Future Students:


Available Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing - Mt. Pleasant, SC (14-29)


The Department of Nursing (DON) is accepting applications for one tenure-track faculty position.  The successful candidate will teach primarily in the FMU RN to BSN track at the Mt. Pleasant, SC site.  This is a tenure-eligible, nine-month position, with possibility of summer teaching contracts.  The successful candidate will report to the Chair of the Nursing Department.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching in the FMU RN to BSN program in Mt. Pleasant, SC;
  • Participating in collaborative initiatives and research that involve students, community partners, and faculty;
  • Mentoring and advising students;
  • Preparing course syllabus, grade reports, and class rolls (and providing DON a file copy);
  • Participating in departmental and university meetings, in person or via the web, with course faculty to review and revise course materials as needed, evaluate students' progress, problem solve other course-related issues, and assure quality outcomes;
  • Communicating with Administrative Associate for needed resources;
  • Communicating with the Curriculum or Nursing Graduate Committee proposed changes in course titles, descriptions, or objectives;
  • Collaborating with all course faculty to select textbooks and other learning materials and submitting all requests for textbooks to the DON Administrative Associate;
  • Arranging for required readings and other learning materials to be available on the web from the library;
  • Confirming existing student clinical placements and identifying new clinical sites if needed;
  • Providing the Department Chair with information each semester regarding student/clinical preceptor and clinical site;
  • Confirming with clinical agencies each semester the specific data regarding student placement, course objectives, student evaluation process, and other information pertinent to placement;
  • Assuring completion of necessary student records and reports and forward to DON;
  • Reporting midterm warnings to the Student Services Coordinator for processing.  Keeping Track Coordinator informed of any concerns or problems;
  • Ensuring that evaluation information is collected, analyzed, and reported to the Evaluation and Program Improvement Committee each semester.  Process includes evaluation of site, preceptors, and course;
  • Role modeling professional behavior and appearance;
  • Retaining student papers and any other paperwork, and projects on which students are evaluated for the length of time as University policy designates; and
  • Participating in student recruitment activities.


  • Earned Doctorate in Nursing (Ph.D. or DNP) preferred; ABD considered; Master of Science in Nursing required;
  • Certified as a nurse educator (CNE) preferred;
  • Teaching experience preferred;
  • Experience in practice (at least two years); and
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching, advising, and mentoring.

Start Date: August 2014

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: 1) Provide a letter of interest (referencing Position Number 14-29); 2) FMU Faculty Application; 3) curriculum vitae; 4) copies of all transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate); and 5) three letters of reference.

Send Application Packet 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.

Click here to obtain the FMU Faculty Application.

To obtain information about the State of South Carolina and support services for state employees, please visit http://www.fmarion.edu/about/hrlinks.


An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution

Last Published: March 17, 2014 3:45 PM
Empowered by Extend, a school software solution from