Limited-Term Instructor or Assistant Professor of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 08, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Summary

The School of Nursing in the College of Education and Health Professions at Columbus State University invites applications for a Limited-Term or Assistant Professor of Nursing in Psychiatric Mental Health. The position is a nine-month, non-tenure track faculty position and the start date is August 1, 2021.


Responsibilities will include: teaching undergraduate psychiatric mental health nursing courses, face-to-face and online; 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 preparation and research, 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

Required qualifications include a Master’s degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university is required. The successful candidate must possess at least three years of quality nursing experience in a psychiatric mental health or specialty environment; be licensed or eligible for RN licensure in Georgia; have college level teaching in nursing and 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; and previous teaching experience in the academic and/or clinical environment.

Required Documents to Attach

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:

  • Cover Letter of Application addressing how the applicant meets the required and preferred qualifications.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcripts (Official Transcripts must be received prior to second round interview. Unofficial Transcripts may be submitted for early consideration. Official electronic transcripts are preferred and should be sent to Dr. Jan Burcham, Associate Dean, at Paper official transcripts should be addressed to Dr. Jan Burcham, COEHP, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Copy of recent paper presentation or publication.
  • Contact information (current email and telephone number) of three persons willing to serve as references.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jan 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 will be required as a condition 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.

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