Assistant Professor, Nurse Anesthesia Concentration

Job description

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

College of Health, Education and Professional Studies

School of Nursing


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, 12-month Nurse Anesthesia Concentration Faculty

Position # 20002678



The School of Nursing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC)

seeks a full time 12-month faculty member for a tenure earning position as

Assistant Professor in the Nurse Anesthesia Concentration. The School of Nursing offers the BSN, MSN and DNP degree in Nursing and embraces the shared governance model as well as Boyer’s Model of scholarship. This position is effective August 1, 2019.


Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) with a doctoral degree in nursing preferred or in a related area. A minimum of two years’ experience in clinical practice as a CRNA is required. Experienced teaching in didactic and/or clinical nurse anesthesia education programs desirable. Must be eligible for RN licensure and Certificate of Advanced Practice Registered Nurse to practice as a CRNA in the state of Tennessee. Professional membership in the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists required. 

Summary of Responsibilities:

 Reporting to the School of Nursing Director and Nurse Anesthesia Coordinator, this faculty member is responsible for the achievement of concentration academic goals. This faculty will participate in the advisement of all nurse anesthesia and pre-anesthesia students, actively participate in concentration and departmental meetings and activities, participate in student recruitment for the concentration, and support the general development of students, the School of Nursing and the College. The individual is expected to be a participating member of the University faculty with all its rights and responsibilities.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

A listing of areas of partial responsibility (not all-inclusive)

  1. Teaching/instruction using appropriate methodologies to aid in transfer of knowledge and development of critical thinking skills
  2. Student advisement and evaluation in the areas of didactic and clinical performance
  3. Participation on SON, College, and University committees as appropriate to rank
  4. Serve as an ambassador for the School of Nursing and the Nurse Anesthesia Concentration and a liaison between students, anesthesia staff and university faculty and personnel
  5. Serve on DNP scholarly project committees as appropriate
  6. Other related duties as required.


Application Procedures:

Applicants should prepare to submit the following information within our online application system for consideration:

  • Cover letter/letter of interest
  • CV, including up-to-date, personal contact information (email, phone, etc.)
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Statement of teaching philosophy

Additionally, candidates will need to include names, titles, and email addresses for three (3) references for confidential letters of recommendation to be requested.

Inquiries may be made to Dr. Christine Smith via telephone at (423) 425-5766.

Applications must be submitted electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site by visiting:

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second-largest school in the University of Tennessee System and serves a diverse student body of more than 11,600 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions with a commitment to achieve excellence, embrace diversity and inclusion and offer experiential learning opportunities for students. As an urban university, we also are dedicated to inspiring positive change and enriching our community. Each day, we strive to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

Our definition of student success is a graduate who has the knowledge required to succeed in the workplace and the personal development to show up on time, how to collaborate and work with others and to execute the steps to complete a project. We have held the line on the cost of education with record low tuition increases over the past four years. But we still have $325 million invested in eight ongoing renovations to campus buildings and construction of new facilities.

Chattanooga, the fourth-largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee on the Georgia stateline and only a few miles from the stateline of Alabama. Because of our location, UTC enrolls students from those states as well as Tennessee. The city itself has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront on the Tennessee River. For two straight years, Outside magazine has twice named Chattanooga as the Best Town Ever, the only city to achieve that distinction. Lonely Planet magazine says we are one of the Top 10 U.S. destinations, and Money Inc. calls us one of the nation’s most underrated cities.

Chattanooga also is home to the first 10-gig internet network in the United States, the fastest internet service in the Western Hemisphere. The city’s ongoing dedication to advancing technology has attracted dozens of startups to join companies already here such as Volkswagen, Amazon, Unum, McKee Foods, U.S. Xpress, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, Civil War battlefield sites and the African American Museum in the Bessie Smith Cultural Center bring thousands of people to the area, as do events such as the Southern Writers Conference and the musical festivities of Riverbend, Nightfall and Jazzanooga. People who love the outdoors are coming to Chattanooga in vast numbers for its multitude of offerings such as hang-gliding, kayaking, rock climbing, biking, fishing and caving expeditions. The world-famous Ironman Triathlon and Ironman 70.3 half-marathon have contracted to take place in Chattanooga until at least 2023.

In short, Chattanooga is internationally recognized as a forward-thinking city that’s rich in tradition, history and wide-ranging activities. We are an exciting and vibrant place to live and work. Whether you’re raising a family or single, Chattanooga has something for you.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. 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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Posted: 6/5/2019
Application Due: 8/4/2019
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