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Tennessee Tech University

Location: CookevilleTN 38505 Document ID: AB233-BJYK Posted on: 2017-06-1506/15/2017 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, Whitson-Hester School of Nursing, Tennessee Technological University.

Full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position to begin August 1, 2018.

Tennessee Technological University is located on the picturesque Cumberland Plateau in Cookeville, a city with a population of 30,000, located between Nashville and Knoxville and approximately a 1.5 hour drive from Chattanooga. The University enrolls approximately 10,500 students in the colleges of Agriculture and Human Ecology, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Founded in 1980, the BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and maintains full approval by the Tennessee Board of Nursing. Approximately 500 students are enrolled in pre-nursing, upper-division, and graduate programs. The Whitson-Hester School is located in a 65,500 sq. ft. building with state-ofthe-art classrooms and simulation laboratories. Clinical experiences are in local community hospitals, health departments, schools, community mental health centers, and other community agencies. Opportunities exist for both rural and urban experiences. Occasionally, students and faculty travel to metropolitan areas, 80-100 miles for clinical experiences. The Whitson-Hester School of Nursing participates in the online MSN degree program offered through a consortium of universities through TNeCampus. The MSN program is fully accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Beginning Fall 2017, the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing, in partnership with East Tennessee State University's School of Nursing, will offer a joint DNP degree program.

QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in nursing (i.e., PhD in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, or Doctor of Science in Nursing) from an accredited institution. The Search Committee will consider a doctoral candidate nearing completion of his/her program of study, and candidate will be required to submit requisite documentation of program progression. Prior clinical and/or didactic teaching experience in BSN or graduate program. A current Tennessee nursing license or eligible to obtain Tennessee nursing license. Preferred: Experience in acute care adult, pediatrics, or mental health nursing and/or nursing certification in specialty area. Experience in conducting and or facilitating various levels of simulation in respective specialty area. Technological literacy including management of electronic medical records, on-line course delivery methods, and distance learning. Experience in graduate level teaching.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Clinical and didactic teaching in BSN or graduate program. Academic advisement, community and faculty service, and scholarly activities consistent with Whitson-Hester School of Nursing mission and vision, including Boyer’s Model of Scholarship and the mission of the University. Commitment to recruiting, advising, retaining, and mentoring qualified students. Opportunities for clinical practice. Ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the School and University.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include the accumulation of one sick leave day per month and thirteen University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits. Deferred income and benefits over 12 months.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants will be required to apply online at https://jobs.tntech.edu and electronically upload a letter of application addressing the qualifications and essential functions, and describing teaching and research interests; curriculum vitae; copies of all transcripts (official transcripts for all degrees conferred required upon hire); and names and email addresses of three professional references at time of application. If selected for interview, references will be contacted via email to provide a reference letter. Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required documents are incomplete and will not be considered.

APPLICATION SCREENING DATE: Screening will begin August 1, 2017; open until filled. Tennessee Tech University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, disability, age (40 and over), status as a protected veteran, genetic information or any other category protected by federal or state law. Inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies should be directed to equity@tntech.edu.



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