Assistant Professor in Nursing

UNC Pembroke
North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jun 16, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Established in 1887 as a school for the education of American Indians, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke serves a distinctly diverse student body and encourages inclusion and appreciation of the values of all people. Located in the heart of Pembroke, N.C., UNCP boasts an enrollment of 8,200 in 41 undergraduate and 18 graduate programs and offers a personalized learning environment where faculty and staff are dedicated to engaged scholarship, high academic standards, creative activity and public service. Spread over 281 acres, the campus offers a sense of community and belonging-–a place where faculty and staff feel supported, take pride in the university’s mission, and are devoted to excellence in teaching, learning and research, and to developing leaders who make a difference in their communities.

The McKenzie-Elliott School of Nursing recently transitioned from a thriving department that experienced exponential growth in the areas of workforce development, community service, and research, invites highly qualified applicants to apply for a full-time tenure track faculty position.

As part of our transition the School of Nursing is currently seeking an individual with educational preparation and a drive for innovative teaching approaches to accomplish the 2030 Future of Nursing Continued Vision, and AACN’s Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education. The individual should have a keen interest in teaching, community service and scholarship.

As a nationally accredited program we prepare the nursing workforce to serve rural, urban and global populations thru our Pre-Licensure BSN, RN-BSN, RN-MSN and graduate nursing programs.

This is a 9-month position with the opportunity for summer teaching.

UNCP is a graduate granting university and one of 17 schools that comprise the University of North Carolina system. With a total enrollment of more than 8,000 students, the university offers 41 undergraduate and 18 graduate degree programs. The UNCP main campus is located in Pembroke, North Carolina, a quiet, safe community located 15 minutes from Lumberton. Located just off Interstate 95 halfway between Boston and Miami, our campus is convenient to many major metro areas of the Carolinas. From UNCP you can easily reach the picturesque mountains of western North Carolina as well as world-famous beaches and resorts along the coastline. UNCP is one of the safest schools in the University of North Carolina System and one of the most diverse schools in the South. UNCP is a dynamic educational institution committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.

The successful candidates’ primary responsibilities include assisting the nursing faculty team in curriculum design and review, providing classroom and clinical instruction, student advisement, participating in departmental governance as well as official activities of the School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, and University. Other responsibilities include contributing to the development of the nursing profession through research and scholarship as well as engaging in community and professional service associated with the area of expertise.

Salaries are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:  All candidates should hold a minimum of a master’s degree in nursing. Preference will be given to those who either have or are working toward earning a doctoral degree in nursing or related field. The applicant must hold a license as a registered nurse in North Carolina before employment. Candidates should have academic experience appropriate for rank and a minimum of two years clinical practice experience. Competency in online instruction and two years teaching experience is preferred.

Management Preferences: Preference given to Doctorally prepared candidates.

License and Certification Required:  Unrestricted RN license in the state of North Carolina.

Special Instructions to Applicants: 

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process.

UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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