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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.
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 Milligan University Physical Plant invites applications for the full-time position of Maintenance Team-Plumbing with an anticipated start date as soon as possible. Reporting to the Service Manager-Facilities, this position addresses reports of plumbing issues on campus, including assembling, installing, and repairing pipes, fittings, and fixtures of heating, water, and drainage systems. Position is responsible for responding to work orders submitted by students, faculty, and staff involving plumbing repairs and replacements and other maintenance related items as needed.
Qualifications: Successful candidates should have at least five years of experience in plumbing repair or maintenance. Plumbing licensure and/or certification 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 include physical activity including but not limited to, lifting, climbing, operating equipment and machinery, accessing pipes and other maintenance and utility infrastructure, and other activities as needed.
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.