The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
College of Health, Education and Professional Studies
School of Nursing
The School of Nursing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
(UTC) seeks a full time faculty member for a tenure-track position.
The School of Nursing offers the BSN, MSN and DNP degrees in
nursing and embraces the shared governance model as well as Boyer’s
Model of scholarship.
Position: Professor Mary B. Jackson Founders Chair in Nursing:
Effective Date: August 1, 2022
Mary B. Jackson was called to serve as the interim director of the
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at the University of
Tennessee at Chattanooga which began enrolling students on January
1, 1973. Having served as an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the
University of Alabama, Professor Jackson understood what was
required for a successful nursing program. Professor Jackson earned
both a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in
Nursing from the University of Alabama after having earned a degree
in Sociology from the University of Chattanooga in 1954. The holder
of the Professor Mary B. Jackson Founders Chair in Nursing should
demonstrate the same qualities as Professor Jackson. These include
a dedication to educating nursing students, an excellent work
ethic, and an understanding of the value of team work and
In keeping with Professor Jackson's original purpose of educating
students to become BSN prepared nurses, this position will focus on
teaching in the undergraduate program. Understanding that the
future of nursing education will need to embrace the use of all
methods of teaching, the holder of the Professor Mary B. Jackson
Founders Chair in Nursing will focus on using innovative strategies
in the classroom and clinical settings allowing students to gain
knowledge and experience.
This position is a tenure earning position. The person must be
doctorally prepared or currently enrolled in a doctoral program in
Nursing or a related field and complete the degree within the first
year of employment.
- Serve as faculty in the BSN program. Assignments may include
clinical and/or didactic classes depending on need.
- As needed serve on Doctor of Nursing Practice project
- Engage in scholarship activities.
- Participate in service to the School of Nursing, the University
and/or professional organizations.
- Assist in monitoring and supporting learner success and
collaborate in the process of curriculum development and revision
- Current licensure as a registered nurse.
- A minimum of two years experience as a practicing registered
- Master’s degree in Nursing and Doctoral preparation in Nursing
or related field. Experience teaching in an academic environment
using both in class and online methodologies is strongly
- Experience teaching in an academic environment in the classroom
and acute care/medical surgical clinical setting is strongly
For full consideration, applicants should prepare and submit the
following information within our online application system:
- letter of interest,
- a current curriculum vita,
- copies of transcripts
- statement of teaching philosophy
- diversity statement
Inquiries may be made to Dr. Christine Smith via telephone at (423)
Application review begins immediately and continues until the
position if filled. Transcripts for all post-secondary academic
work and three letters of professional reference are subject to be
requested of all applicants during the screening process.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title
IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA. All qualified applicants will receive
equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated
against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion,
sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender
identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran