Faculty (Tenure Track), Department of Graduate Nursing

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Job Title:

Faculty (Tenure Track), Department of Graduate Nursing

FLSA Status:


Employment Status:

Full Time


School of Nursing

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in nursing with three (3) years of relevant, recent clinical experience within area of specialty.

Purpose of Job:

Provide expert teaching and professional role modeling in our graduate nursing programs.

Scope of Responsibilities:

Responsible and accountable for ensuring the fulfillment of educational goals and objectives of the Graduate Nursing Programs. These responsibilities require leadership in both academic and workforce areas and include didactic and clinical instruction within content areas of expertise, participation in curriculum development, facilitating the development of clinical sites for precepted experiences, advising students, and engagement in clinical practice. The successful candidate is also expected to participate in research, and service activities [including staffing in the ASU family clinic]. The faculty is accountable to the Director, Graduate Nursing Programs/Manager, ASU Family Clinic, for carrying out the duties and responsibilities designed to contribute to the achievement of the established objectives of the department.

Essential Job Functions :

•Performs in dual roles of student advisor and manager of the clinical practice affiliations
•Assists in the annual core curriculum evaluations of the program, assessment of institutional effectiveness and preparation of reports
•Maintains quality assurance to remain compliant with all required agencies
•Conducts regular visits (site and tele) with students and preceptors
•Monitors student’s clinical logs
•Conducts clinical evaluations, problem solves, and de-briefs students and preceptors
•Assesses the instructional needs of students in the program and help coordinate the development of a plan to address these needs
•Grades assignments, provides feedback and post grades according to University guidelines
•Teaches courses as assigned based on need and expertise
•Synchronous session leader for clinical courses
•Maintains overload hours if required

•As part of assigned workload, will maintain staffing presence in the ASU family clinic according to clinic and departmental needs.
Performs other related duties as assigned.


•A Master’s degree in nursing with three (3) years of relevant, recent clinical experience within area of specialty.
•Must satisfy a criminal history background check.
•Previous teaching experience in an academic setting.
•Successful applicants for tenure/tenure-track consideration must hold a terminal degree in the health or biological sciences (e.g., nursing, anthropology, human genetics, public health, epidemiology, etc.); possess research training, a publication record, and experience in the grant funding process commensurate with desired rank and tenure status.
•Preference will be given to candidates who possess:
An earned doctorate in nursing or a doctorate in a related field with a graduate degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing;
Formal postdoctoral research training;
A record of accomplishment via publication in peer-reviewed journals;
The ability to establish an extramurally-funded research program
Assistant Professor: Candidates will be expected to establish a strong program of funded research in their own substantive area of interest.
Associate Professor: Candidates will be expected to have a strong history of funded research and scholarship in their own substantive area of interest.
Professor: Candidates will be expected to have a strong history of funded research and scholarship in their own substantive area of interest or programmatic research to support collegiate initiatives, mentoring of junior faculty, and evidence of national and international recognition.

Licensing and Certifications :

•Applicants must be eligible for or currently licensed to practice nursing in the State of Mississippi. Selected candidates must complete the State of Mississippi Registered Nurse licensure process prior to appointment.
•Current APRN license in Mississippi and affiliate states or eligibility for licensure as necessary
•National Certification in area of advanced specialization

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

•Ability to lead, direct, and advise students
•Ability to integrate academic standards, performance character and the principles of ethics and integrity in all aspects of job performance
•Excellent organizational and time management skills
•Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
•Clinical expertise as a role model for exemplary clinical practice
•Demonstrated ability in teaching and curriculum development at the graduate level
•Skills in cross-cultural communication and multi-cultural competence
•Experience in nursing education

EEO / ADA Statement:

Alcorn State University is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity: It is the policy of Alcorn State University to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, physical and/or mental disability, and/or political affiliation. This policy applies to all employees -regardless of position, consultants, and applicants for employment.

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Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds:




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EEO Statement:

EEO Statement:
Alcorn State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or other factors prohibited by law in any of its educational programs, activities, services, admissions, or employment practices. The following offices are designated to handle inquires and/or complaints regarding non-discriminatory policies and procedures of Alcorn State University:
Complaints, inquiries, or specific requests in regard to Title IX and Section 504 directives should be made to: Title IX Office, Walter Washington Administration Bldg., Room 519A, Lorman, MS, 39096, (601) 877-6700.
Complaints, inquiries, or requests in regard to non-discrimination in employment practices should be made to: Human Resources Department, Walter Washington Administration Bldg., Room 107, Lorman, MS, 39096, (601) 877-6188
Questions, complaints, or requests in regard to ADA/ADAAA compliance in employment practices should also be made to the department of human resources.

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Job No:
Posted: 6/27/2020
Application Due: 3/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience.