Employment

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 or Associate Chemistry Professor

The Department of Natural Sciences of Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens Tennessee invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chemistry at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor scheduled to start in August 2016. A terminal degree in Chemistry is required. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach the following courses and associated labs for science majors: a two-semester sequence of General Chemistry; a two-semester sequence of Analytical Chemistry; a two-semester sequence of Physical Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry; and other teaching assignments as needed by the college and department. These courses may include a service/learning component.

This position will require the successful candidate to advise students; serve on college committees; assess/evaluate instruction, courses, and programs; participate in community service, departmental meetings, curriculum planning, and student recruitment and retention activities. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to collegiality throughout their tenure at Tennessee Wesleyan College.

Interested individuals should electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a one page summary of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation that can address the candidate’s ability or potential to educate, and unofficial copies of transcripts to: gharris@twcnet.edu


Assistant or Associate Social Work Professor - Behavioral Science Department

The Department of Behavioral Science at Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens Tennessee invites applications for a tenure-track position in Social Work at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor scheduled to start in August 2016. Applicants should possess the MSW, the DSW, or the Social Work Ph.D., and hold or be eligible for Tennessee Licensure. Preference will be given to applicants with substantive social work practice experience, university level teaching experience and assessment/program evaluation. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach courses such as Intro to Social Work, Social Policy, Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Social Research Methods, Interviewing Skills, Individuals and Families, Groups, Community Practice and Program Evaluation, Field Placement, and Child Welfare.

This position will require the successful candidate to advise students; serve on college committees; assess/evaluate instruction, courses, and programs; participate in community service, departmental meetings, curriculum planning, and student recruitment and retention activities. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to collegiality throughout their tenure at Tennessee Wesleyan College. The successful candidate will participate in the process of applying for BSW accreditation through CSWE.

Interested individuals should electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a one page summary of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation that can address the candidate’s ability or potential to educate, and unofficial copies of transcripts to: gharris@twcnet.edu.


Founding Program Director of the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy:

Tennessee Wesleyan invites applications for the position of Founding Program Director of the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. This is a 12 month, tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor scheduled to begin on July 1, 2016. The Program Director will lead the development of the occupational therapy program, oversee the ACOTE accreditation process, and be responsible for managing all aspects of the program, including the recruitment and supervision of faculty; the Program Director also will play an instructional role in the program. The program will be based in Knoxville, Tennessee and is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2017-2018. Continued funding for the position is contingent upon securing ACOTE accreditation for the program by January 1, 2019.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced occupational therapist with a documented record of administrative and teaching experience in higher education. Applicants should possess the following qualifications:

  • An earned doctoral degree in occupational therapy from an ACOTE accredited institution.
  • Certified occupational therapist with at least 8 years of clinical practice in the field.
  • Current occupational therapy license to practice in Tennessee.
  • A minimum of 3 years of administrative experience in higher education, including planning, curriculum development, budgeting, assessment and personnel management.
  • Administrative experience with ACOTE accreditation standards and procedures.
  • A minimum of 3 years of full-time teaching experience in an ACOTE accredited occupational therapy program.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and ongoing scholarly research.

Qualified individuals should submit the following materials to gharris@twcnet.edu: Cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three professional references and a statement of the candidate’s vision of graduate education in the health sciences at a teaching-focused university. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by February 1, 2016.

 



  • 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

Qualifications:
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

Associate Vice President for Admissions

Tennessee Wesleyan College seeks an associate vice president for admissions.  The successful candidate will provide substantial impact on the future and direction of the college by leading all student recruitment efforts including recruitment to traditional undergraduate, adult undergraduate and graduate programs. This associate vice president will institute best practices across the division and be the major architect for new student enrollment growth in existing and new programs.  This leadership position will work with colleagues to scan for opportunities within the highly competitive higher education marketplace and properly position the college to meet its long term vision.

Tennessee Wesleyan has a strong reputation in the east Tennessee region and is ranked in the top tier in the southeast by US News and World Report.  Founded in 1857, it remains affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is highly regarded for its student-centered professors, engaged students, and committed alumni.  Located approximately 45 minutes from both Knoxville and Chattanooga, the main campus is in a picturesque setting with Georgian architecture.  The college also operates an education center in Knoxville which houses the nursing and adult business degree program.  The college recently was approved to offer its second graduate degree in business and has several new programs ready to launch in the future.  This associate vice president will play an essential role in the marketing and enrollment success of many of these programs.  These new offerings, new off site and online programs, along with improvement in retention are expected to assist the college in growing from 1046 students to approximately 1500 by 2025. 

The successful candidate will be an experienced enrollment leader with strong analytical, planning, leadership, and execution skills.  It is also essential that the candidate have a warm and inviting style, as well as demonstrated understanding of trends and issues in higher education. 

Inquiries and applications are invited.  Candidates should provide a resume, a letter of application, and names and contact information for three professional references. 

Application materials should be sent electronically via email to:  gharris@twcnet.edu.  Application materials will be accepted through January 29, 2016.

 


 

Founding Program Director of the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy:

Tennessee Wesleyan invites applications for the position of Founding Program Director of the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. This is a 12 month, tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor scheduled to begin on July 1, 2016. The Program Director will lead the development of the occupational therapy program, oversee the ACOTE accreditation process, and be responsible for managing all aspects of the program, including the recruitment and supervision of faculty; the Program Director also will play an instructional role in the program. The program will be based in Knoxville, Tennessee and is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2017-2018. Continued funding for the position is contingent upon securing ACOTE accreditation for the program by January 1, 2019. 

The ideal candidate will be an experienced occupational therapist with a documented record of administrative and teaching experience in higher education. Applicants should possess the following qualifications:

  • An earned doctoral degree in occupational therapy from an ACOTE accredited institution.
  • Certified occupational therapist with at least 8 years of clinical practice in the field.
  • Current occupational therapy license to practice in Tennessee.
  • A minimum of 3 years of administrative experience in higher education, including planning, curriculum development, budgeting, assessment and personnel management.
  • Administrative experience with ACOTE accreditation standards and procedures.
  • A minimum of 3 years of full-time teaching experience in an ACOTE accredited occupational therapy program.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and ongoing scholarly research.


Qualified individuals should submit the following materials to gharris@twcnet.edu: Cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three professional references and a statement of the candidate’s vision of graduate education in the health sciences at a teaching-focused university. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by February 1, 2016.