Faculty and Staff Openings

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Teaching Faculty 

 

Teaching Facutly - Biology and Allied Health

Department/School: Biology and Allied Health

Description: Department of Biology/Allied Health, seeks full-time faculty to begin Fall 2018.  Prefer a biology PhD who will teach upper and lower division courses and coordinate all Anatomy and Physiology courses and labs in the department.  Desire Adventist biologist holding a short-term interpretation of creation and committed to involvement with undergraduate students in the classroom as well as guiding independent student research projects when appropriate.

Special Requirements: The successful candidate will be a member in good and regular standing of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  

To Apply: Send CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and 3 references to

Keith Snyder, Biology Search Committee Chair

Southern Adventist University

PO Box 370

Collegedale, TN 37315

Phone: 423.236.2929

Fax: 423.236.1926

Email: kasnyder@southern.edu

Teaching Faculty - School of Nursing

Department/School: School of Nursing

Description: School of Nursing Graduate Program seeks full-time faculty to join a mission-focused team. Candidate must be doctorally-prepared with an advanced practice nursing specialty. Acute care or pediatrics is preferred; other certification may be considered. Teaching responsibilities include core graduate classes,  practicum oversite, and Capstone (MSN) or Scholarly Project (DNP) guidance. 

Special Requirements: Candidate must be committed to nursing and SDA education and a member in good and regular standing in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. 

To Apply: Send curriculum vitae or inquiries to

Dr. Barbara James 

SAU School of Nursing

PO Box 370

Collegedale, TN 37315.

Email: bjames@southern.edu.

Teaching Faculty - School of Nursing

Department/School: Nursing

Position available June 1, 2018

Description: School of Nursing seeks full-time faculty to join a mission-focused team to teach core classes at the undergraduate and graduate level. Doctorate preferred, MSN required. Requisite qualities include successful teaching experience, interest in research, flexibility,  and commitment to nursing and SDA education. 

Special Requirements: An expressed commitment to Jesus Christ and the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church; be a SDA church member in good and regular standing.

To Apply: Send curriculum vitae or inquiries to

Dr. Barbara James 

SAU School of Nursing

PO Box 370

Collegedale, TN 37315.

Email: bjames@southern.edu.

Teaching Faculty - Chemistry Department

Department/School: Chemistry Department

Description:  The Chemistry Department seeks a full-time faculty member with expertise in organic chemistry, biochemistry, and/or chemical education, effective June 1, 2018. Teaching responsibilities may be expected to include courses for non-majors, chemistry for nursing and allied health majors, and organic chemistry labs. Additional course responsibilities will be assigned depending on the qualifications and interests of the successful candidate. The successful candidate will also be expected to substantially contribute to the development of the department’s undergraduate research program by engaging students in lines of research that complement the research interests of the current faculty.

Essential Duties:

  • Develop and teach undergraduate courses in chemistry in collaboration with fellow faculty members
  • Provide research opportunities, supervision, and mentorship for undergraduate students
  • Provide effective academic advising for chemistry majors
  • Assist with extracurricular departmental activities and student recruiting
  • Work collegially with fellow faculty members and students to promote a nurturing learning environment
  • Serve on departmental and university committees

Qualifications: A master’s or doctoral degree (Ph.D. is strongly preferred) in the areas of organic chemistry, biochemistry, and/or chemical education is required, with demonstrated knowledge of and experience in applying best practices for teaching chemistry at the undergraduate level, and a commitment to teaching from a Biblical foundation.

Special Requirements: An expressed commitment to Jesus Christ and the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church; be a SDA church member in good and regular standing.

To apply: Send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a brief description of research interests, and contact information for at least three references to:

                Dr. Brent Hamstra, Chair

                Chemistry Department

Southern Adventist University

PO Box 370

Collegedale, TN  37315

Email: bhamstra@southern.edu

Teaching Faculty (Part time) - History & Political Studies Department

 

Department/School:  History & Political Studies Department

Hours: Part-time, Salary

To Begin: August 1, 2018

Description:  The History and Political Studies Department is recruiting candidates for an open position in American History. An ability to teach American history in its world context, with interests in the elements of American history that shine light on traditionally disadvantaged populations, would be especially valuable.

Applicants should demonstrate facility in the classroom, provide evidence of scholarly activity pertinent to history or politics, and have a strong interest in mentoring undergraduates and contributing to a strong interdisciplinary liberal arts program. Because this is a half-time position, candidates who demonstrate abilities and strong interest in joint positions within another department on campus, will be most successful.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in History is ideal. ABDs who want to work part-time while finishing their dissertation are encouraged.

Special Requirements:  The successful candidate will be a Seventh-day Adventist dedicated to integrating faith with teaching, performance and scholarship.

To Apply: Send 1) cover letter, 2) cv/resume, 3) statement of teaching philosophy to the chair of the department, Mark Peach peach@southern.edu. Three letters of recommendation, describing the teaching, scholarship and collegiality of the candidate, should be sent directly to Mark Peach, peach@southern.edu

Teaching Faculty - School of Education & Psychology

Department/School:  School of Education & Psychology

Hours:  Full time 

Description:  The School of Education & Psychology seeks a full-time faculty member to teach graduate level Outdoor Education courses, effective Fall 2017.

Essential Duties: 

  • Engage in activities of the department, including research and scholarly activities involving students at the graduate level
  • Provide effective academic advising 
  • Will also provide leadership to the undergraduate Outdoor Leadership degree via graduate assistants.
  • Work collegially with fellow faculty members and students to promote a nurturing learning environment
  • Serve on departmental and university committees

Qualifications: Requirementearned doctoral degree in leadership, education, or other applicable degree. Willing to obtain pertinent outdoor certifications, and familiar with online programming.

Special Requirement: Must have a strongly expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, be an SDA church member in good and regular standing.

To Apply: Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of philosophy as it relates to outdoor education, and contact information for at least three (3) references to:  

Dr. John McCoy, Dean - School of Education & Psychology
Southern Adventist University
P.O. Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315-0370.

Contact Email:jmccoy@southern.edu

Teaching Faculty - School of Journalism & Communication

Department/School:  School of Journalism & Communication

Hours:  Full time 

Description: Needed to teach undergraduate courses and advise across a range of courses in the area of Mass Communication; if possible, also Communication Studies.

Qualifications:  Master's degree in Mass Communication, Media Studies, Media Technology, or a closely related Communication field required, and doctorate strongly preferred. 

Preferred: 5+ years of professional experience, 3+ years of teaching experience. 

Required: knowledge of/experience in one or more of the following: video/multimedia production, photography, publication and web design, or web content management.

Also desirable: knowledge/expertise in Communication Studies or Speech.

Special Requirement: Must have a strongly expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, be an SDA church member in good and regular standing.

To Apply: Send a curriculum vitae to: 

Dr. Rachel Williams-Smith, Dean - School of Journalism & Communication
Southern Adventist University
P.O. Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315-0370.

Contact Email: rwilliamssmith@southern.edu

Teaching Faculty - History & Political Studies Department

Department/School:  History & Political Studies Department

Hours: Salary

To Begin: August 1, 2018

Description:  The History and Political Studies Department is recruiting candidates who have a specialty in American History and Politics. An ability to teach in the areas of American politics and international relations, with interests in the elements of American history that shine light on traditionally disadvantaged populations, would be especially valuable.

Applicants should demonstrate facility in the classroom, provide evidence of scholarly activity pertinent to history or politics, and have a strong interest in mentoring undergraduates and contributing to a robust interdisciplinary liberal arts program.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in History or American Studies, Ph.D. in Political Science considered. ABD considered.

Special Requirements:  The successful candidate will be a Seventh-day Adventist dedicated to integrating faith with teaching, service and scholarship.

To Apply: Send 1) cover letter, 2) cv/resume, 3) statement of teaching philosophy to the chair of the department, Mark Peach peach@southern.edu. Three letters of recommendation, describing the teaching, scholarship and collegiality of the candidate, should be sent directly to Mark Peach, peach@southern.edu.

 

Adjunct Faculty

Mathematics Instructor - Mathematics 

Department: Mathematics

Pay Range: Based on experience

Description: Seeking a passionate and knowledgeable Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics who holds a Master's Degree, with 18 graduate credit hours in Mathematics or Statistics. Teaching responsibilities may include introductory statistics or other general mathematics courses depending on experience. The successful candidate will be expected to teach one or two undergraduate courses per semester.

To Apply: Send curriculum vitae: 

Dr. Kevin Brown - Chair, Mathematics Department

Southern Adventist University

P.O. Box 370,

Collegedale, TN 37315-0370

Phone: 423.236.2874

Email: kbrown@southern.edu

 

German Instructor - Modern Languages

Department/School: Modern Languages Department

Pay Range: Based on experience

Description: Seeking a passionate and knowledgeable Adjunct Instructor of German who holds an M.S. in German, with 18 graduate credit hours in German. The MLD at SAU follows the ACFTL National language guidelines. There will be occasional opportunities to participate in professional development activities ensuring your awareness of goal-oriented and student-centered instruction.

To Apply:  Send curriculum vitae: 
Dr. Adrienne Royo - Chair, Modern Languages Department
Southern Adventist University
P.O. Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315-0370.

Email: aroyo@southern.edu

 

Salaried Staff 

 

Hourly Staff  

Production Manager - Purchasing and Mail Services

Location: Purchasing and Mail Services

Hours: Full time, hourly

Pay Rate: $18.20 - $23.12

Job Summary: This individual is responsible for the production areas of Quick Print, the university copy center. The Production Manager is a key member of a dynamic and energetic team responsible for producing printed materials that are of the highest quality, that fit within the guidelines and overall strategy of Southern Adventist University, and that also meet the needs of its external customers.

Duties and Responsibilites: 

  • Manages the production process, ensuring that work is produced on time, on budget, and in such a way as to meet customer’s needs. Continually monitors the process, allocating resources as necessary to accomplish these goals. Proactively communicates job status as necessary both internally and externally.  
  • Supervises and trains student workers, both production and design, teaching them the requisite skills required for their job. This includes instruction on the proper use of equipment and software, as well as the correct application of various procedures.
  • Uses PrintSmith software to create job tickets.
  • Maintains and calibrates equipment as necessary. This includes the daily calibration of the color press, periodic calibration of computer monitors, and equipment maintenance as required.
  • Liaisons as necessary with internal and external customers to ensure that satisfactory outcomes are achieved.
  • Coordinates with the Estimating and Billing Manager to ensure that the production and delivery of jobs conforms to customer requirements.
  • Works in conjunction with the Director of Purchasing Services to ensure that unit financial goals are met.
  • Performs all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned.

Qualifications: 

  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities.
  • Superior ability to multitask in a dynamic environment.
  • Must be able to assess a situation and apply the proper resources and tools for an efficient and successful outcome.
  • A thorough knowledge of the digital print production environment, including pre-press, digital presses, and various types of finishing equipment.
  • Competency in Adobe In-Design, with a working knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • A meticulous eye for detail.
  • Must be able to meet multiple production deadlines.
  • Experience with EFI Fiery products preferred.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. Will require lifting more than 40 pounds.
  • Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, the telephone and other office equipment.
  • Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Working Conditions:

  • Essential tasks are performed under normal office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort.
  • Work area is well lighted and ventilated.

Special Requirements: 

  • Must have an expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a SDA church member in good and regular standing, and a desire to serve in a cooperative, spiritually redemptive, and soul-winning atmosphere.
  • Practice confidentiality of information at all times.

To Apply:
Please send a resume and application*, to Human Resources at the following mailing address or the email address below:

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

*You may pick up an application in Human Resources or email and request for one to be emailed to you.

Contact Email: akmaitland@southern.edu

Audio Visual Program Supervisor - Audio Visual Services

Location: Audio Visual Services

Hours: Full time hourly

Pay Rate: $13.78 - $18.69

Job Summary: The Audio Visual Program Supervisor assists with the audio visual technology needs for both Academic and Non-Academic programs.  Supervises student technicians to provide sound amplification, stage lighting, video, and recording of university programs and events.  Schedules audio visual programs, events and prepares invoices for services.

Duties and Responsibilites: 

  • Is responsible for general office functions, which may include answering the telephone, scheduling and create invoices for services.
  • Is responsible for managing appropriate levels of student labor to effectively staff university programs and events.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining AV event equipment standards.
  • Maintains event inventories and maintenance logs of event equipment on campus.
  • Is responsible for rental equipment, establishing rates and ensuring appropriate accounting of rental income.
  • Trains student employees in department policy and overall principles for effective video, sound, and lighting.
  • Assist AV Technology Supervisor with planning installations and scheduling equipment repairs as requested.
  • Maintains warranties on equipment.
  • Perform all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned by the Associate Vice President of Information Systems.
  • Provide a weekly status to management for current activities and future needs.

Qualifications:  Be able to work a flexible schedule which includes day, evening, night, and weekends.  Some overtime will be required.  Associate or Bachelors degree in related field or the minimum of two years experience required. Good communication skills a must.  Computer skills in power point and video editing are a plus.  Be a self-starter and able to work without supervision and must possess good organizational skills.  Have the desire to grow professionally, including a willingness to learn new systems and procedures. Be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.

Special Requirements:  Have an expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a SDA church member in good and regular standing.   Employee must maintain a Christian attitude working with program events and participants.

Typical Physical Demands:  Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. Requires lifting up to 50 pounds.  Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate P.A., video, lighting equipment, and office machines.  Requires exceptional hearing and normal range of vision.

Working Conditions:  Essential tasks are performed under normal office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort.  Occasional off campus programs working in outdoor or rented auditoriums environments.

To Apply:
Please send a resume and application*, to Human Resources at the following mailing address or the email address below:

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

*You may pick up an application in Human Resources or email and request for one to be emailed to you.

Contact Email: akmaitland@southern.edu

Cashier (Part time) - Village Market

 

Department: Village Market

Hours: Part-time, hourly

Pay Rate: $9.02 - $13.93

Job Summary:  To operate a cash register and check stand to provide the store’s customers with the most accurate and efficient checkout service possible; to perform stocking and other duties as assigned;  to provide and maintain high standards of customer service in the store’s front end operations, to perform other  customer service duties such as handling customer questions and concerns; to ensure that the work shift contributes to the financial best interest of the store.

Duties and Responsibilities:  The essential duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

A. General

  1. Maintain a neat, well-groomed personal appearance at all times and observe all store rules and university policies            including dress regulations, i.e. no jewelry, no revealing clothing;
  2. Observe shift operating hours at all times as scheduled or assigned by the department manager;
  3. Clean check out areas daily and keep them neat and organized;
  4. Be knowledgeable in and able to recognize or differentiate between all of the various types of produce merchandise        carried in the store including differences between varieties of similar classes of products (e.g., apples, lettuces, etc.);
  5. Assist customers with any large or bulky products that they may have difficulty in handling;
  6. Record the purchases of a customer into a cash register efficiently and accurately;
  7. Process all of the various types of sales transactions accepted by the store including but not limited to cash, checks,       authorized charge cards, EFT transactions, EBT or Food Stamps, and collect those receipts in strict accordance with      established company policies and procedures;
  8. Process all refunds and returns according to company policy;
  9. Bag or package merchandise according to established company policies and procedures,
  10. Stock merchandise in assigned sections as required;
  11. Handle damaged or spoiled products and return-to-stocks according to company policy;
  12. Perform all front end duties according to company policies, procedures and practices;
  13. Assist in training personnel when assigned;
  14. Perform other duties and assignments as directed;
  15. Greet all customers with a smile and provide them with prompt and courteous service or assistance.

B. Bookkeeping

  1. Ring all sales into cash register in accordance with company cash handling procedures;
  2. Use correct pricing and department for all merchandise and notify management of price discrepancies;
  3. Record on designated forms any price discrepancies or “not on file” items that are encountered;
  4. Notify management of any irregularities or discrepancies in the results of the work shift for cash variances exceeding        the established amounts.

C. Merchandising

  1. Keep shelves in assigned areas fully stocked and faced to the maximum extent possible according to tag allocation or      standards;
  2. Ensure that all front end displays are clean, neat and uncluttered;
  3. Follow procedures for restocking to ensure quality protection, accuracy and product rotation.

D. Maintenance

  1. Maintain general housekeeping and sanitation standards on an ongoing basis;
  2. Assist in keeping check out, sales and storage areas clean, clear and in good order;
  3. Use and maintain equipment in good working order and report problems or malfunctions immediately to your                   supervisor.

E. Security

  1. Adhere to store policy pertaining to excessive cash in registers and request cash pickups in accordance with such          policy;
  2. Observe security standards by staying alert and being aware of customer actions and behavior; report to management or campus safety any abnormal behavior;
  3. Secure register at all times when leaving it unattended; protect company assets at all times.

F. Personnel

  1. Assist in training associates and co-workers when directed to do so;
  2. Maintain good communications in the department and throughout the organization;
  3. Notify department manager of situations or policy violations having an adverse effect on store operating performance.

Requirements and Conditions (Essential Functions):

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform all of the duties described in the preceding in an efficient and competent manner. The requirements and conditions listed below are representative of the minimum levels of knowledge, skill, experience, and/or ability required. Some requirements may be modified to accommodate individuals with disabilities:

Education and/or Experience:

  1. A high school education is preferred ;

Mathematical Skills:

  1. Be able to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts and percentages and apply basic concepts of algebra in order to handle sales transactions, tender change and verify charges and counts;
  2. Be able to accurately complete required reports including sales reports and cash accountability or cash reconciliation.

Language Skills:

  1. Ability to hear, speak, and understand the spoken word in order to respond promptly to pages for assistance, to accommodate verbal requests from  customers for information or assistance, to answer telephones and to be able to communicate effectively with department employees, the store’s co-workers and customers;
  2. Ability to read, write, analyze, interpret and understand the English language with sufficient proficiency in order to:
  3. read and understand instructions for operating cash registers and other equipment;
  4. read and understand company handbooks, policies and procedures;
  5. be able to instruct, train, and communicate effectively with employees;
  6. be able to communicate effectively with customers, visitors and sales representatives;
  7. read and understand other written job-related documents including postings or company bulletin boards;
  8. Ability to fill out forms properly and write reports.

Reasoning Ability:

  1. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in circumstances where only limited standardization may exist;
  2. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in diagram, oral, schedule or written form.

Other Skills or Requirements

  1. Be fully knowledgeable and thoroughly familiar with the types of merchandise carried in the store including pricing and family product differences in produce (e.g., apples and squashes) and departmental product differences such as deli, grocery, bulk foods, etc.;
  2. Be able to perform all duties and responsibilities in an efficient and satisfactory manner that meets the minimum standards for productivity, accuracy, cleanliness, harmony and safety established in the store.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Some requirements may be modified to accommodate individuals with disabilities:

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time, to sit, use the hands to handle, finger or feel objects, tools or controls;
  2. The employee must frequently walk, talk or hear, and reach with the hands and arms and occasionally, the employee must crouch or kneel;
  3. The employee must occasionally lift or carry 35 pounds carrying bulk or industrial sized containers of product and frequently exert or lift moderate amounts of weight;
  4. Successful performance requires specific vision abilities that include close vision and the ability to adjust focus including sufficient visual acuity to check accounting reports, invoices, contracts and other written or printed documents;
  5. Be able to sweep and mop floors, dust and face shelves, and lift and carry out trash containers to be emptied in an outside bin;
  6. Be able to stock refrigerated coolers and freezers;
  7. Be able to work with fresh fruits, vegetables, house plants and flowers and other types of typical grocery items without negative allergic consequences that adversely impact work performance;
  8. Be able to tolerate moderate amounts of dust and chemicals from common cleaning agents used during routine housekeeping duties;
  9. Have sufficient physical mobility or agility to be able to respond to fire or other emergencies such as cleanup requests (due to accidental spills or breakage of containers having liquid contents), shoplifting and other security assistance requests, customer accidents, etc;
  10. Be able to perform all duties and responsibilities in an efficient and satisfactory manner that meets the minimum standards for volume, productivity, accuracy, cleanliness, harmony, safety and profitability established by the employer;

Work Environment

The work environment conditions described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. It may be possible to modify some circumstances to accommodate individuals with disabilities;

  1. The work environment includes occasional exposure to refrigerated and frozen storage areas;
  2. Typically, the noise level in the work environment is moderate;
  3. Access to break areas, storage areas, offices and employee restrooms may require ascending and descending a flight of stairs.

Special Requirement

Must have a strongly expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and an SDA church member in good and regular standing.

Important Disclaimer Notice

The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience, educational factors and the requirements and conditions listed in this job description are representative only and not exhaustive of the tasks that an employee may be required to perform. The employer reserves the right to revise this job description at any time and to require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances change or conditions of its business, competitive considerations or the work environment change.

To Apply:
Please send a resume and application*, to Human Resources at the following mailing address or the email address below:

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

*You may pick up an application in Human Resources or email and request for one to be emailed to you.

Contact Email: akmaitland@southern.edu


Temporary Positions

Painter - Plant Services

Job Summary:  Primarily to do painting and related duties on exterior and interior of campus buildings, housing and apartments.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Paints by rolling, brushing or spraying
  • Preparation of surfaces for painting by scraping, caulking and sanding
  • Assists in moving furniture, cabinets, doors and drawers
  • Equipment cleanup
  • Performs all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned

Special Requirements:  Must have an expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and be a SDA church member in good and regular standing.

Qualifications:  Must be familiar with various types of preparation for painting and methods of application. Must be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.  Must hold a valid U.S. driver’s license with a good driving record. 

Education and Experience: Professional painting experience required.

Skills and Aptitudes:  Interpersonal relationship skills essential with ability to work with supervisors and other employees in a team spirit, and the ability to interact appropriately with personnel (faculty and students) on the job site. Have safety-consciousness and able to promote it within work force.  Must use care with tools and equipment.

Physical Demands:  Painting calls for a variety of postures, squatting, bending, standing, looking up, reaching away from the body, standing on uneven surfaces, and working on a ladder, scaffold and man lift. The painter must be able to work under these conditions for extended periods of time and must be able to lift a 5 gallon bucket of paint, and on occasion up to 100 pounds. 

Working Conditions:  Essential tasks are performed under normal weather and office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. May require outside work for exterior painting. 

To Apply:
Please send a resume and/or application*, to Human Resources at the following mailing address or the email address below:

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

*You may pick up an application in Human Resources or email and request for one to be emailed to you.

Contact Email:akmaitland@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279