Job Details

Columbus State University
  • Position Number: 2325147
  • Location: Columbus, GA
  • Position Type: Medicine - Nursing

Limited-Term Instructor or Assistant Professor of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Job ID: 228560
Location: Columbus State University
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
The School of Nursing at Columbus State University graduates a diverse body of nearly 150 students annually. It offers a traditional BSN for students seeking an RN license and three online degree programs: an RN-BSN for licensed RNs with an Associate degree; a Master of Science in Nursing (education, leadership, and information tracks); and a Master of Science in Nursing in Family Nurse Practitioner. International opportunities are available as study abroad in Ireland, and student service in Ecuador. Currently, over 85 percent of our nursing graduates pass the NCLEX, the National Nursing Licensure Exam, a testament to the quality of the program and faculty.

Columbus State University provides a creative, deeply personal and relevant college experience, which values diversity and inclusion in all forms. The University aspires to have faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Columbus region. Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, Columbus State thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment. Students at Columbus State University find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. Just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus State University is a proud member of the University System of Georgia, enrolling more than 8,200 students in a wide variety of degree programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education. Among public regional universities in the South, Columbus State University recently ranked No. 46 in the Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News & World Report and No. 1 in the Best Online Colleges in Georgia for providing the best opportunities and value for students seeking online training and educational programs by the Affordable Colleges Online.

Columbus State University has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence - the Spencer House - in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University, visit our website at

Job Summary
The School of Nursing in the College of Education and Health Professions at Columbus State University invites applications for a Limited-Term or Assistant Professor of Nursing in Psychiatric Mental Health. The position is a nine-month, non-tenure track faculty position and the start date is August 1, 2021.

Responsibilities will include: teaching undergraduate psychiatric mental health nursing courses, face-to-face and online; mentoring students; working collaboratively with area clinical and hospital staff; performing service and administrative tasks necessary to ensure excellence in nursing education at Columbus State University; and contributing to scholarly activity in the field through research, presentation and publications. The successful candidate will be able to foster an environment of professionalism and collaboration, work in continuous improvement of nursing preparation and research, demonstrate exceptional ability to function as part of a team with university faculty and the community of practice, and engage in practices that support the University's focus on student engagement and active learning.

Required Qualifications
Required qualifications include a Master's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university is required. The successful candidate must possess at least three years of quality nursing experience in a psychiatric mental health or specialty environment; be licensed or eligible for RN licensure in Georgia; have college level teaching in nursing and working with diverse populations; and possess an understanding of technology as a tool for effective teaching.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates who have an earned doctorate in nursing or a related field; evidence of successful teaching at the college level in both traditional, simulation, and online environments; and previous teaching experience in the academic and/or clinical environment.

Required Documents to Attach
Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:
  • Cover Letter of Application addressing how the applicant meets the required and preferred qualifications.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcripts (Official Transcripts must be received prior to second round interview. Unofficial Transcripts may be submitted for early consideration. Official electronic transcripts are preferred and should be sent to Dr. Jan Burcham, Associate Dean, at Paper official transcripts should be addressed to Dr. Jan Burcham, COEHP, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Copy of recent paper presentation or publication.
  • Contact information (current email and telephone number) of three persons willing to serve as references.

Contact Information
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jan Burcham, Associate Dean, College of Education and Health Professions, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; Phone: 706-507-8519; or email to

Conditions of Employment
A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Please Note: Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.

Special Applicant Instructions
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University's online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, any international transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to submission.

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