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Assistant Professor - Nursing

Georgia College and State University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 20, 2024

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

Assistant Professor - Nursing

Job ID: 273178
Location: Georgia College & State Univ
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Georgia College & State University (GCSU) is the state's designated public liberal arts university, where students learn the essential skills to compete in a fast-paced and technology-driven global society. The university prepares students for successful careers, leadership in communities, problem solving and life-long learning through personalized attention in a residential setting with opportunities for a variety of transformational experiences through its award-winning, high-impact practices. One of only three selective universities within the University System of Georgia and a top 10 ranked public university in the Southeast, GCSU offers undergraduate degrees in more than 40 majors, 34 graduate programs, doctorates in education and nursing, professional certificates and continuing education programs.

As a member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), GCSU is committed to fostering a liberal arts environment that values academic preeminence, interdisciplinary inquiry and an inclusive learning community. GCSU enjoys a strong reputation for academic excellence and nationally ranked programs according to US News & World Report, The Princeton Review and Colleges of Distinction - among other ranking sources.

Georgia College & State University takes great pride in combining the educational experience of a private liberal arts college with the affordability of a public university. Faculty and staff are dedicated to student engagement and experiential learning through high-impact practices such as internships, service- and community-based learning, diversity, study abroad opportunities, mentored undergraduate research and a capstone project that fosters intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry and critical thinking.

The university's beautiful and historic campus is located downtown in Milledgeville, Georgia, a charming, diverse college town of approximately 19,000 residents in Central Georgia, and only 90 miles southeast of Atlanta. Milledgeville is also the home of noted American author and alumna, Flannery O'Connor, '45, and the college community enjoys many exciting literary arts programs at O'Connor's former home, Andalusia, now owned by the university. Milledgeville is located on the banks of beautiful Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, allowing faculty, staff and students to take full advantage of the environmental and recreational benefits of being part of a lake community. For cultural, educational and leisure opportunities beyond Milledgeville - Macon and Atlanta are located within easy driving distances.

Georgia College & State University is committed to protecting academic freedom in addition to supporting the freedom of expression as outlined in the University System of Georgia's Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom policy and its Ethics Code of Conduct. For more information, visit us online at

Job Summary

The Georgia College & State University School of Nursing is recruiting for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a 12 month academic appointment.

The selected candidate will support the academic environment and the educational mission of the University, the College of Health Sciences, and the School of Nursing through student instruction and support at graduate and undergraduate levels, research and professional development, and service to the institution and the community.

The ideal faculty employee will demonstrate:
- a basic understanding of the principles associated with teaching and learning.
- strong communication skills and successful higher education teaching experience.
- a developing research agenda.
- the ability to work collegially and effectively with individuals of various backgrounds and majors at both the graduate and undergraduate level. The position will reside in the Department and supports the undergraduate and graduate curriculum across many majors.


Faculty - Teaching/Instructing -
Teaching/Instructing -
All Georgia College School of Nursing faculty share the responsibility of teaching undergraduate and graduate students as their knowledge, experience, and expertise dictate.

Teaching responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- a full-time instructional load (12-15 hours per semester) teaching in areas of expertise within the academic discipline.
- course development and oversight.
- regular office hours course meetings, and instruction
- student mentoring
- other teaching responsibilities

In addition to teaching in their discipline, faculty employees may contribute to the Georgia College core curriculum by teaching topical freshman (GC1Y) or sophomore seminar (GC2Y) courses.

To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty
with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.

Faculty - Research and Professional Development -
Research and Professional Development -
Faculty are expected to conduct research and to develop within the profession of nursing and nursing education.

Expectations may include but are not limited to the following:
- Participation in professional development activities on an on-going basis.
- Completing continuing education as it relates to the areas of clinical practice and teaching.
- Submitting articles for publication in peer reviewed journals
- Presentation at professional meetings
- Application for internal and external grants
- Membership and participation in professional organizations
- Other activities that contribute to research and professional development as indicated.

Faculty - Service to Institution -
Service to Institution -
All faculty are expected to support the advancement of the department, college, and university mission by providing service to the institution. Service may be at the department, college, university, community and disciplinary level.
Service opportunities may include but are not limited to:
- service on committees, task forces, and other college-improvement activities at the school, college and university level.
- mentoring faculty peers or student organizations
- program coordination
- provide continuing education service, instruction, or program development for department, school, college, or university
- involvement in professional organizations as a committee member, leader, task force member etc.

Faculty - Public Service -
Public Service -
Public Service is often a part of faculty service expectations and might include activities such as the following:
- consulting work
- membership and participation in community organizations
- other significant services to the community

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
A terminal degree (or the ability to obtain one within a year of appointment) in nursing or a related discipline (PhD, DNP, EdD, DNS) is expected.

A Master's degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program or the equivalent 40 hours of nursing credit from a BSN to DNP program.

Candidates must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements as stated in C.S. 3.7.1 (

Required Experience
Unencumbered license as a registered nurse in the United States with the ability to obtain a license in the state of Georgia upon appointment.

1 year of clinical practice as a registered nurse.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Hiring preference will be given to those with a PhD in Nursing or a related healthcare discipline or the ability to obtain a PhD within one year of appointment.

Preferred Experience
Hiring preference will be given to those with .
- Teaching experience in undergraduate and/or graduate nursing programs
- Evidence of scholarly and/or research dissemination
- an understanding of Georgia College's mission
- enthusiasm about working closely with high-achieving students within an academic community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through learning and scholarship.
- Evidence of methodological innovation and creative teaching strategies is preferred.

USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia College & State University (GCSU) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by GCSU.

Georgia College & State University is a national award-winning institution in areas of student success and achievement. It strives to achieve excellence in the composition of its community, educational programs, university policies, research and scholarship, campus life, employment practices, extracurricular activities, and community outreach. It is a priority of the university to be a welcoming and inclusive environment so that its campus culture will enhance the ability of its community members to succeed in their endeavors, to be respected as individuals, and to feel a sense of belonging. Please visit Equal Employment Opportunity for more information.

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
This position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position will not travel

Background Check
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Education Verification
  • Drug Screening

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