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

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

History Professor Position

The Department of History at Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, Tenn., is seeking to fill a one-year appointment (with the possibility of renewal) for the 2014-2015 academic year. The successful applicant would teach three sections per semester of the U.S. history survey and one upper-division course, preferably in a non-US, non-European field of the candidate’s choice. The Ph. D. in hand is preferred but strong ABD applicants are encouraged to apply. Respond by email with a brief cover letter and curriculum vitae to Dr. David Duncan, Chair of the Department of History:  davidduncan@twcnet.edu

Environmental Science Instructor

Tennessee Wesleyan College invites applications for an adjunct instructor position in the Department of Natural Sciences for the spring semester of 2015.  Requirements for the position include a minimum of a Master’s degree in the discipline.  The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching lecture and laboratory for Environmental Science for non-science majors.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, and transcripts to:

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.  Requirements for the position include a terminal degree in Chemistry with preference given to applicants with prior teaching experience.  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.  Supervision of undergraduate student research is strongly encouraged.  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:

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

Assistant Athletic Trainer
Tennessee Wesleyan College invites application for the position of Assistant Athletic Trainer. This is a full-time position within the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. The Assistant Athletic Trainer will assist with the coverage of varsity and junior varsity sports. Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, the care and prevention of athletic injuries and administering first aid, work and travel with both men’s and women’s intercollegiate teams, and perform tasks as assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer. 
Bachelors Required/Masters Degree preferred, BOC Certified, TN State License (or eligible), Current certification in Emergency Cardiac Care
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to:
Donny Mayfield, Director of Athletics
Tennessee Wesleyan College
204 East College Street
Athens, TN 37303
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


Web and Digital Media Specialist

The Web and Digital Media Specialist is responsible for the development of content for the college’s website and social media networks, including the production of videos to be shared through these and other vehicles.  The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of the website content management systems and web analytics tools; excellent project planning and prioritization skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously under deadlines; excellent digital video productions skills; excellent written and verbal communication and customer service skills; and the ability to develop positive working relationships with a broad range of internal and external audiences.  Duties include, but are not limited to:

·         Creating content and posting to social media channels on a daily basis, ensuring message and brand consistency across all channels. 

·         Directing and producing quality digital media, including video, audio, still imagery, and written text for distribution across the college’s web and social media channels.

·         Review and approve the production of web and other content produced by colleagues on campus.

·         Monitoring, listening and responding to communication and questions on website and all social channels.  Analyzes and reports on effectiveness of campaigns.

·         Creating and managing social media promotions and Facebook ad campaigns.

·         Monitoring trends, competitor practices, and new social media opportunities.  Maintaining knowledge of current trends and emerging media outlets.

·         Disseminate campus information to internal and external audiences using the campus video monitors (Bright Sign), and newsletter (Bulldog Bytes).

·         Regularly write current engaging content and make edits to the website.

·         Develop and manage Merit rollout campaign and ongoing posts to students. 


·         Bachelor’s degree in communication, English, marketing or related area.

·         Excellent video production and editing software skills.

·         Excellent written communication skills and the ability to write copy in different styles.  An understanding of writing for SEO is preferred.

·         Knowledge of concepts and trends in social media with experience developing, maintaining and monitoring social media presence.

·         CMS experience (Word press, Drupal, etc.)

·         Proficient in Photoshop and InDesign.

·         Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with attention to details and deadlines, and the ability to initiate and prioritize projects.

·         Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule.  Occasional weekend and evening hours are expected on an as-needed basis.

·         Ability to work with internal and external colleagues across many disciplines and departments.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume to: 
Melody N. Lantz, Director of Human Resources
Tennessee Wesleyan College
204 East College Street
Athens, TN 37303