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Employees 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 »

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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 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 Human Resources office at 423.461.8712. Please note that Milligan only accepts applications for open positions.

Open Positions

Faculty

Assistant Professor of History and Humanities

The School of Arts & Humanities at Milligan University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of History and Humanities. This is a nine-month faculty position (paid over 12 months) with an anticipated start date in August 2023. The position requires teaching both undergraduate History courses as well as teaching in Milligan’s Humanities program, a four-semester, interdisciplinary core program collaboratively taught by faculty of History and English, along with other faculty within the area of Humane Learning.

Qualifications: Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. (strong ABD candidates will be considered) with a focus on Modern European or American History, and should demonstrate commitment to teaching excellence, student mentoring, and academic advising in the context of a Christian liberal arts institution. Successful candidates should also demonstrate a strong Christian faith and commitment to Milligan’s mission as a Christian liberal arts university.

Application Process: Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, response to the mission statement (describing how the candidate’s personal Christian faith relates to the mission and the position under consideration), and supporting materials, including 3 letters of reference via email to historysearch@milligan.edu.  Review of applications will begin at once and will continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor of English and Humanities

The School of Arts & Humanities at Milligan University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of English and Humanities. This is a nine-month position (paid over 12 months) with an anticipated start date of August 2023. Specialization is open, but candidates with expertise in Pre-Twentieth Century British or European Literatures are particularly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications: Successful candidates should possess a Ph.D. and should demonstrate commitment to teaching excellence, student mentoring, and academic advising in the context of a Christian liberal arts institution. Qualified candidates should be willing to teach undergraduate courses in both Literature and Composition, as well as teaching in the interdisciplinary Humanities program that stands as a core
component of Milligan’s general education curriculum. Successful candidates should also demonstrate a strong Christian faith and commitment to Milligan’s mission as a Christian liberal arts university.

Application Process: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, contact information for three professional references, and a response to Milligan University’s mission statement (describing how the candidate’s personal Christian faith relates to the mission and the position under consideration) via email to englishsearch@milligan.edu. Review of applications will begin at once and will continue until the position is filled.


Staff

Admissions Recruiter for Graduate Programs

Milligan University invites applications for the full-time position of Admissions Recruiter for Graduate Programs (Master of Business Administration, BS in Bus. Administration, and MA in Coaching and Sport Management) with an immediate start date. Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Management, this position is responsible for achieving annual enrollment goals for assigned programs by managing the marketing and recruitment process and providing consistent prospect follow-up. Admissions recruitment, counseling, outreach, office management, and program and event coordination are all significant functions of this position. Click here for a complete job description and list of qualifications.

Qualifications: Successful candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, 3-5 years professional work experience with a proven track record of success. 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 in the office, with ability to drive to external recruiting opportunities and events. Occasional work on nights and weekends. Some travel required.

Application Process: Applicants should submit an employment application, cover letter explaining qualifications for the position and commitment to Milligan’s mission, and resume via email to RecruiterSearch@milligan.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position or application may be directed via email to the email address above. Application reviews are ongoing. The position will remain open until filled. Finalists may be required to submit official transcripts and are subject to criminal background checks.

Director of the Ministry Leadership Program

The School of Bible and Ministry at Milligan University invites applications for the full-time position of Director of the Ministry Leadership Program with an anticipated start date of June 1, 2023. Reporting to the Vice-President of Academic Affairs, this position will lead the ongoing innovation, planning, assessment, and revision of all components of Milligan’s cutting-edge Ministry Leadership Program (MLP). As an innovative and fully integrated set of curricular and co-curricular experiences, the MLP supplements Milligan’s strong academic preparation in biblical studies, historical theology, and Christian ministry by connecting students with ministry coaches and their churches in a variety of contexts across the country. These experiences include trips to these churches, courses taught on campus by these coaches, regular retreats, and a semester-long internship. Working collaboratively with the faculty of the School of Bible and Ministry this person will lead and coordinate all aspects of the MLP.

Qualifications: Successful candidates should have a master’s degree in Bible/Ministry and five years of full-time ministry experience. They should possess strong leadership skills and the ability to work collaboratively with people across, and outside, the university to coordinate the many different components of the MLP. They should also be a widely respected and experienced leader within Stone-Campbell Movement churches. Successful candidates should also demonstrate a strong Christian faith and commitment to Milligan’s mission as a Christian liberal arts university. Many duties and responsibilities will be performed on campus though some local and national travel is occasionally required. Please find a copy of the Position Description here.

Application Process: Applicants should submit an employment application, cover letter, and resume/curricular vitae via email to MLPDirectorsearch@milligan.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position or application may be directed via email to the email address above.

Director of Public Relations and Marketing

The Institutional Advancement Office at Milligan University invites applications for the full-time position of Director of Public Relations and Marketing. Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, this position oversees the institution’s public relations, marketing, and communication plans and strategies to build and strengthen the university’s role and reputation. See the Position Description for more information about job responsibilities.  

Qualifications: Successful candidates should have a bachelor’s degree, at least 5 years of experience in communications, marketing, or a related field, excellent writing and editing skills, knowledge and experience with social media platforms and strategies, advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, and strong interpersonal and organization skills. Successful candidates should also demonstrate a strong Christian faith and commitment to Milligan’s mission as a Christian liberal arts university. 

Application Process: Applicants should submit an employment application, cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers of (3) professional references via email to marketing@milligan.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position or application may be directed via email to the email address above. Milligan is an equal opportunity employer and considers applications for all positions without regard to race, color, age, sex, national origin, disability status-if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship-protected veteran status in provision of employment opportunities and benefits pursuant to federal requirements.


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. Learn more about Milligan’s mission.

Employee Benefits

Milligan University offers all full-time employees (those who work a minimum of 30 hours per week) the option of participating in group insurance plans for medical, dental, vision, and other voluntary insurance plans.  A portion of the medical insurance plan is funded by the University.  The University also provides a 100% employer paid group life insurance and long-term disability policy for each full-time employee.  See the current Milligan Benefits Guide for a summary of our insurance plans, options, and carriers.

In compliance with the Transparency in Coverage final rule, Milligan’s medical insurance carrier, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, provides Machine-Readable Files for commercial price information on their website, located here: https://www.bcbst.com/tcr.

Employees may join Milligan’s 403(b) Retirement Plan with either Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA) or Pension Fund of the Christian Church (PFCC) at any time. Employee contributions for retirement plans are made through payroll deduction. The University matches employee contributions up to 7% of gross compensation for employees working more than 1,000 hours a year (excludes students and adjunct faculty).

Employees also receive the benefits of dining in the University’s cafeteria at reduced rates and using the Gilliam Wellness Center and swimming pool.

For Administrative and Staff Employees, the University provides paid time off for Holidays, Vacation Time, and Sick Time. The paid time off policies are included below:

Holidays

The University observes the following paid holidays:

  • New Year’s 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.
  • Employees also receive 4 floating holidays per calendar year that may be used at any time.

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.