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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 Personnel Office at 423.461.8712. Please note that Milligan only accepts applications for open positions.

Open Positions

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

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 Computer Science. This is a
nine-month faculty position (paid over 12 months) with an anticipated start in August 2022. Milligan
University offers baccalaureate degrees in computer science and information systems and a master’s
degree in information systems.

The anticipated teaching load includes a wide range of undergraduate courses with an emphasis on
programming logic, various programming languages, cybersecurity, software engineering, systems
analysis and design, and project management, among others. Successful candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence, student mentoring, academic advising at the undergraduate level, and new course development to support the dynamic and growing area. Candidates should have strong communication and interpersonal skills and a commitment to collegiality and teamwork.

Qualifications: Applicants should have an earned doctorate in Computer Science, Information Systems
or a closely related discipline, although candidates who are ABD and nearing completion will also be
considered. 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
computerfacultysearch@milligan.edu: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, contact
information for three professional references, and a response to the Milligan University’s mission
statement. Review of applications will begin at once and will continue until position is filled.

Milligan is an equal opportunity employer and considers applications for all positions without regard to race, color, age, sex, national origin, disability status-if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship-protected veteran status in provision of employment opportunities and benefits pursuant to federal requirements. Visit www.milligan.edu for information about the University, its mission statement, and its commitment to diversity.

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 with expertise in Clinical
Mental Health Counseling. This is a nine-month faculty position (paid over 12 months) with an
anticipated start in August 2022. 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.

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 organized and able to conduct program-level evaluations and make appropriate recommendations for changes as needed. Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from a CACREP-accredited institution. 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.

Milligan is an equal opportunity employer and considers applications for all positions without regard to race, color, age, sex, national origin, disability status-if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship-protected veteran status in provision of employment opportunities and benefits pursuant to federal requirements. Visit www.milligan.edu for information about the University, its mission statement, and its commitment to diversity.

Director of Student Success & Disability Services

The Student Development Office at Milligan University invites applications for the full-time position of Director of Student Success & Disability Services.  Reporting to the Dean of Students this position provides high-touch support for Milligan students and ensures that they are engaged in ways that make the students feel as welcome and supported as possible.  

This work will be guided along these key areas: academic support for students that need assistance, guiding the tutoring program, helping students navigate the academic space through the many choices and decision points, redirecting to other offices when necessary, collaborate with others in the Academic, Student Affairs, Admissions, and Coaching areas both proactive and reactive initiatives, programming, outreach, and events that support specific populations.  This role will also assist students in providing accommodations for disabilities.

Successful candidates should have (1) a Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years’ experience in student services programs, Master’s degree preferred; (2) demonstrated knowledge and experience in managing compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992 and amendments of 2008, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; (3) ability to relate and effectively communicate with students, faculty, staff, parents, and the general public. 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, and resume via email to Dean of Students, Tony Jones, at DisabilityServices@milligan.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Milligan is an equal opportunity employer and considers applications for all positions without regard to race, color, age, sex, national origin, disability status-if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship-protected veteran status in provision of employment opportunities and benefits pursuant to federal requirements. Visit www.milligan.edu for information about the University, its mission statement, and its commitment to diversity.

User Services Librarian

Milligan University invites applications for the full-time position of User Services Librarian. This is a twelve-month position with an anticipated start date of October 4, 2021.

Position is responsible for library promotion, management of circulation/patron and interlibrary loans services (using OCLC WorldShare), training and supervision of student workers, and periodic reference/research assistance. Successful candidate will possess up-to-date library sensibilities, the highest level of customer service, excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

Qualifications: Applicants must have an MLS/MLIS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution and minimum two years of library (preferably academic) experience required. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong Christian faith, commitment to the University’s mission and a lifestyle consistent with the University’s goals.

Application Process: Applicants should submit PDF versions of the following materials to librarysearch@milligan.edu: a letter of application, resume, contact information for three professional references, and a response to Milligan University’s mission statement.  Review of applications will begin at once and will continue until 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. Visit milligan.edu for information about the University and its mission. Visit library.milligan.edu for information on the library.

Adjunct Professor in Spanish

The School of Arts and Humanities at Milligan University invites applications for a part-time Adjunct Professor in Spanish. This is a part-time teaching position for the Fall 2021 semester.  Responsibilities include teaching Elementary and Intermediate Spanish. Both courses will be offered in-person. Additional teaching opportunities may be available with experience and availability.

Qualifications: The position requires that the instructor has a master’s degree, including significant coursework in Spanish. A commitment to integrating faith and learning in a liberal arts environment is essential. Successful candidates should also demonstrate a strong Christian faith, commitment to the University’s mission, and a lifestyle consistent with the University’s goals.

Application Process: Submit a letter of application and a Curriculum Vitae to tedmondson@milligan.edu.  Review of application materials 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. Visit milligan.edu for information about the University and its mission.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

The School of Sciences & Allied Health at Milligan University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position of Assistant Professor of Mathematics. This is a nine-month faculty position (paid over 12 months) with an anticipated start in January 2022 or August 2022.

The anticipated teaching load includes courses in the calculus sequence, a variety of upper-level math courses, and general statistics. In addition to math majors, courses also service engineering, computer science, business, and nursing programs. The new faculty member must be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring of mathematics majors.  Applicants who thrive teaching a variety of courses, relating to students, and are committed to helping the Mathematics program grow will be given priority.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, although candidates who are ABD and nearing completion will also be considered. 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 mathsearch@milligan.edu: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, and a response to Milligan University’s mission statement.  Review of applications will begin at once and will continue until position is filled or August 2022.

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. Visit milligan.edu for information about the University and its mission.

Adjunct Professor in Mathematics

The School of Sciences & Allied Health at Milligan University invites applications for a part-time Adjunct Professor in Mathematics. This is a part-time teaching position for the Fall 2021 semester.  Responsibilities include teaching Introduction to Mathematical Logic and Calculus I. Additional teaching opportunities may be available with experience and availability.

Qualifications: The position requires that the instructor has a master’s degree with 18 graduate-level credit hours in mathematics. A commitment to integrating faith and learning in a liberal arts environment is essential. Successful candidates should also demonstrate a strong Christian faith, commitment to the University’s mission, and a lifestyle consistent with the University’s goals.

Application Process: Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a written response to the University’s mission statement to mathsearch@milligan.edu.  Review of application materials 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. Visit milligan.edu for information about the University and its mission.

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

The School of Business & Technology at Milligan University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position of Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. This is a nine-month faculty position (paid over 12 months) with an anticipated start in August 2021. Candidates will be teaching introductory to advanced undergraduate courses in electrical engineering. A commitment to integrating faith and learning in a liberal arts environment is essential.

Qualifications: By the time of the appointment, the candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or other related engineering fields. Successful candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence, student mentoring at the undergraduate level, and new course development to support the engineering programs. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong Christian faith, commitment to the University mission, and a lifestyle consistent with the University’s goals.  All outstanding candidates, including those with industrial experience, will be considered.

Application Process: Applicants should submit PDF versions of the following materials to engineeringsearch@milligan.edu: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, contact information for three professional references, and a response to Milligan University’s mission statement. Review of applications will begin at once and will continue until 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. Visit milligan.edu for information about the University and its mission.

Assistant Track & Field Coach for Sprint, Hurdle, & Jumping Events

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 Assistant Track and Field Coach for Sprint, Hurdle, and Jumping Events. Reporting to the Head Coach for Track and Field, this position provides support and assistance to the Track and Field program including training and 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 sprint, hurdle, and jumping events (including the pole vault) and strength/conditioning, and a commitment to Milligan’s mission as a Christian liberal arts university. Primary duties and responsibilities will be performed outside on the athletic fields and inside within the athletic complex. Travel is required.

Application Process: Applicants should submit a resume via email to the Head Coach for Track and 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. Visit milligan.edu for information about the University and its 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 a group health insurance plan, a portion of which is funded by the University. New employees have a 30 day open-enrollment period to enroll in health coverage.

Employees will have the option of enrolling in either a Major Medical plan OR a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee (BCBS).


BCBS MAJOR MEDICAL PLAN (CO-PAY PLAN)

In-Network Co-pay for Physician/Specialist Office Visit$25/$45
Prescription Card Co-Pays (generic/preferred/non-preferred, 30-day supply)$15/$50/$70
Prescription Card Co-Pays (generic/preferred/non-preferred, 90-day supply)$45/$150/$210
Prescription Card Co-Pays (specialty drugs)$140
In-Network Single/Family Deductible$2,000/$4,000
In-Network Single/Family Out-of-Pocket Maximum$3,000/$6,000

The University pays a portion of the overall group insurance coverage. The monthly cost to employees for the Major Medical plan, until March 2020, is:

  • Medical Plan Option 2.  $2,000 Copay Plan  Employee Only, $204
  • Medical Plan Option 2.  $2,000 Copay Plan  Family, $536

BCBS HIGH DEDUCTIBLE HEALTH PLAN

In-Network Co-pay for Physician/Specialist Office VisitNo co-pays.
Employee pays expenses up to deductible
Prescription Card Co-PaysNo co-pays.
Employee pays expenses up to deductible
In-Network Single/Family Deductible$3,000/$6,000
In-Network Single/Family Out-of-Pocket Maximum$3,675/$7,350

The University pays a portion of the overall group insurance coverage. The monthly cost to employees for the High Deductible Health Plan, until March 2020, is:

  • Medical Plan Option 1. $3,000 HDHP/HSA Employee Only, $112
  • Medical Plan Option 1. $3,000 HDHP/HSA Family, $328

Employees participating in the high deductible health insurance plan are eligible to contribute to a health savings account. The University is partnering with HSA Bank to administer this service. Annual contribution limits are determined by the IRS.


Vision Insurance

  • In-network co-pay for comprehensive eye exam – $10
  • *Frame allowance – $100
  • *Contact lens allowance – $100

*Co-payments apply to visits for contact lens fit and follow-up as well as for various lens options for glasses.

The University pays a portion of the vision coverage. The monthly cost to employees, until March 2018, is:

  • Employee only – $2.00
  • Employee plus spouse – $4.00
  • Employee plus child (ren) – $4.00
  • Family – $6.00

Long Term Disability

The University provides long-term disability coverage to each full-time employee. This coverage has a 90 day elimination period and provides a disability benefit of 60% of pre-disability earnings.

Life Insurance

The University provides $20,000 of life insurance coverage to each full-time employee. There is also an option to purchase additional voluntary coverage.

Pension Plan

Employees may join retirement (403b) plans with either TIAA CREF or PFCC (Pension Fund of the Christian Church) at any time. Premiums for pension plans are paid through payroll deduction and may be sheltered from federal tax. The University matches contributions at up to 7% of pay for faculty and staff members working more than 1,000 hours a year (excludes students and adjunct faculty).

Tax-Sheltered Benefits

During spring enrollment for the University’s Section 125(d) (Cafeteria Plan) employees may elect several tax-sheltered options for payroll deduction, including Medical Savings and Dependent Care accounts. Health insurance and dental premiums may be tax-sheltered under Section 125 for new employees in advance of the annual enrollment

On-Campus Dining

Faculty and Staff may dine in the University cafeteria at reduced rates.

The following information applies for Administrative/Staff Employees: 


 Holidays

The University observes the following paid holidays:

  • New Years 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.

Vacation

Vacation time is accrued at the following rates:

Exempt (salaried) EmployeesNon-Exempt (hourly) Employees
10 days after 1 year10 days after 1 year
15 days after 2 years15 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.