Employment

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Faculty Positions

The Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Southern Virginia University seeks an Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Science to join its Computer Science Program. The successful candidate will teach a wide range of Computer Science courses and must be highly committed to excellence in undergraduate education.

The typical teaching load is four courses per semester. Small class sizes optimize instructor-student interaction; hands-on activities translate theory into practice. Because the Program is entrepreneurial and market driven, its academic programs respond to industry dynamics. Consequently, the College particularly values industry and other practical experience for its faculty and students. While Southern Virginia does not have a research requirement, there is an expectation of ongoing professional growth and involvement with students in undergraduate research projects. Additional responsibilities include course/curriculum development, student advising, industry outreach, student team/project supervision, and service to the program, division and university.

The ideal candidate will have a proven teaching record, industry software development experience and a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Data Mining, Data Science or related field. Candidates with a master’s degree and significant industry experience and/or professional accomplishments will be considered and are invited to apply. Similarly, ABD candidates with degree completion expected within one year of initial appointment are encouraged to apply. Rank will be determined based on qualifications of the successful candidate (promotion to the highest faculty rank of Professor at Southern Virginia University requires a terminal degree, normally Ph.D. or equivalent).

Application must include the submission of a letter of interest specifically addressing the desired qualifications, a resume/CV and contact information (names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses) for three references.

Computer Science Search Commitee
Office of the Provost
Southern Virginia University
One University Hill Drive
Buena Vista, VA 24416

Or electronically to provost@svu.edu

A review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Southern Virginia University is a four-year residential liberal arts university that provides a rigorous undergraduate education primarily to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and others who live by like-minded values. Applicants are encouraged to comment on their familiarity with the University Mission Statement and the Code of Honor in the letter of application.

Southern Virginia University is an equal opportunity employer.

Southern Virginia University invites applications for a full-time professor of psychology.

Southern Virginia University invites applications for a full-time assistant professor of psychology to begin August 2017. Graduate students finishing their dissertations (ABDs) will be considered, but the Ph.D. must be finished within a predetermined time to be eligible for appointment on a Continuing Faculty Status track.

Southern Virginia seeks psychology faculty who can teach within a rigorous curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences. Prior teaching experience, relevant professional experience, and a strong commitment to student learning are strong positives. Ability and willingness to teach psychology major core courses is required. Electives can be refined and reflect the candidate’s field of specialization. Southern Virginia emphasizes excellence in teaching, but the candidate should also be committed to scholarly research. Additional responsibilities include committee work and academic advising.

Send a cover letter, CV, minimum of two letters of reference, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a copy of graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts will suffice) electronically to:

provost@svu.edu

We prefer electronic applications, but will also accept paper applications mailed to:

Psychology Search Committee
Office of the Provost
Southern Virginia University
One University Hill Drive
Buena Vista, VA 24416

A review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Southern Virginia University is a four-year residential liberal arts university that provides a rigorous undergraduate education primarily to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and welcomes others who live by like-minded values. Applicants are encouraged to comment on their familiarity with the University Mission Statement and the Code of Honor in the letter of application.

Southern Virginia University is an equal opportunity employer.

Other Positions

Southern Virginia University invites qualified individuals to apply for full-time employment as Lead Programmer in the Information Technology Department.

Job Summary

The Lead Programmer serves as the primary source of campus software programming, including but not limited to design, project management, implementation and support. The Lead Programmer also serves as an IT Support Technician as needed.

General Duties

  • Develop, design and support original software for implementation within the university
  • Provide technical expertise and information on programming related projects
  • Assist the IT Support Director in training the team of support personnel providing information technology support to the members of the university community
  • Advise the IT Director regarding emerging best practices for software programming and applicable software that help IT staff provide better support and/or harm technology currently used by the campus community
  • Provide technical support to other university departments on issues relating to transactional security and interfacing with campus enterprise software
  • Manage and support the remote updating of standardized campus software
  • Serve as a first-responder to IT Support tickets, assist walk-in customers, and work as an IT support technician when necessary
  • Lead and serve the University and the staff by example in supporting the University’s mission, core values (which are scholarship, discipleship, accountability, enthusiasm and refinement), and policies in their work ethic and overall job performance
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from an accredited college or university or five years of experience in the Information Technology field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for the Southern Virginia University experience
  • Manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five years of programming experience
  • Proficiency with Jenzabar
  • Proficiency in Comp TIA A+, Network+, and Security+

Southern Virginia is an equal opportunity employer. Review of applications will begin immediately. To be given full consideration, applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Completed applications will include a cover letter, resume and letters of recommendation and/or professional references. These materials should be submitted (preferably electronically) to:

Office of Human Resources
Southern Virginia University
One University Hill Drive
Buena Vista, VA 24416
Fax:540-266-3874

Or electronically to hr@svu.edu

Southern Virginia University invites qualified individuals to apply for full-time employment as a Salad Bar Preparer in Dining Services.

Job Summary

Responsible for set­up, replenishment, sanitation, and break­down of salad bar. Assists supervisor and cooks in rotation of fresh produce and works in production of quality products for presentation in the salad bar.

General Duties

  • Set up salad bar daily and replenish food items as needed throughout daily service times
  • Prepare salad bar food items according to recipes, prep lists, and food standards
  • Adhere to proper food handling procedures
  • Maintain proper rotation of food to assure top quality and freshness and collect, cover, label, and properly store leftovers
  • Maintain clean and orderly refrigerators and work areas. Make sure stations are cleaned, sanitized, and organized daily
  • Maintain clean presentation equipment. Make sure salad bar is emptied, cleaned, and sanitized daily.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles of food service industry and ability to follow standard recipes
  • Attention to detail and communication and customer service skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure in handling multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment;
  • Ability to use kitchen equipment including ovens, range, mixer, slicer, steamer, dish machine, deep fryer, grill, can opener, steam tables, salad bar, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Two year’s food service experience
  • Culinary education desired
  • Possess or be willing to obtain ServSafe Food Handler Certification

Most work is performed in a kitchen or dining area; as such, there will be exposure to hazards such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, exposure to high heat, and exposure to chemicals. This can be a high-stress environment, especially at peak service hours. The worker is required to lift 50 pounds occasionally, 20 pounds frequently, and 10 pounds usually to move objects. The worker will be required to stand for extended periods of time and to perform repetitive tasks.

Southern Virginia is an equal opportunity employer. Review of applications will begin immediately. To be given full consideration, applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Completed applications will include a cover letter, resume and letters of recommendation and/or professional references. These materials should be submitted (preferably electronically) to:

Office of Human Resources
Southern Virginia University
One University Hill Drive
Buena Vista, VA 24416
Fax: 540-266-3874
Email: hr@svu.edu

Southern Virginia University invites qualified individuals to apply for full-time employment as a Short Order Cook in Dining Services.

Job Summary

Prepares and cooks to order a variety of foods that require only a short preparation time. Takes orders and serves guests at food service counter.

General Duties

  • Take customer orders according to University procedure and prepare orders to customer specifications
  • Perform food preparation such as slicing garnishes, carving meats, and cleaning produce
  • Grill and garnish hamburgers, hot dogs, and other meats
  • Grill, cook, and fry other food such as fries, eggs, and chicken
  • Prepare and serve hot and cold sandwiches to customer specifications
  • Maintain clean and orderly refrigerators and work areas. Make sure stations are cleaned, sanitized, and organized daily.
  • Maintain clean presentation equipment

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles of food service industry and ability to follow standard recipes
  • Superior communication and customer service skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure in handling multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment;
  • Ability to use kitchen equipment including ovens, range, mixer, slicer, steamer, dish machine, deep fryer, grill, can opener, steam tables, salad bar, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Two year’s food service experience
  • Culinary education desired
  • Possess or be willing to obtain ServSafe Food Handler Certification

Most work is performed in a kitchen or dining area; as such, there will be exposure to hazards such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, exposure to high heat, and exposure to chemicals. This can be a high-stress environment, especially at peak service hours. The worker is required to lift 50 pounds occasionally, 20 pounds frequently, and 10 pounds usually to move objects. The worker will be required to stand for extended periods of time and to perform repetitive tasks.

Southern Virginia is an equal opportunity employer. Review of applications will begin immediately. To be given full consideration, applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Completed applications will include a cover letter, resume and letters of recommendation and/or professional references. These materials should be submitted (preferably electronically) to:

Office of Human Resources
Southern Virginia University
One University Hill Drive
Buena Vista, VA 24416
Fax: 540-266-3874
Email: hr@svu.edu

Office of Human Resources

Office of Human Resources
212 Main Hall
1 University Hill Dr.
Buena Vista, VA 24416
Phone: 540-261-8411
Fax: 540-266-3874

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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