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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

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

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 Computer Science. 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 and information systems and a master’s
degree in information systems.

The anticipated teaching load includes a wide range of undergraduate courses with an emphasis on
programming logic, various programming languages, cybersecurity, software engineering, systems
analysis and design, and project management, among others. Successful candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence, student mentoring, academic advising at the undergraduate level, and new course development to support the dynamic and growing area. Candidates should have strong communication and interpersonal skills and a commitment to collegiality and teamwork.

Qualifications: Applicants should have an earned doctorate in Computer Science, Information Systems
or a closely related discipline, although candidates who are ABD and nearing completion will also be
considered. 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 letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, contact
information for three professional references, and a response to the Milligan University’s mission
statement. Review of applications will begin at once and will continue until position is filled.

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. Visit www.milligan.edu for information about the University, its mission statement, and its commitment to diversity.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Counseling

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 with expertise in Clinical
Mental Health Counseling. This is a nine-month faculty position (paid over 12 months) with an
anticipated start in August 2022. 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 organized and able to conduct program-level evaluations and make appropriate recommendations for changes as needed. Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from a CACREP-accredited institution. 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
counselingsearch@milligan.edu. Review of materials will begin at once and continue until the position is
filled.

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. Visit www.milligan.edu for information about the University, its mission statement, and its commitment to diversity.

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.

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. Visit milligan.edu for information about the University and its mission.

Adjunct Professor in Mathematics

The School of Sciences & Allied Health at Milligan University invites applications for a part-time Adjunct Professor in Mathematics. This is a part-time teaching position for the Fall 2021 semester.  Responsibilities include teaching Introduction to Mathematical Logic and Calculus I. Additional teaching opportunities may be available with experience and availability.

Qualifications: The position requires that the instructor has a master’s degree with 18 graduate-level credit hours in mathematics. 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, curriculum vitae, and a written response to the University’s mission statement to mathsearch@milligan.edu.  Review of application materials 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. Visit milligan.edu for information about the University and its mission.

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

The School of Business & Technology at Milligan University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position of Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. This is a nine-month faculty position (paid over 12 months) with an anticipated start in August 2021. Candidates will be teaching introductory to advanced undergraduate courses in electrical engineering. A commitment to integrating faith and learning in a liberal arts environment is essential.

Qualifications: By the time of the appointment, the candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or other related engineering fields. Successful candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence, student mentoring at the undergraduate level, and new course development to support the engineering programs. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong Christian faith, commitment to the University mission, and a lifestyle consistent with the University’s goals.  All outstanding candidates, including those with industrial experience, will be considered.

Application Process: Applicants should submit PDF versions of the following materials to engineeringsearch@milligan.edu: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, contact information for three professional references, and a response to Milligan University’s mission statement. Review of applications will begin at once 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. Visit milligan.edu for information about the University and its mission.

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.

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. Visit milligan.edu for information about the University and its mission.

Program Coordinator Emmanuel Christian Seminary

Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan University invites applications for the full-time position of Program Coordinator for the combined programs of the Master of Arts in Christian Ministries degree (MACM), Doctor of Ministry degree (DMin), and the Ministry Resource Center (MRC).

The Program Coordinator will work closely with the directors of the MACM, DMin, and MRC to help in the administration of these three seminary-related programs. The position will provide facilities support for students and other participants who come to campus for classes, retreats, or other events offered by one of these programs. This support will involve arranging for meals, transportation, and housing. The Program Coordinator will also act as the communication hub to register students for classes, assist with academic program advising, answer questions, maintain academic records, help produce newsletters, and update the MRC website as needed.


Successful candidates must demonstrate a strong Christian faith, commitment to Milligan’s Mission Statement and to the Seminary’s mission of preparing men and women for effective ministry, and a lifestyle consistent with the goals of Milligan University. Successful candidates should also have a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) and possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community partners. The candidate must be well-organized and proficient with Microsoft Office suite products, use of the Internet, email, email attachments, and organizational calendars.


Application Process: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, written response to Milligan’s mission statement, and contact info for three references to programcoord@milligan.edu. 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 with out undue hardship-in provision of employment opportunities and benefits pursuant to federal requirements.


Visit www.milligan.edu for information about the University and its mission statement

Posted 9/27/21

Assistant/Associate Professor of Business Administration & Marketing

The William B. Greene, Jr. School of Business & Technology at Milligan University invites applications
for a full time, tenure track position as Assistant/Associate Professor of Business Administration –
Marketing
. This is a nine-month faculty position (paid over 12 months) with an anticipated start of
August 2022. Teaching will include both undergraduate and graduate (MBA) courses, including
Principles of Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Advertising, Consumer Behavior and Marketing Research.
The candidate should have a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or DBA) in marketing.


Qualifications: Successful candidates should have a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or DBA) in Marketing or
related area, with strong ABD applicants under consideration. The successful candidate must
demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching and have expertise in marketing as a component of a business administration program. 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 marketingsearch@milligan.edu. Review of materials will
begin at once and 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.


Visit www.milligan.edu for information about the University and its mission statement

Posted 9/27/21

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
spanishsearch@milligan.edu. Review of materials will begin at once and 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.
Visit www.milligan.edu for information about the University and its mission statement.

Posted on 9-27-21

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.


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. Visit www.milligan.edu for information about the University
and its mission statement.

Posted 9/27/21

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.


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. Visit www.milligan.edu for information about the University
and its mission statement.

Posted 9/27/21

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 nursingsearch@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. Visit www.milligan.edu for information about the University and its mission statement.

Posted 10/8/21

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.