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Teaching Faculty

Department/School:
Writing Center/Library
Hours: Full time
Pay Rate: To be determined
Description: The McKee Library is dedicated to providing world-class research and consultative support to the university’s faculty and students. The library’s Writing Center Director is thus tasked with carrying out an important component of this strategic service mission.

The Writing Center Director is a key member of the library’s professional service team and is responsible for all writing consultation services provided by the library.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced professional, with a background in rhetoric, writing, and college teaching. A minimum of a Master’s degree or higher is required. The director will be a top-notch writer, capable of quickly assessing a given piece of writing and teaching others how to do the same. He or she will be a visionary, imagining and then implementing innovative services to help Southern’s graduate and undergraduate students write and think more clearly.

The McKee Library places great value on its unique culture of openness and innovation and seeks focused yet creative employees to carry out its consultative mission.

Key responsibilities of the individual selected for this position are as follows:

Supervise, evaluate, and mentor Writing Center tutors and affiliated staff.

Create and maintain online writing tutorials and support documents.

Partner with the library’s professional staff to develop and deliver an integrated writing/research curriculum.

Market Writing Center services to faculty and students, to include various outreach and orientation activities.

Periodically assess the efficacy of the Writing Center’s services against a set of clearly defined assessment criteria.

Partner with faculty to define specific writing support needs across the curriculum at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Oversee the library’s peer-tutoring and supplemental instruction programs.

Evening and/or week-end hours are required.

Qualifications:

Master's degree required. Preference will be given to someone with an English degree or related discipline, and to someone who has experience with managing a writing center.

Deadline for submission of resumes is May 21, 2014.

Special Requirement: Must have a strongly expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, an SDA church member in good and regular standing.
Contact Name: Please send your resume to Dan Maxwell, Director of Libraries, at the following mailing address or the email address below:

Southern Adventist University

PO Box 370

Collegedale, TN 37315

Contact Email: dmaxwell@southern.edu
Contact Phone: 423.236.2276

 

Department/School:
School of Physical Education Health and Wellness: Outdoor Leadership
Hours: Full time starting June, 2014
Pay Rate: Depending on Experience
Description:

Needed: applications for a outdoor leadership professor for fall 2014.
Duties include teaching adventure activity courses to students pursuing O.L. degrees or students fulfilling general education requirements. Such courses might include undergraduate level rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, ropes technician, caving, challenge course facilitation, whitewater rescue, and alpine mountaineering. Excellence in teaching, integration of faith and learning, creative activity and faculty service is expected.

See full job description here.

Qualifications: A Ph.D in outdoor adventure leadership and education or related degree preferred, M.S. Accepted
Special Requirement: Must have a strongly expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, an SDA church member in good and regular standing.
Contact Name: Please send a curriculum vita to Dr. Doug Tilstra at tilstra@southern.edu.

 

Department/School:
School of Computing
Hours: Full time starting June, 2015
Pay Rate: Depending on Experience
Description:

Needed: applications for a computing professor for fall 2015.

Duties include teaching undergraduate computing courses, directing student projects, research, advising computing majors, and serving on University committees.

Qualifications: A Ph.D in computer science, software engineering, computer information systems, or computer engineering is required; 
Special Requirement: Must have a strongly expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, an SDA church member in good and regular standing.
To Apply: Please send a curriculum vita to halterman@southern.edu.

 

Adjunct Faculty

Full-Time Salary

Department/School:
Student Services
Hours: Full time
Pay Rate: (Grade 1110) base salary of $58,142
Description:

 

Job Summary: The Vice President for Student Service is the chief student affairs officer for the university, reporting directly to the President, and is a member of the President’s Cabinet. The vice president is responsible for creative and effective programming to enhance support services for students and the quality of campus life.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Provides oversight and management of the Student Services Office and the Student Center.

• Oversees and manages the following: Student Success Center (Counseling and Testing, Career Services, Retention and First-Year Advising, First Year Experience, Learning Support Services, and Disability Services), Student Life and Activities, Chaplain’s Office, Housing and Residence Life, and the Student Association.

• Responsible for the strategic leadership of student engagement/involvement and initiatives in support of student success and student retention.

• Responsible for developing and maintaining a strong residential life program.

• Assists the university chaplains with strategies for student spiritual growth and development through LifeGroups, Vespers, weeks of spiritual emphasis, Encounters Weekends, student missions and campus ministries and outreaches.

• Interacts proactively with the university community and the public regarding student life and issues.

• Oversees preparation of the Student Handbook and the university calendar.

• Oversees the student discipline policies of the university.

• Oversees the planning and management of weekly Convocations and the residence hall worship program.

• Serves as the chief mentor/adviser of the Student Association, recommending names of candidates for sponsors of the various activities of the Student Association to the President, and assisting those sponsors in all the activities of Student Association.

• Develops, implements, administers, and evaluates programs, policies, and budgets necessary to accomplish the mission, goals, and objectives of the Student Services Office.

• Performs other duties and projects as assigned by the President.

 

Qualifications: Qualifications:
• Doctorate Degree preferred.
• Previous experience as dean, student affairs administrator, or chaplain preferred.
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in higher education.
• Strong student advocate.
• Ability to foster a positive and productive work environment with the ability to lead and build teams and motivate students and staff.
• Commitment to servant leadership.
• Excellent interpersonal, influencing, and collaboration skills.
• Proven experience in solving complex problems.
• Strong listening skills and mediation experience.
• The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.
Special Requirement: Must have a strongly expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, an SDA church member in good and regular standing.
Contact Name: Please send your resume to Gordon Bietz, President, at the following mailing address or the email address below:

Southern Adventist University

PO Box 370

Collegedale, TN 37315

 

Email address: bietz@southern.edu

 

Hourly Staff

Department/School:
Food Service / Deli (located in the Village Market)
Hours: Full time, exact hours may vary
Pay Rate: (Grade 3008) $12.16 - $16.82
Description: Job Summary: Be a working supervisor, working one on one with training students. Be responsible for helping break down of hot deck after lunch, for slicing all veggie meats, making sandwich spreads, and sandwich department preps. Customer service is # 1 priority.

General Duties:
• Be aware of your student employees attendance and performance (the ones you supervise).
• Assist in the training of student workers
• 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
• Be responsible for helping break down hot serving deck after lunch:
 the inspection of decks after lunch cleaning
• Put leftover food away after lunch, making sure it is dated and on correct shelves
• Slice all veggie meats for deli and sandwich department
• Make all sandwich spreads for deli and sandwich department
• Do preps for Sandwich department-check with sandwich dept. supervisor for details
• Work one on one with students-training them in proper methods of work
• Be responsible to keep the laundry going from 1-9 pm
• Oversee the dishwashing from 1-9 pm—filling in when needed
• Cover for other supervisor when they take their break
• Straighten cook’s freezer Daily-making sure everything is in its correct place
• Keep vegetable prep area sink clean and straighten daily
• Rotate work on Sundays, per monthly schedule, - usually working 2 Sundays a month
• Maintain a Christian atmosphere in your area by precept and example
• Check all areas to be sure they are stocked and ready for next shift
• Inventory Salad display case-oversee making of salads for display case
• Make sure All dishes are done before leaving
• Clean up all work stations before leaving
• Perform all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned

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

Qualifications: Ability to communicate effectively. A self starter who displays neatness, cleanliness, and organizational skills and has the ability to motivate others to do the same. Approachable, friendly, positive attitude, able to encourage others. Able to have a good rapport with employees, especially 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.

Special Requirement: Must have a strongly expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, an SDA church member in good and regular standing.
Contact Name: Please send your resume to Amy Steele at the following mailing address or the email address below:

Southern Adventist University

PO Box 370

Collegedale, TN 37315

Contact Email: amym@southern.edu
Contact Phone: 423.236.2276

 

Department/School:
Alumni Relations
Hours: Part time (1/2), exact hours to be determined
Pay Rate: (Grade 3010) $13.08 - $17.75
Description: Job Summary: The Alumni Relations Office Assistant assists the Director of Alumni Relations an average of 16-18 hours per week with managing records for the department’s budget and alumni database, managing alumni communications (electronic and print formats) related to the duties and responsibilities assigned, and other clerical needs of the department assigned by the Director.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Assisting with alumni online community management;
• Managing content of alumni features for QuickNotes, Advancement’s monthly e-newsletter;
• Posting fresh, interactive content on a regular schedule to the alumni website and social media networking groups (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter);
• Preparing content for publication in the Beyond the Columns alumni updates section of Columns magazine;
• Recording, preparing and distributing Alumni Council minutes and agendas;
• Importing updated information into the database received from various sources including the alumni websites;
• Coordinating with Records Office to verify alumni information for the database;
• Maintaining honor class lists for use during Homecoming Weekend;
• Managing the distribution and recording of information for the Alumni Baby Gifts program;
• Maintaining departmental budget records, including processing invoices and check requests;
• Supervising Alumni Homecoming Weekend registration process;
• Assisting with other Homecoming duties as assigned;
• Performing all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned.

Qualifications: Qualifications: Strong computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Strong organizational, communications, and accounting skills. Strong work ethic and ability to work independently; self-motivated. Good customer service skills. Ability to make alumni feel welcome and appreciated.
Special Requirement: Must have a strongly expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, an SDA church member in good and regular standing.
Contact Name: Please send a resume and/or application* to Amy Steele in 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 Amy and ask for one to be emailed to you.

Contact Email: amym@southern.edu
Contact Phone: 423.236.2276

 

Department/School:
Plant Services
Hours: Full time, exact hours may vary
Pay Rate: (Grade 3018) $17.46 - $22.18
Description: Job Summary: Install, maintain, and repair 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.


NOTE: May be contacted after normal business hours, on weekends, or holidays for emergency work needs.

Qualifications: Qualifications: Must have training in fire alarm systems. Must be capable of reading fire alarm circuit plans. Fire alarm tech certification required. NICET certification is a plus.

Education: High school diploma minimum

Experience: Minimum of 3 years’ 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.

Typical 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.

Special Requirement: Must have a strongly expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, an SDA church member in good and regular standing.
Contact Name: Please send a resume and/or application* to Amy Steele in 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 Amy and ask for one to be emailed to you.

Contact Email: amym@southern.edu
Contact Phone: 423.236.2276

 

Department/School:
Student Services
Hours: Full time
Pay Rate: (Grade 3014) $14.00 - $18.73
Description:

Job Summary: The position is responsible for office procedures such as receiving visitors, answerin telephones, providing secretarial services and assistaing the Vice President for Student services and Director of Student Life & Activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides the initial point of contact with students who come to Student Services.  Gives them direction and assistance
  • Manages the office
  • Organizes the schdules of the Vice president and the Director.
  • Understands and is able to explain the student life policies and programs of the university.
  • Organizes and supervises the convocation attendance program including student workers.
  • Produces correspondence as well as promotional and program material using student labor whenever feasible.
  • Oversees the administration and schduling of the Student Center.
  • Implements calendar planning, communicates additions and corrections.
  • Maintains student files as well as general office files.
  • Prepares agendas and materials for various committees, keeps and organizes minutes of those committees.
  • Assists the Vice President and Director with special projects, e.g. tours, career fairs.
  • Cleans office
  • Stays up to date on computer skills.
Qualifications: Qualifications

The administrative assistant must have outstanding interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills; be a problem solver and facilitator. The ability to deal in an appropriate and confidential manner with personnel/student-related information is mandatory. The administrative assistant is expected to effectively supervise student workers and to delegate tasks appropriately. Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and internet experience is required. The administrative assistant will be expected to practice exceptional telephone etiquette and diction. Skills in the use of excellent English grammar, composition, and proofreading are required.

Education: Bachelor's degree required

Experience: Previous office management experience required.

Special Requirement: Must have a strongly expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, an SDA church member in good and regular standing.
Contact Name: Please send a resume and/or application* to Amy Steele in 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 Amy and ask for one to be emailed to you.

Contact Email: amym@southern.edu
Contact Phone: 423.236.2276

 

Department/School:
Academic Administration
Hours: 20 hrs per week, Monday - Friday
Pay Rate: (Grade 3012) $13.56 - $18.23
Description: JOB SUMMARY: The Administrative Assistant performs the duties specific to the above named department.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Provides general office support services for the Associate Vice President for Academic Administration including scheduling committees, preparing documents and maintaining meeting minutes
2. Pre-professional committee – gathers student information, keeps committee minutes and sends out recommendation letters to medical and dental schools
3. State Authorization - Manages correspondence with State Agencies in gaining and maintaining state authorization for Southern to teach students in the respective state
4. Dual Enrollment - Works with academies in managing extension classes
5. Academic Review process – takes minutes and prepares correspondence with students pertaining to their status at Southern Adventist University
6. Student Support – Assists in meeting students and providing them with the help they need in taking overloads, permission for off-campus classes, and permission for examination time changes
7. Absence notifications – manages email notifying professors of student absences from classes for field trips and illnesses
8. Accreditation - Assists in producing documents and notifying NAD and SACSCOC of program and other substantive changes
9. Assists in organizing the senior class
10. Works with Academic Administration staff in organizing graduation services
11. Maintains record of International Tours and Trips and notifies NAD regarding insurance, itinerary, and participants.
12. Accepts responsibilities as assigned by the Associate Vice President for Academic Administration related to the operation of that office.

Qualifications: QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s degree in Office Administration or a related field is highly desirable.
The administrative assistant for this department must have outstanding interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills; be a problem solver and facilitator. The ability to deal in an appropriate and confidential manner with personnel/student –related information is mandatory. The administrative assistant is expected to effectively supervise student workers and to delegate tasks appropriately. Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, SPSS, and internet experience are essential. The administrative assistant will be expected to practice exceptional telephone etiquette and diction. Skills in the use of excellent English grammar, composition and proofreading are required.
Special Requirement: Must have a strongly expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, an SDA church member in good and regular standing.
To Apply: Cover letter and resume should be sent to Volker Henning, Associate Vice President of Academic Administration at henning@southern.edu.  Review of resumes will begin on March 25, 2014.

 

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