Winter 2021 to Spring 2023 position. 
  • Carthage College is seeking a Visual Storyteller to create videos and images 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 Aspire Center is the hub of activity for The Aspire Program with a scope of work that extends well beyond the work of a traditional career center this 4-year career development program also helps students to develop skills in entrepreneurship, leadership, and creativity. Carthage’s location in the Milwaukee to Chicago corridor provides students access to a wide range of experiential learning and post-graduate opportunities, and its unique J-term and off-campus study programs provide global options to expand students’ perspectives on the world.
  • The Student Financial Services Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the billing and accounts receivable functions in the Office of Student Financial Services. The Student Financial Services Coordinator must provide exceptional service and collaborate with other student service departments to ensure seamless and consistent processes.
  • The driver will transport students across campus and to various local locations.
  • Under the direction of the Network Administrator, the Network Support Technician provides support to faculty, staff, and students by maintaining and optimizing the devices at the edge of the college’s network, including access points, edge switches, VoIP and multi-function printing devices. The Network Support Technician frequently identifies problems and works alone or with others to recommend and implement solutions. The Network Support Technician interacts professionally with a diverse group of individuals across the college campus, including technical and non-technical staff, faculty and students.
  • Under the direction of the Director of Nursing and Social Work Department Chair, the Administrative Assistant will manage administrative projects with both departments.

  • The Carthage College Office of Public Safety is looking for applicants for the Student Liaison Sergeant (SLS) position. This role assists in planning, organizing, and facilitating s programs. The SLS acts as an Office of Public Safety liaison with students and other campus stakeholders and builds constructive relationships with the campus community. This position will serve as shift sergeant when necessary.
  • Drives student passengers in 15 passenger vans around Carthage College Campus and to various local locations.
  • The Senior Accountant performs general accounting services to enter financial transactions into the general ledger system to permit the accurate and timely creation of monthly budget analysis and financial statements.
  • The NASA Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium at Carthage College seeks to appoint a Project Coordinator to support a growing portfolio of undergraduate team-based STEM projects and grant management functions. The position serves national and state-wide space-related STEM projects, including First Nations Launch, the Elijah High Altitude Balloon program, a CubeSat program, a high-powered rocket launch competition, UAH research, parabolic flight research, a space station experiment, and various technical workshops in support of these projects. The Project Coordinator supports the Director and Assistant Director in the daily operation of the Consortium and advises and supports student participants across a network of dozens of colleges and universities within the state and Native American students, faculty, and professionals across the nation.
  • 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 New Student Registration Specialist is an integral member of the Office of the Registrar responsible for course selection and registration for new first-year students and charged with educating students and the campus community on degree planning at Carthage College. The New Student Registration Specialist must demonstrate excellent customer service skills, the ability to collaborate across constituency groups and embrace the use of technology to aid in retention efforts.
  • Directs all aspects of the competitive intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Program to include teaching effective strategy, technique and training, and recruitment of qualified student-athletes. The head coach is responsible for ensuring compliance with NCAA, Conference, and Carthage College rules and regulations. Additional responsibilities include teaching of courses in Exercise and Sport Science and/or carrying out assigned administrative responsibilities within the Athletics Department.
  • 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.

  • Carthage seeks persistent, results-driven, creative, and collaborative major gift officers at the director and assistant director level. Major gift officers develop long-term philanthropic relationships with alumni, parents, and community members to maintain established and open new connections based on a common vision and willingness to provide financial support for Carthage College and its students. They develop and implement tailored strategies to identify prospects and manage relationships toward significant major and planned gifts in support of the College’s highest priorities and overall fundraising goals. In this work, gift officers work closely with campus colleagues, including the president, provost, deans, and faculty as well as admissions, financial aid, and career advisors. 
  • 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 $25,000 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 …