Assistant Professor of Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner)

Lenoir-Rhyne University
North Carolina, United States
Competitive Salary
Sep 11, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Lenoir-Rhyne University’s School of Nursing seeks applications for a family nurse practitioner (FNP) in its  online Family Nurse Practitioner/Doctorate of Nursing Practice (FNP/DNP) program. The position may include a mix of duties in both the didactic and clinical portions of the program.  The position is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning January 2021.  Terminal degree in Nursing is required. The individual must hold an active registered nurse license in the state of NC and be certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. FNP certification and clinical experience in the area of family nursing practice is required. Experience with statistics and DNP projects is also preferred. The appointment is based at the University’s Hickory, NC campus.  Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment and capacity for teaching excellence, administrative vision and leadership, student mentorship, scholarly and professional engagement, and campus citizenship.

Candidates interested in this position must have strong qualities and experience in teaching, preferably in an online environment.  Additional previous experience in development of FNP clinical practice sites as well as development of new courses at the FNP/DNP level with attention to the DNP Essentials are preferred. All candidates must meet the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON) requirements of having two years of full time clinical experience as a registered nurse.  

To complete the online application process (required), candidates are directed to:

While completing the application process, candidates will be prompted to submit a Letter of Application, a Curriculum Vitae (including the names and addresses of three references), and a Statement of Teaching Philosophy. The application letter should discuss specifically how one’s professional experiences and perspectives relate to the needs of the position and of Lenoir-Rhyne University. (The University’s mission, vision, and values statements may be reviewed at:  To ensure full review, completed applications must be submitted by November 20, 2020, and the search will continue until the position is filled.  Any questions regarding the position or the search process should be submitted electronically to Dr. Kerry Thompson, Search Committee Chair, at

Founded in 1891, Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private liberal arts institution with more than 50 undergraduate degree programs and over 30 graduate degree programs. LR enrolls more than 2,750 undergraduate and graduate students and has had 11 consecutive years of enrollment growth. LR’s main campus is in Hickory, North Carolina, where both undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered. The University also offers graduate degree programs on its campuses in Asheville, North Carolina, and Columbia, South Carolina. The Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary is also in Columbia. LR is affiliated with the North Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and welcomes students from all religious backgrounds.