The School of Nursing (SON) http://nursing.wcu.edu is seeking qualified applicants to fill a 0.5 FTE (20 hours per week) 12-month faculty appointment. This position is funded with support from a federal grant and is considered to be time-limited. Continued employment in this position is contingent upon funding availability. We are seeking candidates across the nursing specialties, including but not limited to, adult health, pediatrics, mental health, geriatric health, community health, and simulation.
The successful candidate will have outstanding communication skills, and based on their expertise, clinical, and research expertise, his/her primary responsibilities may include classroom, online and clinical/laboratory teaching. 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.
WCUSON is fully accredited through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The WCUSON 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.
Master's degree in nursing from an accredited program; an unrestricted license as an RN in NC; prior teaching experience, current CPR certification, and two years prior experience in direct patient care as an RN. Applicants must also meet requirements as outlined by the NC Board of Nursing for nurse educators.
Doctoral degree in nursing or related field is preferred. Degree must be from an appropriately accredited institution.
Preference will be given to applicants with medical surgical experience and at least two years teaching experience at the BSN level or higher.
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 Chris Bullock, at 828-227-7467. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
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.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.