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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

Technical Director of Theatre
November 23, 2020

Milligan University invites applications for the position of Technical Director of Theatre. This is a nine-month position spanning the traditional academic year. The Technical Director will coordinate all activities in the McGlothlin-Street Theatre on Milligan’s campus in beautiful northeast Tennessee. Responsibilities include: collaboration with the Directors of Theatre and Musical Theatre in the staging of several productions annually; coordinating the scenic and prop functions of the Theatre; overseeing student workers, the theatre shop, and other working areas; and maintaining the Theatre space in keeping with the mission of Milligan University. Qualifications include: theatrical construction experience; significant knowledge of stage lighting, sound, rigging, and design; ability to work evenings and weekends as demanded by production schedules; skill in supervising and mentoring student staff. MA or MFA in technical theatre or related field desired; BA or BFA plus significant professional experience required. Successful candidate must demonstrate a strong Christian faith, commitment to the University Mission, and a lifestyle consistent with the University’s goals. Milligan is an EEO employer, encourages applications from minority candidates, and offers competitive salary and benefits. Click here for information about the University and its mission statement. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae/resume, response to the Milligan mission statement, and supporting materials to techtheatresearch@milligan.edu. Review of applications will begin at once and continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor of Education
November 23, 2020

Milligan University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Education beginning Fall 2021. Successful applicant will teach, mentor, and advise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Successful applicant is also expected to engage in scholarly research and service. Requirements for the position include: 1) an earned doctorate in an education-related area (e.g. Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Leadership, Reading, etc.); 2) a minimum of five years of teaching experience with school-aged children; 3) hold or be eligible for a Tennessee teaching license in the area of expertise. Preferred applicants will possess expertise with literacy, experience with edTPA, and/or experience with mentoring pre-service teachers. Additionally, ideal candidates will possess a deep desire for learning, strong work ethic, the ability to teach a variety of courses, and commitment to improving educational opportunities for all students.

Interest in and ability to integrate faith and learning in a liberal arts environment are essential. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong Christian faith, commitment to the University mission, and a lifestyle that is consistent with the University goals. Milligan is an EEO employer and offers competitive salary and benefits. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Click here for information about the University and its mission statement. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, response to the mission statement, and supporting materials to educationsearch@milligan.edu. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Admissions Coordinator for Athletics
November 18, 2020

Milligan University seeks a dynamic person to fill the position of ADMISSIONS RECRUITER – Admissions Coordinator for Athletics. Reporting to the Director of Admissions, this recruiter works with the athletic coaching staff to help manage the admissions process for student-athletes. Admissions recruitment, counseling, outreach, office management, and program and event coordination are all significant functions of this position. Travel required. Bachelor’s degree and some experience required. Click here to view job description and list of qualifications. To apply, send the following to Kristin Wright, Director of Admissions, at kjwright@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

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

Assistant Professor of Nursing
November 18, 2020

Milligan University in Northeast Tennessee invites applications for a full-time tenure track professor position in Nursing at the assistant professor level, to begin fall 2021. Primary responsibilities include classroom teaching, clinical supervision, and mentoring of BSN students caring for adult patient populations experiencing acute and chronic illness. Student advising and active service on campus-wide and Area of Nursing committees is also expected.

The candidate must have a minimum of Master of Science in Nursing. Preference will be given to applicants with a terminal degree (applicants with candidate status will be considered). Only applicants with a recent and strong clinical background in medical/surgical and or critical care nursing will be considered. Classroom and clinical teaching experience in undergraduate nursing is required.

An interest in 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. Milligan is an EEO employer and encourages minority applicants. The University offers competitive salary and benefits. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Milligan University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791 and holds full approval by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.

Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, written response to the Milligan mission statement, and completed application to nursingsearch@milligan.edu. Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Business Administration – Management
October 16, 2020

Milligan University invites applications for a full time, tenure track position in Business Administration – Management, to begin August 2021. A desire and ability to integrate faith and learning in a liberal arts environment is essential.

The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching and have expertise in management and strategy as components of a business administration program. Teaching will include Business Strategy and other general business courses taught at the graduate and undergraduate level, as well as through the Adult Degree Completion Program. The candidate should have a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or DBA) or be ABD nearing completion.

The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong Christian faith, commitment to the University Mission, and a lifestyle consistent with the University’s goals. Milligan is an EEO employer.  We consider applications for all positions without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability, and offers competitive salary and benefits. Visit www.milligan.edu for information about the University and its mission statement.

Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, response to the mission statement, and supporting materials to businessfacultysearch@milligan.edu . Review of materials will begin at once and continue until position is filled.

Assistant Professor of Social Work
October 7, 2020

Milligan University seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the field of social work to begin fall 2021.

Successful candidate will teach social work classes at the undergraduate level, assume responsibility for our recently developed BSW program, and assist the University in moving toward CSWE accreditation for the program. Requirements are: 1) an MSW from a CSWE-accredited program; 2) demonstrated excellence in teaching; 3) the ability to integrate Christian faith within an academically grounded BSW program. Preference will be given to candidates who are terminally degreed and who have existing or planned Tennessee licensure.

A desire and ability to integrate faith and learning in a liberal arts environment are essential. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong Christian faith, commitment to the University mission, and a lifestyle consistent with University goals. Milligan is an EEO employer and offers competitive salary and benefits. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Visit www.milligan.edu for information about the University and its mission statement. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, response to the mission statement, and supporting materials to socialworksearch@milligan.edu. Review of materials will begin at once and continue until the position is filled.

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.