Employment Opportunities

Careers at Warren Wilson College

Welcome and thank you for your interest in a career at Warren Wilson College. Warren Wilson College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender or gender identity, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. For more information regarding the College’s Equal Opportunity Employment policy, please see page 28 of the Employee Policies and Procedures Manual [PDF].

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Staff Employment Opportunities


Craft Crew Fellow: Blacksmithing, Fiber Arts, and Fine Woodworking

Warren Wilson College seeks candidates for a paid fellowship in each of the following fields Blacksmithing, Fiber Arts, and Fine Woodworking. Fellows will be responsible for maintaining the day-to-day operations of the craft studios while offering instruction in the tools and techniques of traditional and contemporary craft. Fellows provide leadership and support for students to learn and expand their artistic skills and apply their knowledge in the production of quality Appalachian-inspired handmade products. Fellows participate in the development of the Craft program, interacting regularly with the crew advisors and reporting to the Director of Craft. Minimum qualifications include: 2+ years experience within the craft field or targeted job related experiences; college coursework – Bachelor’s degree preferred; solid computer skills, including internet, Windows and Mac platforms, MS Office, and Excel; ability to delegate and multi-task by demonstrating excellent organizational, communication and time management skills; ability to work effectively with a variety of personalities. A full position description can be seen here. Warren Wilson College is an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of its community.

Please send cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three professional references by email to hr@warren-wilson.edu. Electronic submissions are required. Review of applications will begin immediately.


Director of Human Resources

The Director is a hands-on/entrepreneurial role that will develop and enhance the human resources infrastructure for Warren Wilson College. Reporting to the Vice President for Administration & Finance, the Director is responsible for the development and delivery of human resources services, policies and systems for the College. In conjunction with administrative and academic leadership on campus, the Director will proactively address human capital issues and help foster a productive and positive work environment. He/she will recommend strategic solutions and administer policies in compensation, benefits, employment/recruitment, performance management, employee relations, employee wellness, and diversity. The Director will keep abreast of best practices in human resources in the higher education sector and will recommend and implement scalable strategies to meet the College’s needs and strategic goals. The Director is supported by an HR Generalist (direct report) and a supportive and committed employee base.

Confidential review of applications will begin immediately.

To view position specification: http://summitsearchsolutions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/WWC_DirectorHR_Spec.pdf

To apply, please click this link and submit your CV/Resume and Cover Letter.


Human Resources Generalist

Warren Wilson College is currently recruiting for a Human Resources Generalist. This is highly responsible and diverse administrative work that requires interaction with all administrative segments at the College. This position works closely with the Director of Human Resources in developing, implementing and evaluating ongoing HR policies, programs, functions and activities in areas including employment, training and development, employee relations, benefits, campus housing and the volunteer program. Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Human Resources, or related field; minimum of five years’ experience in Human Resources, preferably in a Generalist role; knowledge of federal, state, and local legislative, regulatory and judicial requirements applicable to the area of Human Resource management; and strong communication and interpersonal skills. Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification preferred.

To be considered for the position, please submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to hr@warren-wilson.edu. Electronic submissions are required.


Purchasing Supervisor

The Purchasing Supervisor is responsible for providing purchasing services for the campus, developing appropriate purchasing policies, procedures (Standard Operating Guidelines – SOGs), and enforcing these policies and procedures. Services include quotations, purchase order review and placement, account review, and application of the Environmental Purchasing Pattern Language. The Supervisor is also responsible for the training, supervision and evaluation of a small student work crew and the monitoring of departmental operating budgets for Facilities Management. Requirements include: Two year college degree in accounting or the equivalent; five years of experience in a purchasing department, plus office management experience, or the equivalent; and effective interpersonal and negotiation skills required, to include good oral and written communication skills.

To be considered for the position, please submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to hr@warren-wilson.edu. Electronic submissions are required.


Faculty Employment Opportunities

Full-time Positions

Professor of Religious Studies

Warren Wilson College is seeking applicants for a continuing, entry level faculty position in the departments of Religious Studies and Global Studies focusing on Islam and the contemporary Islamic world. The successful applicant should be able to teach a variety of courses, including the introductory course in comparative religions, the capstone course in the interdisciplinary Global Studies major, and other courses focusing on Islam and the Islamic world. We welcome candidates who are willing to develop short term international field study courses, can teach courses that relate to the themes of Global Studies (i.e. Religion and Globalization, Islam in Global Context), and complement our strong program in Peace and Social Justice Studies. We particularly encourage applicants with expertise in the Middle East region. Candidates must have a completed PhD in Religious Studies or an equivalent field in hand by August 1, 2015.

This is a full-time, continuing, junior level position in an extended contract system with a 3-3 load. Successful candidates will have significant and relevant publications, evidence of excellence in and commitment to teaching, and the expectation of continued scholarly work.

Warren Wilson College is an independent liberal arts college located on a beautiful 1135-acre campus in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the edge of Asheville, North Carolina. The college offers a holistic education combining the triad of academics, work, and service, and it has been widely recognized as progressive and committed to social, environmental, and global awareness. Environmental Studies is a well-established program that has been the college’s largest major since 1986. We seek individuals with a genuine interest in our unique approach to education, and a willingness to fully participate in the life of the college.

Interested candidates should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to 2014religionfacultysearch@warren-wilson.edu. Electronic submissions are required. The documents should be pdfs titled as follows: LastName_Item. For example, Smith_cv, Smith_referenceJones. Review of applications will begin October 27, 2014, and priority will be given to applications received by that date.

We desire a diverse faculty and a community that reflects a global outlook. WWC does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, marital status, or disability.


Adjunct (Part-Time) Faculty Positions

Warren Wilson College is pleased to accept resumes from those interested in teaching as an adjunct. We seek candidates who can provide evidence of effective teaching (ideally, a copy of past student course evaluations and one or more letters of reference from a supervisor at an academic institution where the applicant has taught previously). Candidates should possess a minimum of a master’s degree, with at least 18 credits of graduate work or comparable life experience related to the field for which the candidate seeks adjunct employment.

To submit your information to be considered as an adjunct please fill out this online form.