Western Carolina University
About Western Carolina University
Western Carolina University offers a collaborative community of faculty and staff eager to partner together to support the success of our students and our institution. We attract employees who are inspired to work in higher education because of the difference we can make together in the lives of the more than 10,000 students who study at WCU. For a few other reasons WCU is a great place to work:
Do you like being involved in the local community? So do we. We have robust service learning and community outreach efforts that invite students, faculty and staff to serve our local community in an ever-growing number of ways.
Western Carolina University has been named the Top Adventure College in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Our main campus in Cullowhee is situated 15 minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. We have a biking and hiking trail on campus and many more in the area.
We attract students who are eager to excel. WCU has the oldest and largest Honors College in the UNC system and is consistently among the Top 5 institutions nationally for undergraduate research projects accepted to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
We are a cultural hub for the region. Our College of Fine and Performing Arts produces professional-quality theater under the direction of Broadway star Terrance Mann, and our music programs are recognized as some of the best in the state. Our Pride of the Mountains Marching Band has been invited to the Macy's parade and the Tournament of Roses Parade.
Our healthcare programs are some of the most competitive in the southeast and are housed in an incredible LEED-certified facility complete with some of the best technology in teaching along with community clinics for applied learning.
For more information, please visit our website at http://www.wcu.edu/
Western Carolina University (WCU) has been honored in multiple areas demonstrating our commitment to our students, faculty, staff and our community. Our distinguished faculty includes national award-winning authors, nationally and internationally recognized experts, and winners of Emmy, O’Henry, and National Endowment for the Arts awards – to name a few. WCU has been named a Top Green College by Princeton Review, is among the Top 5 for Undergraduate Research in the nation, and has been named by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance as a Best College Value. Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine has named WCU the Number 1 Outdoor Adventure College for three years running. The WCU Pride of the Mountains Marching Band is a Sudler Trophy recipient, having led the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Rose Bowl Parade. WCU is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the Top 12 Best Online Programs for the Military as well as #27 among institutions in the South for Best Colleges for Veterans.
Faculty and Staff are honored annually with a broad range of Teaching, Scholarship and service honors. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.wcu.edu/
Western Carolina University offers a wide array of high quality benefit plans from which to choose. These include comprehensive health and welfare insurance plans, a choice between two retirement programs, both of which provide a valuable retirement benefit, as well as optional retirement savings opportunities. Employees also benefit from a generous leave program. For more information please visit our benefits page at UNC Benefits
Diversity and Inclusion
Western Carolina University has a commitment to recruiting and retaining diverse employees who bring to our campus varied perspective and cultural understanding. Our Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Programs aspires to strengthen diversity as an integral component of excellence at WCU. Among public universities, our institution leads the region in student body diversity, and our diversity metrics are growing.
Mission and Vision
Our Mission (who we are):
To improve individual lives and enhance economic and community development in our region, state and nation through engaged learning opportunities in our academic programs, educational outreach, research and creative activities, and cultural activities.
Our Core Values and Guiding Principles (what guides and inspires us):
Excellence in Scholarship, Teaching, and Learning
Collaboration with and Respect for our Communities
Free and Open Interchange of Ideas
Responsible Stewardship and Organizational Effectiveness
Organizational and Environmental Sustainability
Cultural Diversity and Equal Opportunity
Our Vision Statement (who we want to be):
To be a national model for student learning and engagement that embraces its responsibilities as a regionally engaged university.
21 jobs with Western Carolina University
Posting Information: The Department of Social Work at Western Carolina University invites application for a 9-month fixed term Social Work faculty ...
Posting Information: This is a full time 11 month position within Counseling & Psychological Services. The primary role of the Counselor is to prov...
Posting Information: To provide direct services to Talent Search participants as specified in the grant application for Talent Search. This posi...
Posting Information: The Instructional Designer/ Educational Developer will work directly with the faculty, leadership, and staff of the Coulter Fa...
Posting Information: Hunter Library at Western Carolina University seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, collaborative, and user-oriented librarian fo...
Posting Information: This is a 9-month fixed term position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Responsibilities include instruction and service t...
Posting Information: The School of Art and Design at Western Carolina University is seeking an assistant professor for a full time, nine-month, ten...
Posting Information: The Assistant Director of Greek Student Engagement and Development is a part of the Division of Student Affairs, and member of...
Posting Information: The Director of Greek Student Engagement and Development is a part of the Division of Student Affairs, and member of the Assoc...
Posting Information: The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Western Carolina University invites applications for a fixed-term Lecturer in Chemi...
Posting Information: The School of Engineering + Technology at Western Carolina University houses multiple programs in Engineering and Engineering ...
Posting Information: Area Coordinators are full-time professional staff members of the Department of Residential Living responsible for providing o...
The Research Development Specialist works with faculty and staff to support, facilitate, and enhance research across the Boyer Model of Scholarship.
The College of Business at Western Carolina University is seeking applicants for a fixed-term, non-tenure track
The Department of Social Work at Western Carolina University invites application for a 9-month tenure track
Western Carolina University seeks an Assistant Professor of Psychology to begin January 1, 2018.
Posting Information: The Director of Intercultural Affairs (ICA) is a member of the Associate Vice Chancellor/Dean of Students' leadership team, an...
Posting Information: We are recruiting two 1-year visiting assistant professors, who will be appointed from August 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018, have du...
Posting Information: The School of Nursing at Western Carolina University (WCU) invites applications for a 9-month, fixed-term faculty position in ...
Posting Information: Successful applicants will join a strong faculty in Western Carolina University's Catamount School, a newly commissioned lab s...