Faculty and Staff Openings

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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


Salaried Staff
 

Soul-Winning and Leadership Training - SALT Program Director 

Department/School:  School of Religion

Description:  This individual will lead in the management and continued development of the SALT (Soul-winning and Leadership Training) program under the supervision of the director of the Robert H. Pierson Institute of Evangelism and Missions in the School of Religion at Southern Adventist University.

Pay Range: (Grade 1300) $47,460 - $55,643

Duties and Responsibilities:
1.  Overall director responsibilities
        
a.  Ensure the strategis development of the SALT Program (in harmony iwth both It Is Written and Southern's strategic plans).
        b.  Plan and administer the operations of the SALT program.
        c.  Serve as the primary liaison with It Is Written.
        d.  Supervise and support SALT staff and student workers.
2.  Teaching and Mentoring
        a.  Schedule classes, speakers and training intensives for all SALT programs and intensives.
        b.  Teach selected classes for the SALT Program and assist other teachers as needed.
        c.  Personally mentor and supervise SALT students.
3.  Program promotion and recruiting
        a.  Coordinate the development of SALT promotional and recruiting materials according to the common branding agreement between Southern and It Is Written.
        b.  Promote SALT programs and recruit students at conferences, academies, camp meetings, etc.
        c. Assist with other promotional events for Southern and It Is Written when needed.
4.  Evangelism coordination and training
        a.  Lead in the selection and preparation of an annual host church for the SALT program (one year in advance) and provide evangelism training and mentorship for the church.
        b.  Coordinate with It Is Written for outreach training.
        c.  Provide training for the Southern/Southern Union Evangelism Field School as needed.
        d.  Organize SALT training events in churches, schools, etc. This may include shorter lay training programs such as one-week intensives, Sunday trainings, weekend trainings, etc.
        e.  Preach evangelistic meetings on occasional basis as needed.
5.  Student placement and discipleship
        a.  Facilitate placement of SALT graduates in ministry opportunities, especially with a primary emphasis on It Is Written’s evangelistic efforts.
        b.  Disciple SALT graduates in their post-SALT ministry work.
        c.  Manage integration of Bible workers with the field school program/pre-work.
6.  Program development
        a.  Work on the development of SALT winter tracks and/or classes.
        b.  Develop evangelism training partnerships with local conferences and churches.
        c.  Develop resources for evangelism and outreach as needed.

Reporting:  Primary reporting accountability will be to the director of the Pierson Institute, as well as to the Pierson Institute Executive Committee and Advisory Board and the dean of the School of Religion. Strong coordination is expected with It Is Written and its leadership as the primary sponsor of the program.

Education and Experience: 
A master’s degree in religion/ministry/theology is required for teaching purposes. Must have extensive experience in both personal and public evangelism and have demonstrated success in soul-winning and leadership training. Completion of a four-month or longer evangelism training program is preferred. Teaching experience and prior ministry with collegiate-aged young adults is also preferred.

Qualifications:   
Strong relational and leadership skills.  Be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.  Ability to capably manage both details and people.  Good public relations skills.  Oral, written, and audio-visual communication skills.  Strong recruiting 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, and telephone.  Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

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: 

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

 

Hourly Staff  


Temporary Positions

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