Assistant Professor, Mary B. Jackson Founders Chair, Nursing

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Mar 22, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Nursing
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University Of Tennessee at Chattanooga

College of Health, Education and Professional Studies

School of Nursing

Position # 50275119


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: Assistant Professor

Effective Date: August 1, 2017

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 collegiality.    

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 inaugural Professor Mary B. Jackson Founders Chair in Nursing will focus on using innovative strategies in the classroom allowing students to gain knowledge and experience.

This position will initially be a 9 month tenure earning position. The person must be doctorally prepared or currently enrolled in a doctoral program in Nursing or a related field. As the corpus of the bequest increases in value and generates sufficient interest income, this professorship will transition to a 12 month position.  


  • Teach and  advise in the BSN program
  • Engage in scholarship activities
  • Participate in service to the School of Nursing, the University and/or profession
  • Assist in monitoring and supporting learner success and collaborate in the process of curriculum development and revision as needed


  • Master’s degree in Nursing and Doctoral preparation in Nursing or related field
  • Will consider MSN if applicant is in a doctoral program
  • Experience teaching in an academic environment is strongly preferred.

Application Process:

Submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vita, copies of transcripts and a statement of teaching philosophy to:

 Inquiries may be made at (423) 425-4644.

Application review begins immediately and continues until the position is 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 status.

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