Assistant Professor - School of Nursing

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Assistant Professor—Search # 67814 (Two positions)
Waters College of Health Professions – School of Nursing

The School of Nursing in the Waters College of Health Professions invites applications and nominations for two Assistant Professor of Nursing positions. We seek outstanding educators and scholars with clinical experience in one of the following areas: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing; Pediatrics; Medical-Surgical Nursing; Simulation. The home campus for both positions will be the Armstrong campus in Savannah, Georgia; however, assignments may require travel to the other campuses.

Georgia Southern University is a distinctive combination of Southern charm and uncompromising academics. We are a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution serving about 26,500 students through nine colleges on three beautiful oak-lined campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Throughout its degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern cultivates community collaboration, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities.

Georgia Southern University was founded in 1906 as a school for teaching modern agricultural production techniques and homemaking skills to rural school children. Its Savannah campus was established in 1935 as Armstrong Junior College for local youth who could not afford to attend college away from home. The Liberty Center in Hinesville was established in 1998 to serve the military and their families at nearby Fort Stewart, the largest military base east of the Mississippi. All three locations came together in 2018 when Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University consolidated. The "new" Georgia Southern University preserves a passion for serving its neighbors while preparing students for lifelong service as scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities.

Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Within this setting, the mission of the School of Nursing is to prepare a diverse student population to become professional nurses through academic excellence to promote health and enhance the quality of life for citizens in the rural and urban communities they serve. The School of Nursing aspires to be the premier center for academic excellence in professional nursing education for the southeastern United States through transformative learning opportunities that promote a culture of caring and a legacy of lifelong scholarship, leadership and responsible community service and stewardship. The new Waters College of Health Professions building on the Armstrong campus will facilitate exciting opportunities for growth in pre-licensure and graduate nursing programs. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in charting a new course for nursing education at Georgia Southern University through course and program development, innovative instruction, and formulating academic partnerships that will provide student with state-of-the-art learning experiences.

Position Description. Reporting to the Chair of the School of Nursing, the responsibilities of the Assistant Professor position includes: didactic and clinical instruction in undergraduate and/or graduate courses; demonstration of continuing professional growth and scholarly development; participation in student advising and success; participation in ongoing program and maintenance of expertise in areas of responsibility; participation in service in departmental, college, and university committees and initiatives. These positions are academic (9/10 month), tenure-track appointments, and the salaries are competitive and commensurate with qualification and experience.

Required Qualifications:
• Earned doctorate in nursing, or a closely related field, by August 1, 2021.
• Must have an active unencumbered RN licensure in Georgia by August 1, 2021.
• Nurse Practitioner applicants must have certification and licensure as a nurse practitioner.
• Promise of productive scholarship consistent with the teacher scholar model, including grant writing.
• Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and learning that is consistent with the college's priorities for the school and the mission of the University.
• Commitment to diversity and inclusion.
• Technological literacy and a commitment to integrate technology into teaching and scholarship.
• Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
• Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring and curriculum design and development.
• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Previous teaching experience at the university level and baccalaureate and/or graduate nursing education.
• Experience in online instruction and development.
• Experience in high fidelity human simulation.
• Experience working with a diverse student body.

Screening of applications begins January 15, 2021. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2021. To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University's commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Pillar 3 of our University Strategic Plan: Inclusive Excellence.

A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. In addition, applicants are required to submit an Inclusive Excellence statement (2 pages). In the Inclusive Excellence statement, applicants should reflect on their experience, vision, and commitment regarding teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds and discuss past, current, and future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of research, teaching, service, and outreach. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

		Dr. Kim Hudson Gallogly, Search Chair, Search # 67814
				Georgia Southern University
		Electronic mail: [email protected]
		Telephone: 912-478-5791

More information about the institution is available through or The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.

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Posted: 12/4/2020
Application Due: 12/4/2032
Work Type: Full Time