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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 College is a Christian liberal arts college, employment requires a Christian commitment and lifestyle consistent with the College’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

Female Resident Director
February 27, 2017

Milligan College is seeking a female Resident Director for the fall of 2017. The position is part-time, and lasts from August to May. The Resident Director’s position provides administrative, supervisory, programming, and counseling experiences in a residence hall setting. As a live-in staff member of the Student Development area, the Resident Director works with the students in developing comfortable living environments and assisting individuals in their personal development.

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree with proven experience working with college students in the area of Student Development and personal growth. The Residence Life Office seeks candidates with previous residence hall staff experience, group work or human relations training. Commitment to working with individuals and groups of college students in the residential setting is essential. Must be in agreement with the mission of the College and exhibit a maturing Christian faith.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Heather Jackson at

Full-Time Tenure Track Math Faculty
February 7, 2017

Milligan College in Northeast Tennessee invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position in mathematics to begin August 2017. Milligan College is a Christian liberal arts college with 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. In Mathematics, although candidates who are ABD and nearing completion may also be considered. The anticipated load includes courses in the calculus sequence, a variety of upper level math courses, and general education math electives. In addition to math majors, courses also service growing 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 in small environments and are committed to helping grow the Mathematics program will be given priority.

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 college mission, and a lifestyle consistent with the College’s goals. Milligan is an EEO employer and encourages female and minority applicants.

Applicants should submit PDF versions of the following materials to letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, contact information for 3 professional references, and a response to our mission statement. Milligan College conduct background check on final candidates. Review of applications will begin at once and will continue until position is filled.

Employee Benefits

Health Insurance

Milligan College 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 College. 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

In-Network Co-pay for Physician/Specialist Office Visit $20/$35
Prescription Card Co-Pays (generic/preferred/non-preferred, 30-day supply) $10/$35/$50
Prescription Card Co-Pays (generic/preferred/non-preferred, 90-day supply) $20/$75/$100
Prescription Card Co-Pays (specialty drugs) $100
In-Network Single/Family Deductible $1,000/$2,000
In-Network Single/Family Out-of-Pocket Maximum $2,000/$4,000

The college pays a portion of the overall group insurance coverage. The monthly cost to employees for the Major Medical plan, until March 2018, is:

  • Single Coverage – $190
  • Family Coverage – $495

 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 (generic/preferred/non-preferred) No co-pays.
Employee pays expenses up to deductible
In-Network Single/Family Deductible $2,500/$5,000
In-Network Single/Family Out-of-Pocket Maximum $2,500/$5,000

The college pays a portion of the overall group insurance coverage. The monthly cost to employees for the High Deductible Health Plan, until March 2018, is:

  • Single Coverage – $97
  • Family Coverage – $266

Employees participating in the high deductible health insurance plan are eligible to contribute to a health savings account. The college 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 college 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 college 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 college 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 college 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 College’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 college cafeteria at reduced rates.


The following information applies for Administrative/Staff Employees: 


The college 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 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.