Samford University’s Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to submit an application for a full-time Instructor (clinical) position. This faculty position is a nine-month, non-tenure track appointment and is only eligible for promotion in accordance with the faculty handbook. The individual hired in this position will be responsible for supervising undergraduate nursing students in the clinical area, including simulation. This position may be associated with one or more courses each semester depending on need. The person filling this position must be willing to work days, evenings, and occasional weekends as need dictates. Qualified candidates with experience in critical care, pediatrics, obstetrics, psychiatric/mental health or adult/medical-surgical nursing are encouraged to apply.
Qualified candidates will hold a master’s degree in nursing from a CCNE, CNEA, or ACEN accredited school of nursing, hold an unencumbered RN license valid in the state of Alabama and have a clear background check. They must have a minimum of five years of clinical practice experience within the last ten years. Previous clinical teaching experience with undergraduate students is preferred.
Salary is dependent upon qualifications, clinical experience, previous experience as a nurse educator or in providing clinical oversight of students in the clinical arena.
The College of Health Sciences is an innovative initiative for Samford University. The college includes four schools: Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing, McWhorter School of Pharmacy, School of Health Professions and School of Public Health. The college offers multiple degree programs and majors within the health sciences with an interprofessional education focus that reflects today’s team approach to health care delivery and professional practice. The college affords faculty special opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.
Samford University (samford.edu) is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the University was founded in 1841 and has 425 full time faculty and more than 5,700 students representing 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 22 countries. Samford has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting. The University seeks and prefers employee applicants of the Christian faith and offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package.
Applications will be accepted immediately and will continue until October 8. Review of applications will commence on October 11. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, names of three professional references, application for faculty position, and faculty applicant Christian mission statement. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, as Samford will not sponsor any employment visas for this position. Samford University and the Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing embrace diversity in their faculty, students, and staff and encourage applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community.
“Application for Faculty Position” can be found at:
“Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement” can be found at:
Please submit all materials in PDF format to:
Subject: Nursing – Instructor (Clinical)
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