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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 Occupational Therapy

The Department of Occupational Therapy at Milligan University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy. This position is a full-time, nine-month (paid over 12 months), tenure track faculty position with an anticipated start of August 2023. Milligan’s accredited Master of Science in OT program includes a team of faculty who focus on hands-on teaching and community-based service-learning experiences.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will be an occupational therapist with expertise in kinesiology and physical rehabilitation as well as a minimum of five years of clinical experience. Preferred applicants will have a post-professional doctoral degree (e.g., clinical or research). Teaching experience in an academic setting or supervising Level II Fieldwork students is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will be initially certified by NBCOT and hold a license to practice as an occupational therapist or be eligible for licensure as an occupational therapist in Tennessee. 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 letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and written response to the University mission statement to otfacultysearch@milligan.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Staff

Assistant Bowling Coach

The Athletics Department at Milligan University invites applications for the full-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 , 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).

Qualifications: 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 two 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.

Student Success Librarian

Milligan University Libraries invites applications for a full-time position of Student Success Librarian. This position organizes and promotes library resources and events that support student success. This position collaborates across the university to build relationships and to engage in initiatives that connect students to library resources and services. The position assists the director of libraries with data collection and assessment. In addition, the position manages the hiring and supervising of student workers assistants at the seminary library. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2023.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will have an MLS/MLIS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Previous administrative and supervisory experience preferred. Successful candidates should demonstrate a strong Christian faith and commitment to Milligan’s mission as a Christian liberal arts university.

Application Process: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, response to the mission statement (describing how the candidate’s personal Christian faith relates to the mission and the position under consideration), and supporting materials, including 3 letters of reference via email to librarysearch@milligan.edu. Review of applications will begin at once and will continue until the position is filled.

Digital Marketing Specialist

The Office of Institutional Advancement at Milligan University invites applications for the full-time position of Digital Marketing Specialist with an immediate start date. Reporting to the Director of Public Relations and Marketing, this position will utilize media and digital tools to drive the university’s digital marketing efforts. The Digital Marketing Specialist will be responsible for creation and implementation of digital strategies and web presence. In addition, special emphasis will be given to the marketing and promotion efforts of Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan. Click here for a complete job description and list of qualifications.    

Successful candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in related field and two to three years graphic and web design 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 work independently and to collaborate in a team-oriented environment.     

Application Process: Applicants should submit an employment application, cover letter, resume, and names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers of three professional references via email to marketing@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.

Director of Admissions

Milligan University invites applications for the full-time position of Director of Admissions with an immediate start date. Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Management, this position provides strategic and operational direction and leadership for a results-oriented undergraduate admission program and staff, including marketing and communication strategies that achieve both the annual and long-range strategic enrollment management goals. Click here for a complete job description and list of qualifications.

Qualifications: Successful candidates should have a bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred, record of successful outcomes in the development and achievement of enrollment goals and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the administration of an admission office, preferably at a Christian liberal arts institution. 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 ability to drive to external recruiting opportunities and events. 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. Application reviews are ongoing. The position will remain open until filled. Finalists may be required to submit official transcripts and are subject to criminal background checks.

Student Financial Services Counselor

The Student Financial Services office at Milligan University invites applications for the full-time position of Student Financial Services Counselor. Reporting to the Director of Financial Aid, this position serves as an advisor to undergraduate and graduate students and families through the process of applying for financial aid. The SFS Counselor must be familiar and comply with all applicable federal, state, and institutional guidelines as they award and communicate financial aid to Milligan University students. 

Successful candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and 1 year of professional work experience. Financial aid office experience preferred. Successful candidates should also have excellent communication skills (written and verbal), have a strong attention to detail, and 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 Milligan’s campus in an office environment. Occasional local travel may be required.

Application Process: Applicants should submit an application for employment, cover letter, and resume via email to Gus Morgan, Director of Financial Aid, at FinancialAidCounselorSearch@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
  • 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.