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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

 

Adjunct Instructor of Biology

Tennessee Wesleyan invites applications for the position of Adjunct Instructor of Biology for the Athens, TN campus. Opportunities available for the Spring 2017 semester. Classes to be taught include General Microbiology (200 level) and Molecular Biology (400 level).

Candidate qualifications include:

  • An earned master’s or doctoral degree in biology with experience in microbiology and molecular biology.
  • Teaching experience at the associate or baccalaureate level.
  • Good written and communication skills.

Qualified individuals should submit the following materials to kfulbright@tnwesleyan.edu:  cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three professional references.

 

Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology

The Department of Natural Sciences of Tennessee Wesleyan University in Athens, Tennessee invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology.  Requirements for the position include a terminal degree in Biology or related field and a strong commitment to collegiality.

The successful candidate will have the demonstrated ability to teach the following courses for science majors:  the botany and ecology sections of the second semester of General Biology; General Botany; Ecology; Plant Anatomy; Plant Physiology; and an upper level Biology elective.  Additionally, the candidate will be expected to offer general education courses for non-science majors, including Fundamentals of Biology, Environmental Science and other teaching assignments as needed by the university and department such as science courses with a service-learning component. 

In addition to the teaching duties described above the successful candidate will be expected 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 student research would be strongly encouraged.  The candidate also will have an opportunity to play a leadership role in supporting the University’s 93 acre nature preserve and developing academic programs in the area of environmental science.

The deadline for submitting applications is January 15, 2017.  Interested individuals should submit an employment application, 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:

kfulbright@tnwesleyan.edu
Kyle Fulbright, Director of Human Resources
Tennessee Wesleyan University
204 East College Street
Athens, TN 37303

 

Part-time education faculty

The Tennessee Wesleyan University Department of Education is seeking a highly qualified candidate for a part-time faculty position in the teacher education program.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise student teachers
  • Teach early childhood and/or special education courses
  • Advise students
  • Participate in open house and new student orientation events
  • Develop strong and positive partnerships with local school systems

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate preferred, will consider EdS or Master's with appropriate experience
  • 18 or more hours of coursework at the master's level in early childhood education or special education
  • 5 or more years teaching in early childhood or special education public school settings or classroom experience combined with administrative duties
  • Familiar with TEAM teacher evaluation system (will become certified)
  • Evidence of effective teaching
  • Potential for excellence in undergraduate instruction
  • Evidence of integration of technology into instruction

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, copy of all transcripts, and names and contact information for three references to pging@tnwesleyan.edu

 

Tenure-track physics professor

The Department of Natural Sciences of Tennessee Wesleyan University in Athens, Tennessee invites applications for a tenure-track position in Physics at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor scheduled to start in August 2017.  The minimum requirement is a Master’s degree in Physics.  The successful candidate will have the demonstrated ability to teach the following courses and associated labs for science and pre-engineering majors: a two-semester sequence of algebra-based physics; a two-semester sequence of calculus-based physics; a course in Dynamics; general education courses such as Physical Science with laboratory; and other teaching assignments as needed by the university and department.  These courses may include a service/learning component.

In addition to the teaching duties describe above, 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 University.

The deadline for submitting applications is January 1, 2017.  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:

Kyle Fulbright, Director of Human Resources
kfulbright@tnwesleyan.edu
Tennessee Wesleyan University
204 East College Street
Athens, TN 37303

 

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Tennessee Wesleyan invites applications for the position of Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice.  Teaching opportunities exist at both Athens and Knoxville campuses beginning in January 2017.

Candidate qualifications include:

  • An earned master’s or doctoral degree in a Criminal Justice related field: Specific needs include areas of police, corrections, administration, multiculturalism/diversity and computer crimes.
  • Experience working in Hybrid or Online course environments at the associate or baccalaureate level.
  • Work with adult students is a plus.
  • Good written and spoken communication skills.

Qualified individuals should submit the following materials to kfulbright@tnwesleyan.edu:  Cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three professional references.

 

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

Tennessee Wesleyan invites applications for the position of Adjunct Instructor of Political Science for the Athens, TN campus. Opportunities available beginning the Fall 2016 semester.

Candidate qualifications include:

  • An earned master’s or doctoral degree in a Political Science related field: Specific needs include introductory, international relations, and American government/politics.
  • Teaching experience at the associate or baccalaureate level.
  • Good written and communication skills.

Qualified individuals should submit the following materials to kfulbright@tnwesleyan.edu:  Cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three professional references.

Staff Opportunities

 

Admissions Counselor

Tennessee Wesleyan is currently seeking a highly motivated staff member for the Office of Admissions. This position will primarily: maintain working knowledge of majors, programs and organizations, develop a rapport with other constituents including guidance counselors, TW staff, faculty, students and alumni, review applications, initiate personal contact with prospects through telephone calls, electronic mail, letter/postcard follow-up, maintain accurate and up to date files for prospective students, and additional responsibilities as assigned by the Associate Vice President for Admissions. This position will require travel.

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 organizational 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.

Application deadline is September 30, 2016. Please forward a cover letter, resume, and the names of 3 professional references via email to kfulbright@tnwesleyan.edu.