Faculty and Staff Openings

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Faculty Positions

Teaching Faculty - School of Visual Art and Design

Location: School of Visual Art and Design

Hours: Full-time, salary

Job Summary: Southern 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.

Qualifications: M.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.

Teaching Faculty - English

Location: English Department

Hours: Full-time, salary

Job Summary: seeking professor to teach first-year writing and literature, creative writing, professional writing, and/or TESOL. A top candidate will hold a Ph.D. in English, have a record of successful teaching, and provide a statement of how he or she will present course content in harmony with the Seventh-day Adventist worldview.

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 CV and materials to Keely Tary, English Department Chair, P.O. Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315-0370, or ktary@southern.edu

Teaching Faculty - Physics & Engineering

Location: School of Physics & Engineering

Duties and Responsibility:

  • Teach undergraduate courses and/or labs.
  • Provide academic advice to assigned student advisees.
  • Oversee student research projects.
  • Collaborate with chair and colleagues on on-going curriculum development.
  • Serve on University committees and other duties as assigned.
  • Participate in professional development activities and in service to the university, community, and the profession.

Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate degree in physics or closely related field, required
  • Commitment to the integration of faith and learning
  • Teaching experience and record/evidence of potential for scholarly activity, preferred
  • Experience with e-learning, preferred

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 30 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate computers and other standard office equipment.

Working conditions: Essential tasks are performed under the normal school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. Work area is well lighted and ventilated.

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

To Apply: Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and (upon request) three references to:

Ken Caviness, Department of Physics & Engineering
Southern Adventist University 
P.O. Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315-0370

Contact Email: caviness@southern.edu

Adjunct Faculty

Salaried Staff

Director - Service Department

Service Department
Full-time, Salary
$49,569.00 - $58,116.00/yr.

Job Summary: The director of the Service Department organizes, coordinates, and oversees the daily functions of the custodial services for campus facilities; and campus event set-ups and take downs. Provides support warehousing, materials management, and campus logistics.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Trains and assists the student crew in moving furniture and setting up seating, staging, and equipment for events.
  • Plans and implements custodial training for both staff and students.
  • Designs and implements regular and periodic cleaning schedules.
  • Maintains organization in warehouse and all inventory management.
  • Purchases and distributes custodial supplies for university facilities including auxiliaries and industries.
  • Manages department’s vehicles and trains both employees and students for safety and proper use.
  • Oversees and manages department’s annual operating budget.
  • Performs 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:
High school diploma required. BA or BS preferred. Five years personal and project management experience. At least one year of general accounting helpful.

Qualifications:
The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Be able to read, write, and speak English fluently. Possess good organizational skills. Willingness to be flexible in hours of work. Computer experience desirable.

Typical Physical Demands:
Frequent heavy lifting. On call 24 hours a day. Weekend and late night work.

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

Hourly Staff

Learning Resource Center - School of Nursing

Location: School of Nursing

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $14.51 - $19.51/hr. 

Job Description: This full-time position includes responsibility for coordinating testing and LRC user schedules.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting students with use of LRC equipment and learning programs;
  • management of testing software, assisting faculty with test set-up, administration, and test security;
  • negotiating with vendors for software, media, and equipment;
  • And hiring and coordinating schedules for LRC employees.

Qualifications: Computer, software and technology trouble-shooting skills are imperative. Applicants should also possess organizational, budgeting, management and interpersonal skills. 

Special Requirements: An expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and an Adventist 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: akmaitland@southern.edu

Guest Lodging Coordinator and Billing Specialist (Part-time) - Guest Services and Lodging

Location: Guest Services and Lodging

Hours: Part-time, hourly

Pay: $14.00 - $18.99

Job Summary: The Guest Lodging Coordinator provides clerical support to Guest Services and Lodging, with particular responsibility for managing the bookkeeping and financial tracking. This person will also assist in meeting goals set for guest lodging. The Coordinator is expected to exude gracious hospitality in serving clients. Flexibility toward schedule may be required for certain events. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the customer service agent who efficiently and effectively resolves the concerns of clients and exceeds the expectations of those using Guest Services and Lodging.
  • Supervise student workers.
  • Manage and maintain the reservation system used for guest lodging. 
  • Provide support for guest services as needed and assigned.
  • Process all billing for guests and ensure payments have been made.
  • Responsible for resolving any billing issues that occur.
  • Maintain accurate financial records of the department and formulate financial reports as requested by management.
  • Analyze the financial records of the department to ensure expected profitability goals will be met.
  • Reconcile the Guest Services and Lodging financial records with those reported by Accounting.
  • Manage check-in and check-out process for guests, including guest entry into the lodging.
  • Coordinate cleaning and reset of lodging with housekeeping staff.
  • Perform all other reasonable business-related functions as assigned.

Qualifications: Candidate should possess excellent organizational and communication skills; provide superior customer service and maintain a good working relationship with campus colleagues; exhibit knowledge of data entry and word processing skills. Excel software proficiency is a MUST. Ideal candidate will be a self-starter and have a desire to grow professionally including a willingness to learn new systems and procedures.

Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required for the right candidate to be considered.

Experience: Candidate should have experience in performing clerical and financial duties and effectively communicating and networking with individuals. Previous accounting, bookkeeping and/or hospitality industry experience preferred. 

Special Requirements: An expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and an Adventist church member in good and regular standing. 

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. Responsibilities may occasionally require attendance at events and/or on-call time outside of standard office hours.

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

Alarm Technician - Plant Services

Location: Plant Services

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $18.49 - $23.49/hr. 

Job Summary: Installs, maintains, and repairs fire alarm systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Installs alarm systems for existing buildings as approved
  • Coordinates with project managers for installation of alarm systems in renovations and new construction
  • Repairs alarm systems as reported in Taskmaster or by other means
  • Assists with yearly system testing
  • Organizes, orders, and maintains appropriate quantity of replacement parts
  • Assists electricians as directed by supervisor
  • Performs all other reasonably business-related functions as assign

Special Requirements:  Must have 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

Qualifications:  Must have training in fire alarm systems. Must be capable of reading fire alarm circuit plans. Computer skills required. Must be able to read, write, and speak English fluently. Must hold a valid U.S. driver’s license with reasonable driving record.

Education and Experience: Minimum of a high school diploma required. Fire alarm tech certification required. NICET certification is a plus. Minimum of three years of experience as an alarm technician. EST-3 fire alarm experience is a plus.

*Training available for the right candidate.

Skills and Aptitudes:  Interpersonal relationship skills essential with ability to work with other employees in a team spirit; the ability to interact appropriately with personnel (faculty and students) on job sites is required. Have safety consciousness and be able to promote it within work force. Must use care with tools and equipment.

Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending, reaching overhead, climbing extension and step ladders, and driving university vehicles. May require lifting up to 75 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to work with electrician’s tools for low voltage wiring. Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

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 alarm devices. May be contacted after normal business hours, on weekends, or on holidays for work needs.  

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, 6:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

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, 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

Temporary Positions

Housekeeper (TEMP) - Guest Lodging

Location: Guest Lodging

Hours: Flexible hours Sunday - Friday, not to exceed 24 hours in a one week period.

Job Summary: The housekeeper is responsible for cleaning and re-setting apartments after guest(s) departure in a timely manner so apartment is ready to be occupied again.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Duties will include and are not limited to:
    • Washing Linens
    • Cleaning/disinfecting apartment
    • Re-setting entire apartment
    • Vacuuming and mop all floors

Requirements: 

  • Must be physically able to ascend and descend stairs.
  • Bend and move freely, be able to move and clean under furniture, and carry up to 25lbs. while walking up and down stairs.

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