Tennessee Wesleyan College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, national origin, or ethnic group in education programs or employment activities, nor does the college discriminate against qualified handicapped or disabled persons.

Faculty Opportunities

Assistant/Associate Professor of Teacher Education

The Department of Teacher Education at Tennessee Wesleyan College seeks to fill a full-time, tenure-track position for the academic year 2014-2015. Responsibilities include classroom instruction and participation in departmental and college-wide  activities. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. or Ed.D. with graduate hours in early childhood education, reading methods, and literacy assessment. To apply, please submit: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; contact information for three (3) professional references with at least two addressing teaching abilities; and graduate transcripts (copies acceptable with application). Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Send materials to: 

Melody Lantz,
Director of Human Resources
Tennessee Wesleyan College
204 East College Street
Athens, TN 37303

Adjunct Instructor in Mathematics   

The Department of Mathematics at Tennessee Wesleyan College invites applications for an adjunct position in mathematics with at least 18 hours of graduate work in the discipline. The successful candidate will have earned a Master’s Degree in Mathematics and will be required to teach entry level up to and including Sophomore level mathematics.

Applications should include a letter of interest, a current vita, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a statement on the individual's philosophy of teaching, learning, and commitment to mathematics studies. All should be submitted to:

Melody Lantz,
Director of Human Resources
Tennessee Wesleyan College
204 East College Street
Athens, TN 37303

Nursing Faculty Position

Tennessee Wesleyan College – Fort Sanders Nursing Department invites applicants who are Registered Nurses with extensive Med / Surg experience for a full-time 10-month faculty position.

The successful candidate will teach classroom, online, and clinical aspects of Adult Health II, an upper level medical/surgical nursing course, will contribute to the Advanced Nursing course through clinical instruction, and will contribute to the teaching, scholarship and service missions of the college. Applicants should include evidence of high-quality teaching and clinical experience at the baccalaureate level. Candidates may be responsible for teaching courses in the developing MSN curriculum in the future.

Tennessee Wesleyan College – Fort Sanders School of Nursing was established as a partnership between the former Fort Sanders School of Nursing in Knoxville and Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, TN. This joint endeavor combines the long history of excellence in nursing education with the college tradition of providing quality, liberal arts education to meet the needs of the community. Tennessee Wesleyan College – Fort Sanders Nursing Department is committed to higher education for professional nurses, lifelong learning, and professional values.

Qualifications and Experience:

1.       Earned Master’s degree in nursing required, earned doctorate in nursing or related field preferred.

2.       Strong written and oral communication skills.

3.       Indicators of abilities to engage in effective teaching and research.

4.       Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with students and faculty from diverse backgrounds, programs, and disciplines.

5.       A minimum of one year of teaching (full or part-time) and two years of practice. Other experiences may be considered in lieu of one year of teaching experience.  

Location: The position is based in Knoxville, Tennessee and some travel to hospitals in the East Tennessee region required.

Application materials should be sent electronically via email to:

Melody Lantz,
Director of Human Resources
Tennessee Wesleyan College
204 East College Street
Athens, TN 37303

Clinical Nursing Instructor OB/Maternity 

Position:  Part Time Clinical Nursing Instructor OB/Maternity Spring 2014 (Tues-Thurs)  

Qualifications: The candidate should have a BSN in the discipline. MSN is preferred.

Application Process: An applicant must submit a letter of application, official transcripts of all college work (unofficial copies accepted until invited for interview), a current curriculum vita, and contact address and telephone numbers of at least three recent references who will speak to the professional qualifications of the applicant, and a statement of teaching. Send materials to:

Melody N. Lantz, Director of Human Resources
Tennessee Wesleyan College
204 East College Street
Athens, TN 37303

The Associate Dean of Nursing is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the undergraduate nursing program located at the TWC Knoxville Campus, located in Knoxville Tennessee. The Associate Dean must be a strong, effective, visionary leader who:
  • Recruits and retains academically qualified faculty in the discipline
  • Performs annual evaluations for coordinators, faculty and staff
  • Oversees and maintains SACS and CCNE accreditation standards for the nursing program
  • Approves nursing class schedules in consultation with coordinators
  • Teaches classes as needed to meet and/or exceed accreditation standards
  • Collaborates with nursing faculty regarding effective and innovative curricula
  • Chairs faculty meetings and serves as ex-officio to other nursing committees
  • Serves on college committees and participates in nursing related campus and community activities
  • Collaborates with external organizations, clinical agencies and Covenant Health
  • Serves as staff to the Nursing Board of Visitors
  • Provides ongoing communication with the faculty, staff, the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the President with respect to current and evolving programmatic and curricular directions for the department of nursing
  • Attends Department Chair and Associate Dean meetings on the main campus
  • Develops and processes clinical and faculty contracts in collaboration with college administration
  • Develops and monitors the annual budget for the department

Doctorate in Nursing or a related field with a master’s degree in nursing
Teaching experience and evidence of scholarly accomplishments
Record of collaborative and dynamic leadership in addition to theoretical and clinical nursing experience
Effective written and oral communication

Staff Opportunities

Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving – Athens Campus
Tennessee Wesleyan College, a comprehensive private liberal arts institution headquartered in Athens, Tenn., invites applicants for the position of Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving for the Athens Campus. This full-time position is responsible for the planning and implementation of programs and projects that strategically engage alumni and is also responsible for planning and implementing a program of annual giving to the TWC Fund.
Major Duties:
---Plan and implement alumni engagement events including Homecoming, class and affinity reunions, and area receptions.
---Provide budget oversight for the alumni department.
---Work collaboratively with the communications department to compile information for the Bulldog Bytes eNewlsetter and the Arches alumni magazine.
---Maintain accurate alumni records in Jenzabar.
---Implement best practices for the TWC Annual Fund including direct mail, phonathons, peer to peer solicitation, employee campaign, etc.
---Assist with donor moves management strategies to achieve maximum gift potential
Minimum Qualifications:
---Baccalaureate Degree - Tennessee Wesleyan College graduate preferred
---Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with the ability to work collaboratively and courteously with colleagues, alumni and the public
---Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail
---High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information
---Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
Technical Qualifications:
---Ability to learn basics of Jenzabar database program
---Microsoft Office
---Proficiency with email and social media
This position has an anticipated start date of May 1, 2014.
Resumes should be submitted via email to:

Transfer Admissions Counselor – Athens Campus

Tennessee Wesleyan College, private liberal arts institution headquartered in Athens, Tenn., invites applicants for the position of Transfer Admissions Counselor for the Athens Campus. This full-time position is responsible for all aspects of recruitment, from initial contact through matriculation for students in designated recruitment areas.
Major Duties:
---Represent the college in external recruitment activities, as well as meeting with prospective students, reviewing applications and maintaining communications with students, parents, and guidance counselors.
---Travel as needed to represent the college at high school visits, fairs and recruitment activities.
---Assist with the execution of on-campus admissions events.
---Participate in staff development workshops and seminars.
---Represent the department in college and community committees.
---Perform other duties as assigned by the Director or Vice President.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required and experience in higher education preferred. Candidate must have strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, as well as the ability to speak to large groups. The candidate should also possess strong computer and organizations skills and the ability to manage multiple projects with a high level of accuracy in a fast paced environment with frequent interruptions.  Candidates are required to handle information in a confidential and professional manner.  The individual must be able to work independently, as part of a team and be goal oriented.

Resumes should be submitted via email to:

Title: Community Engagement Coordinator

Department: Center for Servant Leadership

Reports to: Director of the Center for Servant Leadership and the Vice President for Academic Affairs

Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Servant Leadership, the Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for identifying, initiating, and deepening relationships with various community stakeholders, coordinating one-time and general service opportunities for students, overseeing the implementation of the annual Day of Service, verifying student service activities, and generally building the capacity of TWC students to meet the needs of our surrounding community. Additionally, this individual will recommend the program budget and prepare grant proposals as necessary.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assisting the Director with the day-to-day operations of the CSL;
  • Cultivating campus and community partnerships;
  • Developing mechanisms to assist students in understanding the importance of community engagement and servant leadership;
  • Coordinating, promoting, and managing service opportunities that are not connected to service-learning (SL) designated courses;
  • Planning and implementing the annual Day of Service;
  • Budgetary responsibility for the annual Day of Service and the Student Activities line of the CSL budget;
  • Serving as the Volunteer Resource Center liaison with the United Way of McMinn and Meigs Counties;
  • Managing effective communication and promotion strategies of community engagement activities utilizing print, electronic, and social media resources;
  • Conducting verification of student service activities utilizing campus and community partnership forms;
  • Supervising student workers/work scholarship/field placement students;
  • Assisting with portfolio workshops and reviews;
  • Assisting with alternative break trip programming;
  • Assisting with all assessment activities related to the QEP, especially related to community partnerships;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director.

Minimum Qualifications:  The successful candidate will have a minimum of an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree preferred. The Coordinator will have excellent computer and communication skills, enjoy working with various groups of people, possess the ability to manage multiple projects at one time, be able to maintain confidentiality, and will be a team player. Knowledge of Microsoft Office 2007 is a must. Knowledge of the myPortal system and the Jenzabar System, or the ability to master various operational program databases, is preferred. This position reports directly to the Director of the Center for Servant Leadership.

Resumes should be submitted via email to: