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Human Resources

Human Resources

The mission of the Tennessee Wesleyan University Department of Human Resources is to provide assistance, leadership, and training opportunities to those associated with the college while helping maintain an improved work environment for faculty and staff members so that these persons may continue to be a positive influence to prospective and current students, parents/families, alumni, friends and community members.

For information regarding Human Resources at Tennessee Wesleyan University, contact:

Kyle Fulbright, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
(423) 746-5327

Staff Openings

Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Student Life

Tennessee Wesleyan University is seeking an administrative assistant within the Student Life Office who is responsible for coordinating daily office tasks and independent projects. The individual will need to have strong written and verbal skills, have the ability to work with various individuals, and must be a team player. The position requires the individual to possess strong computer and organizational skills and may require occasional nights and weekends. Candidates must have a high school diploma, Bachelors preferred and previous experience as an administrative assistant.

Interested applicants should send a resume with references to Interviews will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Tennessee Wesleyan University, an NAIA institution in southeast Tennessee, is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Athletic Trainer. This is a full-time position within the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. The Assistant Athletic Trainer will report to the Director of Sports Medicine and assist with the coverage of varsity and junior varsity sports as assigned. 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 Director of Sports Medicine. This is a 10-month salaried position, paid over 12 months, with medical benefits offered, continuing education, dues and licensure fees covered. Salary commensurate with experience.


Bachelor’s Degree Required; Master’s Degree preferred. BOC Certification required. TN State Licensure (or eligible) required. Current certification in Emergency Cardiac Care required.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to

Women's Basketball Head Coach

Tennessee Wesleyan University, an NAIA member competing in the Appalachian Athletic Conference, invites application for the position of Head Women’s Basketball Coach. The head coach will direct all aspects of the women’s basketball program. This is a full-time, 12-month position within the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: instruction, supervision, and development of the women’s basketball team; recruiting and retention of student athletes, scheduling contests, organizing team travel, monitoring annual budget, fundraising, administrative tasks, and effective communication with team members, faculty, staff, and media. Other duties as assigned by the Vice President and Director of Athletics.

Required skills and knowledge:

  • Collegiate level coaching experience with a demonstrated understanding of NAIA rules.
  • Collegiate recruiting experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Ability to provide budgetary oversight.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Ability to create a positive team culture.

Qualifications include a required Bachelor’s degree with previous coaching and/or playing experience at the collegiate level.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of professional references to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Faculty Openings

Social Work Field Education Director Position Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Work

Tennessee Wesleyan University is seeking applicants for the Tenure-track faculty position of Field Education Director in the Social Work Program. This position is designated Faculty [75%] with Social Work administrative responsibilities [25%]. The Faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Social Work is dependent upon academic instructional experience. The Field Education Director is a leadership position and works in tandem with and under the purview of the Social Work Program Director. Faculty report to the Social Sciences Department Chair.

Some specific responsibilities of the Field Education Director include, but are not limited to:

  • Student recruitment/advising.
  • Visit field sites and maintain relationships with Field Instructors.
  • The recruitment, maintenance, and review of community agencies for student field placements.
  • The training of field instructors and their agencies.
  • The development and promotion of field placement processes.
  • Field practicum oversight including liaison responsibilities.
  • The evaluation of field student learning and field setting effectiveness, including meetings.
  • Program monitoring, analysis, and assessments.

The Social Work Program offers a BSW degree. The successful applicant must have the ability to teach in two or more Social Work content areas. We are seeking candidates who are committed to innovative teaching, and we seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for teaching/mentoring undergraduates, leadership skills, strong interpersonal skills, and administrative experience, as well as demonstrate the potential for graduate instruction.

Qualifications: A minimum of Master of Science in Social Work, at least 2 years Post MSW practice experience with a State of Tennessee Social Work license at MSW or license eligible. Highly valued experience is prior teaching in a CSWE accredited program.

Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.

Interested individuals should submit an employment application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a one-page summary of leadership philosophy, and three letters of recommendation that can address the candidate’s ability or potential for leadership, teaching, mentoring, and collegiality to

Full-Time Faculty Dental Hygiene

The Dental Hygiene Program at Tennessee Wesleyan University is conducting a search for one (1) full-time faculty position.  These 10-month, non-tenure track faculty appointment is scheduled to begin on August 1, 2024. Responsibilities include but are not limited to didactic, laboratory, and clinical instruction, student advising, committee service within the program and university, and designated faculty assignments.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  

Applicants should possess the following qualifications: 

  • A graduate of a CODA-accredited dental school or dental hygiene program with an earned bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree in dental hygiene or a related discipline. 
  • Current license to practice dental hygiene or dentistry in Tennessee
  • Licensed RDH candidates must be certified to administer local anesthesia
  • Licensed RDH or DDS/DMD with five or more years of clinical practice experience required.
  • Teaching experience in dental hygiene curriculum at the associate or baccalaureate level preferred. 

Qualified individuals should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three professional references to 

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

Tennessee Wesleyan University invites applications for a visiting faculty position in music with additional duties teaching applied voice.

This person will teach music theory, aural skills, and maintain an applied voice studio. The person must be able to develop and maintain professional relations with regional music educators and church musicians.  They should promote continued recruitment of music majors and minors.  The person must show evidence of achievement in the musical classroom as well as in private voice instruction.  An ability to relate well to students and to inspire them to grow musically is essential.

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  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 abilities related to the position, and unofficial copies of transcripts to

Assistant or Associate Professor of Special Education

Tennessee Wesleyan University in Athens, Tennessee invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the education department of the Teacher Education Program. 

Specific requirements for the position include: 

  • Minimum degree of M.S. 
  • Eighteen hours of course work at the master’s level or above in Teacher Education, Literacy Instruction, or Special Education 
  • Evidence of effective teaching in K-12 schools 
  • Evidence of effective collaboration with stakeholders  
  • Evidence of effective data driven decision making   
  • Knowledgeable or experience with TEAM teacher evaluation system and TNPulse web-based platform for Tennessee student learning plans 

Responsibilities may include: 

  • Teaching Special Education, and/or Elementary Education courses in both baccalaureate and master’s programs 
  • Coordinating and develop partnerships with local education associations  
  • Coordinating students’ clinical experiences  
  • Advising students 
  • Serving on university committees 
  • Supervising students with TEAM assessment 
  • Participating in recruitment and retention activities (including some summer and weekend days) 
  • Participating in data-driven program development  

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, unofficial copies of all transcripts, names, and contact information for three references to 

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

The Goodfriend School of Business at Tennessee Wesleyan University invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Business Administration. This position requires at least 18 hours in management and/or business analytics. The desired candidate will have a master’s degree in the field, but a terminal degree is preferred. The candidate will be required to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in the Goodfriend School of Business. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the traditional day program, the Management Excellence degree completion program, and the graduate business programs.

This position will require the successful candidate to advise students, serve on TWU and Goodfriend School of Business committees and be supportive of the goals of the university. Being a team player is critical to the candidate’s success in the Goodfriend School of Business.

Applications should include a letter of interest, a current vita, official copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a statement on the individual’s philosophy of teaching, learning and commitment to undergraduate and graduate business administration studies. Applications can be sent to

Assistant Professor of English & Creative Writing

The Department of English and Modern Languages at Tennessee Wesleyan University in Athens, TN invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Creative Writing starting in August 2024. Candidates must have an M.F.A. and/or a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment. This position carries a 4/4 teaching load of undergraduate courses, including composition, creative writing classes, and literature. The ideal candidate will also be prepared to teach English Grammar and Usage.


TWU is a small liberal arts college located on a historic campus in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. We have a proud tradition of excellent teaching and mentorship that extends beyond time in the classroom. Candidates should expect to be an active member of the department and university community, which includes attending and helping lead campus events, promoting the Creative Writing program, and directing our campus literary magazine. Beyond evidence of teaching success, in your cover letter we would love to hear about completed and ongoing writing projects, your work with students outside the classroom, and your experience related to diversity and inclusion.


For full consideration, please submit the following materials by February 1, 2024:

  • a cover letter,
  • a curriculum vitae, and
  • your teaching philosophy.


Applicants should submit materials to


Candidates advancing to the second round of review will be invited to submit:

  • three letters of reference,
  • evidence of teaching success (sample syllabi, student/peer course evaluations, teaching awards, etc.),
  • unofficial copy of graduate school transcript, and
  • a writing sample.


Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled; however, all applications received on or before February 1, 2024 will receive full consideration.

Adjunct Instructor of Sociology

The Department of Social Sciences of Tennessee Wesleyan University in Athens, Tennessee invites applications for Adjunct Professor of Sociology. This position requires at least 18 graduate hours in Sociology, preferably with at least a completed M.A./M.S. degree.

Instructional opportunities include undergraduate-level teaching in both lower and upper division Sociology courses. Additionally, instruction may include in-seat and online course delivery options.

Courses for instruction include Introduction to Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Social Problems, Gender and Society, Social Movements and Change, Sociological Theory, etc.

Interested individuals should submit an employment application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, a one-page summary of teaching philosophy, and unofficial copies of transcripts to

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