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Assistant/Associate Professor-Nursing - 12 month

The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Health & Medical, Nursing
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Assistant Professor/Associate Professor

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Assistant/Associate Professor-Nursing - 12 month



Position Summary::

The Capstone College of Nursing at The University of Alabama invites applications for full-time Tenure-Track Assistant Professor faculty positions. The number of positions will vary depending on the needs of the College. Candidates must hold a research doctorate (PhD or EdD) in Nursing or a related field. Candidates with DNP’s cannot be considered for tenure-track positions. This Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position is a 12-month position. We are seeking individuals with clinical experience that prepares them to provide classroom instruction in our undergraduate and/or graduate programs. The primary responsibility will be to provide face-to-face classroom instruction at the undergraduate level. Expertise in medical-surgical nursing or adult health is preferred; however, qualified applicants with clinical expertise in other areas may be considered. Although our graduate programs are offered via online instruction, this is not a distance-based position. Candidates will be expected to be onsite to fulfill teaching responsibilities and attend in-person faculty meetings. In addition to classroom instruction, expectations of the position may include: • Attend meetings and participate in shared governance • Evaluate and develop curriculum for the college • Serve as an academic adviser for undergraduate students • Serve on college or university committees • Serve as a faculty advisor for DNP student projects • Serve as a chair or committee member for EdD or PhD students • Engage in service activities for the university, community, and/or the profession.
Candidates for consideration as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor should demonstrate potential for strong teaching and scholarship (e.g., publication of peer-reviewed journal articles, presentations at national or international conferences, grant funding). Candidates with a history of teaching and scholarship, as well as those with PMHNP certification, will be given preference. The University embraces diversity in faculty, students, and staff, and the College of Nursing welcomes applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community.

The Capstone College of Nursing has over 2,400 students enrolled in programs leading to BSN, MSN, DNP, and PhD degrees. In addition to our traditional BSN program, we offer a distance-based RN-to-BSN program. The College’s Master of Science in Nursing is ranked #11 nationally in Best Online Nursing Programs by the U.S. News and World Report. We offer innovative baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs. Program offerings include: one of the only online Joint Nursing Science PhD programs in the nation offered in collaboration with The University of Alabama in Huntsville; a Doctor of Nursing Practice program; a Master’s of Science Nursing program with Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner tracks and dual degree options, and a Nurse Administrator track. All graduate courses are taught in a distance-accessible format with on-campus intensive experiences. The Capstone College of Nursing is designated a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence for advancing the science of nursing education. Based at the state’s flagship university, the College is a leader in rural health service and research with a diverse funding portfolio supporting scholarship in HIV, substance abuse, cardiovascular disease, childhood obesity, and health disparities, among others. Faculty hold appointments in university-wide research centers. The Capstone College of Nursing an innovator in clinical simulation, which provides faculty and students with interprofessional learning and research opportunities. We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our College and its mission by visiting:

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Research doctoral degree in nursing or a related field is required. FNP or PMHNP certification is required for those who teach in our NP programs. An Alabama RN license, compact RN license, or ability to obtain an RN license is required. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

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The University of Alabama (UA) is ranked among the top public universities in the nation with a focus on research, teaching and service and is one of the most beautiful college campuses in America. UA is a leader among public universities nationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars and is the senior comprehensive doctoral level institution in Alabama. The University of Alabama competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division I as a member of the Southeastern Conference and is ranked as one of the best collegiate sports programs in America. It is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of approximately 160,000, with a moderate climate. The gulf coast, mountains, and large cities are all easily accessible.

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The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more.
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Applications will start being reviewed September 1, 2022, and this posting will remain active until the position is filled. This is a 12-month position with the expectation of physical presence on our campus.



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The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.

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