Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Nursing

North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Title Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Nursing Tenure Status Tenure Track Position Number 062911 Department Department of Nursing - 273300 Minimum Qualifications

An earned doctorate in nursing or a closely related field by the time of appointment; and a commitment to excellence in teaching and research, compatible with the Beaver College of Health Sciences ( BCHS ) mission.

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)

One year full-time teaching in a baccalaureate or graduate nursing program, experience in online instruction and development, and/or research.

Graduate level teaching experience and program coordination/directorship.

License/Certification Required

Licensure as a registered nurse in good standing in North Carolina or a compact state; meeting the North Carolina Board of Nursing’s requirements for nurse educator.

Description of the Department or Unit

The Beaver College of Health Sciences ( BCHS ) is celebrating its 10th year as a college, and it is the second largest college at Appalachian State University with almost 3,600 students served by 150 faculty and staff. Committed to interprofessional innovation and collaboration in teaching, scholarship, service and clinical outreach, the BCHS is transforming the health and quality of life for the communities we serve. In 2018, the College expanded to include the Holmes Convocation Center and Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences, a new, state-of-the-art 203,000 square foot facility that is the cornerstone of the Wellness District. In addition, the college is home for the Blue Cross NC Institute for Health and Human Services and has a collaborative partnership with the Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program.

The Department of Nursing, has programs including a BSN, a RN to BSN, and a MSN program with a concentration and a certificate program in nursing education. The RN to BSN and MSN programs are taught in online formats. The BSN, RN to BSN, and MSN programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( CCNE ). The student enrollment for the pre-licensure BSN includes 90 students; the RN to BSN program enrolls 120-150 students per year; the MSN program has a current enrollment of 21 students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Nursing, the position requires doctoral preparation in nursing or a related discipline. Candidates who are in the dissertation stage of their terminal degree are eligible to apply if all degree requirements will be completed by the date of appointment.

The successful candidate’s responsibilities may include teaching in the classroom, clinical settings, simulation, or online in any of the degree programs offered in the Department of Nursing. Teaching may include supervision of capstone projects or thesis advisement. In addition, responsibilities include scholarship yielding publications, service on committees, advising students, assisting with program development, and participation in official activities of the Department, College, and University, among others. There are no on-line only teaching positions within the Department of Nursing.

As a part of the COVID -19 response, Appalachian State University is employing flexible teaching formats to address academic needs and to comply with local, state and federal public health regulations or orders. Your deans retain the discretion to assign or reassign you to teach in either online or in-person formats during or after the COVID -19 pandemic, as necessary.

Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of professional classroom, clinical, and educational environments at a university.

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Suggested Salary Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application consists of the following:
(1) a cover letter addressing the position description, qualifications, and experience.
(2) a diversity statement. Appalachian State and the Department of Nursing are committed to working with diverse student and community populations. In your application, please describe how your scholarship, teaching, service or other relevant life experiences contribute to diverse and inclusive communities.
(3) a statement of teaching philosophy.
(4) a research agenda.
(5) a curriculum vitae.
(6) unofficial copies of all transcripts. Note that finalists invited for campus interviews must submit official transcripts prior to the campus interview.
(7) a list of three (minimum) professional references including name, current position, email, address, and phone number.

Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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