• Lee University

    Human Resources

  • 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.

    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.


    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

    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.


    • 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



    Director of Campus Safety

    Job Summary

    The Director of Campus Safety is responsible for providing a cohesive vision, leadership, and direction to Campus Safety personnel in fulfillment of the department’s mission statement in support of the common goals of the university. The director is responsible for the continuous assessment and needs analysis of the department’s operations, developing policy, administering and assessing the university’s personal safety and security programs, and implementing campus safety programs and policies in compliance with federal and state law. The director is responsible for the administration of a complex parking program and an on-campus transportation program. The director is responsible for the supervision of 15-20 full-time personnel and several part-time student workers. Responsibilities also include providing continuous personnel support to the university 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including all holidays. This position is an on-call position, requiring the person in this position to live within a relative proximity to the campus and have the ability to respond and be available as needed. The Director of Campus Safety reports directly to the Vice President for Business and Finance.

    Required Education

    • Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice/Public Administration or a directly related field.
    • Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice/Public Administration or a directly related field.

    Required Experience

    • Minimum of 5 years of Campus Safety/Law Enforcement/Security experience. Experience in Campus Safety/Law Enforcement/Security at an institution of higher education is preferred.

    Required Skills

    • Must have excellent communication skills, demonstrate leadership, managerial abilities, including organizational planning skills, and an ability to vision cast.
    • Must have a collaborative and collegiate style of leadership and be able and willing to work as a team member to foster team building both at the department and university level.
    • Ability to successfully develop, interpret, and apply policy and regulations in a complex university setting.
    • Ability to work under pressure, exuding a mature demeanor while multi-tasking in a deadline oriented environment with accuracy and consistency.
    • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
    • Ability to work collaboratively with a team as well as an independent contributor.
    • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretionary skills in determining when to act independently and when to consult upper administration prior to taking action.
    • Self-starter with a positive attitude.
    • Maintains a vision and commitment to the safety needs of the university community and the ability to disseminate that knowledge to the campus community.
    • Possesses leadership initiative.
    • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills with administrative abilities.

    Technical Services Assistant

    Purpose of Job

    The Technical Services Assistant is a 30 hour per week, full-time position reporting to the Technical Services / Serials Librarian. Job activities pertain to various processes in the Technical Services Department, such as data analysis and reporting, database management, and other special projects. This position also involves cross-training so that assistance can be given when there is a need for rush cataloging.

    Education & Work Experience

    • High School Diploma
    • Knowledge and skill in computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
    • Two (2) years of experience working in a library setting or any equivalent combination of experience and education which provides required knowledge, skills, and abilities
    • Bachelors degree from an accredited academic institution
    • Knowledge of Library of Congress classification system

    Skill Requirements

    • Attention to detail
    • Willingness to learn and follow instructions
    • Ability to work independently under minimum supervision in accordance with established procedures
    • Computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
    • Experience with an Internet-based ILS (Integrated Library System) is a plus
    • Flexibility and willingness to participate as a team player
    • Working knowledge of Library of Congress classification system
    • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks
    • Strong organizational and decision making skills

    Essential Functions

    The specific job functions of this position may include but are not limited to the following:
    • Assists with data analysis, database management, and report writing
    • Evaluates accessibility of resources
    • Assists with basic office management
    • Assists with gathering statistics for department evaluation and accreditation
    • Assists with New Resources guide and other informational guides
    • Runs file output for EBSCO Discovery Service
    • Cross trains in cataloging and other departmental tasks
    • Assists with gift book evaluation and processing
    • Works on other projects and database cleanups as needed

    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 in the Human Resources Office.