Nursing Faculty

Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 13, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Title: Nursing Faculty

Anticipated Closing Date – This position will be remain open at the discretion of the department.

Interviews will start in late January of 2021 and the position will start around June of 2021.

Required Documents Needed at Time of Application: Cover Letter, resume and copy of unofficial transcripts

Reference check requirements:

· Non-supervisory roles: three (3) current or former supervisors

· Supervisory roles: two (2) current or former supervisors and one (1) current or former direct report

· Personal references (friends, co-workers, clergy, customers, relatives) are not considered acceptable references

About Pellissippi State Community College

Pellissippi State Community College is one of 40 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. TBR is the governing board of the College System of Tennessee, offering more than 400 programs of study at the state’s 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus. The college serves an average of 10,000 students, making it the largest community college in Tennessee by enrollment. Pellissippi State Community College offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement programs, time off including annual and sick leave, and much more.

In 2018, Pellissippi State became a member of an Achieve the Dream (ATD) three-year cohort adopting a theme of Start Strong, Stay Strong, Finish Strong for our work. Achieve the Dream has partnered with the program Integrated Student Experience at Pellissippi State (Insteps) to improve the fall-to-fall retention rates for full-time and part-time students by 13% in the next five years. Our vision is to ensure every student who attends Pellissippi State will develop a sense of belonging and confidence in their ability to succeed academically, grow intellectually, and make timely progress towards achieving their educational and vocational goals. If this is something that aligns with your values, we encourage you to apply.

Position Summary: This is a tenure track position. Provide guidance, instruction and leadership to registered nursing students enrolled in the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AASN) program at the assigned program site. Assist with evaluation, scheduling, and advising of students. Provide classroom and clinical instruction to students enrolled in the AASN program utilizing team teaching methodology in an academic environment.

Number of Positions: 1

Position #: 300040

Type of Appointment: Tenure/Tenure Track

FLSA Status: Exempt

Employment Category: Faculty

Department: Nursing



Instruction in theory and clinical practice in primarilyMental Health/PsychiatricNursing and one or more of the following nursing areas:

Medical Surgical, Pediatrics, or Gerontology/Geriatrics or other nursing practice specialty.

Instruction may include: Personal hygiene, client abuse, human sexuality, cultural diversity, ethnicity, nutrition (nursing, therapeutic aspects), pharmacology, legal, social and ethical aspects of nursing, nursing leadership and management.

Assist in the direction of student activities ordinarily associated with instructional program on the community college or university level.

Participation in departmental activities associated with the instructional program.

Instruct and supervise R.N. nursing students in the clinical agency.

Function under the direction of the Nursing Program Coordinators, and Dean of Nursing.

Communicate clearly with students and colleagues.

Work effectively with traditional and non-traditional students including but not limited to the culturally and ethnically diverse.

Demonstrate a willingness and commitment to extra-curricular responsibilities on behalf of the department of nursing, college and district.

Participate in professional organizations related to nursing and teaching.

Adapt to changes in the nursing program.

Apply theories and principles of learning to instruction.

Adapt instruction to the entry level knowledge and skills of students.

Recommend course and program changes to the Academic Department Dean when appropriate.

Develop syllabi which meet college requirements and student needs.

Use alternative instructional strategies where appropriate.

Inform students of special instructional resources located in the Educational Resources Center and/or the Learning and Testing Center.

Orient students to objectives and procedures before beginning instruction.

Establish and communicate clearly defined grading procedures and standards.

Use evaluations to revise and update content, objectives, and instructional strategies.

Give examinations and other types of evaluations necessary to determine student level of performance and understanding.

Keep students aware of their progress in the course.

Perform record-keeping responsibilities related to teaching and advising.

Respond in a timely fashion to all reasonable deadlines.

Note: the College reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine positions at any time.



Be available to students by maintaining office hours which are reasonably convenient. Post and adhere to required office hours. Be knowledgeable of the College policies, procedures, and assistance available to students. Assist advisees with the scheduling of classes. Monitor the academic progress of advisees. Hold conferences with students as needed.

Faculty Service

Serve on committees and task forces as appointed by the President. Use professional knowledge and skills to contribute to local and professional community activities whenever appropriate. Attend faculty meetings as scheduled. Contribute to the advancement of college goals through appropriate individual goals.

Professional Development (Teaching and Discipline)

Participate in professional development. Other objective to be agreed upon by faculty members and immediate supervisors in the development of personal, departmental, and divisional objectives.


A. All full-time and part-time faculty must have completed at least 18 graduate semester hours in their teaching field and hold a master's degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college/university.

B. Endorsed with appropriate credentials of and unencumbered RN licensure in the State of Tennessee, CPR certification for healthcare professionals, advanced preparation and experience in a nursing practice specialty.


A.Three years' related work experience as an RN preferred.

B. One year teaching experience in a pre-licensure program preferred.

C. This employee should have strong interpersonal and communication skills, have good organizational skills, and be capable of handling multiple projects at one time.

D. To ensure that all faculty are proficient in oral and written English, the following guidelines are to be used during the selection process to evaluate candidates:

a. Ability to speak and write English clearly

b. Ability to understand written and spoken English

c. Ability to communicate effectively in an academic environment (for example, previous successful employment in an academic institution).

JOB LOCATION: The primary job location may be at the Strawberry Plains Campus, Magnolia Avenue Campus or the Blount County Campus; however, instructor may be assigned classes at other sites.

Note: the College reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine positions at any time.

Location of Position:

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for a position at Pellissippi State, you must create an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on your application. Please note: attaching a resume does not substitute for completion of the application form. Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% of full-time experience. Please note: to scan, upload, or attach documents, a computer and scanner are available at the Hardin Valley Campus Educational Resources Center, if needed.

Pellissippi State Community College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA employer

If you have any problems or questions please contact Human Resources at Pellissippi State Community College’s Human Resource Office at 865-694-6607 or by email at .

A summary of our benefits can be found at

If you are interested in this position, click on the link to the upper left to apply.


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