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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/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 in the Master of Science in Counseling program. The candidate must have expertise in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and must possess leadership skills. Anticipated start date is Fall 2024. 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. Candidates with experience doing either Practicum and Internship Placements or program-level evaluation will be prioritized. 

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 able to provide clinical supervision to graduate students in the program. Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from a CACREP-accredited institution, those already licensed as a professional counselor, and those with approved counseling supervisor status.  

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.

Assistant Professor of Nursing

The School of Sciences & Allied Health at Milligan University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Nursing with an anticipated start date of Fall 2024.  Primary responsibilities include classroom teaching, clinical supervision, and mentoring of Bachelor of Science in Nursing students caring for adult 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, but a terminal degree (or candidate status) will be preferred.  Only applicants with a recent and strong clinical background in adult health and medical surgical nursing will be considered. Classroom and clinical teaching experience in undergraduate nursing are required.  The candidate must hold an unencumbered RN license in Tennessee or compact state.  The willingness 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 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 the position is filled.

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.

Assistant Professor of Sport Management

The Area of Exercise Science at Milligan University invites applications for the full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor and lead undergraduate faculty for our major in Sport Management. Typical courses within this major include: Current Issues in Sport Management, Social Issues in Sport, Social Media Management, Athletic Fundraising, Sport Marketing, Sport Economics and Finance, Sport Facility Management, Sport Event Management, Sport Law and Risk Management, and Sport Entrepreneurship. The anticipated start date is Fall 2024; this position reports to the Area Chair of Exercise Science. 

Successful candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching and have expertise in the area of sport management. 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 (the ability to teach foundational courses in exercise science or coaching is a plus). 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 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, response to the Milligan University mission statement, written statement of how the applicant might integrate their Christian faith into the classroom, 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. This is a repost of a job announcement from Fall of 2023. All applicants who identified sport management as their specialty in the original application submission will be retained for review by the committee. Please review the updated application requirements to make sure all requested materials have been submitted. Questions about the position or application may be directed via email to the email address above.

Assistant Professor of Worship Leadership

The School of Bible and Ministry at Milligan University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty member as Assistant Professor of Worship Leadership with primary responsibility in the interdisciplinary undergraduate Worship Leadership major. The position requires teaching, mentoring, and advising students, as well as engagement in scholarship and service. Beyond worship studies, the faculty member will teach ministry and/or Bible courses in line with her or his education and expertise. The faculty member will report to the Area Chair of Biblical Learning with an anticipated start date in August 2024.

Requirements include: 1) a graduate degree in a relevant area (e.g., DMin, DWS, MDiv, MMus, PhD), 2) significant experience planning and leading Christian worship in a contemporary style, 3) appreciation for a wide range of worship styles, 4) evidence of a mature Christian faith, 5) significant understanding of and connection to the Stone-Campbell Movement, and 6) commitment to Milligan’s mission as a Christian liberal arts university.

Preferred applicants will have expertise in: 1) music and/or other artistic disciplines, 2) teaching undergraduate students, 3) a wide range of worship styles, and 4) worship technology such as sound, projection, and lighting systems.

Application Process: Applicants should submit an employment application, cover letter, resume/curricular vitae, and response to Milligan’s mission statement found at milligan.edu/about/mission/ via email to worshipleadershipsearch@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.

Staff

Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Communications

The Athletics Department at Milligan University, a member of the NAIA and the Appalachian Athletic Conference, invites resumes for the full-time position of Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Communications.  Reporting to the Athletics Director, this position provides general management and administration of public relations and marketing functions to effectively advance the university’s athletic program.

Successful candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and experience in related field, excellent writing and communication skills, computer proficiency in Microsoft Office, web design, and other software (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, and some travel would be required.

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

Director of the Center for Preaching

Milligan University invites applications for the full-time position of Director of the Center for Preaching with an anticipated start date of January 2, 2024.  Reporting to the Academic Dean of the Seminary, the primary duty of this position is to develop and lead a Center for Preaching at Milligan University, a premier Christian liberal arts institution associated with the Stone-Campbell Movement. The vision of the Center for Preaching is to strengthen and expand the preparation, support, and development of engaging and effective preaching.  The Center will implement a series of training and support programs that will cultivate and sharpen the call and development of future and early career preachers and promote innovation in younger and veteran preachers. These programs will support and enhance the quality of preaching in our constituent churches and provide valuable insight into how best to nurture compelling preaching at this crucial moment in the Church’s history.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee a research project to determine effectiveness and best practices regarding preaching in churches in Milligan’s surrounding region using focus groups and other methods to conduct research
  • Design a program that encourages high school students to develop a comfort level in public speaking and to explore the calling to preach
  • Attend and conduct workshops at annual Tennessee Christian Teen Convention
  • Visit church youth groups to introduce concepts of compelling preaching
  • Work with preachers across the country to mentor students in developing and delivering a sermon at their church and debriefing the experience at a retreat
  • Create and lead a retreat of younger and veteran preachers to share learning about preaching from a multigenerational perspective
  • Develop a program that places up to ten new preachers (in their first seven years) into a year-long cohort, led by an experienced, mentor preacher, to further develop their capacity in preaching models and strategies based on research of best practices of thriving congregations
  • Develop rubric for evaluating and reporting on various program initiatives
  • Prepare and submit an annual report of grant activities to grantor

Skills/Traits include:

  • A respected preacher with a minimum of 10 years of experience as a preaching minister  
  • A strong networker with broad connections throughout the independent Christian Churches
  • Demonstrated leader, organizer, and strategic thinker
  • Entrepreneurial spirit who can design and execute new programs
  • Ability to manage the program’s overall grant-funded budget
  • Passionate about the mission of Milligan and Emmanuel and, especially, the ministry of preaching and enthusiastic about working with a diversity of churches and preachers

Qualifications

Successful candidates will have at least a master’s degree (MDiv and/or doctoral degree preferred), an extensive background in preaching ministry, a commitment to the Stone-Campbell Movement, and a passion for the local church preaching ministry. 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 will involve travel both regionally and nationally.

Application Process: Applicants should submit an employment application, cover letter, and resume/curricular vitae via email to Dr. Ron Kastens, Dean of the Seminary, at CenterforPreaching@milligan.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position or application may be directed via email to the email address above.

Resident Director

The Office of Residence Life at Milligan University invites applications for the part-time position of Resident Director for a male residence hall with an anticipated start date of August 2024.  Reporting to the Director of Residence Life, this position plays a crucial role in fostering a positive and supportive living and learning environment for our students. This position involves overseeing daily operations, ensuring the safety and well-being of residents in a male residence hall, and fostering a strong sense of community through engaging programming and initiatives.

This position will provide leadership to a team of Resident Assistants, offering guidance on conflict resolution, crisis intervention, and community-building. Responding to and managing crisis situations, supporting students in navigating challenges, and enforcing university policies are integral aspects of the position. This position also requires living on-campus in a male residence hall, and a typical weekly schedule may vary between 5-10 hours, allowing flexibility to meet the demands of the week.

Application Process: Applicants should submit an employment application, cover letter, resume/curricular vitae, and statement of interest via email to Chase McGlamery, Director of Residence Life at crmcglamery@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.

Textbook Manager

The Campus Bookstore at Milligan University invites applications for the part-time position of Bookstore Textbook Managerwith an anticipated start date of 02/26/2024.  This position is an hourly, non-exempt position.  Reporting to the Bookstore Manager, this position manages all aspects of textbook ordering, receiving, returning, and software management for the bookstore.

Successful candidates should have a high school diploma or equivalent. Knowledge of or ability to learn textbook management, point-of-sale, and Microsoft Office software programs. Ability to multitask, verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, and organization are essential. 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 require lifting (up to 50 lbs) and the ability to climb a ladder.

Application Process: Applicants should submit an employment application, cover letter, resume/curricular vitae via email to the campus bookstore manager at jpresnell@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.


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.