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

Administrative Assistant, Part-Time

Department: Social Sciences – Social Work Program

Overview: This position serves as an administrative assistant to the Social Work program to provide support for effective management and professional delivery of services within the program. Reports to Social Work Program Director

Responsibilities:  Assist faculty with office tasks including copying and word processing, record keeping, communication to students, supply ordering, and purchase orders. Additionally, help with planning program events and activities.

Skills: Customer service, organization, time-management, effective oral and written communication, ability to function independently and as a team member, detail-oriented, and computer proficiency including MS Office suite.

Qualifications: Minimal requirement is an associate’s degree, and, preferred, 2-5 years of experience interacting with people in a professional setting.

Availability: 20 hours per week; 4 hours per day. Some availability outside the regular schedule (2-3 times per semester).

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and a 1-page resume to

Director of Orientation and Leadership Development

Tennessee Wesleyan University, a private, liberal arts university located 45 miles south of Knoxville and 50 miles north of Chattanooga, is seeking qualified applicants for the Director of Orientation and Leadership Development. 

The Director needs to be an individual that will be able to positively promote the university through the planning and implementation of Orientation programs, Parent/Family Relation events, Outdoor and Rec Sports, and Leadership programs.  The individual will also serve as a student success coach in the Mosher Success Center. 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.

Primary qualifications: Masters preferred, Bachelors required, in College Student Personnel, Counseling or related field and experience in student affairs administration. Experience with planning student events and budget is required.

The position requires occasional night and weekend duties, has a competitive salary, and possible housing package.

Review of application materials will begin immediately with an anticipated start date of August 1. Please forward a cover letter, resume and the names of 3 professional references via email to

Degree Completions and Graduate Admissions Counselor

Reporting Relationship: Associate Director of Admissions

Department: Admissions

Responsibilities: Positively promote the University to prospective students and their families. The position requires local travel, including some nights, weekends and overnights, to various schools, businesses, and events throughout the region. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Generate names of prospective degree completion and graduate students through events, community meetings, college fairs, and networking events.
  • Counselor for Degree Completion and Graduate programs: Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Business Administration, Criminal Justice Leadership, Management Excellence, Master of Science in Education, Master of Science in Sports Leadership, and Executive Graduate programs. As well as providing additional support to Allied Health degree completion and graduate programs as needed.
  • Work closely with the marketing team to promote these programs.
  • Promote Tennessee Wesleyan in a manner that encourages prospective graduate and degree completion students to apply and visit campus
  • Plan and coordinate recruitment travel by territory in conjunction with the Associate Director of Admissions
  • Work with prospective students and their family from the inquiry stage through matriculation
  • Maintain working knowledge of other college majors, programs, and organizations
  • Develop a rapport with other constituents including program directors, TWU staff and faculty, and other community organizations and businesses
  • Review applications, initiate personal contact with prospects through telephone calls, electronic mail, letter/postcard follow-up, etc.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date files for prospective students
  • Extensive data entry using the university database system
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Associate Director of Admissions

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required and experience in higher education preferred. Candidate must have strong written and verbal interpersonal communication skills and 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 prominent level of accuracy in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions. Candidates must handle information confidentially and professionally. The individual must be able to work independently, as part of a team and be goal oriented.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume/cv, and list of professional references to The position will be open until it is filled.

Faculty Openings

Assistant or Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

Tennessee Wesleyan University seeks a Full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy with experience in use and application of modalities, community advocacy and leadership, and general OT practice techniques. This core faculty member will contribute to the MOT program team and facilitate courses as per education, work experience, and areas of expertise. This Assistant/Associate Professor will assist with the development of programmatic and course evaluation matrices, assist with the collaboration between the healthcare academic and clinical program offerings of and surrounding educational affiliation opportunities in the surroundings areas of Knoxville, Tennessee. The Assistant/Associate professor will serve on committees to further facilitate the development of the MOT program to continue to improve student and program outcomes. 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 Occupational Therapist Assistant/Associate 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 their area of expertise. Service on various committees, such as the Admissions Committee, Thesis Committees, and others, is required.  
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. 

Applicants must hold a master’s degree, entry-level doctoral degree, or post-professional doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy awarded by an institution that is accredited by a United States Department of Education recognized regional accrediting body. 

Minimum Licensure/Certification Qualifications: 

  • Licensed Occupational Therapist in the state of Tennessee (or can obtain one upon employment start-date). 
  • Initially certified by the National Board for Certification for Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) 

Minimum Work Experience: 

  • A minimum of 2 years of full-time work as an Occupational Therapist is preferred.  

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; ability to use Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office Suite tools. 
  • Must be familiar with online and/or synchronous teaching and learning and willing to use Microsoft Teams, Sakai (Learning Management System), and others as directed.  
  • Exceptional organization and course facilitation, planning skills, and experience with teaching at a post-secondary level preferred. 
  • A history of educating occupational therapy students (i.e., in the classroom setting, in Lab, or on fieldwork) is preferred. 
  • Willingness to take on new challenges related to program opportunities, involvement, and development. 

Interested applicants should send a cv/resume, transcripts, and TN OT license to Please inform us if you are in another state and will be applying for a TN OT license.   

Tennessee Wesleyan’s Master of Occupational Therapy Campus is located downtown Knoxville, TN.  


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

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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