Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the School of Nursing (Open Rank)

Position ID: 21843
Georgia Southern University
College of Health & Human Sciences
School of Nursing
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Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor, Professor
Job Description: 



University System of Georgia

Open Rank—Search 67156

College of Health and Human Sciences

School of Nursing


Georgia Southern University invites nominations and applications for an Assistant/Associate/Professor/or Full Professor position in the School of Nursing in the College of Health and Human Sciences. Georgia Southern University, a member institution of the University System of Georgia, is classified as a Doctoral/Research University. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Georgia Southern offers more than 100 academic majors in a comprehensive array of baccalaureate degrees and selected master's and doctoral programs. The University has earned a reputation for providing all of the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college. Academic programs are organized within eight colleges: Business Administration, Education, Health and Human Sciences, the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Science and Mathematics, and the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies.   

A residential university with a fall 2012 enrollment of more than 20,500 students, Georgia Southern is one of Georgia’s premier universities. One of the top choices in Georgia for new freshmen, including HOPE Scholars, Georgia Southern enrolls an increasingly selective student body representing 49 U.S. states and nearly 100 nations. The University continues to enhance its academic profile through higher admission standards, an expanded Honors Program, and scholarships for academically talented students.

Georgia Southern University is committed to advancing the State of Georgia and the region through the benefits of higher education, offering both campus-based and a number of online degree programs. The University fosters access to its educational programs, provides a comprehensive and fulfilling university experience, and enhances quality of life in the region through collaborative relationships supporting education, health care and human services, cultural experiences, scientific and technological advancement, athletics, and regional development.

The more than 900 acre park-like campus continues an era of capital construction that has opened new facilities for colleges and academic programs, student recreation and development, university housing, athletics, and public service. The learning environment is enhanced by a museum of cultural and natural history, a botanical garden, a unique wildlife education and raptor center, a performing arts center, the Center for Art and Theatre, and a continuing education and conference center. The University's Division I athletic teams, the Eagles, compete in the Sun Belt Conference. The campus is located in Statesboro, a classic Main Street community near historic Savannah and Hilton Head Island.

Within this setting, the School of Nursing is a dynamic unit focused on the scholarship of teaching, research, practice, and service. Thirty full-time faculty serve students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs including pre-licensure, RN-BSN, RN-MSN, MSN (Family Nurse Practitioner), and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs. A new state-of-the-art School of Nursing Building houses the program and features technologically advanced faculty offices and scholarship areas, classrooms, computer and learning laboratories, and a community outreach nursing clinic. Nursing students practice in a wide array of institutional and community settings, including the School’s rural nurse managed clinics that provide primary prevention services to rural southeast Georgia citizens. The School is CCNE-accredited and has received the University System of Georgia Board of Regents Award for Teaching Excellence. The School has an Endowed Chair in Rural Community Health Nursing and secures grant funding in excess of $800,000 annually.

Position Description. Reporting to the Chair of the School of Nursing, this position requires teaching, service, and research responsibilities as well as a terminal degree.  The successful candidate’s primary responsibilities will include teaching in the classroom and clinical settings in the undergraduate and graduate programs, including the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. In addition, responsibilities include scholarship within the discipline yielding publications, service on committees, and participation in official activities of the School, College, and University.  The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in nursing or a closely related field by August 1, 2014, with at least one graduate degree in nursing; NP certification required for teaching in the selected graduate courses.
  • Minimum of one year clinical experience
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and learning as evidenced by a presentation during the campus visit with students present
  • Promise of productive scholarship consistent with the teacher-scholar model, including grant writing
  • Commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service that is consistent with the College’s priorities for the School and the mission of the University
  • Ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the School, College, and University
  • Technological literacy and a commitment to integrate technology in teaching and scholarship
  • Commitment to professional service within the University and beyond
  • Minimum of 4 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the assistant professor level or higher and a record of excellence in teaching, research/scholarship, and service required for appointment at the rank of associate professor
  • Minimum of 8 years full-time teaching experience at the college/university level (5 of which are at the associate professor level) and a high level of scholarship for appointment at the rank of professor
  • Active Georgia Registered Professional Nurse license by August 1, 2014
  • Commitment to recruiting, advising, retaining, and mentoring qualified students

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice degree for appointment teaching in the DNP program
  • A minimum of one year full-time college teaching experience for rank of Assistant Professor
  •  Experience working with a diverse student body
  • Certification in a specialty area (including, but not limited to, women’s health nursing, leadership and health care policy, mental health nursing, adult health nursing, critical care nursing, pediatric nursing, family nurse practitioner)
  • Experience in online instruction and development
  • Experience in teaching graduate level courses in research, scholarship and health policy

Screening of applications begins October 15, 2013, and continues until the position is filled.  The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2014. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least five (5) professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

                                    Dr. Sharon Radzyminski, Search Chair, Search 67156

                                    School of Nursing

                                    Georgia Southern University

                                    P. O. Box 8158

                                    Statesboro GA 30460-8158

                                    Electronic mail:

                                    Telephone:  912-478-5455

More information about the institution is available through or .  Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.

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Contract Period: 
9 months
CIP Discipline Code: 
Nursing/Registered Nurse
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Required Qualifications
1 year
Special Requirements: 
Active Georgia Registered Professional Nurse License by August 1, 2014
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Position Starting Date: 
Friday, August 1, 2014
Recruitment Data
Search Chair: 
Dr. Sharon Radzyminski
Phone Number: 
(912) 478-5455
Vacancy Status: 
Filled Position
Clearinghouse Used: 
Filled by: 
Carole Bennett
Y - Citizen
Ethnic Origin: 
Date Position Filled: 
Friday, March 7, 2014
Employment Effective: 
Friday, August 1, 2014

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

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-7820

Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Sheila England, System Coordinator