Human Resources - Staff Jobs

The list below provides information about staff jobs currently available on Harding University's campus. (For faculty positions, please contact the dean or department chair of the appropriate academic department.) 

Qualified persons filing timely applications will be given consideration for the positions listed. Applications must accompany resumes to be considered for a position.  Posted positions are open for a minimum of five (5) working days.

Promotion from within is encouraged whenever qualified employees of Harding University are available and interested. The policy for employees requesting to transfer can be found in the Employee Handbook on Pipeline.

Unless otherwise noted, posted positions are 40 hours per week, 12 months per year. 

Applicants are urged to contact the Office of Human Resources with any questions. Please do not contact departments directly. (Updated: 11-14-2017)

Employment Forms

Online Employment Application

Employment Application (printable) pdf

Online Staff Transfer Request

Staff Transfer Request pdf

If you have difficulty in downloading the PDF's above visit Adobe Support for help with downloading or contact and they can mail you the forms.


The "Open for Hire" date indicates the position has been posted for a minimum of five working days and can be offered to a candidate.

Assistant Softball Coach-Athletics

Open for hire: 07-28-2017

Under general supervision of the Head Coach, assists in carrying out all activities necessary to accomplish the objectives of this sport within the guidelines of the NCAA, Great American Conference (GAC), and the University.


Assistant Director, McNair Scholars Program-Center for Student Success

Open for hire: 08-24-2017

The Assistant Director is a 12-month position that reports directly to the Director of the McNair Scholars Program. The Assistant Director is responsible for coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating the program activities and services. The McNair Scholars Assistant Director is responsible for curriculum and program design, student assessment, service delivery and program evaluation, public relations, data collection and program management. The person selected for this position should have knowledge of, and experience in, academic counseling or coaching and working with undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds.

Position is available pending the grant being awarded.

Director of Accounting-Finance

Open for hire: 09-01-2017

This position directs the accounting, grants, and purchasing departments. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supervising multiple employees, preparing financial statements, and reviewing University tax returns. Responsibilities are fulfilled either personally or through subordinates. Minimum qualifications include a degree in accounting, five years accounting experience, and three years experience supervising multiple employees.   

Sr. Instructional Designer-IS&T;

Open for hire: 09-27-2017

The Instructional Designer (ID) works with faculty and provides instructional design support in developing online (including hybrid) courses. Using the recognized quality measures the ID designs and implements instruction for better learning for existing and new online courses. The ID creates and teaches workshops/training for faculty on pedagogy, instructional applications of technology, and course design methods. The ID keeps abreast of current research, trends, and practices in instructional design and educational technology in higher education.

Construction Manager-Physical Resources

Open for hire: 10-16-2017

Responsible for the planning, coordination, and control of building / renovation construction projects from inception to completion. Ensures that client's needs for project functionality and standards are met. Manages project timeline, adjusts for construction delays and emergencies. Supervises hiring and work of employees/trade contractors. Oversees materials, construction tools and equipment; obtains necessary permits, etc.

Assistant to Manager-Student Support & Consulting

Open for hire: 10-16-2017

Under general supervision, answers phone for DormNet and Harding Telephone Service; enter work orders; change passwords; assist students with computer problems; assist students with Pipeline problems; assist students with e-mail problems; process bills; routine office duties – filing, purchasing supplies, etc.; relieve switchboard operator daily; assist new and prospective students with information; assist with Summer Experience I & II; assist with DormNet training; assist customers in diagnosing telephone problems; assist the Manager as needed.

Administrative Assistant to VP-Advancement

Open for hire: 10-26-2017

Supports the role of the Vice President and the Assistant Vice President of the Office of University Advancement.  Includes managing the office support staff and addressing questions and issues as they arise.  Also supports various activities of the senior advancement officers such as new pledges, President’s Council membership, and various types of gift processing.  Must have a strong understanding of various activities in this office so as to address questions from both internal constituents (various departments on campus) as well as external constituencies.

Administrative Assistant-McNair Program

Open for hire: 11/02/2017

Under general supervision, performs a variety of administrative duties, including providing assistance to the Director and Assistant Director of the McNair Scholars Program. Duties include, but are not limited to, a variety of secretarial and office support functions.

Evening Dispatcher-Public Safety

Open for hire: 11-06-2017

Under direct supervision, performs a range of basic office support activities for the department, such as answering the phones and directing calls, greeting and directing visitors, answering questions and performing routine clerical, data entry, and/or word processing work as assigned.

Postdoctoral Research Associate-Engineering and Physics

Open for hire: 11-06-2017

Under limited supervision, this position will work with the The Beyond Professional Identity (BPI) research group led by Dr. James Huff in conducting research for better understanding of the patterned mindsets that undergird engineering education and practice in order to promote inclusive cultures and individual well-being within this professional context. Current research projects include investigations of: social/technical identities of engineering students, emotions (i.e., shame, frustration) in engineering education, masculinity in engineering, career identity in ministry students, and identity connections with coffee drinks. All of these projects are based in using an interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) approach to generate findings. Moreover, all of these projects are connected to how individuals can cultivate healthy strategies for well-being and define who they are beyond their professional identities.

This position offers multiple opportunities for career development, specifically with respect to: proficiency in IPA research, proposal writing, facilitating an effective research group, coordinating research activities at multiple institutions, writing high impact journal articles, and building social capital and capacity in the engineering education community at the local to international scale.

When completing the online application, please attach a single PDF file that includes (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of purpose, and (4) contact information for two references.

Account Manager (Loans)-Business Office

Open for hire: 11/17/2017

Under general supervision, performs a variety of routine day-to-day operations related to the administration of delinquent student accounts and the Accounts Receivable Loan Portfolio. Assists students and parents in person or by phone regarding their accounts. Reviews and maintains accuracy of student accounts. Makes payment arrangements for students and/or their parents. Maintains accuracy of holds on student accounts. Processes and mails account past due letters. Contacts students regarding past due accounts.

Administrative Assistant-Counseling Center

Open for hire: 11-20-2017

Under general supervision, responds to requests for information and appointments, either in person or via telephone. Schedules appointments for counselors in the center, sometimes managing heavy demand and high volume. Maintains confidential information. Performs a range of basic office support activities for the department, such as routine clerical, data entry, and/or word processing work as assigned.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Harding University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability or prior military service. Preference is given to persons whose lives exhibit respect for and support of the goals of Christian education. Unlawful discrimination is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable laws.

Your Right to Know

The safety and security of the Harding community are a major concern for the Public Safety Department. Information about campus security, safety programs and procedures, fire statistics, and crime statistics is available in compliance with the Jean Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. You can obtain a copy of the annual security and fire report or contact the Harding University Department of Public Safety.

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Location: back of the Ezell building

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Harding University
Human Resources
Box 12257
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