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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

 

Vice President for Academic Affairs

Tennessee Wesleyan University announces the search for a Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA).  The University 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 University is in its fifth year of a new strategic plan to strengthen the university and offer several new online and on ground programs, including graduate and adult offerings.  Tennessee Wesleyan is a private university affiliated with the United Methodist Church and has an enrollment of nearly 1100 students. Tennessee Wesleyan University (www.tnwesleyan.edu) has a long tradition of excellence in the liberal arts and professional programs.  The university’s main campus is in Athens, Tennessee with satellite locations in Knoxville and Cleveland, Tennessee. 

The next 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 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 several department chairs, two Associate Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs, Director of Library Services and Information, 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 and knowledge of accreditation

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

All nominations, inquiries, and application materials will be kept confidential.  The review of candidates begins February 15, 2017.  The search will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.  Applications should be sent electronically to Mr. Kyle Fulbright, Director of Human Resources, at             Kfulbright@tnwesleyan.edu.    

Tennessee Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy and intent of the college to provide equal opportunities in employment, promotion, wages, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment to all. Tennessee Wesleyan University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, military service, or any other protected characteristic.

 

Founding Program Director of the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Tennessee Wesleyan University, in partnership with the national search firm of Scott Healy & Associates, seeks a dynamic and entrepreneurial leader to serve as the Founding Director of the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program.  Reporting directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Program Director will lead the development of the occupational therapy program, oversee the ACOTE accreditation process, and cultivate partnerships with major healthcare providers throughout east Tennessee, including the Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center in Knoxville. The Director will be the chief academic and administrative officer for the MSOT program and will play a major leadership role in shaping the future of health sciences education at the institution. This is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty appointment scheduled to begin in August 2017.

Tennessee Wesleyan University is a comprehensive student-centered, teaching-focused institution which offers bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees at its main campus in Athens and learning sites located in Cleveland and Knoxville.  Approximately 1,100 students currently are enrolled with Nursing and Exercise Science representing two of the largest academic programs on campus. The development of new graduate programs in the Health Sciences is a major strategic priority for the institution. In addition to occupational therapy, future plans call for the establishment of graduate programs in health informatics, physician assistant studies, nursing and physical therapy. The Strategic Plan also envisions the creation of a School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Instructional facilities for the occupational therapy program will be housed on the Fort Sanders campus in downtown Knoxville within walking distance of clinical sites at the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center. The Program Director will benefit from the long-standing partnership between Covenant Health and the Tennessee Wesleyan-Fort Sanders Department of Nursing and have a unique opportunity to promote the future growth and development of community relationships throughout the area.

The successful candidate should meet the following qualifications:

  • An earned Doctoral Degree in Occupational Therapy or related field (PhD, ScD, EdD, etc.)
  • Demonstrated record of outstanding scholarship and teaching
  • Demonstrated aptitude in the ACOTE accreditation procedures
  • Five or more years' progressive levels of leadership, responsibility and expertise in teaching, preferably in higher education
  • Credentialed and licensed Occupational Therapist with at least 8 years of experience in the field of occupational therapy
  • At least 3 years of full-time teaching experience in a post-baccalaureate or graduate program with ACOTE accreditation. Preference for at least four years of experience at the Associate Professor level
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching, scholarship, service and administration, in an institution of higher education
  • Success as a creative leader and in generating external resources

Application and Nomination Process:

Please refer all questions to Mr. Christopher S. Healy, Vice President at SH & A, at chris@scotthealy.com. All inquiries, applications, and nominations will be held in the strictest confidence.

Mr. Christopher S. Healy, Vice President

Scott Healy & Associates

chris@scotthealy.com

The full and complete application should contain the following information:

1) A cover letter outlining your experience as an occupational therapist and/or in related fields in higher education.  Special attention will be paid to those applicants who have started, developed, and/or expanded a Master's or Doctoral program for occupational therapy.
The full and complete application should contain the following information:

2) A complete CV outlining your career in higher education and within health related areas. 

3) The names of five professional references including their relationship to you, their position, email, and direct phone numbers.  References will not be contacted without written permission.

Applications submitted by February 10, 2017, will receive priority consideration. This search will remain open until the position is filled. 

 

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 February 1, 2017 or until the position is filled.  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

 

Accounts Payable Clerk

Reporting Relationship:   Vice-President for Financial Affairs

Department:  Business Office

Responsibilities:  Positive promotion of the university through interaction with vendors, outside contacts, faculty, and staff.  The position requires knowledge of accounts payable processes.  Duties include:

  • Match invoices and purchases orders in preparation for data entry
  • Contact vendors and/or employees to obtain accurate documentation of invoices
  • Extensive data entry using university accounting system
  • Process accounts payable checks with substantiation of payments through correlation of invoice and purchase orders
  • Assist with monitoring of student payment plans
  • Promote Tennessee Wesleyan in a positive manner to other staff members and outside contacts
  • Maintain working knowledge of university operations and programs
  • Any other duties as deemed necessary by the Vice President for Financial Affairs

Qualifications:  Accounts Payable experience preferred, Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Candidate must have strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills; good computer skills and able to demonstrate working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, i.e. Excel, Word; excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks with a high level of accuracy in an environment with frequent interruptions; and ability to handle information in a confidential and professional manner.  The candidate must also be able to work independently and as part of a team and be goal oriented.

Interested individuals should send the following application material: cover letter, resume, and list of references to kfulbright@tnwesleyan.edu.

 

Director of Student Involvement 

Summary: The Director of Student Involvement is responsible for coordinating and promoting campus events and activities, including community engagement and volunteerism opportunities, the co-curricular convocation program, and parent/family relations. Tennessee Wesleyan seeks an innovative, creative, experienced professional who demonstrates outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with students, parents, and other campus departments. This live-in position, which requires some night and weekend duties, has a competitive salary and housing package.

Reports to: Associate Dean of Students

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Develop, coordinate, and assess the comprehensive student activities and the co-curricular convocation programs of educational, recreational, social, and cultural events providing opportunities for students’ social engagement and personal growth;
  2. Manage effective communication and promotion strategies for Student Life programs and services utilizing print, electronic, and social media resources to ensure that events and activities are well publicized and are reaching the diverse constituencies of the campus community;
  3. Cultivate and maintain campus and community partnership to positively promote the institution and the Division of Student Life;
  4. Coordinate, promote, and manage service opportunities in collaboration with local non-profit community partners;
  5. Plan and implement annual service projects;
  6. Oversee parent/family relations;
  7. Develop annual goals, objectives, assessment, and updates that support the department mission and contribute to the greater mission of the institution;
  8. Maintain student convocation and service records, providing regular reports to various stakeholders;
  9. Negotiate, review, and finalize contracts with agents to plan and host campus events;
  10. Advise the Student Activities Board;
  11. Supervise student workers/work scholarship students;
  12. Other duties as assigned within the division.

Primary qualifications: Bachelors required, in College Student Personnel, Counseling, or related field, and experience in student affairs administration. Experience with planning student events and managing budgets is required. Successful candidate 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 be a team player. 

Application deadline is February 10, 2017 with an anticipated start date in April 2017. Please forward a cover letter, resume, and the names of 3 professional references via email to kfulbright@tnwesleyan.edu

 

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 February 1, 2017. Please forward a cover letter, resume, and the names of 3 professional references via email to kfulbright@tnwesleyan.edu.