Communications Faculty | Part-time Spanish Instructor | Library Director

Communications Faculty 

Divine Word College is a Roman Catholic Seminary College located in Epworth, IA.  The Interdisciplinary Studies Department at Divine Word College is seeking a full time faculty member to teach courses in communication. The successful candidate will teach one hundred (100) and two hundred (200) level courses in public speaking, interpersonal communication, and undergraduate courses in written communication as may be necessary. One-fourth of the faculty’s time will be used to organize the tutoring center. The candidate will work with the Department in curriculum development and outcomes assessment and work with faculty across the College by serving on committees. 
Master's degree in speech or communications is required; teaching experience in public speaking and interpersonal communication preferred.  Experience teaching or tutoring English, especially those for whom English is not their native language, highly desirable.
Divine Word College is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty in our multicultural environment.  We, therefore, encourage applications and inquiries from candidates of minority backgrounds who will enrich and contribute to the cultural diversity of the college.
Applicants should send a copy of their current curriculum vitae, a letter describing teaching experience, and contact information (name, phone, email) of three references.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  The position is contractual for a three-year period and renewable, beginning in August 2016.  Direct all inquiries and send all application materials to Donna Puccio at  Additional information about the College is available at:

Part-time Spanish Instructor

Divine Word College, Epworth, IA, is seeking a part-time Spanish instructor for the 2016-2017 academic year. Availability to teach face-to-face is preferred. Courses include Fundamental Spanish in Fall, 2016 and Intermediate Spanish in the Spring, 2017.  Master’s degree in Spanish required.  Send cover letter and resume to Ms. Donna Puccio at: or Divine Word College, P. O. Box 380, Epworth, IA  52045.  

Application deadline:  until the position is filled.  Divine Word College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Library Director

Divine Word College, a Roman Catholic College Seminary in Epworth, Iowa, is seeking a Library Director. The Director is responsible for the administration, maintenance, and development of the Library.  In particular: the Director develops and promotes library resources for the benefit of faculty and students in their research and learning needs; leads library operations and services in keeping with current best practices; supervises Assistant Librarian, staff, and student workers; manages the Library budget; and works collaboratively with other areas for the benefit of the users.

Required qualifications: Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program; experience working in the setting of a college library; thorough knowledge of the philosophy and practice of interfacing library with information services; knowledge of the Catholic tradition and commitment to the College’s mission.

Preferred qualifications:  Knowledge of the current philosophy and best practices of library services as well as library resources and materials; ability to think analytically and develop systems, procedures, and workflow; ability to take initiative and  think strategically; knowledge of technology and  relevant software; thorough knowledge of how the library interfaces with information technology; ability to communicate orally and in writing; ability to exercise independent judgment, interpret policies, and supervise staff;  ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, supervisors, and others; ability to effectively assist faculty and students' research projects; ability to network with area libraries and to remain current in one’s professional field.

Application: Send vita, cover letter describing qualifications and experience, and contact information (name, email and phone number) for a minimum of three references to: Donna Puccio at

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.