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

  


Library Director

Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, TN, seeks a dedicated and collegial individual to join an innovative team as director of the library. The director is the chief administrative officer for library & information services and a member of the faculty; appointment is tenure-track at the rank of assistant professor. The successful candidate will:

  • Formulate and administer all policies, regulations, plans and procedures to fulfill the mission, goals and objectives of the library.

  • Create an environment conducive to high staff morale as well as encouraging library use by all clientele.

  • Ensure compliance with the Southern Association of College & Schools and Department of Education in all aspects of library programs and services, and in faculty credentials.

  • Develop, organize, and ensure accessibility to all library resources and services.

  • Formulate and support the associate director in the administration of personnel policy and procedures, including assignment of duties, service standards, staff development, and evaluation.


The Director of the Library must hold the terminal degree in library science from an American Library Association accredited institution and have a minimum of three years administrative experience in higher education.

Review of applications will begin January 9. To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation that address the candidate’s ability or potential, and unofficial copies of transcripts to:
mlantz@twcnet.edu 

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


Assistant or Associate Professor in Chemistry

The Department of Natural Sciences of Tennessee Wesleyan College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chemistry at the Assistant or Associate Professor level scheduled to start in August 2015. A terminal degree in Chemistry is required, and the successful candidate will teach the following courses and associated labs for science majors: a two-semester sequence of Organic Chemistry; Biochemistry; an upper level chemistry course for majors and develop a Forensic Chemistry course. Additionally, a GOB Chemistry course with laboratory will be taught along with 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 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:

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


Assistant or Associate Professor in History (Fall 2015)

Full-time Tenure Track position in antebellum American history with a secondary concentration in a non-Western concentration preferred.  Candidates will teach both introductory and a variety of upper level undergraduate courses.  Ph.D preferred, ABD considered.

Candidates should include cover letter discussing research interests and teaching philosophy, c.v., academic transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and relevant teaching materials to display their teaching experience and expertise. Review of applications will begin February 16 and continue until position is filled.  Submit materials electronically (if possible as a single attachment– with the exception of recommendation letters. Recommendation letters should be sent by the recommenders directly via email with the applicant’s name in the subject line). 

Email: mlantz@twcnet.edu  or mail to Melody N. Lantz, Director of Human Resources, Tennessee Wesleyan College, 204 East College Street, Athens, TN  37303  


 

Assistant Professor of Spanish

The Department of English and Modern Languages at Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, TN, invites applicants for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Spanish. The successful candidate must be fluent in Spanish and English, both written and spoken, and hold an earned Ph.D. with the major concentration in Spanish.  The candidate must have at least 2 years of experience and demonstrated effectiveness in teaching beginning and intermediate Spanish. This position will involve teaching undergraduate courses in Spanish, as well as assisting in the development of ESL courses at TWC.  It will also require committee work and advising as well as other responsibilities demanded of a member of the Department of English and Modern Languages.

Applications should include a letter of interest, a statement of philosophy on language teaching, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three (3) letters of recommendation, and a current vita.

Applications will be accepted for this position until April 4, 2015.  This position has a competitive entry level salary.   Direct salary range inquiries may be requested from Mrs. Lantz prior to application submission.   Applications and salary range inquiries may be sent electronically to:

Melody N. Lantz, PHR,MBA

Director of Human Resources

MLantz@twcnet.edu


 

Assistant Professor in Business Administration

The Department of Business Administration at Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, TN invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Business Administration.  The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in Business or a related field/discipline, and at least 18 graduate hours and or work experience in a business related field.  The ideal candidate will be able to teach a variety of entry-level and higher- level Business Administration courses including the Management Excellence evening program in Athens, TN; Cleveland, TN; and Knoxville, TN.

This position will require the successful candidate to advise students, serve on college committees, and be supportive of the goals of the college and Business Administration Department. 

Applications should include a letter of interest, a current vita, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three (3) letters of recommendation, and the candidate’s personal philosophy of teaching, learning, and commitment to undergraduate and graduate business administration studies. 

Primary courses are taught at the Athens, TN campus: however, courses at the Cleveland, TN and Knoxville, TN instructional sites may be taught from time to time depending on where the candidate resides to minimize extensive travel.

Applications will be accepted for this position until April 4, 2015.  This position has a competitive entry level salary.   Direct salary range inquiries may be requested from Mrs. Lantz prior to application submission.    Applications and salary range inquiries may be sent electronically to:

Melody N. Lantz, PHR,MBA

Director of Human Resources

MLantz@twcnet.edu

 

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

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

 


Vice President for Academic Affairs

Tennessee Wesleyan College announces the search for a Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA).  The College is seeking an experienced academic leader who will work in partnership with the president in developing new programs and enhancing the overall academic experience of all students.

The College is in its fourth year of a new strategic plan to strengthen the college and offer several new online and on ground programs including graduate and adult offerings.  Tennessee Wesleyan is a private college affiliated with the United Methodist Church and has an enrollment of nearly 1100 students. Tennessee Wesleyan College (www.twcnet.edu) has a long tradition of excellence in the liberal arts, as well adult and professional studies programs.  The college’s main campus is in Athens, Tennessee with satellite locations in Knoxville and Cleveland, Tennessee. 

The VPAA will be experienced and skilled in new program development, implementation, and delivery.  This critical position will be filled by a high energy, creative academic leader interested in being the next architect of several new high quality academic programs.  The successful candidate will value and show evidence of a commitment to shared governance, servant leadership, collaboration and effective communication. 

Reporting to the Academic Vice President are six Associate Deans, the Director of the Library, the Director of Servant Leadership, and the Registrar.

Desired characteristics or attributes include the following:

  • Experience in private higher education
  • Academic leadership at the associate dean level or higher
  • Effective communication and team skills
  • Experience with budget development and administration
  • Demonstrated skills in program development

Credentials will include an earned terminal degree and evidence of experience as an academic leader within a comprehensive college that offers both professional and liberal arts programs. 

All nominations, inquiries, and application materials will be kept confidential.  The review of candidates begins March 20, 2015.  The search will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.  Applications should be sent electronically to Ms. Gail Harris, Vice President for Financial Affairs, at Gharris@twcnet.edu.    

Tennessee Wesleyan College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and 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.