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Apply nowJob no: 523779
Work type: Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
Location: Alabama
Categories: Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty

223102 - Nursing Instruction

Assistant/Associate Professor

Position Summary
Seeking an open-rank faculty member to serve as the Masters Entry into the Profession of Nursing (MEPN) Program Coordinator. The MEPN Program Coordinator is a faculty member appointed at the discretion of the Dean to provide leadership and oversight to the MEPN Program.

Detailed Position Information
• Work with the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs to develop and maintain a current, comprehensive, and responsive curriculum that complies with the most recent national standards and competencies (e.g., AACN Essentials).
• Ensure MEPN courses are developed and delivered in adherence to college and university policies.
• Review prospective student applications and make recommendations on selection of applicants.
• Participate in recruiting, orienting, and mentoring full-time and part-time MEPN faculty and staff.
• Collaborate with the MEPN Clinical Coordinator, MEPN faculty, and MEPN staff to ensure optimal student experiences.
• Plan and participate in student orientation and simulation activities.
• Work with the ADGP and the Senior Associate Dean's office to evaluate program outcomes.
• Work with faculty and students to resolve any concerns or issues.
• Available to oversee the program during 12 months of the year.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Participate in teaching within the MEPN program
• Serve as a Course Leader for didactic MEPN courses

• Participate in research/scholarly activities in accordance with role/rank expectations and workload guidelines.

• Serve as a resource person for faculty and students in the NP track and participate in service activities in accordance with annual contract.

Minimum Qualifications
1. Doctoral degree in Nursing
2. Experience with prelicensure student supervision.
3. Current or eligible for multi-state licensure as a registered nurse in Alabama
4. Successful teaching experience

Instructions and Required Materials for Application
Application materials should include: 1. A curriculum vitae (CV)/resume 2. A cover letter summarizing the interest in the position and how the minimum qualifications and any preferred qualifications are met by the candidate's background and experience.

About the University
The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus.

A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. The University of Alabama has R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is among the top doctoral research universities in the United States.

As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.

About Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa is so much more than a college town.

It's a vibrant community that’s filled with legendary history. Located along the Black Warrior River, the city features a walkable downtown that’s complete with live music, locally owned shops, outdoor spaces to explore and local restaurants to meet every palate. With a geography ranging from suburban to rural, the area offers a variety of housing options along with excellent public and private schools and a wealth of recreational and entertainment options.

With a metro area population of 235,000, the Druid City lies about an hour southwest of Birmingham, in west-central Alabama. It’s within a few hours’ drive of Gulf Coast beaches and major cities like Nashville, New Orleans and Atlanta, making it a great base for growing better acquainted with the South’s finest offerings.

Background Investigation and EEO Statement
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

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, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status 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. "EEO is the Law"

Advertised: 21 May 2024 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 15 Aug 2024 Central Daylight Time


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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