Assistant Professor of 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 University invites applicants for an Assistant Professor of Nursing in the Department of Nursing.  The position is full-time, nine-month, tenure-track to begin August 13, 2014.

Candidates for the position must 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. 

Carson-Newman employs faculty and staff who are actively supportive, through a local church, of its aim as a university 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 University and Departmental missions, be a collegial member of the institution at all levels, participate in professional and scholarly activities, and provide service to the University 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:

Associate Provost

Carson-Newman University

2130 Branner Avenue, Box 71989

Jefferson City, TN  37760 

Phone:  (865) 471-3471


Fax:  (865) 471-3502


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