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Faculty Positions

Location: School of Education/Psychology

Hours:
Full-time, salary

Job Summary:
Full-time teaching position in the area of Counseling.

Qualifications:

  • Earned doctoral degree in counselor education from a CACREP-accredited program is required.
  • Doctoral degrees in clinical or counseling psychology from APA-accredited program could be considered if applicant has been employed as full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013.
  • Additional requirements include but are not limited to 3+ years’ experience in clinical practice
  • licensed or eligible for licensure in state of residence
  • minimum of 2-year teaching experience at the graduate level with preference toward those with experience in face-to-face and hybrid learning environments
  • experience in clinical supervision at the master’s or doctoral level.
  • Ability to work effectively with ethnically diverse populations.
  • Interest, training, and/or demonstrated expertise in meeting personal, career, and academic concerns of minority student demographics or at-risk groups is preferred.
Special Requirements: The successful applicant must be a member in regular standing of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

*Applicants who need the option to work remotely will be considered.

To Apply:

Qualified applicants should submit cover letters and curriculum vitae to:

Tammy Overstreet, Ph.D., Dean, P.O. Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315,
toverstreet@southern.edu, (423) 236-2444.

Location: Physics and Engineering Department

Hours:
Full-time, Salary

To Begin: Fall 2023

Job Summary: The Physics and Engineering Department is seeking full-time teaching faculty members in the areas of mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering. The ideal candidate will be proficient in developing and teaching undergraduate engineering courses, including both lecture and laboratory components. In addition, the successful candidate will be committed to mentoring advisees, nurturing student learning both in and out of the classroom, and disciplining students in Jesus Christ.

Duties:

  • Develop and teach general and specialized undergraduate engineering courses within the faculty member’s areas of qualification.
  • Appropriately integrate Christian faith and biblical principles as reflected in Seventh-day Adventist beliefs in course content and by personal interactions with students and colleagues.
  • Advise and mentor students in the areas of academic, spiritual, and career development.
  • Sponsor student clubs, tours/trips, senior capstone projects, and special projects.
  • Nurture a culture of collaboration within the Physics and Engineering department and across the university through meaningful service on departmental and university committees.
  • Practice professional and scholarly engagement.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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

Qualifications: Master's degree in mechanical, electrical, or computer engineering or related area required. Doctorate preferred. Prior higher education teaching experience and/or relevant industry experience preferred. Be able to write and speak English fluently.

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

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: Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and at least three references to:

Tyson Hall, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President, Academic Administration

Southern Adventist University

P.O. Box 370

Collegedale, TN 37315-0370

tyson@southern.edu (preferred)

(423) 236-2864

Location: School of Nursing

Hours:
Full-time, Salary

Job Summary: Full-time faculty with pediatric expertise to join a cohesive, mission-focused team. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate pre-licensure child health and simulation. Requisite qualities include pediatric RN experience, flexibility, and commitment to Adventist nursing education. Teaching experience and an earned doctorate are preferred.

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.

Application: Send curriculum vitae or inquiries to search committee chair, Christy Showalter at cshowalter@southern.edu.

SAU School of Nursing
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

Location: School of Religion

Hours: Full-Time, Salary

Job Summary: The School of Religion seeks a faculty member to begin in the Fall or Winter Semester of the 2023-24 academic year. The position would involve assisting in the Institute of Archaeology, including with its publications. 

Special requirements: Applicants should also be active members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and must demonstrate a contagious love for Jesus, a strong commitment to the authority of Scripture, and a deep passion for the Adventist message and mission.

Education and Experience: Applicants should have a PhD (or have made significant progress in a PhD program) in the areas of archaeology and biblical studies and should be prepared to teach courses in archaeology, biblical studies, and biblical Hebrew.

To Apply: Send curriculum vitae (including three references) and a statement of teaching philosophy as email attachments to Greg King, Religion Search Committee chair. Please state “Faculty Opening” in the subject line of your email.

Email: gking@southern.edu

Greg King
Southern Adventist University
P.O. Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37363

Location: Physical Therapy

Hours: Full-time, Salary

Job Summary: The Graduate and Professional Studies Office is seeking a full-time program director to launch a new Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program. The ideal candidate will be proficient in managing the CAPTE accreditation process, new program development, and teaching graduate physical therapy courses as well as clinical practice. In addition, the successful candidate will be committed to mentoring advisees, nurturing student learning both in and out of the classroom, and disciplining students in Jesus Christ.

Duties:

  • Direct the development of the new DPT program including curriculum, facilities, admission processes, clinical education program, and advisement and matriculation processes.
  • Initiate and manage the DPT program’s CAPTE accreditation process.
  • Coordinate the search process for DPT program faculty and staff.
  • Communicate effectively with both internal and external constituencies to provide timely, relevant information throughout the program development process.
  • Develop and teach general and specialized graduate physical therapy courses within the faculty member’s areas of qualification.
  • Appropriately integrate Christian faith and biblical principles as reflected in Seventh-day Adventist beliefs in course content and by personal interactions with students and colleagues.
  • Advise and mentor students in the areas of academic, spiritual, and career development.
  • Nurture a culture of collaboration within the DPT program and across the university through meaningful service on departmental and university committees.
  • Practice professional and scholarly engagement.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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

Qualifications: Academic doctoral degree (or previous CAPTE-granted exemption) in a relevant field required. Active, unrestricted PT license required. At least six years of full-time higher education experience including a minimum of three years of full-time experience as a core faculty member in a CAPTE accredited entry-level physical therapist education program required. Be able to write and speak English fluently.

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

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: Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and at least three references to: tyson@southern.edu (preferred)

Tyson Hall, Ph.D.
Southern Adventist University
P.O. Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315-0370

Salaried Staff

Location: Online Campus

Hours: Full-Time

Job Summary: The primary responsibilities of the Teaching Technology Specialist will be to work closely with the Online Campus Director, Teaching Technology Manager, and IT department to develop programs and resources that can enhance, improve, and facilitate learning and teaching of online and face-to-face courses. 

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works with the Teaching Technology Manager on a regular basis to develop solutions to issues that may arise between Moodle (eClass) and Ellucian Colleague.
  • Assists the Teaching Technology Manager with the maintenance and administration of Moodle (eClass).
  • Further implements and maintains the badging platform and its integration with Moodle (eClass).
  • Implements and maintains resources that will work with Southern’s LMS (Moodle).
  • Develops and maintains a customized tech support tool to meet the technical support needs of students.
  • Works with IT to continue improving the Attendance Tracking System platform and other online tools and its integration with Moodle (eClass).
  • Serves as a consultant to faculty, both individually and in teams, in initiating, refining, and implementing instructional design and course development strategies which will result in improved teaching and learning.
  • Uses background knowledge and skills to enhance overall visual appeal of online courses.
  • Aids in managing digital infrastructure and resources.
  • Conducts technology training.
  • Explores new technologies to improve learning in online and face-to-face courses.
  • Performs other Online Campus initiatives as necessary.

Education: Baccalaureate degree in Computer Science or similar field. Master’s degree preferred.

Requirements:

  • Experience with and strong knowledge of coding and programming.
  • Working knowledge of web and software development technology tools such as GitHub, Bootstrap, a modern IDE, JavaScript, CSS, PHP, MySQL, and HTML5.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with cross-platform adaptation and problem solving (Moodle, Ellucian, etc.). 
  • Effective written and verbal communication 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. 

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 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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Marketing and University Relations

Hours:
Full-Time

Job Summary:
The Director oversees the day-to-day activities of communicating about Southern Adventist University to all constituents of the institution. The individual filling this role especially focuses on promotion and reputation management for external audiences and acquires and uses research to support the marketing team in telling an informed and compelling institutional story. This position pays special attention to all aspects of understanding and communicating Southern’s Adventist brand, including leading communications during a crisis.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages and supervises the Marketing and University Relations staff and supports them in overseeing the work and supplemental education of student workers within the department.
  • Provides direction and support to the marketing team on maintaining creativity, using innovation, and staying up-to-date with the latest trends in print, web, social media, photography, and video communication forms.
  • Collaborates closely with the VP for Marketing and University Relations on department budgeting, strategic planning, vision casting, and brand management.
  • Engages and cultivates relationships with colleagues across campus to promote the Southern brand, gathers news and information, and participates in marketing decisions.
  • Monitors constituent perceptions of the Southern brand, including through news and social media and through market research implementation, informing administration of potential issues learned.
  • Ensures quality of design and content of all communications as well as the intentional inclusion of research-based value propositions, key messages, and general brand, especially for the external audiences of alumni, donors, prospective students/parents, and general Adventist and Chattanooga communities.
  • Communicates and administers the use of the university visual identity system through coordinated logo, color, and font use and a cohesive design for publications, stationery, advertising, web design, forms, etc.
  • Trains the Crisis Communication Team in understanding and leads them in implementing the institution’s crisis communication plan, including the creation of official statements and managing the institution’s reputation.
  • Facilitates internal communication through print and electronic mediums as necessary.
  • Manages the inventory and purchasing for department computer, software, licensing, and photography/video equipment
  • Oversees the university’s presence at select churchwide events using tools such as a publication or booth.
  • Serves the institution’s customers eagerly and graciously and assist departments with communication needs with a special focus on Enrollment and Advancement.
  • Handles special projects as assigned.

 Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrated leadership in managing a comprehensive strategic communications program to advance an organization’s mission and goals
  • Effective critical thinking, problem-solving, analytical, and prioritization skills with the ability to make decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs
  • Strong teamwork and conflict management skills
  • Ability to understand and network with groups who possess different needs and ideas
  • Exceptional written, verbal, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively communicate in ways that reach many different groups
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Exhibits creativity and strong understanding of visual design principles
  • Strong organization and planning skills, including budget management
  • Experience with brand management and marketing and/or promotion plans
  • A general working knowledge of social media platforms, graphic design, copywriting, website development, videography, and photography
  • Familiar with common communication technology and tools such as Adobe software, Google analytics, and user experience/user design for the web
  • Passionate about Adventist education with a strong desire to help, serve, and share Christ with others
  • Experience with crisis communications is a benefit
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, communications, or related field is preferred

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.

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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Academic Support and Retention Services

Hours:
Full-Time

Job Summary: The primary responsibilities of the DHSI (Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions) Project Manager will be to provide strong and dedicated leadership, serve as the principal liaison between the STEM Success project and the rest of campus, including administration, faculty, and staff, execute the community outreach and retention initiatives, and handle day-to-day tasks.

This position is funded through a grant by the federal Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) program. Southern’s goal for the grant is to increase STEM enrollment, retention, and graduation by a variety of underserved student populations.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates in hiring the Retention and Resilience Coordinator and the Community Outreach Coordinator.
  • Supervises the Retention and Resilience Coordinator and the Community Outreach Coordinator.
  • Functions as the liaison between the STEM Success program and university administration, faculty, and staff.
  • Serves as the grant contact for reporting and fulfillment.
  • Oversees the setup of reporting protocol as it relates to the activities of the STEM Success project.
  • Reviews, assesses and adjusts activities to meet outcomes.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with the community, campus, faculty, and staff to achieve project success.
  • Observes, reports, and directs the overall activities funded by the DHSI grant and ensures university compliance with the grant requirements.

Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Experience in team management 
  • Evidenced effective communication skills
  • Leadership in project management; certification preferred.
  • Proven experience in effectively serving at-risk students and their families
  • Experience directing new programs and measuring outcomes
  • Previous experience working with at-risk youth and families in low-income and disadvantaged backgrounds 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. It may require lifting up to 25 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, and telephones. Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Working Conditions: Essential tasks are performed under normal office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. The 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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Academic Support and Retention Services

Hours:
Full-Time

Job Summary: The primary responsibilities of the Community Outreach Coordinator will be to work closely with the DHSI (Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions) Project Manager and the Retention and Resilience Coordinator on initiatives to provide services to the at-risk community in a sensitive and supportive manner. 

This position is funded through a grant by the federal Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) program. Southern’s goal for the grant is to increase STEM enrollment, retention, and graduation by a variety of underserved student populations.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops training programs for FAFSA, ACT, and SAT workshops.
  • Connects well with high schools, churches, and youth centers.
  • Explores and recommends the use of online career software (such as PathwayU).
  • Facilitates logistics for tours, guest speakers, etc., as needed.
  • Tailors tours, career fairs, and summer camps for at-risk students.
  • Develops STEM shadowing program(s).
  • Organizes STEM-specific guest-speaker dinners.

Qualifications: 

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Evidenced effective communication skills; ability to communicate in English and Spanish preferred
  • Ability to work independently and remain focused
  • Experience with student financial aid and pre-college testing
  • Experience developing and implementing new programs
  • Previous experience working with at-risk students and families in low-income and disadvantaged backgrounds 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. It may require lifting up to 25 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, and telephones. Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Working Conditions: Essential tasks are performed under normal office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. The 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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Academic Support and Retention Services

Hours:
Full-Time


Job Summary:
The primary responsibilities of the Retention and Resilience Coordinator will be to work closely with the DHSI (Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions) Project Manager and the Community Outreach Coordinator on initiatives to provide services to the at-risk community in a sensitive and supportive manner. 

This position is funded through a grant by the federal Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) program. Southern’s goal for the grant is to increase STEM enrollment, retention, and graduation by a variety of underserved student populations.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works with community and faculty to create internship and research opportunities.
  • Creates on-campus spaces and programming to serve at-risk students specifically.
  • Coordinates peer-mentoring program(s).
  • Recruits mentors and mentees.
  • Trains mentors.
  • Assists in the adjustment of curricula for courses where at-risk students often receive poor scores.
  • Assists in the development of general education and STEM gateway courses.
  • Ensures the purchase and communication of new STEM equipment.

Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Evidenced effective communication skills; ability to communicate in English and Spanish preferred
  • Experience in curriculum development
  • Proven experience effectively serving at-risk students and their families
  • Experience implementing new programs and adjusting to immediate needs effectively
  • Experience in mentor and mentee development 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. It may require lifting up to 25 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, and telephones. Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Working Conditions: Essential tasks are performed under normal office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. The 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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Adjunct Faculty

Job Summary: The adjunct faculty member in the construction management program will instruct students in a course and any associated lab(s) that align with individual expertise and experience. These courses are to encompass the theoretical and hands-on aspects of residential and commercial construction and related processes. Courses in the program include but are not limited to construction safety, plumbing, electrical, drywall and finishes, masonry and concrete, HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, residential building codes, estimating, contract administration, introduction to architectural drawing, and 3-D modeling. Courses in the construction management program.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Respects and upholds university values
  • Demonstrates behavior congruent to these values with students in classrooms and lab spaces; and with campus colleagues
  • Implements and upholds university and departmental policies in the classroom
  • Prepares instructional materials and instructs students in selected construction courses
  • Develops and/or selects appropriate instructional materials for selected assigned courses
  • Performs duties associated with instructing and assessing student progress in a timely way. These include but are not limited to grading and required record keeping according to university guidelines
  • Teaches day and/or evening classes/labs as available (in consultation with the chair)
  • Stays current in the construction field and various trade skills

Employment Qualifications: (Required) 

  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities to work with university students 
  • Demonstrated competencies in the varied trade area(s) relevant to course content(s)
  • Demonstrated ability to develop curriculum in accordance with industry standards
  • Experience with skill/trade practices and trends; willingness to integrate new skills and technology
  • Bachelor’s degree in a construction management related field

Employment Qualifications: (Desirable)

  • Earned Master’s degree in a construction management related field from an accredited institution; or equivalent foreign degree, plus two years of professional experience directly related to construction and construction management
  • Successful college-level teaching experience
  • General Contractors license
  • Demonstrated formal training and continuing education in the skills/trades
  • Recent professional work experience in construction. 
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations of TN and O.S.H.A. regulations
  • Completion of courses or training in educational theory and practice

To Apply: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae (including a statement of teaching philosophy), portfolio samples; and three references to Stephanie Sheehan.

Email: ssheehan@southern.edu

Stephanie Sheehan, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Business
Southern Adventist University
P.O. Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315-0370.

Job Summary: The adjunct faculty member will be responsible for teaching adult learners enrolled in online classes in the Communication program for the Adult Degree Completion (ADC) program.

 Job Duties:

  • Prepare content and teach 8-week module undergraduate communication and/or journalism courses online
  • Advise and mentor online students academically and spiritually
  • Teach undergraduate online adult learners who are 25 + years old enrolled in the ADC (Adult Degree Completion) Program at Southern
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills
  • Possess a high degree of technological proficiency for teaching online, capable of using e-class, Zoom, and university platforms

 Salary Schedule: Salary is based upon a per course fee as determined by the University.  No benefits are offered for this position.

Special Requirement: 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 preferred but not required.

 Minimum Requirements:  Master’s degree with 18 graduate semester hours in Communication or Journalism

Special Instructions to Applicants:  Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position.  Upon an offer of employment, official college transcripts will be required.

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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Job Summary: Southern Adventist University invites applications for adjunct teaching positions in the School of Business for Management Fundamentals. This position is part-time, teaching undergraduate adult learners who are 25+ years old enrolled in the Adult Degree Completion (ADC) Program at Southern. Course will require being taught for classes that are 8-week modules.  Previous experience teaching adult learners is preferred, but not required.  Courses will be taught online and hybrid.

Minimum Requirements:  Master’s degree with 18 graduate semester hours in Business.

Salary Schedule: Salary is based upon a per course fee as determined by the University.  No benefits are offered for this position.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position.  Upon an offer of employment, official college transcripts will be required.

Special Requirement: 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 preferred but not required.

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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Job Summary: The adjunct faculty member will be responsible for teaching adult learners enrolled in online classes in the undergraduate psychology program.  

 Job Duties:

  • Prepare content and material and teach 8-week module undergraduate psychology courses online
  • Advise and mentor online students academically and spiritually
  • Teach undergraduate online adult learners who are 25 + years old enrolled in the ADC Program at Southern
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills
  • Possess a high degree of technological proficiency for teaching online, capable of using e-class, Zoom, and university platforms

Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree with 18 graduate semester hours in Psychology.

Salary Schedule: Salary is based upon a per course fee as determined by the university.  No benefits are offered for this position since it is part time.

Special Instructions to Applicants:  Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position.  Upon an offer of employment, official college transcripts will be required.

Special Requirement: 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 preferred but not required.

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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Job Summary: The School of Journalism and Communication is seeking qualified adjunct faculty to teach Communication courses, in particular the COMM 135 Communication and Public Speaking course. We are looking for dedicated, dependable, Christian individuals who love students and love teaching and preferably have some teaching experience.

 Job Duties:

  • Prepare instructional materials and instructs students in Speech or other Communication courses
  • Perform duties associated with instructing and assessing student progress in a timely manner, including grading and required record keeping based on university guidelines
  • Use strong organizational and time management skills to teach well-prepared classes
  • Mentor and nurture students with a compassionate Christlike spirit for the purpose of supporting and encouraging them academically and spiritually

Minimum Requirements:  Master’s degree with 18 graduate semester hours in Communication or Journalism

Salary Schedule: Salary is based upon a per course fee as determined by the University.  No benefits are offered for this position.

Special Instructions to Applicants:  Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position.  Upon an offer of employment, official college transcripts will be required.

To Apply:
Send letter of application, curriculum vitae (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and three references to Dr. Rachel Williams-Smith (via email or mail):

Rachel Williams-Smith, Ph.D., Ed.D.
rwilliamssmith@southern.edu
Dean, School of Journalism and Communication
Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

Hourly Positions

Location: The Garden (whole foods plant-based eatery)

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $15.99 - $21.49/hr

Note:This position is anticipated to be for a limited term which is anticipated to be from August 2022 to May 2023. This however, is not a contract offer for this specific time or duration of time.*

Job Summary: The Garden Assistant Manager will support the Manager/Chef of a new whole food, plant-based venue on campus.  

This applicant is largely responsible for the execution of recipes, and continued development of The Garden evening menu. Emphasis should be placed on providing options to meet dietary restrictions such as gluten free, dairy free, etc. and are to be included as part of the recipe/menu development. The Assistant Manager will also be responsible for leading a team that maintains high food quality and consistency, while effectively managing food costs. Additionally, this program includes opportunity for an instructional element in educating campus constituents regarding a plant-based lifestyle. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Demonstrates support for The Garden vision: To provide a delicious plant centered dining experience for Southern students, staff, and community at an affordable price
  • Controls and directs the evening food preparation process in addition to other responsibilities as assigned by The Garden Manager
  • Collaborates with the manager for continued expansion and development of The Garden menu options
  • Assists the manager in tasks such as training and supervising student workers
  • Communicates with the manager regarding needed supplies, ingredients, and equipment/repairs of the kitchen.
  • Works with culinary arts students to further their education by encouraging and providing opportunities for hands-on creation and development of The Garden menu options
  • Assists in instructional workshops (as available) for students and community in education of plant-based living.
  • Complies with TN State and Hamilton County sanitation regulations and safety standards 
    • Practices safe food handling 
    • Maintains a clean and sanitary work environment
    • Keeps the kitchen as clean and neat as possible during the workday and ensures a clean kitchen is left at the close of service each evening
  • Provides leadership to create a culture and work environment based upon cooperation and respect; providing opportunities for culinary students as well as collegiate students to learn and grow. 
  • Creates a positive, Christian atmosphere in the area by precept and example

Education and/or Experience: 

  • Proven culinary expertise with the passion and skills to produce delicious WFPB cooking required. Demonstration of these skills may be a part of the interview process for finalist candidates 
  • Two years of foodservice experience desired. A combination of education and experience will be considered. Graduate of SAU’s VCA program is a plus. Prior experience may include task delegation, employee development, and team building strategies
  • Skills and experience in allergen-free cooking 
  • ServSafe certification must be obtained upon employment
  • Outstanding communication and leadership skills
  • Up to date with culinary trends and optimized kitchen processes
  • Comfortable with technology for operations and communication, including Excel, Outlook, POS, etc. 

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

Typical Physical DemandsRequires 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 tasks are performed under normal foodservice conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. Work area is well lit and ventilated. Requires some working/transitioning in extreme temperatures. 

Benefit Information: Health Insurance, Retirement, Educational Assistance for dependents attending Southern.
For further details see full list of benefits HERE .

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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

*Tennessee is an at-will employment state, meaning an employment offer may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated at any time for any reason, and without cause or notice.

Location: School of Religion

Hours:
Full-time, hourly

Pay: 
$15.42 - $20.93/hr.

Job Summary:
The SALT Outreach Coordinator and Registrar is responsible for planning the outreach of the SALT Program, assisting the director with programming and training, interviewing and advising students, and working with a host church. The SALT Program operates as part of the Pierson Institute of Evangelism and World Missions in the School of Religion at Southern Adventist University. It is run in partnership with It Is Written.

Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direction of the director of the SALT Program, the SALT Outreach Coordinator and Registrar is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Coordinate SALT students in their Bible work outreach including:
    • Personally mentoring and supervising students in the field.
    • Manage student mentors and meet weekly with them.
    • Assisting with SALT’s outreach training classes.
    • Assigning and managing all territory and interests.
    • Integrating students into the church’s outreach efforts.
  • Serve as administrative assistant to the SALT program director:
    • Includes weekly reporting to and meetings with the director.
    • Attend daily worships, SALT events, and retreats.
    • Provide student mentorship.
    • Perform administrative duties for the SALT program including event planning, and various office tasks as needed.
    • Plan for retreats for both current students and alumni.
    • Manage student office workers.
  • Teach SALT classes and provide training:
    • Teach SALT outreach training classes in the fall.
    • Teach at offsite training events.
  • Promote the SALT program and recruit students:
    • Manage social media platforms and produce content.
    • Arrange and plan for recruiting events and promotional activities.
    • Promote the SALT program on campus and recruit from existing students.
    • Work with SALT alumni to build a network of evangelistic outreach on both the campus and in the communities where they reside.
  • Act as registrar for the SALT program
    • Manage new student interests.
    • Interview students.
    • Offer program advisement.
    • Assist students with registration.
  • Assist with the overall SALT evangelism cycle in the SALT host church:
    • Assisting with and helping the SALT program director oversee the coordination of the October-November public evangelistic series, interest visitation, and student and member involvement.
    • Being involved in planning outreach at the host church, including attendance at the evangelism committee where needed.
  • Working with church Bible workers to train, inspire and equip church members for personal evangelism and Bible work (including potential member training classes, connecting members to Bible study interests, etc.)
    • Being an integral part of the local church program on each Sabbath.
    • Working with the host church personal ministries director to coordinate follow-up activities after the evangelistic meetings.
  • Assisting with other SALT training events outside the 4-month fall program, including the summer SALT intensive and weekend church trainings for It Is Written and others, as directed by the SALT program director.
    • Assisting with some SALT recruiting on campus as well as at churches, colporteur programs, schools and events.
  • Work in harmony with It Is Written, which serves as sponsor and partner of the SALT program.
    • Assist with It Is Written training events.
    • Provide support and SALT program promotion at partnership events.
  • Other duties as assigned by the SALT director.

Reporting:Primary reporting accountability will be to the director of the SALT Program Director and the Pierson Institute Executive Committee and Advisory Board. The Pierson Institute may also have projects that require team coordination with other Pierson Institute staff members. These should be approved by the director of the SALT Program.

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

Education and Experience: At least six months of full-time Bible work/Bible work coordination experience. Previous completion of a four-month or longer evangelism training program.  Experience and competency in door-to-door work. Experience working with public evangelistic meetings is recommended. A masters’ degree is preferred.

Qualifications: Strong relational and leadership skills.  Ability to manage and organize logistical details. Ability to motivate and recruit students.  Ability to train and mentor others. Passion for both personal and public evangelism. Previous attendance of an Adventist university and familiarity with Adventist university campus life, opportunities, and challenges is recommended. Good public relations skills.  Oral, written, and audio-visual communication skills. Ability to operate computer software.

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending, and reaching. It may require lifting to 25 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers and telephones.  Requires field work outside of the office which will necessitate driving and walking. Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: School of Education and Psychology

Hours:
Full-time, hourly

Pay: 
$15.99 - $21.49/hr.

Job Summary: The office manager oversees the Main Office in the School of Education and Psychology, responding to faculty and student needs and processing administrative requests and reports. The office manager also assists the Dean, coordinates student employees, and promotes a positive and productive work environment. Problem solving skills are essential to this position.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide customer service to the front office: guests, students, faculty, instructors, Southern employees.
  • Respond to phone and email communications from internal and external entities in a prompt manner.
  • Process financial requests, including petty cash, speaker honoraria, invoices, expense reports, etc.
  • Maintain university credit card records.
  • Oversee inventory and purchase office supplies, copier/printer supplies, lab supplies, hospitality items, etc.
  • Perform reasonable business-related functions as assigned.

Building:

  • Monitor building for security, hours of operation, cleanliness, energy management and repairs.
  • As Summerour Hall building coordinator, be available for Campus Safety requests.
  • Monitor equipment and coordinate any necessary repairs/updates.
  • Oversee Summerour Hall room schedules for classes, seminars, club events, and reservations.
  • With the Graduate Programs Manager, decorate building for Christmas.

Administrative:

  • Meet periodically with Dean to discuss matters pertaining to the effective functioning of the office.
  • Provide assistance to Dean.
  • Respond to university administrative requests.
  • Update undergraduate class schedules with Records for electronic posting.
  • Serve as recording secretary for the various SEP committees and post committee m
  • Assist in preparation of the changes to the Undergraduate Catalog and submit in Kuali.
  • Update, or make arrangements to update the SEP website, including faculty and document sections.
  • Process building and room access key requests with Locksmith each semesters.
  • Update SAU credit card information electronically and prepare monthly receipts for accounting review.
  • Maintain a log of W-9 forms for guest speakers and process honoraria.
  • Prepare summer faculty/staff advising table and share with teams on campus.
  • Prepare for summer orientation programs and Main Events.
  • Prepare yearly calendar updates, with corresponding event reservations.
  • Assist in coordinating academy visits (winter semester) as needed and provide supplies to recruiters.
  • With the Graduate Program Manager, provide support to Dean for the annual SEP Dedication Service.

Faculty Related:

  • Assist new faculty and adjunct faculty in processing information with Administration/HR (reminder for posting grades, assistance with drop slips, etc.). Track faculty qualifications.
  • Track yearly faculty and adjunct loads. Assist the dean in processing faculty contracts.
  • Be responsive to professor/adjunct needs (forms, technology assistance, ordering of desk copies, etc.)
  • Verify posting of syllabi by full time and adjunct faculty.
  • Monitor submission of semester activity forms to Academic Administration.
  • Assist in planning special events such as retirement recognition, Education Induction, as needed.

Student Related:

  • Make staffing arrangements for the front office, in consultation with the Dean. Develop student employee schedules. Interview, select, and supervise student employees. In consultation with the Dean, coordinate student wage rate increases and semester-end bonus payments.
  • Approve the hourly undergraduate payroll (Mondays).
  • Monitor or respond to student requests and needs (e.g., add/drop slips, information requests).
  • Make arrangements with professors for meeting with prospective students on an as-needed basis. Prepare supplies. Meet with these students if professors are unavailable. Use SLATE for prospective student contact. Assist with Preview Southern events.
  • Coordinate conference interviews for junior and senior education majors each semester.
  • Assist with student social events, such as Welcome Back parties.
  • Plan student appreciation, gifts to ACA students, and recognition of student missionaries.
  • Coordinate senior student awards and assist in processing SEP scholarships and Top Achiever awards.

Special Requirements: 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. Must practice confidentiality of information at all times.

Qualifications:

  • Administrative skills.
  • Professional experience.
  • Ability to speak and write English fluently.
  • Work-related computer 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, 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 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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: McKee Library

Hours:
Full-time, hourly

Pay: 
$15.99 - $21.49/hr.

Job Summary:
A skilled position requiring independent thinking, ability to work with the public (both university staff and students as well as community), knowledge of reference techniques and sources, skill in the use of databases and indexes, and ability to multitask with accuracy. Manage the circulation of books in and out of the library and the re-shelving of returned books. Hire and supervise student assistants.

 Responsibilities:    

  • Works independently to manage the daily circulation activities.  This includes responsibility for planning and maintaining efficient procedures and accurate circulation records, and involves entering records, processing reserve materials, and accounting for monies received.
  • Makes decisions by hiring and supervising student personnel in the circulation area. This includes hiring, scheduling, rescheduling, training, coordinating, and evaluating the activities of these students. Administers time card duties.
  • Coordinates activities involved in producing and sending overdue notices.  These activities must be performed daily, and in addition, involves keeping an accurate record of the materials returned, and taking necessary action to bring about the return of those materials still missing, such as sending repeat notices, making telephone calls, and when all other measures have been exhausted, notifying the student’s adviser.  At the end of each week, this supervisor must also determine the replacement costs of unreturned items and send charges to the Accounting Office to be added to students’ statements.
  • Trains students in the maintenance of proper Library of Congress classification shelf order through a regular program of shelf reading.
  • Serves as building manager and acts as a liaison between the library and Plant Services, Service Department, Landscaping, and IT.
  • Supervises and aids in the use of the photocopy machines, laminator, and printers.  Some basic troubleshooting/maintenance is required.  Also responsible for maintaining an inventory of supplies for the photocopier, laminator, and printers, and for reporting any needs for service.
  • Participates in continuing education in order to stay current with all databases.
  • Supervises security at the exit gate and downloads door data.
  • Collaborates in the inventory of all resources in the collection.
  • Takes full responsibility for the operations of Circulation, and orders office supplies for the library.
  • Cooperates as a team member with the library staff in applying the basic principles of library and information science by performing any duty essential to the achievement of efficient library operations.  Although the employee is assigned scheduled hours, he/she must be willing to adjust those times to ensure that the library will be able to continue to operate its scheduled hours.

 Essential Functions: 

  • Employee must stand for extended periods of time, manipulate books and other library materials.
  • Employee will stoop, stretch, and climb to retrieve and/or shelve materials and conduct programs.
  • Employee is regularly required to talk and hear, as well as walk, sit, stand, use hands, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

 Special Requirements: Must have an expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, an SDA church member in good and regular standing, and a desire to serve in a cooperative, spiritually redemptive, and soul-winning atmosphere. 

 Qualifications:                                

  • Ability to relate well with people. Tact, patience, and a sense of humor are necessary traits.
  • Ability to assimilate and follow policies and procedures even under duress.
  • Must be computer literate.  Experience with Microsoft Office and flexibility in working with various other programs and databases is essential. 
  • Four-year college degree and library experience/training or equivalent experience and library training.
  • Experience in supervision of student workers desired, but not a requirement.

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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: CK2 (Campus Kitchen)

Hours:
Full-time, hourly

Pay: 
$14.51 - $20.01/hr.

Job Summary: The CK2 Shift Supervisor will have the primary responsibility of assisting and supporting the CK2 Manager in overseeing and supervising the entire operation. In addition to promoting the mission of Southern Adventist University, this position is expected to oversee a profitable venue that serves our students healthy and tasty food options. Weekly hours will consist of (Sundays 1:00pm-10:30pm and Mondays

through Thursdays 2:30pm-10:30pm.  Hours/Days may vary.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Checks and maintains high standards of food preparation and service
  • Instructs and maintains high standards of sanitation and safety in all areas
  • Oversees a team of 10-15 student workers, ensuring adherence to university policies, Foodservice policies, county health regulations, and CK2 policies
  • Coordinates with CK2 Manager with motivating, counseling and disciplining of student employees when necessary
  • Delegates tasks to students, assigning them to stations and ensuring productivity
  • Monitors weekly hours of student workers
  • Is prepared and willing to work in any station to maintain efficiency
  • Oversees transactions, including cash reconciliation, refunds, etc. Prepares reports to account for daily sales
  • Assists with inventory management and ordering and reporting any shortages
  • Keeps all equipment in working order, coordinating with CK2 Manager as necessary
  • Fills in for absentees
  • Puts up signs when CK2 is open/close to keep customers aware of any changes which is coordinated with Manager
  • Daily/Shift Consolidation when needed
  • Maintains communication log with observations from your shift
  • 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.  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.  A minimum of 2 years’ experience in Food Service.  Supervision and management experience necessary.

Qualifications: Ability to communicate effectively.  Must be a self starter who displays neatness, cleanliness, and organizational skills and has the ability to motivate others to do the same.  Personality should include approachable, loving, 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 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 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 foodservice 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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Plant Services

Hours:
Full-time, hourly

Pay: 
$18.34 - $23.86/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 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 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 3 years of experience as an alarm technician.  EST-3 fire alarm experience is a plus.

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 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 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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Plant Services

Hours:
Full-time, hourly

Pay: 
$20.38 - $25.88/hr.

Job Summary: The electrician will perform electrical installations/repairs and other jobs related to the maintenance, renovation or construction of campus facilities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be involved in day to day maintenance of the campus facilities
  • Be alert to and be responsible to work toward bringing campus facilities up to the current building code requirements
  • Report to supervisor any hazardous condition observed on campus
  • Report to supervisor any code deficiency observed
  • 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: Master electrician’s license required.  Must have knowledge of commercial and industrial work applications.  Must know how to perform other maintenance and preventative maintenance functions.  Understand how to troubleshoot controls in various electrical equipment such as boilers, hot water heaters, circulatory pumps, etc.  Must be able to read, write, and speak English fluently. Basic computer skills required.  Must hold a valid U.S. driver’s license with reasonable driving record.

Education and Experience: A minimum of a high school diploma. College or trade school education preferred.  A minimum of five years of experience in working as an electrician, with varied experience in maintenance tasks.

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

Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending, reaching, and driving university vehicles.  May require lifting up to 100 pounds.  Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Working Conditions: Essential tasks are performed under various weather conditions and in non-conditioned construction environments, including outdoor work.  Working conditions may present abnormal temperatures (on roof tops or attics) and/or humidity.  May be contacted after normal business hours, on weekends, or 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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Plant Services

Hours:
Full-time, hourly

Pay: 
$20.44 - $26.29/hr.

Job Summary: Manages the overall office operations; required record keeping; reports for payroll; work order and inventory management; and oversight of the purchasing office, procurement of materials and parts cage.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Processes and codes all invoices and communicates in a timely manner with Accounting
  • Reviews, codes and post all credit card charges monthly
  • Maintains records for an average volume of 500 work orders per month, including communication to external customers as needed
  • Oversees requisition and inventory management systems (Taskmaster and Inflow)
  • Manages Plant Services purchasing office and directly supervises the Purchasing Coordinator and Assistant Purchasing Coordinator
  • Approves weekly timecards for hourly employees and students, calculates weekly on-call pay and submits to Payroll in a timely manner
  • Tracks and records employee hours per project for productivity purposes
  • Tracks utility expenditure across campus and communicates to Accounting and Housing for rebilling purposes to leaseholds, student housing, employee housing, etc.
  • Manages all files and records for Plant Service including but not limited to the following:
    • General Contractor licenses for current employees making sure they are up to date
    • On-campus building permits
    • Sub-contractor licensure and proof of insurance including workers compensation if applicable
    • Various permits: Boiler room, elevator, etc. for inspection if requested
  • Keeps forms, schedules, calendars, spreadsheets, etc. up to date
  • Manages petty cash fund and personal charges
  • Provides office support duties for the Plant Service Directors
  • Manages keys required for campus and housing repairs
  • Communicates with staff to resolve emergencies
  • 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. Must be able to be a positive representative of Southern Adventist University to the vendors and the public.

Qualifications: General office managerial skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office.  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 two-year degree in office management or related field and at least five years of office experience.

Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending, and reaching and may require lifting up to 40 pounds. 

Skills and Aptitudes: Ability to be pleasant under pressure and deal with complaints professionally. Be sensitive regarding confidential issues and incidents.  Interpersonal relationship skills essential, with ability to work with employees in a way that promotes team spirit, and the ability to interact appropriately with campus personnel.  Have safety-consciousness and able to promote it within the work force.  Must use care with tools and equipment.

Working Conditions: Essential tasks are performed under normal office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. Work area is well lighted and ventilated.  May be contacted after normal business hours, on weekends, or 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: patriciapetersen@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. 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: Deli/Village Market

Hours:
Temporary, hourly; up to 40 hours available (short-term); 

                 *Must be flexible on work hours

Job Summary:
Fill in where needed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be alert to the student employees attendance and performance
  • Notify the Deli 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 Deli Manager for the day’s work assignments
  • Supervise student helpers with lunch preparations and special functions-making sure they are efficient, working, and not standing around
  • Make sure all equipment is 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 2 years’ experience in Food Service preferred.  Supervision and management experience preferred. 

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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Service Department

Hours: Temporary, hourly

Job Summary:
The Custodian will assist in cleaning the campus buildings. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Insures the campus is clean and well-maintained.
  • Performs work for absentee students as needed.
  • Performs all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned.  

Qualifications:   High school diploma or equivalent. 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, walking, sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 30 pounds.  -- Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Housing Office

Hours: Temporary, hourly

Job Summary:The housekeeper will assist in cleaning the residential housing between occupants to prepare for new residents moving in. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Insures the housing is move-in ready.
  • Performs all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned.  

Qualifications:   High school diploma or equivalent. The ability to communicate effectively. Be a self-starter and able to work without supervision and must possess good organizational skills. 

Typical Physical Demands: Requires climbing stairs, walking, sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 30 pounds.  -- Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Transportation Department

Hours: Temporary, hourly

Job Summary: To transport students to and from the University and other sites within designated route(s) and to ensure the safety of the student passengers while in a University vehicle. This job class is responsible for the safe operation of a University bus and for ensuring the safety of student passengers while meeting established bus schedules.

Typical Duties: 
  • Drives University vehicles within a prescribed route(s) in accordance with time schedules.
  • Conduct safety and operational inspecion of assigned vehicle daily.
  • Reports needed mechanical repairs when necessary.
  • Services buses with gas, diesel and oil; as needed.
  • Maintains cleanliness of vehicle to ensure safe operating condition on long trips.
  • Attends driver training programs to maintain current knowledge of Motor Vehicle Code and the Education Code as it applies to the operation of passenger vehicles over 15 passengers.
  • Performs related duties as required.
Qualifications:
  • Must have a Commercial Driver’s License, Class A or B with P endorsement.
  • Current Medical Certificate.
  • Ability to pass a drug screen.
  • Possession of a safe driving record.
  • Pay based on experience.
  • Knowledge of basic first aid practices, procedures and techniques.
  • Ability to read and write at level necessary to successfully perform the required duties.
  • Ability to understand and carry out both oral and written instructions in an independent manner.
  • Ability to drive a bus safely and efficiently.
  • Ability to exercise good judgement and extreme caution while driving.
  • Ability to maintain valid certification as a bus driver according to state regulations.
  • Ability to meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform required duties.
Education: High school diploma and some college preferred.

Experience: Previous driving of a bus or mini bus or a willingness to be trained with possession of permit.

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting for long periods of time, pulling, standing, lifting. May require lifting up to 50 lbs.

Working Conditions: Willing to load and unload buses in hot or cold 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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Transportation Department

Hours:Hours: Temporary, hourly; up to 19 hours available (intermittent). 

Job Summary: To transport students to and from the University and other sites within designated route(s) and to ensure the safety of the student passengers while in a University vehicle. This job class is responsible for the safe operation of a University vehicle and for ensuring the safety of student passengers while meeting established schedules.

Typical Duties: 

  • Drives University vehicles within a prescribed route(s) in accordance with time schedules.
  • Conduct safety and operational inspection of assigned vehicle daily.
  • Reports needed mechanical repairs when necessary.
  • Maintains cleanliness of vehicle to ensure safe operating condition on long trips.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a Class D Driver’s License
  • Ability to pass a drug screen.
  • Possession of a safe driving record.
  • Ability to read and write at level necessary to successfully perform the required duties.
  • Ability to understand and carry out both oral and written instructions in an independent manner.
  • Ability to drive a vehicle safely and efficiently.
  • Ability to exercise good judgement and extreme caution while driving.
  • Ability to meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform required duties.

Education: High school diploma

Experience: Able to drive a 12-passenger van or smaller

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting for long periods of time, pulling, standing, lifting. May require lifting up to 50 lbs.

Working Conditions: Willing to load and unload vehicle in hot or cold 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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Graduate and Professional Studies

Hours: Temporary, hourly; up to 18 hours available (short-term);

Job Summary:The Graudate and Professional Studies Assistant will assist with answering multiple phone lines, recruitment of prospective graduate & adult degree completion students. Process transcripts into application system. Office management tasks: filing, shredding, scanning. Assist with marketing and enrollment projects. Process academic transactions as directed. Participate and assist with departmental events, including graduation and graduate and professional studies planned activities. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Must have excellent communication, writing, and organization skills. Have a knowledge of Word and Excel. Ability to quickly learn various software. Must be able to type efficiently and pay attention to details. Practice confidentiality of information at all times. 

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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu