Faculty and Staff Openings

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Teaching Faculty

Teaching Faculty - School of Nursing

Department/School: School of Nursing

Hours: Full time

Pay Rate: Based on experience

Description: To teach primarily in the Graduate Program

Qualifications: 

  • Earned Doctorate required
  • FNP certification and experience preferred, but not required for some courses.
  • Requisite qualities include interest in research, successful teaching experience, flexibility, and a commitment to nursing and SDA education.

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 cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and three references to:

Dr. Barbara James, Dean
SAU School of Nursing
PO Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315

Contact Email: bjames@southern.edu

 

Teaching Faculty - (Culinary Arts) PE, Health & Wellness

Department/School: PE, Health & Wellness

Title: Vegetarian Culinary Arts Faculty

Hours: Full time

Pay Rate: Based on experience

Description: 

  • Teach Vegetarian Culinary Arts classes
  • Schedule  Vegetarian Culinary Arts classes each semester
  • Work with the dean in hiring adjunct faculty
  • Advise A.S. degree Vegetarian Culinary Arts students
  • Participate in service to the university and community

Qualifications: 

  • Minimum master’s degree in culinary arts, nutrition or related field.
  • Experience in culinary arts (education, restaurant, culinary business owner etc.).
  • Chef training and certification(s) desired.

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 cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and three references to:

Dr. Robert Benge, Dean
SAU School of Physical Education, Health and Wellness
PO Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315

Contact Email: rcbenge@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423-236-2855

 

Physical Therapy Assistant Program Director - Department of Biology & Allied Health

Department/School: Department of Biology and Allied Health

Hours: Full time

Pay Rate: Based on experience

Southern Adventist University invites applications for a full-time faculty for a Physical Therapy Assistant Program Director to set up and lead a new Physical Therapy Assistant Program.  The position is available effective January 1, 2016.

Description: 
Southern Adventist University is starting a new program to educate aspiring Physical Therapy Assistants with the first class to begin in August 2017. The initial task for the Program Director will be to set up a program and facilities in harmony with the standards set out by Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and seeking accreditation from CAPTE. Subsequently, the Program Director will function both as the leader of the program and professor. Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop the curriculum framework and all instructional materials for the program
  • Assemble and compile all materials required for CAPTE accreditation of the program
  • Evaluate the preparation of students for entry into the program and administer all aspects of the selection process
  • Provide classroom and laboratory instruction
  • Provide student counseling and advisement
  • Serve on departmental and university committees

Qualifications: 

Graduate degree in Physical Therapy with current TN License or eligibility for TN License as a PT or PTA. Minimum of 5 years clinical and teaching experience in a CAPTE accredited program.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • a minimum of a master’s degree
  • licensure (if a physical therapist), or licensure, certification, or registration in states where applicable (if a physical therapist assistant)
  • a minimum of five years clinical experience that includes experience in the PT/PTA relationship
  • experience in a variety of areas of teaching (academic, clinical, continuing education, in-service)
  • experience in educational theory and methodology (curricular design, development, implementation and evaluation)
  • experience in instructional design and methodology
  • experience in student evaluation and outcomes assessment
  • currency in contemporary physical therapy practice
  • knowledge of contemporary curricular content for the education of the physical therapist assistant
  • experience in administration
  • experience in academic governance
  • experience in fiscal management
  • experience in human resource management
  • service on behalf of physical therapy education, the community, and/or the profession 

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: Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a single electronic Adobe PDF file containing the following items:

• A cover letter including a statement of teaching philosophy and research interest
• A current curriculum vita
• Unofficial transcripts showing the Physical Therapy education

Application file should be submitted to: 

Dr. Volker Henning
Associate Vice President for Academic Administration
Southern Adventist University
P.O.Box 370
Collegedale, TN  37315

Contact Email: henning@southern.edu 

Contact Phone: 423.236.2912

 

Salaried Staff 

Licensed Professional Counselor - Student Success Center

Department/School:  Counseling & Testing Services / Student Success Center

Hours: Full time

Description: Conduct individual and group counseling sessions in a caring, culturally accepting and confidential environment.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
Provide individual and group counseling for all students.
Serve as a primary resource and consultant in after-hours crisis intervention and counseling.
Work with the Counseling Services Coordinator to develop referral relationships with off campus professionals.
Organize and present preventative and developmental intervention programming that focuses on helping students develop the skills to relate mutually and meaningfully with others and increases their capacity to engage in a personally satisfying and effective style of living.
Serve as an active member of the Student Support Team.
Assist the First Year Experience Coordinator in orientation planning and program implementation for first year students and their parents.
Assist the Director of the Student Success Center and the Vice-President for Student Services in the administration of student service programming. 

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: A Master’s degree and licensure in counseling (LPC). A minimum of three years of successful counseling related experience. 

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending, and reaching. May require lifting up to 25-30 pounds. Requires normal range of hearing and vision. 

Working Conditions:  Essential tasks are performed under normal office/school conditions little or no noticeable discomfort. Work area is 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: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279 

Graduate System Specialist - Graduate Studies

Department/School: Graduate Studies 

Pay Rate:  Grade 1220 $47,001 - $55,104

Hours: Full time

Description:    The System Specialist is primarily responsible for the configuration of the software systems that support Graduate Studies. In addition, serves as the liaison to the Information Technology department for computer system needs, and Institution Research for report generation and data retrieval.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for configuration and programming of ERP software (Ellucian Colleague) for Graduate Studies
  • Responsible for maintenance and programing of Graduate Admissions’ CRM software (Technolution Slate)
  • Creates and conducts training sessions for Graduate Studies staff on programs and systems to ensure proper usage
  • Maintains record of computer hardware used by Graduate Studies for tracking when systems need replacement
  • Possess excellent system analysis skills
  • Liaison between Graduate Studies staff and I.T./Institutional Research departments to facilitate efficient operations of systems
  • Comfortable with database and web development
  • Support the customer-service, student-centered focus of Graduate Studies, while helping to maintain the financial viability of the university.
  • Assist the Director of Graduate Admissions and Director of Graduate Marketing and Enrollment Services with assignments as requested
  • Performs assignments and projects as assigned by the Graduate Dean of Graduate Studies

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree required. Degree in Computer Science/related field preferred.
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. Must possess a friendly and patient attitude when working with non-technical users. 

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.

Special Requirement:
Must have a strongly 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.

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: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279

Director - Food Services

Department/School: Food Services

Pay Rate:  Grade 1210, $48,103 - $56,120

Hours: Full time

Description: The Food Service director is responsible to oversee the operation and maintenance of Southern Adventist University’s Cafeteria, Deli, Kayak, KR’s Place, the Vending machines, and Catering.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees menus that are nutritious and appealing and in harmony with Scriptural teachings on health.
  • Oversees the work program of the Cafeteria, Deli, Kayak, KR’s Place, the Vending Machines, Catering and supervises the Managers of each venue.
  • Assists Managers in the motivating, counseling, and disciplining of staff employees.
  • Oversees the in-service training of food service employees in areas of supervision, sanitation, safety, etc.
  • Purchases and inventories food service supplies and other necessary commodities and assures quality food service at minimum costs.
  • Purchases equipment in consultation with the Associate VP for Financial Administration.
  • Updates and determines prices.
  • Collaborates with Assistant Director and Catering Coordinator in planning and preparing the annual budget.
  • Collaborates with Assistant Director and Catering Coordinator in developing departmental policies.
  • Collaborates with Assistant Director and Catering Coordinator in managing personnel issues.
  • Collaborates with Assistant Director and Catering Coordinator in determining wage rates.
  • Collaborates with Assistant Director, Catering Coordinator, and/or the manager of each Food Service Venue to interview and hire new workers as needed.
  • Attends meetings on campus relating to this position and work with the V.P. of Financial Administration as directed.
  • Attends food shows and food service conferences for new and innovative ideas.
  • Continues research on improvements for all Food Venues.
  • Periodically evaluates and updates staff job descriptions.
  • Performs yearly evaluations.
  • Performs all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned. 

Qualifications: 
A Bachelors degree or equivalent in nutrition or other related field. The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.  Be able to read, 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, 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.

Special Requirement:
Must have a strongly 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.

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: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279

 

Hourly Staff 

 

Office Assistant (Part time) - Human Resources

Department/School: Human Resources

Pay Rate:  $10.43 - $13.01

Hours: Part time, 15 hours per week

Description:  The Office Assistant provides a full range of functions for the department and assists other Human Resources team members with projects as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides general secretarial services including word processing, copying materials as needed, answering the telephone and directing calls to appropriate person.
  • Acts as primary lead in the organization/maintenance of all hardcopy files
  • Assists with Verifications of Employment
  • Submits new hire reports to State of Tennessee within required time limits.
  • Assists with background checks as required by hiring procedure and as requested by departments
  • Interacts with and assists students as needed
  • Assists with data entry, verification, and maintenance for all areas of the office.
  • Assists with compiling reports; general mailings; and special projects for all areas of the office.
  • Stays aware of and in compliance with all applicable employment laws
  • Is an employer representative for the government program E-Verify, ensuring timely receipt and entry of all related documentation
  • Attends professional development and training sessions as scheduled.
  • Performs all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned.  

Qualifications: 

  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Experience working in an office setting required; preference will be given to someone with Human Resources experience.
  • Must have computer skills, preferably MS Word and Excel.
  • Must be detail oriented and be able to multi-task.
  • Must have strong customer service skills. 
  • The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing is required.
  • 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.
  • Must practice strict confidentiality at all times

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

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.

Special Requirement:

Must have a strongly 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.

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: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279