Office of Human Resources

Hanover College is committed to providing equal access to its educational programs, activities, and facilities to all otherwise qualified students without discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other category protected by applicable state or federal law. An Equal Opportunity employer, the College also affirms its commitment to nondiscrimination in its employment policies and practices. In compliance with Title IX (20 U.S.C Sec. 1681 et seq.) Hanover College prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment.

Job Openings


DescriptionHanover College is launching a national search for Vice President for Advancement. As Hanover begins its 188th year the college welcomes its 16th president, Dr. Lake Lambert, who begins his work on July 1, 2015. Along with the new president, this vice president will have the opportunity to join a seasoned leadership team in charting the course for Hanover’s next decade and beyond. Ranked one of the most beautiful campuses in the country by the Princeton Review for the eighth year in a row, Hanover College is situated atop a bluff overlooking the scenic Ohio River in southeastern Indiana. The 650-acre campus consists of carefully tended grounds and stately Georgian architectural style buildings. Hanover College is conveniently located in close proximity to three great cities in the Midwest, sitting within a triangle of Louisville, KY, (45 miles), Cincinnati, OH (70 miles), and Indianapolis, IN (95 miles). Overall enrollment has climbed to more than 1,145 — a 24% increase from 2008. The strong growth in enrollment is part of a plan to reach a target student body of about 1,400. Established in 1827, Hanover is the oldest private college in Indiana. The success of the recent Live Our Loyalty Campaign awakened the culture of philanthropy at Hanover after a 20 year hiatus. Concluded in September 2014, the campaign raised more than $55 million in new gift assets. The campaign secured 100% participation from the Board of Trustees and Alumni Board, in addition to significant participation by faculty and staff. The new vice president will continue to nurture the culture of philanthropy at Hanover; reinvigorate the Hanover Fund to increase giving rates and amounts in support of the annual operating budget; engage Hanover faculty to create signature academic and co-curricular programs that bring differentiation and distinctiveness to the Hanover curriculum; empower, motivate, and supervise the work of the advancement and alumni engagement team, ensuring the department is fully and effectively staffed and resourced and operating effectively and efficiently; manage a portfolio of prospects and actively solicit them for annual, major, and planned gifts; and strengthen the advancement database to enhance prospect research capability and develop new guidelines for database management.
QualificationExperienced advancement professionals with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and a record of progressively responsible experience and fund raising success are encouraged to review Hanover’s Search Profile, which contains detailed information about this opportunity and the application process at
Apply ToCandidates are asked to submit electronically in MS Word or Adobe PDF to a letter of interest reflecting on the leadership attributes noted above, a resume, and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of five references. The college is seeking a diverse pool of candidates. To receive full consideration, materials should be received on or before May 15, 2015. Confidential inquires, nominations and referrals may be sent to Richard L. Torgerson, Ph.D (; (563) 380-4919).

Multicultural Admission Counselor

DescriptionThe enrollment department is seeking a full-time admission professional with a high ability for strategic planning who will also work autonomously to expand Hanover’s presence in key recruitment areas while developing under-served burgeoning multicultural markets for Hanover. Qualified candidates will travel extensively in the fall and spring months visiting high schools and community based organizations, attending college job fairs and will develop working relationships with high school guidance counselors. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: delivering presentations to a diverse constituency, territory management, interviewing prospective students, providing admission and financial aid counseling, recommending admission decisions and assisting with on and off-campus recruiting events. Candidates will implement and manage multiple projects to fruition and must possess a proven record of accomplishment working in a team-based, professional admission or enrollment management environment.
QualificationBachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required. 1-3 years multicultural admission experience preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred.
Apply ToPlease send letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Hanover College, Office of Human Resources, P.O. Box 108, Hanover, IN 47243 or email

Visiting Assistant Professor - Business Scholars Program

DescriptionThe Business Scholars Program at Hanover College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor to begin June 1 or September 1, 2015. This one-year appointment carries possibility of conversion to tenure-track. The Business Scholars Program is an innovative non-major business and career-preparation program designed to complement an undergraduate liberal arts major. It is also the largest academic program at Hanover College (see additional information at
QualificationAn MBA or equivalent and significant senior-level business and supervisory experience are required. Teaching or corporate training experience is a plus. Ideally, the candidate will be able to develop and maintain alumni and business professional contacts for use in classroom and project-based internships. Candidate must be able to teach two core courses, Management and Business Strategy, plus additional functional electives. Teaching load is 3/3/1. Additionally, this position will supervise project-based internships over the summer and help conduct career-preparation workshops and events during the academic year.
Apply ToAddress application materials (cover letter, vita, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, transcripts and list of at least 3 professional references) to Mr. Jerry Johnson, Search Committee Chair, and submit in pdf format via e-mail attachment to Chris Wilcox at Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor - Chemistry

DescriptionThe Department of Chemistry invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor to begin August 2015. This position is a two-year appointment contingent on performance. The position involves teaching four sections of general chemistry lecture and laboratory; two in the Fall and two in the Winter semester.
QualificationCandidates holding a Ph.D. in chemistry and teaching experience are highly preferred, although ABD or recent doctoral graduates will be considered; highly qualified persons with Master's degrees will be considered at the Instructional level.
Apply ToEmail in PDF format, application letter, vita, transcripts, and three references to Dr. Angus Lamar, Chair, Chemistry Search, c/o Chris Wilcox, Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History-Western Art

DescriptionHanover College is seeking a historian of Western art to fill a one-year, full-time, non-tenure-track position in the Department of Art and Art History for the 2015-2016 academic year. The position is open to candidates with expertise in any period of Western art, but prefers those with a focus on Modern/Contemporary art. Previous experience in Museum Studies will be an asset as well. Through the courses he/she is assigned to teach, the chosen candidte will contribute to the curriculum in the department, the interdisciplinary team-taught freshman seminars, and other academic programs of the college. The selected candidate will teach seven undergraduate courses, the typical 3-3-1 teaching load for full-time faculty at Hanover College. The courses include three (3) freshman seminars and four (4) Art History courses; the Art History courses include an introductory-level course (History of Western Art), and three upper-level courses (19th Century Art and Architecture; Contemporary Art;and either Art in the United States, Medieval Art and Architecture, or Museum Studies). The position does not require committee service or academic advising. The selected candidate would be expected to participate in departmental activities, such as joining the rest of the Art History faculty in helping senior Art History majors curate an exhibition featuring artworks selected from the Hanover College art collection, and providing recommendation letters and other assistance to facilitate current majors in their transition to graduate school or the job market.
QualificationPhD in Art History in hand by September 1, 2015 preferred, but ABD candidates considered. Preference given to candidates with significant teaching experience at the college/university level.
Apply ToPlease email application letter, CV, sample syllabi, sample teaching evaluations, transcripts and contact information for three (3) references (at least one of whom should speak to the candidate’s teaching capability) to Dr. Xiaolong Wu, Chair, Art History search, c/o Chris Wilcox, by March 1, 2015. Review of applications begins immediately.

Visiting Assistant Professor - Communication

DescriptionThe Department of Communication at Hanover College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor to begin August 2015. This position is a one-year appointment with possibility of renewal. We seek a communication generalist who can teach existing courses offered by the department including cross-cultural and political communication. Teaching load is 3 courses per Fall and Winter semester plus 1 course during May term.
QualificationPh.D. strongly preferred, ABD considered.
Apply ToEmail, in PDF format, application letter, vita, transcripts and contact information for 3 references to Professor Valerie Young, Chair, Communication Search, c/o Chris Wilcox, Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

Maintenance Technician III

DescriptionMaintenance Technician III is responsible for the completion of tasks and projects related to the systematic inspection, detection, and correction of failures of equipment or facilities either before they occur or before they develop into major defects. Strong knowledge in the area of plumbing is preferred. Work schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, 7 AM – 4 PM. The technician reports directly to the Maintenance Supervisor and ultimately to the Director of Operations. The position is a full-time, benefits eligible, hourly position.
QualificationHigh School diploma or equivalent. Five years’ experience in facility maintenance and equipment repair required. Must be self-motivated, have the ability to manage a varied workload and be able to assess needs, set priorities, and solve problems. Must be able to function as part of a team.
Apply ToInterested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to: Hanover College, Human Resources Office, P.O. Box 108, Hanover, IN 47243 or email at or by fax at (812) 866-7195.

2nd shift Custodian

DescriptionThe custodian position requires that you must be able to lift 50 lbs., run buffers, scrubbers, and carpet cleaning equipment, clean restrooms, offices, and classrooms. This person will also need to be able to follow schedules, wash windows, work in residence halls, climb ladders, change light bulbs, and move furniture. There may be other duties assigned by the Supervisor. This position also requires the person selected to carry a radio and have a valid driver’s license. The work schedule for this position is: Friday through Tuesday 4:00 PM – 12:30 AM.
QualificationCandidates must be a high school graduate or its equivalent and have a minimum of one (1) year related work experience. The individual must have good cleaning knowledge and the ability to communicate well with faculty, students, and staff.
Apply ToInterested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to: Hanover College, Human Resources Office, P.O. Box 108, Hanover, IN 47243 or email at or by fax at (812) 866-7195.

Holiday Schedule

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Friday, December 26, 2014
Monday December 29, 2014
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year’s
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Friday, January 2, 2015

Winter Break
Friday, February 27, 2015

Spring Break
Friday, April 24, 2015

Memorial Day
Monday, May 25, 2015

Independence Day
Friday, July 3, 2015


Hanover College provides a generous array of benefits for our employees. The benefit programs are designed to help protect the health and well being of our employees and their family members. Our benefit package offers many choices to allow the employee the flexibility to design and select the package that best meets the employee's and their family's need.

Hanover College offers a choice of two Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans which include vision and prescription drug coverage. Employees may choose to elect dental coverage. Basic life insurance and basic long-term disability are provided by the College. In addition, our employees may choose to participate in competitively priced supplemental life and supplemental dependent life programs.

Hanover College will contribute 4% of gross salary to the retirement investments selected by the employee. After five years of employment, the College's contribution to an employee's retirement annuity increases to 8% of gross salary. The plan provides the opportunity to save for retirement on a pre-tax basis through payroll deductions with an array of investment choices.

The College also offers generous paid vacation and holidays, plus a comprehensive program for military leave and personal leave.

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