The School of Nursing at Western Carolina University (WCU) invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track faculty position in the School of Nursing. Anticipated begin work date is August 1, 2021. Faculty rank is commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been selected for hire.
Candidates interested in an academic career with a focus on teaching, service, and scholarly pursuit are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will have an interest in scholarship and education and the flexibility to teach in several areas of the curriculum – however the greatest need for teaching at this time is in the undergraduate programs. Teaching will include teaching courses, teaching in the skills and simulation laboratory, and supervising student clinical experiences. Additional responsibilities include service on committees and participation in official activities of the School, College, and University.
This position will be located at the Western Carolina University Biltmore Park instructional site in Asheville, North Carolina. Some teaching responsibilities may be at off-site locations and/or during evening hours. Faculty member may also be expected to occasionally teach on the main WCU Cullowhee, NC campus location.
WCU's School of Nursing is accredited through Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Western Carolina University has adopted the Boyer Model of Scholarship to support its commitment to integrated learning and the scholarship of engagement in teaching. The College of Health and Human Sciences' faculty are committed to creating and implementing a program of inter-professional experiences for students enrolled in the health professions, and opportunities for inter-professional research/collaboration are extensive.
The School of Nursing's location in western North Carolina's rural location and medically underserved populations provides numerous and rich opportunities for research and grant acquisition.
Doctoral Degree in nursing required by start date; Degree must be from an appropriately accredited institution; Eligibility for RN licensure in NC, to be in place by begin work date; Must meet the North Carolina Board of Nursing's requirement for teaching/learning prior to or within the first three years of employment [21 NCAC 36 .0318: (g).(4)].
Prefer two years teaching experience at the BSN level or higher.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Apply online at https://jobs.wcu.edu. Hard copy materials will not be considered.
Candidates must include the following attachments: Cover letter Vita Unofficial transcripts from highest earned degree List of three professional references with complete contact information
For questions or additional information, contact Marguerite Murphy, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.