Assistant-Associate-Full Professor in Nursing - 009001, 081141

College: 
Health Sciences
Department: 
Nursing
Description: 

Assistant-Associate-Full Professor in Nursing

The Department of Nursing in the Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS), Appalachian State University invites applications for two or more full time, tenure-track, nine-month, open faculty rank positions available in August 2019. Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Nursing, the position requires doctoral preparation in nursing or a related discipline. Candidates who are in the dissertation stage of their terminal degree are eligible to apply if all degree requirements will be completed by the date of appointment.

The Department of Nursing, http://www.nursing.appstate.edu offers programs including a BSN, a RN to BSN, and a MSN program with a concentration in nursing education. The RN to BSN and MSN programs are taught in online or hybrid formats. The BSN and RN to BSN programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Accreditation is in process for the MSN program.

The successful candidate’s responsibilities may include teaching in the classroom, clinical settings, or online in any of the degree programs offered in the Department of Nursing. Teaching may include supervision of capstone projects or thesis advisement. In addition, responsibilities include scholarship yielding publications, service on committees, advising students, assisting with program development, and participation in official activities of the Department, College, and University, among others. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, and have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion to improve access to higher education for under-represented groups.

Required qualifications for the position include licensure as a registered nurse in North Carolina or a compact state; meeting the North Carolina Board of Nursing’s requirements for nurse educator; an earned doctorate in nursing or a closely related field by the time of appointment; and a commitment to excellence in teaching and research, compatible with the BCHS mission. Additional desired qualifications include a minimum of one year full-time teaching in a baccalaureate or graduate nursing program, experience in online instruction and development, and clinical expertise in community, mental health nursing, and/ or research. All invited candidates will be asked to give a formal presentation during the campus visit.

The BCHS is the newest and second largest college at Appalachian with approximately 3,400 undergraduate and graduate majors served by 150 faculty and staff. Committed to interprofessional innovation and collaboration in teaching, scholarship, service, and clinical outreach, the BCHS will transform the health and quality of life for the communities we serve. In 2018, the College moved into Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences, a new, state-of-the-art 203,000 square foot facility that is the cornerstone of the ASU Health Sciences campus. Appalachian State has approximately 19,000 students, primarily in bachelors and masters programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Nestled high in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern North Carolina, the region is renowned for its scenic beauty and outdoor recreation such as hiking, skiing, biking, fishing, and canoeing. Boone is conveniently located approximately two hours from Asheville, Charlotte, and Greensboro, NC.

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. A complete application consists of the following: (1) a cover letter addressing the applicant’s qualifications, and experience related to the position description; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) official copies of all transcripts; and (4) a list of three professional references including name, current position, email, address, and phone number. Applications should be submitted electronically (preferably in PDF format) to Dr. Becki Turpin, Search Committee Chair, turpinrl@appstate.edu. Place ‘Applicant last name, first initial, 2019 Faculty Position BCHS DON’ in the email subject line to aid receipt and response to your email application.  We invite all applicants for employment with Appalachian State University to complete our voluntary Affirmative Action data collection survey.  This brief survey can be accessed at https://appstate.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4TuQp0phtpiM0eh.

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or maxeymr@appstate.edu. Appalachian State University is committed to developing and allocating resources to the fundamental task of creating a diverse campus culture. We value diversity as the expression of human similarities and differences, as well as the importance of a living and learning environment conducive to knowledge, respect, acceptance, understanding and global awareness. Learn more at http://diversity.appstate.edu. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.