Human Resources

Human Resources

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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
kfulbright@tnwesleyan.edu
(423) 746-5327

Staff Openings
Student Financial Affairs Assistant/Accounts Payable

Reporting Relationship:   Associate Vice-President for Student Financial Services

Department:  Student Financial Services/Financial Affairs

Responsibilities:  Positive promotion of the University through interaction with outside contacts, faculty, and staff.  The position requires knowledge of general office processes and accounting.  Duties include:

  • Prepare and modify documents including confidential correspondence, reports, drafts, memos, agendas, schedules, and emails.
  • Preparation of journal entries and extensive data entries using University accounting system 
  • Open, sort, and distribute incoming correspondence.
  • General clerical duties including photocopying, filing, and scanning of documents. 
  • Process purchase orders, invoices, other pertinent accounts payable documents and enter invoices in accounts payable module of Jenzabar system.
  • Prepare reconciliations of University bank accounts on a monthly basis.
  • Assist with facilitation and maintenance of federal student work study and institutional work scholarship program components, documents, student timesheets, and system input of hours.
  • Answer phones, accept payments, greet and assist students with Student Financial Affairs questions.  
  • Support the general financial affairs administrative area in office operational functions as needed.
  • Promote Tennessee Wesleyan in a positive manner to faculty, other staff members and outside contacts.
  • Maintain working knowledge of University operations and programs.
  • Any other duties as deemed necessary by the Assistant Vice President for Student Financial Affairs and the Vice President for Financial Affairs.

Qualifications:  Administrative and accounting experience preferred, Bachelor’s degree OR combination of work experience and education to equal five (5) years administrative/accounting experience.  Candidate must have strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills; exceptional written composition skills to produce accurate and concise documents; proficient in basic web functions, data entry, and Microsoft Office products, i.e. Excel, Word; exceptional 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 candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and list of references to hr@tnwesleyan.edu.

Records and Data Associate (Full-Time Hourly Position)

Reporting Relationship:   Registrar      Office Location:  Window Office

Department:  Registrar’s Office (serving under Academic Affairs)

Qualifications:  High school diploma, some college preferred.  Candidate must have strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.  A working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel, are desired.  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 and also as part of a team.

Responsibilities:  Serve students, faculty, staff and individuals in regard to records and knowledge of academic requirements.  The position requires some night and weekend responsibilities.  The position will report to the Registrar regarding records and Registrar duties and to the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Research for data duties to include:

Primary Records Duties:

  • Attend and monitor Window Office
  • Process transcript requests (all e-script, window, mailed, etc.)
  • Process change of major/advisor requests
  • Process change of address/name forms and update records
  • Process enrollment verifications including those assisting Financial Aid (for loan deferment)
  • Process employment verifications and those received by NSC (National Student Clearinghouse)
  • Answer phone lines when others are not available
  • Process with course add/drop requests
  • Monitor work study students
  • Enter FERPA release forms
  • File documents in appropriate files/records
  • Maintain “permission for coursework elsewhere” forms
  • Process Special Arrangement Forms received from the Academic Affairs Office
  • Collect and deliver mail for the office

 

Shared Registrar Office Duties:

  • Process with transfer entry evaluations
  • Assist the Registrar with graduation planning and commencement ceremonies
  • Assist faculty with records, myPortal, etc. as needed
  • Assist in new student registrations
  • Process/update holds as needed
  • Update records when new transcripts and score reports are received
  • Assist with courses and schedules by term to build in database
  • Keep all internal institutional office forms updated
  • Work with the Associate Registrar and verify all new student files for completion on those matriculated by admissions
  • Assist with grade changes, substitutions, and all additional forms received in the Registrar’s Office
  • Other duties as assigned by the Registrar

Primary Data Duties:

  • Collect information from internal and external sources, such as instructional rosters, academic program reports, and assessment of general education competencies
  • Ensure proper organization and filing of data-related documents
  • Communicate with various departments and stakeholders to gather necessary information
  • Maintain and update databases containing institutional data such as tagging of cohorts and athletic team members
  • Schedule and coordinate student assessments

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 professional references to hr@tnwesleyan.edu.

Faculty Openings
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 hr@tnwesleyan.edu.

Assistant Professor of Biology

The Department of Natural Sciences of Tennessee Wesleyan University in Athens, Tennessee invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor scheduled to start in August 2024.  The minimum requirement is a terminal degree in Biology or related field. 

The successful candidate will have the demonstrated ability to teach the following courses and associated labs for science majors:  the first semester of General Biology; Genetics; General Microbiology; Advanced Cellular Biology; Molecular Biology; Biology Seminar; possibly an upper-level Biology elective and other teaching assignments as needed by the university and department.

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 deadline for submitting an application is February 15, 2024, or until the position is filled.  Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a one-page summary of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation that can address the candidate’s ability or potential to educate, and unofficial copies of transcripts to hr@tnwesleyan.edu.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Tennessee Wesleyan University is a small private institution with a teaching mandate in Athens, Tennessee. The Department of Social Sciences invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This faculty position requires a terminal degree in Criminology or a closely related field. Additional graduate work in Psychology, Social Work, or Sociology domains is highly valued though not required.  

Responsibilities include undergraduate-level classroom instruction in both lower and upper division courses. The candidate will be responsible for program and curricular development, mentoring undergraduates, advising students, and serving on faculty committees. Other programmatic responsibilities include assessing/evaluating curriculum and instruction, courses, and affiliated programs. Highly valued for this position is supervising undergraduate research.

Required qualifications:

Ph.D. in Criminology or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered with the expected Ph.D. completion within the first six months of hire.

Additional requirements:

  • Evidence of being a team player who can act in leadership.
  • Teaching background that includes both lower division and upper division undergraduate courses including traditional criminal justice curriculum as well as criminological theory, basic and advanced research methods, and data analyses.
  • Evidence of scholarship or research practices which include undergraduates.

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 hr@tnwesleyan.edu.

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 hr@tnwesleyan.edu.

 

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.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics of Tennessee Wesleyan University in Athens, Tennessee invites applications for a tenure-track position in Mathematics at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor scheduled to start in August 2024.  The minimum requirement is a terminal degree in mathematics or mathematics education.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to teach a wide variety of courses, both lower and upper division, in the undergraduate degree in mathematics.

In addition to the teaching duties describe above, this position will require the successful candidate to 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 15, 2024 or 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 ability or potential to educate, and unofficial copies of transcripts to hr@tnwesleyan.edu.

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Tennessee Wesleyan University is a small private institution with a teaching mandate in Athens, Tennessee. The Department of Social Sciences invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This faculty position requires a terminal degree in Sociology. Additional graduate work in Psychology, Social Work, or Criminal Justice domains is highly valued though not required.  

Responsibilities include undergraduate-level classroom instruction in both lower and upper division courses. The candidate will be responsible for program and curricular development, mentoring undergraduates, advising students, and serving on faculty committees. Other programmatic responsibilities include assessing/evaluating curriculum and instruction, courses, and affiliated programs. Highly valued for this position is supervising undergraduate research.

Required qualifications:

Ph.D. in Sociology. ABD candidates will be considered with the expected Ph.D. completion within the first six months of hire.

Additional requirements:

  • Evidence of being a team player who can act in leadership.
  • Teaching background that includes both lower division and upper division undergraduate courses including traditional sociology curriculum as well as sociological theory, basic and advanced research methods, and data analyses.
  • Evidence of scholarship or research practices preferably including undergraduates.
  • Expertise in any domain of intersectionality including but not limited to race, gender, crime, or law enforcement. Both traditional academic and applied approaches will be considered.

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 hr@tnwesleyan.edu.

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 hr@tnwesleyan.edu.

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