Thank you for considering Cairn University as the place to begin or continue your career.  Below is a listing of positions currently available.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to human.resources@cairn.edu unless otherwise indicated.

Current Faculty Openings

School of Education - Faculty, TESOL (Full-Time)

The School of Education is accepting applications for a full-time faculty position.  The University seeks to fill the position for the Fall 2017 semester.

Candidates should be prepared to teach a full-time load (24 credits per academic year) in both undergraduate and/or graduate courses.  Courses include Foundations of Teaching English Language Learners, Linguistics and Language Learning, Language Fundamentals, English Grammar and Pronunciation, Language, Culture, and Community, and Advanced TESOL Methods and Assessment.  This position is responsible for TESOL program advising, which entails advising students who are adding the PA Specialist-ESL K-12 certification, ensuring that the curriculum adheres to state requirements for certification, and supervision of students during their TESOL practicum.  This position also provides continuous improvement attention to program development, including course development and delivery online.  Other responsibilities include engagement with students at extracurricular events.

The successful candidate must possess a minimum of a master’s degree in one of the following:  TESOL; Language Education with a specialization in TESOL; Applied Linguistics with a specialization in TESOL; or similar credentials.  At least three years of university-level teaching experience is preferable.  Experience teaching K-12 in U.S. schools is required.  Applicants who also are acquainted with PA ESL-Specialist certification requirements and have experience training ESL teachers, teaching adult ESL, and teaching overseas are preferred.

Candidates for the position would be required to abide by the standards of conduct and professional guidelines of the University and be in agreement with the University’s Statement of Faith. Candidates must be able to articulate and incorporate into their field of teaching a biblically-centered worldview.

To apply, please submit cover letter and résumé to human.resources@cairn.edu; Fax (215) 702-4841.

School of Liberal Arts & Sciences - Adjunct Faculty, Church History

The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences is seeking to fill the following position for adjunct faculty for the Fall 2017 semester.  Candidates are required to abide by the standards of conduct and professional guidelines of the University and be in agreement with the University’s Statement of Faith.  Candidates must be able to articulate and incorporate a biblically-centered worldview into their field of teaching. 

HIS 301 Church History – Fall 2017: Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:15 pm.  This 3-credit course provides a study of the church from A.D. 100 to the present.  Special attention is given to the development of doctrine and the relationship of the church to society.   The candidate must have a master’s degree in bible, divinity, theology or similar field.  College level teaching experience is required.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume or CV to human.resources@cairn.edu; Fax: 215-702-4841.

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 submit a cover letter and resume or CV to human.resources@cairn.edu; Fax: 215-702-4841.

Current Staff Openings

University Admissions - Admissions Counselor (Full-Time)

The Admissions Department is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of an Admissions Counselor.  The position reports to the Director of Admissions and is a sales function requiring a high degree of ambition, diligence, creativity flexibility, and self-management.

The Admissions Counselor performs activities related to recruitment and admissions and serves as a primary contact person for prospective undergraduate students.  Responsibilities will involve a wide variety of recruitment and admissions events and duties, including handling applicants transferring from other institutions, those originating from the University’s strategic partner organizations, Degree Completion applicants, as well as other territories as assigned.  The position requires varied schedules including evening and weekend hours and overnight travel.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree; valid driver’s license; prior sales experience preferred; strong sales drive and goal orientation; excellent phone communications and time management skills; self-motivation and self-discipline; strong presentation skills; ability to work under pressure; ability to work with a team of other admissions professionals; willingness to follow guidelines and processes; strong organization and computer skills; flexible, teachable and cooperative spirit.  The individual must possess personal characteristics that will enable him/her to create positive connections and relationships with prospective students and the University’s faculty and deans.  Adept use of various communications methods (excellent writing and oral skills, email, phone, and text correspondence) is required.  The individual must have experience with MSOffice products and be comfortable using various databases.

Applicants must be in agreement with the University’s mission, Statement of Faith, and community life standards.

Please provide cover letter and résumé to Human Resources Department. Email: human.resources@cairn.edu; Fax: 215-702-4841.

Business Services - Staff Accountant (Full-Time)

The University seeks an individual to fill a full-time staff accounting position. The position reports to the Director of Business Services/Controller.

This position is well-suited for a competent accountant ready to move from an entry level position to one in which they will have wide exposure to a variety of accounting responsibilities in a dynamic non-profit environment.

Applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, a minimum of two years related job experience. The position also requires a working knowledge of general journal, general ledger and financial statements, a solid understanding of financial information, and the ability to researching and analyzing account information. Proficiency in MS Word and, especially, MS Excel are required. Good problem solving and communication skills are necessary. Understanding of accounting system software is a plus.

Applicants must be in agreement with the University’s Statement of Faith and Community Life standards. Please submit cover letter and resumes to the Human Resources Department at human.resources@cairn.edu.

Oasis Counseling Center - Counselor (Part-Time)

The University seeks an individual to work on a part-time basis as a Counselor in the University’s Counseling Center.

The Counselor’s primary responsibility is to conduct counseling sessions with individual undergraduate and graduate students and members of the community.  The work schedule is a standard 16 hours per week, including some day and some evening hours, year-round.  This position is ideally designed to provide a qualified counselor with supervised hours required to meet state (PA) licensure, while receiving a robust level of supervisory and developmental support.  This is not a fee-for-service position.

A Master’s degree in counseling is required.  Graduates of Cairn’s Counseling program, and applicants with some experience working with college-age men and/or women, are preferred.  Applicants must be in agreement with the University’s Mission, Statement of Faith, and standards of community life.

Please provide resume to the Human Resources Department.  Email: human.resources@cairn.edu; Fax: 215-702-4841.

University Ministry Center - Student Ministry Coordinator (Part-Time)

The University is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Student Ministry Coordinator.  This is a part-time and year-round staff position which reports to the Dean of Student Life.  The Coordinator works an average of 25 hours per week.

The Coordinator is responsible for providing leadership in the planning, implementation and assessment of specific objectives of the University Ministry Center.  The Center serves as a liaison between the University and area ministry leaders to provide the framework which connects students to ministry opportunities that complement their academic programs and fulfill their ministry requirements.  The Coordinator position is heavily administrative and requires a ministry- and student-oriented awareness to guide, oversee, and assess students’ success in their ministry assignments.  The Coordinator also helps the University to provide a unified approach to the University’s provision of ministry experiences by serving on the Global Mission Board, assisting with various aspects of mission-trip readiness, and providing scheduling and coordination for many aspects of the University’s student chapel programs.

Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in Bible or other Ministry-related field or the equivalent in experience; strong administrative and organizational skills, and the ability to manage many varied tasks throughout the year.  The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years of experience working with college students.

Applicants must be in agreement with the University’s mission, vision, statement of faith, community life covenant and standards of conduct.

Please provide a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department.  Email: human.resources@cairn.edu; Fax: 215-702-4841.

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

The Department of Athletics has a part-time Head Coaching opportunity available for Men’s Volleyball.  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 submit a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department.  Email: human.resources@cairn.edu; Fax: 215-702-4841.

Department of Athletics - Head Coach, Women's Volleyball (Part-Time)

The Department of Athletics has a part-time Head Coaching opportunity available for Women’s Volleyball.  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 submit a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, email: human.resources@cairn.edu; fax: 215-702-4841.

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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.

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.

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