Lecturer - Nursing

Wilmington, North Carolina
Aug 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title: Lecturer - Nursing
Department: School of Nursing - 31510
Vacancy Number: 16F-115
Position Number: 380
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus

Summary of Position:
The School of Nursing, within the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) seeks candidates for a 9 month non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Lecturer. The primary teaching responsibility will be assigned to undergraduate nursing programs to meet the school teaching needs. In addition, all faculty positions have expectations for advising students, performing professional and community service and outreach, and contributing to ongoing program evaluation and improvement. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an on campus presence as part of the School of Nursing faculty. Appointments begin August 2017, however, a mid-semester or later start date in the next academic year may be negotiable.

Minimum Requirements:
Faculty qualifications must include a Master’s Degree in Nursing, and a current RN License in NC or eligibility for licensure in NC are expected as part of the hiring process.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to candidates who have experience or certification in acute and chronic care, community health, or health policy with prior teaching experience.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The School of Nursing has an outstanding legacy of serving the people of southeastern N.C. through education, scholarship and service. The SON is dedicated to excellence in the development of health care professionals through in-depth education, professional partnerships, applied research, regional engagement and community outreach and impact. The SON is located in McNeill Hall, a state-of-the-art facility that includes offices, classrooms, a large lecture hall, computer laboratories, student success areas and learning commons, and the Simulation Learning Center. The Simulation Learning Center uses high, medium and low fidelity human patient simulators as a teaching and learning tool for nursing education. Through the use of simulation, we strive to create a realistic environment and a powerful learning experience that promotes cognitive, affective, physical and social development of the student as well as incorporating inter-professional collaborative experiences for students across the degree programs in the College.
The SON offers the following degrees programs: BS in Nursing (with options in pre-licensure and RN to BS), BS in Clinical Research, MS in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator, MS in Clinical Research and Product Development, and Post Masters Certificates in Family Nurse Practice and Nurse Education. A Doctorate of Nursing Practice was recently begun in Fall 2016. Over 1400 undergraduate and 200 graduate students are enrolled in programs within the SON. Currently, the SON has 55 full-time faculty. During the recently completed capital campaign, “The Campaign for UNCW: Soaring to Greatness,” $3,984,238.00 was raised to support programs, scholarships and establishment of three Distinguished Professorships, two of which have recently been filled with outstanding faculty.

College/School Information:
The College of Health and Human Services was created in July 2010 to provide UNCW with a new mechanism to link and focus its health-related research, professional continuing education, and health knowledge dissemination and application. In the formative stage of development, the CHHS is currently home to three professional schools: School of Health and Applied Human Science, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work. This is an outstanding opportunity to join an energetic College that seeks to be nationally recognized for its interprofessional collaboration, community engagement and impact, and implementation science. The faculty, staff, and students of the CHHS are committed to the pursuit of excellence and enhancing health and quality of life across the lifespan for individuals, families, and communities in the southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information:
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement:
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position Type: Permanent
Job Posting Date: 08/01/2017
Priority Consideration Date: 08/14/2017

Priority Consideration Information:
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to: Dr. Matthew Gallek, Search Committee Chair

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