Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC

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Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position Number:


Working Title:

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

Classification Title:

9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty


College of Health & Human Svc (Col)


School of Nursing

Position Designation:


Employment Type:

Permanent - Full-time

Months per year:


Primary Purpose of Department:

The UNC Charlotte School of Nursing [SON] prepares nursing professionals to serve as leaders, clinicians, and scholars through innovative educational programs designed to meet the healthcare needs of an evolving and diverse society. The School seeks to provide the highest quality of nursing education, scholarship, and practice with a commitment to diversity and community engagement in order to promote health among citizens in the Charlotte region and beyond.

Vacancy Open to:

All Candidates

Description of Work:

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

To view the complete Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty document visit our website:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching: As the title implies, teaching in clinical environments [e.g., hospitals, clinics] is an essential duty for this position, as is teaching face-to-face and online through using the current Learning Management System [LMS] or virtual simulation software. Primary teaching responsibilities could span graduate and undergraduate programs depending on qualifications. Late afternoon, evening, and weekend classes may be required. Faculty should possess excellent clinical knowledge, skills, and judgment. Moreover, faculty shall be responsible for engaging in curriculum development, developing well-organized, engaging, and relevant course content for multiple methods of delivery that aligns with the AACN Essentials 2021, adheres to North Carolina Board of Nursing [NCBON] requirements, and reflects the mission, vision, and values of the SON, the College of Health and Human Services, and the University. Faculty shall also engage in fair, timely, and equitable grading of student assignments, participate in effective student advising and mentor students through various existing processes in the SON, CHHS, and University. Must live within driving distance of the campus.


  • Candidates seeking the rank of an Assistant Professor must have a beginning research program and a clear research trajectory that aligns with the mission of the School of Nursing.
  • Candidates seeking the rank of an Associate Professor must currently be or have credentials consistent with tenured Associate Professors at UNC Charlotte. This includes a strong record of scholarship, recent or current extramurally supported research, a demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness, community engagement, and service.
  • Candidates seeking the rank of a Full Professor must currently be or have credentials associated with tenured full Professors at UNC Charlotte. This includes a sustained and distinctive record of academic contribution and achievement that has led to national or international recognition as a scholar, teaching, or community-engaged leader within the discipline, a cumulative record of sustained teaching effectiveness, demonstrated growth in scholarship, and significant leadership within the profession.

Service: All faculty, regardless of rank, are expected to be actively engaged in service to the SON, CHHS, the University, community, and/or the nursing profession. Active engagement includes direct service, policy, and governance, community engagement. The service requirement is not met through passive participation of being a member in name only on any committee, or within any organization.

Minimum Experience/Education:

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

Successful candidates must have a research doctorate (Ed.D., or Ph.D.) and Masters’s in nursing from an accredited institution. Experience teaching in online and face-to-face environments. Knowledgeable in curriculum development and evaluation. Experience working with diverse student populations and interdisciplinary teams. Experience directing student research and mentoring faculty.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications:

Unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina either through a single state license, Nurse Licensure Compact [NLC] multistate license or through the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact [ENLC]. All APRNs must provide proof of current certification and approval to practice in North Carolina. Must comply with all external agency compliance requirements. Must live within driving distance of campus.

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About Us

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. It leverages its location in the state's largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region. 

Located in the state’s largest metropolitan area, UNC Charlotte is among the fastest growing universities in the UNC System.  A large public university with a small college feel, UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus is the home away from home for more than 29,000 students.  The University offers internationally competitive research and creative activity opportunities and exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs coupled with a focused set of community engagement initiatives that enrich the region’s quality of life.

In fulfilling our mission, we envision a University that promises:

  • An accessible and affordable quality education that equips students with intellectual and professional skills, ethical principles, and an international perspective.
  • A strong foundation in liberal arts and opportunities for experiential education to enhance students’ personal and professional growth.
  • A robust intellectual environment that values social and cultural diversity, free expression, collegiality, integrity, and mutual respect.
  • A safe, diverse, team-oriented, ethically responsible, and respectful workplace environment that develops the professional capacities of our faculty and staff.

To achieve a leadership position in higher education, we will:

  • Rigorously assess our progress toward our institutional, academic, and administrative plans using benchmarks appropriate to the goals articulated by our programs and in our plans.
  • Serve as faithful stewards of the public and private resources entrusted to us and provide effective and efficient administrative services that exceed the expectations of our diverse constituencies.
  • Create meaningful collaborations among university, business, and community leaders to address issues and opportunities of the region.
  • Develop an infrastructure that makes learning accessible to those on campus and in our community and supports the scholarly activities of the faculty.
  • Pursue opportunities to enhance personal wellness through artistic, athletic, or recreational activities.
  • Operate an attractive, environmentally responsible and sustainable campus integrated with the retail and residential neighborhoods that surround us.

Dual Career

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is committed to the recruitment and retention of highly qualified and productive faculty, administrators, and other professional staff members. We recognize that career decisions are influenced by family considerations.  For up to one year from the date of an employee’s relocation to Charlotte, the University will assist the employee’s  spouse or domestic partner with efforts to find employment within the University and/or within the surrounding area.

Diversity at UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte is committed to cultivating diversity and inclusion throughout the campus. Our campus community is comprised of people who represent the wide breadth of gender identities, sexualities, races and ethnicities, faith traditions, nationalities, and other social groups and backgrounds.  All of these identities and experiences enrich the University as a whole.  UNC Charlotte strives to celebrate and leverage the benefits of this diversity, and to sustain an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

To learn more about plans, programs, resources and news and events relating to diversity and inclusion at UNC Charlotte please use the following link:

To access the full text of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion please use the following link:

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Overview of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion.

The goal of quality education for all at UNC Charlotte is the foundation for our Diversity Plan.  At its fullest potential, higher education allows students to interact with people from different backgrounds and to engage a range of ideas and perspectives.  This educational experience cultivates the skills that graduates will need to function adeptly in a global society.  

As North Carolina and the Charlotte region undergo rapid population growth and demographic change, UNC Charlotte must respond to the needs of a more diverse student population. It is imperative that the University prepare its students to become leaders and thriving citizens in a pluralistic and multicultural society. In adopting our Diversity Plan, we affirm that:


    • We believe that a diverse faculty, staff and student body are critical in advancing teaching, scholarship, and community engagement at UNC Charlotte.
    • We are committed to enhancing opportunities for living, working and learning in a diverse environment
    • We are committed to educating our students to interact effectively and respectfully in the global community. 

      The Plan identifies components of a diverse campus community and outlines steps toward building an inclusive environment that promotes the success of all students, faculty, and staff. It is a living document that affirms our institutional values and is designed to offer guidance to University departments and units for achieving the University goals for diversity.  The seven broad objectives of the Diversity Plan are:

      1: Promote a broad understanding of goals for diversity, access, and inclusion for the University through active outreach to the campus community.

      2: Recruit and graduate a diverse student body that reflects community diversity and addresses the state’s need to increase access to higher education for historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students.

      3: Increase the recruitment of underrepresented faculty and advance their progression through the faculty ranks.

                  4: Increase the representation of staff from underrepresented groups.

      5: Ensure the presence of institutional environments and course development that enhance learning and appreciation for the full range of diversity.

      6: Develop external relationships with the community to enhance diversity on and off campus.

                  7: Ensure the Success of the Plan through Assessment, Accountability, and Recognition.


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