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Faculty in Nursing - Undergraduate, Jackson

Company: Union University
Location: Jackson
Posted on: January 23, 2023

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Faculty in Nursing - Undergraduate, Jackson

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Position Information

Position Title Faculty in Nursing - Undergraduate, Jackson Division Nursing - Undergraduate (DIV) Department Nursing - Undergraduate, Jackson Location Jackson Job Summary

This position is responsible for serving as a full-time faculty member in the School of Nursing on Union University's Jackson campus. Full-time contracts are 12-month contracts. Appointed to rank and tenure status by the Provost.

About Union University

Union University is a private, coeducational liberal arts-based university offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. The campus is located in Jackson, Tenn. (80 miles northeast of Memphis) with additional campuses in Germantown, Hendersonville, and Memphis, Tenn. Union University currently enrolls about 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 48 states and 15 countries. Union University stands as a national leader among colleges and universities in promoting a Christian worldview and a Christ-centered approach to education. Union is consistently ranked among the nation's premier Christian universities and has been recognized as a top-tier institution each year since 1997 by U.S. News & World Report, which also recognized Union at a national level for undergraduate teaching excellence.

Essential Job Duties


* Designs cognitive, affective, and psychomotor strategies and techniques in classroom and clinical areas to enhance the learning of students in accordance with the curriculum established by the faculty of the School of Nursing. The strategies and techniques should be derived with the intent to deliver an excellence-driven, Christ-centered, people-focused, and future-directed learning methodology.
* Implements theoretical and/or clinical instruction in one or more courses and/or special studies offered each semester as assigned by the appropriate Chair.
* Demonstrates a Christ-centered and person-focused professional nurse role model of teacher, mentor, advocate, practitioner, collaborator, researcher and resource person.
* Serves as course/program liaison to clinical agencies and community organizations which are used for students' clinical experiences.
* Plans clear course outcomes. Assesses records related to evaluation of student outcomes and course grades. Meets with students in the current instructional group.
* Maintains regular office hours.

Student Motivation and Relationships

* Creates activities to assist students to develop critical thinking skills. Facilitate/guides the progress of students toward achievement of course and program outcomes. Makes relevant and realistic course assignments.
* Demonstrates interest in the personal and professional growth of students. Maintains effective interpersonal relationships with students. Demonstrates concern for student progress. Interacts with students in a respectful manner.
* Meets with student academic advisees as needed; maintains advisee's academic file; collaborates with others in student or school-related activities; and sponsors student organizations on a rotating basis.

Professional Responsibilities

* Participates in university committees as assigned. Participates in program planning and School of Nursing standing and ad hoc committees as designated by the Dean.
* Applies Christian standards and attitudes in relationships among cohorts, faculty, staff, and students. Contributes to a positive work climate and team effort within the school. Maintains effective interpersonal relationships with full and part-time faculty, staff, nursing service, and all other persons having a direct impact on the program.
* Maintains nursing skills and knowledge through formal and informal channels at current levels of accepted practice; participates in professional organizations and scholarly activities; demonstrates scholarship through the engagement of intellectual inquiry to further the profession of nursing. Attends professional meetings, workshops, and/or conventions; takes part in campus and community activities related to the discipline of nursing.
* Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner; submits budget and textbook requests for assigned courses by the posted deadlines; and assists with Pre-Registration and Registration as necessary.

Other Job Duties Required Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master of Nursing degree is required. The earned degree must be from a regionally accredited institution that is appropriate for the area of teaching according to accreditation standards of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Demonstrated clinical experience in Medical-Surgical is also required. This position requires an individual with prior experience in client care, teaching experience at the appropriate level of nursing education, and who is eligible for licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Tennessee.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates holding a DNP or Ph.D.

Christian Requirement

Successful candidates must be professing Christians who are active members of a local church, enthusiastically support Union University's Identity, Mission, and Core Values, and articulate a Christian worldview in their work and life. (Union University's Identity, Mission, and Core Values is a link to https://www.uu.edu/about/what-we-believe.cfm)

Physical Requirements

The work performed by this position is of a general office and classroom nature. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to perform the following:

* Speaking and hearing ability to sufficiently communicate in person or over the telephone.
* Walk from office to the classroom and from one campus office to another office/building on campus.
* Spend extended periods of time sitting and standing with occasional instances of bending and stooping. Classroom and laboratory settings require periods of standing and sitting for the duration of class (1 to 3 hours).
* Ability to lift and carry files and materials, handle various types of media and equipment, occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, unless otherwise specified.
* Have adequate vision, hearing, and manual dexterity to read words and numbers and interact with people in person, on the phone, through a computer, and in writing. Requires the ability to identify, observe, and assess visual color discrimination and depth perception.
* Ability to reach with hands and arms; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls (e.g. mouse, keyboard, telephone, lab equipment). Sufficient hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F046P Special Instructions to Applicants

Documents to Apply

Required Documents

Optional Documents

* Resume
* Cover Letter
* Transcripts
* Letter of Recommendation (1)
* Curriculum Vitae
* Other (1)

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