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Program Director of MSN


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,www.cn.edu.

Carson-Newman University invites applicants for the position Program Director of MSN in the Department of Nursing. The position is a Full-Time, 11-month contract, tenure-track. to begin August 2018 or earlier.

Candidates for the position must have: Minimum doctorate in nursing or related field from a regionally accredited institution. Must have an earned MSN and BSN.

At least three years of experience in full-time teaching in a professional nursing program including experience with on-line teaching. The equivalent of three years of full-time practice experience as a nurse practitioner. Registered nurse licensure and licensure as an advanced practice nurse in the State of Tennessee. Maintain national certification as a nurse practitioner.

Active participation in professional nursing organizations. Attendance at continuing education offerings appropriate to teaching, nursing practice, and nursing education. Contribution to professional, academic journals, or other similar kinds of contributions.

Critical Skills: punctuality, organization, positive customer service, clear and succinct oral and written communication, strong interpersonal communication skills, ability to work within teams, ability to prioritize work assignments in a fast-paced environment, ability to plan and execute strategic initiatives and to meet deadlines, high performance standard of achievement, self-motivated, and self-controlled. Proficient in the use of appropriate technology (Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook, and Excel, the University LMS, the University digital documents solution, etc.).

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 Program Director of MSN will lead course development and assessment, program marketing and student recruitment, faculty hiring and evaluations, and collaboration with the Nursing Department, Adult and Graduate Studies, and other key university departments to plan, promote, grow, and sustain a vibrant, academically rigorous, and successful MSN program. Some teaching in the candidate’s field is also expected.

The rank and salary will be commensurate with educational preparation and experience. Group life and health insurance as well as a 401K retirement plan are available on a participating basis.

Only complete application packets will be considered. A complete application packet will include a letter of interest, a statement of Christian faith, a statement of teaching philosophy, references, and current vitae. Please send the packet electronically to:

Email: facultyrecruiting@cn.edu

Human Resources, Attn: Faculty Recruiting
Carson-Newman University
Jefferson City, TN 37760


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