Tenure-Track Nurse Faculty Position

Position ID: 33336
University of West Georgia
Tanner Health System School of Nursing
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Instructor, Professor
Job Description: 


Tenure-Track Nurse Faculty Positions
“Educational Excellence in a Caring Environment”

The University of West Georgia: Named by The Princeton Review as one of the Best Southeastern Colleges and one of America’s Best Value Colleges, the University of West Georgia (http://www.westga.edu/)  is a growing regional, comprehensive university with an enrollment of over 12,000. The main campus is located on 645 acres in Carrollton. Named a City of Excellence in Georgia, Carrollton, 45 minutes from Atlanta, is a vibrant cultural, educational, health care and commercial center anchoring the west Georgia region.

The vision of the University of West Georgia is to be the best comprehensive university in America-sought after as the best place to work, learn and succeed! A bold strategic plan is in place to guide the University in achieving that vision. (http://www.westga.edu/engagewest/1070.php) Effective and innovative academic programs are offered in 5 colleges and one school.  UWG has multiple instructional sites and a strong virtual presence. 

The University of West Georgia Tanner Health System School of Nursing:  The UWG Tanner Health System School of Nursing strives for “educational excellence in a caring environment” with approximately 500 students in graduate and undergraduate programs and locations in Carrollton and Newnan.  SON instructional facilities are state of the art, with a new 64,000 sf. building in Carrollton and a 9,000 sf nursing lab, instructional and simulation suite at the new Newman Center, about 25 miles from Carrollton.   The pre- licensure BSN program, offered in Newnan and Carrollton, features an innovative concept-based BSN curriculum with excellent outcomes.  The RN-BSN program, a 17 credit hour, two semester curriculum, is 100% online. Our graduate programs are completely online and have been ranked in the top 50 online programs by the US News and World Report for the last three years. The MSN offers tracks in Nursing Education or Health Systems Leadership with an option for the AACN Clinical Nurse Leader Role. The EdD in Nursing Education program, which admitted its fifth cohort Fall of 2016, is an innovative program designed to prepare nurses for the faculty role.

Position Description:  Tenure-track academic-year faculty appointments are available in 2017-2018 with a start date of August 1, 2017.  Responsibilities include: Graduate and undergraduate teaching in online and traditional classroom settings, simulation, laboratory and clinical instruction, and scholarly productivity in a supportive environment.

Qualifications:  Applicants are required to hold a Master’s degree in nursing with clinical background in specialty area(s), an earned doctorate in Nursing or a related field, and have an active RN license to practice nursing in the state of Georgia (or eligible). Previous nursing undergraduate and graduate teaching experience and evidence of a scholarly program, broadly defined, is preferred. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure/Interested Applicants:  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send your letter of application, three letters of recommendation, and curriculum vitae to:

lisar@westga.edu  (email applications preferred)
Lisa Robinson, Chair of Search Committee
University of West Georgia
Tanner Health System School of Nursing
1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, Georgia 30118

           The University of West Georgia is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

 Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

Institution Employment Link:
Contract Period: 
10 months
CIP Discipline Code: 
Nursing/Registered Nurse
Nursing, Pre-Nursing Studies
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Required Qualifications
Special Requirements: 
Clinical Expertise
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
Contact hiring institution for further details.
Position Starting Date: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Recruitment Data
Search Chair: 
Lisa Robinson
Phone Number: 
(678) 839-5427
Vacancy Status: 
Annual Salary: 
Commensurate with qualifications & experience

The hiring institution advertising this vacant position is responsible for the application, hiring procedures and content within this advertisement.  Please contact the institution for questions concerning this vacant position.

University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822
E-Mail: ch@uga.edu


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator