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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

    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  

     

    Full Time Primary Teacher

    Purpose of Job

    The full time primary teacher at the Early Learning Center is responsible for overseeing the running of their individual classroom and caring for the children who are in their classroom. They will also oversee other employees and student workers who work as assistants in the primary teacher’s classroom. In addition they will be responsible for helping to enhance the center itself through working with the directors to implement policies and procedures that benefit all of the children in the Early Learning Center. This 40 hour primary teacher will report directly to the Directors of Lee's Early Learning Center.

    Education and Work Experience

    • Must be at least 18 years of age
    • 2 years of prior work experience in childcare or a related field
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education required

    Skill Requirement

    • Knowledge of children’s developmental levels.
    • Ability to work under pressure and maintain a high level of professionalism and care.
    • Ability to communicate well with parents of the children in ELC.
    • Ability to communicate with and maintain a positive work relationship with other primary teachers as well as assistants in the classroom.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and regularly with directors.
    • Ability to follow proper state guidelines for the care of children in a childcare setting.
    • Ability to write and implement lesson plans.
    • Ability to be a manage class schedule.
    • Maintain confidentiality about children and families at ELC.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Full time staff will be required to work 35 hours a week, but must not exceed 40 hours on a regular basis.
    • If a full time staff member chooses to take classes at Lee University or any other institution they are not permitted to take more than 3 credit hours during work hours. Any classes taken during work hours should be approved by an ELC director prior to registration.
    • Must maintain a positive attitude and tone while in the classroom, while talking with children, communicating with parents and while communicating with other staff members.
    • Primary teachers must maintain a safe and fun learning environment at all times.
    • Primary teachers are responsible for keeping an up to date schedule for the activities in their classroom and following that schedule closely to keep consistency in the classroom.
    • Primary teachers are responsible to communicate with the directors about any changes, needs, injuries, or other important information that may occur in the classroom.
    • Primary teachers must implement proper childcare rules and regulations in their classrooms. They will receive knowledge of these rules by reading the Rules and the State Board of Education Standards for Childcare Centers which will be made available to them when they are hired.
    • Primary teachers must regularly check their e-mail. Many announcements and information will be sent out in e-mail form.
    • Primary teachers must implement policies and procedures that are put in place by the directors of the Early Learning Center.
    • Primary teachers must ensure children are diaper changed or sent to the bathroom according to the classroom schedule and as needed.
    • Maintain a calm and structured environment in the classroom for the benefit of the staff and children.
    • Primary teachers must plan and implement weekly lessons at the developmental level of the children in the primary teacher’s care.
    • Primary teachers must communicate to parents what their child is and will be learning.
    • Primary teachers must inform assistant teachers of weekly lessons and what can be done in the primary teacher’s absence to enhance the lessons.
    • Primary teachers must attend monthly primary teacher meetings to discuss information pertaining to the center and individual classrooms.
    • Must attend monthly ‘all staff’ meetings to discuss policies and procedures as well as participate in trainings
    • Must facilitate monthly classroom meetings to discuss classroom issues with assistant teachers
    • Primary teachers will help guide, train, and assist student workers and other staff members at ELC.
    • Primary teachers will provide a friendly learning environment for students who come to observe for classes at Lee University.
    • Within the first year of employment each staff member must complete 18 hours of training. Training can be completed online, at ELC, or other approved trainings outside of ELC.
    • After the first year of employment each staff member must complete 12 hours of training per year.
    • Full time primary teachers may be required to work some nights and weekends during special events. These events will be made known to the primary teachers in advance. It is the primary teacher’s responsibility to look at the events calendar.
    • Full time primary teachers may not be able to attend all Lee University staff events and meetings due to staffing needs in the classrooms with the children at ELC.
    • Staff will not be allowed to have their personal cell phone in any classroom of ELC.
    • Full time primary teachers may on occasion be asked to supervise events outside of ELC’s normal hours of operation.

    Contact

    Please submit resume or completed employment applications to Joy Lewis, Director of Curriculum at the Early Learning Center or joylewis@leeuniversity.edu

     

    Assistant Director of Early Learning Center

    Purpose of Job

    The assistant director will work closely with the Director of the Early Learning Center to provide the quality of care and learning for which the Center is known. The Assistant Director will share responsibilities in the planning and implementing of the programs for the Center to continue to meet licensing requirements. This Assistant Director reports to the Director of the Early Learning Center.

    Education and/or Experience:

    Prior administrative experience is required. A Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education or related field of study and at least 2 years of experience in a childcare facility. A Masters degree in early childhood studies would be desired but not required.

     

    Qualifications:

    Requires management skills, planning and training abilities for new teaching staff, setting professional goals, knowledge of behavior management, and ability to brainstorm ways to overcome issues and/or problems. A working knowledge of the TN- ELDS and Rules for Department of Education licensure. Must be able to problem-solve quickly and to handle emergency situations when needed. 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

    • Assist in recruitment of staff as well as scheduling and managing staff which includes assisting in conducting monthly staff meetings to review policies, procedures, and answer any questions of concern; manage and plan communication to staff; providing in-house training for teaching staff; work with the director to conduct annual staff evaluations; creating a work schedule for employees and student employees, as well as provide support to classrooms when there are staffing needs.
    • Assist when needed for covering Special and Public Events- Some nights and weekends
    • Work with Director to handle parental concerns and questions which may include behavioral issues or injuries, convey established policies and keep parents informed of any changes, as well as communicate with parents of events and updates about the Center
    • Maintain certification through the Department of Education which includes maintaining overall physical requirements for the program, personnel records of all staff to ensure accreditation is continued, health records for all students, and memorialize events in individual files.
    • Manage the financial requirements for collecting tuition which includes tracking attendance of students and personnel, as well as ordering and paying for goods and services.
    • Work with the Director to plan and implement safety programs and training of all staff and includes writing policies and plans for emergency situations as well as communicating to staff and parents.
    • Maintain a schedule for student observers and practice assessments for students
    • Gather all the information necessary to write a newsletter monthly and maintain a relationship with the publications office which formats the newsletter.
    • Communicate monthly with families at ELC to alert them about new products available to them through Scholastic.

    Send resumes or employment applications to Joy Lewis, Director of Lee University Early Learning Center joylewis@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.