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Senior Resource Specialist

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Work Type: Administrative
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Business and Financial Services, Human Resources

Job Title

Senior Resource Specialist


University Provost


$46,448 - $57,520; commensurate with experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

Responsible for faculty credential approval for all courses offered by the University. Documents faculty credentials in Banner and in the Instructional Faculty Roster. For all instructors of record, responsible for justifying and documenting qualifications, including the maintenance of all academic transcripts for those teaching courses. Credential approval applies to all tenured and tenure track faculty, non-tenure-track faculty, including adjuncts, staff, graduate assistants and post-doctoral scholars.

Oversee and manage the part-time faculty hiring process, including background checks, parking decals, verification of EPAF matched with instructional course load in Banner, and academic credential check. Maintain database of all part-time faculty (including staff and faculty teaching as an overload) each term. Approves access to student records for all part-time faculty each term via Workflow, a Banner product to conform to FERPA regulations.

Assists the Associate Provost for Academic Administration and Resources in all budgetary and finance related functions of the Division. Includes preparation of the annual budget for Academic Affairs, monitoring of all accounts, correction of errors, review of all budgetary revisions in the Division, and distribution of funds for special initiatives approved by the Provost. Assist in data preparation and analysis using Academic Performance Solutions which measures academic productivity in instruction, capacity utilization, and cost effectiveness. Participate in the analysis for approval of faculty positions for posting.

Completes University response to all faculty unemployment claims and represents Associate Provost at appeals hearings as needed.

The Senior Specialist is a member of a team that provides data, analytical, and executive level support for a wide range of functions within the Division of Academic Affairs. Conduct analysis and prepare reports in response to faculty and administration requests and to address policy and decision-making issues. Perform other related tasks and special projects as assigned.

Required Education

Master's degree in Business, Education or closely related field required.

Required Related Experience

Three (3) years of responsible work with higher education administration, personnel management, payroll, budgeting, bookkeeping or accounting required.

Desirable Related Experience

Higher education experience preferred.

Documents Needed to Apply

Cover Letter & Resume Required

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Vacation and Sick Leave  
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

For individuals requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: October 14, 2022

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