Faculty and Staff Openings

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Faculty Positions

Teaching Faculty - School of Nursing

Department/School: Nursing

Duties/Responsibilities: School of Nursing seeks a full-time faculty to join a mission-focused team. Teaching responsibilities will be primarily at the undergraduate level. An earned doctorate is preferred.

Qualifications: Requisite qualities include successful teaching experience, interest in research, flexibility, and commitment to Adventist nursing education.

Special Requirements: The candidate must be a member in good and regular standing in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. 

Send curriculum vitae or inquiries to search committee chair:

ChristyShowalter

cshowalter@southern.edu.

SAU School of Nursing,

PO Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315.

Teaching Faculty - School of Chemistry

Department/School: School of Chemistry

Appointment Date: Duties and responsibilities to begin June 1, 2019

Duties/Responsibilities: The Chemistry Department seeks a full-time faculty member with expertise in organic chemistry effective June 1, 2019. Teaching responsibilities may be expected to include organic chemistry lectures and labs and chemistry for nursing and allied health majors. Additional course responsibilities may also be assigned depending on the qualifications and interests of the successful candidate. An ability and willingness to contribute to the development of the department’s undergraduate research program by engaging students in lines of research that complement the research interests of the current faculty is desirable.

Essential Duties:

  • Develop and teach undergraduate courses in chemistry in collaboration with fellow faculty members
  • Provide effective academic advising for chemistry majors
  • Assist with extracurricular departmental activities and student recruiting
  • Work collegially with fellow faculty members and students to promote a nurturing learning environment
  • Serve on departmental and university committees

Qualifications: A master’s or doctoral degree (Ph.D. is strongly preferred) in organic chemistry (or a closely related field) is required, with demonstrated knowledge of and experience in applying best practices for teaching chemistry at the undergraduate level, and a commitment to teaching from a Biblical foundation.

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

To apply: Send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a brief description of research interests, and contact information for at least three references to:

Dr. Brent Hamstra, Chair

Chemistry Department

Southern Adventist University

PO Box 370

Collegedale, TN  37315

Email: bhamstra@southern.edu

Teaching Faculty - School of Music

Department/School: School of Music

Appointment Date: Duties and responsibilities to begin June 1, 2019

Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Integrate with the faculty, staff, student, life, mission, and strategic goals of the School of Music.
  • Provide curricular oversight to and teach lower- and upper- division courses in area of primary expertise - either music history or music theory.
  • Additionally, teach lower- and/or upper-division courses in area of secondary expertise - either music history or music theory - to equal a full-time teaching load.
  • Advise music majors.
  • Participate in University academic life through committee membership and duties as assigned.
  • Maintain an active and ongoing development and presentation of professional activities within the duties and responsibilities of the position.

Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree in Musicology, Music History, or Music Theory required.
  • Completed Ph.D. in Musicology, Music History, or Music Theory or ABD preferred.
  • Evidence of successful classroom teaching at the university level.
  • Demonstrated training and/or experience in teaching secondary academic area.

Rank and Salary: Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure: Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates will apply by submitting a cover letter, current CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and three (3) professional reference letters to: 

Dr. Peter Cooper, Dean

School of Music 

Southern Adventist University

P.O. Box 370 

Collegedale, TN 37315

Adjunct Faculty

Salaried Staff

Director - Online Learning and Academic Technology

Location: Online Learning and Academic Technology

Hours: Full-time, Salary

Job Summary: The Director of Online Learning and Academic Technology serves as a leader in distance education initiatives as well as  the selection, integration, training, and support of instructional technologies campus-wide. The director manages the operational aspects of the department to ensure quality, efficiencies, and effectiveness. This campus leader will liaison with academic and support departments on campus in the design and implementation of online courses and programs. The Director of Online Learning maintains current knowledge of distance education and classroom technologies through research and application, through collaboration with other distance education and technology leaders, and through attendance and presentation at annual conferences.  From time to time, this person may also represent Southern Adventist University by presenting and sharing technology resources with constituent groups and the community at large.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops a campus-wide long-range plan for distance education and classroom technology integration.
  • Directs the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and standards related to distance education and classroom technology integration. 
  • Directs the development of online courses adhering to sound online pedagogy, design consistency, and appropriate use of online technologies.
  • Advances the implementation of best practices for distance education and classroom technology integration.
  • Provides day-to-day management of all Online Campus courses and programs.
  • Oversees the support and function of the eClass learning management system.
  • Collaborates with deans on course development for existing and new online courses and programs.
  • Directs the development of online courses adhering to sound online pedagogy, design consistency, and appropriate use of online technologies.
  • Coordinates production of course materials and suggest improvements to faculty to maintain the academic integrity of online courses and programs.
  • Develops selected partner relationships with outside entities.
  • Ensures that national accreditation policies or procedures are being followed in regard to all aspects of online learning, including but not limited to: exam security, student access, student services, (advisement, library, etc.) financial aid availability, etc.
  • Acts as the department liaison with academic administration and communicates issues and events concerning online programs and department initiatives.
  • Administers the department’s budget.
  • Plans, conducts, and coordinates training for faculty in developing an understanding of technology-rich instructional approaches and best practices for distance education.
  • Directs the work of staff assigned to the department.
  • Recommends changes, as needed, to the online campus staff.
  • Identifies critical marketing populations and initiatives.
  • Judges the effectiveness of strategies and initiatives.
  • Coordinates assessment of the department's programs and initiatives.

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: Master’s degree in related field required.  Doctorate preferred. Experienced teacher. Previous experience managing technology teams and facilitating and coordinating technology integration and training in a higher education system. Experience in developing and managing distance education programs. Effective communications,

Qualifications: Excellent interpersonal skills. The ability to communicate effectively.

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.

To Apply: Please send a curriculum vitae to:

Robert Young

Southern Adventist University

P.O. Box 370

Collegedale, TN 37315

Email: ryoung@southern.edu

Director - Records and Advisement

Location: Records and Advisement

Hours: Full-time, Salary

Job Summary: The Director of Records and Advisement has direct supervisory responsibility for management of all aspects of the Department of Records and Advisement as described below.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Vice President for Academic Administration
  • Provides support to the leadership in executing  the academic mission of the campus
  • Ensures the safekeeping of the official academic records of all active and archived Southern students
  • Ensures a high level of service for Records Office activities related to students, faculty,  staff, and parents
  • Oversees and manages the university registration activities and processes
  • Administers the operations of processing and issuance of grades, grade changes, and grading options
  • Oversees the production of outgoing transcripts and the recording of the incoming transcripts
  • Ensures the accuracy of university transcript data and records
  • Provides enrollment monitoring and catalogs for VA student audits
  • Oversees the process for verifying both undergraduate and graduate students meet all degree requirements and post of their completed degrees
  • Manages and implements academic exceptions (petitions)
  • Supervises the production of the class schedule and the final examination schedules
  • Supervises scheduling of classrooms
  • Reviews the academic calendar and recommends changes to the Academic Administration
  • Manages the development, editing, and issuance of the undergraduate and graduate catalog
  • Implements and enforces university academic policies and protocols including those for access, privacy, and security of student information
  • Compiles accurate reports on enrollment
  • Manages request for academic data from schools and departments
  • Manages, collects, and enters government reports (IPEDS) (Clearinghouse) as the main key holder
  • Serves on  committees as assigned, oversees and evaluates the Records office staff and manages the department’s annual budget
  • Trouble shoots issues related to Records office activities as needed

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

Qualifications: Master’s degree required.  Demonstrated effective leadership in managing Records office functions. Demonstrated understanding of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Veterans Administration education policies, and university educational policies.  The director must be a creative, dynamic, and effective leader who is highly organized, able to devise efficient and coherent procedures and who possesses excellent oral, written, interpersonal and supervisory skills.  The director must work well as a team member and leader and take deep personal interest in supporting students in achieving success.  The ability to relate effectively with people from diverse cultures and social backgrounds and proven administrative and organizational skills are required.  Knowledge of Datatel’s COLLEAGUE is highly desirable and the ability to learn COLLEAGUE systems and procedures is required.

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, 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.

To Apply: Please send a curriculum vitae to:

Robert Young

Southern Adventist University

P.O. Box 370

Collegedale, TN 37315

Email: ryoung@southern.edu

Director - Institutional Research and Planning

Location: Institutional Research and Planning

Hours: Full-time, Salary

Job Summary: The director coordinates a comprehensive, university-wide program of data evaluation and analytics to support the evaluation of success in achieving the institutional mission, vision, values, and goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the evaluation and presentation of evidences of institutional effectiveness.
  • Serves as secretary of the Assessment and Effectiveness Review Committee and assists the chair with agenda development and with the dissemination of findings.
  • Uses data analytics to support institutional planning, recruiting, retention, financial forecasting, and student success.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of the institutional dashboard.
  • Actively monitors institutional data and alerts the vice president of trends and data points requiring attention.
  • Provides data and information to support decision making by the Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, staff, and students through dashboards and other reporting measures.
  • Monitors educational market trends and supports the institution, schools, and departments in assessing market viability of new and existing programs of study.
  • Benchmarks institutional data against Carnegie class and peer institutions on metrics important to the institutional decision making.  (Peer classes include (1) NAD colleges and universities, (2) an aspirant group, and (3) institutions that are matched for Carnegie class, and are private, religiously affiliated, and of similar size.)
  • Guides all campus entities in the planning and evaluation process.
  • Provides consultation, assistance, and support to departments for assessment and data usage.
  • Works with the vice president on the university’s strategic plan, strategic initiatives, and the assessment of the strategic initiatives; attends the Strategic Planning and Budget Committee
  • Collects, organizes, verifies, analyzes, and interprets data, and generates and disseminates research reports to internal and external constituents and entities. [RY1] 
  • Provides oversight for the departmental website, which hosts the university’s InfoCenter and compilations of surveys, assessments, dashboards, and reports.
  • Ensures data and reports held in the InfoCenter are up-to-date and accurate.
  • Supervises the Business Intelligence Analyst and supports development of online dashboards and reports
  • Provides consultation and assistance to internal constituents on research projects, survey design, statistics, and analysis.
  • Assists in responding to state and federal requirements and to denominational and regional accreditation requirements.
  • Accepts assignments and special projects from the vice president.

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

 Qualifications: Master’s degree required, doctorate preferred, with course work in higher education, research and statistics, educational research, psychology, or related field.  Applicants must evidence strong research, analytical, technical, and evaluation skills; posses a solid grasp of issues and trends in higher education; and demonstrate competencies in oral and written communication and interpersonal relations.

 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.

To Apply: Please send a curriculum vitae to

Robert Young

Southern Adventist University

P.O. Box 370

Collegedale, TN 37315

Email: ryoung@southern.edu

Annual Giving Coordinator - Advancement

Location: Advancement

Hours: Full-time, Salary

Job Summary: Holds significant responsibility for the implementation of a comprehensive Annual Giving program that will grow Southern’s culture of generosity among alumni, employees, and friends of the university; maximize giving, and increase alumni participation. The role also includes managing student workers. Candidate for this position should have excellent time management skills, acquaintance with direct mail and digital communication, self-motivation, and ability to prioritize multiple projects.

This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Assoc. Director for Advancement.  As a part of the Philanthropic Services for Institutions Career Opportunity program, the Annual Giving Coordinator will also communicate with the Program Director at PSI, and provide appropriate reports as requested.  At the end of the twenty-four months, the position will be evaluated  for a full-time permanent position. 

Fundraising duties and responsibilities:

  • Work with the annual giving committee whose members will be available as mentors.
  • Collaborate with department colleagues to implement strategic direct marketing, communication and solicitation materials that incorporate direct mail, digital, social media, phonathons, Giving Day, crowdfunding, and other communication methods.
  • Conceptualize themes, write letters and other promotional materials, and proofread/edit written pieces. Collaborate with the Marketing department on design elements.
  • Learn to identify target constituent segments for solicitation, request necessary data, and analyze results.
  • Coordinate fundraising efforts for employee giving and graduation campaigns, with the Advancement team.

Management duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage Southern’s Call Center program using the framework of an existing successful program. Includes assisting the student/graduate student call center coordinator in recruiting, hiring, and managing students, writing scripts and support materials, and identifying target constituent segments.
  • Communicate directly with direct mail vendors and consultants. Work with the Assoc. Director of Advancement on budgets and planning.
  • Collaborate with major gift officers for movement of annual giving donors to major giving program and recommend potential corporations for matching gift challenges for the annual program.
  • Oversee stewardship pieces directed to annual giving donors.
  • Serve on the university’s Fundraising Committee and Student Missions Executive Committee as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, PR, business, or non-profit management preferred.
  • Experience in fundraising and/or nonprofit organizations preferred
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced computer skills, web, and e-communications skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work evenings and travel, when needed.

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.

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. Must have enthusiasm for fundraising to benefit the students and programs of Southern. May require lifting up to 50 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: Working hour schedule is non-traditional. 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

Office Manager - PE, Health and Wellness

Location: PE, Health and Wellness

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $14.51 - $19.51

Job Summary: The office manager applies procedural and organizational knowledge with general office and secretarial skills in support of academic school staff.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide exemplary customer service to the public, colleagues, and students by being accessible, listening attentively, communicating clearly, responding in a timely manner, showing respect, never arguing, effectively connecting the person to the right service, product or solution and doing what your say.
  • Works closely with all PEHW staff to make sure their needs are met.
  • Composes and types routine correspondence.
  • Receives, opens, and routes incoming mail to school staff.
  • Maintains and organizes files and records.
  • Answers telephones, send emails, faxes, and answers routine questions or routes calls to appropriate person.
  • Maintains schedules for faculty, student workers, and staff.
  • Helps professors with e-class and grading when needed.
  • Keeps office clean and orderly.
  • Maintains and updates several websites
    • School of Physical Education, Health & Wellness 
    • Hulsey Wellness Center
    • Intramurals
    • Employee Wellness
    • Outdoor Leadership
    • SOAP
  • Works closely with Swim Lessons, Gym-Kids, SOAP, WellKids programs.
  • Keeps minutes of OL Roundtable, OL Council, and PEHW Staff meetings.
  • Turn in cash, receipts, checks to accounting when necessary.  Help with billing by preparing invoices for School of PEHW academic business.  Communicates with Dean regarding budget.
  • Order supplies and equipment for the department (intramural equipment, Hulsey Wellness Center equipment, office supplies, equipment for classes, equipment for Gym-Masters)
  • Oversee and organize the Physical Education, Health & Wellness resource room.
  • Checks classroom/resource room computer and audiovisual needs.
  • Uploads videos from classes and employee wellness activities and posts on Employee Wellness website.
  • Works closely with Facility Manager and Dean regarding facility happenings and scheduling events in the Wellness Center and posts as needed.  Helps with facility setup, scheduling, decorating during holidays, etc.
  • Works closely with Fitness for Collegiate Life classes, collecting activity class data.
  • Contacts recent graduates to see what they are doing job/graduate school.
  • Works with Dean on Employee Wellness correspondence and creating the webpage, activities, and collecting the activity data turned in by employees.
  • Performs all other reasonable business-related functions as assigned.  

Qualifications:
The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.  Be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.  Have computer skills, preferably MS Word, Excel, Photo Shop, and also website editing skills.  Be a self-starter and able to work without supervision and must possess good organizational skills.

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. 

Education and Experience:
A college graduate required. Related clerical experience preferred

Job Demands:
Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 50 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, 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.

To Apply:
Please send a resume and application*, to Human Resources at the following mailing address or the email address below:

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

*You may pick up an application in Human Resources or email and request for one to be emailed to you.

Contact Email: akmaitland@southern.edu 

Part-time KR's Place Supervisor - KR's Place

Location: KR's Place

Hours: Part-time, hourly, 6:00pm - 11:30pm

Pay: $13.17 - $18.16

Job Summary: To work wherever needed in helping serve the guests and KR’s Student Workers at KR’s Place with a Loving, Christian & positive attitude.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Be on time when scheduled to work
  • Be aware of Student Workers attendance and performance
  • Relate any employee issues to immediate supervisor
  • Help to prepare and serve menu items
  • Clean and stock whatever station needs it - Daily
  • Assist others when you are not busy at your station
  • Operate register when needed
  • Settle drawer at the end of the evening shift
  • Be a team player
  • Prepare Food & Work Stations for morning shift
  • Reinforce all department rules
  • Follow through with responsibilities directed by KR’s Manager

Oversee the following each evening:

  • Make sure areas are all clean
  • All food must be dated, labeled, and put away
  • Dishes are to be rinsed and left on cart and taken down to dish room
  • All trash, cardboard, rags, and aprons to be taken down to 2nd floor to designated areas
  • Tables/ floors in dining area and kitchen to be wiped/ swept and mopped
  • Refill and stock all paper products
  • Refill and stock drink coolers
  • Cooler temperatures checked and recorded
  • Perform all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned

Special Requirements:  An expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, a SDA church member in good and regular standing.  Able to have a good report with students, staff, customers and be open to change.

Education and Experience:   A high school diploma. Supervisory experience.

Skills and Aptitudes: Interpersonal relationship skills essential with ability to work with students and staff with a team spirit.  Have safety-consciousness awareness.

Typical Physical Demands:  Requires standing (majority of the shift), bending and reaching.  May require lifting up to 50 pounds.  (If over 40 pounds please ask for help) Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate food service equipment such as food slicers, blenders, microwaves, etc.  Requires normal range of motion, hearing and vision.

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

To Apply:
Please send a resume and application*, to Human Resources at the following mailing address or the email address below:

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

*You may pick up an application in Human Resources or email and request for one to be emailed to you.

Contact Email: akmaitland@southern.edu


Temporary Positions

Painter - Plant Services

Job Summary:  Primarily to do painting and related duties on exterior and interior of campus buildings, housing and apartments.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Paints by rolling, brushing or spraying
  • Preparation of surfaces for painting by scraping, caulking and sanding
  • Assists in moving furniture, cabinets, doors and drawers
  • Equipment cleanup
  • Performs all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned

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

Qualifications:  Must be familiar with various types of preparation for painting and methods of application. Must be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.  Must hold a valid U.S. driver’s license with a good driving record. 

Education and Experience: Professional painting experience required.

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

Physical Demands:  Painting calls for a variety of postures, squatting, bending, standing, looking up, reaching away from the body, standing on uneven surfaces, and working on a ladder, scaffold and man lift. The painter must be able to work under these conditions for extended periods of time and must be able to lift a 5 gallon bucket of paint, and on occasion up to 100 pounds. 

Working Conditions:  Essential tasks are performed under normal weather and office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. May require outside work for exterior painting. 

To Apply:
Please send a resume and/or application*, to Human Resources at the following mailing address or the email address below:

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

*You may pick up an application in Human Resources or email and request for one to be emailed to you.

Contact Email:akmaitland@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279