Background image

Faculty Openings

Our StoryLeadershipAccreditationLocationDepartmentsCampus DirectoryCOVID-19 responseTree Campus


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.


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 lower level courses for science majors including General Biology, General Botany, and Ecology, and upper level courses such as Plant Anatomy, Plant Physiology or similar courses.  Additionally, the candidate will be expected to offer general education courses for non-science majors, including Fundamentals of Biology 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 utilize and support the University’s 93 acre nature preserve.

The applications will be accepted immediately and will continue 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

Tennessee Wesleyan University is seeking applicants for a full-time Program Director of Social Work beginning June 1st, 2022. The BSW Program Director will enter the University on the tenure track and at the faculty rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor depending upon academic experience. This 12-month position requires teaching 9 credit hours each semester, except for summer, with primary instructional assignment to BSW courses. Other responsibilities include managing curriculum, recruitment, retention, advising BSW students, engaging in scholarship, and service to the department, college, university, profession, and community. The TWU Social Work program is embedded in the Social Sciences Department where many faculty teach across curriculum. The successful applicant will provide vision, energy, and creativity for program development. The TWU Social Work program was granted initial accreditation through CSWE in 2019 is in the process of reaffirmation for February 2023.

Required Education/Experience
•  An earned MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program.
•  Two years of post-MSW practice experience (direct or community practice).
•  Experience teaching in higher education.
•  Experience in a leadership role.

Additional Considered Education/Experience
•  Previous experience with CSWE/accreditation.
•  D. or DSW in Social Work.
•  Program or curricular development
•  Academic advising
•  Research scholarship.

The University, Department of Social Sciences, and Social Work Program invite diverse applicants including women and individuals from minority and the LGTBQ+ communities. TWU is committed to contributing to a more diverse community.  PROCEDURE FOR CANDIDACY Applicants should submit a CV, letter of interest including summary of qualifications, and three references. References will be contacted with advanced notice after candidates’ interviews.

Confidential review of applications will begin immediately; parties who apply by February 15, 2022, will be given first consideration.

Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled. Please send all application material to

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 accounting. 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 entry and higher-level courses in the Goodfriend School of Business. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the traditional day program, the Management Excellence evening program, and the online MBA program.

This position will require the successful candidate to advise students, serve on college committees and be supportive of the goals of the university and the 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.

Please send application material to