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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 below. Select the position for more details.

    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 Nursing

    Position Description

    Lee University has begun a new Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing program (including a RN/BSN Completion Track) and invites applications for three full-time Nursing faculty members. The preferred candidates will have a Doctorate in Nursing (PhD or DNP; A.B.D. considered). Candidates with a MSN will be considered. College teaching experience is strongly preferred. Men and minorities are encouraged to apply. The tenure track position for candidates with a Doctorate will begin August 2015 at the level of Assistant Professor. Candidates with a MSN will begin at the position of Lecturer in August 2015.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications include Christian commitment; preferred Doctorate in nursing (PhD, DNP) or related field (MSN required if doctorate not in nursing); demonstrated college teaching ability; scholarship endeavors; ability to integrate Christian faith into teaching- learning experiences; possession of/eligible for an unencumbered Tennessee Nursing License. The license must be obtained by start date. Individuals with educational preparation and teaching/practice experiences in the following areas are encouraged to apply: community/public health, medical-surgical, and psychiatric/mental health nursing. Recent teaching, clinical experience, online teaching, and research experience desirable. Applicants must be physically able to perform all duties required of an instructor in various clinical settings.

    Duties

    Duties will include teaching courses in nursing (didactic, laboratory, clinical), scholarship involvement; advising students as assigned; service at the school, university, community and professional levels; and working cooperatively with faculty and staff across the campus.

    To help us evaluate your potential role as a member of our university, please include a completed application form, statement of personal Christian faith and commitment, including how you will integrate faith into your teaching-learning experiences. Submit the above information, along with all transcripts, three letters of reference and student evaluations (if applicable), to Dr. Sara L. Campbell, Dean, Lee University School of Nursing, P.O. Box 3450, Cleveland, TN 37320-3450. The Faculty Employment Application is available here  
    Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

    Contact Information

    Dr. Sara L. Campbell
    Dean of the School of Nursing
    Lee University
    1120 North Ocoee St. Cleveland, TN 37311
    Phone: (423)614-8526
    Fax: (423)614-8377
    scampbell@leeuniversity.edu
     

    Faculty in Health Sciences/ Biology

    Position Description

    The Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Lee University invites applications for a full-time position in Health Sciences/Biology to begin August 2015. We are seeking qualified candidates who show strong promise of excellence in college-level teaching with preference given to those who have a proven record of teaching excellence. Candidates holding the Ph.D. in a health Science or biology field in the specific areas of microbiology or anatomy and physiology will be considered for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates with a master’s in these areas and a proven record of college-level teaching will also be considered. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Duties

    Duties will include teaching courses in the biology and health science core primarily in the area of either microbiology or human anatomy and physiology. Additional teaching would include courses to support both pre-medical (Biology) and Health Sciences (Pre-Nursing, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Physician’s Assistant) students which will be based on the candidates expertise; undergraduate student-faculty mentoring 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.

    Required Qualifications

    • Christian commitment and Community Covenant lifestyle agreement;
    • appropriate degree;
    • demonstrated college teaching ability;
    • ability to develop and mentor students in original research;
    • ability to integrate Christian faith into course lectures;
    • post-doctoral experience preferred, but not required

    To help us evaluate your potential role as a member of our university, please include a completed application form (available under the “Faculty Employment Application” link), a 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. Paul DeLaLuz, at the address below.

    Dr. Paul J. DeLaLuz
    Department Chair
    Dept. of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
    Lee University
    1120 North Ocoee St.
    Cleveland, TN 37311
    Phone: (423)614-8275
    Fax: (423)614-8295
    pdelaluz@leeuniversity.edu  

    Faculty in Mathematics

    Position Description

    The Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Lee University invites applications for a full-time position in mathematics to begin August 2015. We are seeking qualified candidates who show strong promise of excellence in college-level teaching with preference given to those who have a proven record of teaching excellence. Candidates holding the Ph.D. in either mathematics or mathematics education will be considered for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates with a master’s in either mathematics or mathematics education and a proven record of college-level teaching will also be considered. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Duties

    Duties will include teaching a majority of courses in our core mathematics including statistics, contemporary math, algebra; and occasional upper-level courses in one’s specialty; undergraduate student-faculty mentoring 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.

    Required Qualifications

    • Christian commitment and Community Covenant lifestyle agreement;
    • appropriate degree;
    • demonstrated college teaching ability;
    • ability to develop and mentor students in original research;
    • ability to integrate Christian faith into course lectures;
    • post-doctoral experience preferred, but not required

    To help us evaluate your potential role as a member of our university, please include a completed application form (available under the “Faculty Employment Application” link), a 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. Paul DeLaLuz, at the address below.

    Dr. Paul J. DeLaLuz
    Department Chair
    Dept. of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
    Lee University
    1120 North Ocoee St.
    Cleveland, TN 37311
    Phone: (423)614-8275
    Fax: (423)614-8295
    pdelaluz@leeuniversity.edu  


    Staff Positions

    Campus Safety Officer Third Shift (11pm to 7am)

    Purpose of Job

    Under the general supervision of the Director of Campus Safety, the Campus Safety Officer provides security and promotes safety for the community and property of the institution. Officers are expected to consistently and professionally serve the students, faculty, staff, and visitors of Lee University. This is a full-time, twelve (12) month position on third shift (11pm-7am);however, the incumbent must be willing to work other assigned shifts, special events, and overtime as needed, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

    Education/ Work Experience

    • High School Diploma
    • Valid Driver's License

    Skill Requirements

    • 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.
    • General knowledge of computers, data processing software, email programs, telephones, and a two-way radio system.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding student, staff, and faculty records and other classified information.
    • Willing to present a professional image and work ethic.
    • Ability to exercise sound judgment and remain calm in difficult situations.

    Essential Function

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

    • Conduct foot and vehicle patrols of campus and perimeter (e.g. grounds, buildings, adjacent areas, parking lots, etc.) for the purpose of providing visibility, maintaining security, and deterring crime.
    • Enforce campus policies and procedures.
    • Investigate potential crimes and/or student related incidents for the purpose of resolving conflicts and/or pursuing further action.
    • Maintain security of all buildings through patrols and regular inspections.
    • Respond appropriately to routine and emergency calls for service.
    • Provide security escorts for students, staff, and faculty to and from campus buildings.
    • Prepare documentation (e.g. incident and activity reports, parking permits, parking tickets, identification cards, etc.) as assigned.
    • Respond to emergency situations for the purpose of addressing immediate safety concerns.
    • Issue parking tickets.
    • Provide traffic direction and parking assistance during special events.
    • Maintain good working relationships with local law enforcement and emergency management agencies.
    • Operate department vehicles for the purpose of patrolling, transporting passengers, and other duties necessary for fulfilling the required service.
    • Obey all local, state, and federal traffic laws and regulations in the operation of department vehicles.
    • Regularly inspect department vehicles for the purpose of maintaining safe operating conditions and identifying potential problems.
    • Secure and open campus buildings/rooms as scheduled.
    • Assist with conducting fire drills.
    • Perform other services and duties as assigned.

    Please submit resumes and/or completed employment applications to
    Matthew Brinkman,
    Director of Campus Safety,
    mbrinkman@leeuniversity.edu.  

     

    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  

     

    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.