Classification: Tenure Track Status: Full-time (10 month) Reports to: Dean and Coordinator of Pre-licensure BSN Program
Mars Hill University, a private liberal arts institution located in the mountains of western North Carolina, is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing. The department seeks a new faculty member with enthusiasm for and commitment to undergraduate pre-licensure and post-licensure nursing education.
The preferred candidate should have a doctoral degree in nursing or a Master’s Degree in Nursing and a terminal degree in a related field. The degrees should be from regionally accredited institutions. Candidates with an earned M.S. in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution and with extensive teaching experience may be considered. The successful candidate will appreciate and articulate the value of a liberal arts education to a professional program such as nursing and the fit of that program within the context of a liberal arts college/university.
Preference will be given to qualified candidates with experience and expertise in senior level nursing courses, community health promotion, international professional travel and/or missions, family and mental health in the community, complex nursing issues, cultural sensitivity/competence, ethical leadership, and courageous advocacy. Preference is also given to qualified candidates with experience in teaching pre-licensure and post-licensure students. The candidate must embrace student-centric, adult learning teaching philosophies and active participation in simulation learning experiences.
Education (if the Master's Degree in Nursing is not in education) - demonstration of one of the following:
A. Completion of 45 contact hours of continuing education courses; B. Completion of a certificate program in nursing education; C. Nine semester hours of education; or D. Documentation of successful completion of structured, individualized development activities of at least 45 contact hours approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing as defined in the 21 NCAC 36.0318.
Licensure - unrestricted license to practice as Registered Nurse in North Carolina
Experience - minimum of 3 years practice as a Registered Nurse with clinical expertise relevant to teaching area; certification in area specialty highly desirable
Other – health and training requirements for the position as stipulated by clinical agencies, including but not limited to immunizations, titers, and CPR certification; excellent interpersonal, written and oral presentations skills; proven educational or administrative experience in critical thinking, problem solving and judgment skills, varied course delivery methodologies; proficient in Microsoft Office, the Internet, and Moodle or BlackBoard; team player; self-motivated; cognizant and contributory to approval and accreditation body requirements; commitment to the mission and values of Mars Hill University and the Judge-McRae School of Nursing; flexibility in schedule and travel.
Nurse faculty members shall have the authority and responsibility for: (1) student admission, progression, and graduation requirements; and (2) the development, implementation, and evaluation of the curriculum.
Duties include providing quality instruction to students by ensuring achievement of program outcomes and student learning in the Classroom, Nursing Skills/Simulation Lab, and Clinical environments (as applies to the developing programs, as well as supervising undergraduate student research. Duties also include student advising, participating in student recruitment, and contributing to the development of curricula and programs. Other responsibilities include completing professional development and in-service activities in accordance with standards set by the university, approval bodies, and accrediting bodies; maintaining expertise in subject areas; actively participating in School of Nursing and university faculty meetings; actively participating in core course academic support programs and student professional associations; maintaining records of student work, requirements, benchmarks, and overall progress.
This position is a tenure-track appointment (as consistent with MHU policies). The appointment will begin with the Fall 2017 semester. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until a suitable applicant has been hired.
Mars Hill University is an Equal Opportunity and Provider. Minorities and Women are encouraged to apply.
To apply, submit a letter naming the position, CV or resume, teaching philosophy, and three current letters of reference via email to: email@example.com.
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Mars Hill University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal.
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Mars Hill University is a private, four-year liberal arts institution located in the mountains of western North Carolina. Founded in 1856 by Baptist families of the region, it is the oldest institution of higher learning in western North Carolina on its original site.Mars Hill’s small campus of approximately 1,200 students offers a warm and engaging environment, where students get to know each oth...er, as well as professors and university staff. Mars Hill boasts a eclectic mix of students, and one of the highest percentages of minority students in the region. The university draws students from all over the United States, and the world.