Faculty and Staff Openings

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Faculty Positions

Teaching Faculty - School of Nursing

Department/School: Nursing

Duties/Responsibilities: School of Nursing seeks a full-time faculty to join a mission-focused team. Teaching responsibilities will be primarily at the undergraduate level. An earned doctorate is preferred.

Qualifications: Requisite qualities include successful teaching experience, interest in research, flexibility, and commitment to Adventist nursing education.

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

Send curriculum vitae or inquiries to search committee chair:

ChristyShowalter

cshowalter@southern.edu.

SAU School of Nursing,

PO Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315.

Teaching Faculty - School of Chemistry

Department/School: School of Chemistry

Appointment Date: Duties and responsibilities to begin June 1, 2019

Duties/Responsibilities: The Chemistry Department seeks a full-time faculty member with expertise in organic chemistry effective June 1, 2019. Teaching responsibilities may be expected to include organic chemistry lectures and labs and chemistry for nursing and allied health majors. Additional course responsibilities may also be assigned depending on the qualifications and interests of the successful candidate. An ability and willingness to 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 is desirable.

Essential Duties:

  • Develop and teach undergraduate courses in chemistry in collaboration with fellow faculty members
  • 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 organic chemistry (or a closely related field) 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 - School of Music

Department/School: School of Music

Appointment Date: Duties and responsibilities to begin June 1, 2019

Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Integrate with the faculty, staff, student, life, mission, and strategic goals of the School of Music.
  • Provide curricular oversight to and teach lower- and upper- division courses in area of primary expertise - either music history or music theory.
  • Additionally, teach lower- and/or upper-division courses in area of secondary expertise - either music history or music theory - to equal a full-time teaching load.
  • Advise music majors.
  • Participate in University academic life through committee membership and duties as assigned.
  • Maintain an active and ongoing development and presentation of professional activities within the duties and responsibilities of the position.

Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree in Musicology, Music History, or Music Theory required.
  • Completed Ph.D. in Musicology, Music History, or Music Theory or ABD preferred.
  • Evidence of successful classroom teaching at the university level.
  • Demonstrated training and/or experience in teaching secondary academic area.

Rank and Salary: Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure: Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates will apply by submitting a cover letter, current CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and three (3) professional reference letters to: 

Dr. Peter Cooper, Dean

School of Music 

Southern Adventist University

P.O. Box 370 

Collegedale, TN 37315

Teaching Faculty (Dean) - School Education & Psychology

Department/School: School of Education & Psychology 

Description: The Dean of the School of Education and Psychology (SEP) is a member of the faculty who is appointed by and responsible to the Vice-President for Academic Administration (VPAA) for the planning, organization, staffing, direction, and evaluation of the academic disciplines of the SEP. In harmony with the strategic plans of the university and with the recommendations of accrediting and professional bodies, the SEP Dean is responsible for the continuous development of the school’s strategic plan and for setting specific goals.

Duties and Responsibilities: Administration

1. Ensure the annual review and updating of SEP Unit Plans in consultation with the Directors of Program
Area, and submit the updated plans to the office of Institutional Research.
2. Develop and maintain a Manual of Policies, Procedures, and Best Practices for the SEP.
3. Lead in the development of and updating of the SEP five-year strategic plan.
4. Provide general leadership for the SEP which results in a productive and positive work climate and in
collegial relations among and between faculty, staff, and students.
5. Prepare reports, inventories, and surveys providing such information as requested by campus officials.
6. Be active in local, regional, national, and denominational associations.
7. Ensure that job descriptions for School positions are current and disseminated.
8. Ensure that full-time faculty members maintain regular, posted office hours, and that contact information
for adjunct faculty members is readily available.
9. Participate in the development of the SEP budget with the VPAA.
10. Administer the SEP budget in accordance with university policies.
11. Make recommendations to the VPAA regarding classroom, office, and other facility needs.
12. Make requests to the VPAA regarding capital equipment needs.
13. Initiate work orders that will ensure the care, protection, and repair of all facilities assigned to the SEP.
14. Chair regularly scheduled SEP Faculty Assemblies, encourage participation of faculty and/or students in
SEP governance, and keep records of actions taken by committees within the School.
15. Collaborate with the directors of the SEP program areas, accreditation and assessment, Teaching Materials
Center, and technology for the successful operation of the school.
16. Interpret university policy to the persons employed within the SEP, enforce university policies, and, when
necessary, report infringements of policy to the VPAA.
17. Facilitate intra-school consensus and manage conflicts.
18. Prepare the periodic school review and such other reports as requested.
19. Arrange for supervision and evaluation of graduate assistants and the clerical or technical staff in the SEP.
20. Nurture departmental student clubs and/or honor societies.
21. Provide SEP leadership through excellent communication, both within the school, and between school and
university administration.
22. Represent the SEP to the administration, and the administration to the SEP.
23. Serve as a liaison with the appropriate accrediting bodies, as requested by the VPAA.
24. Serve as a representative of the SEP and the University at NAD and Southern Union Education Advisories.

25. Act as official SEP liaison to the conference education superintendents, in collaboration with the Director
of Teacher Education Programs.

Duties and Responsibilities: Instruction
1. Review and facilitate, with SEP faculty members, the updating of School curricula, courses, and programs.
2. Promote and model effective classroom instruction utilizing a variety of teaching strategies.
3. Provide leadership and encouragement for faculty members to integrate faith and learning in the curricula.
4. Recommend, to the appropriate committees, courses, academic degrees, and/or curricula which will
enhance and improve the School’s instructional program.
5. Facilitate development of School-specific graduation requirements in harmony with university requirements.
6. Prepare the SEP section of the corresponding academic bulletins, and submit proposed changes, with
justification data, to the appropriate committees.
7. Encourage and facilitate regular student and peer evaluations of faculty teaching in accordance with
university requirements.
8. Recommends course schedules within the guidelines set by the university and the Office of Records and
Advisement, and in cooperation with other academic units.

Duties and Responsibilities: Faculty Development
1. Recruit, and recommend to the VPAA, qualified faculty, both full-time and adjunct.
2. Provide for orientation to new faculty members, adjunct faculty, and graduate assistants.
3. Make recommendations for faculty promotion in academic rank and employment level.
4. Initiate non-renewal or termination of faculty, as needed.
5. Coach and advise full-time faculty with regard to the faculty promotion process.
6. Determine individual faculty teaching loads and course assignments.
7. Encourage faculty participation in School and university activities.
8. Model and encourage the publication of faculty research and participation in professional organizations.
9. Evaluate full-time faculty performance annually, and encourage faculty development in teaching, research,
and service through the development of annual Professional Development Objectives (PDO).
10. Provide for the annual evaluation of adjunct faculty.
11. Evaluate faculty applications for sabbaticals, study leaves, and other professional development activities.
12. Keep faculty informed of SEP and institutional plans, activities, and expectations.

Duties and Responsibilities: Recruitment and Student Advocacy
1. Promote positive student morale in the School.
2. Assist in the recruitment, selection, and retention of qualified students.
3. Assist university marketing in the development of SEP promotional materials.
4. Review the School's participation in the university's advisement program and make recommendations, as
needed, to the Office of Records and Advisement.
5. Receive, hear, and process student queries, criticisms, and grievances regarding faculty, adjunct faculty
and/or courses, curricula, and grades, and maintain a record of these communications.
6. Establish procedures so that letters for students concerning recommendation, referral, and recognition as
may be required for admittance, transfer, financial aid, and employment opportunities/scholarships are
processed in a timely manner.
7. Require academic honesty and act decisively against all manifestations of academic dishonesty.

Qualifications:

1. Academic preparation in areas of instruction. Earned doctorate is required.
2. Administrative skills.
3. Teaching experience.
4. Professional experience.
5. Ability to speak and write English fluently.
6. Work-related computer skills.

7. Must practice confidentiality of information at all times.

Special Requirement: Must have an 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, and evidence a desire to serve in a cooperative, spiritually redemptive, and soul-winning atmosphere.

Typical Physical Demands
1. Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 50 pounds.
2. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, the telephone and other office equipment.
3. Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

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

To Apply: Please send a curriculum vitae to

Robert Young

Southern Adventist University

P.O. Box 370

Collegedale, TN 37315

Email: ryoung@southern.edu

Adjunct Faculty

Salaried Staff

Director - Institutional Research and Planning

Location: Institutional Research and Planning

Hours: Full-time, Salary

Job Summary: The director coordinates a comprehensive, university-wide program of data evaluation and analytics to support the evaluation of success in achieving the institutional mission, vision, values, and goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the evaluation and presentation of evidences of institutional effectiveness.
  • Serves as secretary of the Assessment and Effectiveness Review Committee and assists the chair with agenda development and with the dissemination of findings.
  • Uses data analytics to support institutional planning, recruiting, retention, financial forecasting, and student success.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of the institutional dashboard.
  • Actively monitors institutional data and alerts the vice president of trends and data points requiring attention.
  • Provides data and information to support decision making by the Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, staff, and students through dashboards and other reporting measures.
  • Monitors educational market trends and supports the institution, schools, and departments in assessing market viability of new and existing programs of study.
  • Benchmarks institutional data against Carnegie class and peer institutions on metrics important to the institutional decision making.  (Peer classes include (1) NAD colleges and universities, (2) an aspirant group, and (3) institutions that are matched for Carnegie class, and are private, religiously affiliated, and of similar size.)
  • Guides all campus entities in the planning and evaluation process.
  • Provides consultation, assistance, and support to departments for assessment and data usage.
  • Works with the vice president on the university’s strategic plan, strategic initiatives, and the assessment of the strategic initiatives; attends the Strategic Planning and Budget Committee
  • Collects, organizes, verifies, analyzes, and interprets data, and generates and disseminates research reports to internal and external constituents and entities. [RY1] 
  • Provides oversight for the departmental website, which hosts the university’s InfoCenter and compilations of surveys, assessments, dashboards, and reports.
  • Ensures data and reports held in the InfoCenter are up-to-date and accurate.
  • Supervises the Business Intelligence Analyst and supports development of online dashboards and reports
  • Provides consultation and assistance to internal constituents on research projects, survey design, statistics, and analysis.
  • Assists in responding to state and federal requirements and to denominational and regional accreditation requirements.
  • Accepts assignments and special projects from the vice president.

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.     

 Qualifications: Master’s degree required, doctorate preferred, with course work in higher education, research and statistics, educational research, psychology, or related field.  Applicants must evidence strong research, analytical, technical, and evaluation skills; posses a solid grasp of issues and trends in higher education; and demonstrate competencies in oral and written communication and interpersonal relations.

 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 telephone.  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 curriculum vitae to

Robert Young

Southern Adventist University

P.O. Box 370

Collegedale, TN 37315

Email: ryoung@southern.edu

Annual Giving Coordinator - Advancement

Location: Advancement

Hours: Full-time, Salary

Job Summary: Holds significant responsibility for the implementation of a comprehensive Annual Giving program that will grow Southern’s culture of generosity among alumni, employees, and friends of the university; maximize giving, and increase alumni participation. The role also includes managing student workers. Candidate for this position should have excellent time management skills, acquaintance with direct mail and digital communication, self-motivation, and ability to prioritize multiple projects.

This is a full-time, twenty-four month, exempt position reporting to the Assoc. Director for Advancement.  As a part of the Philanthropic Services for Institutions Career Opportunity program, the Annual Giving Coordinator will also communicate with the Program Director at PSI, and provide appropriate reports as requested.  At the end of the twenty-four months, the position will be evaluated  for a full-time permanent position. 

Fundraising duties and responsibilities:

  • Work with the annual giving committee whose members will be available as mentors.
  • Collaborate with department colleagues to implement strategic direct marketing, communication and solicitation materials that incorporate direct mail, digital, social media, phonathons, Giving Day, crowdfunding, and other communication methods.
  • Conceptualize themes, write letters and other promotional materials, and proofread/edit written pieces. Collaborate with the Marketing department on design elements.
  • Learn to identify target constituent segments for solicitation, request necessary data, and analyze results.
  • Coordinate fundraising efforts for employee giving and graduation campaigns, with the Advancement team.

Management duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage Southern’s Call Center program using the framework of an existing successful program. Includes assisting the student/graduate student call center coordinator in recruiting, hiring, and managing students, writing scripts and support materials, and identifying target constituent segments.
  • Communicate directly with direct mail vendors and consultants. Work with the Assoc. Director of Advancement on budgets and planning.
  • Collaborate with major gift officers for movement of annual giving donors to major giving program and recommend potential corporations for matching gift challenges for the annual program.
  • Oversee stewardship pieces directed to annual giving donors.
  • Serve on the university’s Fundraising Committee and Student Missions Executive Committee as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, PR, business, or non-profit management preferred.
  • Experience in fundraising and/or nonprofit organizations preferred
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced computer skills, web, and e-communications skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work evenings and travel, when needed.

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.

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. Must have enthusiasm for fundraising to benefit the students and programs of Southern. May require lifting up to 50 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: Working hour schedule is non-traditional. 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 

Hourly Staff

Office Manager - PE, Health and Wellness

Location: PE, Health and Wellness

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $14.51 - $19.51

Job Summary: The office manager applies procedural and organizational knowledge with general office and secretarial skills in support of academic school staff.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide exemplary customer service to the public, colleagues, and students by being accessible, listening attentively, communicating clearly, responding in a timely manner, showing respect, never arguing, effectively connecting the person to the right service, product or solution and doing what your say.
  • Works closely with all PEHW staff to make sure their needs are met.
  • Composes and types routine correspondence.
  • Receives, opens, and routes incoming mail to school staff.
  • Maintains and organizes files and records.
  • Answers telephones, send emails, faxes, and answers routine questions or routes calls to appropriate person.
  • Maintains schedules for faculty, student workers, and staff.
  • Helps professors with e-class and grading when needed.
  • Keeps office clean and orderly.
  • Maintains and updates several websites
    • School of Physical Education, Health & Wellness 
    • Hulsey Wellness Center
    • Intramurals
    • Employee Wellness
    • Outdoor Leadership
    • SOAP
  • Works closely with Swim Lessons, Gym-Kids, SOAP, WellKids programs.
  • Keeps minutes of OL Roundtable, OL Council, and PEHW Staff meetings.
  • Turn in cash, receipts, checks to accounting when necessary.  Help with billing by preparing invoices for School of PEHW academic business.  Communicates with Dean regarding budget.
  • Order supplies and equipment for the department (intramural equipment, Hulsey Wellness Center equipment, office supplies, equipment for classes, equipment for Gym-Masters)
  • Oversee and organize the Physical Education, Health & Wellness resource room.
  • Checks classroom/resource room computer and audiovisual needs.
  • Uploads videos from classes and employee wellness activities and posts on Employee Wellness website.
  • Works closely with Facility Manager and Dean regarding facility happenings and scheduling events in the Wellness Center and posts as needed.  Helps with facility setup, scheduling, decorating during holidays, etc.
  • Works closely with Fitness for Collegiate Life classes, collecting activity class data.
  • Contacts recent graduates to see what they are doing job/graduate school.
  • Works with Dean on Employee Wellness correspondence and creating the webpage, activities, and collecting the activity data turned in by employees.
  • Performs all other reasonable business-related functions as assigned.  

Qualifications:
The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.  Be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.  Have computer skills, preferably MS Word, Excel, Photo Shop, and also website editing skills.  Be a self-starter and able to work without supervision and must possess good organizational skills.

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. 

Education and Experience:
A college graduate required. Related clerical experience preferred

Job Demands:
Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 50 pounds. 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 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 

Part-time KR's Place Supervisor - KR's Place

Location: KR's Place

Hours: Part-time, hourly, 6:00pm - 11:30pm

Pay: $13.17 - $18.16

Job Summary: To work wherever needed in helping serve the guests and KR’s Student Workers at KR’s Place with a Loving, Christian & positive attitude.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Be on time when scheduled to work
  • Be aware of Student Workers attendance and performance
  • Relate any employee issues to immediate supervisor
  • Help to prepare and serve menu items
  • Clean and stock whatever station needs it - Daily
  • Assist others when you are not busy at your station
  • Operate register when needed
  • Settle drawer at the end of the evening shift
  • Be a team player
  • Prepare Food & Work Stations for morning shift
  • Reinforce all department rules
  • Follow through with responsibilities directed by KR’s Manager

Oversee the following each evening:

  • Make sure areas are all clean
  • All food must be dated, labeled, and put away
  • Dishes are to be rinsed and left on cart and taken down to dish room
  • All trash, cardboard, rags, and aprons to be taken down to 2nd floor to designated areas
  • Tables/ floors in dining area and kitchen to be wiped/ swept and mopped
  • Refill and stock all paper products
  • Refill and stock drink coolers
  • Cooler temperatures checked and recorded
  • 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.  Able to have a good report with students, staff, customers and be open to change.

Education and Experience:   A high school diploma. Supervisory experience.

Skills and Aptitudes: Interpersonal relationship skills essential with ability to work with students and staff with a team spirit.  Have safety-consciousness awareness.

Typical Physical Demands:  Requires standing (majority of the shift), bending and reaching.  May require lifting up to 50 pounds.  (If over 40 pounds please ask for help) Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate food service equipment such as food slicers, blenders, microwaves, etc.  Requires normal range of motion, 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


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