Assistant Professor

Position Information

Position Information

Position Number 141130
Working Title Assistant Professor
Job Title Assistant Professor
Job Type Full-Time
Department Nursing Instruction
Job Purpose

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing.

Essential Functions

Clinical and didactic teaching in BSN or graduate program. Academic advisement, community and faculty service, scholarly activities consistent with Whitson-Hester School of Nursing mission and vision including Boyer’s Model of Scholarship and the mission of the University. Commitment to recruiting, advising, retaining, and mentoring qualified students. Ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the School and University.

Minimum Qualifications

Earned doctorate from an accredited institution in nursing. The Search Committee will consider a doctoral candidate in their final stages of completion of their dissertation and/or project. Prior clinical and/or didactic teaching experience in BSN or graduate program. A current Tennessee nursing license or eligible to obtain Tennessee nursing license.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in acute care adult, pediatrics, or mental health nursing and/or nursing certification in specialty area. Experience in conducting and or facilitating various levels of simulation in respective specialty area. Technological literacy including management of electronic medical records, on-line course delivery methods, and distance learning. Experience in graduate level teaching.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary Commensurate with education and experience. Full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position to begin August 1, 2018.
Benefits Information

The University offers a competitive benefits package. Benefits include the accumulation of one sick leave day per month and thirteen University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits. Deferred income and benefits over 12 months.

Posting Details

Posting Date 02/22/2018
Screening Date 03/05/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants will be required to electronically upload a letter of application addressing the qualifications and essential functions, and describing teaching and research interests; curriculum vitae; copies of all transcripts (official transcripts for all degrees conferred required upon hire); and names and email addresses of three professional references at time of application. If selected for interview, references will be contacted via email to provide a reference letter. Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required documents are incomplete and will not be considered. Due to multiple positions being advertised, applicants must apply for each position (i.e., Assistant Professor, Lecturer, or Instructor) in which they qualify.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts 2
  2. Transcripts 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have, or will you have by start date, an earned doctorate from an accredited institution in nursing?
    • Yes - I have, or will have, earned a doctorate by the start of this appointment.
    • I am ABD and will be near completion of a doctorate by the start of this appointment.
    • No - I do not have a doctorate, nor will I be near completion by the start of this appointment.
  2. * Do you have prior clinical and/or didactic teaching experience in BSN or graduate program?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a current Tennessee nursing license OR are you eligible to obtain a Tennessee nursing license?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How did you hear about this job opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)