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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 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 2023. 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.


Staff

Business Systems Analyst

Milligan University is hiring a Business Systems Analyst to join the Department of Information Technology. Working under the supervision of the Director of the Office of Information Technology, the Business Systems Analyst uses skills in troubleshooting and problem-solving to overcome organizational challenges. Responsibilities include the installation, configuration, maintenance, and support of administrative application systems. Additionally, this position will be responsible for the administration, support, and maintenance of database and application interfaces.

Read the complete job description.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to supportanalyst@milligan.edu.

The position will remain open until filled. Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts and are subject to criminal background checks.

Campus Nurse

The Student Development Office at Milligan University invites applications for the part-time position of Campus Nurse. Reporting to the Dean of Students, this position oversees the campus health clinic, assesses the health and physical well-being of persons seeking assistance from University Health Services, refers and assists students in securing treatment for illnesses or injuries beyond the scope of the campus nurse, maintains student health records, and ensures a sanitary, functional, and equipped facility.

The Student Development Office provides resources for students in multiple areas around campus from activities, student success, security and safety, spiritual ministry, mental health, and wellness to residence life in the dorms.

Qualifications:  Successful candidates should possess a current Tennessee license as a Registered Nurse, at least two years’ experience assessing individual health and wellness and be currently certified in CPR/AED. Certification as BLS Instructor, American Heart Association is preferred. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and collaborative skills, a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel, as well as a high degree of self-motivation is also required. 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 Instructions:  Applicants should submit a resume, a letter of interest explaining your qualifications for the position, and a statement of commitment to Milligan’s mission to Dean of Students, Tony Jones, via email to tjones@milligan.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until filled.

Director of Admissions for Seminary

Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan seeks a dynamic person to fill the position of Director of Admissions. Reporting to the VP for Enrollment Management, this position is responsible for achieving seminary enrollment goals by managing student recruitment and coordinating communication strategy across all platforms to generate positive engagement for the seminary. Admissions recruitment, marketing and outreach, marketing communications, program and event coordination are all significant functions of this position. Some travel required. Click here for a complete job description and list of qualifications.

Application Process:  To apply, send the following to Lauren Gullett, Director of Seminary Admissions:
• Letter of interest explaining qualifications for the position and commitment to Milligan mission
• Resume
• Names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers of (3) professional references
Application reviews are ongoing. The position will remain open until filled. Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts and are subject to criminal background checks.

Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness at Milligan University invites applications for the position of Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness. The position is a full-time, exempt, year-round position. The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness is a support and service unit of the institution reporting to the VP for Academic Affairs and Dean. The Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness oversees the institutional research and effectiveness processes, including coordinating the collection and reporting of institutional data for internal and external use and the management of a campus-wide assessment program for institutional effectiveness. 

Qualifications: Successful candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) and 3-5 years of relevant experience (previous experience in higher education setting strongly preferred). The position also requires exceptional organizational and project/task management skills, strong collaboration and communication skills, and intermediate to advanced skills with Microsoft Office products. 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 Instructions:  Applicants should submit a resume, a letter of interest explaining your qualifications for the position, and a statement of commitment to Milligan’s mission via email to IRESearch@milligan.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until filled.

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 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.

Registrar Office Manager

The Registrar’s Office at Milligan University invites applications for the full-time position of Office Manager. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Academic Administration and Registrar (ADAAR), this position organizes and manages day-to-day operations, assists the ADAAR in a variety of tasks, and serves as the primary point of contact for customer service, reporting, and registration.

The Registrar’s Office maintains academic records of students and alumni, provides academic data to internal and external persons and entities, administers registration for classes, and oversees a variety of academic functions including commencement.

Successful candidates should have a bachelor’s degree, experience managing an office (academic setting preferred), and strong communication, supervisory, and organizational skills. Experience using the Microsoft Office suite of products, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel, and experience working with a student information system are 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 environment.

Application Process: Applicants should submit an employment application, cover letter, and list of references via email to officemanager@milligan.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Athletics

Assistant Men's & Women's Bowling Coach

The Athletics Department at Milligan University invites applications for the part-time position of Assistant Men’s & Women’s Bowling Coach. Reporting to the Head Bowling Coach, this position will work alongside the head bowling coach to develop and mentor student athletes into becoming the best possible versions of themselves.

The position will require assisting the head coach with coaching approximately 15 hours per week, identification and recruitment of high-quality student-athletes along with a variety of administrative duties. A demonstrated ability to mentor student-athletes and enhance their personal, academic, and athletic development is critical to the position. The assistant coach will also assist in coordinating team travel, setup of events and oversight of special projects (team activities, community service, and fundraising).

Successful candidates should have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree along with experience in coaching college, club, or high school bowling. Previous college bowling experience is preferred. A strong desire to succeed, along with a great work ethic, is essential to this position. Candidates should also possess USBC Bronze or Silver Level training (but these certifications can be obtained after being hired). 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 on-campus and will require weekend travel to tournaments.

Application Process: Applicants should submit a resume, a cover letter describing their coaching style and how they would assist our team, and a minimum of 2 professional references via email to Brian Rickert, Head Bowling Coach at bwrickert@milligan.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Swim Coach

The Athletics Department at Milligan University invites applications for the full-time position of Assistant Men’s and Women’s Swim Coach.  Reporting to the Head Swim Coach, this position will work alongside the head swim coach and assistant the head coach to recruit and develop and mentor student athletes into becoming future servant leaders and the best possible version of themselves.

The position will require assisting the head coach with identification and recruitment of high-quality student athletes, assisting in administrative duties, coaching on deck, and continuing to grow a swim lesson program. A demonstrated ability to mentor student-athletes and enhance their personal, academic, and athletic development is critical to the position. The assistant coach will also assist in coordinating team travel, setup of events and oversight of special projects (team activities, community service), and fundraising. This position also has a large potential to grow a clinic/lesson program for additional income.

Successful candidates should have a minimum of bachelor’s degree along with experience in coaching college, club, or high school swimming. Previous college swimming experience, along with previous college coaching, is preferred. A strong desire to succeed, along with a great work ethic, is essential to this position. Candidates should also possess CPR/AED/Lifeguard certifications, but can be obtained after being hired. Other certifications, such as CSCS or USAW, are helpful.  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 on campus and may require early mornings along with travel to all away meets. This is a 12-month position with benefits.Application Process: Applicants should submit a resume, a cover letter describing their coaching style and how they would assist our team, and a minimum of 2 references via email to Spencer Scarth, Head Swim Coach at scscarth@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.

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
  • 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.