Faculty and Staff Openings

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Teaching Faculty 

 

Teaching Faculty - School of Business

Department/School: Business

Description: Department of Business, seeks full-time faculty to begin June 1, 2018. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate level management and healthcare administration courses, directing student projects, research, advising management majors, teaching subjects in traditional areas of business administration, healthcare administration and human resources management and serving on University committees and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Interested individuals should possess high proficiency and interest in teaching. Academic requirements include an earned doctorate in Healthcare Administration or a doctorate in Leadership or Management from an accredited institution and significant supervisory level experience in Healthcare or a Healthcare related field.

Qualifications to teach effectively in management courses and a record of, or strong evidence of potential for, scholarly activiy is preferred. Scholarly activity, student advisement, and services are intregral parts of this faculty position. Strong computer skills in various areas.

Special Requirement: Must have a strong expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teaching and missions of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and an SDA Church member in good and regular standing.

To Apply: Please send a curriculum vita to

Mark Hyder

Southern Adventist University

P.O. Box 370

Collegedale, TN 37315

Email: markhyder@southern.edu

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 (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 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 

Digital Engagement Manager - Marketing and University Relations

Location: Marketing and University Relations

Hours: Full time, salary

Job Summary: The Digital Engagement Manager develops content that reaches Southern Adventist University constituents by leading, developing, and implementing the university’s social and digital advertising strategy. This position focuses on analytics, testing, and optimization as well as social campaigns and online relationship development.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build and execute a social media strategy and schedule through competitive research, benchmarking, and message identification for key audiences including alumni, church members, local community, parents, current students, and prospective students
  • Create up-to-date, and well-crafted communication incorporating Southern’s key messages, best practices for search engine optimization, and usability for the university’s websites and digital advertising
  • Generate, edit, publish, and share content (including original copy, images, video, or basic HTML) that builds meaningful connections and encourages online community members to take action
  • Develop advertising strategies for the university including inbound marketing content and digital advertising on website, social media, and search engines that uses metrics and testing to increase effectiveness
  • Continuously capture and analyze the appropriate social media metrics, insights and best practices, and then act on that data to increase audience engagement
  • Collaborate with other departments (e.g. Advancement, Admissions, academic areas) to identify stories and event opportunities for use in social media and on the website
  • Support Marketing and University Relations, Admissions, and Advancement initiatives and campaigns though social media, advertising, and other promotional efforts
  • Serve as a key member of the crisis communication team to craft crisis-related responses for social media and monitor key channels for information gathering and sentiment analysis
  • Supervise social media and website student workers as needed
  • Other duties as needed

Job Skills and Requirements:

  • Experience and ability writing effective copy for websites, social media and search engine optimization.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage website and social analytics through test and research.
  • Awareness of the latest trends and tools for developing managing social media content including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat
  • Ability to solve problems and resolve issues while enhancing the university’s reputation through world-class customer service
  • Video production and/or graphic design experience preferred

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. 

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

CIRC Lead Programmer/Analyst - School of Computing

Location: School of Computing

Hours: Full time, salary

Job Summary: 

  • Writes computer code in one or more languages to access, process, and produce desired results.
  • Oversees and coordinates work of students and staff engaged in software development and analysis. Provides technical guidance to student programmers and staff. 
  • Meets with personnel from prospective clients in order to determine needs, scope, and priorities of development projects and specific requirements. 
  • Prepares requirements documents and written estimates based on prospective clients’ project requirements.
  • Implements, documents, and maintains software engineering processes and disaster recovery processes that are reasonable and consistent with industry best practices.
  • Tests systems and program designs; analyzes test results, corrects problems, and discusses final products with clients.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and modifies, as necessary, existing systems and programs in order to incorporate changes in user requirements and innovations in computer processing capabilities.
  • Prepares required user and application documentation for the implementation and execution of new and revised systems. 
  • Provides technical training and assistance to clients in requirements and use of new systems. 
  • Willing to represent the department & team in marketing activities.
  • Participates in special projects as needed. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Requirements: 

  • B.S. in Computer Science or similar and 5 years of programming experience. Graduate education in computer science preferred.
  • Programming competence in full-stack web development.
  • Programming competence in at least one of the following: iOS development, Android development, or C# desktop application development.
  • Ability to translate information into computer system specifications, design program logic for computer applications, and write code.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are necessary in order to interact effectively with management and clients when gathering and exchanging information related to systems processing needs.
  • Ability to work independently; must be a self-starter and team player. Assist other team members on architecture & design code approaches.

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. 

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

 

Hourly Staff  

Risk Management Coordinator - Risk Management

Location: Risk Management

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Job Summary: Assists the director of Risk Management in areas of insurance for the following lines; Student Health, Property & Casualty, Workers Compensation, Automobile, Travel, and etc. Support in areas of compliance for the following government entities; OSHA, EPA, and Department of Education (Title IX). Serve as support for risk control, risk management, training, and communicate the department objectives to the University community and the public.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate the student health insurance enrollment and hard waiver requirement
  • Coordinate billing of student health insurance between the university & carrier
  • Receive and process Workers Compensation claims
  • Receive and process reports for; injury, supervisor accident investigation, safety concern, etc.
  • Receive, prepare documents for Title IX and coordinate meetings with parties involved
  • Process and maintain Certificates of Insurance for the University and vendors
  • Purchase and process Short Term Travel insurance including billing
  • Support with compliance for OSHA, EPA, and Title IX requirements
  • Distribute to students and employees required online training, training information & materials
  • Assist with promoting workplace safety as well as environmental health and safety
  • Assist in set up and break down of venues for events, trainings, and meetings for department
  • Completes office tasks; i.e. clerical, managing supplies, mail, cleanliness of office area, etc.
  • Performs all other reasonably business-related functions and tasks as assigned

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

Qualifications:    An Associates or Bachelors degree. Insurance experience or insurance designation(s) preferred. The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.  Be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.  Knowledge with Microsoft Outlook & Office Suite. Be a self-motivator and be able to work without supervision. Have good organizational skills.

Typical Physical Demands:  Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 25 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, and telephones. 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.

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

Salad Supervisor - Food Services/Cafe

Location: Food Servieces/Cafe

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Job Summary: Lead out in the supervision of students in salad during shift, utilizing them for preparation of all cold foods for all meals, and any additional special orders for catering or banquets. 

General Duties: 

  • Lead out and direct your student workers in salad area.
  • Be alert to the student employees attendance and performance
  • Understand and practice the best and proper methods of quality preparation for each item on menu and to maintain the highest of standards in all food production
  • Understand, maintain and practice good sanitation and cleaning procedures at all times
    • Practice safe food handling
    • Keep the kitchen as clean and neat as possible during the day
    • Maintain a clean and sanitary work environment - being prepared for Health Department at all times
    • Clean coolers once a week (or more as needed) making sure everything is rotated and dated.
    • Straighten shelves, pans and utensils once a week
    • Keep Dept. products in the stockroom neat and orderly
  • Help with the preparation of special functions
  • Help with the training of new student workers
  • Take your turn and lead out in weekend duty
  • Fill in for emergencies such as sick or absent employees
  • Stay in tune with the needs and concerns of the other salad supervisors
  • Organize work area for best production and sanitation
  • Be creative in food preparation and display
  • Notify the head of salad of any situation, problem, or suggestions that will help with general improvement of program
  • Maintain a Christian atmosphere in your area by precept and example

Specific Duties: 

  • Check workers board for special orders and special functions
  • Make list out and organize jobs to be done during the day
  • Prepare special orders and organize special function jobs
  • Make special salads
  • Help prepare fresh fruit and vegetables for meals
  • Help in the setting up and breaking down of Salad and Dessert bars
  • Check temperatures to make sure they are maintained throughout the day. Keep all cold foods on deck 40 or below degrees at all times.
  • Perform deep cleaning and extra cleaning during breaks, slow times, or whenever asked to
  • Perform all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned

Special Requirements: 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. 

Education and Experience: A minimum of a high school diploma.  College or trade school education preferred.  Have a minimum of 5 years experience in Food Service.  Supervision and management experience. 

Qualifications: Ability to communicate effectively.  Be a self starter who displays neatness, cleanliness, and organizational skills and has the ability to motivate others to do the same.  Be approachable, friendly, positive attitude, able to encourage others. Be able to have a good rapport with employees –especially students.

Skills and Aptitudes: Have a working knowledge of food service operations.  Interpersonal relationship skills essential with ability to work with employees and students with a team spirit. Have safety-consciousness and promote within work force.

Typical Physical Demands: Requires repetitive hand motion, sitting, standing (sometimes standing in one place for prolonged periods of time), bending, and overhead reaching.  Requires lifting up to 50 pounds.  Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate food service equipment such as food slicers, chopping bowls, mixers and manual chopping with a knife.  Requires normal range of motion, hearing, and vision.

Working Conditions: Essential task are performed under normal office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. Work area is well lighted and ventilated.

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

Deli Assistant Manager - Food Services/Cafe

Location: Deli

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Job Summary:  The assistant manager of the Deli will have the primary responsibility of working with the manager in overseeing the total operation of the Deli. This individual must be capable of performing all aspects of the Deli operation and fill-in for the manager during their absence.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Check and maintain high standards of food preparation and service
  • Instruct and maintain high standards of sanitation and safety in all areas - making sure each department is following health regulations
  • Work with the manager in interviewing, hiring and schedule student employees
  • Monitor the attendance of student employees ensuring they follow all rules & regulations
  • Assist in the motivating, counseling, and disciplining of student employees when necessary
  • Collaborate with the manager in hiring of staff and resolving personnel issues
  • Help with the purchases and inventories of food supplies and other necessary commodities that assures quality food service at a minimum cost
  • Be innovative with ideas to implement special food sales and promotions
  • Search for new menu items and sample with students at times
  • Work on establishing standardized recipes, calculating recipes and portion cost
  • Check and maintain food cost/prices and track food waste
  • Provide VM office with updated item prices and Weekly menus
  • Make sure the daily deposits are done and taken to the Cashiers Office in Wright Hall
  • Make sure all invoices are turned in to the Food Service Office Manager’s office for payment
  • Keep all equipment in working order
  • Perform all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned

Special RequirementsAn expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, A SDA church member in good and regular standing.  Able to have a good rapport with employees – especially students.

Education and Experience:  College or trade school education preferred.  A minimum of 5 years experience in Food Service.  Supervision and management experience necessary.

Qualifications:  Ability to communicate effectively.  Must be a self starter who displays neatness, cleanliness, and organizational skills and has the ability to motivate others to do the same.  Personality should be approachable, friendly, positive attitude, able to encourage others.

Skills and Aptitudes:  Have a working knowledge of food service operations, computer skills.  Interpersonal relationship skills essential with ability to work with employees with a team spirit, The ability to interact appropriately with other campus personnel.  Have safety-consciousness and promote within work force.

Typical Physical Demands:  Requires sitting, standing, bending, and reaching.  May require lifting up to 50 pounds. (If over 40 pounds please ask for help)  Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, and telephone.  Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Working Conditions:  Essential task are performed under normal office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort.  Work area is well lighted and ventilated.

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 SummaryTo operate a cash register and check stand to provide the store’s customers with the most accurate and efficient checkout service possible; to assist the Customer Service Manager in providing and maintaining 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:  

  • Processes 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 accordance with company policies and procedures;
  • Performs basic math functions to collect payments and make change;
  • Assists customers with any large or bulky products and bag purchases for customers;
  • Maintains accurate cash drawer;
  • Secures register at all times when leaving it unattended; protect company assets at all times;
  • Keeps the checkout area clean and orderly;
  • Assists in training personnel when assigned;
  • Processes all refunds and returns according to company policy;
  • Calculates figures and amounts such as discounts and percentages in order to handle sales transactions and verify charges and counts;
  • Accurately completes required reports including sales reports and cash accountability or cash reconciliation;
  • Notifies department manager of situations or policy violations having an adverse effect on store operating performance;
  • Oversees and supervises the customer service function as directed;
  • Performs other duties and assignments as directed.

Qaulifications: 

  • Ability to hear, speak and understand the English spoken language in order to respond promptly to pages for assistance, to accommodate verbal requests from customers for information or assistance, to answer the telephone and to be able to communicate effectively with co-workers and customers.
  • Ability to read, write, analyze, interpret and understand the English language with sufficient proficiency.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High school education is preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires standing, sitting, walking, bending and reaching. Frequent lifting of moderate amounts of weight. Requires occasional lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds;
  • Requires ability to ascend and descend stairs;
  • Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computer, fax machine, copier, calculator, telephone;
  • Requires normal range of hearing and vision;
  • Requires ability to work with fresh fruits, vegetables, house plants, flowers and other types of typical grocery items without negative allergic consequences;
  • Requires ability to tolerate moderate amounts of dust and chemicals from routine housekeeping performed throughout the store

Work Environment:

  • Includes exposure to refrigerated and frozen products;
  • Typically, the noise level in the work environment is moderate.

Special Requirements:

  • Must have a desire to serve with a cooperative, positive, helpful attitude toward customers and co-workers;
  • Must have an expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and a SDA church member in good and regular standing.

Important Disclaimer Notice:

The job duties, skills and conditions listed in this job description are representative only and not exhaustive of the tasks an employee may be required to perform.

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