Asst/Assoc/Full Professor - 081131

Health Sciences

The Department of Nursing in the Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS), Appalachian State University invites applications for one or more full time, tenure-track, nine-month, open faculty rank position(s) available August 1, 2018. 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.eduoffers 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 will be sought 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.  There are no on-line only teaching positions within 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. 

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 terminal degree 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. Special consideration will be given to individuals who have earned a PhD in Nursing and have 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 medical/ surgical, obstetrics, pediatrics, community/behavioral health or critical care. All invited candidates will be asked to give a formal presentation during the campus visit. 

The BCHS is the second largest college at Appalachian with approximately 3300 undergraduate and graduate majors served by 150 faculty and staff. The BCHS was established in 2010 by reorganizing and bringing together existing departments and degree programs to meet the growing healthcare needs in North Carolina and beyond. The College is poised to be the preeminent and most comprehensive academic center for health professionals in western North Carolina. 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. The BCHS is home to 10 undergraduate and 6 graduate programs of study and is committed to developing new health programs that meet regional needs. In addition, the BCHS is home of the Blue Cross Blue Shield NC  Institute for Health and Human Services, the Human Performance Lab at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, and has a collaborative partnership with Wake Forest School of Medicine. Our new state-of-the-art $80 million, 203,000 square foot facility for the BCHS is planned to open in Fall 2018 and will form the cornerstone of the Appalachian Health Science Campus. 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, and 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 position is 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.  Susan H. Lane, Search Committee Chair, Place ‘Applicant last name, first initial, 2017 Faculty Position BCHS DON’ in the email subject line to aid receipt and response to your email application. 

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 Dr. Susan H. Lane at  

Proper documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory background report.