Instructor/Assistant Professor of Practice - Nursing - #221868

  • Western Carolina University
  • Cullowhee, NC
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Nursing

Job Description

Position Summary:
The School of Nursing at Western Carolina University (WCU) invites applications for a 12-month, fixed-term faculty position in the School of Nursing. The anticipated beginning work date is August 1, 2022. Rank will either be at the Instructor or Assistant Professor of Practice level.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been selected for hire. The position will be funded by HCA/Mission Hospital and is an initial 1-year appointment that is renewable at the discretion of campus leadership for up to 5 years starting fiscal year 2023 (contingent upon continued funding availability).

The successful candidate will have outstanding communication skills, and based on their expertise, clinical, and research expertise, his/her primary responsibilities may include but is not limited to classroom, online and clinical/laboratory teaching. If desired and appropriate, teaching across the curriculum and programs is a possibility for the candidate. Western Carolina University has adopted the Boyer Model of Scholarship to support its commitment to integrated learning, the scholarship of engagement, and the stewardship of place. Other responsibilities include service on committees and participation in official activities of the School, College, and University.

WCU SON is fully accredited through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The WCU SON programs are located on the Cullowhee campus, housed in the state of the art Health Sciences building, and at the Biltmore Park instructional site in Asheville, North Carolina, with clinical sites across the region in both rural and urban settings.

Minimum Qualifications:
An earned Master's degree in Nursing.

Preferred Qualifications:
An earned doctoral degree in Nursing, national certification as an advanced practice nurse, and 1-2 years of experience teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level in nursing.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
To be considered, you must apply online. Please attach the following: A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a list of three (3) references with contact information, and copies of transcripts from the highest degree earned. For questions or additional information, please contact Terri Durbin, School of Nursing director, ( or 828.227.7467

Carnegie Statement:

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

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