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Instructor or Assistant Professor - Nursing - #T10086Department:
School of NursingPosition Summary:
The School of Nursing (SON) http://nursing.wcu.edu is seeking qualified applicants to fill a 0.5 FTE (20 hours per week) 9-month faculty appointment. This position is funded with support from a federal grant and is considered to be time-limited/fixed-term. Continued employment in this position is contingent upon funding availability. We are seeking candidates across the nursing specialties, including but not limited to, adult health, pediatrics, mental health, geriatric health, and community health. The primary teaching need at this time is clinical and lab instruction for the accelerated BSN program which is based on the Biltmore Park campus. Anticipated begin work date is in August 2021. Rank will be determined at point of hire.Carnegie statement:
The successful candidate will have outstanding communication skills, and based on their clinical expertise, and experience, his/her responsibilities may include classroom, online and clinical/laboratory teaching. Western Carolina University has adopted the Boyer Model of Scholarship to support its commitment to integrated learning, the scholarship of engagement, and the stewardship of place. Other responsibilities include participation in official activities of the School, College and University.
WCU SON is fully accredited through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The WCU SON programs are located on the Cullowhee campus, housed in the state of the art Health Sciences building, and at the Biltmore Park instructional site in Asheville, North Carolina, with clinical sites across the region in both rural and urban settings.
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 program; an unrestricted license as an RN in NC; current CPR certification, and two years prior experience in direct patient care as an RN. Applicants must also meet requirements as outlined by the NC Board of Nursing for nurse educators. Preferred Qualifications:
Doctoral degree in nursing or related field is preferred. Degree must be from an appropriately accredited institution.Position Type:
Preference will be given to applicants with medical surgical experience and at least two years teaching experience at the BSN level or higher.
Time-Limited Part-TimeNumber of Hours Per Week:
20Number of Months Per Year:
07/21/2021Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
To be considered, you must apply online. Please attach the following: A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a list of three (3) references with contact information, and copies of transcripts from the highest degree earned. For questions or additional information, please contact Chris Bullock, at 828-227-7467 or email Marguerite Murphy @ [email protected] Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Background/E-Verify:
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Credential Verification:
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.
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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