Faculty and Staff Openings

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Teaching Faculty 

Teaching Faculty - History & Political Studies Department

Department/School:  History & Political Studies Department

Description:  The History and Political Studies Department seeks a scholar and teacher for a half-time position in American History.  The anticipated contract date will be June 1, 2017, with courses beginning in August. 

The successful candidate will be able to teach American history and will have expertise in either Latin American history or Africana Studies or African-American history.  The ability to teach courses in Atlantic history, topics in African history, and in African-American and/or Latin American pop culture are desirable.  Knowledge of politics on the African or South and Central American continents also of particular interest, as classes in these areas would also be desirable.  All of these are not expected, but a combination of these is sought, and expertise one of the above two regional/cultural areas is a must. 

Essential Duties:  

  • Develop and teach two undergraduate courses per semester
  • Advise, engage, and mentor students
  • Sustain a research and professional growth agenda
  • Serve on departmental and university committees
  • Assist with departmental student recruiting activities
  • Engage in service activities
  • Work collegially as part of a team, with students, fellow faculty members, and administrators.

Qualifications: PhD in History preferred.  A strong commitment to teaching excellence in undergraduate education at a small liberal arts teaching institution. 

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

To Apply: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and at least three references to: 

Dr. Kris Erskine - History & Political Studies Department
Southern Adventist University
P.O. Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315-0370.

Email: kerskine@southern.edu

Teaching Faculty - School of Journalism & Communication

Department/School:  School of Journalism and Communication

Description:  The School of Journalism and Communication seeks a full-time faculty member to teach undergraduate courses and advise in one or more areas  of:  public relations, writing/editing, journalism, broadcasting, mass communications, technology, photography, communication studies, health communication, or related area.

Qualifications:  Master’s required, doctorate preferred.  Prefer 5 years of professional experience, 3 years of teaching experience.

Special Requirements:   An expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, 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 to:

Linda Crumley - School of Journalism & Communication
Southern Adventist University
P.O. Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315-0370.

Email: lindacrumley@southern.edu

Graphic Design Professor - School of Visual Art and Design

Department/School:  School of Visual Art and Design

Description:  A full-time professor of graphic design with forward-thinking ideas about design practice and pedagogy.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will be an excellent design educator, possess an MFA degree, and demonstrate exceptional design skills, along with an advanced knowledge of design software. Professional expertise in current production processes, comprehensive understanding of emerging design practice across a range of visual media, as well as extensive knowledge of typography, editorial layout, branding, and design theory are required.

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

To Apply: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae (including a statement of teaching philosophy), portfolio samples, and at least three references to: 
Randy Craven - School of Visual Art and Design
Southern Adventist University
P.O. Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315-0370.

Email: rlcraven@southern.edu

Teaching Faculty - School of Religion 

Department/School:  School of Religion

Description:  The School of Religion seeks a faculty member to begin in the summer of 2017.

Qualifications:  Applicant should have a Ph.D. (or be near completion) in biblical studies, preferably New Testament. Positive experience in both pastoral ministry and teaching is helpful. Candidate must demonstrate a contagious love for Jesus, a strong commitment to the authority of Scripture, and a deep passion for Adventist message and mission. Good people skills and the ability to engage students in a positive, faith-building manner in the classroom are essential. 

Special Requirements:   An expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, 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, including three references and statement of teaching philosophy as e-mail attachments to Greg King, Religion Search Committee Chair, gking@southern.edu

Office Phone:  423.236.2975 

Teaching Faculty - School of Education & Psychology

Department/School: School of Education & Psychology

Description:  Full-time faculty position in its CACREP accredited Clinical Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling program, effective August 1, 2017.

Duties: 

  • Teach graduate level courses and occasional undergraduate courses
  • Provide graduate academic advising and clinical supervision
  • Serve on departmental and university committees
  • Engage in activities of the counseling profession, including development/renewal, research and scholarly activity, and community service and advocacy.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Earned doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision from a CACREP-accredited program OR earned doctoral degree in clinical/counseling psychology from an APA-accredited program and have been employed as full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013.
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Tennessee as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or School Counselor (LSC)
  • At least 2 years of practice experience in clinical mental health or PK-12 school counseling settings
  • Demonstrated/documented teaching excellence in higher education
  • Doctoral-level preparation in clinical supervision
  • Commitment to cultural diversity and social justice

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

To Apply:
Screening of applications will begin January 9, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a single electronic Adobe PDF file containing the following items:

  • A cover letter including a statement of teaching philosophy and research interest
  • A current curriculum vita
  • Unofficial transcripts from all universities attended
  • Four (4) letters of reference. At least one (1) letter from former employer must be included.

Please submit to:

Dr. Ileanna Freeman, Director of Graduate Studies in Counseling
Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

Contact Email: ileanaf@southern.edu

 

Adjunct Faculty

Modern Language Department

Department/School: Modern Language Department

Description: Seeking a passionate and knowledgeable Adjunct Instructor of German who holds an MA in German, with 18 graduate credit hours in German.
The Modern Language Department 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:
Please contact Prof. Adrienne Royo, Chair of the department or Beverly Orrison, Office Manager

Contact Email:aroyo@southern.edu or borrison@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2395 or 423.236.2221


Salaried Staff
 

 

Hourly Staff  


Temporary Positions

Plumbers Assistant 

Department:  Plant Services

Pay Rate:  Varires according to experience

Hours:  As Needed

Description: The Plumber Assistant will help the plumbers with varied plumbing repairs on campus.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Observe all university employee policies
  2. Maintain neat appearance
  3. Display uplifting and positive outlook dealing with sometimes difficult situations
  4. Follow all Plant Services policies
  5. Take work orders and complete them in a timely manner
  6. Do work in an organized neat and professional manner

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

Qualifications: Experience with plumbing repairs. Able to repair toilets of all types. Able to repair sink and shower valves. Able to find and repair leaks in varied type of pipe. Able to unstop drains. Understands basic plumbing principles. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.  Be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.  Be a self-starter and able to work without supervision and must possess good organizational skills. 

Typical Physical Demands:  Requires climbing stairs, sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 50 pounds. Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Working Conditions: The majority of work is done inside in conditioned spaces. Some is done on roofs or other outside locations in hot or cold conditions. 

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: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279 

Housekeeping Assistant - Talge Hall

Department/School: Talge Hall

Pay Rate:  $10 - $14 per hour (based on experience)

Hours: as needed

Description: The Housekeeping Assistant will assist the Housekeeping Supervisor on an as needed basis.  May-September and December/January are the busiest times.

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

Primary
Clean empty apartments to prepare them for new residents.

  1. Observe all residence hall and university policies.
  2. Maintain a neat, well-groomed personal appearance at all times.
  3. Ensure favorable department image to students, parents, and visitors by exhibiting a helpful attitude at all times.
  4. Maintain good communications with superiors and subordinates
  5. Perform other duties and assignments as directed

Secondary-Fill in or Assist Housekeeping Supervisor

  1. Observe and enforce all residence hall and university policies throughout the residence hall.
  2. Maintain a neat, well groomed personal appearance at all times and enforce school dress code for student janitors.
  3. Promptly inform Housekeeping Supervisor of needed repairs. Assist Talge maintenance/Plant Services workers as needed.
  4. Ensure janitor closets are kept properly stocked and orderly.
  5. Maintain empty rooms in “move in” condition.
  6. Oversee a crew of student janitors.

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

Qualifications:  High school diploma or equivalent, two to five years supervising employees.   Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.  Be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.  Be a self-starter and able to work without supervision and must possess good organizational skills. 

Typical Physical Demands:  Requires climbing stairs, sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 30 pounds. Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Working Conditions:  Essential tasks are performed under normal residence hall conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. Work area is usually 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: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279