Administrative Positions

Admissions Counselor

Under the directions of the Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management, the Admissions Counselor is responsible for developing a recruitment plan for the fall and spring semesters (on campus and off campus outreach) and ensures appropriate administrative operations in the Lugano Office.

The Admissions Counselor works in coordination with fellow team members, including the Franklin U.S. Office, in servicing inquiries, finalizing applications and recommending admissions decisions. The counselor is responsible for coordinating admissions operations and implementing the strategic plan for their region.

This position reports directly to the Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management.

Admissions Counselor (PDF)

Database Programmer/Analyst

Franklin University Switzerland seeks a Database Programmer/Analyst to work primarily with Franklin University Switzerland’s ERP, CRM, and LMS systems to support the long and short-term goals of the institution by creating and improving efficiency through process development and automation.

The successful candidate will have superior customer service-based work ethic, the ability to operate in multiple mission-critical capacities, excellent interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills, advanced use of the English language in spoken and written communication, and the motivation and ability to work with little supervision as a part of a small team.

This position reports directly to the Director of IT Services.

For requirements and instructions on how to apply, see:

Programmer Analyst (PDF)

Content and Digital Media Coordinator

Franklin University Switzerland seeks a Content and Digital Media Coordinator to work with the marketing team to create effective content in line with the marketing strategy, the university mission and the university goals.

The ideal candidate will have a mix of skills in user experience, design, digital production and project delivery. To be successful in this role, he/she will have a solid experience with managing digital content and social media channels, high copywriting skills, and deep knowledge of written, verbal and visual communication.

The candidate should be able to create both digital and offline content: from a blog post to a video for the YouTube channel, from a leaflet to Instagram stories. The job requires the ability to use imagination and creativity to produce clear, concise, and engaging digital and traditional content.

This position reports directly to the Director of Marketing and Digital Strategy.

For requirements and instructions on how to apply, see:

Content and Digital Media Coordinator (PDF)

Academic Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Finance in the Department of International Management

Franklin University Switzerland seeks applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Finance in the Department of International Management. The position is full-time, renewable and with a clear promotion ladder. The position begins in August 2020, pending funding.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Finance or Financial Management or related discipline at the time of hire. He or she will teach undergraduate and occasional graduate courses in two or more of the following areas: managerial finance, international finance, and/or financial risk management. There is also the opportunity to contribute to the design and development of innovative courses in the finance area and within the International Management Department. Practical experience in industry or a secondary expertise in management is desirable.

The normal course load is six courses per year (36-38 ECTS annually). Consistent with the mission of the University, applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in both teaching and scholarship, have an active research agenda, and contribute to the Academic Travel program, a fundamental part of Franklin’s international curriculum. Ideally, candidates will be conversant in one of the official languages of Switzerland and demonstrate an interest in interdisciplinary, collaborative research and teaching.

Videoconferencing interviews for short listed candidates followed by on-campus interviews for finalists. Please submit electronically a letter of application, CV with names and contact information for three references, a sample scholarly article, and recent teaching evaluations to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2019. Franklin University Switzerland is a private liberal arts university located in Lugano and is accredited both in the USA and Switzerland. Franklin University Switzerland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For further information, please see www.fus.edu.

 


 

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