Instructor / Assistant Professor of Nursing

Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 29, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Summary

The School of Nursing in Columbus State University’s College of Education and Health Professions invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor of Nursing. The start date for this position is January 1, 2021.

The School of Nursing at Columbus State University graduates a diverse body of nearly 150 students annually. It offers a traditional BSN for students seeking an RN license and three online degree programs: an RN-BSN for licensed RNs with an Associate degree; a Master’s of Science in Nursing (education, leadership, and information tracks); and a Master’s of Science in Nursing in Family Nurse Practitioner. Both MSN programs are offered in collaboration with Georgia Southwestern State University. International opportunities are available as study abroad in Ireland, and a student service in Ecuador. Currently, over 85 percent of our nursing graduates pass the NCLEX, the National Nursing Licensure Exam, a testament to the quality of the program and faculty.


Responsibilities will include: teaching undergraduate nursing courses, face-to-face and online as well as in clinical and simulation lab settings; mentoring students; working collaboratively with area clinical and hospital staff; performing service and administrative tasks necessary to ensure excellence in nursing education at Columbus State University; and contributing to scholarly activity in the field through research, presentation, and publications. The successful candidate will be able to foster an environment of professionalism and collaboration, work in continuous improvement of nursing education, demonstrate exceptional ability to function as part of a team with university faculty and the community of practice, and engage in practices that support the University's focus on student engagement and active learning.

Required Qualifications

A Master’s degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited college or university is required. The successful candidate must possess at least three years of quality nursing experience in a medical-surgical or specialty environment; be licensed or eligible for RN licensure in Georgia; have experience working with diverse populations; and possess an understanding of technology as a tool for effective teaching.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who have an earned Doctorate in Nursing or a related field; evidence of successful teaching at the college level in both traditional, simulation, and online environments; possess previous leadership experience in the academic and/or clinical environment; and knowledge/experience with CCNE accreditation.

Required Documents to Attach

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be received prior to an offer being extended.)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Three references with emails and current telephone numbers

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jan G. Burcham, Associate Dean, College of Education and Health Professions, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; Phone: 706-507-8519; or email to

Conditions of Employment

A successful criminal background check and drug screening will be required in order to meet local health care facility preclinical requirements and are conditions of employment.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.

Special Applicant Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University’s online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, any international transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to submission.