Chair, Department of Nursing
Carson-Newman University, 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, www.cn.edu.
Carson-Newman employs faculty and staff who are actively supportive of its aim as an institution with a Christian commitment.
Carson-Newman University invites applicants for the position of Chair, Department of Nursing and Behavioral Health. The position is full-time, 12 month, tenure-track to begin July 1, 2013.
The ideal candidate for the position will have an earned doctorate in nursing. Candidate must hold or be eligible for an unencumbered Tennessee RN license and have a minimum of 2 years clinical experience and 3 years administrative experience. National certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner is recommended.
The Chair, Department of Nursing and Behavioral Health will have a demonstrated history of excellence in leadership and teaching. The ideal candidate will demonstrate effective communication skills, excellence in mentoring and role modeling for faculty and students, implement current professional standards, 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 program offers a traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and BSN with minor in Military Leadership (Army ROTC). The Graduate Studies in Nursing program offers an MSN with emphasis as Family Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Educator.
The rank and salary will be commensurate with educational preparation and experience. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
To be considered, please send a letter of interest, references, and current vitae to:
Dr. Naomi Larsen, Associate Provost
2130 Branner Avenue, C-N Box 71989
Jefferson City, TN 37760
Phone: (865) 471-3471
Fax: (865) 471-3502