1st Year Sem Aff Faculty

Southern Wesleyan University
Greenville, SC

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Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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1st Year Sem Aff Faculty (Internal)
Job type
Part TimeLocation
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)Salary
$0.00 per year

1st Year Sem Aff Faculty (Internal)

Accepting applications

About this position

This is an internal posting; applicants are by referral only.

The mission of the First Year Seminar at SWU is to prepare students to succeed not only in academic pursuits at Southern Wesleyan University but also in life. The seminar offers experiential learning, hands-on activities, and out-of-class adventures to enable students to connect with the SWU academic, social, and spiritual community. Faculty encourage students to view their studies from a Christian worldview, with an emphasis on faith and learning so that students can use their knowledge and skills to serve God and humankind.

Primary Responsibilities

Teaching Foundations for Success (SEMR 2323) course.

About our ideal candidate


  • Academic. A master’s degree in any academic discipline. Desire and/or experience in integrating Christian faith with teaching.
  • Mission and Lifestyle Expectations. The university is a Christian liberal arts institution in the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition. In light of SWU’s unapologetically Christ-centered mission, all employees are expected to embrace the university’s Statement of Faith, respect its Wesleyan heritage, and adhere to its lifestyle expectations.
  • Technology. SWU is committed to maximizing the use of technology in its daily operations and in achieving its strategic goals. The ideal candidate will be comfortable and familiar with the use of technology within the academic environment including distance learning and learning management systems, web-based programs, and PC applications, including all Microsoft Office 365 applications.
  • Pre-employment Screening. Employment is contingent on the completion a criminal background screening.

    Applicants should be prepared to provide written responses, as follows:

  • Personal Christian testimony
  • Personal ministry, church involvement or spiritual growth
  • Approach to teaching
  • Integration of faith and learning in your teaching
  • In addition to completion of the online application, please provide the following digital documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Letters of reference (2 professional)
  • Note: If you recently applied for a full-time faculty position, you will only need to complete the online affiliate faculty application and submit two (2) letters of reference.

    About us Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    It is the policy of Southern Wesleyan University to provide and maintain equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions (including but not limited to lactation), disability, genetic information, veteran-status, age, or any other classification protected by state, federal, or local law, unless a bona fide occupational qualification applies. The University reserves its right to operate as a church-related institution and to develop policies consistent with the religious tenets of its sponsoring denomination, The Wesleyan Church, and is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, United States Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended).

    University Mission

    Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community devoted to transforming lives by challenging students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ. In addition to specific academic requirements, SWU provides quality undergraduate and graduate programs in a distinctively Christian environment that fosters the integration of faith, learning, and living. Candidates for employment must support the Christian mission of the university and give evidence of successful professional experience, mature faith, and consistent Christian lifestyle.

    To view the university's profile, visit About SWU. To learn more about The Wesleyan Church--it's history, beliefs, and position on current issues--visit wesleyan.org/about. Applicants for employment are encouraged to view the following links providing additional information about how our campus community lives out these beliefs and practices.

    Statement of Purpose

    Doctrinal Statement

    Community Expectations

    University Core Values

    Christ Centered: Purpose, Scholarship, Community, Transformation

    • Purpose: A specific calling for a unique role in our world.
    • Scholarship: Academic excellence in an innovative faith-centered environment.
    • Community: Belonging to a connected and compassionate body of learners.
    • Transformation: Christ’s redemptive work in individual and corporate life.

    We believe that every individual has a God given purpose, brought to fruition by the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit and the challenge of scholarship. As we participate in a consecrated community of learners we are continuously transformed into the image of Christ both individually and corporately.


    Located in the beautiful upstate region of South Carolina, Southern Wesleyan University (SWU) is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community devoted to transforming lives by challenging students to be dedicated scholars and servant leaders who impact the world for Christ. Along with a vibrant, undergraduate on campus program, SWU offers online programs of study for undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral programs.

    Find Us
    PO Box 1020
    907 Wesleyan Drive
    South Carolina
    United States

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