About Trevecca Nazarene University

A Christian University in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, Trevecca is a private evangelical university whose mission is to provide education for leadership and service for its approximately 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Trevecca seeks to hire dynamic Christians who are professionally qualified and are committed to the educational mission of the university and its lifestyle expectations. 

The Program

The Social Work Program at Trevecca Nazarene University currently has approximately 65 students enrolled as majors with continual growth and appeal on campus. There are two full-time faculty member positions in the Program and three adjunct faculty members. The Program received its initial CSWE accreditation in November 2014. 

Position Description

The Social Work Program at Trevecca Nazarene University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position for teaching and Social Work Program Director beginning August 15, 2018. The Social Work Program Director’s responsibilities include the overall management and direction of the Social Work Program including the ongoing evaluation of the social work program, CSWE accreditation, strategic planning, development of student recruitment, retention, evaluation plans, and curriculum planning and development. Job responsibilities also include teaching courses across the generalist spectrum, specifically Working with Communities and Organizations, Introduction to Social Work, and Research Methods and Design. The Program Director’s responsibilities also include serving as a liaison and advocate for the Program, advising and mentoring students, research and scholarly endeavors, serving on University Committees, promoting faculty development, and active involvement in the community and collaboration with community leaders and organizations. Candidates are expected to be dedicated to a liberal arts education, as well as integrating Christian faith and learning within the practice of social work. This position requires a teaching load of 18 hours per year. 


Ideal candidates will possess an earned Master’s Degree in Social Work from a CSWE-accredited program (doctorate preferred), with specialization in social work practice and a minimum of two years post-MSW social work practice experience.  A strong candidate will have a working knowledge of and hands-on experience with the CSWE accreditation process.  Social work teaching experience in a CSWE-accredited program is strongly preferred, as well as current Licensure (LCSW) in social work. Ideal candidates will possess experience and expertise working at the macro level of social work, and demonstrate competence in the field of academic research. The successful candidate will have good communication and interpersonal skills, a respect for diversity, and will demonstrate a strong commitment to the values and mission of the University. A passion for working with undergraduate students in Christian higher education and having a demonstrated vision for the Social Work Program is essential.


Interested candidates who are in agreement with the mission and values of Trevecca Nazarene University should send a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, a statement of faith and your philosophy of teaching, and names of three references with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses. To expedite a review, scanned copies of unofficial transcripts may also be sent. Application materials should be sent to:

Elizabeth Nunley, LCSW,
Social Work Field Director and Interim Program Director
Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Social Work Program
Trevecca Nazarene University
333 Murfreesboro Rd.
Nashville, TN 37210
615-248-1574 (Office)
615 248-1366 (Fax)

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