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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 Personnel Office at 423.461.8712. Please note that Milligan only accepts applications for open positions.

Open Positions

Payroll Coordinator

Milligan University invites applications for the full-time position of Payroll Coordinator. Reporting to the Human Resources Director, this position will process payroll semi-monthly and support other general human resources functions. Some of the important payroll duties include monitoring the web-based timekeeping system (GreenShades), processing semi-monthly payroll with accuracy, attention to detail, and timeliness, and archiving payroll records and completing post-payroll tasks. Additional HR responsibilities include tracking performance evaluations, supporting the student employment program, completing annual surveys, maintaining employee census data, completing employment verifications and background checks, processing FMLA requests and workers’ compensation claims, and responding to questions and inquiries via email, phone calls, and walk-ins.

Qualifications:  Successful candidates should possess (1) a bachelor’s degree, (2) at least 3-5 years of experience in payroll/accounting, business administration, or human resources, (3) excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, (4) intermediate to advanced experience with Microsoft Office suite and HRIS databases (strong preference for candidates with experience in Dynamics GP Payroll, GreenShades, and/or Access), and (5) working knowledge of federal and state regulations related to payroll and employment. Candidates should also demonstrate a commitment to Milligan University’s mission as a Christian liberal arts university which “seeks to honor God by educating men and women to be servant-leaders.”

Application Process:  Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources Director, Leslie Bean, via email at humanresources@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. Learn more about Milligan’s mission.

Head Men’s Soccer Coach

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 Head Men’s Soccer Coach. Reporting to the Director of Athletics, this position involves the overall leadership of the men’s soccer program.

Successful candidates must have a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred), experience with recruitment and retention of quality student-athletes, demonstrated ability to organize and administer pre-season, in-season, and post-season player and program development, and demonstrated commitment to Milligan’s mission as a Christian liberal arts university. Primary duties and responsibilities for the entire operation of the men’s soccer program, include, but are not limited to, the recruitment of student-athletes, contest scheduling, practice and contest planning, player skill development, academic monitoring, office/budget management and general oversight of a selected facility. Travel is required.

Application Process: Applicants should submit a resume via email to cdpope@milligan.edu. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor of Information Systems

The William B. Greene, Jr. School of Business and Technology at Milligan University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Information Systems. This is a nine-month faculty position (paid over 12 months) with an anticipated start in August 2022. Milligan University offers baccalaureate degrees in computer science, cybersecurity, and information systems.

The anticipated teaching load includes a wide range of undergraduate courses with an emphasis on information systems and management such as programming logic, Python programming language, systems analysis and design, and project management, among others. Successful candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence, serving as a champion for the computer science, cybersecurity and information systems programs through positive interaction with prospective students and the public. Student mentoring, academic advising at the undergraduate level, and new course development to support the dynamic and growing area is required. Candidates should have strong communication and interpersonal skills and a commitment to collegiality and teamwork.

Qualifications: Applicants should hold at minimum a master’s degree (PhD preferred) in computer science, cybersecurity, information systems or a related field of study from a regionally accredited institution. A commitment to pursue certifications and an advanced degree is a plus. 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 computerfacultysearch@milligan.edu: a completed employment application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, contact information for three professional references, and a response to the Milligan University’s mission statement describing how the candidate’s personal Christian faith relates to the mission and the position under consideration. Review of applications will begin at once and will continue until position is filled.

Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity

The William B. Greene, Jr. School of Business and Technology at Milligan University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity.  This is a nine-month faculty position (paid over 12 months) with an anticipated start in August 2022. Milligan University offers baccalaureate degrees in computer science, cybersecurity, and information systems.

The anticipated teaching load includes a wide range of undergraduate courses with an emphasis on cybersecurity such as information assurance, ethical hacking, computer forensics, network security, and system administration, among others. Successful candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence, serving as a champion for the cybersecurity program through positive interaction with prospective students and the public. Student mentoring, academic advising at the undergraduate level, and new course development to support the dynamic and growing area is required. Candidates should have strong communication and interpersonal skills and a commitment to collegiality and teamwork.

Qualifications: Applicants should hold at minimum a master’s degree (PhD preferred) in computer science, cyber security, information systems or a related field of study from a regionally accredited institution. Current cyber security certification (e.g., CISSP) or a commitment to pursue is a plus. 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 cyberfacultysearch@milligan.edu: a completed employment application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, contact information for three professional references, and a response to the Milligan University’s mission statement describing how the candidate’s personal Christian faith relates to the mission and the position under consideration. Review of applications will begin at once and will continue until position is filled.

Vice President for Enrollment Management

Milligan University invites applications for a full-time position of Vice President for Enrollment Management. Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Enrollment Management will provide leadership and overall responsibility for enrollment, marketing, communication, and strategic outreach efforts for the entire institution. This position will be accountable for developing and implementing a comprehensive plan to achieve enrollment stability and strategic enrollment growth for the institution. Click here to view a complete job description.

Qualifications: Successful candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred); extensive knowledge of the higher education environment; a minimum of five years of senior level experience in enrollment management, marketing, and/or communications; and demonstrated success in increasing student enrollment. Candidates for the position are expected to be in agreement with the mission of the University and exhibit a maturing Christian faith.

Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and response to Milligan University’s mission statement to president@milligan.edu. All applications will be treated confidentially. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date of the position will be Summer 2022.

About Milligan University:

Milligan is a premier private Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee consistently named a “best university” and “best value” by U.S. News & World Report and Washington Monthly and ranked among the South’s top institutions of higher education. At the undergraduate level, a unique comprehensive humanities program and a strong core curriculum are complemented by specialized training in more than 30 majors; 10 master’s programs and two doctoral programs also are available.

Milligan has an enrollment of over 1,200 students from 40 states and 20 nations. The university has a moderately selective admissions policy, with an average ACT of 24 and average high school GPA of 3.5 for its entering undergraduate students. Ethnic and racial diversity of the student body has increased from 5% to 20% in the past decade as a result of intentional strategic initiatives. Milligan’s retention and graduate rates are 10-20% higher than regional and national averages. Milligan has enjoyed stable finances and a growing endowment in recent years and throughout much of the institution’s history.

Founded in 1866, Milligan has a strong commitment to its mission: “As a Christian liberal arts university, Milligan University seeks to honor God by educating men and women to be servant-leaders.”

Assistant/Associate Professor of Criminology/Criminal Justice

Milligan University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position as Assistant/Associate Professor of Criminology/Criminal Justice with expertise in Criminology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, or a closely related field and with an anticipated start in August 2022. The purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Criminology/Criminal Justice is to assist students in developing the essential skills, dispositions, and insights necessary to function as Christian servant leaders in the various fields of criminology and criminal justice, while also preparing students for further graduate work in these and related fields. Primary responsibilities include teaching in an undergraduate-level program and advising students.

Qualifications: Successful candidates must: (1) demonstrate excellence in classroom teaching as well as in advising and supervising undergraduate students; (2) possess at least a master’s degree in Criminology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, or a closely related field. Terminal degree is strongly preferred.

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to integrate and articulate Christian faith within an academically grounded undergraduate social learning 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 contact information for at least three references, to criminologysearch@milligan.edu.  Review of materials will begin at once and continue until the position is filled.

Adjunct Professor in Spanish

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.

Assistant Track & Field Coach for Sprint, Hurdle, & Jumping Events

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.

Assistant Professor of Spanish

The School of Arts & Humanities at Milligan University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Spanish. This is a nine-month faculty position (paid over 12 months) with an anticipated start date in August 2022. The position requires teaching a wide range of undergraduate courses in Spanish, including introductory, intermediate, and upper-level offerings. Additionally, the position may involve teaching first-year students in the Humanities program, a historically based multidisciplinary course including art, literature, philosophy, and religion.

Qualifications: Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. (strong ABD candidates will be considered) and should demonstrate commitment to teaching excellence, student mentoring, and academic advising in the context of a Christian 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 a letter of application, curriculum vitae, response to the mission statement, and supporting materials, including 3 letters of reference to mailto:mspanishsearch@milligan.edu. Review of materials will begin at once and continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Artistic Director of Theatre

The School of Arts & Humanities at Milligan University invites applications for the full-time, tenure- track position of Assistant Professor of Theatre and Artistic Director of Theatre. This is a nine-month faculty position (paid over 12 months) with an anticipated start in August 2022.

Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses in acting, directing, and the history and literature of theatre. Additional responsibilities will include directing main-stage theatrical productions, supervising student-led initiatives and productions, recruiting high-quality students locally and regionally, and establishing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with school and community theatre programs. Milligan University is a Christian liberal arts institution that seeks to integrate scholarship, community, and faith in an interdisciplinary setting. A commitment to integrating faith and learning in a liberal arts environment is essential for all faculty.

Qualifications: Candidates should hold the MFA or PhD (ABD may be considered), have a record of directing and performing experience, knowledge of the professional theatre world, and possess documented and successful teaching experience. 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: Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a response to the University’s mission statement (https://www.milligan.edu/about/mission/), and a video link of a sample of you performing on stage in a theatre production to theatresearch@milligan.edu. (Please do not submit actual video files.) Milligan University conducts background checks on final candidates. Review of applications will begin at once and will continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor in Exercise Science – Exercise Physiology

The School of Sciences & Allied Health at Milligan University invites applications for a fulltime, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Exercise Science – Exercise Physiology, with expertise in the area of exercise physiology or related area. This is a nine-month faculty position (paid over 12 months) with an anticipated start in August 2022.

Teaching load may include but not limited to introductory and advanced exercise physiology,
principles of training, nutrition and sports nutrition, introductory biomechanics, and exercise
testing, basic ECGs, and wellness. Responsibilities would include advising of graduate and
undergraduate students, and possibly overseeing internships and fieldwork, and other committee
assignments.

Qualifications: Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology or related
area and clinical experience (strong ABD applicants will be considered). A desire and ability 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 a letter of application, curriculum vitae,
response to the mission statement, and supporting materials to exscsearch@milligan.edu. Review of materials will begin at once and continue until position is filled.

Assistant Professor in Exercise Science – Physical Education

The School of Sciences & Allied Health at Milligan University invites applications for a fulltime, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Exercise Science-Physical Education with a focus on training future educators in the area of physical education. This is a nine-month faculty position (paid over 12 months) with an anticipated start of August 2022.

Teaching duties will include undergraduate coursework (with the potential for some graduate
coursework) in the teacher certification program in physical education and related coursework in
Exercise Science. Teaching duties may include but not limited to Elementary and Secondary
Physical Education Methods; Folk Dance and Rhythmical Activities; Organization and
Management of Physical Education and Sport; Foundations and Legal Issues in Physical
Education; and Adapted Physical Education. Other responsibilities include advising of
undergraduate and graduate students, coordinating and overseeing student teacher placements in physical education, and committee assignments as determined by the University.

Qualifications: Successful candidates should have a doctorate in Physical Education, at least
three years teaching experience at the pre-K through 12th grade level, and teaching certification in
physical education. ABD and master’s degree in Physical Education or related area will be
considered. Current TN teaching certification a plus. The successful candidate must demonstrate
excellence in teaching and have expertise in pre-K-12 teaching in the area of physical education.
A desire and ability 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 a letter of application, curriculum vitae,
response to the mission statement, and supporting materials to physedsearch@milligan.edu.
Review of materials will begin at once and continue until position is filled.

Assistant Professor of Nursing

The School of Sciences & Allied Health at Milligan University invites applications for a full-time tenure track professor faculty position of Assistant Professor of Nursing. This is a nine-month faculty position (paid over 12 months) with an anticipated start in August 2022. Primary responsibilities include classroom teaching, clinical supervision, and mentoring of BSN students caring for pediatric 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 with preference given to applicants with a terminal degree (applicants with candidate status will be considered). Only applicants with a recent and strong clinical background in pediatric nursing will be considered. Classroom and clinical teaching experience in undergraduate nursing are required.

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.

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.

Application Process: Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, written response to the Milligan mission statement, and completed application to mnursingsearch@milligan.edu. Review of application materials will begin immediately 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. 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.

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.