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Athens State University
  • Position Number: 2180018
  • Location: Athens, AL
  • Position Type: Medicine - Nursing

Assistant Professor of Nursing, tenure-track

Athens State University

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Job Duties:
SUMMARY: The College of Arts and Sciences (COAS) at Athens State University invites applications and nominations for a tenure/tenure track Assistant Professor of Nursing. Faculty at Athens State University support the University's mission of providing student-centered, quality education and are committed to the success of our students, and the university. This involves teaching effectiveness, research and scholarly/creative activities, institutional service, professional and community service, student advising and involvement (teaching faculty only), and professional effectiveness (library faculty). During the 9-month contract (12-month for library faculty) of employment, faculty members are expected to be available to assist and work with students and respond to departmental, college, and institutional needs. The teaching load for full-time faculty during the academic year is 12 undergraduate semester hours per semester or 9 graduate semester hours per semester, or a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses equivalent to 12 undergraduate semester hours per semester.

Duties: In addition to adhering to the general faculty guidelines, as specified by Athens State University, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Provost/VPAA, duties include:

  • Serve as chief nursing administrator of the RN to BSN program
  • Teach a variety of upper-division (junior/senior) courses in support of programs in Nursing, Health Science, Health Care Administration, Health and Wellness Management, and Public Health in traditional, blended, and online course delivery formats
  • Coordinate, plan, and develop new curricula in nursing and health-related programs, including planning for eventual development of MSN program
  • Develop and deliver courses in a variety of modes, including traditional, blended, and online courses that ensure quality and effective assessment
  • Work with a range of students in nursing and health programs to assist them in achieving academic and career success
  • Engage in professional development and/or scholarship appropriate for a teaching institution to maintain currency in disciplinary field(s)
  • Maintain office hours and advising students
  • Serve on committees and accreditation efforts as needed
  • Contribute to the University's mission in terms of undergraduate teaching, research, creative activities, etc.,
  • Assume any other professional duties and responsibilities as assigned by administrative personnel

    Required Qualifications:
    Minimum of a Masters degree in nursing Education or a Master of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution
    Hold Certified Nurse Educator designation
    Minimum of 5 years of college-level teaching experience

    An earned Ph.D., DNSc, or DNS in Nursing or closely related health care field
    Experience working with health care agencies, such as hospitals, health clinics, and community health organizations
    Experience with nursing and health program accreditation

    Salary Schedule:
    Salary Band: AS166
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    Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    Special Instructions to Applicants
    Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position. Upon an offer of employment, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted. Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

    Please provide contact information for three professional references on your application.

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

    About Athens State University
    Located in historic Athens, Alabama, Athens State University offers junior and senior-level coursework to community college graduates and transfer students holding sufficient credits from other institutions. Presently, over 3,100 students have selected Athens State because of its neighborly environment where 50 majors and degree programs are offered, with courses taught by a supportive and exceptional faculty. Approximately 80% of the students are enrolled in at least one online course. The typical student is a working adult who commutes. Recently, the University was featured in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by for four online programs including computer science, accounting, education and human resources. The University offers undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Teacher Preparation, and Business. The University employs more than 350 full and part-time employees with approximately 90 full-time faculty members in three colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education. Seventy-five percent of the full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
    Athens, Alabama is located in north Alabama equidistant between Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL. Athens is home to several events and festivals that have been featured as the Southeast Tourism Societys Top 20 Events in the Southeast including the Athens Storytelling Festival and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.

    In accordance with Athens State University Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from that criminal background check.

    Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or participation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries or concerns may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Support Services, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611, 256- 233-8175.

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