Open Rank - Nursing

Wilmington, North Carolina
Sep 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title: Open Rank - Nursing
Department: School of Nursing - 31510
Vacancy Number: 16F-117
Position Number: 6878
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) invites applications for 9 month, full-time, faculty at the rank of Assistant, Associate Professor or Full Professor. Tenure at rank for Associate and Professor ranks can be recommended to the Board of Trustees upon hire. The primary teaching responsibility will be across undergraduate and graduate nursing programs to meet school needs. In addition, all faculty positions have expectations for advising students, conducting research and scholarship, performing professional and community service and outreach, and contributing to ongoing program evaluation and improvement. The successful candidates will be expected maintain a campus presence as part of the School of Nursing faculty. Appointments begin may begin as early as October 2017 but start dates are negotiable as late as August 2018.

Minimum Requirements:
Applicants for these positions should demonstrate a record consistent with experience and rank desired in teaching, involvement in professional service, and a scholarly record of research publication, presentation, and funding suitable for the rank sought. Faculty qualifications must include a doctoral degree in nursing or a related field with a baccalaureate or graduate degree in nursing, a current RN License in NC, or eligibility for licensure in NC expected as part of the hiring process.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to candidates who have credentials and/or experience in informatics or health policy.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The School of Nursing (SON) 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 the incorporation of inter-professional collaborative experiences for students across the degree programs in the College.
The SON offers the following degrees programs: BSN, MSN (Family Nurse Practitioner), RN BSN online program, DNP, BS in Clinical Research, MS in Clinical Research and Product Development, and Post Master Certificates in Family Nurse Practice and Nurse Education. Approximately 1,700 undergraduate and 350 graduate students are enrolled in programs within the SON. Currently, the SON has 65 full-time faculty. The SON’s online bachelor’s degree in nursing program is ranked 4th among 2017’s “Best Online B.S.N. Degrees” by the website Best Degree Programs.

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.

Please Note: Multiple faculty will be hired from this recruitment activity and this position will remain posted and all application materials will be reviewed until all available positions are filled.

Position Type: Permanent
Job Posting Date: 09/05/2017
Priority Consideration Date: 09/20/2017
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.

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