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2013 Chronical of Higher Education - Great Colleges to Work For Honor RollEmployees often comment that “Milligan is a great place to work!” The Chronicle of Higher Education agrees and has named Milligan one of the best universities in the nation to work for.  Read more »

Our faith and our commitment to our students and their success challenge our employees to be their best. Just as employees feel that Milligan is a great place to work—we feel that we are blessed to have competent and caring faculty and staff.

Because Milligan University is a Christian liberal arts university, employment requires a Christian commitment and lifestyle consistent with the University’s goals. This creates a unique environment where Christians work with Christians, serving Christ through their work to “change lives and shape culture”—all for the glory of God. It affords an atmosphere “where Jesus Christ is exalted and excellence is the standard.” It offers a friendly environment where every employee is committed to advancing God’s kingdom.

If you are interested in learning more about Milligan’s values or employment, please contact our Personnel Office at 423.461.8712. Please note that the college only accepts applications for open positions.

Open Positions

Adjunct Professor in Spanish
June 25, 2021

The School of Arts and Humanities at Milligan University invites applications for a part-time Adjunct Professor in Spanish. This is a part-time teaching position for the Fall 2021 semester.  Responsibilities include teaching Elementary and Intermediate Spanish. Both courses will be offered in-person. Additional teaching opportunities may be available with experience and availability.

Qualifications: The position requires that the instructor has a master’s degree, including significant coursework in Spanish. A commitment to integrating faith and learning in a liberal arts environment is essential. Successful candidates should also demonstrate a strong Christian faith, commitment to the University’s mission, and a lifestyle consistent with the University’s goals. 

Application Process: Submit a letter of application and a Curriculum Vitae to tedmondson@milligan.edu.  Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Milligan is an EEO employer and considers applications for all positions without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability-if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship-in provision of employment opportunities and benefits pursuant to federal requirements. Visit milligan.edu for information about the University and its mission.

 

Assistant Men’s & Women’s Swim Coach
June 25, 2021

The Athletics Department at Milligan University invites applications for the part-time position of Assistant Men’s & Women’s Swim Coach. Reporting to the Head Swim Coach, this position will work alongside the head swim coach to develop and mentor student athletes into becoming the best possible versions of themselves.

The position will require assisting the head coach with coaching approximately 15 hours per week, as well as assist in the identification and recruitment of high-quality student athletes and administrative duties. A demonstrated ability to mentor student-athletes and enhance their personal, academic, and athletic development is critical to the position. The assistant coach will also assist in coordinating team travel, setup of events and oversight of special projects (team activities, community service, and fundraising). This position also has potential to create a clinic/lesson program.

Successful candidates should have a minimum of bachelor’s degree along with experience in coaching college, club, or high school swimming. Previous college swimming experience, along with previous college coaching, is preferred. A strong desire to succeed, along with a great work ethic, is essential to this position. Candidates should also possess CPR/AED/Lifeguard certifications (but these certifications can be obtained after being hired). Other certifications, such as CSCS or USAW, are helpful.  Successful candidates should also demonstrate a strong Christian faith and commitment to Milligan’s mission as a Christian liberal arts university.  Primary duties and responsibilities would be performed on-campus and may require early mornings along with travel to all away meets.

Application Process: Applicants should submit a resume, a cover letter describing their coaching style and how they would assist our team, and a minimum of 2 professional references via email to Spencer Scarth, Head Swim Coach at scscarth@milligan.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Milligan is an EEO employer and considers applications for all positions without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability-if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship-in provision of employment opportunities and benefits pursuant to federal requirements. Visit milligan.edu for information about the University and its mission.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
June 10, 2021

The School of Sciences & Allied Health at Milligan University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position of Assistant Professor of Mathematics. This is a nine-month faculty position (paid over 12 months) with an anticipated start in January 2022 or August 2022.

The anticipated teaching load includes courses in the calculus sequence, a variety of upper-level math courses, and general statistics. In addition to math majors, courses also service engineering, computer science, business, and nursing programs. The new faculty member must be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring of mathematics majors.  Applicants who thrive teaching a variety of courses, relating to students, and are committed to helping the Mathematics program grow will be given priority.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, although candidates who are ABD and nearing completion will also be considered. A commitment to integrating faith and learning in a liberal arts environment is essential.  The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong Christian faith, commitment to the University mission, and a lifestyle consistent with the University’s goals.

Application Process: Applicants should submit PDF versions of the following materials to mathsearch@milligan.edu: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, and a response to Milligan University’s mission statement.  Review of applications will begin at once and will continue until position is filled or August 2022.

Milligan is an EEO employer and considers applications for all positions without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability-if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship-in provision of employment opportunities and benefits pursuant to federal requirements. Visit milligan.edu for information about the University and its mission.

Adjunct Professor in Mathematics
June 10, 2021

The School of Sciences & Allied Health at Milligan University invites applications for a part-time Adjunct Professor in Mathematics. This is a part-time teaching position for the Fall 2021 semester.  Responsibilities include teaching Introduction to Mathematical Logic and Calculus I. Additional teaching opportunities may be available with experience and availability.

Qualifications: The position requires that the instructor has a master’s degree with 18 graduate-level credit hours in mathematics. A commitment to integrating faith and learning in a liberal arts environment is essential. Successful candidates should also demonstrate a strong Christian faith, commitment to the University’s mission, and a lifestyle consistent with the University’s goals.

Application Process: Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a written response to the University’s mission statement to mathsearch@milligan.edu.  Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Milligan is an EEO employer and considers applications for all positions without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability-if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship-in provision of employment opportunities and benefits pursuant to federal requirements. Visit milligan.edu for information about the University and its mission.

Admissions Recruiter
June 8, 2021

Milligan University seeks a dynamic person to fill the position of ADMISSIONS RECRUITER. Reporting to the Director of Admissions, the Recruiter is responsible for achieving the assigned enrollment goals by managing the marketing and recruitment process for assigned programs and recruitment territories. Position requires a mix of off-campus recruitment efforts and on-campus office work. Bachelor’s degree and some experience required. For job description and list of qualifications »

To apply, send the following to Marty Riley, Director of Admissions, at MJRiley@milligan.edu.

  • Letter of interest explaining qualifications for the position and commitment to Milligan mission
  • Resume
  • Names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers of (3) professional references

Application reviews are ongoing. The position will remain open until filled. Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts and are subject to criminal background checks.

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
May 14, 2021

The School of Business & Technology at Milligan University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position of Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. This is a nine-month faculty position (paid over 12 months) with an anticipated start in August 2021. Candidates will be teaching introductory to advanced undergraduate courses in electrical engineering. A commitment to integrating faith and learning in a liberal arts environment is essential.

Qualifications: By the time of the appointment, the candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or other related engineering fields. Successful candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence, student mentoring at the undergraduate level, and new course development to support the engineering programs. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong Christian faith, commitment to the University mission, and a lifestyle consistent with the University’s goals.  All outstanding candidates, including those with industrial experience, will be considered.

Application Process: Applicants should submit PDF versions of the following materials to engineeringsearch@milligan.edu: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, contact information for three professional references, and a response to Milligan University’s mission statement. Review of applications will begin at once and will continue until position is filled.

Milligan is an EEO employer and considers applications for all positions without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability-if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship-in provision of employment opportunities and benefits pursuant to federal requirements. Visit milligan.edu for information about the University and its mission.

Adjunct Professor in Chemistry
May 6, 2021

The School of Sciences & Allied Health at Milligan University in Northeast Tennessee invites applications for a part-time Adjunct Professor in Chemistry. This is a part-time teaching position for the Fall 2021 semester.  Responsibilities include teaching Organic Chemistry I lecture along with two lab sections. Additional teaching opportunities may be available with experience and availability.

Qualifications: The position requires that the instructor has completed at least 18 credit hours in chemistry.  Candidates with an earned master’s degree or Ph.D. in chemistry are preferred. Successful candidates should also demonstrate a strong Christian faith, commitment to the University’s mission, and a lifestyle consistent with the University’s goals.

Application Process:  Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a written response to the University’s mission statement to chemistryfacultysearch@milligan.edu. Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Milligan is an EEO employer and considers applications for all positions without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability-if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship-in provision of employment opportunities and benefits pursuant to federal requirements. Visit milligan.edu for information about the University and its mission.

Assistant Track & Field Coach for Sprint, Hurdle, & Jumping Events
March 5, 2021

The Athletics Department at Milligan University, a member of the NAIA and the Appalachian Athletic Conference, invites resumes for the full-time (year-round) position of Assistant Track and Field Coach for Sprint, Hurdle, and Jumping Events. Reporting to the Head Coach for Track and Field, this position provides support and assistance to the Track and Field program including training and practice preparation, recruitment, meet preparation, team travel arrangements and transportation, and professional communication with staff and student-athletes.

Successful candidates should have a bachelor’s degree, at least two years of collegiate coaching and recruitment experience, demonstrated coaching experience in the sprint, hurdle, and jumping events (including the pole vault) and strength/conditioning, and a commitment to Milligan’s mission as a Christian liberal arts university. Primary duties and responsibilities will be performed outside on the athletic fields and inside within the athletic complex. Travel is required.

Application Process: Applicants should submit a resume via email to the Head Coach for Track and Field, Chris Layne, at CCLayne@milligan.edu. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Milligan is an EEO employer and considers applications for all positions without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability-if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship-in provision of employment opportunities and benefits pursuant to federal requirements. Visit milligan.edu for information about the University and its mission.

Employee Benefits

Health Insurance

Milligan University offers all full-time employees (those who work a minimum of 30 hours per week) the option of participating in a group health insurance plan, a portion of which is funded by the University. New employees have a 30 day open-enrollment period to enroll in health coverage.

Employees will have the option of enrolling in either a Major Medical plan OR a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee (BCBS).

BCBS Major Medical Plan (CO-PAY PLAN)

In-Network Co-pay for Physician/Specialist Office Visit $25/$45
Prescription Card Co-Pays (generic/preferred/non-preferred, 30-day supply) $15/$50/$70
Prescription Card Co-Pays (generic/preferred/non-preferred, 90-day supply) $45/$150/$210
Prescription Card Co-Pays (specialty drugs) $140
In-Network Single/Family Deductible $2,000/$4,000
In-Network Single/Family Out-of-Pocket Maximum $3,000/$6,000

The University pays a portion of the overall group insurance coverage. The monthly cost to employees for the Major Medical plan, until March 2020, is:

  • Medical Plan Option 2.  $2,000 Copay Plan  Employee Only, $204
  • Medical Plan Option 2.  $2,000 Copay Plan  Family, $536

 BCBS High Deductible Health Plan

In-Network Co-pay for Physician/Specialist Office Visit No co-pays.
Employee pays expenses up to deductible
Prescription Card Co-Pays No co-pays.
Employee pays expenses up to deductible
In-Network Single/Family Deductible $3,000/$6,000
In-Network Single/Family Out-of-Pocket Maximum $3,675/$7,350

The University pays a portion of the overall group insurance coverage. The monthly cost to employees for the High Deductible Health Plan, until March 2020, is:

  • Medical Plan Option 1. $3,000 HDHP/HSA Employee Only, $112
  • Medical Plan Option 1. $3,000 HDHP/HSA Family, $328

Employees participating in the high deductible health insurance plan are eligible to contribute to a health savings account. The University is partnering with HSA Bank to administer this service. Annual contribution limits are determined by the IRS.


Vision Insurance

    • In-network co-pay for comprehensive eye exam – $10
    • *Frame allowance – $100
    • *Contact lens allowance – $100

*Co-payments apply to visits for contact lens fit and follow-up as well as for various lens options for glasses.

The University pays a portion of the vision coverage. The monthly cost to employees, until March 2018, is:

  • Employee only – $2.00
  • Employee plus spouse – $4.00
  • Employee plus child (ren) – $4.00
  • Family – $6.00

Long Term Disability

The University provides long-term disability coverage to each full-time employee. This coverage has a 90 day elimination period and provides a disability benefit of 60% of pre-disability earnings.

Life Insurance

The University provides $20,000 of life insurance coverage to each full-time employee. There is also an option to purchase additional voluntary coverage.

Pension Plan

Employees may join retirement (403b) plans with either TIAA CREF or PFCC (Pension Fund of the Christian Church) at any time. Premiums for pension plans are paid through payroll deduction and may be sheltered from federal tax. The University matches contributions at up to 7% of pay for faculty and staff members working more than 1,000 hours a year (excludes students and adjunct faculty).

Tax-Sheltered Benefits

During spring enrollment for the University’s Section 125(d) (Cafeteria Plan) employees may elect several tax-sheltered options for payroll deduction, including Medical Savings and Dependent Care accounts. Health insurance and dental premiums may be tax-sheltered under Section 125 for new employees in advance of the annual enrollment

On-Campus Dining

Faculty and Staff may dine in the University cafeteria at reduced rates.

 

The following information applies for Administrative/Staff Employees: 


 Holidays

The University observes the following paid holidays:

  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Day before Thanksgiving Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

Additional paid days off may be declared by the President.

Vacation

Vacation time is accrued at the following rates:

Exempt (salaried) Employees Non-Exempt (hourly) Employees
10 days after 1 year 10 days after 1 year
15 days after 2 years 15 days after 5 years
20 days after 4 years

Sick Days

Sick Day benefits are accrued from the date of employment for a total of 10 days per year, up to a maximum of 90 working days.