Brief Summary of Work for this Position
The School of Nursing, within the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) seeks candidates for a 9-month non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Lecturer. Upon initial appointment, the primary teaching responsibility will be assigned to undergraduate nursing programs to meet the school teaching needs; however, specific workload assignments will be made at the discretion of the School Director. In addition, all faculty positions have expectations for advising students, performing professional and community service and outreach, and contributing to ongoing program evaluations and improvements. The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an on campus presence as part of the School of Nursing faculty. Appointments begin August 2019.
Faculty qualifications must include a Masters Degree in Nursing and a current RN License in NC or eligibility for licensure in NC are expected as part of the hiring process.
Preference will be given to candidates who have experience or certification in acute and chronic care, community health, or health policy with prior teaching experience.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The School of Nursing has an outstanding legacy of serving the people of southeastern N.C. through education, scholarship, and service. The SON is dedicated to excellence in the development of health care professionals through in-depth education, professional partnerships, applied research, regional engagement and community outreach and impact. The SON is located in the 9-year-old McNeill Hall, a state-of-the-art facility that includes offices, classrooms, a large lecture hall, computer laboratories, student success areas and learning commons, and the Simulation Learning Center.
The Simulation Learning Center uses high, medium and low fidelity human patient simulators as a teaching and learning tool for nursing education. By using simulation, we strive to create a realistic environment and a powerful learning experience that promotes cognitive, affective, physical and social development of the student, as well as, the incorporation of inter-professional collaborative experiences for students across the degree programs in the College.
The SON offers the following degree programs: BS in Nursing (Prelicensure, RN-BSN online), MS in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Master’s Certificate in Family Nurse Practice, DNP, BS in Clinical Research, MS in Clinical Research and Product Development. Over 2,000 undergraduate and nearly 500 graduate students are enrolled in programs within the SON. Currently, the SON has 80 full-time faculty. The SON’s online bachelor’s degree in nursing program is ranked 8th among 2018’s "Best Online BSN Degrees" by the US News and World Report.
The College of Health and Human Services was created in July 2010 to provide UNCW with a new mechanism to link and focus its health-related research, professional continuing education, and health knowledge dissemination and application. In the formative stage of development, the CHHS is currently home to three professional schools: School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work. The College seeks to be nationally recognized for its inter-professional and collaborative approach to enhancing the health and quality of life of individuals, families, and communities in southeastern North Carolina and beyond. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a faculty that values interprofessional collaboration, community engagement and impact, and implementation science. The faculty, staff and students of the CHHS are committed to the pursuit of excellence and seek a leader that can facilitate continued positive momentum that has been developed over a proud history at UNCW.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.
Priority Consideration Information
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date of May 28, 2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered. Position details and full applicant instructions can be found at https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/13886