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Faculty Position in Undergraduate Nursing – Psychiatric / Mental Health (Jackson)

Full-time Faculty Position
Campus: Jackson

Union University seeks a qualified individual for the Faculty of Undergraduate Nursing – Psychiatric / Mental Health for the Jackson, TN campus.  Rank/salary commensurate with education and experience.

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 and Hendersonville, Tenn. Union University currently enrolls more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 40 states and 30 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. Union was also recently recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” one of only 30 four-year institutions to receive this honor roll designation.

Position Description:

Instruction

  • Designs cognitive, affective and psychomotor strategies and techniques in classroom and clinical areas to enhance learning of students in accordance with the curriculum established by 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 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 on 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 the 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.

Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with Master of Nursing degree is required. Preference will be given to candidates holding a DNP or Ph.D. The earned degree must be from a regionally accredited institution that is appropriate for area of teaching according to accreditation standards of Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Demonstrated clinical experience in psychiatric / mental health nursing 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 state of Tennessee.

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.

To Apply:

Interested individuals may access an application below.  Send the completed application, resume, and a letter expressing interest to: Human Resources, Union University, 1050 Union University Drive, Jackson, TN 38305, or by fax to 731-661-5177, or via e-mail to hrdept@uu.edu.

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