Tenure Track Faculty Appointment in Nursing

Position ID: 41551
University of West Georgia
Tanner Medical Center School of Nursing
Branch Campus: 
Carrollton, GA
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor, Professor
Job Description: 


Tenure-Track Nurse Faculty Position

“Educational Excellence in a Caring Environment”

The University of West Georgia (http://www.westga.edu/) is a growing regional, comprehensive university with an enrollment of over 13,000, including students from 42 Georgia counties and 37 states. Our diverse student population includes representation from 72 countries, is 37% Black/African American and 66% female.  The University of West Georgia is a charter member of the University System of Georgia and accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  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 city anchoring the west Georgia region. The Newnan Center, located 25 miles from Carrollton is a vital part of the University. 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! Our bold Strategic Plan promotes inclusiveness and commitment to celebrating diversity. Effective and innovative academic programs are offered in five colleges and one school. UWG is an innovative, progressive leader in online instruction and is committed to supporting faculty growth in all facets of scholarship, teaching, and learning. 

The University of West Georgia Tanner Health System School of Nursing strives for “educational excellence in a caring environment” with over 500 students in graduate and undergraduate programs. SON instructional facilities are state of the art including spectacular lab and simulation spaces in Carrollton and Newnan.  The pre- licensure BSN program, offered in Newnan and Carrollton, features an innovative concept-based BSN curriculum with excellent outcomes.  The RN to BSN program 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 five consecutive 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 admitted the seventh cohort fall of 2018 and is an innovative program designed to prepare nurses for the faculty role.

Position Description:  Tenure-track academic-year faculty appointment available with a start date of August 1st, 2019.  Applicants are sought in all clinical specialty areas as well as those with backgrounds in informatics, nurse practitioner experience, nursing education, and nursing leadership. 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 a 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 states of Georgia and Alabama (or eligible). Preferred qualifications include certified nurse practitioners with doctoral degrees, teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels, a record of accomplishment in working with diverse populations of students, and evidence of a scholarly program, broadly defined.  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:

Lisa Robinson, Chair of the Search Committee lisar@westga.edu (email applications preferred)

University of West Georgia

Tanner Health System School of Nursing

1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, Georgia 30118   

It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia’s affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.

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.

UWG is a qualifying employer under the Department of Education Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). This program provides student loan repayment and forgiveness for qualifying loans for eligible full-time employees. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public... for more information.

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Contract Period: 
10 months
CIP Discipline Code: 
Nursing/Registered Nurse
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Position Type: 
Required Qualifications
Special Requirements: 
Active RN license to practice nursing in the sates of Georgia and Alabama
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019
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Search Chair: 
Lisa Robinson, lisar@westga.edu
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University System of Georgia
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278 Brooks Hall
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

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Kristopher Bolden, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator