Assistant Professor - Nursing - #000990 and #000979

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Assistant Professor

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Assistant Professor - Nursing - #000990 and #000979


School of Nursing

Position Summary:

Updated April 14, 2021 to include an additional position number. Two positions are now available.

The School of Nursing at Western Carolina University (WCU) invites applications for a 9-month, fixed-term faculty position in the School of Nursing beginning August 1, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been selected for hire.

Candidates interested in an academic career with a focus on teaching, service, and scholarly pursuit are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will have an enthusiasm for nursing, an interest in scholarship and education and the flexibility to teach in several areas of the curriculum, though the greatest current teaching need is in the tradition BSN program on the Cullowhee campus.

Responsibilities include service on committees and participation in official activities of the School, College and University. The School of Nursing is housed on two campuses, the main campus in Cullowhee and Asheville, NC. The Cullowhee campus supports the traditional BSN program while the Asheville location houses the Accelerated BSN and graduate nursing programs.

The College of Health and Human Sciences’ faculty are committed to creating and implementing a program of inter-professional experiences for students enrolled in the health professions, and opportunities for inter-professional research/collaboration are extensive. In addition, western North Carolina’s rural location and medically underserved populations provide numerous and rich opportunities for research and grant acquisition.

Carnegie statement:

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited institution and a minimum of five (5) years of working experience as a registered nurse.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference for applicants that have taught one to three years in a School of Nursing.

There is a preference for the applicant to be doctoral prepared in nursing or another related field.

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Permanent Full-Time

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, applicants must apply online. Hard copy materials will not be accepted for review.


  • Cover letter
  • Vita
  • Unofficial transcripts from terminal degree
  • List of three professional references with complete contact information

For questions or additional information, contact Marguerite Murphy, School of Nursing Director, [email protected]


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety:

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.




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Posted: 4/16/2021
Application Due: 7/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time