Faculty and Staff Openings

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Teaching Faculty 

 

Teaching Faculty - Chemistry Department

Department/School:  Chemistry Department

Description:  The Chemistry Department seeks a full-time faculty member effective June 1, 2017 with teaching responsibilities to commence at the beginning of the fall semester in late August. Teaching responsibilities will include courses for non-majors, chemistry for nursing and allied health majors, and lower division general and/or organic chemistry labs. Additional course responsibilities may be assigned depending on the qualifications and interests of the successful candidate.

Essential Duties: 

  • Develop and teach undergraduate courses in chemistry
  • 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 degree in chemistry is required (Ph.D. is preferred), 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 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 cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three references to: 

Dr. Brent Hamstra, Chair of Chemistry Department
Southern Adventist University
P.O. Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315-0370.

Contact Email: bhamstra@southern.edu

Teaching Faculty - School of Education & Psychology

Department/School:  School of Education & Psychology

Description:  The School of Education & Psychology seeks a teacher for a full-time position in the Psychology department, effective August 1, 2017

Essential Duties:

  • Teach undergraduate level psychology courses
  • Provide academic advising
  • Serve on departmental and university committees
  • Engage in activities of the psychology department and the psychology profession, including, but not limited to, research and scholarly activity that involve students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Earned doctoral degree in psychology
  • Ability to teach psychology courses from introductory lower-division levels to upper-division courses in specific content areas such as Psychological Testing, Group Processes, Marriage and the Family, and Aging and Society.
  • Demonstrated/documented teaching excellence in higher education

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 April 15, 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/colleges attended
  • Student evaluation summaries for at least one course recently taught
  • Three (3) letters of reference. At least one (1) letter from former employer must be included.

Please submit to: 
Dr. John McCoy, Dean, School of Education and Psychology
Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

Contact Email:jmccoy@southern.edu

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

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
 

Systems Analyst - Information Systems

Department/School:  Information Systems/Integration & Development

Pay Range:  Grade 1220 $47,460 - 55,643

Description: The Systems Analyst is responsible for multifaceted roles that include managing technical support tickets that have been escalated by lower tiers, tracking backlog items related to software defects and enhancements, and capturing new IT business requirements.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the day-to-day operation of the IT help desk related to the university portal, custom applications and integrations, and various Ellucian products
  • Ensure quality customer service in identifying, researching, and resolving technical problems
  • Implement policies and procedures regarding how problems are identified, received, documented, distributed, and corrected to ensure maximum issue resolutions in minimum time
  • Create and update IT knowledge-based articles
  • Perform end-user training and quality assurance testing
  • Work with end users with their reporting and data needs
  • Keep track of software defects and enhancement requests
  • Assist in documenting IT project initiation and business requirements
  • Work as part of a team to design and implement integrated, computer-based solutions
  • Perform other duties as assigned

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in a related field or the work equivalent in academic or industry experience

EXPERIENCE AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent interpersonal and technical skills
  • Friendly and patient attitude when dealing with a variety of situations and personalities
  • Ability to work in a structured, team environment
  • Self-motivated with keen attention to details
  • Knowledge of JitBit, agile software development concepts, T-SQL, MS SQL Reporting Services, and familiar with Ellucian products

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 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 

Graduate Studies Coordinator - School of Business  

Department/School:  School of Business  

Pay Range:  Grade 1350 $34,035 - $48,622

Description: The individual is responsible for all activities relating to managing the graduate studies admissions process, graduate studies advising and ensuring that graduate studies catalog and publications have been accurately updated.  This position will be responsible for supervision between one and two graduate assistants and for teaching between one and two classes in the undergraduate business program and other duties as assigned by the Dean.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to exercise discretion and good judgment in creating personal advising plans for each graduate student.
  • Prepare detailed course offering information by semester for each new academic year
  • Must be able to manage the student admission process and supervise the graduate assistants assigned to this function
  • Monitor the  academic progress of all graduate students to ensure that they are following their advising plan and exercise discretion and good judgment when suggesting corrective actions to students
  • Assist with  recruiting and career fairs
  • Apprise current students of possible job openings, and the hiring of graduate assistants
  • Organize a “New Student Orientation” each fall
  • Represent the SB at open house events
  • Responsible for organizing senior exit interview for the graduate program
  • Responsible for organizing and collecting data for the SACS and IACBE accreditation reports
  • Ability to teach in the undergraduate business program as needed

Education and Experience: Have a master’s degree in a business related field.

Qualifications:

  1. The ability to interact in a professional manner with students and individuals in all levels of business management
  2. The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  3. Have computer skills, preferably Microsoft Office and Internet
  4. Discretion and good judgment in the execution of all duties 

Expectations:

Professional dress and demeanor.  Dedicated, maintain confidentiality, loyal and a team player.

Typical Physical Demands:    Requires sitting, standing, bending, and reaching. May require lifting up to 25 pounds.  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 ventilate.

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 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 

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  

HR Generalist - Human Resources

Department/School: Human Resources

Pay Rate:  Grade 3012 $14.14 - $19.01

Hours: Regular business hours

Job Summary:  The HR Generalist is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources office, assisting applicants for regular employment and student job positions. Also supports the other Human Resources office employees and assists with payroll processing. 

Scope of Responsibility:

  • Provides general office services including word processing, filing, and copying materials as needed, answering the telephone and directing calls as appropriate.
  • Assists with organizing and maintaining files and records.
  • Posts full-time and part-time job openings as they become available, collects and processes all applications/resumes for regular employment and distributes as necessary to the various departments.
  • Coordinates full-employment cycle for employees, including but not limited to, New Employee Orientation, Onboarding, and End of employment items.
  • Acts as recording secretary for the Human Resource Committee.
  • Generates and updates all faculty and adjunct contracts in cooperation with the Benefits & Compensation Manager and Academic Administration.
  • Prepares all new employee documentation and ensures that new employees’ complete all required employment forms, including form I-9.
  • Enters and maintains all employee information in DataTel computer system ensuring accurate status, remuneration, and payroll distribution
  • Works closely with Student Employment Coordinator (SEC) to stay aware of current issues/procedures so as to cover those duties when SEC is not available.
  • Generates scheduled reports weekly/monthly as necessary and special reports on request to carry out the functions of Human Resources and other departments as arranged
  • Enters COLA and merit raises, perquisites, personal communication allowances, summer stipends, and other miscellaneous raises or payments for employees.
  • Oversees inventory and purchases office supplies and hospitality items as needed.
  • Assists Benefit & Compensation Manager with the annual reapplications of health care applications.
  • Attends professional development and training sessions as scheduled.
  • Performs all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned.

Qualifications:  BA/BS degree or a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in general office practice; Human Resources experience preferred. Be familiar with State and Federal laws related to employment.  Practice confidentiality of information at all times.  Be able to write and speak English fluently as well as English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Strong computer skills in various areas, including Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, and Excel.

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, the telephone 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 lighted and ventilated.

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:
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

Patrol Officer - Campus Safety

 

Department/School: Campus Safety

Pay Rate:  Grade 3009 $12.96 - $17.88 

Description: The full time patrol officer is scheduled to work 40 hours a week performing patrol officer duties and special assignments from the Campus Safety Department. Patrol officers are licensed by the State of Tennessee as unarmed proprietary security officers and must pass a criminal background check.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Learns policies and procedures of Southern Adventist University and enforces them.
  • Receive and maintain regular training, licensure, and certification in:
    o Tennessee State unarmed proprietary security officer license
    o CPR/AED 
    o Basic First Aid
    o Defensive physical tactics, including handcuffing methods
    o Chemical spray usage and application
    o Collapsible baton usage and application
    o CLERY and TIBRS reporting
    o Legal responsibilities
    • Respond to, document, and report on:
    o Medical emergencies
    o Fire alarms and emergencies
    o Crime and criminal investigations
    o General safety concerns
  • Performs regular security patrols of campus property, buildings and parking lots by vehicle, foot, and bicycle.
  • Coordinates emergency incident command response in accordance with National Incident Management standards and training
  • Performs services including:
    o Motorist assists, such as jump starts and air in tires
    o Emergency apartment or building access
    o Safety escorts after dark
  • Learns the Vehicle and Traffic Regulations. Assists in parking management including patrolling parking lots, writing citations, placing road cones and barricades, and directing traffic.
  • Performs additional event duties monthly including traffic control, documentation, parking management, VIP escorts, and general security patrols at on and off-campus events such as graduation services, pageants, and university hosted community events.
  • Assists with dispatch services as needed, including:
    o Receiving and documenting phone calls
    o Monitoring radio traffic
    o Monitoring doors, closed-circuit cameras, and fire alarm systems
    o Processing access card requests
  • Maintain daily computer log of call response and security patrol documentation.
  • Performs all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned by the director of Campus Safety.

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.

Qualifications:
Degree in related field preferred but not required.

Must be able to maintain physical training, first aid, and TN security license certification yearly.

Must pass criminal background check.

Must have computer skills including familiarity with MS Office.

Be a self-starter and be able to work without direct supervision.

Must possess good organizational skills.

Must have leadership qualities and a willingness to learn new systems and procedures.

Must be a team player, loyal to the university and Campus Safety.

Be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.

Must possess a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record.

Typical Physical Demands: 
Normally requires walking, sitting, standing, bending, and reaching. May occasionally require additional physically demanding movement, including sprinting, jumping, rolling, striking and blocking movements with arms and legs, and lifting up to 50 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, use keys, manipulate handcuffs, and use a touchscreen device. Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Working Conditions: Most job functions are performed in buildings with normal lighting and temperature conditions. Some job functions, such as security patrols and traffic control, are performed outside in any weather 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 

 
 


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