School of Nursing

College of Health and Human Services

Assistant Professors, Community/Adult Health

Vacancy: #14F057-8
Position # 6877 & 1098

The School of Nursing, within the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), invites applications for full-time tenure track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, in the areas of community and adult health.  One position will be responsible primarily for classroom and clinical teaching in the pre-licensure program. The other positions will be responsible for developing and teaching online courses in the RN-BS program, with some classroom and clinical teaching across the BS and MSN curriculum possible. All positions will have expectations for advising students, maintaining a program of research/scholarship, performing professional and community service and outreach, and contributing to ongoing program evaluation and improvement. These positions will begin in August, 2014.

Applicants must have a master’s degree in nursing, a doctorate in nursing or related field (or doctoral degree completion by August 1, 2014), a minimum of 3 years of practice experience in community and/or adult health, and eligible for North Carolina licensure. Preference will be given to candidates who provide evidence of a defined area of scholarship and have specialty certification. Prior teaching experience with pre-licensure students (for one position) and RN-BS students online (other positions) is also preferred. Certification as a Nurse Practitioner and experience teaching health policy will be a plus.

The School of Nursing has an outstanding legacy of serving the people of southeastern N.C. through education, scholarship and service. The SON is dedicated to excellence in the development of health care professionals through in-depth education, professional partnerships, applied research, regional engagement and community outreach and impact. The SON is located in the three year old McNeill Hall, a state-of-the-art facility that includes offices, classrooms, a large lecture hall, computer laboratories, student success areas and learning commons, and the Simulation Learning Center. The Simulation Learning Center uses high, medium and low fidelity human patient simulators as a teaching and learning tool for nursing education. Through the use of simulation, we strive to create a realistic environment and a powerful learning experience that promotes cognitive, affective, physical and social development of the student as well as the incorporation of inter-professional collaborative experiences for students across the degree programs in the College.

The SON offers the following degrees programs: BS Nursing, MS in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner), RN/BS Nursing online program, BS Clinical Research, MS in Clinical Research and Product Development, and Post Master Certificates in Family Nurse Practice and Nurse Education. A Doctorate of Nursing Practice is in the planning phase. Over 450 undergraduate and 120 graduate students are enrolled in programs within the SON. Currently, the SON has 35 full-time faculty. During the recently completed capital campaign, “The Campaign for UNCW: Soaring to Greatness,” $3,984,238.00 was raised to support programs, scholarships and establishment of three Distinguished Professorships, two of which have recently been filled with outstanding faculty.

The College of Health and Human Services was created in July 2010 to provide UNCW with a new mechanism to link and focus its health-related research, professional continuing education, and health knowledge dissemination and application. In the formative stage of development, the CHHS is currently home to three professional schools: School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work.  This is an outstanding opportunity to join a dynamic College that seeks to be nationally recognized for its inter-professional collaboration, community engagement and impact, and implementation science. The faculty, staff and students of the CHHS are committed to the pursuit of excellence and enhancing health and quality of life across the lifespan for individuals, families and communities in southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

UNCW is one of 17 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina system, with an enrollment of 13,733. It offers 52 undergraduate, 38 master’s, and two doctoral degree programs. At UNCW, passionate and engaged teaching, learning and research are valued. UNCW, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. UNCW is unique in its dedication to combining a commitment to excellence in teaching with research opportunities for student involvement. Located in the port city of Wilmington, the university is situated between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean.

To apply, please complete the online application process available on the Web at http://consensus.uncw.edu. A letter of application, a curriculum vitae detailing teaching, research, service experience, and contact information for three professional references should be addressed to Dr. Anne-Marie Goff, Search Committee Chairperson, School of Nursing, and attached to the online application - not emailed, mailed, or faxed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Jonia Smith at (910) 962-3203 or smithja@uncw.edu . Priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 1, 2014; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. More information about the institution is available through http://www.uncw.edu/.

UNCW is an EEO/AA Employer. UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


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