Siena Heights University EMPLOYMENT AT SHU


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Employment At Siena Heights University

If you would like to consider joining the Siena Heights team, please review the open positions listed below and submit all requested application documents to Please reference the position title in the subject line of the email to ensure timely review and distribution of your application materials. Per University policy, we will only accept application materials for currently open positions.

Siena Heights University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status in the institution’s programs or activities or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The University promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons and veterans. Siena Heights University’s Title IX Coordinator is the Chief Public Safety Officer, Cindy Birdwell. She can be contacted at 517-264-7194 or, or in person in Ledwidge Hall on the Adrian campus. For 24/7 availability, call 517-264-7799.

Siena Heights University is a smoke-free environment and as such, prohibits smoking in all facilities. Siena Heights University is a drug-free workplace.

Siena Heights University is committed to attracting, encouraging, and retaining a highly qualified workforce to support our mission of assisting people to become more competent, purposeful, and ethical through a teaching and learning environment which respects the dignity of all. Siena Heights University is a renowned liberal arts institution located in Adrian, Mich. Siena’s success is the result of a diverse workforce coming together to help shape the future.

Any information provided to Siena Heights University during the application process (i.e. such as, but not limited to: cover letters, CV/resumes, educational transcripts, references, etc.) will be deemed to be a truthful and complete disclosure of an applicant’s past work experience, educational background, skills and abilities.

Any information and documents provided to the University during the application process that is found to be false, incomplete or misrepresented in any respect, will be sufficient cause to eliminate a candidate from further consideration for employment and/or may result in immediate discharge from the University.

We encourage applicants to submit the voluntary applicant background survey that assists the University in ensure that our recruitment efforts are reaching all segments of the country, as required by federal law. Your voluntary responses are treated in a highly confidential manner. They are not released to any search committee, employment panels, selecting officials, or anyone else who can affect your application. Your responses are stored as a tally for the group of all applicants for this vacancy in a manner that cannot be associated with any individual application and data summarizing will be conducted to ensure that the University is effectively recruiting from all portions of the country. No individual data is ever provided to selecting officials. No information taken from this form is ever placed in a personnel file.

Any questions related to employment can be forwarded to the attention of the Human Resource Department.

Siena Heights University
Department of Human Resources
1247 E. Siena Heights Dr.
Adrian, MI  49221



Open Positions

Director of Health Services and Campus Nurse (Full-time, 10-month position)

The Director of Health Services provides health care services, including first aid to the Siena community (primarily to students) and promotes health and wellness education, following medical code of ethics and adhering to the mission of Siena Heights University.

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Financial Aid Officer

The Financial Aid Officer is responsible for assisting in the administration of various financial aid programs including, but not limited to, student loans, work-study, grants and scholarships.   In addition, the Financial Aid Officer will assist and advise students and their families in the financial aid application process and perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director and Director of Financial Aid.

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Mathematics Faculty- Open Rank

The Instructor of Mathematics is responsible for instructing 12 semester hours of mathematics of pre-calculus courses, providing service as required, and engagement in professional development.

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Graduate Assistant for Women's Lacrosse

Assist the head coach in all aspects of the women’s lacrosse program.

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Admissions Counselor

The Admissions Counselor position is responsible for recruiting prospective students to the University’s undergraduate campus in Adrian, Michigan and meeting institutional enrollment goals.  Responsible for guiding students through a comprehensive college enrollment process, from inquiry to enrolled student stages.


Founded in 1919 and sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, Siena Heights University is one of 18 Dominican Catholic colleges and universities in the U.S.   The University’s mission is to assist people to become more competent, purposeful, and ethical through a teaching and learning environment which respects the dignity of all.  The University uses the Dominican Shield of the International Order of Preachers to symbolize the unity of a body of people working together for the common good.

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Maintenance Technician

The Maintenance Technician position performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled work in the maintenance, repair, preventative maintenance, and restoration of buildings, facilities, equipment and fixtures, including but not limited to painting, dry walling, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and heating/air conditioning work.  Proven experience in HVAC and electrical troubleshooting and repairs a must. Journeyman or licensed trade level in plumbing, heating and cooling, or electrical is preferred.

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Academic Advisor

The Academic Advisor works in the Center for Student Success (CSS) to support student registration, persistence and retention efforts with a caseload of 200-300 students. The Academic Advisor serves as a success coach, advocate and educational planner for advisees. Professionals in the CSS provide support and guidance for students to create academic and co-curricular plans, connect students with resources and opportunities and serve as a source of ongoing support to students throughout their college career.

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Engineering Faculty

Siena Heights University in Adrian Michigan, a liberal art centered institution, is seeking to hire a full time, Engineering faculty member, rank commensurate with experience and qualifications, to begin in August 2020.  We are seeking a colleague who is enthusiastic about undergraduate teaching to support our growing engineering enrollment.  Beginning in Fall 2020 Siena Heights is expecting to begin a new General Engineering degree.  The university currently offers an Environmental Engineering degree and also offers students the opportunity to pursue bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering in coordination with the University of North Dakota. Our engineering programs are exclusively at the undergraduate level. More information about engineering at Siena Heights can be found at

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Director of Engineering

Siena Heights University, a small Catholic college in SE Michigan, is seeking to hire a director for our engineering program. Siena Heights also has a partnership with the University of North Dakota Distance Engineering program to offer students dual degrees on a five-year plan.

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Graduate Assistant for the Music Department

The Graduate Assistant for the Music Department is responsible for assisting with both the educational and recruitment needs of the Department.

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Senior Public Safety Officer

Primary responsibility is to assure the safety of the Siena Heights Community.  Performs patrols and emergency response functions, provides supervision of Public Safety Staff. 

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Director of Student Engagement (11-Month Position)

The Director of Student Engagement serves as an active member of the Division of Student Life team by promoting community development and programming through the Office of Student Engagement.  The mission of the Office of Student Engagement is to build a campus community in which all students and student organizations are encouraged and supported in the cultivation of our Student Development Model encompassing Creativity, Intellect, Leadership, Citizenship, and Identity. Within the Office of Student Engagement, all students will find a place where their voices are heard and they are empowered to become more competent, purposeful, and ethical members of the Siena Heights community.

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Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

The Assistant Professor of Graphic Design is responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in Graphic Design as well as courses for non-majors, maintaining an active program of scholarship, providing service as required, and engagement in professional development.

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Public Safety Officer (Part-Time)

Siena Heights University, a Catholic liberal arts institution founded and sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, invites applications for the position of a part-time Public Safety Officer (i.e. 30 hours/week).  This position primary responsibility is to ensure the safety of the Siena Heights Community.  Dispatching, directing traffic, switchboard, desk operations, internal and external rounds, opening and closing rounds, parking rounds, stationary posts, escorts, emergency response, camera rounds, safety checks, fire alarm response, crown control and parking registration.

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Adjunct Faculty (Graduate/Undergraduate)

Siena Heights University, a Catholic, liberal arts university founded and sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, has on-going job opportunities available for adjunct faculty members. The educational requirements for instructing undergraduate courses is a Master’s degree in a related area of study.

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