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Instructor/Assistant Professor Adult Health/Critical Care Nursing (9-Mo-NTT)

Samford University
Birmingham, Alabama
Salary commensurate with experience.
Date posted
Jan 12, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


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 nine-month faculty position. The successful candidate will be appointed as a non-tenure track Instructor or Assistant Professor, depending upon experience and qualifications. Responsibilities as a faculty member include teaching, scholarly activity, and service. The individual hired in this position will be responsible for classroom teaching, clinical supervision, and simulation of undergraduate nursing students in courses with adult health or critical care content. The position may be associated with two 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 will hold a master’s degree in nursing from a CCNE, CNEA, or ACEN accredited school of nursing, hold an unencumbered RN license in the state of Alabama and have a clear background check. An earned doctoral degree in nursing is required for the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates must have a minimum of five years of clinical practice experience within the last 10 years. Previous teaching experience, including clinical supervision of undergraduate students is preferred.

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 ( is a leading nationally ranked Christian University. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. It is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in the Birmingham, Alabama, suburb of Homewood, with 425 full-time faculty and more than 5,700 students representing 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 22 countries. Samford is ranked #10 in the U.S. for the quality of career preparation provided to its students according to a newly published ranking, “The Top U.S. Colleges for Career and Learning-Related Opportunities,” in The Wall Street Journal. 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. 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.

Review of applications will begin January 22, 2024 and continue until March 29, 2024. Applications will not be accepted after February 29, 2024. Please submit (combined into one PDF) a cover letter, application for faculty position, curriculum vita with names and contact information of three references, application for faculty position (link below), and faculty applicant Christian mission statement (link below). Salary is dependent upon qualifications, clinical experience, previous experience as a nurse educator or in providing clinical oversight of students in the clinical arena. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, as Samford will not sponsor any employment visas for this position.

Materials should be sent to

Subject line: Adult Health/Critical Care Nursing

“Application for Faculty Position” can be found at:


“Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement” can be found at:


In accordance with applicable federal and state laws, such as Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendments, the University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, religion, or any other protected status under federal, state or local law applicable to the University, in its education policies, programs, and activities, in its admissions policies, in employment policies and practices, and all other areas of the University. As a faith-based institution, the University is exempted from certain laws and regulations concerning discrimination.






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