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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

  • 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.
  • Carthage College invites applicants to teach our 7-week program in Adult Undergraduate Studies. We offer undergraduate courses of study that provide opportunities for busy adults to pursue degrees on a part-time evening basis, at times convenient to their schedules.

 

Current Openings: Staff

  • Directs all aspects of the competitive intercollegiate water polo program to include coaching and teaching effective strategy, technique and training, recruitment of qualified student-athletes.
  • The Assistant Athletic Director of Communications will oversee the day-to-day communications and media relations for all 24 NCAA Division III sports under the supervision of the Athletic Director.
  • The Director of Alumni and Parent Relations formulates and facilitates an annual strategy to engage alumni, parents, and friends, enabling the College to accomplish its mission and achieve its strategic goals.
  • This is one of several newly created full-time positions in The Aspire Center at Carthage College. The College recently received a $15 million gift to support the expansion of career development initiatives. The new career development program positions the center as a hub of activity that extends well beyond what you might expect at a traditional career center. The Aspire Program will provide all students with career advisors and mentors, as well as opportunities for students to build leadership, entrepreneurship, and creativity skills. The Aspire Center is seeking Career Specialists with field expertise to advise students, collaborate with faculty/staff, and develop/maintain relationships with employers, alumni, and graduate/professional schools.

  • This is one of several newly created full-time positions in The Aspire Center at Carthage College. The College recently received a $15 million gift to support the expansion of career development initiatives. The new career development program positions the center as a hub of activity that extends well beyond what you might expect at a traditional career center. The Aspire Program will provide all students with career advisors and mentors, as well as opportunities for students to build leadership, entrepreneurship, and creativity skills.

  • The Neuroscience Department at Carthage College is seeking a research assistant to work in the NIH-funded research program of Dr. Steve Henle. The research assistant will have the opportunity to work in nearly all facets of Dr. Henle’s research program.
  • Carthage College invites applicants for opportunities in The Aspire Center. There are multiple positions available, both full- and part-time.
  • The Director of the Writing Center is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Writing Center, including the recruiting, training, and supervision of a staff of 25 undergraduate writing fellows, program development, budget management, internal marketing to students, and communications with faculty and staff.

  • The Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid will establish relationships with potential enrollees and their families to recruit students to attend Carthage College to fulfill enrollment goals for recruiting new students to the college. The Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid will serve as a partner for new and prospective students and their families to successfully navigate the enrollment and financial aid processes.

  • The Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Student Involvement is responsible for the leadership and management of The Student Involvement Office. The Assistant Dean/Director manages budgets and office operations, supervises professional staff and student staff, and volunteers. Oversee functional areas of student activities, fraternity/sorority life, DEl (diversity, equity and inclusion) programming, club/organization management, major events, leadership development and service programming.
  • Under the general direction of the Director of Buildings & Grounds,is responsible for carrying out planned/programmed maintenance program for all campus facilities, structures, HVAC systems, equipment, grounds,utilities systems and pavements. Additionally,direct the remodeling, alteration of small construction projects involving the Physical Plant force.
  • 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 (2019), 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 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. 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 been named a top producer of Fulbright Fellows three years running. 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 archaeology 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 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 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 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 …

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