ASSISTANT | ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF NURSING
The position of the Assistant | Associate Professor of Nursing is a tenure track faculty position in the School of Nursing within the College of Education and Health Professions. The start date for this position is August 1, 2017.
This position requires expertise in the area of family nurse practitioner. The successful candidate will teach nursing in the online graduate program; mentor FNP students; work as a family nurse practitioner in a clinic, hospital, or private practice setting; contribute to scholarly activity in the field through presentations, research, and publications; perform service and administrative activities necessary to enhance the schools, colleges, and university mission of the school; and possess an understanding of technology as a tool for effective teaching. Excellence in teaching, contributions to scholarly activities as defined by the School of Nursing and service engagement are expected.
A doctoral degree is recommended. A Master’s degree of Nursing from a family nurse practitioner program is required. Experience working as a family nurse practitioner is needed. Previous teaching experience in a graduate program is preferred. A valid nursing license in Georgia is required (if valid in another state, will need to seek licensure in Georgia). For a tenure track position, a doctorate is required.
Preference will be given to candidates who have evidence of successful teaching at the college level in both traditional and online environments.
The School of Nursing at Columbus State University graduates a diverse body of nearly 150 students annually. It offers a traditional BSN for students seeking an RN license and three online degree programs: an RN-BSN for licensed RNs with an Associate degree; a Master’s of Science in Nursing (education, leadership, and information tracks); and a Master’s of Science in Nursing in Family Nurse Practitioner. Both MSN programs are offered in collaboration with Georgia Southwestern State University. International opportunities are available as study abroad in Ireland, and a student service in Ecuador. Currently, over 85 percent of our nursing graduates pass the NCLEX, the National Nursing Licensure Exam, a testament to the quality of the program and faculty.
Columbus State University provides a creative, deeply personal and relevant college experience, which values diversity and inclusion in all forms. The University aspires to have faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Columbus region. Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, Columbus State thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment. Students at Columbus State University find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. Just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus State University is a proud member of the University System of Georgia, enrolling more than 8,400 students in a wide variety of degree programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education. Among public regional universities in the South, Columbus State University recently ranked No. 46 in the “Best Colleges” rankings by U.S. News & World Report and No. 1 in the “Best Online Colleges in Georgia” for providing the best opportunities and value for students seeking online training and educational programs by the Affordable Colleges Online.
Columbus State University has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence – the Spencer House – in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University, visit our website at www.ColumbusState.edu.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.
A successful criminal background check and drug screening will be required in order to meet local health care facility preclinical requirements and are conditions of employment.
Required Documents to Submit with Online Application
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Unofficial transcripts
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Other document 1 : Copy of recent paper presentation or publication
- Other document 2: Contact information (email and telephone number) of three persons willing to provide letters of reference.
All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University’s online employment site. To access the Columbus State University’s online employment site, please visit https://columbusstate.peopleadmin.com/.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Joseph Jones, Associate Dean, College of Education and Health Professions, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; Phone: 706-507-8034; or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.