Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in a career with Cairn University.  Below is a listing of positions currently available. To apply, please complete the online Employment Application. You may upload and submit your resume/CV and cover letter with the application.

Newly-hired and current employees can access more information on the HR Portal.

If you are an employer seeking to fill an opening or a job seeker looking for employment outside the University, please contact our Career Center.

Current Faculty Openings

School of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Faculty, Chemistry (Full-Time)

The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences is seeking to fill a full-time faculty position to teach Chemistry and other courses such as General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry.  The position is pending budget approval and, if approved, will be for the ’18-’19 academic year. 

The candidate must have a master’s degree and must possess either a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree in Chemistry.  Candidates with a doctoral degree are preferred.  Teaching experience is required; college level experience is preferred. Preferential consideration will be given to applicants who are also interested in and qualified to teach Biology.

Candidates for faculty positions are required to profess a personal faith in Jesus Christ, be agreement with the University’s Statement of Faith and Community Life Covenant, and abide by the standards of conduct and professional guidelines of the University.  Candidates must be able to articulate and incorporate a biblically-centered worldview into their field of teaching.  To apply, please complete the online Employment Application.  Applicants may submit a resume/CV, cover letter, unofficial transcripts and other information by uploading them with the application.

School of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Faculty, Biology (Full-Time)

The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences is seeking to fill a full-time faculty position to teach Biology.  The position is pending budget approval and, if approved, will be for the ’18-’19 academic year.

The candidate must have a master’s degree and must possess either a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree in Biology.  Candidates with a doctoral degree are preferred.  Teaching experience is required; college level experience is preferred.  Preferential consideration will be given to applicants who are also interested in and qualified to teach Chemistry.

Candidates for faculty positions are required to profess a personal faith in Jesus Christ, be agreement with the University’s Statement of Faith and Community Life Covenant, and abide by the standards of conduct and professional guidelines of the University.  Candidates must be able to articulate and incorporate a biblically-centered worldview into their field of teaching.  To apply, please complete the online Employment Application.  Applicants may submit a resume/CV, cover letter, unofficial transcripts and other information by uploading them with the application.

School of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Faculty, Criminal Justice (Full-Time)

The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences is seeking to fill a full-time faculty position to teach Criminal Justice.   The position is pending budget approval and, if approved, will be for the ’18-’19 academic year.

The candidate must have a master’s degree and must possess either a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree in a criminal justice –related field.  Teaching experience is required; college level experience is preferred. 

Candidates for faculty positions are required to profess a personal faith in Jesus Christ, be agreement with the University’s Statement of Faith and Community Life Covenant, and abide by the standards of conduct and professional guidelines of the University.  Candidates must be able to articulate and incorporate a biblically-centered worldview into their field of teaching.  To apply, please complete the online Employment Application.  Applicants may submit a resume/CV, cover letter, unofficial transcripts and other information by uploading them with the application.

School of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Faculty, Philosophy (Full-Time)

The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences is seeking to fill a full-time faculty position to teach Philosophy and other related courses such as Ethics and Logic.  The position is pending budget approval and, if approved, will be for the ’18-’19 academic year.

The candidate must have a master’s degree and must possess either a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree in Philosophy.  Candidates with a doctoral degree are preferred.  Teaching experience is required; college level experience is preferred. 

Candidates for faculty positions are required to profess a personal faith in Jesus Christ, be agreement with the University’s Statement of Faith and Community Life Covenant, and abide by the standards of conduct and professional guidelines of the University.  Candidates must be able to articulate and incorporate a biblically-centered worldview into their field of teaching.  To apply, please complete the online Employment Application.  Applicants may submit a resume/CV, cover letter, unofficial transcripts and other information by uploading them with the application.

School of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Adjunct Faculty, Criminal Justice

Criminal Law CRJ 366

The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences is seeking adjunct faculty to teach one section of Criminal Law in the spring of 2018.  This course explores the fundamental principles of substantive criminal law covering the types of crimes, the concept of defense, and the process of adjudication.  No days or times have been established for classes yet. 

While this adjunct position does not guarantee further employment by the University, Cairn is looking to hire a full time Criminal Justice professor in the future.  Preference will be given to persons whose mission-fit and teaching ability has been demonstrated in these adjunct capacities.

The candidate must have a master’s degree and must possess either a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree in the particular field.  Teaching experience is required; college level experience is preferred. 

Candidates for faculty positions are required to profess a personal faith in Jesus Christ, be agreement with the University’s Statement of Faith and Community Life Covenant, and abide by the standards of conduct and professional guidelines of the University.  Candidates must be able to articulate and incorporate a biblically-centered worldview into their field of teaching.  To apply, please complete the online Employment Application.  Applicants may submit a resume/CV, cover letter, unofficial transcripts and other information by uploading them with the application.

School of Education - Adjunct Faculty, Math Education

The School of Education is seeking an adjunct faculty member to teach existing courses in the Secondary Math Education program. The School seeks to fill up to two courses to be taught each fall and spring semester. Other duties include working with the Dean of the School and faculty to make improvements and updates to course content and delivery, as well as provide advising support to pre-service teachers studying math education. In addition, support may be needed in math for pre-service teachers pursuing elementary education.
The preferred candidate(s) will have a doctoral degree (preferred but not required), teaching experience in PK-12 math education, and teacher certification (from any state and/or ACSI).

Candidates for faculty positions are required to profess a personal faith in Jesus Christ, be in agreement with the University’s Statement of Faith, and abide by the standards of conduct and professional guidelines of the University. Candidates must be able to articulate and incorporate a biblically-centered worldview into their field of teaching.To apply, please complete the online Employment Application. You may upload and submit your resume/CV and cover letter with the application.

School of Education - Adjunct Faculty, Secondary Language Arts Education

The School of Education is seeking an adjunct faculty member to teach existing courses in the Secondary Education program.  Specifically, the school seeks to fill an opening for the following course: Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum for Diverse Learners.  This course is taught each spring semester, and it is a dual level course, meaning that both undergraduate and graduate students will take it.  Other duties include working with the Dean of the School and faculty to make improvements and updates to course content and delivery.

The preferred candidate(s) will have a doctoral degree (preferred but not required), teaching experience in PK-12 math education, and teacher certification (from any state and/or ACSI).

Applicants must be in agreement with the mission, vision, Statement of Faith and Community Life Covenant of the University.   To apply, please complete the online Employment Application. A resume/CV and cover letter may be uploaded with the application.

Current Staff Openings

Campus Services - General Maintenance Worker (Full-Time)

Cairn University is seeking to fill a general maintenance position in its Campus Services department.  The position reports to the Director of Campus Services.  Typical hours are M-F from 8:00 to 4:30.

Qualifications include proficiency in general maintenance areas including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and general facility repair.  This individual will be expected to work during emergencies caused by inclement weather, flooding, power outages, or other critical incidents.

Applicants must have a high school degree; be able to meet physical requirements of the position with or without accommodation; reliably work independently in the fulfillment of responsibilities; and exhibit trustworthiness in the use of master keys and in efficient use of time.

Applicants must be in agreement with the mission, vision, statement of faith and community life standards of the University To apply, please complete the online Employment Application. You may upload your resume/CV and a cover letter with the application.

Athletics - Athletics Director (Full-Time)

The University seeks qualified applicants for the full-time position of Director of Athletics.  The Direct is a highly visible manager of the athletic programs at Cairn who interfaces with multiple constituencies of the University.  The selected candidate will possess leadership abilities, strong logistical skills, appreciate the details of compliance, and have the ability to implement strategic initiatives of the administration.

Cairn University is a NCAA Division III school and participates in the Colonial States Athletics Conference.  The Director is responsible to ensure compliance with rules, regulations and policies of the University, Athletics Department, and Conferences and to interface with participants and key decision makers of these organizations.

Cairn University’s commitment to Christ-centeredness is exemplified in Cairn’s athletic program through which the University strives to collectively honor God in the development of men and women of integrity, humility, and discipline through the unified pursuit of athletic excellence.  The Athletics department is staffed by followers of Jesus Christ who, under the leadership of the Director, integrate and demonstrate Biblical principles in their interactions with students on and off the field, both in collegiate competition and in intramural and general fitness programs.

The position requires the following:  Master’s degree; a minimum of five years of leadership experience in a collegiate Athletics department; ability to represent the University and the Athletics programs well to internal and external constituents; a love for athletics; strong organization and management skills; and the ability to mentor and develop students and a staff of professionals.

Applicants must be in agreement with the mission, vision, Statement of Faith and Community Life Covenant of the University.   To apply, please complete the online Employment Application. A resume/CV and cover letter may be uploaded with the application.

Office of Student Life - Dean of Students (Full-Time)

The University is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Dean of Students.  This position reports to the Sr. Vice President for Student Affairs and Administration and aims to enable students’ academic success and spiritual development by way of implementation, coordination, and support of co-curricular programs.  The Dean of Students collaborates with those who oversee academic programs and complimenting the investment in the lives of students made by the faculty.

The successful candidate will have a deep love and concern for University students, be an engaging leader, and manage direct reports working in Student Life including the departments of community life (including residence life), university ministry center, student organizations and programs, academic resource center, career center, and health services.  The position requires strengths in both conceptual aspects of designing integrated programs as well as the ability to oversee execution of the programs with an eye to excellence and detail.  Additional duties include oversight of matters related to student community life standards; discipline; judicial, mediation, discrimination, and conflict resolution-related matters; and oversight of student Chapels.

The position requires the following:  Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, or a Ministry-related field; a minimum of five years of leadership experience in a role related to student life or student development; significant experience leading a staff of professionals; oversight of college-age programs.

Applicants must be in agreement with the mission, vision, Statement of Faith and Community Life Covenant of the University.  To apply, please complete the online Employment Application.  A resume/CV and cover letter may be uploaded with the application.

Office of Student Life - Director of Community Life (Full-Time)

The University is seeking candidates for the full-time and 12-month position of Director of Community Life.  This position is available immediately.

This position reports to the Dean of Students and is responsible for the development and supervision of the educational, social, spiritual and physical environments for students living in the Cairn community.  Areas of responsibility include staff leadership and development; community and programming development; and various administrative and operations duties pertaining to coordinated housing services for resident students.

For a more detailed description of the Director of Community Life position, click here.

Qualifications and Qualities:

Required:  The successful candidate will have a master’s degree in Student Affairs or other related field and a minimum of three years of experience in student life work in a collegiate setting.  The individual will possess strong spiritual leadership qualities and character, and have strong organization, management, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.

Applicants must be in agreement with the mission, vision, Statement of Faith and Community Life Covenant of the University.   To apply, please complete the online Employment Application. A resume/CV and cover letter may be uploaded with the application.

Department of Communications and Marketing - Communications Specialist (Full-Time)

The University is seeking candidates for the full time position of Communications Specialist. This position reports to the Director of Communications and Marketing and is responsible to assist with the ongoing branding of the University message, ensuring cohesive communication throughout the University. Responsibilities of the position are to create and compile written material for use in web and print mediums for academic and non-academic areas, ensuring accurate portrayal of information in a manner consistent with an established communications plan and appropriate to target audiences.  This requires a high degree of interaction and coordination within the department as well as with other departments, awareness of culture and communication preferences of potential student populations, and the ability to stay abreast of industry trends by regularly viewing websites and blogs. The position also requires the ability to adhere to critical deadlines.

Requirements for the position:  A bachelor’s degree in Communication, English, Journalism, Marketing, or related field; and exceptional knowledge of proper English and grammar; demonstrated writing and editing skills in a variety of mediums, proficiency in managing multiple projects, and the ability to work in a collaborative atmosphere.

Applicants must be in agreement with the University’s mission, vision, statement of faith, and standards of community life.  To apply, please complete the online Employment Application.  You may upload your resume/CV and a cover letter with the application.

Technology Services - Network Administrator/Systems Support Specialist (Full-Time)

Technology Services is seeking a Network Administrator/Systems Support Specialist.  Responsibilities require the individual to assist in the administration of network systems and to demonstrate a hands-on role in providing user support for a variety of hardware and software applications, including Microsoft Dynamics CRM.  In addition to a fluent knowledge of Windows and Mac operating systems, an in-depth knowledge of computer architecture and network protocols is essential.

The position requires logical, analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical personnel, while working effectively in a fast-paced, multitasking team-based environment.  The applicant must be able to lift and transport various technical components and assist with cable installations.

Educational and experiential requirements include a bachelor’s degree in a computer science-related field, or commensurate combination of education and experience.  Applicants must be in agreement with the University’s mission, statement of faith, community life covenant and standards of conduct. To apply, please complete the online Employment Application. You may upload and submit your resume/CV and cover letter with the application.

Department of Athletics - Head Coach, Men's Golf (Part-Time)

The Department of Athletics has a part-time Head Coaching opportunity available for Men’s Golf.  Responsibilities include oversight of all aspects of the program including:

  • Recruitment of student athletes in partnership with Admissions, who are a mission fit to the University and have the skills to be playing collegiate athletics.
  • The selection of players through organized pre-season sessions and the establishment of conditioning programs to develop the student athlete in the off-season.
  • Establishing clear strategies for the team and implementing organized practices that develop the skills needed for that strategy including particular elements of situational game events.
  • Modeling Christ-like behavior during all aspects of coaching particularly during games/events.
  • Investing into the lives of the players and developing them personally as a competitor, a person and a follower of Christ.
  • Monitoring acceptable academic performance not just to remain eligible but to maximize the pursuit of a college degree.
  • Adhering to all rules, regulations and policies of the University, Athletics Department, NCAA, and Colonial States Athletic Conference.
  • Working with members of the Athletic Department to build enthusiasm amongst students, staff, alumni and parents for the sport and the team.
  • Create game and season traditions that build the Cairn Highlander experience.
  • Assist the Athletic Department in the recording of stats and game analysis. In addition, assist in the effective marketing and imagery of the team in news releases, web articles and social media.
  • Coordinate schedules, travel, uniform needs, vehicle use, and other details with members of the Athletics department and other University departments as needed.
  • Meet regularly with the Athletics Department for meeting and training sessions.

Included in the compensation package is a graduate tuition scholarship for the coach and the coach’s spouse.

The successful candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred), previous successful coaching experience preferably at the collegiate level, a demonstrated ability to work with student-athletes, athletics personnel and administration, and agreement with the mission, vision, statement of faith and standards of conduct of the University.  Inquiries may be made to Ms. Laura Behnke, Director of Athletics, 215-702-4521; lbehnke@cairn.edu. To apply, please complete the online Employment Application. You may upload and submit your resume/CV and cover letter with the application.

Department of Athletics - Assistant Coach, Women's Softball (Part-Time)

The Department of Athletics has a part-time assistant coaching opportunity available for Women’s Softball.  Responsibilities include oversight of all aspects of the program including:

  • Recruitment of student athletes in partnership with Admissions, who are a mission fit to the University and have the skills to be playing collegiate athletics.
  • The selection of players through organized pre-season sessions and the establishment of conditioning programs to develop the student athlete in the off-season.
  • Establishing clear strategies for the team and implementing organized practices that develop the skills needed for that strategy including particular elements of situational game events.
  • Modeling Christ-like behavior during all aspects of coaching particularly during games/events.
  • Investing into the lives of the players and developing them personally as a competitor, a person and a follower of Christ.
  • Monitoring acceptable academic performance not just to remain eligible but to maximize the pursuit of a college degree.
  • Adhering to all rules, regulations and policies of the University, Athletics Department, NCAA, and Colonial States Athletic Conference.
  • Working with members of the Athletic Department to build enthusiasm amongst students, staff, alumni and parents for the sport and the team.
  • Create game and season traditions that build the Cairn Highlander experience.
  • Assist the Athletic Department in the recording of stats and game analysis. In addition, assist in the effective marketing and imagery of the team in news releases, web articles and social media.
  • Coordinate schedules, travel, uniform needs, vehicle use, and other details with members of the Athletics department and other University departments as needed.
  • Meet regularly with the Athletics Department for meeting and training sessions.

Included in the compensation package is a graduate tuition scholarship for the coach and the coach’s spouse.

The successful candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred), previous successful coaching experience preferably at the collegiate level, a demonstrated ability to work with student-athletes, athletics personnel and administration, and agreement with the mission, vision, statement of faith and standards of conduct of the University.  Inquiries may be made to Ms. Laura Behnke, Director of Athletics, 215-702-4521; lbehnke@cairn.edu. To apply, please complete the online Employment Application. You may upload and submit your resume/CV and cover letter with the application.

Office of Human Resources

Cairn University does not discriminate against any person because of race, gender, color, age, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, or known physical disability in the administration of its employment policies or practices.

Why Work at Cairn University?

Cairn University exists to educate students to serve Christ in the church, society, and the world as biblically minded, well-educated, and professionally competent men and women of character. If you want to work in higher ed while discipling students in a community of like-minded Christian colleagues, consider joining us at Cairn University. Our park-like campus in Langhorne, PA, located just 25 minutes from Center City Philadelphia. All faculty and staff at Cairn University, regardless of position, strive to have a maturing faith in Christ, continually grow in character, and mentor the students who have chosen to walk a different path with us.

Generous Vacation (PTO) Policy

Generous Vacation (PTO) Policy

Family-Friendly Christian Community

Family-Friendly Christian Community

Academic & Cultural Events

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Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx)

Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx)

Retirement & 403(b) Matching

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Tuition Discounts

Tuition Discounts

Note: Benefit eligibility may vary by employment status.

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