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ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY

The Department of Social Sciences of Tennessee Wesleyan University in Athens, Tennessee invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Sociology. This faculty position requires a terminal degree in Sociology.

The successful candidate will demonstrate undergraduate-level teaching experience or ability in both lower and upper division Sociology courses. Additionally, evidence of leadership is important as the candidate will be responsible for the management of program adjuncts as well as program and curricular development.

The successful candidate will be expected to mentor undergraduates, advise students and serve on faculty committees; assess/evaluate Sociology instruction, courses and programs; participate in community service, departmental meetings, student recruitment and retention activities. Supervision of undergraduate research or applied programming is strongly encouraged.

Additional desired characteristics include expertise in any domains of intersectionality such as race, gender, crime, law enforcement or mental health; interpretation of diversity in terms of all marginalized groups. Lastly, research or scholarly literature demonstrating expertise in any of the following areas would be valued: Applied Sociology, the LGTBQ populations, cultural competence, law enforcement & gender studies. Colleagues with other areas of expertise are welcome to apply.

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 for leadership, undergraduate teaching and collegiality, and unofficial copies of transcripts to:

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

Tennessee Wesleyan University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that celebrates the all-encompassing diversity of its student body. TWU is committed to sustaining a welcoming and inclusive environment for the campus community that includes a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences. TWU faculty and staff have a passion and desire to prepare students from a broad spectrum of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds towards personal and professional success. TWU encourages applications from candidates without regard to ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Pediatric and/or Mental/Psychosocial Health Occupational Therapist Professor

Location: Knoxville, TN
2 positions available

Tennessee Wesleyan University seeks a Full-time Pediatric and/or Mental/Psychosocial Health Occupational Therapist Professor. This full-time, core faculty member will contribute to the MOT program team and teach pediatric and/or mental/psychosocial health-related courses and other courses as per education, work experience, and areas of expertise. This full-time core faculty member will assist other core faculty with the development of sophisticated programmatic and course evaluation matrices, assist with the collaboration between the healthcare academic and clinical program offerings of TWU and the Covenant Health System, and surrounding educational affiliation opportunities in the surroundings areas of Knoxville, Tennessee, and serve on committees to further facilitate the development of the new MOT Program towards its initial accreditation through ACOTE. A commitment to the values of TWU and the MOT Program of Inquiry, Community, Diversity, Excellence, Engagement, Sustainability, and Service is required.

Responsibilities of the full-time Pediatric and/or Mental/Psychosocial Health Occupational Therapist Professor will be to perform education duties within the MOT Program, including planning, development, delivery, evaluation, and the selection and refinement of course content and lessons specific to his or her area(s) of expertise.

All graduate faculty members are expected to be active participants in the professional and community life of the University.  They advise and mentor graduate/adult students and contribute to a vibrant and growing academic program through participation in professional/scholarly activities, curriculum planning and development.

The TWU MOT Program is currently in Candidacy Status with ACOTE: Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD. 20814-3449. Phone: 301-652-6611 x2042 www.acoteonline.org. SACSCOC Approval received on 12/4/2018.

Minimum Education:

  • Conferred Doctorate degree awarded from an institution that is accredited by a United States Department of Education recognized regional accrediting body;
  • A PhD, OTD, or other Doctorate Degree in a closely-related field is preferred.

Minimum Work Experience:

  • A minimum of 2 years of full-time work as an Occupational Therapist in a pediatric and/or mental health / psychosocial setting is required.

Minimum Licensure/Certification Qualifications:

  • Licensed Occupational Therapist in the state of Tennessee.
  • Initially certified by the National Board for Certification for Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

Leadership / Other Qualifications

Provides leadership to faculty through committee work, administrative staff through collaborative efforts, and students within the program; Demonstrates an understanding of university and department policies and procedures; Demonstrates an understanding and commitment to the program’s and institution’s Mission, Vision, and Values.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Exceptional organization and course facilitation, planning skills, and experience with teaching at a post-secondary level preferred;
  • A history educating occupational therapy students (i.e., in the classroom setting, in Lab, or on fieldwork).
  • A minimum of 2 years of documented experience in the pediatric and/or mental health / psychosocial setting / field of occupational therapy
  • Progressive track record of scholarship and/or creative works
  • Willingness to take on new challenges related to program opportunities, involvement, and development.

Interested applicants should send a current CV, official school transcripts, and references to kfulbright@tnwesleyan.edu.

Tennessee Wesleyan University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that celebrates the all-encompassing diversity of its student body. TWU is committed to sustaining a welcoming and inclusive environment for the campus community that includes a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences. TWU faculty and staff have a passion and desire to prepare students from a broad spectrum of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds towards personal and professional success. TWU encourages applications from candidates without regard to ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

 

 

 

Adjunct Instructor for Political Science

TWU Department of Social Sciences is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Adjunct Instructor of Political Science. The qualified candidate should demonstrate

  • either masters or doctoral level education in the discipline (or an equivalent)
  • experience in both online and in-seat course presentations
  • prior experience teaching both Introduction to Political Science and American Government and Politics courses.

Interested applicants should send a current CV, official school transcripts, and references to kfulbright@tnwesleyan.edu.

Tennessee Wesleyan University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that celebrates the all-encompassing diversity of its student body. TWU is committed to sustaining a welcoming and inclusive environment for the campus community that includes a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences. TWU faculty and staff have a passion and desire to prepare students from a broad spectrum of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds towards personal and professional success. TWU encourages applications from candidates without regard to ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.