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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 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  

    Assistant Professor of Nursing/Administrative Role

    Position Description

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

    Duties

    Duties will include the following; faculty development, and evaluation; assist with curricular development of concepts and syllabi, policies and procedures, and new clinical sites; manage course/clinical/lab scheduling, oversee standardized testing process, monitor student requirements for clinical practice, oversee laboratory/simulation development, engage in student recruitment, and maintain a 50% teaching workload. Additional university requirements include scholarship involvement; advising students, service at the department, university, community and professional levels and working cooperatively with faculty and staff across the campus.

    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. Recent teaching required. Recent clinical experience, online teaching, and research experience highly desirable. Applicants must be physically able to perform all duties required of an instructor in various clinical settings.

    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 of the School of Nursing
    Lee University
    1120 North Ocoee St.
    Cleveland, TN 37311
    Phone: (423)614-8280
    Fax: (423)614-8295
    scampbell@leeuniversity.edu

    Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

    Assistant Professor of Accounting

    Job 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. The tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor will begin August 2015.

    Duties

    Duties will include teaching courses in 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 St. Cleveland, TN 37311

    Assistant Professor of Music and Worship

    Job Description

    The Lee University School of Music invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the Department of Musicianship Studies, starting August 2015. We seek a dynamic classroom teacher who is committed to mentoring students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

    Qualifications

    Preference will be given to applicants with an earned doctorate in church or worship music, though applicants with degrees in other areas will be considered. The successful candidate will demonstrate understanding of the practices of traditional and contemporary worship and a cognate in one of the following areas: an applied area that complements the current faculty, music technology, instrumental music education, or music history. Besides classroom teaching, the position includes service to students, the university, the community, and the profession. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Salary and rank are based on qualifications and experience.

    Contact Information

    Lee University is a Christian liberal arts institution with approximately 5,000 students. The School of Music, a fully accredited member of NASM, serves some 300 majors enrolled in graduate and undergraduate curricula. For more information, visit http://leeuniversity.edu/academics/music/

    Applicants should forward a letter of intent, current curriculum vita, a statement of personal faith, and contact information for three references via email to Dr. Phillip Thomas pthomas@leeuniversity.edu , Chair, Department of Musicianship Studies. Review of applications will begin February 2, 2015.


    Staff Positions

    Secretary to the Director of Alumni Relations

    Job Description

    The Alumni Relations Secretary will have full knowledge of and abide by the provisions detailed in this job description as well as all written (staff handbook) or verbal policies, procedures, and instructions established by the Lee University administration.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree required
    • Lee Alumnus preferred
    • Event experience preferred

    Required Skills

    • Willing and able to carry out reasonable instructions given by:
      • Director of Alumni Relations/Alumni Fund
      • Vice President of University Relations
       
    • Willing and able to communicate effectively, relaying accurate information to alumni, faculty, and students in a timely matter.
    • Maintain appropriate relationships with co-workers and interact as a supervisor of student workers.
    • Capable of maintaining confidentiality with alumni, donors, and faculty records.
    • Ability to accomplish complex tasks, prioritizes duties, and meet deadlines under pressure.
    • Willingness to work outside the normal business hours for numerous alumni events, Homecoming, other Lee related events and project deadlines.
    • Ability to input and keep accurate data and records, draft and write legible and timely reports, and ensure reliability and completeness of information.
    • Computer literacy with strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
    • Willingness to learn Microsoft Access and Datatel and be proficient in both areas in a timely manner.
    • Common grasp of English grammar and ability to create clear and professional documents and reports.
    • Maintain a positive attitude in all situations and work well under pressure.
    • Ability to communicate thoroughly and professionally via phone and email.
    • Ability to tend to details in every aspect of the job.
    • Willingness to brainstorm, create, and implement new ideas in the alumni and University Relations departments.

    Required Personal Skills:

    1. Willingness to promote a Christ-like atmosphere in ethical, moral, and professional behavior in the office environment.
    2. Acts with integrity and honesty at all times.
    3. Friendly demeanor with an attitude of service to others (especially alumni).
    4. Interested in self-improvement and willingness to learn new skills.
    5. Ability to accept and respond to constructive criticism, guidance, and suggestions in the interests of the university and alumni. Must be capable of receiving instructions.
    6. Ability to exercise judgment by making rational and appropriate decisions in the absence of the Alumni Director.

    Job Summary

    • Effectively communicate with alumni to meet their needs
    • Distribute accurate and up-to-date alumni information to: fellow alumni; Lee faculty, staff, and administrations; clubs, groups, and organizations within Lee University; other peer in situations and Lee’s constituents
    • Greet alumni when they come to the office for visits.
    • Assist and implement alumni special projects, programs, and activities. Includes creating and collaborating on designing announcement materials, tracking participation, making arrangements for event and program facilities, catering, and setup and clean up, equipment, and presenters.
    • Identifies and contacts alumni for participation in special events and programs.
    • Attend, host, and greet alumni at all events
    • Assist the Director with the planning, implementation, and evaluating all At-Large events (including, but not limited to: Tampa, FL., Cincinnati, OH, Washington, D.C., Birmingham, AL., and Atlanta, GA.) Events must be attended as well.
    • Serve as the Secretary to the Homecoming committee; take notes and e-mail minutes from each meeting within a reasonable amount of time
    • Keep track of alumni events and Homecoming budget. Requisition all checks and keep copies of bills and vouchers
    • Maintain all updated alumni information including information from: National Change of Address information from the Post Office, all returned mail, updates from alumni directly via phone, email, online form submissions
    • Gather and update recent graduates contact information
    • Pull and maintain all lists and contact information for alumni who fall under the category to receive the Torch
    • Ability to requisition payments for all Torch invoices.
    • Required to work with the Torch editor on various projects.
    • Maintain Who’s Where updates throughout the quarter and send to the editor.
    • Determine appropriate number of Torches to be ordered and coordinate with the printing company.
    • Maintain the office budget including Alumni Relations and Alumni Fund budget
    • Manage accounts payable and receivables
    • Process purchase orders and requisitions
    • Maintain petty cash
    • Overseeing equipment maintenance
    • Reception duties for Alumni Relations Director if necessary: Answer phones, Take messages
    • Disseminating information to alumni, faculty, students, and visitors as well as all information leaving the department in the form of memos, brochures, or letters
    • Supervise one (1) events intern and one or two (1-2) student workers, focused on the direction, and quality of work and ensuring project completion.
    • Complete all student worker and interns files: Contracts, Scheduling, Time review and approval, and Evaluations.
    • Social Media: Maintain all Alumni Relations social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest.
    • Communicate with all members of the Alumni Advisory Board. Includes: Planning all needs for the members including, but not limited to: Travel/Transportation, Accommodations, Catering, and Gift baskets
    • Organize and book all meeting space; Design and construct all program materials including binders for each member and Power Point Presentation; Ensure all reimbursements are completed accurately and in a timely manner to the Board members; Regalia (when participating in Commissioning and Commencement)
    • Reports: Ability to pull and provide reports from Portico and Datatel

    Resumes or completed employment applications should be submitted electronically to the Alumni Relations Office email address alumni@leeuniversity.edu directed to Patti Cawood, Director of Alumni Relations.

     

    Assistant Director Of Residential Life

    Purpose of Job

    Under the general supervision of the Director of Residential Life and Residential Life, the Assistant Director of Residential Life is responsible for overseeing the daily leadership and implementation of the educational and operational facets of the Residential Life program, within eighteen residence halls housing over 2,000 students. Responsible for providing administrative and management support to the Director in support of the mission of the Office Residential Life and Housing, and serves as a member of the departmental senior management team. The primary areas of responsibility are staff supervision, programs and events, administration, conduct, staff training, leadership development, with secondary responsibility in operations, facility management, and customer service.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Assists in the overall administration of Residential Life and Housing program and services. Supervises, trains, develops and evaluates three Area Coordinators, who supervise RDs and RAs. Responsible for the recruitment and retention of students and professional staff reflective of the diversity of the student body. Develops agendas and regularly conducts meetings with department personnel. Facilitates the effective development of a cooperative and collaborative working relationship among professional and student staff members.
    • Responds to the needs and problems of residents in a conscientious, appropriate, and timely manner. Meets with students, investigates issues, provides written follow-up to student concerns/complaints. Resolves severe or sensitive student or parental concerns and makes report of resolution and/ or collaborates with the Director of Residential Life and Housing.
    • Communicates and clarifies departmental expectations with reference to resolution of student conduct and employment difficulties. Serves as a resource and a referral for Residential Life and Housing in advanced conduct issues.
    • Functions on various committees such as the Student Care Committee and other committees that serve the Residential Life and Housing office as well as the Student Development sector.
    • Intervenes and assists in the resolution of staff and student concerns and emergencies, which may disrupt the normal routine of the residential community.
    • Coordinates the bi-annual Quality of Life survey for campus housing. Facilitates effective ongoing formal evaluation of programmatic efforts to insure that they are meeting the goals of Residential Life and Housing.
    • Assists with the overall development and collaborative implementation of student success, academic success and support programs within the campus residential community. Implements programs that are consistent with vision and mission of Lee University, the Student Development Sector and the Office of Residential Life and Housing. Collaboratively designs and implements a strategic residential learning plan that includes faculty, staff, and student involvement.
    • Collaborates and coordinates processes and strategies for professional and para-professional staff selection. Designs and implements an intentional and comprehensive training program for professional and para-professional staff. Provides administrative support for the evaluation of all professional and para-professional staff members.
    • Provides Director with timely and appropriate information as it relates to students experiencing problems and/or incidents in the residential community.
    • Assists the Director and the Assistant Director of Housing in the overall administration of Residential Life and Housing programs and services.
    • Prepares reports as necessary for Director regarding department activity.
    • Promotes and maintains an atmosphere of excellent internal and external customer service.
    • Serves actively on departmental and other University committees/task forces, as assigned.
    • Identifies issues of area or departmental concern and takes initiative to resolve or report them and assist in the identification of potential solutions.

    KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

    Working knowledge of the practices, procedures, management and activities of the Residential Life and Housing program; general knowledge of the methods and problems of organizational and program management; general knowledge of research/interview techniques and principles of individual and group behavior. Ability to interpret and apply program rules and regulations; ability to initiate and use resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements; ability to obtain factual and interpretative information through interviews; ability to reason logically; ability to collect, compile, analyze and evaluate date and make written or verbal presentations; ability to advise students individually and in groups on routine matters and complex matters; ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, LU administrators, student organizations, and others in committee work. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Must have the ability to sensibly manage emergencies and respond diplomatically and effectively to complaints. Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; ability to determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal interactions of an argumentative or sensitive nature; ability to interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals; analyze and define the problem, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action. Ability and skill to supervise the work of multiple direct reports and effectively recommend personnel actions; strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills; train and evaluate the productivity and performance of employees; and analyze situations and take corrective action. Ability to carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    A Master's Degree in Student Personnel, Student Affairs, or a related field including experience with counseling techniques, interviewing and conflict resolution AND three to four years professional student services work experience.

    Special Condition (s) of Employment:

    Must be available to work evening and weekends when necessary. Advanced fluency in using various standard office software packages such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access. Demonstrated technical literacy with electronic mail, mail merges, data entry, electronic scheduling, and internet communication software. Ability to work in an occasional high-pressured environment. Ability to operate a wide variety of office equipment and troubleshoot problems. Demonstrated ability to address the essential functions associated with this position including the knowledge and abilities identified above. Must continue to meet the established driving standards as a condition of employment. NOTE: Candidates identified for hire must successfully complete a criminal background check.

    DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

    Experience supervising live-in professionals and will have contributed substantially to the development and management of a residential life program. Highly desirable: Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the Lee University Mission/ Vision Statement and the core values of mutual respect, collaboration and service orientation, multiculturalism and diversity, community service and institutional excellence. Experience working with a diverse and multicultural population and performing community services.

    SALARY AND BENEFITS:

    The hiring salary for this position is commensurate with education and experience. This is an exempt position and benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits, contributory retirement plan, TSA (403b). This is a twelve month position.

    Contact information:

    Qualified applicants may submit a cover letter, resume, Philosophy of Student Development (one page/ single space) and a Lee University employment application to Tracey Carlson, Director of Residential Life and Housing, Office of Residential Life and Housing, P.O. Box 3450, Cleveland TN 37320-3450. 423.614.6001. tcarlson@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.