Tenure-Track Open Rank Professor - Division of Nursing
ABOUT BERRY COLLEGE:
Located on more than 27,000 acres in northwest Georgia in a setting of great natural beauty,Berry College has an enrollment of about 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students. The college is located in Rome, Georgia, 75 miles northwest of Atlanta and 75 miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee. As a comprehensive liberal-arts college with a distinctive mission and purpose, Berry unites a challenging academic program with practical work experience in a context that nurtures spiritual and moral growth, including significant service to others.
We seek faculty who are committed to excellence as teachers-scholars-mentors and staff who are also committed to serving as mentors and supervisors for students who work on campus. Although not required, more than 90 percent of our students participate in our premier student work program. Employee benefits are competitive.
The Division of Nursing at Berry College invites applications for a tenure-track open-rank faculty position (9-month academic year) to begin August 2021. Berry's Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program is accredited by CCNE and approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing.
Our nursing program of five full-time members and associated clinical adjuncts serves 80 nursing majors as well as pre-nursing students. The Division of Nursing (DON) strives to prepare professional registered nurses who will practice and deliver care that is top-quality, evidence-based, and patient-centered. DON faculty promote collaborative, scholarly, and creative work with students and colleagues and facilitate the application of knowledge from a liberal-arts education into the practice of professional nursing.
Our nursing faculty use highly interactive classroom teaching strategies utilizing high fidelity simulation labs, interactive classrooms, and skills labs. Signature experiences for nursing students include a required cultural immersion course and a 180-hour senior internship that provides intensive clinical experience. With two area hospitals, a residential psychiatric treatment center, several health and rehabilitation centers, and one of the largest multi-specialty physician group (the Harbin Clinic) in the state, Rome is the northwest Georgia's regional center for healthcare. Berry faculty and students are well-received in area healthcare facilities, and nursing faculty have been approved by hospital review boards to conduct nursing research.
An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation.
Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including those seeking employment at Berry College. Inquiries about interview or workplace accommodations are welcomed and can be directed to Wayne Phipps, Director of Human Resources, at 706.290.2698.
Preference will be given to applicants who have completed their doctoral requirements by the time of appointment. Applicants should have an expertise in one or more of the following specialty areas: medical-surgical, critical care, physical assessment, and/or pharmacology. Licensure as a registered nurse in Georgia is required by time of appointment. Candidates with relevant experience and a Masters degree who are enrolled in a doctoral program will also be considered as a visiting lecturer.
The successful applicant should have a program of research that can excite and involve undergraduate students. In addition to a commitment to excellence in teaching, service, and publishable scholarship, the faculty member should possess a strong interest in mentoring students in a residential college environment. Start-up funds are available, along with competitive internal research support and assistance in seeking external funding. The position requires faculty to participate in classroom and clinical instruction, student recruitment, academic advising, a trajectory of scholarship, and committee service. Candidates must document the use of creative teaching strategies and be knowledgeable of the QSEN competencies and AACN standards of practice. Candidates with an interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives within academic nursing are encouraged to apply.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae; a cover letter containing a summary of research and teaching interests and indicating commitment to the teacher-mentor-scholar model; a transcript; three letters of reference; a teaching statement that should articulate the candidate's teaching approach and experience and goals; and a statement showing the candidate's commitment to the goals of equity, inclusion, and diversity in a comprehensive college with a liberal arts core.
Specific questions may be sent directly to Dr. Rebecca Logan via email to email@example.com