Faculty and Staff Openings

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Faculty Positions

Public Services Librarian - McKee Library

Location: McKee Library

Hours: Full-time, salary

Job Summary: The Public Services Librarian provides principal information literacy instruction and serves as a reference librarian as part of the research coaching team.  The Public Services Librarian also coordinates Campus Research Day, provides library tours, and contributes to managing the expert systems of the library. 

  • Provides information literacy instruction and teaches students, faculty, and staff to use library resources.
  • Provides virtual and in-person reference service.
  • Develops and updates instructional materials (print and online).
  • Provides outreach to faculty.
  • Promotes library services and resources.
  • Evaluates reference collection and contributes to collection development.
  • Serves as a library liaison to assigned schools/departments.
  • Shares responsibility for library expert systems maintenance.
  • Recommends policies concerning the department.
  • Maintains library public services statistics.
  • Maintains expert knowledge of current trends impacting public services.
  • Serves as the Campus Research Day chair and coordinates all aspects of the yearly Campus Research Day event.
  • Plans and leads tours of the library for various groups.
  • Coordinates with local artists to arrange for art exhibits in the library.
  • Participates in library faculty meetings, university-wide committees and in local, regional, and national professional organizations.
  • Serves as an advisor for General Education students.
  • 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, and SDA church member in good and regular standing.

Education and Experience: Masters Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program (or international equivalent). Experience with public services and information literacy instruction, preferably 3 years; working knowledge of current reference and database applications, as well as knowledge of library expert systems such as SpringShare, Mendeley, Primo, and Alma.

Qualifications: The candidate must be knowledgeable about the academic environment and the role of libraries in higher education; serve as an enthusiastic advocate for the library within the university and external communities; must feel at ease in the classroom; must have strong oral and written communication skills; possess excellent interpersonal skills; must be well informed about library practices, trends, automation; must possess administrative and organizational abilities; work productively with library faculty and staff; and promote collaboration. 

Typical Physical Demands: Require sitting, standing, bending, and reaching. May require lifting up to 25 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard 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: Send CV and materials to Deyse Bravo, Director, McKee Library, dbravo@southern.edu

Teaching Faculty - English

Location: English Department

Hours: Full-time, salary

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

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

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

Teaching Faculty - Physics & Engineering

Location: School of Physics & Engineering

Duties and Responsibility:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact Email: caviness@southern.edu

Adjunct Faculty

Salaried Staff

Graduate Dean - Academic Administration

Location: Academic Administration

Hours: Full-time, salary

Job Summary: The Dean of Graduate Studies assumes a leadership role in all aspects of graduate education and provides academic, administrative, and strategic direction to Graduate Studies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees graduate programs to ensure academic rigor and quality
  • Manages and supervises the Graduate Studies Office and staff
  • Supervises the overall graduate admissions and registration process
  • Maintains the budget for the Office of Graduate Studies
  • Chairs Graduate Council in the development of University Graduate Studies policy and approval of graduate curricula
  • Supports the implementation of newly approved graduate programs
  • Works with the development office to support fundraising efforts for graduate studies as necessary
  • Serves an ex officio member or chairs the following university-level committees and working groups: Administrative Council, Deans and Chairs Advisory, Expanded Cabinet, Financial Statement Review, Graduate Council, Off-Campus Programs, Strategic Planning and Budgeting, Undergraduate Council, University Assembly
  • Oversees development and implementation of Graduate Assistant (GA) policies and provides leadership for GA development and graduate teaching programs
  • Develops graduate student enrollment plans consistent with the university’s strategic plan
  • Oversees the graduate student grievance process and discipline processes
  • Provides oversight for recruitment of graduate students, including promotion of the campus and its graduate programs
  • Other duties as assigned

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

Qualifications: Doctoral degree. Minimum five years of successful full-time graduate teaching experience at the higher education level. Ability to effectively chair meetings and lead groups.

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

Hourly Staff

Deli Floater (Part-time) - Food Services/Deli

Location: Food Services/Deli

Hours: Part-time, hourly

Pay: $13.01 - $17.99/hr.

Job Summary: Overseeing Sundays and filling in for days off and sick days for other workers.

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

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:  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: akmaitland@southern.edu

Assistant Housekeeper (Part-time) - Thatcher Hall

Location: Thatcher Hall

Hours: Part-time, hourly

Pay:  $10.00 - $15.00/hr.

Job Summary:  The assistant housekeeper supervises the activities of approximately 20 student workers in the Housekeeping Department of Thatcher and Thatcher South.   

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the hiring and training of student workers
  • Supervises students workers
  • Answer phones, manage emails and assess issues that arise
  • Assist in keeping track of inventory, order supplies and insure janitor closets are stocked
  • Clean dean’s offices
  • Manage storage cages for Thatcher and Thatcher South
  • Deal with emergencies as they come up, ie when workers are out sick, cleaning up clogged toilets, cleaning flooding basements and hauling overflowing garbage, etc.
  • Manage inventory of dehumidifiers and supervise the rental of them
  • Manage cleaning staff for Southern Village during the summer months
  • Assist and help supervise summer cleaning staff for the dorms as needed
  • Do small repairs
  • Laundry:  i.e. rags and mop heads as well as linens from summer guests at Southern Village and bed packs for the residence hall
  • Assist with decorating Thatcher and Thatcher South for Christmas
  • Must have knowledge and ability to run small equipment such as:  shop vacs, rug shampooers, steamers, floor buffer/stripper, hand drills, etc.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Notifies deans of the need for new items or of those needing replacement, including furnishings.  
  • Perform all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned.

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

Qualifications:   High school diploma or equivalent. Two to five years supervising employees.   The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.  Be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.  Be a self-starter and able to work without supervision and must possess good organizational skills. 

Typical Physical Demands:  Requires climbing stairs, sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 50 pounds.  -- Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: akmaitland@southern.edu

Alarm Technician - Plant Services

Location: Plant Services

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $18.49 - $23.49/hr. 

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

*Training available for the right candidate.

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

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

Working Conditions:  Essential tasks are performed under normal weather and office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. May require outside work for exterior alarm devices. May be contacted after normal business hours, on weekends, or on holidays for work needs.  

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: akmaitland@southern.edu

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

Location: KR's Place

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

Pay: $13.17 - $18.16

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

Duties and Responsibilities: 

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

Oversee the following each evening:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: akmaitland@southern.edu


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