Department: Moreau College Initiative
Reports to Supervisor: Director of College Operations, Moreau College Initiative
Holy Cross College’s Mission: The Mission of Holy Cross College is to educate and form global citizens with the competence to see and the courage to act. Holy Cross is a Catholic college that advances the apostolic mission of the Brothers of Holy Cross. Our practical, experiential, liberal arts curriculum applies timeless truths to contemporary life and leads people to wholeness in the image of Christ.
Our hiring practices reflect this missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.
Typical Schedule: This is a one-year, full-time position with the possibility of renewal. Responsibilities include two days weekly on site at Westville Correctional Facility and the remainder at the Holy Cross main campus.
Purpose: The Moreau College Initiative (MCI) is a program sponsored by Holy Cross College, The University of Notre Dame, and the Bard Prison Initiative, that offers credit-bearing college courses at the Westville Correctional Facility. Through Holy Cross College, partners offer both an associate in arts (A.A.) and a bachelor’s in arts (B.A.) degree program for people incarcerated in the Indiana Department of Corrections. This position will offer MCI students first-year composition courses, facilitate undergraduate senior capstone theses, supervise undergraduate research (which is done remotely), and teach one course in an area of expertise. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to attend Bard College’s Institute for Writing and Thinking (https://iwt.bard.edu/workshops/july/).
Essential Job Duties:
- All administrators, faculty and staff are called to assist students in their formation to be Christ-like students and thus must embrace and advance the Holy Cross mission of the College in all professional activities.
- Assist students in seeing the relevance of the Catholic intellectual tradition to this particular field of study and to guide students in scholarly conversation about this topic.
- Teach ENGL101: Composition I during the fall semester and ENGL102: Composition II during the spring semester; two sections each.
- Teach IDST499: Senior Capstone for MCI B.A. degree-seeking students.
- Teach one course in area of expertise.
- Supervise Research Assistant responsible for library research acquisitions for all MCI undergraduates.
- Develop relationships with a variety of faculty across both HCC and the University of Notre Dame to serve as faculty mentors for B.A. capstone theses.
- Supervise the presentations of capstone theses to an audience of peers and faculty at the end of the spring semester.
- Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education, Skills, and Ability:
- Master’s degree required; Ph.D. preferred
- Preferred experience with teaching courses in the discipline
- Ability to seek out and build relationships with tenured faculty
- Interest in working with incarcerated adults
- Public speaking and higher education experience preferred
- Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and some on-line systems
- Sensitivity, compassion, and listening skills required to work with a diverse audience including:
- HCC faculty and staff, volunteers, and AmeriCorps members
- Notre Dame, Holy Cross College and community partners
- Adult program participants
- Correctional officers and administrators
- Moving boxes of books, class materials and supplies in and out of a correctional facility up to 20 lbs.
- Walking across a correctional facility to class
- Training in protocol and self-defense as required by the Indiana Department of Corrections.
NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills and physical demands required of personnel so classified. Holy Cross College is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on qualifications and are made without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or any other legally protected status. Interested candidates should submit resume, cover letter and three references (names and contact information) via email to Human Resources [email protected].