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Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure Track) & Director Graduate Nursing Programs/Manager ASU F...

Alcorn State University
Lorman, MS

Job Details

Job Title:

Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure Track) & Director Graduate Nursing Programs/Manager ASU Family Clinic

FLSA Status:


Posted Salary Range:

Commensurate with Rank and Qualifications

Employment Status:

Full Time


School of Nursing

Job Summary:

A visionary, the Director, Graduate Nursing Programs/Manager, ASU Family Clinic. An earned doctorate in nursing; eligible for academic appointment to Assistant/Associate Professor – Tenure Track. Experience in academic and clinical administration. Experience teaching at the master’s degree level or above.
Certified Nurse Family Practitioner.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

Experience in academic and clinical administration. Experience teaching at the master’s degree level or above.
Certified Nurse Family Practitioner.

Essential Job Functions :


1. Provides leadership in the ongoing development and implementation of strategic and operational plans to achieve the vision, mission, goals, and objectives of the graduate nursing programs within the SON.
•Serves on the graduate curriculum committee.
•Develops and implements an effective system of recruitment, advisement, orientation, and matriculation for graduate students.
•Corresponds and meets with prospective students and applicants during the academic year and summer, and coordinates on-campus visits within the department (e.g., faculty interviews, tours, meetings with current students).
•Manages (with departmental secretary and Graduate Studies Office) all inquiry and application materials and monitors application processing during the academic year and summer.
•Decides on formal recommendations for admission or rejection of new students into the program(s) (with faculty committee and Dean, according to department practice), and coordinates those decisions with Graduate Studies Office; finalizes composition of incoming classes.
•Handles graduate student academic leave of absence requests, petitions, and grievances in accordance with established policies.
•Revises existing curricula and course offerings as needed in consultation with faculty, and leads curricular innovations.
•Corresponds with the Graduate Studies Office regarding active students as needed (e.g., changes of grade, status changes, grade extensions, requests for withdrawal).
•Supervises comprehensive exams and/or other capstone experiences (e.g., thesis, final project), according to department practice.
•Ensures accuracy of printed and online materials and information about the program(s) (Graduate Catalog, department materials, program website).
•Recommends candidates for graduation to the SON Dean.
•Proposes new graduate programs (e.g., certificate programs, BSN to MSN programs);
•Coordinates and facilitates outreach graduate education.
•Writes grants to support curricular and student development and implement an annual plan for teaching workload responsibilities in all graduate programs.
2. Collaborates with the Dean to develop and implement an annual plan for teaching workload responsibilities in all graduate programs.
3. Provides consultation to the Dean on a regular basis regarding programs strengths/weaknesses; student feedback, student-faculty concerns/issues, and enrollment.
4. Recruits, interviews and recommends prospective core and adjunct faculty and staff.
5. Assumes responsibility for the evaluation of all programs/courses, faculty engaged in teaching within the graduate programs, and affiliated support staff.
6. Assures the effective development and operation of the graduate nursing department programs.
7. Serves as role model and mentor for faculty and staff in areas of best practices, accreditation, customer service, communication, and professionalism.
8. In collaboration with the Director, Center for Accreditation, Assessment, Compliance and Evaluation Management, assures that all evaluation and assessment data points for graduate programs are collected and analyzed, with data outcomes shared with appropriate committee(s), the Dean, and the faculty.
9. Participates in the overall operation of the SON
•Participates in the development of planning documents.
•Participates in the planning and management of the fiscal resources allocated to the graduate programs.
•Prepares and/or contributes to reports and records related to academic programs.
10. May assume responsibility for the administration of the SON in the Associate Dean and/or Dean’s absence.
11. Other duties as assigned by the Dean.


1. Teaching
•Participates in teaching consistent with the mission of the School of Nursing
2. Research/Scholarship
•Participates in research and scholarly activities
•Contributes to the creation and sustenance of a climate of scholarship and healthy debate
3. Service
•Serves as a resource person for faculty and students.
•Participates in appropriate professional, college, and university organizations.


1. Responsible for the operations, staffing, direction, and administration of the ASU Family Clinic and Mobile Health Unit.
2. Assumes overall responsibility for oversight and management of the clinical services provided by the interdisciplinary team (IDT) within the ASU Family Clinic and Mobile Health Unit.
3. Collaborates with the Dean in assuring the fiscal management of the ASU Family Clinic.


•A master’s degree in a nursing and an earned doctorate in nursing or related field;
•Eligible for academic appointment to assistant/associate professor or professor rank;
•Experience in academic administration;
•Experience teaching at the master’s degree level or above;
•A program of research as evidenced by scholarly publications; and
•National and international service.

Licensing and Certifications :

•Eligible for registered nurse licensure in Mississippi and other states as needed.
•National Certification in area of advanced specialization and furnishing license.

EEO / ADA Statement:

Alcorn State University is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity: It is the policy of Alcorn State University to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, physical and/or mental disability, and/or political affiliation. This policy applies to all employees -regardless of position, consultants, and applicants for employment.

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas:


Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds:


Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds:


Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds:


Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds:

Not Required

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds:

Not Required



Extended Work Hours:


Number of Vacancies:




Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


EEO Statement:

EEO Statement:
Alcorn State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or other factors prohibited by law in any of its educational programs, activities, services, admissions, or employment practices. The following offices are designated to handle inquires and/or complaints regarding non-discriminatory policies and procedures of Alcorn State University:
Complaints, inquiries, or specific requests in regard to Title IX and Section 504 directives should be made to: Title IX Office, Walter Washington Administration Bldg., Room 519A, Lorman, MS, 39096, (601) 877-6700.
Complaints, inquiries, or requests in regard to non-discrimination in employment practices should be made to: Human Resources Department, Walter Washington Administration Bldg., Room 107, Lorman, MS, 39096, (601) 877-6188
Questions, complaints, or requests in regard to ADA/ADAAA compliance in employment practices should also be made to the department of human resources.

Advertising Summary:

Excellent Benefits Package


Institutional Statement

Alcorn State University is a premier comprehensive land-grant university that develops diverse students into globally-competitive leaders and applies scientific research through collaborative partnerships which benefit the surrounding communities, states, nation and world.


Alcorn is the oldest public historically black land-grant institution in the United States and the second oldest state supported institution of higher learning in Mississippi. When it was founded in 1871, the institution’s three major study components were the four year college track, the two year track, and the three year graded track. The students spent the mornings from seven o’clock until noon in classes. In the afternoon, they worked in the various shops for eight cents per hour. Room and board, including laundry, equated to five dollars a month.

Alcorn State University was founded as the result of the people of Mississippi’s efforts to educate the descendants of formerly enslaved Africans. It was named in honor of the sitting governor of Mississippi, James L. Alcorn. The site was originally occupied by Oakland College, a school established by Presbyterians in 1828. The state of Mississippi purchased the Oakland College campus for $40,000 and named it Alcorn University with the first president being Hiram R. Revels. Revels resigned his seat as a United States senator to assume the post. The state legislature provided $50,000 in cash for ten successive years for establishment and overall operation of the college. Additionally, proceeds from the sale of 30 acres of land for $188,928 yielded three-fifths of the proceeds for Alcorn, totaling $113,400. These proceeds were used only for the agricultural and mechanical components of the college.

In 1878, Alcorn University became Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College. The original purchase of 225 acres of land had grown to over a 1700 acre campus. Alcorn is situated in Claiborne County, seven miles west of Lorman, Mississippi, 80 miles south of the capital city Jackson, Mississippi, 45 miles south of Vicksburg, Mississippi and 40 miles north of Natchez, Mississippi. The college was exclusively for males at first, but eventually women were admitted. A dormitory for women was built in 1902. Over time facilities increased from three historic buildings to more than 80 modern structures. 

In 1974, Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College became Alcorn State University. Governor William L. Waller signed House Bill 298, granting this status. Alcorn has thrived by continuously accomplishing dynamic goals and objectives despite limited resource allocations from the state. By the early 1990s, Alcorn’s physical plant and academic programs had grown from just a name change into a more diversified university. The student population is now representative of more than 65 counties, more than 30 states and at least 18 foreign countries. The university provides an undergraduate education that enables students to successfully pursue work in graduate and professional schools, engage in teaching, and enter other professions. As Mississippi recognized the importance of educating all citizens, Alcorn grew in status and importance.

Alcorn State University began with eight faculty members in 1871 and today there are more than 800 faculty and staff. The student body has grown from 179 students to more than 4,000 students from all over the world with varied ethnic backgrounds. Although early graduates of Alcorn had limited horizons, today’s graduates are successful in their chosen professions and many are outstanding entrepreneurs. Throughout Alcorn’s history, the leadership and faculty remained committed to restoring and enhancing the institution’s image and to attracting young people whose interest is the pursuit and receipt of a quality education. Over the decades, “the college that excelled against great odds”, has now become one of the leading universities in the nation. Alcorn State University operates seven divisions with degree programs in more than 50 areas including the bachelors, masters, and educational specialist degrees.

The collaborative strength and contributions of Alcorn’s past seventeen presidents during its 140 years of existence have enabled the institution to excel. On November 30, 2010, the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning voted unanimously to appoint Dr. M. Christopher Brown II as Alcorn State University’s 18th president. President Brown’s background and vision are strategically aligned with Alcorn’s history and tradition. He is poised to expeditiously move Alcorn State University to the next level of excellence. 

Dr. Josephine M. Posey 

Against Great Odds: The History of Alcorn State (1994)


Alcorn is in Claiborne County, Mississippi, seven miles west of Lorman, seventeen miles southwest of Port Gibson, and about halfway between Vicksburg, to the north, and Natchez, to the south.


At Alcorn, seven schools offer a number of diverse programs for undergraduate and graduate studies leading to the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and specialist degrees. 

Enriching program opportunities include:

The Honors Program is a rewarding option for students who wish to further enhance their academic experience. It brings together students and teachers who share exceptional intellectual commitment in an atmosphere that strengthens scholarship, leadership and creativity.

Global Programs helps students broaden their perspectives and become more competitive in today’s international marketplace. Besides coordinating exciting study-abroad opportunities, Global Programs brings worldwide perspectives to campus through exchange programs and special events.

Alcorn offers Pre-professional Programs to prepare students for a successful transition to specialized studies in the fields of law, engineering, nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy and dentistry.


Approximately 2,946 full-time undergraduates (1,037 men; 1,909 women), 350 part-time undergraduates (97 men; 253 women), 722 graduate students (154; 568), total enrollment 4,018.


Alcorn State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and education specialist degrees.

The University also holds accreditation with the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, the American Dietetics Association, the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, the National Association of Schools of Music, the National Association of Industrial Technology and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.


At Alcorn, it’s easy to make friends — and make a difference. With such a wide range and more than 50 student groups and organizations, there’s one to suit every personality, interest, skill set and schedule.

Without ever leaving campus, students can volunteer — as Peer educators, Student Ambassadors and Orientation Guides, to name just a few possibilities. In addition, many student groups coordinate volunteer opportunities off-campus in surrounding communities and public schools.


The Alcorn Braves have won numerous athletic championships. And many of our alumni have found success as professional athletes. Alcorn State is a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division I.

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