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Assistant Professor In nursing

Carson-Newman University is a leading Christian Liberal Arts institution, recently ranked Best Undergraduate Teaching in the South by U.S. News & World Report and received the President's Award for Community Service. Carson-Newman emphasizes academic excellence through innovative teaching, advising, mentoring of students, and service learning.  The campus is located at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and is surrounded by beautiful lakes. More information is available from the university website,

Carson-Newman College invites applicants for an Assistant Professor of Nursing in the Department of Nursing and Behavioral Health.  The position is full-time, nine-month, tenure-track to begin August 12, 2013.

Candidates for the position mush have a minimum of baccalaureate degree in nursing and master’s degree with a major in nursing. An earned doctorate in nursing or a related field is preferred.  Candidate must hold or be eligible for an unencumbered Tennessee RN license and a minimum of 2 years clinical experience within the last 5 years.  National certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner is recommended.

Carson-Newman employs faculty and staff who are actively supportive, through a local church, of its aim as a college with a Christian commitment.

Candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of Nursing will be expected to teach 24 semester hours per year (both classroom and clinical), advise students in the discipline, demonstrate excellence in mentoring and role modeling for students, implement current professional standards in classroom and clinical setting, and maintain active participation in professional nursing organizations.  The candidate will be expected to contribute to the College and Departmental/School missions, be a collegial member of the institution at all levels, participate in professional and scholarly activities, and provide service to the College and to the community-at-large.

The Programs of Undergraduate Studies in Nursing and Graduate Studies in Nursing hold active membership in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.  The Undergraduate Studies in Nursing offers a traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and BSN with minor in Military Leadership (Army ROTC).  The Graduate Studies in Nursing offers an MSN with emphasis as Family Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Educator.

The rank and salary will be commensurate with education preparation and experience. Minorities are encouraged to apply.

To be considered, please send a letter of interest, references, and current vitae to:

Dr. Naomi Larsen, Associate Provost
Carson-Newman College
2130 Branner Avenue, Box 71989
Jefferson City, TN  37760

Phone:  (865) 471-3471
Fax:  (865) 471-3502


posted may 2013