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

 

 

Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct Professor - PE, Health & Wellness/Culinary Arts

Department/School: Culinary Arts Program

Pay Rate:  Based on experience and degree

Qualifications:  Master's degree preferred but can be an A.S. or B.S. with experience in an institutional setting.

Contact:  Dr. Robert Benge
                423.236.2855
                rcbenge@southern.edu 

Salaried Staff 

Editorial Manager - Marketing & University Relations

Department/School: Marketing & University Relations 

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

Hours: Full time

Description:  The editorial manager is responsible for creating and monitoring the written communications of Southern Adventist University and serves as a key member of the team responsible for shaping the marketing and communications strategy.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages the collection and distribution of key news and feature items for internal and external publics
  • Serves as managing editor for Columns, the university magazine, which includes writing and editing as well as managing production and distribution
  • Proofreads or supervises proofreading of all website and print publications created by the university for the public
  • Develops message concepts and themes in collaboration with other members of team and administration
  • Supervises print and digital content development for newsletters, Southern Tidings features, brochures, advertisements, websites, etc.
  • Fosters long-term relationships with news media and escorts media on campus
  • Serves on the Crisis Communication Team as the primary public information officer
  • Supervises and mentors student writers and editors
  • Contract with freelancers to assist with workflow when necessary
  • Promotes special events and assists with community-relations initiatives as needed
  • Participates in research, evaluation, and assessment of all public relations and marketing initiatives
  • Perform all other reasonable business-related functions as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Superior skills and passion for writing and editing
  • A thorough knowledge of public relations and marketing theory and practice
  • The ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality when appropriate
  • Capable of organizing and meeting deadlines on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent teamwork skills and the ability to work under pressure in collaboration with faculty, staff, students, and external public
  • Attention to detail.
  • Professional demeanor and excellent customer service skills

Education: Bachelors Degree in the area of Communications, English, Public Relations, or Journalism.

Experience: Three or more years in a related field preferred.

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

Security Analyst - Information Technology

Department/School: Information Technology 

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

Hours: Full time

Description:  The Security Analyst is responsible for implementing and maintaining security measures to protect Southern’s computer systems, networks and data.

Specific Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Threat intelligence gathering and monitoring
  • Device and network forensics
  • Implement security measures needed for various compliance frameworks (such as PCI, FERPA, HIPAA)
  • Perform daily administration of SIEM, anti-virus, federated authentication services, and intrusion detection systems
  • Maintain Southern’s change and configuration management software

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure integrity, efficiency, and security of campus digital infrastructure.
  • Software patching for endpoints and servers.
  • Performing risk assessments and testing of data processing systems.
  • Troubleshooting problems with network servers, equipment, operating systems, and other network applications.
  • Create, and modify programs to work with network operating systems.
  • Be prepared to accept other duties as assigned.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in a computer related field.  Industry certification is preferred (CISSP, CISA, CEH).

Experience and Abilities: 

  • Five-years of systems/network management experience
  • Excellent systems analysis and network stack troubleshooting skills
  • Good understanding of computer programming concepts
  • Experience with modern network operating systems, applications, and equipment
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • 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

 

Hourly Staff  

Breakfast Supervisor - Deli Department

Department/School: Food Services/Deli

Pay Rate:  Grade 3009, $12.83 - $17.70

Hours: 6 - 2am, som Sundays

Description: Be a working supervisor, working one on one with training students. Be responsible for operations of  hot deck for Breakfast & Lunch,” Meals to Go” program, Sandwich case, Grab & Go case. Customer service is # 1 priority.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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 the hot serving decks at breakfast and lunch:
    • the setting up of decks
    • the servers during breakfast and lunch
    • take down breakfast /  lunch hot bar at proper time
    • the inspection of decks after each meal
  • Check temperatures before serving-hot foods should be 160 degrees and maintained above 140 degrees at all times.
  • Inventory Grab & Go display case – refill as needed
  • Keep sandwich case stocked / making sure ‘rotation’ is done
  • Receive orders and package food for “Meals to go “ program
  • Turn “Meals to Go” order papers in to Manager at the end of each week
  • Put leftover food away after breakfast / lunch, making sure it is dated and on correct shelves
  • Work one on one with students-training them in proper methods of work
  • Be responsible to keep the laundry going
  • Oversee the dishwashing
  • Cover For Evening supervisor when she takes her break
  • Keep sink area clean and straighten daily
  • Clean up all work your stations before leaving
  • Rotate work on Sundays, per monthly schedule
  • Maintain a Christian atmosphere in your area by precept and example
  • 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 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.

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

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

Dessert/Bakery Supervisor (Part time) - Deli Department

Department/School: Food Services/Deli

Pay Rate:  Grade 3008, $12.68 - $17.53

Hours: 8-1am Monday thru Friday (could vary)

Description:  Be a working supervisor, working one on one training students. Lead out and direct Bakery/Dessert student helpers, utilizing them for preparation and repack of all bakery/dessert items for display and special orders. Be creative in marketing strategies to promote sales for the Deli.

General Duties:

  • Be aware of your student employees attendance and performance (the ones you supervise).
  • Notify the Deli Manager of situations, problems, or suggestions that would improve the program.
  • Understand and practice the best and proper methods of quality preparation for each item on menu, and to maintain the highest of standards in all food production.
  • Understand, maintain, and practice good sanitation and cleaning procedures at all times.
    • Practice safe food handling
    • Keep the bakery as clean and neat as possible during the day
    • Maintain a clean and sanitary work environment - being prepared for Health Department at all times
  • Cut, slice, and package grab and go desserts
  • Make Parfaits
  • Bake various items and package
  • Stock all bakery items on display shelves and in display refrigerators
  • Make out various food orders for vendors for Bakery
  • Work with Deli Manager to cost and price all bakery items
  • Clean and straighten Bakery cooler and freezer daily-making sure everything is in it’s correct place
  • Clean ovens etc. during slow times- like student breaks
  • Maintain a Christian atmosphere in your area by precept and example.
  • 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, be 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 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.

Working Conditions:   Essential task 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: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279

Assistant Housekeeper (Part time) - Thatcher Hall

Department/School: Thatcher & Thatcher South Halls

Pay Rate:  Grade 3005, $9.75 - $14.62

Hours: Part time

Description: 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, be 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: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279

Office Manager - School of Journalism & Communication

Department/School: School of Journalism & Communication

Pay Rate:  Grade 3012, $14.14 - $19.01

Hours: Full time

Description: Manages the front office of the School, supports teaching faculty, supervises student workers, manages social media for the School, trouble-shoots audiovisual and computer equipment on first floor Brock, advises new students, assists in recruitment and public relations, assists with Meet the Firms, and performs other duties as assigned.

Duties & Responsibilities:  

  • Manage front office:
  1. Answer phones; communicate effectively with faculty, students, and our other publics; be the “face” of the School in attitude, professional dress and decorum, and helpfulness; meet walk-in guests; help all School communication (oral or written) be accurate and of good quality;
  2. Use Microsoft Word Suite, Excel, InDesign, and Powerpoint; perform general office duties; file; manage mail and packages within School; open office/classrooms before classes begin; process HR paperwork for adjunct teachers; process admissions for School; send in locksmith requests for School; notify Energy Management of classroom scheduling outside of regular hours; assist with planning and reservations for School trips including permission forms for Risk Management; compile and post class schedules each semester; schedule Christmas picture and order and mail cards; decorate both inside and outside of Brock for Christmas; maintain periodical library
  3. Maintain equipment; order supplies and sometimes pick up supplies for office, labs, conference room, and study centers; report maintenance problems for the office and for all 1st floor Brock; order and install toner, paper, etc. for all office and lab printers and copier
  4. Maintain the School database of alumni, students, faculty, and other communicators; help track and connect with alumni
  5. Maintain School files, invoices, and campus charges
  6. Perform other office duties as needed.
  • Support teaching faculty:  assist with last-minute needs for professors before class/meetings; proctor quizzes and exams; show DVDs or cover a class as needed; deliver copies to class; assist in planning, organizing, and assisting with School functions; help as needed.
  • Supervise student workers: post all student jobs; hire, train, supervise and evaluate student workers; process HR paperwork for student workers; approve time cards for student workers, researching and making any corrections for missing punches.
  • Manage social media for the School:  manage Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media as needed to promote and inform people of School activities.
  • Trouble-shoot audiovisual and computer equipment on first floor Brock, serving as a liaison with AV and Information Technology services.
  • Advise new students as requested by faculty advisors.
  • Assist in recruitment and public relations for the School.
  • Assist with Meet the Firms.
  • Perform all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned.  

Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree in relevant field preferred.  Three to five years of previous office experience preferred.  Competent in using social media for the workplace. Organizational skills.  Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite. Be a self-starter and able to work without supervision.  Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.  Read, write, and speak English fluently.  Respect and care for both students and faculty.

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 task 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

Receptionist - University Health Center

Department/School: University Health Center

Pay Rate:  Grade 3010, $13.64 - $18.51

Hours: Part time, 20 hours per week

Description:   The receptionist is responsible for making sure patients are properly processed in a timely manner.  They are also responsible for tracking student's immunizations to ensure they are compliant with Tennessee requirements.

Scope of Responsibilities: 

  • Schedule appointments and greet patients
  • Assist in maintaining medical records according to proper protocol
  • Process United Health Care claims and checks
  • Process deposits
  • Compliance management of immunications records
  • Maintain data entry for new student records and immunizations
  • Maintain Excel spreadsheets to track insurance claims
  • Assist in yearly registration events

Qualifications:
A minimum of five years of experience in general office practice and a thorough     knowledge and practice of office skills, interpersonal skills, and organization.  
This individual should be proficient in keyboarding and computer, and have knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, laboratory, or clinic procedures.  
Good customer service and tactfulness in dealing with people, along with discretion, good judgment, initiative and the ability to work independently are especially important. Must be able to work well with personnel and be a team player.  
The ablility to maintain confidentiality is vital.

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 task 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

Chef/Cooks Manager - Food Services

Department/School: Food Services/Cafeteria

Pay Rate:  Grade 3011, $13.96 - $18.84

Hours: Full time

Description:  Be a working manager - leading out and directing staff in the Cooks department and International bar staff, along with student workers, utilizing them for preparation of all hot foods for meals, and any additional special orders, or evening banquets.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Be alert to the student employee’s attendance and performance.
  • Notify the Cafeteria Manager of situations, problems or suggestions that would improve the program.
  • Understand and practice the best and proper methods of quality preparation for each item on the menu, and to maintain the highest of standards in all food production.
  • 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
  • Check the workers board for daily menu and for any special functions
  • Oversee and help with preparation of Lunch and Supper
  • Assign staff and students workers in cook’s dept. and International bar their jobs for the day
  • Oversee and help prepare items needed for special functions and make sure they are ready on time
  • Take a break for lunch from 1:30 - 2:00 pm
  • Organize and straighten cooler daily-making sure all food items are on the right shelves and dated
  • After organizing cooler, check leftovers and plan when to implement them into the menu again
  • Walk through freezer daily making sure your department items are straight and in proper places
  • Evaluate leftovers in freezer and plan when to implement them into the menu again
  • Plan for the next day – check to see if you have any orders going out or banquets
  • Instruct staff and student workers in cook’s dept and international bar about time management
  • Instruct cooks dept staff on how to manage student workers with on the job training
  • Oversee and lead out in the training of new student workers.
  • Track food waste in cook’s dept-be innovative in how to reduce food waste and over production of food
  • Be creative with new menu ideas
  • Be innovative with ideas to implement special food sales and promotions
  • Work with Cafeteria Manager in establishing standardized recipes
  • Make a monthly days off schedule for all the staff in your department
  • Fill in for your staff workers if one is absent, or make arrangements for that shift to be covered.
  • Take your turn and lead out in Sabbath and weekend duty.
  • Maintain a Christian atmosphere in your area by precept and example.
  • Perform all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned

Education & Experience:  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, is essential, and displays 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 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