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Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing (13-51)


The Nursing Program is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position. The successful candidates will teach in the undergraduate and possibly in the graduate program.


Qualifications: Earned Doctorate in Nursing [Ph.D. or DNP] required or completion within one year; Certified as a nurse educator (CNE) preferred; Teaching experience preferred; Experience in clinical practice; Commitment to excellence in teaching, advising, and mentoring.        


Start Date: August 2013


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

1) Teaching in a medical surgical course.

2) Participating in collaborative initiatives and research that involve students, community partners, and faculty.

3) Mentoring and advising students.

4) Preparing course syllabus examinations and tests, key, grade reports, and class rolls (and providing Department of Nursing a file copy).

5) Participating in departmental and university meetings with course faculty to review and revise course materials as needed, evaluate students' progress, problem solve other course-related issues, and assure quality outcomes.

6) Communicating with Administrative Specialist for needed classroom and laboratory space. 

7) Communicating with the curriculum or Nursing Graduate Committee proposed changes in course titles, descriptions, or objectives. 

8) Collaborating with all course faculty to select textbooks and other learning materials and submitting all requests for textbooks to the DON Administrative Specialist. 

9) Arranging for required readings and other learning materials to be placed on reserve in the library.

10) Confirming existing student clinical placements and identifying new clinical sites if needed.

11) Identifying clinical faculty to teach courses and submit in writing to department chair numbers of faculty needed for clinical coverage.

12) Providing the Department Chair with information each semester regarding student/clinical preceptor and clinical site.

13) Confirming with clinical agencies each semester the specific data regarding student placement, course objectives, student evaluation process, and other information pertinent to placement.

14) Advising students as assigned.

15) Assuring completion of necessary student records and reports and forward to DON.

16) Reporting midterm warnings to the Student Services Coordinator for processing.  Keeping Track Director informed of any concerns or problems.

17) Ensuring that evaluation information is collected, analyzed, and reported to the Evaluation and Program Improvement Committee each semester.  This process includes evaluation of clinical faculty, site, preceptors, and course. 

18) Role modeling professional behavior and appearance.

19) Retaining student papers, scantron sheets, one copy of all tests and any other paperwork, and projects on which students are evaluated for the length of time as University policy designates.

20) Participating in student recruitment activities.


Position Type: Full-time (9-month)


Formal Accountability: Reports to the Chair of the Nursing Department   


Professional Development: Francis Marion provides generous support for conference travel when presenting. Summer research stipends are available on a competitive basis. 


Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Application Process: Provide a letter of interest (referencing position #13-51); FMU faculty application; curriculum vitae; copies of all transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate); and three (3) letters of reference.   


            Send all material to:

            Dr. Charlene Wages

            Vice President for Administration

            Francis Marion University

            PO Box 100547

            Florence, SC 29502-0547       


Minorities and Women are strongly encouraged to apply.


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Last Published: August 30, 2013 10:25 AM
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