Faculty and Staff Openings

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Teaching Faculty

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 

 

Teaching Faculty - School of Nursing

Department/School: School of Nursing

Hours: Full time

Pay Rate: Based on experience

Description: To teach primarily in the Baccalaureate Program.

Qualifications: An earned doctorate is preferred; an MSN required.

Requisite qualities include successful professional nursing/education experience, including online, interest in research, and 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: Send Curriculum Vitae or inquiries to:

Dr. Barbara James, Dean

SAU School of Nursing,

PO Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315

Contact Email: bjames@southern.edu

 

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

Teaching Faculty - School of Social Work

Department/School: School of Social Work

Hours: Full time

Pay Rate: Based on experience

Description: 

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses with a focus on generalist social work practice.
  • Advise graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Participate in service to the university, community and the social work profession.

Qualifications: 

  • Earned doctorate degree in social work or related field, required.
  • Experience with and commitment to e-learning.
  • Commitment to the integration of faith and social work practice.
  • Teaching experience preferred.

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:

Kristie Wilder, School of Social Work 
Southern Adventist University 
P.O. Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315-0370.

Contact Email: kwilder@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2206

Professor of Counseling  - School of Education and Psychology 

 

 

Department/School: School of Education and Psychology (2 positions available)

Hours: Full time

Pay Rate: Based on experience

Southern Adventist University invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Counselor Education with a specialty in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling in the School of Education and Psychology, effective August 1, 2015.

Description: The Counselor Education area offers Master of Science degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. Both of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling programs are CACREP accredited. The School Counseling program is also NCATE accredited.

• Teach graduate level courses and occasional undergraduate courses

• Provide graduate academic advising and clinical supervision

• Serve on departmental and university committees

• Engage in activities of the counseling profession, including development/renewal, research and scholarly activity, and community service and advocacy.

Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements:
•Earned doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision from a CACREP-accredited program OR earned doctoral degree in clinical/counseling psychology from an APA-accredited program and have been employed as full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013.

  • Licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Tennessee as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or a School Counselor (LSC)

• At least 2 years of practice experience in clinical mental health or PK-12 school counseling settings

• Demonstrated/documented teaching excellence in higher education

• Doctoral-level preparation in clinical supervision

• Commitment to cultural diversity and social justice

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 March 16, 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 from all universities attended
• Three (3) letters of reference

Application file should be submitted to: 
Dr. Ileanna Freeman
Director of Graduate Programs in Counseling

Contact Email: ileanaf@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2960

 

Salaried Staff 

Graduate Studies Coordinator - School of Business & Management

Department/School: School of Business & Management

Hours: Regular business hours

Pay Rate: Grade 1350, $33,672 - $48,103

Description: The individual is responsible for all activities relating to managing the graduate studies admissions process, graduate studies advising and ensuring that graduate studies catalog and publications have been accurately updated.  This position will be responsible for supervision between one and two graduate assistants and for teaching between one and two classes in the undergraduate business program and other duties as assigned by the Dean.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to exercise discretion and good judgment in creating personal advising plans for each graduate student (100-120 students per semester)
  • Prepare detailed course offering information by semester for each new academic year
  • Must be able to manage the student admission process and supervise the graduate assistants assigned to this function
  • Monitor the  academic progress of all graduate students to ensure that they are following their advising plan and exercise discretion and good judgment when suggesting corrective actions to students
  • Assist with  recruiting and career fairs
  • Apprise current students of possible job openings, and the hiring of graduate assistants
  • Organize a “New Student Orientation” each fall
  • Represent the SBM at open house events
  • Responsible for organizing senior exit interview for the graduate program
  • Responsible for organizing and collecting data for the SACS and IACBE accreditation reports
  • Ability to teach in the undergraduate business program as needed

Education and Experience:

Have a master’s degree in a business related field

Qualifications:

  1. Ability to interact in a professional manner with students and individuals in all levels of business management
  2. The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  3. Have computer skills, preferably Microsoft Office and Internet
    1. Discretion and good judgment in the execution of all duties

      Expectations

      Professional dress and demeanor.  Dedicated, maintain confidentiality, loyal and a team player.

Typical Physical Demands:   
Requires sitting, standing, bending, and reaching. May require lifting up to 25 pounds. 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.

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

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

Accounting Clerk - Accounting Department

Department/School: Accounting Department

Hours: Full time hours

Pay Rate: Grade 3012, $13.99 - $18.80

Description:  Assisting with general clerical duties involved to accomplish receptionist, general accounting, bookkeeping, and payables.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs any combination of the following duties, depending upon departmental assignment:

  • Receiving and directing phone calls
  • Opening and distributing incoming mail
  • Data entry of General Journal entries
  • Maintaining the OH batch
  • Following up on outstanding checks over 6-months
  • Maintaining the list of O/S checks payable to State of TN
  • Preparing Forms 1099 & 1099R
  • Keeping record of campus magazine subscriptions
  • Maintaining worship, birthday, and convocation schedules
  • DataTel entry as requested
  • Helping departments with Purchase Req’s and Purchase Orders
  • General Office cleaning
  • Recording vehicle titles and keeping list of vehicles
  • Parsonage Allowance for ministers
  • Typing letters and minutes of meetings
  • Tracking payments for tuition assistance
  • Data entry for miscellaneous check books
  • Run GL, TB, FS as requested
  • Maintain reference book service/updates
  • Real property deeds, contracts, agreements for purchase/sales
  • Distribution of outside Invoices to departments for approval
  • Monthly utility distribution spreadsheet/journal entries
  • Backup for outside Invoice entry
  • Recording days off for office staff
  • Perform all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned.

Training and Experience:

  1. High school graduation plus two (2) years' experience in accounting work. A bachelor's degree in accounting, secretarial or office administration, education, or a related field preferred; OR
  2. Any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of business English, spelling, and arithmetic, office practices and procedures, and departmental rules and regulations.
  • Ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to maintain complex records and files and to prepare technical, legal, or statistical reports.
  • Ability to meet the public well and to deal effectively with their questions or problems.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and employees and officials in other departments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • May be required to type accurately at a speed of at least 45 wpm and/or to operate a calculator by touch.
  • Practice confidentiality of information 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 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.

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

KRs Supervisor (Part time) - Food Services

Department/School: Food Services/Cafeteria

Hours: Evening Shift (hours could vary) 
          [August thru May months only]

Pay Rate: Grade 3009, $12.69 - $17.51

Description:  To work wherever needed in helping serve the customers at KR’s Place

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1.     Be on time when scheduled to work
  2.     Be aware of Student Workers attendance and performance
  3.     Relate any employee issues to immediate supervisor
  4.     Help to prepare and serve menu items
  5.     Clean and stock whatever station needs it - Daily
  6.     Assist others when you are not busy at your station
  7.     Operate register when needed
  8.     Settle drawer at the end of the evening shift
  9.     Be a team player
  10.   Reinforce all department rules
  11.   Follow through with responsibilities directed by KR’s Manager

Over see 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 at designated area
  • 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

Education and Experience
A minimum of a high school diploma.  Supervisory experience.

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

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

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.

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

 

Temporary Position

TEMP Housekeeper - Apartments

Department/School: Thatcher Residence Hall

Hours: Sunday-Friday, varied hours and will not exceed 24 hours in a one week period.
This 24 hour work week solely depends on the number of rentals during a one week period and at no time are these hours guaranteed.

Pay Rate: Based on experience

Description:  Housekeeper is responsible for cleaning and re-setting apartments after guest(s) departure in a timely manner so that apartment is ready to be occupied again quickly.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties will include and are not limited to;

  • Removing all soiled linen from beds and bath,
  • Washing linens,
  • Completely cleaning/ disinfecting bathroom area,
  • Re-setting bathroom and bedrooms,
  • Cleaning all mirrors and glass,
  • Dusting furniture in apt.,
  • Cleaning/disinfecting kitchen area,
  • Washing dishes/ returning to cabinets,
  • Sweeping/vacuuming all floors,
  • Mopping kitchen and bathrooms,
  • Keeping all halls and entrance area vacuumed and tidy
  • Perform deep cleaning and extra cleaning during breaks, slow times, or whenever asked
  • Perform all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned

Qualifications: Ability to communicate effectively. A self starter who displays neatness, cleanliness, and organizational skills; has a friendly, positive attitude. 

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 equipment.

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 ask for one to be emailed to you.

Contact Email: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279