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 »
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.
The School of Social Sciences & Education at Milligan University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Counseling in the Master of Science in Counseling program. The candidate must have expertise in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Anticipated start date is August 1, 2024. Primary responsibilities include teaching in a master’s level, year-round program in Counseling that has subspecialties that fulfill the educational requirements for licensed professional counselors, school counselors, and addictions counselors.
Qualifications: Successful candidates must: (1) demonstrate excellence in classroom teaching as well as in advising and supervising graduate students; (2) possess, or be prepared to secure, a Tennessee license as a Professional Counselor (LPC-MHSP); and (3) be able to provide clinical supervision to graduate students in the program. Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from a CACREP-accredited institution, those already licensed as a professional counselor, and those with approved counseling supervisor status.
The candidate must demonstrate the ability to integrate and articulate Christian faith within an academically grounded graduate counseling program residing in a liberal arts institution. 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 a letter of application, curriculum vitae, response to the mission statement, and supporting materials, including three letters of reference, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of materials will begin at once and continue until the position is filled.
The School of Sciences & Allied Health at Milligan University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Nursing with an anticipated start date of Fall 2024. Primary responsibilities include classroom teaching, clinical supervision, and mentoring of Bachelor of Science in Nursing students caring for adult populations experiencing acute and chronic illness. Student advising and active service on campus-wide and Area of Nursing committees is also expected.
Qualifications: Successful candidates must have a Master of Science in Nursing, but a terminal degree (or candidate status) will be preferred. Only applicants with a recent and strong clinical background in adult health and medical surgical nursing will be considered. Classroom and clinical teaching experience in undergraduate nursing are required. The candidate must hold an unencumbered RN license in Tennessee or compact state. The willingness to integrate 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 letter of application, curriculum vitae, written response to the Milligan mission statement and completed application to email@example.com. Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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.
The Area of Exercise Science at Milligan University invites applications for the full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Sport Management or Exercise Science with an anticipated start date of Fall 2024 and reporting to the Area Chair of Exercise Science.
Successful candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching and have expertise in the area of sport management, exercise science, or a related field. There is some flexibility to structure teaching load to meet the unique skills of an incoming faculty member; the ideal candidate will be able to teach undergraduate courses in sport management or a variety of courses in the exercise science core. Graduate teaching load is also a possibility for candidates with a terminal degree. Other responsibilities include advising of undergraduate students, possibly overseeing internships and fieldwork, and other committee assignments as assigned by the university. Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in sport management or an exercise science-related field. ABD or master’s candidates considered depending on experience and fit within the department. 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/curricular vitae, and list of professional references via email to EXSCSearch@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.
The School of Bible and Ministry at Milligan University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty member as Assistant Professor of Worship Leadership with primary responsibility in the interdisciplinary undergraduate Worship Leadership major. The position requires teaching, mentoring, and advising students, as well as engagement in scholarship and service. Beyond worship studies, the faculty member will teach ministry and/or Bible courses in line with her or his education and expertise. The faculty member will report to the Area Chair of Biblical Learning with an anticipated start date in August 2024.
Requirements include: 1) a graduate degree in a relevant area (e.g., DMin, DWS, MDiv, MMus, PhD), 2) significant experience planning and leading Christian worship in a contemporary style, 3) appreciation for a wide range of worship styles, 4) evidence of a mature Christian faith, 5) significant understanding of and connection to the Stone-Campbell Movement, and 6) commitment to Milligan’s mission as a Christian liberal arts university.
Preferred applicants will have expertise in: 1) music and/or other artistic disciplines, 2) teaching undergraduate students, 3) a wide range of worship styles, and 4) worship technology such as sound, projection, and lighting systems.
Application Process: Applicants should submit an employment application, cover letter, resume/curricular vitae, and response to Milligan’s mission statement found at milligan.edu/about/mission/ via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 University invites applications for the full-time position of Director of the Center for Preaching with an anticipated start date of January 2, 2024. Reporting to the Academic Dean of the Seminary, the primary duty of this position is to develop and lead a Center for Preaching at Milligan University, a premier Christian liberal arts institution associated with the Stone-Campbell Movement. The vision of the Center for Preaching is to strengthen and expand the preparation, support, and development of engaging and effective preaching. The Center will implement a series of training and support programs that will cultivate and sharpen the call and development of future and early career preachers and promote innovation in younger and veteran preachers. These programs will support and enhance the quality of preaching in our constituent churches and provide valuable insight into how best to nurture compelling preaching at this crucial moment in the Church’s history.
- Oversee a research project to determine effectiveness and best practices regarding preaching in churches in Milligan’s surrounding region using focus groups and other methods to conduct research
- Design a program that encourages high school students to develop a comfort level in public speaking and to explore the calling to preach
- Attend and conduct workshops at annual Tennessee Christian Teen Convention
- Visit church youth groups to introduce concepts of compelling preaching
- Work with preachers across the country to mentor students in developing and delivering a sermon at their church and debriefing the experience at a retreat
- Create and lead a retreat of younger and veteran preachers to share learning about preaching from a multigenerational perspective
- Develop a program that places up to ten new preachers (in their first seven years) into a year-long cohort, led by an experienced, mentor preacher, to further develop their capacity in preaching models and strategies based on research of best practices of thriving congregations
- Develop rubric for evaluating and reporting on various program initiatives
- Prepare and submit an annual report of grant activities to grantor
- A respected preacher with a minimum of 10 years of experience as a preaching minister
- A strong networker with broad connections throughout the independent Christian Churches
- Demonstrated leader, organizer, and strategic thinker
- Entrepreneurial spirit who can design and execute new programs
- Ability to manage the program’s overall grant-funded budget
- Passionate about the mission of Milligan and Emmanuel and, especially, the ministry of preaching and enthusiastic about working with a diversity of churches and preachers
Successful candidates will have at least a master’s degree (MDiv and/or doctoral degree preferred), an extensive background in preaching ministry, a commitment to the Stone-Campbell Movement, and a passion for the local church preaching ministry. 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 will involve travel both regionally and nationally.
Application Process: Applicants should submit an employment application, cover letter, and resume/curricular vitae via email to Dr. Ron Kastens, Dean of the Seminary, at CenterforPreaching@milligan.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position or application may be directed via email to the email address above.
The Physical Plant Department at Milligan University invites applications for the full-time (40 hours per week), hourly, non-exempt position of Housekeeper. Reporting to the Housekeeping Service Manager, this position is responsible for cleaning and upkeep of buildings on campus. Tasks include daily cleaning of assigned areas (e.g., bathrooms, carpets/floors, windows), trash removal, moving furniture, cleaning dorm rooms and apartments, and assisting with special events as needed
Qualifications: Successful candidates should have a high school diploma and a valid driver’s license. The position requires lifting (up to 50 lbs), climbing up-and-down stairs, and working around chemicals, including these frequently used in housekeeping: bleach, furniture polish, window cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner (acid base), lemon disinfectant, Expo white board cleaner, oven cleaner, Air Lift fragrance for mop water, Grease Lightening, Murphy’s Oil soap, and De-Solv-it-Citrus scent. The position also requires flexible work hours in the summer and during scheduled events if needed. The candidate should also demonstrate a commitment to the University’s mission statement: “As a Christian liberal arts university, Milligan University seeks to honor God by educating men and women to be servant-leaders.”
Application Process: Applicants should submit a resume and the names and contact information for three professional references to Housekeeping Service Manager, Carrie Floyd, via email at CDFloyd@milligan.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
The Athletics Department at Milligan University invites applications for the full-time position of Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach with an anticipated start date of January 2024. Reporting to the Head Women’s Soccer Coach, this position will be responsible for the oversight of day-to-day functions of the team as directed by the head coach and must abide by all NAIA and University rules and regulations.
The essential functions and responsibilities of the position include:
- Assist head coach with team practices and competitions.
- Assist with the planning, organizing, and implementing team practice.
- Assist with recruitment at home and on the road.
- Assist with team needs assigned by the head coach or other staff members.
- Manage and train the Developmental team with support from graduate assistants.
- Manage and organize equipment with assistance from managers and work-study positions.
Qualifications: Successful candidates should have a bachelor’s degree, experience coaching or playing at a collegiate level, strong leadership skills, and the ability to communicate and function effectively within a team setting. 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 an office and outdoor setting. Will be required to lift equipment, drive vans, and be in different weather conditions throughout the year. Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to drive University vehicles.
Application Process: Applicants should submit an employment application, cover letter, resume/curricular vitae via email to John Newbery, Head Women’s Soccer Coach, at email@example.com. 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.
The Physician Assistant Program at Milligan University invites applications for the full-time, non-exempt, staff position of Clinical Site Manager to begin as soon as possible. Reporting to the Physician Assistant Program Director, the manager works directly with the Clinical Coordinator to perform a broad range of duties and services with the purpose of providing comprehensive support to the Area of Physician Assistant Studies, especially the clinical aspect of the program.
Duties include but are not limited to: providing administrative support to the Clinical Coordinator, the faculty, and the Area of Physician Assistant Studies Chair; creating and organizing materials and reports for the Area of Physician Assistant Studies, campus, and accreditation agencies; scheduling meetings and coordinating resources for Area of Physician Assistant Studies functions; typing and administrative support to ensure successful implementation of classroom activities to include formatting syllabi, course materials and examinations, coordinating delivery of course evaluations and reports, creating and maintaining confidential student files for advising, progression, accreditation and clinical placement purposes, and photocopying of materials as requested. The clinical site manager monitors, tracks, and orders supplies, processes invoices for payment, and reconciles related budget items.
Qualifications: Successful candidates should have (1) a high school diploma, (2) excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community partners, (3) proficiency with Microsoft Office products, the internet, and email, and (4) and the ability to excel in an environment that requires multi-tasking, attention to detail, and excellent written communication skills. Experience in an academic support position in a university environment and proficiency or ability to learn database management software (i.e., CASPA, Canvas, and Exxat) used by the PA Department is strongly preferred. 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 an office setting, but the candidate must have the ability to move between campus buildings while carrying papers and light boxes without difficulty.
Application Process: Applicants should submit an employment application, cover letter, and resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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.
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:
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 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 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.