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Assistant/Associate ProfessorWorking Title:
Assistant/Associate Professor NursingDepartment:
School of NursingPosition Summary:
The School of Nursing at Western Carolina University is currently seeking faculty who are interested in pursuing the tenure track opportunity and expanding their individual scholarly pursuit. Candidates will be current faculty in the School of Nursing who continue to be passionate in fulfilling the aspects of teaching/learning, scholarship, service, and all aspects of Nursing practice. Workload will include a percentage of effort related to the area of scholarship and is negotiated with the Director of the School of Nursing and in accordance with the department’s collegial review guidelines. Carnegie statement:
NOTE: The number of months per year are dependent on the candidates current status of 9 or 12 months.
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:
Interested candidates must currently hold a faculty rank in the School of Nursing, possess a doctoral degree (with a minimum of one graduate degree in Nursing), and demonstrate a scholarly record and/or research trajectory that merits continued progress towards eligibility for tenure.Position Type:
Permanent Full-TimeNumber of Months Per Year:
07/02/2021Open Until Filled:
NoSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply online. Hard copy materials will not be accepted for review.
Please submit the following in order to finalize the application:
1.Cover Letter/Letter of Application
3.Statement of Research Focus and brief overview of 3-5 year trajectory
4.List of 2-3 references of professionals who could address scholarly productivity and proposed endeavors (for example, this could include a mentor or colleagues that you are engaged in scholarly work). Please include all contact information for each reference.
For more information, contact Dr. Lori Anderson, PhD, Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences at email: [email protected] or call 828-227-7271Background/E-Verify:
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 www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. 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.AA/EOE:
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.University Safety:
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]
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