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Faculty Positions

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

Hourly Staff

Quick Print Assistant - Purchasing Services

Location: Purchasing Services

Hours: Part-time, hourly

Pay: $13.17 - $18.16

Job Summary: Assist in the day to day billing operations of Quick Print.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Ticketing – Employee will be responsible for learning customers’ needs and creating tickets for production.
  • Billing – Employee will be responsible for processing tickets of completed jobs.
  • Filing – Employee will be responsible for logging and filing completed tickets.
  • Shipping – Employee will be responsible for processing customer shipments.
  • Customer Service – Employee will assist customers to the fullest of his/her abilities and with a caring attitude.
  • Employee will perform all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned.

Qualifications: 

  • Ability to work with deadlines and prioritize incoming tasks.
  • Understand digital copier devices and their work flow as it pertains to ticketing and billing.
  • An aptitude for learning.

Special Requirements:

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

Typical Physical 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, telephones, 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 lit 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

Kayak Manager - Food Services/Kayak

Location: Kayak

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $14.33-$19.34

Job Summary: Primary responsibility of overseeing the total operations of The Kayak including student worker management, budgeting, production, and recipe adherence. 

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 of production to both staff and students
  • Prepare sandwiches/salads as needed for Kayak and other Foodservice venues
  • Make sure all health regulations are followed
  • Check the appearance of all student employees
  • Interview, hire, and schedule student employees
  • Directly in charge of the motivating, counseling and disciplining of student employees when necessary
  • Collaborate with Director of Food Service in hiring of student staff and resolving personnel issues
  • Reconcile and make daily deposits for Kayak
  • Maintain cash reports, hourly sales, etc.
  • Do the ordering of all products daily from the cafeteria
  • Monitor, approve, and release weekly worked hours of student and staff
  • Keep all equipment in working order
  • Count and turn in quarterly inventories
  • Check and maintain food cost / prices / on menu board and registers
  • Fill in for absentees
  • Put up signs when Kayak is open / close to keep customers aware of any changes
  • Perform all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned by directors

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.  Be able to have a good rapport with employees–especially students.

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.  Approachable, customer service 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 campus personnel.  Have safety-consciousness.

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

Lunch Salad Supervisor (Part-time) - Cafeteria

Location: Cafeteria

Hours: Part-time, hourly

Pay: $13.01 - $17.99

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

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

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

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