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FACULTY AND STAFF OPENINGS

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Faculty Positions

LocationSchool of Computing

HoursFull-time, salary

Job SummarySouthern Adventist University seeks a full-time faculty member for the School of Computing.

QualificationsThe ideal candidate will have an earned doctorate in computer science, information technology, information systems, or a related area.  Such an individual would teach graduate and undergraduate courses, develop course materials, advise students academically, serve on university committees, and perform other duties expected of full-time faculty.

Master’s prepared individuals also may apply.  The duties for faculty with only a master’s degree are the same as those listed above excluding teaching courses at the graduate level.

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

To ApplySend letter of application, curriculum vitae (including a statement of teaching philosophy), portfolio samples, and at least three references to Rick Halterman, School of Computing, Southern Adventist University, halterman@southern.edu.  

Location: School of Visual Art and Design

Hours: Full-time, salary

Job SummarySouthern Adventist University’s School of Visual Art and Design seeks full-time professor of film production to teach cinematography, lighting, sound design, documentary directing, and producing.

QualificationsM.F.A. in film production and current teaching experience preferred. Deep understanding of visual storytelling, industry experience, advanced technical skill, and an exemplary portfolio are requisite. Mutual respect, candor, complimentary intellect, and virtuous motivation are of the highest value.

Special Requirements: Must have a strongly expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 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.

Adjunct Faculty

Location: Modern Languages Department

Job Summary and DutiesThe Modern Languages Department is seeking a qualified individual to bring academic and professional excellence to the department. The candidate must be able to teach German classes at both the elementary and intermediate levels and be comfortable with technology.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in German or related field with a minimum of 18 credit hours in German at the graduate level. Minimum 1+ year teaching experience required.

Send curriculum vitae or inquiries to:
Adrienne Royo, Chair
aroyo@southern.edu
SAU Modern Languages Department
PO Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315

Salaried Staff

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Hourly Positions

LocationKR's Place

Hours: Part-time, hourly, 6:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Pay: $13.17 - $18.16

Job SummaryTo work wherever needed in helping serve the guests and KR’s Student Workers at KR’s Place with a loving, Christian, and 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 and 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 second 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 and the teachings and mission of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, a Seventh-day Adventist church member in good and regular standing. Able to have a good rapport with students, staff, and 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

Location: McKee Library Tutoring Center

Hours: 20 hours per week, Monday-Friday 9 am-1 pm

Pay: $14.93 per hour

Job Summary: The office manager helps manage the Tutoring Center, supervises student activity in the Tutoring Center, and works to support the mission and vision of the Tutoring Center and Southern Adventist University.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Answer incoming calls for the Tutoring Center and provide support to visitors.
  • Assist in keeping the Tutoring Center clean and in order.
  • Coordinate with IT department when there are problems with office equipment.
  • Assist in scheduling and supervising all tutoring in the Tutoring Center.
  • Process student employee time cards for the Writing Center & Tutoring Center.
  • Monitor tutor pay rates.
  • Purchase office supplies, resources (such as textbooks), and other items at the best possible pricing.
  • Manage and update the Tutoring Center’s online scheduler (WCOnline), create tutor schedules, add tutor bios, and add courses for tutors.
  • Maintain tutor file and employment records (including CRLA records, list of classes tutored, unofficial transcripts, applications, disciplinary action, etc.).
  • Send end-of-semester WCOnline report to tutors.
  • Organize orientation and end-of-semester events.
  • Arrange for tutor class visits at the beginning of each semester.
  • Prepare list of courses for which we have tutors, and the tutors that tutor those courses, each semester.
  • Submit request for door access each semester.
  • Recruit tutors when needed.
  • Attend library staff meetings and take minutes at the meetings.
  • Attend weekly Tutoring Center meetings with the director and tutor coordinators and take minutes at the meetings.
  • Create promotional material for the Tutoring Center.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-directed and able to work independently
  • Excellent organization skills, including attention to detail

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

Location: Food Services/Cafe

Hours: Temporary, flexible between 6am and 6pm, (25-27+ hrs/week-As needed)

Job Summary: This position will assist Cafeteria employees with meal preparation, service and packaging.  While classified as a temporary position, there is potential for long-term employment with satisfactory performance and as positions become available.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Notify the Cafeteria Manager of situations, problems or suggestions that would improve the program
  • Understand and practice proper methods of preparation for each item on menu
  • 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
  • Report to Cafeteria Manager for the day’s work assignments
  • Make sure all steam kettles are cleaned and cleanup work stations from lunch before leaving
  • Assist with special functions when needed as per your schedule
  • Maintain a Christian atmosphere in your area by precept and example
  • Perform deep cleaning and extra cleaning whenever asked to
  • Perform all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned

Education and Experience:  A minimum of a high school diploma. College or trade school education preferred. A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Food Service. Supervision and management experience. 

Qualifications:  Ability to communicate effectively. A self-starter who displays neatness, cleanliness, and organizational skills and has the ability to motivate others to do the same. Approachable, friendly, positive attitude, able to encourage others. Able to have a good rapport with employees Bespecially 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 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 food service equipment such as food slicers, chopping bowls, mixers, etc. Requires normal range of motion, hearing, and vision.

Working Conditions: Essential task are performed under normal culinary 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

Location: Talge Hall

Hours: Temporary, Hourly

Job Summary: The Housekeeping Supervisor supervises the activities of approximately 25 student workers for Talge Hall.   

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Insures the residence hall is clean and well-maintained.
  • Interacts with Plant Services for major maintenance projects.
  • Schedules outside contractors for upkeep of porches and exterior windows.
  • Coordinates purchase of supplies through the Service Department.
  • Coordinates with Director of Residence Life when new items are needed and when equipment and furnishings need replacing.
  • Communicates directly with parents and students as needed.
  • Provides recycling services.
  • 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.     

Qualifications:  High school diploma or equivalent. Two to five years supervising employees.   The 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: akmaitland@southern.edu