Faculty and Staff Openings

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Teaching Faculty

NOTICE

NOTICE

Southern Adventist University, is seeking to employ one H-1B nonimmigrant in the occupational classification of Assistant Professor at an annual salary of $52,379 for the period from 08/01/2016 to 07/31/2019 at the location of 4881 Taylor Circle, P.O. Box 370, Collegedale, Tennessee, 37315-0370.  The labor condition application is available for public inspection at the same address.  Complaints alleging misrepresentation of material facts in the labor condition application and/or failure to comply with the terms of the labor condition application may be filed with the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Chicago National Processing Center, 536 South Clark Street, 12th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60605–1509, telephone: (312) 886–8000, facsimile: (312) 353–3352, help desk email: plc.chicago@dol.gov, or with any office of the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor.  

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

Professor of Counseling  - School of Education and Psychology 

 

 

Department/School: School of Education and Psychology 

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 

 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 

 

Patrol Officer - Campus Safety

Department/School: Campus Safety

Hours: Full time

Description:  The full time patrol officer is scheduled to work 40 hours a week performing patrol officer duties and special assignments from the Campus Safety Department. Patrol officers are licensed by the State of Tennessee as unarmed proprietary security officers and must pass a criminal background check.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Learns policies and procedures of Southern Adventist University and enforces them.
  • Receive and maintain regular training, licensure, and certification in:
    • Tennessee State unarmed proprietary security officer license
    • CPR/AED
    • Basic First Aid
    • Defensive physical tactics, including handcuffing methods
    • Chemical spray usage and application
    • Collapsible baton usage and application
    • CLERY and TIBRS reporting
    • Legal responsibilities
  • Respond to, document, and report on:
    • Medical emergencies
    • Fire alarms and emergencies
    • Crime and criminal investigations
    • General safety concerns
  • Performs regular security patrols of campus property, buildings and parking lots by vehicle, foot, and bicycle.
  • Coordinates emergency incident command response in accordance with National Incident Management standards and training
  • Performs services including:
    • Motorist assists, such as jump starts and air in tires
    • Emergency apartment or building access
    • Safety escorts after dark
  • Learns the Vehicle and Traffic Regulations. Assists in parking management including patrolling parking lots, writing citations, placing road cones and barricades, and directing traffic.
  • Performs additional event duties monthly including traffic control, documentation, parking management, VIP escorts, and general security patrols at on and off-campus events such as graduation services, pageants, and university hosted community events.
  • Assists with dispatch services as needed, including:
    • Receiving and documenting phone calls
    • Monitoring radio traffic
    • Monitoring doors, closed-circuit cameras, and fire alarm systems
    • Processing access card requests
  • Maintain daily computer log of call response and security patrol documentation.
  • Performs all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned by the director of Campus Safety.

Qualifications: 
Degree in related field preferred but not required.
Must be able to maintain physical training, first aid, and TN security license certification yearly. 
Must pass criminal background check.
Must have computer skills including familiarity with MS Office.
Be a self-starter and be able to work without direct supervision.
Must possess good organizational skills.
Must have leadership qualities and a willingness to learn new systems and procedures.
Must be a team player, loyal to the University and Campus Safety.
Be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record. 

Working Conditions: 
Most job functions are performed in buildings with normal lighting and temperature conditions.  Some job functions, such as security patrols and traffic control, are performed outside in any weather conditions.    

Typical Physical Demands:
Normally requires walking, sitting, standing, bending, and reaching. May occasionally require additional physically demanding movement, including sprinting, jumping, rolling, striking and blocking movements with arms and legs, and lifting up to 50 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, use keys, manipulate handcuffs, and use a touchscreen device. 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

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

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