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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 Musical Theatre

The School of Arts & Humanities at Milligan University invites applications for the full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre. This is a nine-month faculty position (paid over 12 months) with an anticipated start in August 2024.

Primary teaching responsibilities will include applied voice, musical theatre history and repertory, and direction of productions. Other teaching duties may include core music curriculum classes, vocal pedagogy, vocal diction, and a summer arts camp. Additional responsibilities will include recruiting high-quality students locally and regionally, establishing mutually beneficial relationships with school and community theatre programs, maintaining a successful performing career on and off campus, and exhibiting a collegial spirit in collaborating with music and theatre faculty to produce department-wide concerts and theatrical productions that advance the mission of the University.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a record of professional performing experience in musical theatre and as a soprano, mezzo soprano, or alto. Candidates should also demonstrate an extensive knowledge of the musical theatre repertory and the professional theatre world in addition to teaching experience in classical voice and in coaching and directing musical theatre. Musical proficiency at the keyboard is preferred. Applicants must have an MA, MM, MFA, DMA, or PhD, with a specialization in Musical Theatre. 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: Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a response to the University’s mission statement, and a link to a video of a sample performance (please avoid submitting actual video files) to musicaltheatresearch@milligan.edu. Milligan University conducts background checks on final candidates. Review of applications will begin at once and will continue until the position is filled.

Staff

Admissions Recruiter

Milligan University invites applications for the full-time position of Admissions Recruiter with an immediate start date. Reporting to the Director of Undergraduate Admissions, this position manages the recruitment process for assigned programs and territories to help achieve enrollment goals for Milligan University. 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.

Successful candidates should have a bachelor’s degree, excellent communication and interpersonal skills (e.g., verbal and written communication, public presentations), strong work ethic as a self-starter who is goal-oriented, and optimally, a minimum of 1-2 years related recruiting or sales/marketing experience. 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 the ability to drive to external recruiting opportunities and events. Some lifting required. 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. No phone calls.

Assistant Director of the Ministry Leadership Program (MLP)

Milligan University invites applications for the full-time position of Assistant Director of the Ministry Leadership Program (MLP) with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2024.  Reporting to the Director of Ministry Outreach, this position provides leadership, support, and strategic direction for the Ministry Leadership Program and all grant-sponsored initiatives supporting undergraduate ministry students at Milligan.

Primary responsibilities for the Assistant Director of the MLP include providing spiritual care to ministry students and faculty at Milligan, co-leading MLP retreats and ministry expeditions throughout the academic year, organizing and leading events in local youth groups to inspire students to pursue vocational ministry, overseeing the internship process for undergraduate ministry students, serving as a liaison between Milligan’s ministry partners and the MLP, assisting with recruitment, and representing Milligan among Stone-Campbell Movement ministers and congregations.

Successful candidates should have a degree in a field of Christian ministry, 5+ years of ministry experience within the Stone-Campbell Movement, and demonstrated strong relational, oral, written, and administrative skills.  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, with some travel, weekend and evening requirements for the position.

Application Process: Applicants should submit an employment application, cover letter, and resume/curricular vitae via email to Dr. Joshua Little, Director of Ministry Outreach at JALittle@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.

Creative Content & Visual Media Director

Milligan University invites applications for the full-time position of Creative Content & Visual Media Director. Reporting to the Athletics Director, this position provides general management and administration of all streaming for the university, as well as social media and marketing functions to effectively advance the university’s athletic program.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating and overseeing all streaming for the university.
  • Developing and implementing social media strategies for the athletics department.
  • Overseeing reporting and accuracy of analytical data related to streaming and online media coverage.
  • Managing the distribution of content for streaming and social media accounts.

Successful candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and two years of applicable experience in related field, excellent writing and communication skills, computer proficiency in Microsoft Office, web design, social media platforms, and other visual media software programs (Photoshop, Adobe InDesign), and a commitment to Milligan’s mission as a Christian liberal arts university.  Primary duties and responsibilities would be performed outside on the athletic fields and inside within the athletic complex, Seeger Chapel, and other venues. Some travel would be required.

Application Process: Applicants should submit a resume with cover letter and references via email to Christian D. Pope, at cdpope@milligan.edu. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Enrollment Operations Manager

Milligan University invites applications for the full-time position of Enrollment Operations Manager with an immediate start date. Reporting to the Director of Undergraduate Admissions, this position assists the university in meeting its recruitment and enrollment objectives by overseeing Admissions Office operations to facilitate organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Duties include application processing; data management, reporting, and analysis; scholarship tracking and analysis; and general office operational duties. Click here for a complete job description and list of qualifications.

Successful candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree, strong background and work experience in operations and data management, excellent computer proficiency in Microsoft suite and data management tools, experience with Salesforce or other CRM, demonstrated ability to think critically and creatively to efficiently and effectively solve problems in a fast pace, community environment, and have excellent organization skills with an ability to initiate and implement projects, working under tight deadlines. 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. Some lifting required. Occasional work on nights and weekends.

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. No phone calls.

Housekeeper

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 Desolve-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 Heather Mullins, via email at housekeepingsearch@milligan.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Women’s Assistant Coach: Cross Country/Track & Field

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 Women’s Assistant Coach: Cross Country/Track & Field.  Reporting to the Head Coach for Track & Field, this position provides support and assistance to the Track & Field program including training & 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 middle-distance and distance events and strength/conditioning, and a commitment to Milligan’s mission as a Christian liberal arts university.  Primary duties and responsibilities would be performed outside on the athletic fields and inside within the athletic complex, and travel would be required.

Application Process: Applicants should submit a resume via email to the Head Coach for Cross Country and Track & 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. 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
  • Juneteenth
  • 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.