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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

  • the nursing department at carthage college is seeking individuals who have the experience and expertise in working with diverse populations to apply for the position of director of the nursing department. the director of nursing (don) provides academic and administrative leadership of the nursing program in conjunction with the dean of the professional studies division. the don is responsible for managing the overall operation of the educational programs housed in the department, and supervises the activities of the faculty and professional staff including, but not limited to: recruiting, orienting, training, directing, supervising, and evaluating department members; as well as contributing to curriculum development initiatives, program accreditation, and program development. 

  • The Department of Management and Marketing at carthage college seeks applications for an Assistant Professor of Management & Marketing contract faculty appointment to begin August 2021. Candidates must be committed to excellent teaching, working collegially with fellow faculty, to community engagement, and further cultivate Sports Industry partnerships.
  • carthage college invites applications for multiple business faculty appointments to help develop our planned school of business. all business fields related to management and marketing will be considered. ideal candidates will hold an appropriate doctorate but well qualified candidates with a master’s degree from an aacsb-accredited program and significant practical experience are also encouraged to apply.
  • 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

  • carthage has joined the nation’s first regional consortium of colleges and universities to commit to “moon shot for equity,” a new national initiative that aims to close equity gaps in higher education by 2030.  the business analyst is a new position, part of the team responsible for designing, deploying, and supporting the student information and customer relationship management platforms that will create an engaging student experience and promote student success in support of student equity.

  • as a member of the integrated network, infrastructure, and operations team the systems administrator oversees the ongoing operations and maintenance of the college’s physical and virtual server environment to maximize speed, availability, and security.  the systems administrator frequently creates, monitors, and analyzes servers and their usage statistics to confirm the environment is operating properly and securely.  this position also develops long-term capacity plans concerning storage, compute, and other it resources surrounding its backup, recovery, and disaster recovery environment.
  • the controller serves as a key role at the college and is responsible for the accounting, financial and tax reporting, fixed asset management, financial internal control operations, cash and restricted funds management and regulatory compliance with federal, state and local laws related to not-for-profits. the controller manages a staff of four direct reports with responsibilities including general and grant accounting and accounts payable.  the position works collaboratively with and provides financial reporting to all departments across the campus.  the controller works closely with student accounts, human resources and payroll, advancement (restricted gifts, annuities, and endowments), and sponsored programs (grants), academic divisions, and administrative offices.

  • with technology radically changing the nature of even traditional occupations, and other global issues creating a volatile labor market for today’s graduates, it is more important than ever to ensure that students are well-prepared to navigate a complex career/life landscape after graduation. the aspire program learning and development analyst will utilize knowledge gained to understand students’ needs, identify and combat historic forms of privilege and discrimination that have made it harder for some students to achieve their goals, and advocate for more equitable access and opportunity beyond the institution.
  • this position is responsible for maintaining day-to-day plumbing and fire protection services for the college campus buildings.

  • the financial aid coordinator provides financial aid counseling and administrative support duties to facilitate the operation of the financial aid department. 

  • 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 (2020), 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 $22,000 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 no. 3 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 …