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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

Assistant Athletic Trainer

The Sports Medicine Department at Milligan University invites applications for a full-time Assistant Athletic Trainer with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024. Reporting to the Head Athletic Trainer, this position requires a skilled allied health professional that specializes in education, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries. This position effectively interacts with patients, physicians, and other healthcare providers while maintaining the standards of care and code of ethics as detailed by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA). 

The 10-month position (salary provided over a 12-month pay period) provides medical coverage and injury evaluation with multiple NAIA intercollegiate sports programs for home competitions, practices, and local tournaments with a teamwork approach. This position provides injury prevention, evaluation, management, treatment of athletic injuries, as well as short-term and long-term rehabilitation of athletic injuries.

Qualifications: Successful candidates must possess a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in the field of Athletic Trainer from an accredited CAATE program, First Aid/APR/AED certification, Tennessee licensure and/or eligibility to apply, BOC certification, and a minimum of 1-year collegiate experience preferred but not required. The successful candidate must communicate effectively with all types of individuals and establish and maintain a strong working relationship with allied health care professionals, students, parents, faculty, staff, and other university personnel. Administrative and organizational skills are also required to manage daily office responsibilities that can include COVID–19 related tasks, pre-participation physicals, and medical record keeping. Some travel may be required for coverage at AAC tournaments and/or NAIA championships. 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 a resume and three professional references via email to Head Athletic Trainer, Burena Edens at BJEdens@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. You can find more details on the position on our job posting on the National Athletic Trainers’ Association career portal.

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.

Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

The Athletic Department at Milligan University invites applications for the full-time position of Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach with an anticipated start date of early August.  Reporting to the Head Women’s Basketball Coach, this position will involve coaching both Varsity and JV basketball teams, recruiting, assisting with organization of the program, and developing players both in the sport and in their personal development as student-athletes.

Successful candidates should have a bachelors degree (masters degree preferred), have 3+ years of coaching experience, and experience working at the collegiate level. This candidate should also be organized, maintain an extensive knowledge of the game of basketball, display the ability to teach the game and recruit, and possess strong interpersonal communication 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 coaching and traveling with Varsity and JV teams, 6 practices/games per week, recruiting responsibilities during the school year and off season, summer camp management, assistance with fundraising/marketing of the program, etc.

Application Process: Applicants should submit an employment application, cover letter, resume/curricular vitae, and a statement of faith via email to Kylie Greer, Head Women’s Basketball Coach at krgreer@milligan.edu. Review of applications will begin June 5th and will continue until the position is filled or July 1st.  Questions about the position or application may be directed via email to the email address above.

Business Office Manager

The Business Office at Milligan University invites applications for the full-time position of Business Office Manager with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024.  Reporting to the Sr. Vice President for Business & Finance, this position provides executive level administrative and clerical support to the Sr. Vice President for Business & Finance and supports other important functions of the Business Office. 

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Serving as the receptionist for the Vice President’s office, greeting visitors, handling all in-person, telephone, and email inquiries, scheduling meetings, making travel arrangements and processing other correspondence, as needed.
  • Preparing various daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports (e.g., budget to actual reports, department expense reports, cash and deposits worksheets).
  • Supporting several major functions of the Business Office, including, but not limited to preparing daily deposits of all cash/checks received, securing and managing university credit cards, making journal entries to the general ledger, account reconciliation, maintaining annuity payments, and tracking charitable trust accounts.
  • Willingness to apply and hold TN Notary Public certification.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Vice President

Successful candidates should have an associate’s degree or five years of related business experience. Candidates should also possess: (1) basic accounting and bookkeeping skills, (2) competency and proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office suite, especially Word and Excel, (3) excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, (4) excellent organizational skills to implement and coordinate efficient and effective office procedures, and (5) the ability to multi-task and be flexible in a fast-paced office environment.  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 at a computer/desk during normal business hours. Essential physical requirements include the ability to ascend/descend stairs, and the person in this position needs to move about inside the office and throughout campus to access files, attend meetings, use office machinery, etc. 

Application Process: Applicants should submit an employment application, cover letter, and resume via email to HumanResources@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.

Interim Director of Campus Activities

The Office of Student Development at Milligan University invites applications for the full-time position of Interim Director of Campus Activities with an anticipated start date of July 15. Reporting to the Vice President of Student Development, this position oversees the management of the student activities calendar to include, daytime, evening and special events, budget and vendor oversight, and event planning consultation and content expertise. In addition, this position serves as the primary advisor for the campus activities board (CAB). 

The Interim Director of Campus Activities is responsible for leading robust campus programs by providing and overseeing opportunities for students. The Director is knowledgeable about today’s students, and facilitates meaningful avenues for involvement, engagement, and transformation that are demonstrated by vibrant campus programming. The Director not only serves as a point of information for students, but also partners with faculty to help students adjust, learn, and thrive in an educational environment. The Director works under the guidance of the Vice President of Student Development and works closely with the rest of the student development team in shaping the Milligan University culture through the management and oversight of campus clubs and organizations.

Successful candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in a student development related field.  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: the ability to work well with a diverse population of students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff, and be enthusiastic about working in a team-oriented environment. Knowledge of higher education, student life, and ability to train staff in multicultural student development models. Excellent communication skills required (ability to clearly express ideas and concepts orally and in writing). Supervise student leaders or student volunteer positions. Provide oversight in the planning and execution of regular student activities on campus, thus creating an atmosphere and spirit of campus engagement. Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed. Adhere to guidelines in the University Personnel & Safety Handbooks and departmental policies. Completes special projects as needed or assigned.

Application Process: Applicants should submit an employment application, cover letter, resume/curricular vitae, and statement of interest via email to Chase McGlamery, Director of Student Success and Disability Services 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.

Resident Director

The Office of Residence Life at Milligan University invites applications for the part-time position of Resident Director for a female residence hallwith 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 female 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 female 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.

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.