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  • Faculty and Staff Positions

    As Lee University continues to grow and expand, we are always looking for talented and qualified persons to help fill our ranks. New faculty positions are always opening as our various academic departments expand and grow to fill the educational needs of our students. With our increase in student population, the work load for our administrative and support staff is ever increasing. We are always looking for forward thinking individuals to come in and make this the best university possible. Lee University is currently looking for qualified persons to fill the positions listed below.

    Faculty Positions

    Lee University seeks to employ outstanding Christian professionals who share the vision of preparing young men and women for Christian living in the 21st Century. All faculty positions are tenure-track appointments, and candidates must be committed Christians.
    Applicants should submit a letter of application, vitae, three letters of reference and student evaluations (if applicable) to the designated chairperson prior to March 15. Each department chairperson's email address is listed for more information.
    Applications are invited for the faculty positions listed above. Select the position for more details.

    Assistant Professor of Piano (Pedagogy / Collaborative Piano)

    Description:
    The Lee University School of Music invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the Department of Musicianship Studies. We seek a teaching performer who is committed to liberal arts education in a Christian environment.

    An earned doctorate in music with a specialization is piano pedagogy or collaborative piano is preferred. Priority will be given to applicants with advanced training and teaching experience in music history. In addition to performing and teaching, the position includes administrative responsibilities in secondary and collaborative piano.

    Lee University is a Christian liberal arts institution with approximately 4,900 students. The School of Music, a fully accredited member of NASM, serves some 300 majors. For more information, visitwww.music.leeuniversity.edu.

    Deadline for applications is December 1, 2013

    Status:
    Full-time, tenure track

    Contact Procedure:
    Applicants should be committed Christians who are in philosophical agreement with the mission of a Christian liberal arts university.

    A current curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, a sample of recent, scholarly work or performances, and a statement of personal faith, should be sent via email to Dr. Phillip Thomas (pthomas@leeuniversity.edu) Chair, Department of Musicianship Studies, Lee University, PO Box 3450 Cleveland, TN 37312-3450.

    Contact: Dr. Phillip Thomas pthomas@leeuniversity.edu 423-614-8264

    Start Date: August 1, 2014

    Number of Positions: 1

    Assistant Professor of Music (Theory / Trumpet / Clarinet)

    Description:
    The Lee University School of Music invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the Department of Musicianship Studies. We seek a dynamic studio and classroom teacher who is committed to liberal arts education in a Christian environment.

    An earned doctorate in music is preferred; candidates who hold either the Ph.D. in Music Theory or the D.M.A. in instrumental performance would be best suited. Priority will be given to applicants with advanced training and expertise in trumpet or clarinet, whose experience includes successful K-12 teaching. The position includes teaching in the areas of music theory and studio teaching, along with administrative and/or teaching of techniques courses for students in Music Education.

    Lee University is a Christian liberal arts institution with approximately 4,900 students. The School of Music, a fully accredited member of NASM, serves some 300 majors. For more information, visit www.music.leeuniversity.edu.

    Deadline for applications is December 1, 2013

    Status:
    Full-time, tenure track

    Contact Procedure:
    Applicants should be committed Christians who are in philosophical agreement with the mission of a Christian liberal arts university.

    A current curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, a sample of recent, scholarly work or performances, and a statement of personal faith, should be sent via email to Dr. Phillip Thomas (pthomas@leeuniversity.edu) Chair, Department of Musicianship Studies, Lee University, PO Box 3450 Cleveland, TN 37312-3450.

    Contact: Dr. Phillip Thomas pthomas@leeuniversity.edu 423-614-8264

    Start Date: August 1, 2014

    Number of Positions: 1

    Theatre Light Design Faculty

    Position Description

    Lee University, Cleveland, TN, seeks a new theatre faculty member in theatrical lighting design (rank commensurate with degree and experience) with documented experience in teaching and designing lights at the professional or college level. Experience in computer aided design (Vectorworks) and other relevant technologies required. The ideal candidate would also have a secondary area of design. The candidate will design lights for shows in the Lee University Theatre season and other duties including mentor student designers, coordinate guest designers, and teach 6 hours of coursework per semester. Possible classes include: Light Design, Costume and Makeup Design, advanced design coursework, Computer Assisted Design, Theatre in Culture, Dramatic Literature and History and other options. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual that desires to work in a collaborative atmosphere and growing program.

    Qualifications

    MFA in Theatrical Design or Lighting Design preferred. MA in theatre and professional design experience also accepted.

    The application is available on the Lee University website here. Send letter of application, vita, three letters of recommendation, transcripts, a personal statement of Christian faith, and a statement describing the integration of Christian faith and learning to Dr. Joel Kailing, Chair, Department of Communication Arts, Lee University, P.O. Box 3450, Cleveland, TN 37320-3450 or jkailing@leeuniversity.edu.

    Assistant Professor of Accounting

    Position Description

    The Department of Business at Lee University seeks a full-time Accounting faculty member. The person should have a Ph.D. in Accounting or a closely related field with expertise in accounting. College teaching experience is preferred. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor will begin August 2014.

    Duties

    Duties will include teaching courses in the a full range of accounting courses including but not limited to principles, intermediate, taxation, and auditing. Undergraduate student-faculty research mentoring, experiential learning opportunities or other scholarship involvement is expected. Advising students as assigned, university and community service, reporting to Department Chair and working cooperatively with departmental faculty in complementing current departmental strengths are corollary responsibilities.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications include Christian commitment and Community Covenant lifestyle agreement; Ph.D. (preferred) in appropriate field; demonstrated college teaching ability; ability to integrate Christian faith into course lectures; business experience preferred, but not required.

    To help us evaluate your potential role as a member of our university, please include a completed application form, statement of Christian faith regarding your religious conversion and your Christian commitment, and statement concerning how you will integrate faith into your subject matter. Submit the above information, along with all transcripts, three letters of reference and student evaluations (if applicable), to Dr. Dewayne Thompson, Chairperson, Department of Business, Lee University, 1120 North Ocoee Street, Cleveland, TN 37311. The Faculty Employment Application is available at: http://leeuniversity.edu/human-resources/faculty-staff-positions.aspx  

    Contact Information

    Dr. Dewayne Thompson
    Department Chair
    Business
    Lee University
    1120 North Ocoee St.
    Cleveland, TN 37311
    Phone: (423)614-8160
    Fax: (423)614-8173
    dthompson@leeuniversity.edu

    Assistant Professor of Public Relations or Lecturer in Public Relations

    Position Description

    Lee University is seeking an Assistant Professor or Lecturer in Public Relations. Located in Cleveland, Tenn., Lee is the second largest private university in the state. The public relations program is one of only approximately 40 universities worldwide awarded the Certification In Education for Public Relations (CEPR) designation in recognition of its outstanding undergraduate public relations program. Public relations student teams have placed 4th nationally along with 3 Honorable Mentions in the prestigious Bateman Campaign national competition sponsored by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). There are approximately 115 public relations majors and minors and it is one of the fastest growing majors in the Communication Arts Departments. In the fall of 2014, the Communication Arts Department will move into its new 45,000 square foot facility consisting of state-of-the-art technology, meeting rooms, active learning classrooms and presentation rooms.

    Duties

    Candidates seeking this position will teach public relations courses, co-advise the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter, coach the yearly PRSA Bateman Team and advise public relations students.

    Qualifications

    Candidates for Assistant Professor should hold a Ph.D. in communication, public relations, or a related field and have at least five years of professional experience in public relations. Candidates for Lecturer should hold a Master’s degree in communication or public relations and have at least five years of professional experience in public relations.

    Send letter of application, vita, three letters of recommendation, transcripts, a personal statement of Christian faith, and a statement describing the integration of Christian faith and learning: Dr. Joel Kailing, Chair, Department of Communication Arts, Lee University, P.O. Box 3450, Cleveland, TN 37320-3450 or jkailing@leeuniversity.edu. http://leeuniversity.edu/human-resources/faculty-staff-positions.aspx
    Application deadline is March 10, 2014.  


    Contact Information

    Dr. Joel Kailing
    Department Chair
    Department of Communication Arts
    Lee University
    1120 North Ocoee St.
    Cleveland, TN 37311

    jkailing@leeuniversity.edu  

    Assistant Professor of Voice

    Position Description

    The Lee University School of Music invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in the department of Performance Studies, starting August 2014. We seek a dynamic studio teacher, preferably soprano or bass, who is committed to liberal arts education in a Christian environment.

    Responsibilities

    Teach applied voice and conduct a weekly voice seminar. Recruit high-quality students regionally, nationally, and internationally. Maintain an active professional profile. Advise students on curricular and professional issues. Work effectively with faculty colleagues and administration in service to satisfy the mission of the school and to advance the national prominence of Lee University and the School of Music. Other duties may be assigned according to the school’s needs and the candidate’s strengths.

    Qualifications

    An earned doctorate in music with an emphasis in vocal performance and/or vocal pedagogy with demonstrated success in university teaching is preferred. Experience both in teaching and performance is essential.

    Status

    Full-time / Tenure track

    Application Process

    A current curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, a sample of recent performances (DVDs, web links, recordings, etc.,) and a statement of personal faith, should be sent via email to: Dr. Andrea Dismukes, adismukes@leeuniversity.edu, Chair, Department of Performance Studies, Lee University School of Music, P.O. Box 3450, Cleveland, TN 37320-3450.

    Applications accepted until position is filled. Priority consideration for applications received before March 15. Review of applications will begin immediately.

    Start Date

    August 1, 2014

    General Information

    Lee University is a Christian liberal arts institution in Cleveland, Tennessee, with approximately 5,000 students. The School of Music holds full membership in NASM and has more than 300 music majors. For more information, visit www.music.leeuniversity.edu.


    Staff Positions

    Network Analyst

    Purpose of Job

    The Network Analyst is under the direct supervision of the Director of IT Operations. The Network Analyst is responsible for the overall operation and performance of the network and network services.

    Job Requirements

    • Work outside the normal business hours as the position demands
    • Able to participate as a team member to the accomplishment of organizational goals
    • Understand and execute IT guidelines and policies
    • Organize and manage complex tasks
    • Able to communicate at various levels in appropriate vocabulary the various activities within the scope of the job

    Qualifications

    A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience in Information Systems is preferred; an Associate’s Degree is required. The Network Analyst must have a general knowledge of workstation support, enterprise LAN and WLAN configurations, and VoIP. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must. The Network Analyst must maintain a positive attitude in a high-pressure environment. CCNA, Network+, or other industry certifications are preferred.

    Essential Functions

    1. Installs, configures, operates and tests approved network software and hardware configurations.
    2. Performs approved preventive network hardware and software maintenance.
    3. Maintains current and accurate documentation of existing and future network infrastructure.
    4. Assists in the design and implementation of network projects.
    5. May oversee work and performance of subcontractors.
    6. Maintains a broad knowledge of state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems.
    7. Manages all network communications equipment.
    8. Administer Mitel VoIP phone system and handsets.
    9. Manage and troubleshoot WLAN components.
    10. Installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of network cabling.
    11. Is responsible for completing work orders that reach an escalated level.
    12. Completes other directives as assigned by the Director of IT Operations.

    Application Process

    Please submit resumes and employment applications to Luke McCay, Lee University, Office of Information Technology Operations, lmcay@leeuniversity.edu  

    Application deadline will be March 20, 2014

    Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of University Relations

    Purpose of Job

    The Assistant to the Vice President for University Relations (VP) provides professional and administrative support for the VP and the Office of University Relations. The Office of University Relations is comprised of Public Information, Alumni Relations, Community Relations, University Events, Publications, and Church Relations. The position requires an individual with a high level of initiative, exceptional organization and communication skills and ability to adapt to a dynamic and fast paced environment. The position provides the opportunity to manage projects, lead special assignments and continue building the infrastructure of a growing advancement unit. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to problem solve and work independently in a team-oriented environment.

    Responsibilities

    • Serve as a member of the University Relations leadership team and a central source of communication to VP direct reports and staff, as well as internal and external constituents.
    • Provide administrative support for University Relations including but not limited to executive communications, scheduling, travel, meeting coordination and event planning.
    • Research and analyze information and assist the VP in preparing reports, presentations, publications and supporting advancement materials.
    • Provide support in managing relationships with donors, including the identification, qualification, cultivation, and solicitation of important alumnae and friends of the university.
    • Track, monitor and follow the progress of projects, action items, and strategies that emanate from the VP.
    • Coordinate with direct reports on report/project requirements and deadlines.
    • Manage sector budget and budget-related transactions including purchases, supplies, check requisitions and expense reimbursements. Ensure accurate reconciliation and completeness of supporting documentation.
    • Serve as a steward of confidential information and act as a trustworthy liaison between the VP and internal and external stakeholders.
    • Create work flow systems that provide streamlined efficiency and fundraising effectiveness across the institution.
    • Communicate effectively with internal administrative and academic offices and external community so that strong working relationships are built and maintained.
    • Provide support for new hires including paperwork, securing office space, equipment configuration and security access.
    • Perform related duties as assigned.

    Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
    • Minimum of five (5) years of experience required
    • Proficient in a variety of Windows-based computer programs including MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Ability to learn college operational and financial systems
    • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to promote process improvements to create institutional efficiencies and ability to scale
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with constituents at all levels
    • Ability to independently manage multiple and competing priorities while meeting deadlines

    Application Process

    Please submit resumes and/or completed employment applications to
    Carolyn Carroll
    Lee University, Office of University Relations
    P. O. Box 3450
    1120 N Ocoee St
    Cleveland, TN 37320-3450

    or

    ccarroll@leeuniversity.edu  

    Student Employment Externship

    Purpose of Job

    The Student Employment Extern will provide services to students seeking employment through the Student Employment Office. This extern will report directly to the Director of Human Resources and will direct the work and oversight of two student employees. This employee will gain knowledge relating to employment laws and requirements to be sure all employment documents and recruiting and job postings are processed in accordance with best practices and the Department of Labor mandates.

    Education and Work Experience

    Must be a student seeking a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at Lee University and have past experience in a business environment which includes customer service skills.

    Skill Requirements

    • Able to carry out reasonable instructions provided by Director of Human Resources.
    • Ability to greet all visitors whether student, employees, or outside constituents in a pleasant and professional manner.
    • Effective communication skills which includes accuracy in information given to all in a timely manner whether by email, phone or in person.
    • Maintain appropriate relationships with others in a courteous and professional manner.
    • Operate as a team player in a fast-paced environment.
    • Organizational skills that allow for multi-tasking and problem solving while being detail oriented.
    • Understand and be able to operate in database entry and management.
    • Ability to operate a variety of basic computer programs and online reporting tools.
    • Must be punctual and provide a schedule of hours available to work at the beginning of each semester.
    • Always arrive ready to complete tasks and dress in a professional manner.
     

    Public Services Assistant / Evening and Weekend Supervisor

    Purpose Of Job

    Under the general supervision of the Librarian for Public Service, the Public Services Assistant / Evening and Weekend Supervisor provides assistance to the administration, faculty, staff and students of Lee University and the Pentecostal Theological Seminary to maximize the productive use of information resources for study, learning, research and pleasure. This position is a full-time, twelve (12) month position, and the Public Services Assistant / Evening and Weekend Supervisor must be willing to work other assigned shifts and special events (as needed).

    Education and Work Experience

    Required:

    • Must be at least 18 years of age
    • High School Diploma
    • Two (2) years experience working in a library setting or any equivalent combination of experience and education which provides required knowledge, skills, and abilities

    Preferred:

    • Previous supervisory experience
    • Bachelors degree from an accredited academic institution and ability to conduct research
    • Knowledge of Library of Congress classification system

    Skills

    • Excellent customer service, communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and problem solving skills
    • Ability to work independently under minimum supervision in accordance with established procedures, but function as part of a team
    • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of computers, data processing software, email programs, spreadsheet design, and telephones
    • Excellent working knowledge of research techniques/methods, including various documentation styles (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.)
    • Ability to supervise the Circulation Area of the library and its accompanying responsibilities (i.e., check-in and check-out of materials, scheduling and supervising student assistants, etc.)
    • Working knowledge of Library of Congress classification system
    • Ability to learn thoroughly the physical layout of the library and direct patrons to the requested/needed area of the facility
    • Ability to operate basic office equipment (copier, printer, etc.) and the ability to assist others in using the equipment as necessary
    • Thorough familiarity with library website and its contents
    • Considerable ability to pay attention to detail
    • Knowledge of paraprofessional library principles, methods, techniques and procedures (including the ability to maintain confidentiality regarding library patron records and other classified information)
    • Ability to exercise sound judgment and remain calm in difficult situations
    • Willing to present a professional image and work ethic
    • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks
    • Strong organizational and decision making skills
    • Ability to supervise student assistants

    Essential Functions

    The specific job functions of this position may include but are not limited to the following:

    • Answer reference questions in person, by telephone, by email or by instant messenger
    • Assist patrons in identifying, focusing and stating their needed research needs
    • Assist patrons in identifying, locating and accessing desired library materials
    • Instruct patrons in the use of catalogs, databases and other print and electronic resources
    • Assist patrons in requesting interlibrary loan materials
    • Assist patrons in using computers and software systems available in the library and refers to the university’s IT Help Desk as needed
    • Provide patrons with directions within the library and on campus
    • Answer telephones and provides routine information or refers and transfers calls
    • In the absence of the Circulation Coordinator, oversees the full range of circulation desk procedures using an automated circulation system and supervises student assistants
    • Open and lock library building as needed for opening/closing and make sure building is secure, including securing library keys and money at closing
    • Participate as part of a team providing library instruction in a classroom setting
    • Train new student assistants
    • Supervise and record activities of student assistants during designated shifts
    • Supervise and record activities of the Building Preservation Assistant, who is responsible for the basic maintenance and monitoring of the library building during their designated shift
    • Respond to emergency situations with calmness while exercising sound judgment
    • Report concerns/problems to the Public Services Librarian and/or Library Director and respective departments (as needed)
    • Enforce library policies and procedures in the absence of other library personnel during the evening shift
    • Prepare End of Day report at closing
    • Assist with special projects
    • Perform other services and duties as assigned

    Application Process

    Please submit resumes or completed employment applications to Dr. Louis Morgan, Director of Squires Library, Lee University, P. O. Box 3450, Cleveland, TN 37320-3450 or by email to lmorgan@leeuniversity.edu



    If you are interested in any of the job opportunities listed above, please feel free to submit an Employment Application. Please send resumes and applications to Ann McElrath amcelrath@leeuniversity.edu in the Human Resources Office.