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Employment Opportunities

There are currently openings at Briar Cliff University for the following positions (AA/EOE):

Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript(s) (if required), and the names of three professional references to Beau Sudtelgte, Director of Human Resources, Briar Cliff University, 3303 Rebecca Street, Sioux City, IA 51104 or email to


Director of Major Gifts

Briar Cliff University invites applications for the position of Director of Major Gifts.

The Director of Major Gifts is responsible for identifying and developing relationships with alumni, individuals and businesses who have the ability to make major gifts to the university.  The Director of Major Gifts will carry a minimum portfolio of 150 people – including identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts for the university. 

Job requirements include:  4-year degree from an accredited college or university, high-level of energy, strategic thinker, ability and fundraising and Development experience preferred. 

Associate Professor of Accounting/Economics

The Department of Business Administration invites applications for a tenure-track position as a faculty member in the field of Accounting/Economics beginning August 2015.

Masters in Accounting and/or Economics, or closely related field, and professional accounting certification (CPA or CMA) required. Priority will be given to applicants with a Doctorate in Accounting and/or Economics, or closely related field; to applicants with experience and commitment to high-quality teaching, both face-to-face and online; and to applicants with significant applied professional experience.  VITA experience a plus.

Responsibilities include classroom and online teaching in both financial and cost accounting, microeconomics and macroeconomics. Other courses may be assigned as well, according to departmental needs and faculty interest and expertise. The successful candidate will typically teach 12 credit hours per semester at the undergraduate level.  Additional opportunities at the graduate level may be possible.  The successful candidate will also be expected to provide student advisement, as well as service to the university and community, and activities related to service and scholarship. 

Instructor/Assistant Professor of Nursing

Briar Cliff University is seeking candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Nursing effective fall 2015. The University offers a CCNE-accredited BSN program with a basic BSN and RN-BSN options, and an MSN program for Nurse Educators and Nurse Practitioners. A Doctor of Nursing Practice program with Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner options is also offered.

Primary responsibilities include teaching adult health nursing courses (onsite and online) and supervising clinical experiences.

Qualifications: A master’s degree in nursing is required with experience in teaching in BSN programs; adult health experience and doctorate preferred.  

Adjunct Faculty - Social Work

Briar Cliff University is seeking a part-time adjunct instructor for the BSW program. Candidate must possess an MSW degree with at least three years post-graduate professional experience.  Experience with on campus and/or online teaching is highly desirable. Preference will be given to a candidate with experience in teaching a variety of social work courses across the curriculum.  


  • Preparation for class
  • Teaching
  • Grading required coursework
  • Office hours
  • Create course syllabus using the master syllabus developed by full-time faculty

Social Work Faculty- Tenure Track

Candidate must possess an MSW degree with at least three years post-graduate professional experience.  Experience with online education and social work field education is highly desirable. Preference will also be given to a candidate with experience in teaching a variety of social work courses across the curriculum.  Promise of continued scholarly activity and support for the mission of Briar Cliff University and its liberal arts tradition are required.  A doctorate in social work or related field and prior undergraduate teaching experience are highly desirable.  A licensed or license-eligible clinical social worker is required.  A record of successful work with diverse populations and individuals, or institutions and social settings is required.

RESPONSIBILITIES.  This position teaches full-time over a 9 month academic year.  Full participation in on-going curriculum development and assessment is essential. Other responsibilities include student advising and both institutional and community service. 


Security Guard

Part-time position primarily nights and weekends.   Provides for the safety and security of students, staff, faculty and college buildings and property.  Experience in security helpful but not necessary. Download Application (PDF) →


Director of Student Activities

Briar Cliff University is accepting applications for a full time Director of Student Activities position.  Responsibilities include supervision of student activities, intramural programs, and assistance with new student orientation programs. Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree and prior campus life experience preferred. Position open until filled.


Assistant/Associate Professor of Management

The Department of Business Administration at Briar Cliff University is seeking to fill a full-time tenure-track position in the area of Management at the Assistant/Associate Professor level for the 2015 – 2016 academic year.    Teaching areas will include 100 to 400 level management courses. Additional online teaching opportunities at the post-graduate level are available to a qualified applicant.  The ideal candidate should be an excellent teacher, have a business background and enjoy working in a liberal arts environment.  Candidates will preferably hold a terminal degree in management and/or economics.  Exceptional ABD candidates and those with a master’s degree and extensive industry experience will also be considered.