Assistant Professor of Nursing

Position ID: 41662
Georgia Southern University
The School of Nursing
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Assistant Professor
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Assistant Professor of Nursing —Search # 67661
Waters College of Health Professions - School of Nursing

The School of Nursing in the Waters College of Health Professions invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Nursing. This position is located on the Statesboro campus, but may require teaching on the campuses.

Georgia Southern University is the state's largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students on three vibrant campuses—the Armstrong campus in Savannah, the Statesboro campus, and the Liberty campus in Hinesville. Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as working citizens.

Since 1906, the University's hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University's mission is the faculty's dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

Within this setting, the mission of the School of Nursing is to prepare a diverse student population to become professional nurses through academic excellence to promote health and enhance the quality of life for citizens in the rural and urban communities they serve. The School of Nursing aspires to be the premier center for academic excellence in professional nursing education for the southeastern United States through transformative learning opportunities that promote a culture of caring and a legacy of lifelong scholarship, leadership, and responsible community service and stewardship. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in charting a new course for nursing education at Georgia Southern University through course and program development, innovative instruction, and formulating academic partnerships that will provide students with state of the art learning experiences.

Position Description Reporting to the Chair of the School of Nursing, the Assistant Professor requires didactic and clinical instruction in undergraduate and graduate courses; participation in student advising and success; participation in ongoing program and curricular assessment; demonstration of continuing professional growth and scholarly development; maintenance of expertise in areas of responsibility; participation and service in departmental, college, and university committees and initiatives. The position is an academic 9/10 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, 2019.
  • Must have an active unencumbered RN licensure in Georgia by August 1, 2019.
  • If a Nurse Practitioner, must have certification and licensure as Nurse Practitioner in Georgia by August 1, 2019.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and learning that is consistent with the College's priorities for the School and mission of the University.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Technological literacy and a commitment to integrate technology into teaching and scholarship.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous teaching experience at the university level in baccalaureate and/or graduate nursing education.
  • Experience in online instruction and development, and human simulation.
  • Experience working with a diverse student body.

Application Procedure:

Screening of applications begins February 1, 2019, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2019. 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 three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Catherine Gilbert, Search Chair, Search # 67661
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-344-3145

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 Vice Provost.

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Nursing/Registered Nurse
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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7912
Fax: (706) 542-2822


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